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Old 08-09-2012, 04:17 PM   #31
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Pass on the helmet light. ( in 25 years of racing in Baja I have never used one)
I second that comment for the most part.
I use one (Baja Designs) but don't turn it on. It's only in case of emergency - lights fail, gotta work on something, wad the main lights up, etc...

Mark, we're old! I must be older 'cuz I can say "in 29 years of racing in Baja" ;-)
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:38 PM   #32
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I second that comment for the most part.
I use one (Baja Designs) but don't turn it on. It's only in case of emergency - lights fail, gotta work on something, wad the main lights up, etc...

Mark, we're old! I must be older 'cuz I can say "in 29 years of racing in Baja" ;-)
No I am Older
"it would be over 30 years of Baja racing "
But I missed a few years after I broke my Back and Hip
Then when I broke my Femur .... OUCH!

But Baja pulls you back in TIME after TIME !!!! ;)
Trying to pull off a Class 50 ride this November!!!
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:09 PM   #33
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I second that comment for the most part.
I use one (Baja Designs) but don't turn it on. It's only in case of emergency - lights fail, gotta work on something, wad the main lights up, etc...

Mark, we're old! I must be older 'cuz I can say "in 29 years of racing in Baja" ;-)
Man I'm thinking eye sight was better in the old days cause i want as much light as I can. Your older eyes must be the better USA made ones and Im stuck with some newer cost cut import model ;)

Also the lights on the 990 are not on the forks so the don't turn with you. It might be nice to light into a turn.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:14 PM   #34
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It was nice meeting you at the Klim Summit. I look forward to following this
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:20 PM   #35
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from my experience watching two friends race the big orange twins in the SS 300 and V2R is watch out for flats!!... buy LOTS tires and wheels.. have them ready!

And good luck!!!
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:33 PM   #36
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We started on Feb 6th and did about a week down there. Were you stopped with another guy on the hwy at the turn off to Bay of LA?[/QUOTE]

I passed LR and his crew, I was headed back north and he was headed south to Bay of LA, I was just north of Coco's, we were close but i don't think we crossed path
good luck I'll be cheering for you on, I'll buy you a beer in La Paz at the finish if I can track you down
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:05 PM   #37
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Also the lights on the 990 are not on the forks so the don't turn with you. It might be nice to light into a turn.
Actually the best set up for a peninsula race is stem mounted like you have. Every now and then a 1000 is twisty enough that fork mounted works good, but overall, an especially to La Paz, stem mounted is the way to go. It handles better without the top heavy feeling and with so many fast miles of flat tracking it keeps the light in line with your rear tire, the direction you're going.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:01 PM   #38
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So my water pump went the other week and I finally got some of my parts. I might as well get it ready for the baja and replace some other parts.


CJDesigns water pump kit, fuel pump kit, slave cylinder kit, 2nd fan, adv pegs, misc


HID bulbs in different temperatures 3000K , 4500K, 5000K, 6000K. I ordered them all in order to test which color is the best on the eyes.


I got both 35W and 55W ballasts in order to test the differences.


Some other pieces... new rear fender (mine is broken), head set bearings, euro light switch, and misc.


Now it's time to put it all together.
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:19 PM   #39
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Dude all I can say is you are one hard man running this solo!! I wish you all the luck and I will see you at the race

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Old 08-23-2012, 10:45 AM   #40
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Last night I changed my water pump. I got the CJDesigns kit and things went pretty smooth.

Open things up


seal is toast


new shaft


the manual calls for heating the housing to 150C so I used to oven to get the bearings out
after about 10 minutes at 150C my IR temp reader reads about the right temperature near the bearings


first one just fell out and the second one needs the C clip removed


needed to make myself a special tool in order to torque the impeller


the hole is for the socket


I had never done it before but it was all pretty straight forward. This CJDesign kit says it's good for 30k miles so I hope that will last the preriding and the race.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:11 AM   #41
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Cool vid you guys made Radek, thanks. Oh ya and good luck going solo on a 500lb bike...your gonna deserve one heck of a beer if you cross the finish line
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:06 PM   #42
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Last night I changed my water pump. I got the CJDesigns kit and things went pretty smooth.
yay, radek!
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:30 PM   #43
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Hey Radek, that was a great video!! Looking forward to meeting you at the race

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Old 08-26-2012, 06:27 PM   #44
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Cool vid you guys made Radek, thanks. Oh ya and good luck going solo on a 500lb bike...your gonna deserve one heck of a beer if you cross the finish line
"IF" I make it that beer better be 4 feet tall or there better be 20 of them!

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yay, radek!
Yeah I was a little busy since you were here so did not get to it till then? So are you racing two up or what? :)

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Hey Radek, that was a great video!! Looking forward to meeting you at the race
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Thanks Brett, I enjoyed your teams preride story. Where are you guys going to stage out of?
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Old 08-26-2012, 06:59 PM   #45
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So I started taking my bike apart to look it over and make some mods....


Found a crack in my rear header pipe. I think this was caused from the couple of times my exhaust strap broke and the bumps transfered weight to the header


So I weld it it up.


I got my bike together and it works...it's the cleanest it's been since I bought it. I made a much more heavy duty pipe strap as the stock Remus one broke on me twice.
So I now have a new clutch, new water pump, new slave cylinder, new shorai battery. The battery weight is a big difference!


Bad news is I have some bolts left over.....good news is I've been trying to lighten the bike up so it's all good!


Got it together friday night and went on a 7 hour rider on single track doing the A and B loops on a local rally. No issues.
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