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Old 01-25-2013, 07:32 PM   #436
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My 450 is getting some attention tomorrow in preparation for race day. The excitement is building!
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:26 PM   #437
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Hey hey....the event schedule is from 2011. Anybody know what time novice orientation will be...I'm hoping it isn't at 10am... I'm stupid that early.

Got my tires in today!!!
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:38 PM   #438
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GOt to get the exhaust back together, just ordered new tires (going to try a MIchelin Desert front, all the cool kids have them) and the spare clutch cable

Thanks to Jack and the Gordons Fire Team I have a fairly good idea if the bike runs, and hopefully we'll get all the way to the end, again
GOt to get some blinkers working.

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Just bought a bench grinder to make that patch look acceptable, and what happnes first thing? It blows a fuse. Naturally there arent any 10A/250v at any Lowes, True value, radio shack, or Napa, but the liquor store did have rum, so success of a sort was pulled from the jaws of defeat.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:53 PM   #439
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Hey hey....the event schedule is from 2011. Anybody know what time novice orientation will be...I'm hoping it isn't at 10am... I'm stupid that early.

Got my tires in today!!!
I'm looking forward to meeting you, been following your RM progress and you seem twisted In a good way of course
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:42 PM   #440
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Is it time to leave for SB yet?

Almost time to take the bike apart right? Or should I wait til the week before? I don't want to waist any time by being ready early.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:31 AM   #441
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I'm looking forward to meeting you, been following your RM progress and you seem twisted In a good way of course
Is there any other?. I think this statement describes anybody in RM. looking forward to it as well!!! Got to go teach a bunch of ladies how to ride...ta ta.

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Old 01-26-2013, 03:11 PM   #442
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Cool2 Valvage

The exhaust valve was out of spec. I wonder if that was causing the lack of peak power last year. Clutch plates are in good shape, however.

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Old 01-26-2013, 04:45 PM   #443
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Jenna : see you there.

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Old 01-26-2013, 04:59 PM   #444
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Is there any other?. I think this statement describes anybody in RM. looking forward to it as well!!! Got to go teach a bunch of ladies how to ride...ta ta.


HAHAHA, that's funny
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:29 PM   #445
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I had a huge milestone today with my 690, it's been a bumpy road and I figured I had to share the story. Some of you know that I DNF'd WV and never made it to BRS because of my 690 running problems. Even Mike Bradway has had some issues. Not being one to give up, I decided to rip out the KTM mystery EFI box and retrofit the Microsquirt system. Thankfully, I've been doing rally type stuff since 1999 and I've met some real talented people over the years. A few of those people helped me tackle this project and I actually rode it today for more than 5 minutes in random parking lots

I spent the afternoon riding on the lake today, trying to get a feel for the fuel/ignition mapping and of course getting comfortable on the ice again. It's been a year! So far so good, She ran great in the sub zero temps and the power was really good, even with a 50-60lb ice tire on the back. Next week, I'll be racing some friends on the ice, which should be the true test.
I'm really looking forward to racing my 690 again, I love this bike!

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Lets hear some bike prep stories or even some interesting rally stories you might have! I have many years worth but would rather hear yours
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Old 01-27-2013, 02:58 AM   #446
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Bike sounds great. Is the Microsquirt smother than the stock EFI.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:32 AM   #447
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I finally installed the Shorai battery in my F800GS....this battery has been sitting on the shelf for a year because of all the stories about failures i keep reading about. Anyhow, this battery definately seems to have more cranking power than the factory battery, and it weighs a whopping 8 lbs. less.

Next on the list is to disconnect and remove the right side brake and caliper assembly. This bike rarely sees any street duties so I really dont need the extra weight. I had already converted the spaghettifront brake line factory design into a simple MX style brake lines soon after I bought the bike new.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:23 PM   #448
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Hey: So far it looks like the turn out for SB is going to be great, 48 Bikes entered already. 12 more and we go to the 30 second start times. . I have enough trouble just doing the minutes.


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Old 01-27-2013, 06:22 PM   #449
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Hey: So far it looks like the turn out for SB is going to be great, 48 Bikes entered already. 12 more and we go to the 30 second start times. . I have enough trouble just doing the minutes.


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And how many more after that for a dead engine hare scramble start?
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:53 PM   #450
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And how many more after that for a dead engine hare scramble start?

Two or three bikes per minute would be exciting but would be a potential nightmare for the timekeepers -->
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