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Old 02-01-2013, 05:14 PM   #31
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They are providing a service and trying to run an American business. Those bills don't pay themselves. Be glad this service is being offered.
i understand that and it is a neat option for those new to dirt and odessa. I think they'd get a lot more hits on the class if the cost was lower. the d100 can be an expensive event with gas, food, bike parts, etc and a lot of people don;t wanna throw an extra $200 on top of that for a few hours of riding the day before the poker runs. that's all i was getting at.

FWIW, the beginners dirt class is WELL worth the money, even if you have dirt experience, it's fun to hoon around on the little 150's.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:51 AM   #32
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Would it be stupid to try and ride to the D100 with normal adventure gear (tent, bag, cooking stuff, etc.), do a Saturday ride and the race Sunday? I'm talking about on a bike like a KTM 690/640, Husky 610/630, or Honda XRL. I plan to go this year for the first time but don't have a trailer or truck.

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Old 02-02-2013, 11:54 AM   #33
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Would it be stupid to try and ride to the D100 with normal adventure gear (tent, bag, cooking stuff, etc.), do a Saturday ride and the race Sunday? I'm talking about on a bike like a KTM 690/640, Husky 610/630, or Honda XRL. I plan to go this year for the first time but don't have a trailer or truck.

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I'd say it can be done, but you're gonna be really tired for your ride home. Also, a truck/trailer is really nice if something happens to our bike rendering it unsafe for the ride home. Why not post up something asking if someone has a spare spot in their rig for your gear?
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:34 PM   #34
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Bump! I've got my parts on the way from Munn to fix my cam bearing in time for this year. It's always been one thing or another but this year I shall be there! Anybody have space on their trailer for a spare bike out of Spokane on Friday?

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Old 03-07-2013, 07:08 AM   #35
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Anyone have experience running a trials tire in the race? Thinking about a Pirelli on a KTM 250 2T.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:39 AM   #36
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PM me your phone number, we'll get it fingered out on the Bike...


Trials tire...I was curious about that myself. Never run one on a dirt bike before....wasn't sure if this was the race to get used to it.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:44 AM   #37
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I have a trials tire on the back of my 625 and I LOVE it. I've used it at the Beverly dunes and at horn rapids. I'm really excited to see how it does in Odessa. The downside, for me at least, is that they get torn up pretty quick on pavement. Probably a combination of my big ass and my love of wheelies.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:57 AM   #38
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I would be very concerned about pinch flats with a TT, Off course your overall speed will play into that factor.
Ive DNFed the race many many times due to pinch flats, however I have never really had much of a problem during the poker race
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:00 AM   #39
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I'll run at 12psi and I watch the race, I don't participate. I'm there to ride Saturday.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:16 PM   #40
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I have a trials tire on the back of my 625 and I LOVE it. I've used it at the Beverly dunes and at horn rapids. I'm really excited to see how it does in Odessa. The downside, for me at least, is that they get torn up pretty quick on pavement. Probably a combination of my big ass and my love of wheelies.
Which TT are you running? I've heard the same about the Michelin. Rode 450 miles last summer through the desert and woods with a guy that ran the Pirelli TT and it looked amazing afterwards...maybe less wear than my Bridgestone ED78.
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I would be very concerned about pinch flats with a TT, Off course your overall speed will play into that factor.
Ive DNFed the race many many times due to pinch flats, however I have never really had much of a problem during the poker race
I've been running the Tubliss system on my 450 for years now with zero issues. Fixing a puncture is a 5 minute exercise if you take your time. I'm going to install the Tubliss on the 250 and thinking strongly about running a Pirelli TT. Imagine it will be ok as long as the course isn't super muddy.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:23 PM   #42
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Which TT are you running? I've heard the same about the Michelin. Rode 450 miles last summer through the desert and woods with a guy that ran the Pirelli TT and it looked amazing afterwards...maybe less wear than my Bridgestone ED78.
I've got the Pirelli. It looked fine after 60 miles of dirt. 10 miles of street were not so easy on them.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:30 PM   #43
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Not the race, but I ran a Pirelli MT43 on my CRF450 in the Iron Man poker run and it was great! I ran 16psi and had great traction, no troubles.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:16 PM   #44
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I've watched the D100 come and go for years without participating. Thinking about checking it off the bucket list this year (finally). Got a few rider buds half talked into it. Heading out on a ride with them tomorrow and will see if I can finish them off.

I'll be watching this one with some interest.
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My best advice... get a good start and watch out for them imbedded rocks... they sneak up on ya! Have fun!
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:30 PM   #45
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I'm talking about on a bike like a KTM 690/640, Husky 610/630, or Honda XRL. I plan to go this year for the first time but don't have a trailer or truck.
The XR650L doesn't qualify for the ADV class, too little displacement : (

I will be there for the poker run on my XR650L with a buddy riding my DR350.

Hope to see ya out there!
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