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Old 11-01-2012, 12:50 PM   #121
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from reading your threads, this is what I imagine a ride with you and Pilo to be like




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Old 11-01-2012, 01:29 PM   #122
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They do all sorts of suspension work as well as makes what I like to call MAGIC suspension oil. Here is a list of the benefits and I can vouch for everyone of them. I didn't believe it but it was recommended by a fellow rider that I trust so I tried it and was blown away by the difference.
Ok, I bought 18 ozs of their SPI-3 magic oil on your recommendation, frog. I hope it helps reduce the stiction in my Street bike. Being the cheap bastid that I am, I'm not used to paying 20 bucks for a little over a pint of shock oil.

BTW, good luck with the Ironman 1000 effort.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:56 PM   #123
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Ok, I bought 18 ozs of their SPI-3 magic oil on your recommendation, frog. I hope it helps reduce the stiction in my Street bike. Being the cheap bastid that I am, I'm not used to paying 20 bucks for a little over a pint of shock oil.

BTW, good luck with the Ironman 1000 effort.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:54 AM   #124
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Getting Closer

Lots of little things to finish up, but the bike is getting closer.

Yep a couple of nights ago Matt came over and we started the Mousse session by taking off an old Bstone Gritty with a Mousse inside. For those who have never done this, prepare for an experience like trying to open a beer bottle with a wet noodle. I was ready to cut the thing off with a disc grinder. After a bit we got all of the wheels ready to go.



The bike is coming together and I'm feeling confident it is going to be solid for the Frogger.



Dropped some sponsors on the rear fender.



The weather has been so sickeningly nice here I was working with the door open and the tunes rolling. My neighbors love me on the grinder late at night. The mess is actually getting smaller! Engine break in soon...



Oh and in that video am I the drugged out law breaker with the bad teeth or sexually ambiguous blond mullet monster?
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:14 AM   #125
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This is so cool! Reminds me a great deal of what we went through this summer preparing for the ISDE. For those that have never prepped for a huge event like Baja, ISDE, Dakar, etc., it's amazing how many of the little details there are to stress about.

Phil, you are truly a good man to jump in and help out Frog with all the bike prep. What a huge burden taken off him. You should have hollered when you were doing mousses.....I've got a 17 year old that "loves" to change mousse bibs now, go figure, and we've also got a pretty sweet changer that makes the process a whole lot less painful.

Frog....do you have any of those cool T-shirts for sale, or are they limited edition for crew while down there in Baja?

Keep up the great work and preparation. Can't wait to see this all play out. I'm a sucker for a good race story.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:38 AM   #126
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This is just hilarious: while Frog was cursing the mousse installation I was thinking your brave-hearted son should be there helping. Great thread and I'd buy a T-Shirt as well since my geezer check arrived. I'll keep following. Ride safe and ride fast!

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This is so cool! Reminds me a great deal of what we went through this summer preparing for the ISDE. For those that have never prepped for a huge event like Baja, ISDE, Dakar, etc., it's amazing how many of the little details there are to stress about.

Phil, you are truly a good man to jump in and help out Frog with all the bike prep. What a huge burden taken off him. You should have hollered when you were doing mousses.....I've got a 17 year old that "loves" to change mousse bibs now, go figure, and we've also got a pretty sweet changer that makes the process a whole lot less painful.

Frog....do you have any of those cool T-shirts for sale, or are they limited edition for crew while down there in Baja?

Keep up the great work and preparation. Can't wait to see this all play out. I'm a sucker for a good race story.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:43 PM   #127
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This is so cool! Reminds me a great deal of what we went through this summer preparing for the ISDE. For those that have never prepped for a huge event like Baja, ISDE, Dakar, etc., it's amazing how many of the little details there are to stress about.

Phil, you are truly a good man to jump in and help out Frog with all the bike prep. What a huge burden taken off him. You should have hollered when you were doing mousses.....I've got a 17 year old that "loves" to change mousse bibs now, go figure, and we've also got a pretty sweet changer that makes the process a whole lot less painful.

Frog....do you have any of those cool T-shirts for sale, or are they limited edition for crew while down there in Baja?

Keep up the great work and preparation. Can't wait to see this all play out. I'm a sucker for a good race story.
My shirts should be here by the 7th and I have some extras. I'll send you and your son one.

Installing rear bib mouse for enduros is a little different then high speed desert. Front is the same and easy rear is a serious pain.

I was told by an ex dakar team manager to get the biggest size possible and stuff it in there otherwise they won't last. So you end up with a 140 bib in a 120 tire. They are pretty stiff at the beginning but after a few miles they are really nice and after 500 they are pretty soft. We definetly wouldn't have turned down help and some pointers.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:16 PM   #128
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My shirts should be here by the 7th and I have some extras. I'll send you and your son one.

Installing rear bib mouse for enduros is a little different then high speed desert. Front is the same and easy rear is a serious pain.

I was told by an ex dakar team manager to get the biggest size possible and stuff it in there otherwise they won't last. So you end up with a 140 bib in a 120 tire. They are pretty stiff at the beginning but after a few miles they are really nice and after 500 they are pretty soft. We definetly wouldn't have turned down help and some pointers.
Is your crew getting matching shirts? I hope so. We need to look the part.
I wanted to get these for my crew for V2R, my wife could rock it but Fano refused to shave his belly
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:35 PM   #129
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Is your crew getting matching shirts? I hope so. We need to look the part.
I wanted to get these for my crew for V2R, my wife could rock it but Fano refused to shave his belly
If my crew looks like that I'll spring for shirts, bikinis whatever they want.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:56 PM   #130
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We definetly wouldn't have turned down help and some pointers.
The Euro-style changers make Desert mousses not too bad.

About the scariest part of Dakar for me was putting on Desert mousses before leaving, with tire irons flying across the room and sticking in the wall. Enduro bibs, no problem, do them in 5 minutes and never break a sweat. Desert bibs, jeebus, they are scary.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:11 PM   #131
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If my crew looks like that I'll spring for shirts, bikinis whatever they want.
I'm an overweight 40-something white dude, but if you spring for the thongs I'll ride along! Need an overweight, dull minded dude as part of your chase team...let me know
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:17 PM   #132
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it wasnt this easy ?

maybe this will help.. thinking of gettin me one of these or like Ned said one of the euro style bead breaker type..


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Old 11-02-2012, 11:27 PM   #133
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maybe this will help.. thinking of gettin me one of these or like Ned said one of the euro style bead breaker type..


What the heck kind of jibberish is he saying?

Ha, I will say that's a trick set up and he made that look EASY!
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:39 PM   #134
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Oh and in that video am I the drugged out law breaker with the bad teeth or sexually ambiguous blond mullet monster?
Its a coin flip really but if had to pick, I'd say you're more the sexually ambiguous blond mullet monster opposed to Frog's drugged out law breaker with the bad teeth!
(btw am I the only one who noticed the mullet guy wasn't wearing his shades Until he got into the tunnel? - great editing Hollywood D class)


Btw the bike is looking good!

Any deets on the build? Stock size rotors? Stainless Steel brake lines? What tires are you running? Motor mods? Stabilizer?
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:57 PM   #135
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Good luck Frog. Kick ass, and have fun. You may have posted it already but what is your number??
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