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Old 09-10-2013, 11:01 PM   #31
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I don't see what the problem is. Lots of people told me a Harley was a terrible choice for PPIHC, yet I set records several times on a Harley and have several 1st place trophies.
Yeah H-Dub it would seem that simple... but it's not. Anytime "KLR" and "PPIHC" get mentioned in the same thread, God kills one of the Unser grandchildren.

I'm just glad that ASShat stepped in before I did any more damage to that poor family.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:54 PM   #32
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I don't see what the problem is. Lots of people told me a Harley was a terrible choice for PPIHC, yet I set records several times on a Harley and have several 1st place trophies. Every person who gets to the finish will have done a better job than all the DNF's. If a KLR gets to the finish, which there is no reason to believe it would not, then it's a better choice than many others have made. If you have a reasonable amount of race experience, you should do fine, and have a blast doing it. GO FOR IT!
H-Dub...
Some unexpected traction was gained today. The quote for the motard conversion came in almost a grand under what was planned for. I contacted an industry guy that, "knows a guy" and support may be available for this.

Some old friends that have actually ridden with me are expressing interest.

Most of all... my lovely wife, the "Rebster" who has a strict "no surrender" policy read this thread through last night and advised me this evening, "I think you need to do this."

Challenges: I'm VERY quickly headed over-seas (AGAIN.) The missez can pull the bike apart for me and ship parts to be ported, drilled and massaged but she will not be reassembling the bike. Once I return, I will have six weeks to assemble the bike and do some track days for tuning.

Advantages: I'm not on a, "race bike" so I can show up a week early and memorize the course while on the (completely street legal) bike, posing as a tourist in my Draggin Jeans and Joe-Rocket ballistic jacket... never mind the knee pucks mister officer !

PS My "back-up" effort will be racing my stock geometry Sporster drag bike. Turns out, stiffened up to launch hard makes it goes around corners rather well :)

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Old 09-12-2013, 04:08 PM   #33
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:21 PM   #34
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Let me know if you'll need a hand.. I'll gladly be on the team!
If my overbearing employer (The US DOD) actually lets this happen (the deciding factor)... You're hired my fellow "Underdog bike" Brother !

Do you accept Natural Light as payment or should I rethink my reimbursement methods ? I have no 401K or medical plan currently available. My "Race Team" director is an accomplished mechanic and would probably be willing to do an oil or plug change for you as compensation however. He's been known to do a top-end job trackside... but that would be a biggie.

EDIT: We work for the same guy... BIP it Brother !
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:30 PM   #36
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:34 PM   #37
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Truth or dare time... Request sent.

Yes from PPIHC commission means I ask the Dark Overlord (my employer) for permission... if I get that "go ahead" a bunch of checks for parts get written Monday :)

Leathers are clean, fingers are crossed.
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:58 PM   #38
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:07 PM   #39
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Brother... you have NO idea LOL.

There is SO much about myself I can not share on, "Open Forum" or Social Media. I'm the guy who has the garage you want to hang out in... as long as it's not in your neighborhood
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:06 PM   #40
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Truth or dare time... Request sent.

Yes from PPIHC commission means I ask the Dark Overlord (my employer) for permission... if I get that "go ahead" a bunch of checks for parts get written Monday :)

Leathers are clean, fingers are crossed.
Are you going to run a revalved stock suspension or do you have an aftermarket? If you have someone that's going to port your head, the 705 piston that Schnitz Racing carries is a great deal. They may even divest their porting specs that Cary Aspy developed before he passed away. Your race effort would be a great marketing platform for them (I have no connection). Just sold my 2008 KLR a couple of weeks ago. It had the Ricor suspension in the rear and their cartridge emulators up front, made a night and day difference in how the bike handle on and off-road.

Wishing you the best of luck in hearing back from the commission.

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So you come in here asking advise, then when people suggest it's a bad idea, you ignore them and then start insulting people and raving on how awesome you are...

Isn't the internet wonderful.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:35 AM   #42
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So you come in here asking advise, then when people suggest it's a bad idea, you ignore them and then start insulting people and raving on how awesome you are...

Isn't the internet wonderful.
Yeah that's pretty much it. You're on the right race team, by-the way.

I wasn't polling to see if a KLR can beat a 'Strada... I asked if there was any interest in seeing a KLR race the hill. I'll go ahead and place your reply with Asshat's.

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Old 09-13-2013, 02:40 AM   #43
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Are you going to run a revalved stock suspension or do you have an aftermarket? If you have someone that's going to port your head, the 705 piston that Schnitz Racing carries is a great deal. They may even divest their porting specs that Cary Aspy developed before he passed away. Your race effort would be a great marketing platform for them (I have no connection). Just sold my 2008 KLR a couple of weeks ago. It had the Ricor suspension in the rear and their cartridge emulators up front, made a night and day difference in how the bike handle on and off-road.

Wishing you the best of luck in hearing back from the commission.

- Ken
Hey Ken, the rear is aftermarket. The front is currently just resprung without emulators. I played with the oil height and weight and it is MUCH better, (actually it's pretty darn good.)

With the motard conversion being cheaper than budgeted, I have been looking at that porting with the 705 kit.

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I think you have the wrong forum.

JM is in the basement.

You should enjoy it there.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:08 AM   #45
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I think you have the wrong forum.

JM is in the basement.

You should enjoy it there.
Lighten up... stick around and have some fun! In real life I'm actually a very nice person, maybe a little off balance... but fun to ride with none-the-less.
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