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  1. slim01

    Best bike for Baja 1000

    @JDDurfey just read your B2K ride report, sounds like an epic trip!
  2. slim01

    Limit the amount of riders per team @ SCORE?

    I really don't know how you could get any satisfaction competing in a race with 5 other riders in your team. Its no longer an endurance race for 1 or 2 riders but now up to 6 individual sprints in one race. I was expecting a more animated reply from Tim ............. ;)
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    Sprocket Gearing?

    I wouldn't focus too much on your highest top-end speed, once you hit the tight stuff or the whoops your average speed will be decided. Suspension and fitness will make more of a difference in my opinion. Once you get tired or fatigued you wont be able to hold the throttle wide anyway, and if...
  4. slim01

    GPS Setup

    You sound a bit similar to me when I was planning to do these races. I did the B1K first and then V2R the year afterwards. Unless things have changed since I did V2R in 2015 you will not be needing a GPS. The course was sign posted very well in regards to speed restrictions for road crossings...
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    Best 450x suspension set up guy.

    Both races, (V2R & B1K) had PC suspension. The bike rode like a dream both times. I would highly recommend them and have considered sending my suspension to them from here in Aus.
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    Post your favorite photo from Baja!

    2014 B1K Scoobie: Coco. Bouht a drink from Coco while I was looking around thinking it was a lemonade, warmish beer was a bit of a surprise, and then he tells me that Tim (Morton) wont be happy with me drinking while prerunning haha: Something about this sketch I really liked: Such a...
  7. slim01

    1988 SCORE Baja 1000

    Depending on the info you are chasing I found this site which has pics of the cars racing during the 88 Baja: The 2nd pic in...
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    As a racer, I had a great time passing thru the pit that Locos Mocos were running (2015). If I were looking to spectate it'd either be to chase a team or find out where the Locos crew were going to be and ask if I could tag along with them.
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    Mountain Bikes - Who rides and races? Post your bikes.

    I blame FB groups for ending up with so many, last count was over 20. Tbh its a bit silly having so many, too much $ tied up in frame sets that I'll never build or ride. I rode a lot of skateparks back in the day and originally I just wanted to buy/build the same bike I ran back then. Then I...
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    Mountain Bikes - Who rides and races? Post your bikes.

    Just got a couple cheap hardtails, a Norco 125 and the missus has a Giant. I enjoyed a few night rides on the 125. We converted the Giant to a single sprocket at the front. The missus used the plasma to cut a bash disc and I cleaned it up on the small lathe: and some pics picks of my...
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    Baja 1000 bike cost?

    Depends if you are going to supply your own chase crew or use someone like Baja Bound to provide you a package. Also depends on whether its a loop race or a peninsula run. I've used Baja Bound (Tim Morton) for both the B1K (peninsula) and V2R. Both times they supplied everything, I just turned...
  12. slim01

    CRF450R LIGHTS!!!

    Try Gloworm for a helmet light, Ive run the XS model ( ) and really happy with it.
  13. slim01

    The Bikes Will Return to The Mint 400 in 2019

    Talk to Tim @ Baja Bound, he should be able to help you out with pitting as he is supporting a few other riders at the 400.
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    42..going back to school for a new career...welding...

    Ive got an early 9100 series Speedglass helmet Ive had since around 2003ish and its still perfectly good. Changed to headband out a couple of times and give the clear lenses a birthday when Ive been doing a bit MIG work but other than that its great. I would like to try an Optrel or ESAB but...
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    2018 51st SCORE Baja 1000 Race Week Thread - Map, live video, tracking, updates, discussion, etc.

    I think you'll find that most of the bikes 'caught' have been stationary for several hours. My mate is #747 is just south of San Felipe and he hasn't moved for a while now, hopefully just a tracker fault or mechanical issue. (Lloyd has raced B500 & B1K several times, he's not a bucklister, poop...
  16. slim01

    New supermoto rider, goal is Mint or similar next year. Advice/beating appreciated

    Understandable bud, I know where you're coming from. Those shorter type races are good to just turn up with a few mates, and just camp and ride, (atleast over here in OZ they are). Flying over to do specific races, Tim is a great option for us, as close to a guaranteed finish you're likely to...
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    New supermoto rider, goal is Mint or similar next year. Advice/beating appreciated

    If you want a hassle free race that you arent sure about, I would highly recommend contacting Tim (BBM) about an inclusive race package if its an option for you. All you have to do is turn up with a helmet and the rest is organized, bike supplied and prepped, chase guy for fuel and pit etc. I...
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    On Topic Baja 1000 roll call!!

    Keep an eye open for aussie Lloyd Andrew 747X on a kato, he'll be hanging out with some of the Baja Pits/Locos guys I think. He's a funny bugger, hates a drink though :rolleyes::rolleyes:;)
  19. slim01

    isle of man,two more riders killed.

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    isle of man,two more riders killed.

    Not at the Isle of Man but a family and rider well known to the race passed away a couple of days ago at another race. 3 members of that family have now died racing bikes. I guess it beats shitting your pants and being left unattended at the nursing home living a longer but forgotten life...