More top speed/Baja 140/Mr.Smith
Posted April 18, 2002 - 01:50 AM
Did my first long ride here in Baja Sur Sunday.Of all the people in the world to run into,me and my 2 buds cross Malcom Smith and company.No kidding.
We ended up following them.Well that turned into following their path.Let me tell you,he did not take the path of least resistance.He blazed a trail (first bike through) over and through terrain that could hardly be walked over,since the hurricane last October here.We considered turning around,but were in so deep it seemed to be a 50/50 chance of it getting us to a more reasonable terrain.So we carried on.I have been far and wide around the block.But this last weekend ride for me was epic,and one that we will never forget.My hat goes off to the trailblazer.Without tire tracks we never would have made it!
Posted April 18, 2002 - 04:45 AM
16/40 would be fine.
You never know who you'll meet there.
If you want to run a ss sprocket, fine, but running a o-ring chain makes life easier as far as maintenance goes.
Posted April 18, 2002 - 05:43 AM
Never met the legend myself. Hope to someday even though Im sure I would trip all over my tongue trying to speak to him.
Sounds like a fun ride to boot!
[ April 18, 2002: Message edited by: MOmilkman ]
Posted April 18, 2002 - 07:34 PM
Posted April 19, 2002 - 01:50 AM
Is anyone else running tall gears,with luck,good or bad?
Thanks for the input!
Posted April 19, 2002 - 05:19 AM
I could still pull the rev limiter in fifth.
It felt like I could run more gear, It felt like I could pull it.
It would still bring the front end up by twisting the throttle in 4th at about 60mph.
I ran no stearing damper though.
This bike will walk a standard derestricted xr650.