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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-31-2015, 11:24 PM
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Congrats on the accomplishment!! Hell of a write up and thanks for sharing.

I'm in Dayton Nevada I've actually been contemplating doing this as well, no racing experience going to try to make Henderson BITD my first? I have an 06 Raptor that is almost stock spends a lot of in the dunes. I don't know if its worth throwing a lot of money on the raptor when I can buy something else that is setup already for the desert and I don't know what other machines to look at?

I just want to finish Vegas to Reno.

Also why did you participate in Expert class, and not the amateur class?

Did you use the Baja Pits or did u have your family?

Thanks for any assistance you can provide me?
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Congrats on the accomplishment!! Hell of a write up and thanks for sharing.

I'm in Dayton Nevada I've actually been contemplating doing this as well, no racing experience going to try to make Henderson BITD my first? I have an 06 Raptor that is almost stock spends a lot of in the dunes. I don't know if its worth throwing a lot of money on the raptor when I can buy something else that is setup already for the desert and I don't know what other machines to look at?

I just want to finish Vegas to Reno.

Also why did you participate in Expert class, and not the amateur class?

Did you use the Baja Pits or did u have your family?

Thanks for any assistance you can provide me?
Henderson would be a great first race. I've never done it but it is short and lets you get a feel for how tech and everything works. The SS300 was my first race.

Yea everyone is primary on Hondas. That's where most of the desert parts are these days. There's no way I'd do it on a stock bike though. You NEED at least some suspension work, a steering stabilizer, and the bigger 23/22 tires.

The Expert class starts ahead of the amateur class. The closer to the front the better. Other than that there is no difference in the two classes.

I used Baja pits for Rawhide even though I didn't need gas. They work very well if you only have a few crew members like myself. For V2R we had 2 chase vehicles and it worked great. They just leap fogged up the course going to every pit. Until Mina, then they had to split up.

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jdacus......this is excellent!

Always loved reading about the Raptors out there racing desert/offroad.

Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your finishes.
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Great job. Thats a big accomplishment. I agree with you as well those trophy trucks flying by must have been insane. Great write up to!! I have an off-road radio show called the Muddy Microphone. My listeners would love to hear about your experience. Contact me through my website if your interested. www.muddyymicpodcast.com
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Great job. Thats a big accomplishment. I agree with you as well those trophy trucks flying by must have been insane. Great write up to!! I have an off-road radio show called the Muddy Microphone. My listeners would love to hear about your experience. Contact me through my website if your interested. www.muddyymicpodcast.com


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I got in contact with him. Hope to arrange a date to record soon.

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Just finished an interview with Greg at Muddy Microphone. I'll post a link to the podcast once its released in a week or two.

Thanks Greg for having me!

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Definitely post it up!

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Huge thanks to Greg at MuddyMicrophone for letting me on the podcast! Give it a listen guys

http://www.muddymicpodcast.com/blog-...er-jacob-dacus

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