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'06 Extreme Dirt Track Nationals "the Next Step"

Posted by iceracer65 , 23 February 2006 - 02:00 AM

Well its a new season and there are new parts ordered and arriving everyday. The last few years I've had awesome results running an almost showroom stock '04 Honda TRX450R.

With the help from alot of new sponsors, I will be taking the next step of my racing carreer running at least one ProAm class this summer. My goals of the season are to win a national in the Production A class, and finish top 10 in the Pro Am unlimited class, all using only pump gas.

Here is a list of parts that are either here or ordered:
NMotion ported head
Wiseco 13:1 piston
Rath Racing TT a arms
Lonestar axle
Tag Metals +1" steering stem
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2/25/06

Here is a picture of the Tag steering stem. I ordered it in a plus 1" length to give me some room to manuver in the cockpit. (I'm 6'1") The bar clamps are rubber mounted to absorb vibration and some of the impacts.

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Installation of the steering stem was a snap. All said and done I think it took me about an hour.

Quality of the product is top notch; triple chome plating is flawless as are the TIG welds. The whole thing appears to be more beefy than the stock unit, but is about the same weight.

If it ever warms up, I will have a ride report to give my impression.

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2/28/06

Just picked up a Lonstar Racing Axcalibar axle today. It comes with a milled billet sproket hub along with all hardware for installation. It is adjustable from stock width to +3" over stock, and comes with a lifetime warrenty.(SWEET!)

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3/1/06

Mailed the final payment to Rath Racing for my TT a arms, should be coming by the end of this week.

Arms are +1.5" and I believe are aluminum uppers and thinner steel lowers for reduced weight.

I will have pictures and weight differences between these and stock a arms coming soon!

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3/14/06

Still waiting on Rath a arms, supposedly they are enroute. I hope they get here soon, I'm driving myself crazy! <img src="http://forums.pstuning.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wacko.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wacko:" border="0" alt="wacko.gif" />

I also ordered and shipped some various bearings out to get serviced. ( <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" /> Shhhh <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":ph34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" /> )

Just waiting on parts, my thoughts always wander before I go to sleep at night. It makes it WAY harder do go to sleep with all of these presents coming every day. <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />

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3/30/06

Got my motor all tore down, waiting for the new head to be fitted with valves. I bought all new valves, springs, and seals for the new head.

here are a few pix of what was inside the old setup:

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I also recieved word that the bearings I sent out to get serviced will be $25 a piece x 7. That should make a nice difference.
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4/17/06

It's alive!!

All back together and running, I even got a little seat time on the new mill.

The motor seems really stout, starts good, sounds good. The powerband has moved itself upward in the RPM range thanks to the ported head. It really has a nice midrange "hit" and awesome over rev. It did loose some of its low end bog'ability, which was REALLY good on my last setup. I guess Im glad I bought a head to get ported so I still have my old stump puller.

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4/18/06

I recieved shipment of my new Rath Racing TT a arms.

They look very nice on the bike and are 3 lbs. lighter than stock and are +1.5" wider than stock.



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Here is my machine in full TT race trim. I like the way it turned out.

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Sponsorhouse.com Is The Ticket

Posted by iceracer65 , 06 December 2005 - 02:55 PM

I decided to try an online sponsorship agency sponsorhouse.com. I've heard alot of good things about them so I figured to give it a shot.

This is a simple process, all you have to do is follow the directions on the website to complete your online resume. The free account I was filling out only offered one application to a company. With dozens of potential sponsors on the site at all times, I figured this would give me more exposure to go along with the resumes I've been emailing out. I filled everything out, not thinking I would ever hear from them again as this is my first year of really attempting to get sponsors.

A week and a half later I receive an email stating I had a new message on my account at sponsorhouse.com., "Probobly some genaric message" I thought.

Turns out the only application that I sent worked!! I accepted sponsorship help from
Hazardous Sports yesterday!!!

I now have a full package over at sponsorhouse.com, and have sent out five more applications today, we will see what happens. cool.gif

Here is a revised list of my '06 sponsors:
NMotion
Uni Filters
Hazardous Sports
Rath Racing
Rossier Engineering
Tag Metals
Blur Optics
Mikes Cycle Shop
Ted`s Grandview Supper Club
Mom and Dad

Just Getting Started.

Posted by iceracer65 , 04 December 2005 - 07:42 PM

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'06 Honda Trx450r Spy Photos

Posted by iceracer65 , 01 December 2005 - 07:38 PM

Here are some of the differences on the '06 Honda 450ER:

HUGE airbox and air filter.
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Headlight is smaller, and the front bumper has been lightened.
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The motor now closely resembles the crf450x dirt bike. You can also see the lack of oil cooler lines, this means no oil cooler, which is a concern for some riders.
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The under the hood area on the '06 TRX450R is much cleaner than it was on the '04-5's.
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Electric start was added this year with a kickstart model availible in the upcoming months. Another concern for some racers is the battery location. Apparently up under the left rear fender was good enough for Honda, but serious racers will move it out of the way of other machines, rocks, and debris.
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Honda also went through all of the fasteners on the whole bike, lightening thoughout. Every bolt that was a 12mm head is now a 10mm etc. Every fastener, besides main structure and stress points, has the head downsized. Talk about attention to detail!!

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Glamis Sand Dunes '05

Posted by iceracer65 , 29 November 2005 - 07:44 PM

For the 6th year in a row, we made the 40 hour one way trip to the duning capital of the world, Glamis California.

Some pictures are already starting to filter in.


Just a small pinch of the dunes.

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Bob "Bobber" Paulson shows the Cali boys what air is blink.gif

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How many machines can you fit in a trailer? Wonder if they were in the same positions at the end of the 40 hour trip?

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There were some "OK" sandrails to behold.

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Motovation provided by a spooled up LS1 Corvette motor.

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One of our good friends takes pictures of us every year. Check out Sandbros Photography for more info.

My Honda TRX450R ran stronger than ever without burning a single drop of oil.

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Bob, Big Jim, and myself in "The Black Hole" a huge bowl that was around 150 feet deep.

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Bobber again showing what his '05 CRF450 hybrid can do ohmy.gif

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A little roost action. My Skat Trak Extreme Haulers hooked up so well, it was hard to get the rear end to slide.

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We deep fried a ham and turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. It turned out "OK" wink.gif

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After a trip to the Honda dealership for service (a loose bolt in the case cover took out the the entire charging system), Big Jim's '06 TRX450R was tearing up the dunes.

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Our camp pit bikes in there respective parking spots high atop the wood pile. Mass consumption of LaBatt Blue was partly to blame. laugh.gif

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Thanks to Jeff from Mesa, AZ for this panoramic view of camp. Our camper is the one with the American flag on it.

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You will see just about every imaginable contraption in the sand. Here, mini monster truck with an all aluminum fuel injected 4 banger.

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Super Stock "tt" Honda Trx450r

Posted by iceracer65 , 09 November 2005 - 05:54 PM

This year I again campaigned a near stock Honda 450R quad at the Extreme Dirt Track Nationals.(TT) I wanted to prove that a machine that had VERY few mods could compete at the national level in the premier amature classes. Heres what happened.

Here is a list of mods on my '04 Honda 450r:

11.5:1 thermal coated Wiseco piston, thanks David-WI!
HRC kit
Rossier Engineering pipe
Curtis Sparks air filter kit
Touch up porting by Me
Dynatec Ignition
Custom Axis TT Agressive shocks

I finished the season 4th place over all in the 4 stoke A class, and 8th place over all in the Production A class, with best event finishes of 3rd and 6th place in each class respectively.

Thanks to my sponsors:
Hazardous Sports
Rossier Engineering
Rath Racing
sandbros.com



Holding off some Bling. blush.gif
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This is a picture of a tire after 32 laps of racing on it not counting practice. Depending on how your quad is set up, tires will be a big expense.
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This is a picture clearly showing the shocks and swaybar, two things you will need to go flat tracking.
Everything else besides aesthetics and safety equipment, it is as it was off the showroom floor.

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Part of my requirements for this build up was to keep it super reliable. I wanted universal power that will work well when I ride, yet still all on pump gas.

I think it works real well, has awesome low end grunt followed by a fantastic mid range, ending up with decent overrev.

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