Specialized extreme mud bike

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4/8/2018 8:09 AM

Since there seems to be one of those total mud races every few years, I would think that the top teams would carry some bike parts specifically prepared for it. Things like a low compression motor which would generate a lot less heat, and super sized radiators with widely spaced cooling fins to shed some of the mud.
Would seem like a real advantage in deep mud.

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4/8/2018 10:01 AM

This was done a Long, Long time ago: Factory Rokon Racing

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4/8/2018 10:44 AM

TeamGreen wrote:

This was done a Long, Long time ago: Factory Rokon Racing

New idea for intermissions....Rokon challenge race.

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4/8/2018 11:02 AM

TeamGreen wrote:

This was done a Long, Long time ago: Factory Rokon Racing

WVUpetro2013 wrote:

New idea for intermissions....Rokon challenge race.

That's an awesome idea for a race like last-nights!

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Nobody ever told me, I found out for myself. You've got to believe in foolish miracles. It's not how you play the game, it's if you win or lose. You can choose. Don't confuse. Win or lose. It's up to you!

4/8/2018 11:22 AM

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4/8/2018 2:36 PM

I've always thought I'd want a bike with lower suspension so I could paddle thru the whole thing and not tip over. Extra wide swingarm with lots of space between tire and arm.

What else?

My first MX race, in 1978, was a total mudder. I slid in behind someone at the start and had to stop and clear my goggles. Everyone had piled up in the first turn, so I went around and suddenly was leading my first race! I made it 1/2 way around and then got stuck. Had to leave my RM125 standing in the middle of the track. Eventually, another 125 made it past and got stuck 100 yards later. No 250 made a full lap. Finally, in the open class, a guy on a big more Maico did a couple of laps.

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4/8/2018 3:17 PM

Is a bike like say the KTM 450 XCF permitted in a SX race? I would think the XCF with a radiator fan and rekluse clutch would have done wonders for a guy like Musquin or Tickle last night. I know it would never happen, just generally curious if it would be allowed.

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4/8/2018 4:23 PM

agn5009 wrote:

Is a bike like say the KTM 450 XCF permitted in a SX race? I would think the XCF with a radiator fan and rekluse clutch would ...more

I wouldn’t see why it would not qualify, unless there is a rule against 18” rear wheels or something specific to that machine. They should not have any issues with meeting the homolgation rules, I wouldn’t think.

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4/8/2018 4:33 PM

WVUpetro2013 wrote:

I wouldn’t see why it would not qualify, unless there is a rule against 18” rear wheels or something specific to that machine. ...more

You'd have to get it homologated in advance. There's an application process and KTM hasn't seen a reason to do it so far.

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4/8/2018 4:37 PM

APLMAN99 wrote:

You'd have to get it homologated in advance. There's an application process and KTM hasn't seen a reason to do it so far.

Good call, I did not realize it had to be done in advance.

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4/8/2018 4:58 PM

agn5009 wrote:

Is a bike like say the KTM 450 XCF permitted in a SX race? I would think the XCF with a radiator fan and rekluse clutch would ...more

A lot easier just to stick a bigger radiator, a fan, and a rekluse on an SX-F. Which is what they do. I guarantee you they were running the biggest radiators that would fit.

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4/8/2018 6:09 PM

agn5009 wrote:

Is a bike like say the KTM 450 XCF permitted in a SX race? I would think the XCF with a radiator fan and rekluse clutch would ...more

TriRacer27 wrote:

A lot easier just to stick a bigger radiator, a fan, and a rekluse on an SX-F. Which is what they do. I guarantee you they ...more

You think they all had fans? I have ridden some pretty serious stuff with a fan and haven't over heated the bike.

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4/8/2018 6:15 PM

i know some bikes have had fans for the outdoors fitted,

i would guess going back to a stock motor with less compression would help last the mud races as well,

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