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Forum: Australia 03-16-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,145
Posted By Dakar Dan
Sand's a killer for nearly every moving part on...

Sand's a killer for nearly every moving part on your bike. Not only abrasively but also because it's usually working harder but moving slower, which is exacerbated with air cooling like a DR. Someone...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 257,814
Posted By Dakar Dan
Agreed: the Original is a very neutral ale and...

Agreed: the Original is a very neutral ale and guzzles well but the Pale isn't a patch on Cooper's Pale if that's what you're expecting.
Forum: Australia 02-24-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 257,814
Posted By Dakar Dan
Monteith's Original Ale (NZ) or Pale Ale: $20 for...

Monteith's Original Ale (NZ) or Pale Ale: $20 for 12x 330ml stubbies in the licker section. Craft beer quality at less than gimported prices. :freaky
Forum: Australia 02-24-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 53,861
Posted By Dakar Dan
Not quite an Africa Twin but has anyone checked...

Not quite an Africa Twin but has anyone checked out the CB500X mods in development by Jenny Morgan and the team that put together the KTM LC4-50 for Dakar?...
Forum: Australia 02-23-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,699
Posted By Dakar Dan
Lentil, there are a ton of options from the MTB...

Lentil, there are a ton of options from the MTB enduro world if you're going helmet or bar mount, but it's the battery & charging systems that bump the prices way up in the interests of being ultra...
Forum: Australia 02-21-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,816
Posted By Dakar Dan
RACV? Bunch of whining, Toyota-driving,...

RACV? Bunch of whining, Toyota-driving, caravan-towing pensioners IMHO.
Forum: Australia 02-21-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,306
Posted By Dakar Dan
Maybe because there are so many even-better...

Maybe because there are so many even-better tracks just a bit further out of town. There's no shortage of pushy-friendly tracks about town for training, including the Axedale rail trail, the aqueduct...
Forum: Australia 02-13-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By Dakar Dan
Kanangra Walls via Jenolan used to be a fave of...

Kanangra Walls via Jenolan used to be a fave of mine when I lived in Sydney. Big sheltered eating area if the weather's shabby. Might not be a full day's ride from Windsor but there's plenty to...
Forum: Australia 02-11-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14,645
Views: 1,084,499
Posted By Dakar Dan
Only smart if it works...otherwise just arse,...

Only smart if it works...otherwise just arse, Trev.
Forum: Australia 02-11-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5,685
Views: 275,664
Posted By Dakar Dan
Guys, apologies I won't be able to make it for...

Guys, apologies I won't be able to make it for Gags's service on Friday. I had been lucky to work with Andrew in Hamilton a few years ago and while our working relationship was not always smooth, I...
Forum: Australia 02-11-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14,645
Views: 1,084,499
Posted By Dakar Dan
Ouch! One of the problems with assuming a...

Ouch! One of the problems with assuming a shoulder injury is "just" a dislocation without confirming on an X-Ray first. (Mel Gibson's locker room scene in Lethal Weapon has a lot to answer for!) The...
Forum: Australia 01-17-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 36,322
Posted By Dakar Dan
Interview with Senor Price on Esthpanish...

Interview with Senor Price on Esthpanish Foxthtel:

http://www.foxsportsla.com/noticias/185886-marc-coma-se-consagro-quintuple-campeon-del-dakar
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,243
Posted By Dakar Dan
Honda might not have won the race but when it...

Honda might not have won the race but when it comes to running beer fridges...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,243
Posted By Dakar Dan
Sure, but that was heading away from BA towards...

Sure, but that was heading away from BA towards smaller population centres at the start of the race. I wonder if it was a combo of TV scheduling, insurance issues (>500km in 50 deg heat on mousses,...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,243
Posted By Dakar Dan
Like back to the former Speedbrain/Husqvarna...

Like back to the former Speedbrain/Husqvarna team? Contrast Honda's efforts (all factory HRC) with KTM (some factory, many privateers) and you can see how innovation and development across a diverse...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,229
Posted By Dakar Dan
Is voting still open? 1) Mischa 2) Kaia ...

Is voting still open?

1) Mischa
2) Kaia
3) Troy
4) Bluebull
5) Doyle
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,243
Posted By Dakar Dan
Ah-ha. Thanks, Jenny. Haven't completed all my...

Ah-ha. Thanks, Jenny. Haven't completed all my homework as per usual. Possible oil storage for changeover on the marathon stage could be another use.
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,243
Posted By Dakar Dan
Pricey caps off a cracking first Dakar with a...

Pricey caps off a cracking first Dakar with a stage win on the penultimate day. Legend :clap
And the Paveys show that age and youth do make good tent mates. Top work Si and Llew. Looking forward to...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,243
Posted By Dakar Dan
A few kilos of unsprung weight in there. I...

A few kilos of unsprung weight in there. I thought that was the sworn enemy of chassis engineers. Can see how it would make the rear damper work harder, as well as the slosh factor if only partially...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,243
Posted By Dakar Dan
Toby is part of KTM Oz's Desert Racing Team here....

Toby is part of KTM Oz's Desert Racing Team here. He has competed successfully in moto, enduro, enduro-X, single and multi day races in Australia for KTM for a while now. Ex-dakar racer Ben Grabham...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,243
Posted By Dakar Dan
NFL? Isn't that something like rugby?

NFL? Isn't that something like rugby?
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,243
Posted By Dakar Dan
Abso-fucken-lutely, Ned. It ain't lawn tennis,...

Abso-fucken-lutely, Ned. It ain't lawn tennis, after all. This is an event where a single stage captures, then amplifies, the challenges and wear of years of riding and focusses it back on man (or...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,243
Posted By Dakar Dan
Maybe because of the safety concerns with fixed...

Maybe because of the safety concerns with fixed line bike-to-bike towing? I heard that Bam Bam also rode the other guy's bike, towing his own behind.
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,243
Posted By Dakar Dan
Hard to say until this year's event is run and...

Hard to say until this year's event is run and won. It will likely depend on contracts offered (and at this stage, KTM would be nuts not to try and retain him). Toby now is at that "meeting of the...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,243
Posted By Dakar Dan
Morning all. Price and Walkner conspicuously...

Morning all. Price and Walkner conspicuously absent from CP3 times so far, despite Toby's fastest time to CP1: have they stopped to help one another maybe?

Edit: disregard...looks like all times...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,243
Posted By Dakar Dan
Waulkner rockets into the virtual stage lead....

Waulkner rockets into the virtual stage lead. Viladoms not having a great day dropping down the GC. Coma seems to have had a tracking SNAFU but now solidly stalking his way through Stage 3.
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,243
Posted By Dakar Dan
Price has taken ~3 minutes out of Viladoms, which...

Price has taken ~3 minutes out of Viladoms, which moves him up well into 4th place overall and is now dicing with Faria for third in virtual GC position.
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,243
Posted By Dakar Dan
Price claws back 20 seconds, now 20 seconds odd...

Price claws back 20 seconds, now 20 seconds odd behind Barreda with the sand section looming. A few years ago, Toby would probably have been riding more like Barreda himself but he has gained...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,243
Posted By Dakar Dan
Thanks, Carlos. Didn't realize Bam Bam had also...

Thanks, Carlos. Didn't realize Bam Bam had also strayed.
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,243
Posted By Dakar Dan
I think so. The heli seemed to be following a...

I think so. The heli seemed to be following a lone rider off-piste, then almost collecting another bike head-on as he re-joined the route.

Barreda now clocking 40 sec ahead of Price at WP2.
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,243
Posted By Dakar Dan
For the guys in Aus: you can usually get the same...

For the guys in Aus: you can usually get the same basic report that SBS screen at 1730 every night much earlier in the day (with no ads and a sultry-sounding, Spanish accented maiden doing the...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,243
Posted By Dakar Dan
Toby out of the gate with a vengeance this...

Toby out of the gate with a vengeance this morning: quickest to WP1 but the first eight blokes all within a minute of each other. Looks like a sandy patch around km140 that should also suit him well...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 858,243
Posted By Dakar Dan
One slightly used heat-treated front KTM disc...

One slightly used heat-treated front KTM disc soon up for grabs in the flea market? Glad the rider seems okay, though.
What a stage: high dehydrama, fresh fesh-fesh and race changing nav errors at...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 196,968
Posted By Dakar Dan
Roma: "Phhhhew, no air-condeeetioning?"

Roma: "Phhhhew, no air-condeeetioning?"
Forum: Racing 12-30-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 196,968
Posted By Dakar Dan
What's with those two guys in the background?...

What's with those two guys in the background? Escaped prisoners? Rock climbers? Parkour airport security?
Forum: Racing 12-21-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 196,968
Posted By Dakar Dan
Agree that aircond would be highly beneficial on...

Agree that aircond would be highly beneficial on the liasons so the drivers arrive in the best shape for the start of the SS, as would a heater in the pre dawn starts! Maybe the aircon is used to...
Forum: Racing 12-20-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 196,968
Posted By Dakar Dan
Looks to be a half-interesting year for the...

Looks to be a half-interesting year for the autos...for a change. The 2008 DKR appears to be closer to a SxS on steroids to me. The technical details remain a closely guarded secret thus far. I...
Forum: Australia 12-15-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 16,918
Posted By Dakar Dan
Good quote from Uncle Karl, Neil! I agree that...

Good quote from Uncle Karl, Neil! I agree that electric propulsion has merit from a pure efficiency perspective. It's just that the daily practicalities are still distant now for most of us. perhaps...
Forum: Australia 12-14-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 16,918
Posted By Dakar Dan
So if purely electric cars and/or bikes become...

So if purely electric cars and/or bikes become commonplace, where does the electricity come from? I know that in Tassie, ACT and some of NSW it's via hydro power but elsewhere in Vic, the vast...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-14-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,485
Posted By Dakar Dan
Great report, Vinyard. The view from Gosse Hill...

Great report, Vinyard. The view from Gosse Hill is great. I remember walking up it to view the sunset a few years back. It'd be getting hot during the day up there now. If anyone is passing through...
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