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Forum: Australia 10-21-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 119,367
Posted By waldecker
Thanks, will have to get the mufflers out and...

Thanks,
will have to get the mufflers out and have a look....
Forum: Australia 10-20-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 119,367
Posted By waldecker
Catalytic Converter question

Sorry if this has been discussed before, but does anybody here know for certain whether the Freeride 350 we get here in OZ comes without the dreaded catalytic converter insert some european markets...
Forum: Racing 10-12-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 20,219
Posted By waldecker
You can't buy experience either- Roland goes back...

You can't buy experience either- Roland goes back to HPN and later the BMW Factory Dakar team- when I chatted to him a couple of years ago he mentioned that he had been working on something like 25...
Forum: Racing 09-08-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5,196
Views: 605,505
Posted By waldecker
is Grabbo riding too I wonder... or putting the...

is Grabbo riding too I wonder... or putting the Mgr cap on full time, and giving the star pupil a chance at the big prize. I would'a thought that ben still had unfinished business there after last...
Forum: Racing 08-21-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 164,038
Posted By waldecker
Guess it's about connections,PR and money: -...

Guess it's about connections,PR and money:
- Lotterer grew up ,and his family lives, in Belgium, so some local hero PR..
- Colin Kolles, new boss at Caterham actually helped start Lotterers WEC...
Forum: Racing 08-05-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 53,264
Posted By waldecker
Fuel lines

Hi Neil,

Looking at your pics reminds me of the fuel lines I inherited on the Dakarberg- the Husaberg having a similar exhaust route in that area.The Husaberg guys used the space between shock and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5,765
Views: 829,542
Posted By waldecker
Although you might consider me biased :wink:, in...

Although you might consider me biased :wink:, in deciding on whether a standard FE 450 or a rallye spec 570 is more suited for ADV riding you should imho consider :
- engine capacity does not...
Forum: Australia 07-28-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,857
Posted By waldecker
Being in the process of selling one/ buying one...

Being in the process of selling one/ buying one this thread made me reflect on my own bike history:
36 years of riding and 26 bikes gives me a pretty average (it seems)
0.7 /year ratio...
Forum: Racing 07-18-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 803
Views: 53,264
Posted By waldecker
Fuel tanks CRF

From my limited experience (with KTM 525 and Husaberg 570) i would say it's worthwhile avoiding a rear tank; unless a bike is designed around this adding weight at the back tends to unsettle the...
Forum: Racing 07-18-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 803
Views: 53,264
Posted By waldecker
Dakarberg

Sorry to disappoint, but the Dakarberg on sale is NOT the #45 Berg from Condo. I plan to keep that one and return to Condo 2015...
Sundowner knows the Dakarberg well, and I think he would consider...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By waldecker
Binns Track

It has been a while since I rode the binns (2010), and from memory the section you refer to consists in parts of 2 wheeltracks through rocky/sandy country and had quite a few creek and river...
Forum: Racing 06-17-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 2,294
Views: 164,038
Posted By waldecker
Wec lmp1?

I feel displacement,weight,wheelbase and track should be the extent of rules in F1
Not quite, but what about Le Mans?
In terms of encouraging diversity in innovation the WEC rules for LMP1 are...
Forum: Racing 06-11-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 53,264
Posted By waldecker
What tyres did you fit them into ? Pirelli-Mx mid...

What tyres did you fit them into ? Pirelli-Mx mid hard front/ Scorpion rallye rear
Did you rotate No
Relube them at any point ? No, neither year

Obviously mousse life depends on many factors,...
Forum: Racing 06-10-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 803
Views: 53,264
Posted By waldecker
I'll be going with .. 1 new rear mousse...

I'll be going with ..

1 new rear mousse (Mefo)
1 new front mousse (Mefo)

Hi Neil,

A word of caution re Mefo Mousse- I used them for the ADV tour 2012, and on day 5/ 6 the front one started...
Forum: Australia 06-04-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 16,462
Posted By waldecker
WOW WTF did you do? Guessing you needed pins? ...

WOW WTF did you do? Guessing you needed pins?
Well, the orthopod in Alice wanted to do surgery- but I happened to know that his experience with this type of procedure was limited (=0) so I got...
Forum: Australia 06-03-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 16,462
Posted By waldecker
Don't ditch the pills! They work even better with...

Don't ditch the pills! They work even better with beer....
BTW, had my pelvis broken exactly 4 years ago just past the 40k mark while prerunning- not nice.
Was bedridden for 6 weeks and on crutches...
Forum: Australia 05-26-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 119,367
Posted By waldecker
Either way, happens with kill switch on or off

Either way, happens with kill switch on or off
Forum: Australia 05-25-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 119,367
Posted By waldecker
Trickle charger issues

Sorry if this has been discussed somewhere here- but when I fitted a trickle charger (Oxford 900) to my 2014 FR 350 the fuel pump repeatedly started briefly- presumably triggered by charging...
Forum: Racing 05-14-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5,196
Views: 605,505
Posted By waldecker
Ripping yarn re Canyongate

Well worth a read:
http://transmoto.com.au/mark-davidson-tells-dakar-despair/
And massive respect to Mark for getting through all this- bloody legend! :clap
Forum: Australia 04-14-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 48,360
Posted By waldecker
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Forum: Australia 04-02-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 48,360
Posted By waldecker
sb_250y WR450 #71 Juniorfogo KLX700R #417 ...

sb_250y WR450 #71
Juniorfogo KLX700R #417
Sundowner Yamaha XTZ800RR Super Tenere #34
jezzaNZ EXC 450 #22

Neil Orme, Honda CRF450X #345 aka nry.

waldecker Husaberg FE570 #45
Forum: Australia 03-30-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 48,360
Posted By waldecker
What to expect when it's wet?

Did a little practice ride yesterday and was surprised how wet it still was in the central west after only a handfull of rainy days- and was reminded of my poor mud riding skills (or rather lack...
Forum: Australia 03-23-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 21,575
Posted By waldecker
Depends how much you are prepared to dismantle- ...

Depends how much you are prepared to dismantle-
my crate was 2400x1000x1400 which was ample in length and width, but needed to remove front wheel and nav gear to fit the height.
You could probably...
Forum: Australia 03-21-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 21,575
Posted By waldecker
Safari Bike transport

Hi nry,
I guess safari HQ will provide you with all info needed, but I can tell you how the bike transport worked last year- a mate of mine from Sydney and i took that option for the adventure tour:...
Forum: Australia 03-20-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 48,360
Posted By waldecker
Thanks GT, You actually answered more...

Thanks GT,

You actually answered more questions than I asked, appreciate that!
I am planning to use the splash and dash fuel option, but I was curious whether it is feasible to "streamline " the...
Forum: Australia 03-20-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 48,360
Posted By waldecker
Fuel Matrix questions

Excuse my noob questions, but do I read the moto fuel matrix correctly in assuming that the distances given are between refuel opportunities, eg service access to liason, lunch service area and...
Forum: Australia 02-11-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 48,360
Posted By waldecker
My CRF450X is currently still running the stock...

My CRF450X is currently still running the stock tank.

Seems my options are:
1. 14 Litre Safari / or IMS tank
2. 18 Litre Acerbis Tank
3. 21 Litre Safari Tank
4. 26 Litre Acerbis Tank

If i'm...
Forum: Australia 02-05-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 16,462
Posted By waldecker
So speaking of camping, those who have run this...

So speaking of camping, those who have run this race, tell me about your camping set up in Finke. I don't have a camper van, but I have tents (plural) and a land cruiser and some friends to drag...
Forum: Australia 02-04-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 48,360
Posted By waldecker
Entry form is in the mail- what have I done?...

Entry form is in the mail- what have I done? :norton
Forum: Racing 01-25-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 831,401
Posted By waldecker
Beirer Interview on Speedweek.ch

Some interesting quotes from Pit on the Dakar (from speedweek.com)


Cyril hat als fünffacher Dakar-Sieger aber dann von uns zu viel gefordert. Wir sollten die anderen Fahrer vernachlässigen und...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 831,401
Posted By waldecker
Re insiders views

So many variables to contend with.....

It's so bloody awsome to read the insiders posts from the likes of Pyndon and Neduro.
Came across a quote from Tom Hornbein (of Everest fame, who knows a...
Forum: Racing 12-14-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,421
Posted By waldecker
leatt 3d suit

Just "tested" the leatt 3d armour-not in rallye but during a 24h scooter race-really comfy to wear compared to others and easy with neck brace.
Not too hot in midday qld temps....
Seems a good...
Forum: OZ Vendors 10-30-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,573
Posted By waldecker
Freeride

Haven't got one yet, but might pull the trigger next year- might come back to you then.
Cheers
Michael
Forum: OZ Vendors 10-29-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,573
Posted By waldecker
Tank for Freeride?

Hi Michael, In some german forum there is quite a bit of talk regarding the demand for additional fuel capacity for KTMs Freeride- basically adding some 2 liters either side of the existing tank...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5,765
Views: 829,542
Posted By waldecker
I was thinking of just going Safari rear tank... ...

I was thinking of just going Safari rear tank...

A word of caution re Safari rear tank only: I have a 570 with both front and rear Safari tanks, and it becomes quite rear end heavy once the rear...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5,765
Views: 829,542
Posted By waldecker
EXC to FE

Hi Alex,

I did that switch just over a year ago- from EXC 525 07 (with Oehlins, Akra and the works) to FE 570 12 (stock apart from Map switch)and never looked back.
Although they are not worlds...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 179,164
Posted By waldecker
Has anyone fitted Steg Pegz to their Berg that is...

Has anyone fitted Steg Pegz to their Berg that is also fitted with a 70 Degree rear subframe tank?

Not yet, but I am also keen to find out since I had my subframe tank fitted last week and was...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5,765
Views: 829,542
Posted By waldecker
Re Fuel line routing

Hi,

I bought my Berg with Safari Tanks from an inmate here who runs the same set up at the front but routes the single fuel line to the back along the right frame rail and then up the back of the...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,818
Posted By waldecker
Got this one- does work a treat, but...

Got this one- does work a treat, but unfortunately no chick in the instruction video...http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AkvKws9qk9s...
Forum: Racing 06-25-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5,196
Views: 605,505
Posted By waldecker
If you think of joining this line of work your...

If you think of joining this line of work your bike will need an alternative rider @
Safari anyway:eek1
But yes, I did sign up for ADVT again, so see you there!
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