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Forum: Australia 01-16-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 41,540
Posted By Desertboner
Whats happened to Coma between CP 5 and 6, he is...

Whats happened to Coma between CP 5 and 6, he is missing in action.
Forum: Australia 01-15-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 41,540
Posted By Desertboner
Interesting. Over the 35 years of the Dakar the...

Interesting. Over the 35 years of the Dakar the French have had 52 podium finishes making up 51% of the total, only in 90,94,96 & 01 were they not in the top 3. On the other hand the Spanish have...
Forum: Australia 01-06-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 41,540
Posted By Desertboner
San Luis to San Rafael is meant to be the fastest...

San Luis to San Rafael is meant to be the fastest special in this year's rally,,,, this = Grabbo
Forum: Australia 07-30-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 82,397
Posted By Desertboner
Joe and Phil, I loved the adventure and...

Joe and Phil, I loved the adventure and completely enjoyed the video. Well done to you, simply brilliant!
Forum: Australia 07-30-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,335
Posted By Desertboner
I'm with Mick. Every bike I own lives riding up...

I'm with Mick. Every bike I own lives riding up the beach and they just need a good bath after a ride. A bike will have more harm going though a saltpan in the outback then being with weeks before...
Forum: Australia 03-05-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,183
Posted By Desertboner
Bob, it was Noosa North Shore beach near the...

Bob, it was Noosa North Shore beach near the camping area near the king's bore exit. It was the run off from the red sand hills. The bike rear ended up sinking down to the exhausts. I spent a hour...
Forum: Australia 03-05-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,183
Posted By Desertboner
Rob, and they love unexpected mud holes covered...

Rob, and they love unexpected mud holes covered by light layer of soft sand so you don't even know it is there!
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/23061628/2013-02-28%2015.06.27.jpg
Forum: Australia 03-04-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,065
Posted By Desertboner
http://d31wxntiwn0x96.cloudfront.net/dwwcer/produc...

http://d31wxntiwn0x96.cloudfront.net/dwwcer/productimage_3789_v7349.jpeg?width=600&height=600&nostretch...
Forum: Australia 02-18-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,845
Posted By Desertboner
Just we aware, we turned up in 2010 at Well 23...

Just we aware, we turned up in 2010 at Well 23 and someone had used/stolen our fuel. They take no liability for anything stolen.
Forum: Australia 01-19-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 71,153
Posted By Desertboner
Thanks SafariBerg; Here the same graph with...

Thanks SafariBerg;

Here the same graph with the numbers of starters and completed

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/23061628/Moto%20%25%20complete%20with%20numbers%20%28800x519%29.jpg
Forum: Australia 01-19-2013, 04:42 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 71,153
Posted By Desertboner
SafariBerg, as always you are sure right and...

SafariBerg, as always you are sure right and stats tell the story. Nearly 70% completion rate this year which is by far the highest ever achieved in the past 34 years. Previous high was 60% in 2003...
Forum: Australia 01-16-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,564
Posted By Desertboner
Oz Nutter, speak to Ivan at...

Oz Nutter, speak to Ivan at www.bikesabroad.com.au, email ivan@bikesabroad.com.au he will be able to set you straight. If the bike is post 89 it is far more onerous to achieve compliance. I am in the...
Forum: Australia 01-13-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 71,153
Posted By Desertboner
Dirt_bloke watch this...

Dirt_bloke watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVskFW2QcDM
Forum: Australia 01-13-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 71,153
Posted By Desertboner
You mean do a Peterhansel!

You mean do a Peterhansel!
Forum: Australia 01-11-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 71,153
Posted By Desertboner
He is listed on the Dakar site as a stater for...

He is listed on the Dakar site as a stater for stage 7 in 145th place (last place).
Forum: Australia 01-10-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 71,153
Posted By Desertboner
Matt is now listed on the Dakar site as a stater...

Matt is now listed on the Dakar site as a stater for stage 7 in 145th place.
Forum: Australia 01-07-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 71,153
Posted By Desertboner
Andy is now listed an completed stage 3 plus as a...

Andy is now listed an completed stage 3 plus as a starter for tomorrow, one big day at the office.

Interesting that after stage 3 all BMWs & Betas are out, the Bultaco is out, 7 Yama's, 4 Hondas,...
Forum: Australia 01-07-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 71,153
Posted By Desertboner
Any word on Andy Scott (181). One of four riders...

Any word on Andy Scott (181). One of four riders not on the withdrawal or arrival list. Maybe a night in the desert?
Forum: Australia 01-06-2013, 04:56 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 71,153
Posted By Desertboner
80% of those green bikes finished last year (4...

80% of those green bikes finished last year (4 from 5), which is impressive to BMW 33%, KTM 54%, Honda 57% and Yamaha 60%. But then again 100% of the 2 Jincheng bikes finished. 14 Kawa in total have...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 172,579
Posted By Desertboner
2. - Spot satellite tracker 3. - iPhone with...

2. - Spot satellite tracker
3. - iPhone with mud maps Bluetooth to headset
5. - Grip warmer controls
6. UHF radio with GPS Bluetooth to headset
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 172,579
Posted By Desertboner
690 RR adventure cockpit

I gave DRJoe's a brief to change the cockpit on my 2010 690RR from a rally to an adventure cockpit. Traditionally I have had the GPS, spot tracker etc clutter along the handlebars.
The bike has...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 172,579
Posted By Desertboner
Joe, Thanks for the work on the bike, I'm very...

Joe, Thanks for the work on the bike, I'm very happy with it. The dash is world-class!

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/23061628/690RR.jpg
Forum: Australia 12-11-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 71,153
Posted By Desertboner
Aussies in the Dakar from 1998 to 2013

With considerable help and ignoring Andrew Scott listed as Canadian in 2010 and Andrew Coaker as an Englishman in 2004, I have added them in so it looks like this.

26 Australians have...
Forum: Australia 12-11-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 71,153
Posted By Desertboner
Mark Eland

Besides 2007 do you know what other year? He is not listed in any of the statistics I have access to. Could his first Dakar been prior to 2003?
Forum: Australia 12-10-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 71,153
Posted By Desertboner
Andrew Coaker

Thanks Rallye, I did see Andrew Coaker in 2004 but he was listed as English see http://statistiks.com/rally-raid/africa/paris-dakar-motos/2004/bike/-/stage-1-prologue/results/432. I know he competed...
Forum: Australia 12-10-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 71,153
Posted By Desertboner
Take 2

I created an error when I inserted the 2013 stats, this should be right.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/23061628/Dakar%20Stats%20-%202006%20to%202013%20-%20bike%20makers.jpg
Forum: Australia 12-10-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 71,153
Posted By Desertboner
The four riders for 2013 are; 35 BERGLUND...

The four riders for 2013 are;

35 BERGLUND THOMAS (SWE) HUSABERG SWE
93 VAN BERGEIJK HENNO (NLD) HUSABERG NLD
98 LUCCHESE MANUEL (ITA) HUSABERG ITA
178 OFFRINGA JAN-WOUTER (NLD) HUSABERG NLD
...
Forum: Australia 12-10-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 71,153
Posted By Desertboner
Error

Your are right, I have inserted a row in the summary page and it has altered a few numbers. For 2009 I have
KTM 122 64 52%
YAMAHA 50 22 44%
HONDA 24 16 67%
BMW 6 3 50%
GAS-GAS 4 1 25%...
Forum: Australia 12-10-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 71,153
Posted By Desertboner
Stats

Thanks I'll look SB, let me know if you see any blatant errors you are aware off. The 2006 to 2013 are sources from the official Dakar site, but that does not make them correct. 2003 to 2006 from...
Forum: Australia 12-10-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 71,153
Posted By Desertboner
More stats

By bike maker since 2006 to date

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/23061628/Dakar%20Stats%20-%202006%20to%202013%20-%20bike%20makers.jpg
Forum: Australia 12-10-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 71,153
Posted By Desertboner
Aussies in the Dakar - 2003 to 2013

Folks

I thought a few of you might find this interesting. From 2003 to 2013, 24 Australians have participated in the Dakar 37 times recording 15 finished. Please refer to the stats table below. I...
Forum: Australia 10-30-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 111,648
Posted By Desertboner
Thanks

Pete, thanks for the video I loved it. I have a freerider being delivered on Thursday for a surprise for my wife. I have been worried if it would suit her but feel much better after seeing your...
Forum: Australia 10-28-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By Desertboner
I know the 5 caps are a hassle and yes they did...

I know the 5 caps are a hassle and yes they did cost a bit.
Forum: Australia 10-27-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By Desertboner
Tanks for 990R

Here's a couple more I found

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/23061628/DSCF3864.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/23061628/DSCF3863.jpg
Forum: Australia 10-27-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By Desertboner
Fuel options

Ian, you're doing quite well, when I went to a 2 to 1 on my 990R it drop the fuel consumption to around 8 litres/100kms (measured over 2500kms). Then I got the 990R tunned on a dyno but still only...
Forum: Australia 08-13-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 567
Views: 111,648
Posted By Desertboner
My local dealer a few days ago quoted an onroad...

My local dealer a few days ago quoted an onroad RRP of $11,180 and he would sell it to me for $10,390. I have not pushed him on price but think there is a chance of getting it for $9,995.
Forum: Australia 05-29-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 34,434
Posted By Desertboner
I agree with Maggno plus 70%+ of the 4WD traffic...

I agree with Maggno plus 70%+ of the 4WD traffic goes west to east plus the dunes start smaller and get larger. This results in the west side of the dunes being butchered as 4WD tend to only let...
Forum: Australia 05-29-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 34,434
Posted By Desertboner
+1 agree

+1 agree
Forum: Australia 05-28-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 34,434
Posted By Desertboner
Another consideration is 70%+ of the traffic...

Another consideration is 70%+ of the traffic travels from west to east which mean if you travelling in the same direction there is less chances of meeting a 4wd cresting a dune.
Forum: Australia 05-28-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 34,434
Posted By Desertboner
West-east is easier going at the start (smaller...

West-east is easier going at the start (smaller dunes) so allows you to burn some fuel (lose some weight) before tackling the bigger dunes. Plus the east side of the dunes are steeper created from...
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