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Forum: Australia 05-25-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By Dakar Dan
DeLorme Inreach SE works like an SMS via sat. Can...

DeLorme Inreach SE works like an SMS via sat. Can use it to plot a course similar to a Spot tracker. Has SOS or you can just ask for the footy scores…and everything in between. Turned out to be the...
Forum: Australia 05-23-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,588
Posted By Dakar Dan
How the Japanese remove all human error from...

How the Japanese remove all human error from their assembly process:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Zlax5L8BVGc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Australia 05-18-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,553
Posted By Dakar Dan
Another +1 from me for the Coleman 533. It is on...

Another +1 from me for the Coleman 533. It is on the weighty side for hiking but negligible if the weight is shared between two or three in a group. It carries enough fuel in its own tank for a few...
Forum: Australia 05-18-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,121
Posted By Dakar Dan
Part of the fun of finding a good stealth bivvy...

Part of the fun of finding a good stealth bivvy is in the hunt. I've kipped in plenty of scenic, non-privately owned spots using the principle of if it doesn't have a locked gate, then they're not...
Forum: Australia 05-18-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,373
Posted By Dakar Dan
'Zactly. This would be a unique bike in the...

'Zactly. This would be a unique bike in the current marketplace. There are plenty of larger ADV style bike there already (>650). The Africa Twin is certainly one of the better ones but a 500 single,...
Forum: Australia 05-17-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,373
Posted By Dakar Dan
Pity Honda couldn't identify the market for a...

Pity Honda couldn't identify the market for a half-pint version of this bike, effectively a CRF500F. Maybe too close to their CB500X but there has been a gulf between the 450 enduros and 650-800cc...
Forum: Australia 04-29-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By Dakar Dan
+1. Was sitting in there last Winter watching it...

+1. Was sitting in there last Winter watching it snow outside !
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By Dakar Dan
+1 on the CRF100F. Not too big for small kids...

+1 on the CRF100F. Not too big for small kids (over 10-12 years) and not too small for big kids (their parents who have never ridden before) to have a crack at, too.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 300,653
Posted By Dakar Dan
Great build, Smackit! What jetting combo did...

Great build, Smackit!
What jetting combo did you go for with your stock-looking exhaust there?
Forum: Australia 03-16-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,454
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: 2,242
Views: 285,194
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: 2,242
Views: 285,194
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: 806
Views: 82,139
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: 2,163
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: 2,189
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: 47
Views: 3,946
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: 860
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: 14,906
Views: 1,148,768
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: 6,025
Views: 311,136
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: 14,906
Views: 1,148,768
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: 41,016
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: 937,754
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: 937,754
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: 937,754
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: 7,183
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: 937,754
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: 937,754
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: 937,754
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: 937,754
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: 937,754
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: 937,754
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: 937,754
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: 937,754
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: 937,754
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: 937,754
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: 937,754
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: 937,754
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: 937,754
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: 937,754
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: 937,754
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...
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