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Forum: Australia 12-15-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 12,204
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, 05:16 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 12,204
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, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
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...
Forum: Racing 12-10-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 61,070
Posted By Dakar Dan
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Forum: Racing 12-09-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 61,070
Posted By Dakar Dan
Not news to us Aussies but for the rest of the...

Not news to us Aussies but for the rest of the world while we wait for our feature presentation…here's an insight into Toby's skill and drive, as well as the diverse kinds of riding we enjoy here:
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Forum: Australia 12-08-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,372
Posted By Dakar Dan
A legendary pub...run by legends! Maija was my...

A legendary pub...run by legends! Maija was my HSC English teacher in 1986 and one of a kind back then against a sea of beige educators and grey uniforms. Dropped by (on a Beemer like many of their...
Forum: Racing 12-06-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 61,070
Posted By Dakar Dan
Don't sell Pricey too short. He's blindingly fast...

Don't sell Pricey too short. He's blindingly fast and agile for a big unit but now of an age where he's racing a lot smarter, too. He certainly didn't disgrace himself with the RB in Morocco and has...
Forum: Racing 12-05-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 61,070
Posted By Dakar Dan
Not an uncommon phenomenon with racing teams and...

Not an uncommon phenomenon with racing teams and syndicates in all levels of motorsport, pro cycling and other arenas. It's a quick way of the big guys accumulating experience and talent without...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By Dakar Dan
I have two girls 12 and 13, who have outgrown...

I have two girls 12 and 13, who have outgrown their PW80. While reliable and cheap to run, it too was very cold blooded, requiring lengthy warmup even after cleaning the carb & checking the jets....
Forum: Racing 12-01-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 61,070
Posted By Dakar Dan
Small factory, big team. Hope the underdogs have...

Small factory, big team. Hope the underdogs have a great showing this year. There's certainly some serious competition from the red and blue corners now, which I think was part of the intent of the...
Forum: Racing 11-26-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 61,070
Posted By Dakar Dan
Bingo, Jaybo. Altitude sickness is the more mild...

Bingo, Jaybo. Altitude sickness is the more mild symptom of headache, fatigue and breathlessness that preceeds high altitude pulmonary oedema (HAPE) and/or high altitude cerebral oedema (HACE). All...
Forum: Racing 11-25-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,850
Posted By Dakar Dan
...as opposed to a dingo's breakfast: a piss and...

...as opposed to a dingo's breakfast: a piss and a look around at sunrise.

Whichever way you start the day, have an awesome Dakar, guys!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-24-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,025
Posted By Dakar Dan
A big thumbs up from me. I was stuck for choice...

A big thumbs up from me. I was stuck for choice between a sat phone and a Spot or PLB. The InReach SE proved to be exactly what I needed for a family vacation through Central Aus recently and now...
Forum: Racing 11-24-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 61,070
Posted By Dakar Dan
Princess Laia: <iframe width="560"...

Princess Laia:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8yWUdQIRF-o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>




Who needs subtitles??
Forum: Racing 11-18-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5,565
Views: 661,775
Posted By Dakar Dan
Definitely. Much more YZ than WR. The longevity...

Definitely. Much more YZ than WR. The longevity remains to be proven under long multi-stage rallying but it's a very sleek, light design.
Forum: Australia 11-10-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 121,211
Posted By Dakar Dan
That fairing/tank combo looks great! Are you...

That fairing/tank combo looks great! Are you planning to mount a dash inside the fairng, or just a GPS on the bars? Small flush-mount front blinkers on the fairing itself would tidy it up a smidge...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-23-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,643
Posted By Dakar Dan
Great build. Looks like a high tech Terramostro.

Great build. Looks like a high tech Terramostro.
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,385
Posted By Dakar Dan
The 2015 WR250f is essentially a YX250f MXer with...

The 2015 WR250f is essentially a YX250f MXer with minimal lighting and a 6 speed 'box for enduro/ off road racing. As great a bike as it looks, I seriously doubt that Yamaha will make a road legal...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-14-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 36,156
Posted By Dakar Dan
Wow, RT. Just finished reading your build thread....

Wow, RT. Just finished reading your build thread. I've always loved Sportys and may well end up on one later down the track of life. Yours looks extremely civilised but still raw. Good work on the 2...
Forum: Racing 10-07-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 23,522
Posted By Dakar Dan
Thanks for the updates guys. Good to hear Toby is...

Thanks for the updates guys. Good to hear Toby is toughing it out and learning the nav from the old hands while enjoying the Saharan dunes. He is of the right vintage now, having proven his mettle in...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,529
Posted By Dakar Dan
I've not crossed the Simpson, but tooled around...

I've not crossed the Simpson, but tooled around its edges recently. There is a lot of open, varied terrain just getting there that is testing, too. Long stretches of gibber plains, deep gravel,...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,152
Posted By Dakar Dan
I'm also an asylum seeker from GTR to the Bends....

I'm also an asylum seeker from GTR to the Bends. Stacks of great ADV and trail riding literally out my shed door from Eaglehawk. I'm on rec. reg only now, so anything farther afield means a lift for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-06-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By Dakar Dan
Great report! The Murch Spur was a fave of mine...

Great report! The Murch Spur was a fave of mine when I lived in Melbourne, used to extend it through to Buxton along the SEC (Telstra?) track through the Black Range and then back along the Acheron...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,743
Posted By Dakar Dan
Not my site or photos and Vic-centric but this...

Not my site or photos and Vic-centric but this guy has the same sense of curiosity: http://www.fadingvictoria.com/

Just returned from another trip through the Flinders Ranges/ Oodnadatta Track and...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 17,753
Posted By Dakar Dan
How about Dakar service truck?!? Seriously...

How about Dakar service truck?!?
Seriously though, your thread is one of inspiration for us weekend warriors and backyard bullshitters, Jaybo. Makes me quit my bitching every time I have to rewire...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,044
Posted By Dakar Dan
If you're only ADVing occasionally, don't...

If you're only ADVing occasionally, don't discount longer trips on your 300exc. Get it road registered (may be already so, seeing you're in NSW) with all the ADR gear on. Then look at soft luggage...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 121,211
Posted By Dakar Dan
I have a Yamalink sitting in my shed for a...

I have a Yamalink sitting in my shed for a WR450f. Had it fitted for the first year I had the bike. Definitely helps getting used to an enduro bike when you're a short arse like me but I've since...
Forum: Australia 10-06-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,849
Posted By Dakar Dan
I gave up with sunnies under helmets a long time...

I gave up with sunnies under helmets a long time ago. A tinted visor on road helmets which can be changed quickly, takes up bugger all room and acts as a spare was the go. It kept the sun off my...
Forum: Racing 10-06-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 517
Views: 23,522
Posted By Dakar Dan
The recipe for success in multi day rally raid, I...

The recipe for success in multi day rally raid, I would've thought. Highlighted by Toby's pace...but eventual time penalty. Good luck to all the Aussies and ADVers. And a massive thanks for the pro...
Forum: Australia 04-22-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 121,211
Posted By Dakar Dan
That WR chain slap racket is due in large part to...

That WR chain slap racket is due in large part to a loosely fitting chain slider. Some double sided weatherstrip adhesive tape between the slider and swingarm quietens it a lot. You really need to...
Forum: Australia 02-23-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 31,586
Posted By Dakar Dan
Doing a little bit of planning: anyone know if...

Doing a little bit of planning: anyone know if there is a non-bitumen route from Parachilna up to the Beltana turnoff 20km north? The railway line might have an access track but looks like it veers...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-23-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,402
Posted By Dakar Dan
Warraweena is a top spot. Camped at Halleys Hut...

Warraweena is a top spot. Camped at Halleys Hut there on a couple of occasions in the 4WD but haven't been back on the bike (yet!). Both times I was there, the tracks out to the south were washed...
Forum: OZ Vendors 02-23-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,486
Posted By Dakar Dan
Put me down for two thanks, Sol. See you there.

Put me down for two thanks, Sol.
See you there.
Forum: Racing 01-17-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 34,903
Posted By Dakar Dan
Therapeutic hypothermia reduces the metabolic...

Therapeutic hypothermia reduces the metabolic requirements of not just the brain but many of the body's organ's metabolic requirements to "tickover" pace. This reduces the amount of byproducts...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 847,279
Posted By Dakar Dan
Bang Bang Barreda aims for first place in the...

Bang Bang Barreda aims for first place in the Custom Bobber show 'n shine category.
Forum: Racing 01-17-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 847,279
Posted By Dakar Dan
Is it two duplicate boxes for Malle Moto class...

Is it two duplicate boxes for Malle Moto class this year that leapfrog each other at the bivvies? Puts a little less pressure each support truck as it shortcuts to every second overnighter, gets...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 847,279
Posted By Dakar Dan
Maybe a fuel line "spider". Switchable collector...

Maybe a fuel line "spider". Switchable collector to pump fuel from the different tanks maybe?
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 847,279
Posted By Dakar Dan
...or test cricket!

...or test cricket!
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 847,279
Posted By Dakar Dan
Thats why they pay them the big bucks. Probably...

Thats why they pay them the big bucks. Probably not their plan A but could be a possible contingency in lieu of a podium. Yamaha have invested big $ this year, as have Honda, and will be trying to...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12,230
Views: 847,279
Posted By Dakar Dan
+1 Sherco was shaping up to be one of the...

+1
Sherco was shaping up to be one of the unsung success stories of this year's Dakar. They've still acheived great things for a small factory.
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