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Forum: Racing Today, 06:18 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 30,442
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Great work! - thank you Beechum! Maybe we...

Great work! - thank you Beechum!

Maybe we need to get a competition going - photos of subscribers in their shirts doing stupid stuff during Dakar or something like that?!

I'll see if I can find...
Forum: Racing 11-25-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,628
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I agree - it will be a tough call this year, as...

I agree - it will be a tough call this year, as the rest day for bikes is actually prior to the 1500km 'marathon' stage in and out of Bolivia - so you wouldn't want to really change your engine...
Forum: Racing 11-25-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,628
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I think the line is/was blurred there... as I...

I think the line is/was blurred there... as I understand it, you are allowed to have/carry? oxygen during Liaison sections (and certainly the Orga have their own vehicles dispensing O2 at various...
Forum: Racing 11-25-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,628
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I think the confusion is regarding the leg into...

I think the confusion is regarding the leg into Bolivia and back - according to the daily milage (kilometer) sheets:
...
Forum: Racing 11-24-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,628
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
According to his Facebook page, it was posted...

According to his Facebook page, it was posted November 19th... where it was taken is a whole other matter of course!

Maybe Peugeot have* commissioned their own boat to go along with their 21*...
Forum: Racing 11-24-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,628
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Photo via Facebook from Edouard Leconte Dakar...

Photo via Facebook from Edouard Leconte Dakar 2015:

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/JMoandpiglet/Dakar%202015/Peugeot2008DKR_zps0b33dd52.jpg

So it's real and not just a photoshop paint...
Forum: Racing 11-24-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,628
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Thanks Beechum ;o) ...and I would add:...

Thanks Beechum ;o)

...and I would add: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=983507 which summarises the project to date.

Izom - in a nutshell, the answer to all your questions is...
Forum: Racing 11-23-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,628
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I agree, although if you are paying for it out of...

I agree, although if you are paying for it out of your own pocket, every few thousand counts - particularly if you consider the amount of race miles you are getting for your money?

To compare, the...
Forum: Racing 11-23-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,628
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I'll add another Guillaume Martens (#158) is a...

I'll add another Guillaume Martens (#158) is a good friend of our own Tony Schattat (they were on the same team on the Tuareg last year). Guillaume will be riding Malle Moto on a new KTM 450RFR.
...
Forum: Racing 11-22-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,263
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
No problem Pat - sorry the bike didn't make it to...

No problem Pat - sorry the bike didn't make it to the end this time, but it was fun to follow the project on Facebook too of course!

Maybe you could consider the Tuareg Rallye next March? - it's...
Forum: Racing 11-22-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,628
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I agree - there has already been some good...

I agree - there has already been some good analysis of how the Dakar is evolving - particularly since the move to South America...

For what it's worth, I feel the people who miss the 'old days'...
Forum: Racing 11-22-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,628
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
For anyone using Facebook, there are some great...

For anyone using Facebook, there are some great photos from Francois Paroissien taken over the past couple of days:
...
Forum: Vendors 11-21-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 17,869
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Duke - at the very least I would hope! ...

Hi Duke - at the very least I would hope!

It's funny, some people find the stock the suspension perfectly adequate (particularly for the price), while others find it lacking... I guess it's what...
Forum: Racing 11-21-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,628
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
It's going to be an interesting couple of days -...

It's going to be an interesting couple of days - with the cars and trucks effectively opening the same route the bikes will follow a day later, there could be a LOT of ruts to navigate, especially if...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8,569
Views: 1,710,547
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
If your existing ones are worn, then by all means...

If your existing ones are worn, then by all means replace them - and you might as well go for braided ones... similarly if you are overhauling the brakes on an older bike (with new fluid and seals...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8,569
Views: 1,710,547
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
There is no need to do anything - the stock XR400...

There is no need to do anything - the stock XR400 brakes will be fine...

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/JMoandpiglet/Morocco%2006/353_5343c2.jpg

Other than the lack of e-start (which...
Forum: Vendors 11-21-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 17,869
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Duke! - Just had a look at a photo of the Givi...

Hi Duke! - Just had a look at a photo of the Givi rack, and it appears to mount to the rack of the bike in a similar way to the proposed RRP soft luggage racks - that is you remove the grab handles...
Forum: Racing 11-21-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,628
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I saw this yesterday and immediately thought: 5...

I saw this yesterday and immediately thought: 5 riders but only 3 motorhomes? - who's sleeping in the back of the van then?!

Jx
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 223,527
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Genuinely 'Dakar' proven!

Don't forget there'll [finally!] be one of these in Dakar this year!

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/JMoandpiglet/Dakar%202015/Happyman_zps35dbf3a8.jpg

Rally Raid Products have spent...
Forum: Racing 11-20-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 30,442
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Yep. We are a hardy people... although...

Yep. We are a hardy people... although technically it is Carl's Swedish arse we need to be worried about - but then they are even more hardy than us of course!

James did actually offer to make me...
Forum: Racing 11-20-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 30,442
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hee hee - you woose! Yes, stock seat......

Hee hee - you woose!

Yes, stock seat... same one I used down to Greece and back from the UK... it'll be fine ;o)

Jx
Forum: Racing 11-20-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 30,442
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
This is the moment John has been waiting for: ...

This is the moment John has been waiting for:

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/JMoandpiglet/Dakar%202015/Happyman_zps35dbf3a8.jpg

The LC4-50 has passed scrutineering at Le Havre and is...
Forum: Racing 11-20-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,628
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/JMoandpig...

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/JMoandpiglet/Dakar%202015/Happyman_zps35dbf3a8.jpg

It's official, The LC4-50 has passed scrutineering - John is one happy man!

Beers tonight!

Jx
Forum: Racing 11-20-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,628
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Harsh Troy ;o) We did actually re-engineer the...

Harsh Troy ;o) We did actually re-engineer the internal parts of the LC4 engine you know!

But yes, I agree the rest is pretty much a KTM 690 - albeit covered in Rally Raid Products' own tanks,...
Forum: Racing 11-19-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,628
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I think PAU is racing Africa Race this year...

I think PAU is racing Africa Race this year instead?

Jx
Forum: Racing 11-19-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5,546
Views: 647,299
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I believe it is possible to pay ASO to carry...

I believe it is possible to pay ASO to carry specific fuel for you... so I imagine the electric car team will have made an arrangement with the out-fuel truck/s...

Mind you, having a bunch of...
Forum: Racing 11-19-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,628
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Yep, here's the list: ...

Yep, here's the list:

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/JMoandpiglet/Dakar%202015/ScreenShot2014-11-19at101926_zps964fd28b.png

A lot of LONG liaison sections too... this is where the...
Forum: Racing 11-19-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,628
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I know they say it every year: "This is going to...

I know they say it every year: "This is going to the be the hardest ever" etc. but this video Myway just posted in the Build-up thread does suggest there will be more autonomy and less support this...
Forum: Racing 11-19-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 30,442
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
A few photos from John (KTMmitch) this morning,...

A few photos from John (KTMmitch) this morning, prior to shipping to Le Havre tonight:

British bikes - #104 Chris Cork & #159 Carl Hagenblad on the LC4-50...
Forum: Racing 11-19-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 13,628
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hee hee - I can still see the sticker on the skid...

Hee hee - I can still see the sticker on the skid plate from the Hellas:
...
Forum: Vendors 11-18-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 17,869
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Chris - interesting idea... for info, on the...

Hi Chris - interesting idea... for info, on the CB-X, the Cat is actually in the mid-pipe section of the header (under the sump), not in the end can - so you can swap out the silencer and retain the...
Forum: Vendors 11-18-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 17,869
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
I agree Chris - no point in making something that...

I agree Chris - no point in making something that is already available (although I would add that the universal style is useful for not just your own bike, but anyone else traveling with you for...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4,954
Views: 921,483
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Honda won't do it (at least yet)... We will:...

Honda won't do it (at least yet)...

We will: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1012021&page=3

Jx
Forum: Vendors 11-16-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 17,869
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Chris! As we're both former advocates of...

Hi Chris!

As we're both former advocates of the XT660Z, I thought this project might appeal to you - experience teaching us that actually what is required in the real world of 'all road' traveling...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 696,653
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
If they are reading all the shit in this thread,...

If they are reading all the shit in this thread, they must be in fucking despair...

[project: cancelled.]

Jx
Forum: Vendors 11-15-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 17,869
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Hi Max' - I think someone might have asked this...

Hi Max' - I think someone might have asked this before, and 'Mitch replied we haven't been able to weigh the [production] spoked wheels yet, but when we get them back from Talon (the anodised...
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 30,442
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Goodness! If they want to order, we'll print...

Goodness!

If they want to order, we'll print 'em ;o)

Jx
Forum: Racing 11-13-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5,546
Views: 647,299
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
As I understand it, the KTM truck/s only carry...

As I understand it, the KTM truck/s only carry those parts common to the current model each year... of course there are quite a few service parts that remain interchangeable, and I imagine for this...
Forum: Racing 11-13-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 99,582
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Copy of post from Dakar Dazed - part 2... ...

Copy of post from Dakar Dazed - part 2...

http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr289/JMoandpiglet/Dakar%202015/ADVADDICTStradelogo_zps14d4b105.jpg

The initial scrutineering and shipping from Le...
Forum: Racing 11-13-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 86,249
Posted By JMo (& piglet)
Just a quick heads up everyone... firstly, thank...

Just a quick heads up everyone... firstly, thank you all again for your support during my Tuareg Rallye reporting - it really was a pleasure to provide you with a daily news feed from the event...
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