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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 11:35 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,610
Posted By JayBo1
Hi everyone. I'm having a recovery day today so...

Hi everyone. I'm having a recovery day today so that I can ride back to Abu Dhabi for the final day. I haven't really had a good run, for many reasons. It's been a battle since I made the decision to...
Forum: Racing 03-22-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,610
Posted By JayBo1
Take care of yourself Ben, and we'll all be...

Take care of yourself Ben, and we'll all be thinking of you. I can't think why you didn't offer your 2015 bike to me and I could have loaned Damo my old shitta 2012 one:lol3. Good luck with the...
Forum: Australia 03-07-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4,662
Views: 461,469
Posted By JayBo1
Kind of - still smarting over the harshness of it...

Kind of - still smarting over the harshness of it and the financial recovery is a tough one that'll take a while to recover from:lol3. I have trouble thinking about it because it's such a mixed...
Forum: Australia 03-05-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4,662
Views: 461,469
Posted By JayBo1
I wonder if you got the prices the wrong way...

I wonder if you got the prices the wrong way around, but the total is in the ballpark? I think I paid $160 for a set of spokes and $180 for a 1.6" rim for the 640Adv. Lacing it up takes a bit of...
Forum: Australia 03-03-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4,662
Views: 461,469
Posted By JayBo1
If you're keen to know more about the lace...

If you're keen to know more about the lace pattern of the 640 front wheels, head into the Vendors section, sniff out Woody Wheels thread and then search in there for posts by JayBo1. I did a series...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By JayBo1
Unfortunately there are people that said they...

Unfortunately there are people that said they wanted Tee Shirts, I labelled Tee shirts for them, but they never followed through with paying for Tee shirts. I now have a small collection of Tee...
Forum: Australia 02-25-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By JayBo1
JayBo to ADDC 2015

I've been keeping quiet on this one as it was all looking very dicey, but early this morning I got the news I was hoping for - Italian Customs should be okay with the export of my 450RFR to Dubai. It...
Forum: Racing 02-22-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,753
Posted By JayBo1
Big lesson I learnt in my first ADDC in 2010 -...

Big lesson I learnt in my first ADDC in 2010 - don't wear a rally jacket unless it's a really light version. I wore a supposedly "Lite Rally" jacket and it was way too hot and was a factor in my...
Forum: Racing 02-20-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 67,291
Posted By JayBo1
Are you talking about the Australasian Safari?...

Are you talking about the Australasian Safari? You need to read the rule book again if so. It's not like the Dakar where you're disqualified for the rest of the event if you fail to finish one stage....
Forum: Racing 02-12-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,753
Posted By JayBo1
Yep - I went through 3 in the first 4 days of the...

Yep - I went through 3 in the first 4 days of the 2011 Australasian Safari on my 2012 450RFR. Then I had to make one from mild steel as Cyril's mechanic had run out. Later I had one made of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,945
Posted By JayBo1
Go the FCR D! The grin gets bigger as the fuel...

Go the FCR D! The grin gets bigger as the fuel consumption goes up, and grin factor is what riding Rally bikes is all about!:deal
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,945
Posted By JayBo1
:clap Sweeeeet! I'll be following this one for...

:clap
Sweeeeet! I'll be following this one for sure.
Forum: Racing 02-08-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,106
Posted By JayBo1
The only time you have too much fuel is when...

The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire! (Unless you're a Pro and looking for that tiny edge - the rest of us can just lose a kilo from our girth!:lol3)
Forum: Racing 02-06-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,753
Posted By JayBo1
Better not be pushing mine out of the queue:lol3.

Better not be pushing mine out of the queue:lol3.
Forum: Racing 02-03-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,106
Posted By JayBo1
I did my Stress ECG on an exercise bicycle. I had...

I did my Stress ECG on an exercise bicycle. I had the choice of treadmill run or exercycle. Being a cyclist ... well it was obvious to me.

Same issue for me with the foot/ankle after a major...
Forum: Racing 01-31-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,753
Posted By JayBo1
Two things about wrapping the header on a 450RFR:...

Two things about wrapping the header on a 450RFR:
1) There is very little clearance between the water tank and the header, so the wrap needs to be kept tight and single layer there.
2) Although it...
Forum: Racing 01-30-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,753
Posted By JayBo1
Hi Lee. There's a bunch of stuff you need to have...

Hi Lee. There's a bunch of stuff you need to have installed on the bike prior to rocking up to your first rally. It's mainly the brackets to mount stuff, the power cables to power stuff and the...
Forum: Racing 01-28-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,753
Posted By JayBo1
Congratulations!!!:clap See you in Abu...

Congratulations!!!:clap See you in Abu Dhabi:deal.
Just to be clear - did you buy the "still in the box 2014" carb'd bike or order a new 2016 FI bike?
Forum: Racing 01-27-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,753
Posted By JayBo1
An expense to replace issue, was my line of...

An expense to replace issue, was my line of thought. It is likely to be more resilient to damage in a crash, but if it is damaged the wallet pain will be significant with little hope of work-around...
Forum: Racing 01-27-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,753
Posted By JayBo1
I have a carb'd 450 Rally and have no issues with...

I have a carb'd 450 Rally and have no issues with it being carb'd. When I DNF'd day 2 I became a mechanic for a carb'd 450 Rally. The team also had a FI'd 450 Rally running. Both finished. I believe...
Forum: New Zealand 01-23-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,867
Posted By JayBo1
Thought I'd post this here first in case this is...

Thought I'd post this here first in case this is where someone looks (kind of obvious I guess?).
On the liaison for Stage 1 of the Dakar the roads and highways were lined with countless thousands of...
Forum: Australia 01-23-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 36,558
Posted By JayBo1
Dakar 2015 Subset of the F5 fan club

I haven't got a blog, but I can easily share much of my experience as a mechanic on a Dakar team bike. When I DNF'd stage 2, I became mechanic for Fabricio Fuentes (#81) and saw him through to the...
Forum: Racing 01-21-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 862,697
Posted By JayBo1
I would have to say - yes! This applies to both...

I would have to say - yes! This applies to both cases of riding skill and bike preparation. I was pretty horrified, and I know I can speak for my mechanic Ben (inmate "topo"), that the state of some...
Forum: Racing 01-21-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 862,697
Posted By JayBo1
Thanks everyone. I'll tell the full story in due...

Thanks everyone. I'll tell the full story in due course, when I'm home and have what photos I have available, but will share this snippet as it reveals something of Etienne's great attitude towards...
Forum: Racing 01-20-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 862,697
Posted By JayBo1
This morning I read the first 100 pages of this...

This morning I read the first 100 pages of this thread, that carried me from the start "F5ire in the hole" to the start of Day 3. I've also read the most recent 10 or so pages. I'm a little shell...
Forum: Australia 01-20-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 39,314
Posted By JayBo1
Hiya D. Fabricio Fuentes gave me the scroll of...

Hiya D. Fabricio Fuentes gave me the scroll of the Salar stage (Uyuni to Iquique) from his bike as a keepsake for the all nighter I worked after it to fix all the electrical problems and engine oil...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 39,314
Posted By JayBo1
I have kept the scroll for sure. I'll frame the...

I have kept the scroll for sure. I'll frame the sections that ended my day! Several sections with FESH FESH in a row with the 11km last section being the end for me!
I removed the scroll from the RB...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 39,314
Posted By JayBo1
Hey everyone. I have a few days in BA to look...

Hey everyone. I have a few days in BA to look around while I'm here. Bike is all packed back in its box and ready for boarding the ASO boat to Le Havre. It looks like I might then send it to Dubai...
Forum: Australia 01-04-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 39,314
Posted By JayBo1
Had a fairly quiet ride. Took no risks, backed...

Had a fairly quiet ride. Took no risks, backed off in the dust when passed and carefully chose my places to pass. Just over half way through the liaison and stopped for fuel - me and the bike! Typing...
Forum: Australia 01-03-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 39,314
Posted By JayBo1
Cheers everyone. Roadbook done and ready to plug...

Cheers everyone. Roadbook done and ready to plug in the removable cartridge. Just about to put my gear on and get going to the bivvy. Start time if 6:10am for the 144km liaison. Special stage is...
Forum: Australia 01-03-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 39,314
Posted By JayBo1
JayBo's journey to Dakar 2015

Ben (topo) is feeling a little old this morning! The mechanics finished packing the truck at 1am, headed to the hotel to change before going out for dinner! Then to a club (one of the mechanics is a...
Forum: Racing 01-02-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,295
Posted By JayBo1
For the first time ever, I don't really care who...

For the first time ever, I don't really care who will win, only that I will finish! I'll buy the Dream Racer DVD when I get home if I have any interest in Dakar in 2 weeks. Lol
Forum: Australia 01-02-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 39,314
Posted By JayBo1
Hiya Matt. I hope not! Lol. I admit it's not...

Hiya Matt. I hope not! Lol. I admit it's not clear but the white section on the lhs is actually white duct tape and is external to the roadbook. It's a clever facility of the Aurora roadbook that...
Forum: Australia 01-02-2015, 02:57 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 39,314
Posted By JayBo1
Thanks everyone. Thank God it's not raining this...

Thanks everyone. Thank God it's not raining this morning for a change. Blinking windy though. Just chilling having breakfast with Ben in the hotel. About to head out to the bivvy in 1/2hr or so. The...
Forum: Australia 01-02-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 39,314
Posted By JayBo1
I've never been fitter in my life. I aced the...

I've never been fitter in my life. I aced the stress ECG a few months ago, so my heart and lungs can keep smashing it no worries. I am a bit light on due to the amount of cycling I do but trying to...
Forum: Racing 01-02-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 197,941
Posted By JayBo1
#145 is definitely Malles Moto.

#145 is definitely Malles Moto.
Forum: Racing 01-01-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 197,941
Posted By JayBo1
This is my first time at Dakar and I have to say...

This is my first time at Dakar and I have to say I am quite surprised at the lack of preparation of some bikes. Only a few really but those are quite poor! Several have literally arrived straight...
Forum: Australia 12-31-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 36,558
Posted By JayBo1
Awesome Troy! Thanks heaps for bringing those...

Awesome Troy! Thanks heaps for bringing those across from my Facebook post. :-)
Forum: Australia 12-30-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 39,314
Posted By JayBo1
JayBo's journey to Dakar 2015

Finally made it back to the hotel at 1am! A looong day. Picking he bike up at the port wa a little interesting with the bike being in a crate and the crate being on the organizers truck. Took a while...
Forum: Australia 12-27-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 39,314
Posted By JayBo1
All good so far. Ben and I sitting in the airport...

All good so far. Ben and I sitting in the airport waiting for the boarding call so we can get some sleep. Ben's flights got changed at the last minute for his NZ to Perth leg. Next stop - Dubai.
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