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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,408
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: 11,547
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: 245
Views: 11,927
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: 5,546
Views: 646,255
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: 847
Views: 118,684
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: 2,148
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: 35
Views: 3,647
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: 218
Views: 32,890
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: 22,404
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: 3,364
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: 2,071
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: 791
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: 3,599
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: 142
Views: 14,852
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: 4,842
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: 847
Views: 118,684
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: 2,694
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: 22,404
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: 847
Views: 118,684
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: 30,981
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: 3,334
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: 3,369
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: 34,441
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: 12,229
Views: 839,781
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: 12,229
Views: 839,781
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: 12,229
Views: 839,781
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: 12,229
Views: 839,781
Posted By Dakar Dan
...or test cricket!

...or test cricket!
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 839,781
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: 12,229
Views: 839,781
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.
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 839,781
Posted By Dakar Dan
True, but therein lies the work of the marketing...

True, but therein lies the work of the marketing dept to capitalize on that message. With most of Yamaha's enduro competitors now using the YZ platform in favour of the WR, it could indicate a shift...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 839,781
Posted By Dakar Dan
Perhaps it's been part of Yamaha's team (and...

Perhaps it's been part of Yamaha's team (and subsequent marketing) strategy all along to wring the whole race out of one engine at the expense of overall placing. A brave move with the YZF vs WRF for...
Forum: Australia 01-12-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By Dakar Dan
Yep, they're a MoFo to access. The WRF requires...

Yep, they're a MoFo to access. The WRF requires the whole rear subframe tilted and rear shock removed. With a bit of practice, you can do a bit of "keyhole" surgery (main, pilot jets, acc pump...
Forum: Australia 01-12-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 43,271
Posted By Dakar Dan
Out yet, or a pending publication? Either way...

Out yet, or a pending publication? Either way would be a great read. Allan is another of the Dakar's quiet acheivers, plugging away with solid performances.

The altitude over the next couple of...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 839,781
Posted By Dakar Dan
0530 Eastern. 0230 in Perth.

0530 Eastern. 0230 in Perth.
Forum: Racing 01-12-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 839,781
Posted By Dakar Dan
Viladoms and Duclos only 50 seconds apart for...

Viladoms and Duclos only 50 seconds apart for overall second place.
Forum: Racing 01-12-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 839,781
Posted By Dakar Dan
Duclos has jumped up to 6th at WP11, Sanz holding...

Duclos has jumped up to 6th at WP11, Sanz holding on to 10-11th position.
Forum: Australia 01-11-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By Dakar Dan
There's a tiny spring, washer and o ring on the...

There's a tiny spring, washer and o ring on the end of the screw. You mught have the screw out of the threads but one of these loose components still holding it in there.
Forum: Racing 01-10-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 839,781
Posted By Dakar Dan
Come down and do the Aus Safari in September,...

Come down and do the Aus Safari in September, Brimstone!
Forum: Australia 01-10-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By Dakar Dan
Surely there's gotta be some merit in expanding...

Surely there's gotta be some merit in expanding the Victorian Recreational Registration scheme nationally. There is a growing trend to standardise national road laws. Vic is normally a bit more of a...
Forum: Australia 01-10-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5,169
Views: 232,769
Posted By Dakar Dan
Is that one of the lesser known PAR leading out...

Is that one of the lesser known PAR leading out of Warraweena? Vague memories of a Pad I Warta station/land tucked South East of there.
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