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Forum: Racing 11-01-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,160
Posted By ManxBerg
That's the one. I believe this bike was built...

That's the one.
I believe this bike was built up as one of Nicky plumbs practice bikes (2005-2006 ish)

Here's some more pics:

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab31/Kieranc79/057.jpg
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Forum: Racing 10-31-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,160
Posted By ManxBerg
My bike is almost ready to go! I will change the...

My bike is almost ready to go! I will change the tyres and put new chain spockets and wheel bearings in, but it makes a change to have the bike ready so early. Anyone know anything about Fournales...
Forum: Racing 09-29-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,160
Posted By ManxBerg
After competing in the Tuareg Rallye in 2008 and...

After competing in the Tuareg Rallye in 2008 and 2010 I'm desperate to try something new.
There are so many Rallye's out there, but the lure of going to Lac Rose and Dakar has led me to entering...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15,040
Views: 1,750,777
Posted By ManxBerg
Pictures of the bike in it's previous life. ...

Pictures of the bike in it's previous life.

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab31/Kieranc79/BMW2.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15,040
Views: 1,750,777
Posted By ManxBerg
The forks are 50mm Marzocchi 'factory' forks, and...

The forks are 50mm Marzocchi 'factory' forks, and the rear shock is a special Fornales air shock. (I might get a spare spring rear shock as insurance). Both ends set up for this bike which has done...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15,040
Views: 1,750,777
Posted By ManxBerg
Or about $7000 for those in the US. I...

Or about $7000 for those in the US.

I wasn't after a new Rallye bike but couldn't let it go for that. I'd ride it to work for that money.
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15,040
Views: 1,750,777
Posted By ManxBerg
Not as much as I think it should have. 4300!

Not as much as I think it should have.
4300!
Forum: Racing 04-01-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,416
Posted By ManxBerg
New Rallye Bike!

My new bike! An Ex Nicky Plumb Touratech F650RR, bought of ebay for what I consider a bargain. This is a big heavy beast compared to my KTM, but it feels like an unstopable force, and I can't wait to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15,040
Views: 1,750,777
Posted By ManxBerg
http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab31/Kieranc79/...

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab31/Kieranc79/009.jpg
My new F650RR!
http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab31/Kieranc79/010.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab31/Kieranc79/005.jpg
...
Forum: Racing 02-17-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
Tomorrow I'll try to explain how using ebay and a...

Tomorrow I'll try to explain how using ebay and a selection of 2nd hand deals, I built this bike for a total of 4500 (including spare wheels and a variety of...
Forum: Racing 02-17-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
I looked over a few emails from last year to...

I looked over a few emails from last year to price up my spending. I would say that for me to do the Tuareg Rallye 2010 cost about 2750.

Entry fee 1490 Euro
Tyres 165
Mousses 167
Oil and...
Forum: Racing 02-17-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,215
Posted By ManxBerg
Nothing like leaving things to the last minute!...

Nothing like leaving things to the last minute! Any progress with the Nav gear?
Good luck with it all, you'll have a great time.
If preparation seem to get overwhelming, just remember Rallye raid...
Forum: Racing 02-11-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
Sorry I haven't been on ADVrider much, over the...

Sorry I haven't been on ADVrider much, over the next few days I will find out what I spent last year and put a break down of the total costs to enter a Rallye like this. Jenny is ball park at around...
Forum: Racing 04-30-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
Sorry for the lack of activity recently. As those...

Sorry for the lack of activity recently. As those who have read this thread might know, my wife was pregnant.

I say was, as Owen Richard Clotworthy was born on the 29th April! Weighing 6lb 6oz,...
Forum: Racing 04-13-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 53,287
Posted By ManxBerg
Hi, i'm looking forward to seeing this thread...

Hi, i'm looking forward to seeing this thread grow. Remember to keep posting those pictures. That fairing looks awesome, there is something about kevlar or carbon fibre that does it for me.
Forum: Racing 04-07-2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
It is my intention at some point soon, to break...

It is my intention at some point soon, to break down my costs, and give a realistic view of what you do need to spend. Rallye riding can have a few hidden costs, but the Tuareg will not require you...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
Congratulations to Chris Foster for finishing...

Congratulations to Chris Foster for finishing 17th, he rode well, and didn't miss a single checkpoint on the Rallye. I had really enjoyed riding with these guys for the last 8 days, and hope to race...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
After a bit of sunbathing on the beach, everyone...

After a bit of sunbathing on the beach, everyone was assembled and the class winners would lead the back on the short drive along the promanade in Mojacar to the finish. Mick Tomkinson had won the...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
After an enjoyable ride on the tarmac we reached...

After an enjoyable ride on the tarmac we reached a CP and turned off onto the gravel. This series of gravel track led down to the little village of Sopalmo This is where you find half the Rallye...
Forum: Racing 04-07-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
An early start in Spain saw the sun shining...

An early start in Spain saw the sun shining again. The atmosphere in the Rallye was noticably different now, a feeling of anticipation. We just had to bring it home today, and we unloaded the van and...
Forum: Racing 04-06-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
We arrived into the port of Nador as the rain...

We arrived into the port of Nador as the rain stopped. We were all soaked, and happily stripped off and changed in the port car park, throwing our stinking riding gear into black bin bags. We made...
Forum: Racing 04-06-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
In my reduced team, Chris Foster was now up to...

In my reduced team, Chris Foster was now up to 18th overall, and we talked about how we could ride as a team to preserve his position, and if possible push him up the results. Time was running out,...
Forum: Racing 04-06-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
Day 7, the final day in Morocco. I woke early,...

Day 7, the final day in Morocco.
I woke early, and had breakfast before most people were up. I felt good this morning (despite the early start) and had time to study the results properly for the...
Forum: Racing 04-04-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
The GPS is a Garmin V (not 2) with an external...

The GPS is a Garmin V (not 2) with an external ariel, and it has been really good for the sort of functions a Rallye like this needs. A lot of people seem to be using the Garmin 60cx now.

You get...
Forum: Racing 04-04-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
The bike had some well earned TLC in Missor,...

The bike had some well earned TLC in Missor, fresh oil, filters (air and oil), front wheel bearings, and the usual check over. Only two days to go and it'd run briliiantly, though was looking a bit...
Forum: Racing 04-04-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
After another technical climb called the Alex...

After another technical climb called the Alex Kante stage, there was some really enjoyable riding along a technical series of trails. This stage ends with a ride down a river bed with steep sides....
Forum: Racing 04-04-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
Day 6 saw us leave Mersouga and leave the Dunes...

Day 6 saw us leave Mersouga and leave the Dunes behind. I'd really enjoyed the last few days but now it was time to start edging closer to home. Day 6 started with a flat out blast of a special test....
Forum: Racing 04-03-2010, 03:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,997
Posted By ManxBerg
There are now plenty of tank options for the...

There are now plenty of tank options for the Husaberg and I'd make a great Rallye bike. I'm sure Safariberg will be along soon to give his view as he took a 570 to the Dakar this year. My only...
Forum: Racing 04-01-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
I'm glad you enjoyed the Rallye. Nice...

I'm glad you enjoyed the Rallye.

Nice picture, the problems of the early part of the Rallye are a distant memory at this point....
Forum: Racing 04-01-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
My bike in Mersouga Day 5 ...

My bike in Mersouga Day 5
http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab31/Kieranc79/Tuareg%202010/P3170088.jpg
Forum: Racing 04-01-2010, 07:51 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
Day 5 is the Dune race day. A short day where you...

Day 5 is the Dune race day. A short day where you finish around lunch time. It is a bit of fun mid Rallye and allows you to have an afternoon off to prepare/fix your bikes for the ride back through...
Forum: Racing 04-01-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
Back in camp that night, Nigel was in good...

Back in camp that night, Nigel was in good spirits, but it turned out that he had broken his ankle, and it was now his turn to accept that his Rallye was over.
It was a pity as I think he was...
Forum: Racing 04-01-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
I had a great days riding, but unfortunately the...

I had a great days riding, but unfortunately the curse on my team had struck again on Day 4.

Whilst I was riding in the Dunes I saw a bike parked in the sand, a foil blanket was attached, and a...
Forum: Racing 04-01-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
Day 4 is the big day in the Tuareg Rallye, there...

Day 4 is the big day in the Tuareg Rallye, there are 4 different laps in the dunes of Erg Chebi, and each lap has a cut off time to eliminate the slower riders.

In previous years only around...
Forum: Racing 04-01-2010, 05:45 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
Hi Wes, it was good to meet all you guys. You had...

Hi Wes, it was good to meet all you guys. You had a really good ride to come 7th! I remember speaking to some of you back in 2008 and I'm sure our paths will cross again as the UK Rallye scene is...
Forum: Racing 04-01-2010, 05:35 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
Great video's on that link, I can watch them and...

Great video's on that link, I can watch them and pretend I'm still there. Headcams have got's lots better in the last few years. What camera do you use?

I remember seeing your Husaberg on the...
Forum: Racing 03-31-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
I finished equal 20th on day 3, and was happy to...

I finished equal 20th on day 3, and was happy to back amoungst the right end of the results. The guy that I was tied with was my team mate Scott Stevens, and considering that we started and finished...
Forum: Racing 03-31-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
Day 3 dawned in the camp, and for the first time...

Day 3 dawned in the camp, and for the first time on the Rallye I felt good again. I'd had a good nights sleep and was prepared for the day ahead. The bike had an fresh oil and filters, the roadbook...
Forum: Racing 03-31-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
Amme is was great to meet all of the Swedes on...

Amme is was great to meet all of the Swedes on the Tuareg rallye. You guys looked like you were having a great time. Are you now addicted to Rallye raids like me? What event would you like to do...
Forum: Racing 03-30-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 67,546
Posted By ManxBerg
That was some of the Trails I did get to ride,...

That was some of the Trails I did get to ride, the Moroccan roads are usually miles of arrow straight tarmac that link dusty villages together.

I never find any satisfaction in complaining to the...
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