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Forum: Racing 03-26-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 22,185
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Great write up! Thanks

Great write up!
Thanks
Forum: Racing 03-26-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Enough speed, body position and your route...

Enough speed, body position and your route selection are the most important things in the dunes. It can be pretty hard when you start to struggle, but it can also be very easy with minimal throttle...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-25-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 436,681
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
http://maniacsmedia.nl/IMH/Small/2015/03/22/550edc...

http://maniacsmedia.nl/IMH/Small/2015/03/22/550edc83179ba.jpg (http://allroadmaniacs.nl/imh/img-550edc8317cf3.html)
Forum: Racing 03-24-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
My Day 6: In the first special(30km) I start as...

My Day 6:
In the first special(30km) I start as as 3rd. On a fast part I can take over the othe 2. Fun navigation at the water tower. Then some washouts and I cross the finish line first.
Second...
Forum: Racing 03-24-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
My Day 5: The reverse of day 2. 200km of fast...

My Day 5:
The reverse of day 2. 200km of fast piste very few navigation. In the beginning a narrow sandy canyon. And a piece of fesh fesh , what a nasty stuff is that . On the fast parts it is very...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6,478
Views: 976,002
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Oh man, this is like a roller coaster: ups and...

Oh man, this is like a roller coaster: ups and downs. I would check the screens again and if again dirt is on it I am afraid our are right about splitting the cases.
Forum: Racing 03-22-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
My day 4: In the first round I go straight to...

My day 4:
In the first round I go straight to CP2 on a large dune, I miss the summit because of sun from the rear, ouch. Quite a face plant. To CP3 I come to a large dune so full throttle up, it is...
Forum: Racing 03-22-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
That sounds like a great adventure, Mad Cow! ...

That sounds like a great adventure, Mad Cow!

My day 3
Four rounds, 2x60 , 50 and 27km of dunes. The Le Mans start failed because the majority stays on his bike. The first round is delicious. Nice...
Forum: Racing 03-20-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,945
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Take care you do not "waste" too much time on...

Take care you do not "waste" too much time on this. There are more important things to worry about.
Forum: Racing 03-20-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Great report so far. I still remember my first...

Great report so far. I still remember my first rally, too much things in my head causing bad sleep.
Forum: Racing 03-20-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Wait for day 3 and 4 :evil

Wait for day 3 and 4 :evil
Forum: Racing 03-19-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
My day 2

A special of 200km. In the beginning nice navigating over rocky trails and climbing of a steep sandy hill. The rain has washed away a part of the track and we are redirected to CP1 over a gravel...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6,478
Views: 976,002
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Just back from the Tuareg Rally 2015. The 570 did...

Just back from the Tuareg Rally 2015. The 570 did great, 5 air filters and one oil change was all it needed.
Climbing the Hausdune (biggest dune in the area) was a piece of cake.
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Forum: Racing 03-17-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
My day 1

My day 1:
Prologue of 4km. I start at the far right end of the row for Le Mans start. Start off and bites by acidification in my arms. I believe 10th over the finish line.
First special is 50km,...
Forum: Racing 03-17-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Front wheel loosing grip.

Front wheel loosing grip.
Forum: Racing 03-17-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Congratulations Tony with your 3rd place. WAs the...

Congratulations Tony with your 3rd place. WAs the rally according your expectations?

Here a small clip of climbing the Hausdune on a 570.
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Forum: Racing 03-15-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Look on http://www.tuareg-rallye.com/?p=2563 in...

Look on http://www.tuareg-rallye.com/?p=2563 in pdf format at live.
6th place, not bad ;).

570 did really well. Not a lot of technical stuff except queds. Yesterday i took it easy. Had some front...
Forum: Racing 03-13-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
This was a real rally day. First special was...

This was a real rally day. First special was fast. First at finish of my start row. 2nd special had a lot of rocks. One had my name on it. Crashed hard into a rock field. No broken bones but a lot of...
Forum: Racing 03-12-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Only dust today and a lot like day 2. Not so nice...

Only dust today and a lot like day 2. Not so nice day but did good i think. Yesterday 9th over all :). Now relaxing and changing the air filter....
Forum: Racing 03-11-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Great day today. Missed ons dune top but no...

Great day today. Missed ons dune top but no dramas. After 4th rond up The Hausdune. With a 570 it was a piece of cake. Did it another 3 times just for fun. Tomorrow back toe Zagora.
Forum: Racing 03-10-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Today was a tough one. First round was great...

Today was a tough one. First round was great surfing. 2nd round i crashed about 10 times. I think it was the weight of the fuel in the back that helpt me. So i filled IT up completely and The 3rd...
Forum: Racing 03-09-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Today was really fast. Till cp1 navigation was...

Today was really fast. Till cp1 navigation was fun after that it was just follow the arrow. The 570 did 165km /h easy. To finish the day there were 2 rounds of 12km small dunes. That was pretty hot....
Forum: Racing 03-08-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
It was a great day. Finsished The prologue 10th....

It was a great day. Finsished The prologue 10th. First special was over before i realized. Third special made Ad mistake of about 5km. Got stand in My fuel tank cap was loose. Finished with...
Forum: Racing 03-03-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Glad you made it in time. Somehow a rallybike is...

Glad you made it in time. Somehow a rallybike is never finished on your scheduled time.

Ah you in Amateur class, that is why I could not find you. Have fun and maybe we will meet somewhere.
Forum: Racing 03-03-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Yes we are online: ...

Yes we are online:
http://www.owaka.fr/live/view/776

5 nights to go.......

#48 Mike_MRS
#?? Mad Cow
#64 GezwindeSpoed
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 02:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Weird, you tried most things I would have done. I...

Weird, you tried most things I would have done. I heard of people gas it on a stand in highest gear to seat it. Never tried it and be careful. It helps when the tire is warm.
Forum: Racing 02-26-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,374
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Great you found it, but it still sucks that such...

Great you found it, but it still sucks that such a small wire can ruin your Dakar.

Reminds me of Tuareg 2011 day 1, after 10km in the Special I hit a rock and the fuel pump stops. Back in the...
Forum: Racing 02-26-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
And? Is your bike ready Mad Cow? Should be on...

And? Is your bike ready Mad Cow? Should be on transport pretty soon.
Forum: Racing 02-21-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,933
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Ready to rock!

Did a test ride today and everything works. Really looking forward to it.

http://maniacsmedia.nl/IMH/Small/2015/02/21/54e87e6453cd5.JPG (http://allroadmaniacs.nl/imh/img-54e87e64540d0.html)
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Leave the clutch switch but bridge the interlock...

Leave the clutch switch but bridge the interlock relay. Sometimes the middle, sometimes the most right relay. Now you can start in gear and have the right maps....
Forum: Racing 02-18-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,297
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Wow, great story! Makes me proud as your neighbor...

Wow, great story! Makes me proud as your neighbor during the Hellas and co-competitor on the Libya rally.

Wish you all the best and a bit more luck for 2016.
Forum: Racing 02-16-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Are you sure your carb in not freezing?

Are you sure your carb in not freezing?
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6,478
Views: 976,002
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
You probably have to wait for approval of a...

You probably have to wait for approval of a moderator.
Forum: Racing 02-11-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2,406
Views: 493,429
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
No, it is not a good thing. A steering damper...

No, it is not a good thing. A steering damper dampens, a bar mounted road book swings. You feel the weight when steering and the turning movement continues after stopping putting pressure on the bars...
Forum: Racing 02-04-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,945
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
1:18-20

1:18-20
Forum: Racing 02-04-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,852
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
I never understood why everybody is so keen on...

I never understood why everybody is so keen on the Desert tires. I can buy 2-3 rears for one Desert rear. I used a Desert once and it was gone after 4 days (Alto Turia Rally, Spain). I have used...
Forum: Racing 02-04-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,626
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20B/April...

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20B/Aprilia%20MXV%20450%20Dakar.jpg
Forum: Racing 02-04-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,945
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
I think it is safe to calculate using 1:10 km/L...

I think it is safe to calculate using 1:10 km/L consumption. I think my bike uses about 1:12 but that is of course dependent on how smooth you go through the dunes and how soft the sand is. I prefer...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6,478
Views: 976,002
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Without the 70d tank the light comes on at 1.5L...

Without the 70d tank the light comes on at 1.5L remaining. With the extra tank the light start when the level gets below the 1.5L mark on the main tank, I could ride for another 40km (about 2.5L so...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6,478
Views: 976,002
Posted By GezwindeSpoed
Very nice bike! Smart to make the Meca system...

Very nice bike! Smart to make the Meca system tank fit. What rally are you planning to ride?
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