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Old 03-20-2012, 11:09 AM   #31
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Looks better every day

I got a few items in the mail today so I did a quick mockup of the F2R. I'll be working on this in the morning.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:16 AM   #32
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looking good!

I see we run the same stabilizer

a tip: make sure you a clear view of the stock odo after you finish your set up,
liaisons will almost certainly have strict speed limits in some sections, it's easy to get penalties

also, you will only need a left hand mirror on the bars, and get rid of the gps & it's mount

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Old 03-20-2012, 11:37 AM   #33
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looking good!

I see we run the same stabilizer

a tip: make sure you a clear view of the stock odo after you finish your set up,
liaisons will almost certainly have strict speed limits in some sections, it's easy to get penalties

also, you will only need a left hand mirror on the bars, and get rid of the gps & it's mount

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Ok will do, thanks!
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:57 AM   #34
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Clamps on

Did a bit more prep on the bike today. I think I have the brake lines run well.

I take my car Into the shop in the morning. I'm having the euro hitch installed. .8mm on the American spec hitch will cost me 600€. Damn!,
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:24 AM   #35
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Looking great! i myself am off to the eelctrics guy tomorrow to sort out the second buggy IMO sensor,
installing a second set of controls for the 2nd IMO, then shaking the bike down at a race on Sunday
(second race of the Greek Rally Raid cup)

whew, that's a lot of seconds

will post some pictures here or in the navigation tower thread tomorrow.

A tip on tires: do not run Michelin Deserts, but a hard(ish) enduro compound...
lots of snow left in the high mountains, some places of the course will still be wet/sticky
in 3 weeks time (heard it from one of the organisation guys who are writing the roadbook)...

Michelin will have a truck at the bivouac, with special prices on tires and mousses, plus technicians
who will be changing tires for competitors, a price list can be found here
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:27 AM   #36
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Starting to get excited

I pick up the bike trailer today and load some of my gear. I'm planing on leaving tomorrow morning for Vicenza Itlay, stay the night then drive to the port the next morning. It's only a hour drive to the ferry dock from there.

I feel like I have a thousand things left to do but I think i have resided to just make sure I have my riding gear,bike and just consentrate on having a good time.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:17 AM   #37
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a friend and I will be loading the bikes early monday morning and heading up the bivouac for registration and scrutineering, we should be there by noon...

What time / day are you passing by Athens? I'll pm you my mobile number in case you need any last minute
stuff. I am still on Easter holidays (one week later for us orthodox christiansthis year) but also getting excited,
I checked the weather and it's gonna be sunny during the race, temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius,
I am still debating on whether I will be wearing a jacket or mx shirt, plus a mental note to remember to bring swimming trunks for the end of the race

Have you booked accomodation close to the bivvy?
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:01 AM   #38
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a friend and I will be loading the bikes early monday morning and heading up the bivouac for registration and scrutineering, we should be there by noon...

What time / day are you passing by Athens? I'll pm you my mobile number in case you need any last minute
stuff. I am still on Easter holidays (one week later for us orthodox christiansthis year) but also getting excited,
I checked the weather and it's gonna be sunny during the race, temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius,
I am still debating on whether I will be wearing a jacket or mx shirt, plus a mental note to remember to bring swimming trunks for the end of the race

Have you booked accomodation close to the bivvy?
Will be in early Friday morning. I'll have all weekend to set the bike back up and get some much needed sunshine. That reminds me sun screen going in the bag right now. I have hotel already booked its listed as being a couple hundred meters from the Bivvy!
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:46 AM   #39
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Sunscreen an excellent idea, added.

I am staying in a b&b that's supposed to be 50m from the bivvy,
nevertheless I am also gonna bring my bivvy scooter as well, a Vespa,
and honna try and dig up my rally list tomorrow,
there is just too much stuff to remember

Off the top of my head,
Survival blanket
Two flares
Small mirror

and that's just the organisers required list

Damn time flies ha ha
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:15 AM   #40
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Brodovitch,
Is this event spectator-friendly in any way?
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:30 AM   #41
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:29 AM   #42
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Thanks ted! Hopefully I'll have a tale to tell come the 29th!

Balkan boy, as far a rallies go, it should be friendly enough as
the bivouac is in the same place each day, and I know from experience that
The location has some fantastic dual sport roads
For everything from Ktm adv640s to monster gs1200s
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:01 AM   #43
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I'm on a boat

Steaming towards Greece making 22mph on the ferry! I hope no one is taking parts off my bike
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:25 AM   #44
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Cool, I am getting last minute stuff done like decals & t-shirts (don't laugh, here it is)



Picking up the bike on Friday, had the suspension serviced as it has done about 2000 race kilometers
since last I checked, printing sponsor decals and heading up to the Bivouac early monday morning
with my friend Polytimi, she is racing her 450 'Berg

So far entries are around 130 bikes & quads, I think Australasian Safari quad winner John Maragozidis
is competing, plus a shit load of Italians, Austrians, Germans, a few Turks (sadly not Kemal) etc.... should make for a hell of an atmosphere

Race temperatures are supposed to be between 20-25 degrees celsuis, weather forecast says no rain,
I am soooo looking forward to this...

Race schedule is thus:

Tuesday 24th, Prologue,
4 x 5km loop, all done on sand / beach riding

Wednesday 25th, Day 1
350kms
L1 20km
SS1 120km
L2 45km
SS2 120km
L3 45km

Thursday 26th, Day 2
350kms
L1 20km
SS1 120km
L2 45km
SS2 120km
L3 45km

Friday 27th, Day 3
350kms
L1 20km
SS1 120km
L2 45km
SS2 120km
L3 45km

Saturday 28th, Day 4
210kms
L1 10km
SS1 80km
L2 10km
SS2 100km
L3 10km
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:29 AM   #45
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A few pics of the organiser scouting the course:









definitely NOT "pinned in fifth" terrain
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