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Old 06-13-2011, 01:07 PM   #886
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Do I get a free airline ticket to Buenos Aires and free bivouac access if I drive it?

If it's a Rally PanAm deal, then there needs to be 20 tires, 20 bib-mousses, and 2 meters high of other stuff stacked up on that thing.
oh yeah sure, that'll be easy peasy with that machine. It's already running his sponsors
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:03 PM   #887
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Just got an email from Lawrence Hacking, he's taking another stab at becoming the first Canadian to finish the Dakar in a four wheeled vehicle


He was the first Candian to finish on a bike and wrote a great book about it, for anyone who hasnt read it....I'd highly recommend it

http://www.lawrencehacking.com/books.htm

Best of luck, the truck looks fantastic

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Old 06-20-2011, 12:11 PM   #888
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I read Hacking's book and it is great. That trucks looks like fun!
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:40 PM   #889
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That's good news, I've read his book a couple of times
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:04 PM   #890
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Really good news to see Lawrence return, his book was an inspiration to me.

I hope he's got that VW 1.9TDI that he ran last time sorted in the hp department, I think they're about 95-100hp standard? He was talking about fitting it with a compound turbo charger last I read on his fabricator's webpage. I'll see if I can dig out the link to that site tonight and post here.

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Old 06-21-2011, 05:48 AM   #891
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Really good news to see Lawrence return, his book was an inspiration to me.

I hope he's got that VW 1.9TDI that he ran last time sorted in the hp department, I think they're about 95-100hp standard? He was talking about fitting it with a compound turbo charger last I read on his fabricator's webpage. I'll see if I can dig out the link to that site tonight and post here.

Cheers

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4199351
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:41 PM   #892
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Good news indeed the truck is a full on local build and it would be great to see it at the finish. Saw Lawrence last in May and we barely even talked dakar there were a few old hondas arround that stole the thunder. :)

Btw KTMER is in an inmate here he did wiring on the truck Ill see if he can chime in here.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:46 PM   #893
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Cyril Despres riding in Peru

he came here last weekend and went out riding with a lot of my friends, i missed it but here is a video of the event:

http://youtu.be/1Rf0e9sNGmY

i was told he made a very nice comment of our riding areas, he couldn't believe how much riding space we have!!!!!!!

this is something i got out of his webpage about his riding here:

Another highlight of the trip was a ‘rideout’ with 50 or so customers. I have been lucky enough to ride in some great places but the area we rode in went straight into my personal Top 5.

http://www.cyrildespres.com/web/en/n...rodeo-peru-665


enjoy.......

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Old 07-07-2011, 04:35 PM   #894
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32 inches of snowfall over driest place on earth

Chile: A cold wave in Chile has brought snow to the Atacama desert, a region known for being the driest place in the world.

According to the national emergency centre in Chile, the area had not seen this amount of snow in close to 20 years.

Some areas received up to 80 centimeters (32 inches) of snow, leading to closed roads and stuck vehicles.

According to local media, authorities rescued 36 people on Tuesday, whose bus had been stuck in heavy snow.

Local media reported that the passengers may have endured freezing temperatures for up to 48 hours, before being rescued.

Denise Canaveri,a passenger, said the group was desperate and had no food.

The temperature in Santiago, Chile dropped to as low as -8.5 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.

Other countries in Latin America such as Uruguay and Argentina have also been affected by the cold front.




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Old 07-07-2011, 07:28 PM   #895
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Is this an El Nino year? If so what does that mean for Jan weather?

Maybe "La Niña is the name for the cold phase"
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:28 AM   #896
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Shoot... if it had been snowing when I was there, I might not have broken my leg...

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Old 07-11-2011, 07:31 PM   #897
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I can confirm that while this meagre collection of aluminium and carbon-fibre might not exactly be 'worth' the money, this little lot is beautifully made, and transforms the battered WR into something very sleek and sexy!



It is so slim in comparison to the original fairing kit - and at least now I can fit a high fender (should I wish) without it fouling on full lock:





Hmmmmm... looks familiar (especially that screen!):



Complete with spare parts:



The new '2012' front end really is a thing of beauty - it went together perfectly on the existing JVO front subframe, while the fit and finish of the new panels is excellent - infact it's almost good enough to leave unpainted... which if handy as I'll need every penny if I'm going back to South America in January...

More pics and stuff as the (re)build continues... hell, I might even start a whole new thread!

Toot toot!

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Old 07-12-2011, 06:34 AM   #898
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THAT LOOKS SWEAT!!!!

My bike is at PSP racing getting my bashplate made with tanks and sharkfins front and rear.He makes realy great stuff. Will be making custim fin for the front oversized rotor.



As for a spare bike.....She is at my dealer in Cape Town .

So I will be transfering the kit to a new bike before shipping and after testing on my "old" bike.

16 July D-day for entries acceptance. I am doing nothing anymore until then(except having PSP build and fit all the preotection goodies....)
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:37 AM   #899
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THAT LOOKS SWEAT!!!!
Hee hee - said with a South African accent, or just an appropriate typo? - you'd certainly be sweating when you saw the invoice for just a handful of plastic and some bent bits of aluminium!

It is very nice plastic and aluminium mind you!

Good luck with your entry!

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Old 07-13-2011, 08:10 PM   #900
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They are custom made lightweight jackets than can be printed with your sponsors, etc. Cost something like 300€ according to Ludo. "italrally" also can offer them to you.
SafariBerg got me interested in a similar product from Australia from Sprint Design (the jacket isn't listed on their site)!!!

Here SafariBergs version:


http://projects.sprintdesign.com.au/condak.html
Bringing this old topic back to life...
I ordered myself a lightweight rallye jacket from the awesome guys at SprintDesign in Australia since I'm down here on holiday anyway and I must say that I'm VERY impressed by the jacket





As you can see, I even have my name printed on the back across shoulder height There are a total of 3 pockets, one on each side and one in the back. Theres a neat and handy zipper just below my name that lets you fill your drinking bladder without having to take of the jacket, well thought out idea!
The bottom side of your sleeves and a great part of your back area are made of mesh material, so it's very breathable, an ideal jacket for hot events like the DC

I'll post more pics when I get back home in August to show you the jacket in combination with the neck brace, pressure suit and Camelbak.
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