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Old 01-30-2013, 06:34 AM   #15856
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You get to the USA & I'll get you to Canada this side side if the Mississippi. (East)
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BTW, how far are you from Dakar Rally?
Dakar's LatAm Edition born in Patagonia in 2009... couldn't believe that... I had THE DAKAR in my backyard...
It was amazing, on TV you can feel that... imagine how is it to feel them centimeters away from you... they are crazy guys.
Unfortunately, many pilots (riders and drivers) had complained because of the excessive roughness of our Patagonia, they said it was far more tough than ever before in the Dakar, lots of hit broken machines and withdraws. The ASO fear the worst son it has been moving the run north more and more since then
- 2009 edition: my city
- 2010 edition: closest run was 200kms away
- 2011 and 2012 edition: closest run was 400kms away
- 2013 edition: closest run was 1000kms away
still plenty affordable though...

You can see what kind of riders we are here... we beat the crap out of the Dakar riders....

Now seriously, there's a commercial goal in every sport event lately, I can understand that, but the equilibrium is always a tough one.

The coolest runs -with their distances from home:
- Mendoza - Nihuil Dunes - ARG, (not this year) 400kms
- Atacama Desert/Copiapó - CHI, 1.600kms
- Nazca/Arequipa Dunes - PER, 2.500kms



We should organize an ADV
Dakar Ride 2014 (ADR 2014!) to follow the Dakar, what do you think???
Some of you can bring their bikes, others can rent bikes here... should be a great way for us to meet each other and experience the Dakar live...
I can't receive all of you at home , but we can define an Operations Center on the Dakar's route...

Cheers.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:46 AM   #15857
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Great! That's very kind of you mate.
Now I have 2 reference spots to link ....

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Old 01-30-2013, 07:10 AM   #15858
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Fatallybitten, kaia, hi mates.
Great refueling ideas! But let me tell you I'm concerned about these setups because they seem to be improved "legs eaters" to me, as I like to call them
Why? I have been in trouble twice getting into fesh fesh faster than I should, needed to correct the situation putting my foot on the ground, the fesh fesh took my leg backguards and.... my side case (Gobi KTM/H&B) hit (ate) my leg in a quite rough way ... it was ok just because of my boots and fortunately I didn't bit the dust
Now you can see why these setups look as improved legs eaters... just saying
May be you are not riding offroad, may be you are, just thought I had to mention my experience (ok, may be I'm the one and only stupid )

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Agreed. The aluminum brackets would do Bad Things to your leg. I think I've been convinced to go with the Rotopax on the rear rack. I can always put a large dry bag over the top of them for extra capacity.

I rode a week ago and stuffed my right leg under one of the Gobi bags when I dabbed on an off camber. As I mentioned, from now on, I'll only run the soft bags for commuting & touring. For dirt, snow, and ice I'll run either dry bags or the Giant Loop.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:14 AM   #15859
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Now the rear view.
The setup works well when loaded. the 60 litres of space makes a guy pack lighter. You really don't notice the bags behind you.
BTW, nice plate. Reminds me of Pirsig.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:15 AM   #15860
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Agreed. The aluminum brackets would do Bad Things to your leg. I think I've been convinced to go with the Rotopax on the rear rack. I can always put a large dry bag over the top of them for extra capacity.

I rode a week ago and stuffed my right leg under one of the Gobi bags when I dabbed on an off camber. As I mentioned, from now on, I'll only run the soft bags for commuting & touring. For dirt, snow, and ice I'll run either dry bags or the Giant Loop.
Jeff: you might take a look at this thread from a couple of years ago when a big group of us rode 950s to Montana and back.. we did the CDR and there is that one stretch with 200+ miles without fuel (this was before (and one of the reasons why) I had safaris).

The thread is here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ghlight=divide

Post 72 is where I came up with my "aux fuel" solution. (durability tested in post 78)

Post 286 was Diek's solution


Dave and Jason used Rotopax:


Miguel used a Ned tank


Diek with the wine bladder in post 315:




...and just some LC8 pr0n since I'm missing summer


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Old 01-30-2013, 09:54 AM   #15861
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The turtle-pac 5 gallon Jerry can looks interesting, but I can't seem to find a place to buy them.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:59 AM   #15862
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Luggage and extra gas

The comments about the risk of injury offroad with my gas cans on the foot pegs are all valid. It is one of the reasons I didn't go with the Pegpacker system. I read too many comments about the "Achilles" issue. I have had to put a foot down a few times with the gas cans on the rear foot pegs and so far, touch wood, have been lucky that they have all been off camber enough that my leg bounced off the relatively pliant gas can. For that reason I don't use either the hard panniers or the gas cans on footpegs when I am going into the rough stuff. For that I have a set of soft bags and simply strap a gas can on top of the luggage if I need added range. I have looked at the rotopax set up but haven't been able to justify the cost. Here are a couple of photos of my luggage options. I haven't ever used both dry bags because I haven't needed the capacity. I also have a camera dry bag that I use with the smaller Sealine bag when I want to carry two DSLR's. Later on in the year I added a CJ Racer rear rack which is a great platform for the luggage and Outdoor Research dry bags that strap to the top of the aluminum panniers to hold tent, awning, etc. so I can put up some shelter before unloading the rest of the bike..







Didn't mean to turn this thread into a luggage/gas discussion. So here are a few of photos more in keeping with the theme:









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Old 01-30-2013, 10:18 AM   #15863
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Roncesvalles



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Lost in Portugal



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Old 01-30-2013, 10:38 AM   #15864
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Not sure i'd want to camp next to the anal examiner.....
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:00 AM   #15865
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Heading out through the jungle again...



Concrete jungle ride today. Certainly didn't buy her to ride slab. But with clear skies and dry road... who could resist?
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:13 AM   #15866
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That's a lot of mud, Anal Explorer!!





edit: My apologies. Sometimes I forget I'm not in Jo'Momma.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:43 AM   #15867
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:58 AM   #15868
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BTW, nice plate. Reminds me of Pirsig.
Caught in the flight...
Didn't know, good additive

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Old 01-30-2013, 12:09 PM   #15869
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The comments about the risk of injury offroad with my gas cans on the foot pegs are all valid. It is one of the reasons I didn't go with the Pegpacker system. I read too many comments about the "Achilles" issue. I have had to put a foot down a few times with the gas cans on the rear foot pegs and so far, touch wood, have been lucky that they have all been off camber enough that my leg bounced off the relatively pliant gas can. For that reason I don't use either the hard panniers or the gas cans on footpegs when I am going into the rough stuff. For that I have a set of soft bags and simply strap a gas can on top of the luggage if I need added range. I have looked at the rotopax set up but haven't been able to justify the cost. Here are a couple of photos of my luggage options. I haven't ever used both dry bags because I haven't needed the capacity. I also have a camera dry bag that I use with the smaller Sealine bag when I want to carry two DSLR's. Later on in the year I added a CJ Racer rear rack which is a great platform for the luggage and Outdoor Research dry bags that strap to the top of the aluminum panniers to hold tent, awning, etc. so I can put up some shelter before unloading the rest of the bike..

Didn't mean to turn this thread into a luggage/gas discussion. So here are a few of photos more in keeping with the theme:


Cheer, David
David, glad to hear you are aware and prepared!
I only wish I can define if it will be a simple offroad/onroad ride or a rough ride before I start it... Most of the times I end in the middle of nowhere

BTW, I like this pic.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:10 PM   #15870
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