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Old 01-23-2011, 10:27 AM   #31
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That would be sweet to hand off a limping bike with busted levels, tweaked pedals, epoxied radiator, sagging headlight, dinged rims with no meat on the tires, go to sleep and wake up to a nice shiny bike.

Seth I don't know if you've experienced it but there's something sweet riding around on the 690 now, watching the Dakar and knowing their bikes are good... but not as good as the bike I'm riding around on!
Agreed. There will always be new rally bikes popping out the factory doors, but in my book bigger engines seem a bit more durable in the long run as well.
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:15 AM   #32
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:36 AM   #33
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Don't know how I missed this one. Great thread!

It's got me doing my warm up and check list:
1. F5 finger exercises
2. Flash card parctice for quick timing calculations
3. Ralley T-shirts cleaned and folded
4. OS's on all devices and spares updated
5. Chargers, adapters and batteries ready
6. Spanish/English dictionary ready
7. Coffee in the pot
8. Beer in the frig

Now, if I can keep up with the thread past stage 8 without having to go to the abridged version, I'll be doing good.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:23 AM   #34
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=749628

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Old 12-23-2011, 12:11 PM   #35
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:38 PM   #36
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Dakar Promo 2012

http://youtu.be/oef9m5BEoDo

In spanish but nice photography, apologies if already posted
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:25 PM   #37
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Awesome thread! thanks for taking the time to write it.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:30 PM   #38
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:01 AM   #39
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Last chance to catch up on your F5 reading list. Stickied.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:38 PM   #40
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:30 AM   #41
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No radios are allowed. They have a satellite tracking system with a built-in sat phone that connects directly to the race organization only (for emergency use only). The racers are not allowed to communicate with their support team during the racing sections (Specials), and they are only allowed help from other racers while in the Specials (no help from their crew). Crew members see them off from the bivouac in the morning, then see them again at the end of the day at the next bivouac. There is no radio or wireless intercom within cars or between vehicles. The cars have a wired intercom between driver and co-driver, but that's all.

BUT, in reality, nearly every racer probably has a cell phone hidden in their pocket "just in case". It's not allowed in the rules, but they don't really check for that.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:10 AM   #42
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I'm sure it has been discussed in the F5 thread.....new rule this year is the first engine change is a 15 minute penalty, second is 45. Top end work has no penalty.....so.....can a 450 engine do the Dakar with only top end work or do ya take the penalty and do a swap? Not a big deal for some but for others a 15 penalty is significant.........time will tell, BIG decisions will need to be made by all the top guys
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:14 AM   #43
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Stage 1 to Chaleco or will some local cause an upset?
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:56 AM   #44
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Hehe... for them who have difficulties on trackingdakar.nl some explanation about the filtering. Like i sais in previous message i need make them more user friendly, but my focus was on getting things up and running again.

In the field country you can type a country to filter on. Default is NLD for Netherlands. You can enter a few countries there seperated by commas. If you press enter after typing you don't have to think about the stupid buttons ;-)

The driver field works the same way. Enter the numbers of your favorite drivers seperated by commas and they will be highlighted.

If you wanna see more results you can type * in the country field and press enter. This site wasn't meant to become so popular, so there is no way yet to skip to 50+. You will have to filter on the driver numbers still. I'll see if I can fix that later this week.

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Old 01-03-2012, 11:06 AM   #45
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You can download the pdf rules for Autos and Motorcycles in English here:

Motorcycle 2010:
http://www.dakar.com/2010/DAK/presen...nt_moto_us.pdf

Motorcycle 2011:
http://www.dakar.com/2011/DAK/presen...DK_2011_GB.pdf

Auto 2010:
http://www.dakar.com/2010/DAK/presen...nt_auto_us.pdf

Auto 2011:
http://www.dakar.com/2011/DAK/presen...DK_2011_GB.pdf


These are 2010 and 2011 versions and very detailed and informative. -Migs
Been looking for one of these for a while now. Thanks.
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