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Old 02-09-2012, 01:36 PM   #31
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In 2010 we were several people on SE950s, HP2 etc in the Profi class and we had a blast so of course it is doable on big bikes.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:11 PM   #32
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if you are shipping your own bike over where do you ship the bike to? does the organizer help with shipping logistics?
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:07 AM   #33
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if you are shipping your own bike over where do you ship the bike to? does the organizer help with shipping logistics?
Ship it to any of the service and support crews, they can assist (more or less) in collecting the bike.

Shipping via sea then Rotterdam, Antwerpen (BE) or Bremen would be preffered.

I can assist for Rotterdam, collect, store etc.

We drop the bikes a week before the start at our service crew, they haul the bikes down to spain, we fly in to the start in Almeria (Spain). You'll need to be road registered and insured for at least Spain and Morroco as we need to cross into and back out of Morocco into Spain. (A rental for the week, incl roadbook set up, 13 liter tank and spares would run at about 1250euro (WR450F)). Brent Tex is renting a bike.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:08 AM   #34
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Ship it to any of the service and support crews, they can assist (more or less) in collecting the bike.

Shipping via sea then Rotterdam, Antwerpen (BE) or Bremen would be preffered.

I can assist for Rotterdam, collect, store etc.

We drop the bikes a week before the start at our service crew, they haul the bikes down to spain, we fly in to the start in Almeria (Spain). You'll need to be road registered and insured for at least Spain and Morroco as we need to cross into and back out of Morocco into Spain. (A rental for the week, incl roadbook set up, 13 liter tank and spares would run at about 1250euro (WR450F)). Brent Tex is renting a bike.

1250 Euro for a rental is pretty hard to beat. Who supplies the rental bikes? I'd love to use my own bike as it is all set up for my fit but not if its at a significant cost and hassle
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:02 AM   #35
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1250 Euro for a rental is pretty hard to beat. Who supplies the rental bikes? I'd love to use my own bike as it is all set up for my fit but not if its at a significant cost and hassle


http://rallybikerent.com/ ask for Ewout. Tell him i sent you (Antal).

Most euro events have a dutch service team, Ewout can liase for you.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:25 AM   #36
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Hi All,

I am entered for the 2012, any tips for the first timer?

Am getting support from the desert rose guys.

see you there.

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Old 02-10-2012, 10:27 AM   #37
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Hi All,

I am entered for the 2012, any tips for the first timer?

Am getting support from the desert rose guys.

see you there.

Clayton
First timer here too ;) what queries do you have?
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:31 AM   #38
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First timer here too ;) what queries do you have?
I guess things to take and things to leave behind, you know after the event I will be if I ever do this again i am going to have ( insert advice).

Am renting a 450 off desert rose for the rally.
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Old 02-10-2012, 10:32 AM   #39
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This will be my first rally of any kind.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:53 AM   #40
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Well, if patsy prepares the bike every day you only need some tools on the track.

She's arranging the GPS too?

Clothing wise, mx shirt and trousers, camel bag and a light rain jacket for the early starts (chilly). Will be warm during the day but not hot.

Take time doing the roadbooks, no colours really needed except for caution imho. Take time to familirise yourself with the roadbook. Follow a mate that runs slow enough and navigate behind him. Youll pick it all up in 2 days max. Try not to miss waypoints by going crosscountry.
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:59 AM   #41
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things to take for the rally

Hi Clayton, on the 2012 rally too.
As the bike is all sorted I would suggest the following:
Sudacream - sharing is frowned upon and no double dipping, plenty at the start of the day stops all manner of sweaty crack and flaky bottom.
Bicycle shorts
Wick away tops
Long johns

Medical tape to stop chaffing from starting
foam handle grips to prevent sore and bruised hands
Ear plugs for riding and snoring at night.
Spare gloves
elasticated knee sleeves to stop the knee pads from rubbing and chafing
Motocross Kidney belt
Ibuprofen - before the start of the day and the end - helps deal with the aches
insect repellent,
Hydration salts to put in your hydration bladder
family pack of snickers bar
savalon for insect stings
Dental tape
Sellotape
Highlighter pens

hope that helps.

Will load up some photos of the bike, may just decide to knock the clay out of the suspension as preparation for the event. Using a Yam WR 450 and they are indestructable, just need to make sure that I can make it to the end of the event.
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:20 AM   #42
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Hi Clayton, on the 2012 rally too.
As the bike is all sorted I would suggest the following:
Sudacream - sharing is frowned upon and no double dipping, plenty at the start of the day stops all manner of sweaty crack and flaky bottom.
Bicycle shorts
Wick away tops
Long johns

Medical tape to stop chaffing from starting
foam handle grips to prevent sore and bruised hands
Ear plugs for riding and snoring at night.
Spare gloves
elasticated knee sleeves to stop the knee pads from rubbing and chafing
Motocross Kidney belt
Ibuprofen - before the start of the day and the end - helps deal with the aches
insect repellent,
Hydration salts to put in your hydration bladder
family pack of snickers bar
savalon for insect stings
Dental tape
Sellotape
Highlighter pens

hope that helps.

Will load up some photos of the bike, may just decide to knock the clay out of the suspension as preparation for the event. Using a Yam WR 450 and they are indestructable, just need to make sure that I can make it to the end of the event.
Great list thank you, just the intel I am looking for!
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:30 AM   #43
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Clyayton send me your email address, I've got some things for you to read through.

I am jealous, you are going to have a blast!
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:57 PM   #44
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Hi Clayton, glad to hear you've bagged a place on the rally! I ride with Patsy too and will be at this one. Are you coming on the training week to Morocco this coming weekend? If you are, it would be good to meet you there!

Im sure Patsy has filled you in on the kit required etc and I have no doubt you will be very well looked after. A good gang of us going, so youll always have someone to ride with / ask questions of.

See you soon chap
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:00 AM   #45
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Signed up as well only signed up at the last minute was busy deciding which event to do and which bike to ride..
both decided Tuareg it is and might be a WRF250
see you all in a months time. I better start preping a bike !!
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