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Old 09-30-2012, 02:21 AM   #586
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well done stagehand you deserved it
Thanks very much :hatsoff

A possibly incomplete list of items broken/damaged and/or replaced/repaired during seven days:

Right front header (dented, not dead)
Three throttle cables
Right hand grip and throttle assembly
ICU
Coil (prophylactic replacement)
Plug wire
Brake cable
Starter motor (valeo dropped magnet, not my fault!)
Top air filter
Drive shaft boot (pierced by stick)
Tires/tubes (3 fronts 3 rears i think)
Gas tank
Rear Tank mounts
Left footpeg
Gear shift rubber bit
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:46 AM   #587
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Yea but you got it to the end.
I'm not sure how many rallys that bike has entered but I've seen a few dnf's.
Some one will know the figures of starts v finishes.

I dont think the builder would know what to do if it didnt keep breaking.



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Thanks very much :hatsoff

A possibly incomplete list of items broken/damaged and/or replaced/repaired during seven days:

Right front header (dented, not dead)
Three throttle cables
Right hand grip and throttle assembly
ICU
Coil (prophylactic replacement)
Plug wire
Brake cable
Starter motor (valeo dropped magnet, not my fault!)
Top air filter
Drive shaft boot (pierced by stick)
Tires/tubes (3 fronts 3 rears i think)
Gas tank
Rear Tank mounts
Left footpeg
Gear shift rubber bit
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:39 AM   #588
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Well that was just about as amazing an experience as they get.

Thanks for the support along the way, guys, I feel privileged in a big way.

Im also shocked, awed, humbled and touched by the Caldecott award. I dont even know how to respon to that, other than its now one of my most treasured achievments.

I was bummed to sit on the bike for the last time this morning before loading it up... Not sure i'll get the chance again to hear it roar. This was an expensive adventure, and Paul would prefer a rider who was better at putting power on the ground than I. I need to learn more about suspension, and find a faster pace. But everytime I do something new its more experience i didnt have before, so i'm not disappointed. I never did figure out how to ride the rear wheel with throttle properly.
Im grateful for the support and the opportunity I've been afforded, and I just love the feeling between start control and finish control. I dunno whats next but im really looking forward to it.
As a lot of you guys know the other competitors are one of the best reasons to come do this. I made a lot of new friends. I wont bother naming names because they were all important.


Anyway thanks a lot for following, and now im going to make a list of stuff i broke in the last week that is going to make me broke till Christmas, Lol!
Well done Jason and congrats on the AC award. I only watched the safari from my computer but I had you down for that award a few days ago.
I would almost give my left nut for the opportunity do do the safari on a machine like that.
Awesome stuff.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:15 AM   #589
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Evening One and all. That was the best Safari ever.!! Nothing but praise for the organisers, just brilliant.
If any of you guys want the time of your lives, YOU NEED TO DO THIS EVENT.

I have a bunch of pics as you can imagine. At the moment I am looking at a 4000K drive home which will take 3 days. When I am back I see what I posted and put up some more images.

Here's a couple to get it started.

Jason at the finish. A really good job to get it home.

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Old 09-30-2012, 06:20 AM   #590
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:22 AM   #591
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:24 AM   #592
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My gear needs a clean. Fist the dust/dirt then the champers.
It'll be of to mr nikon when I get back.

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Old 09-30-2012, 06:26 AM   #593
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:37 AM   #596
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Thanks to all the comments people.

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Old 09-30-2012, 07:08 AM   #597
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Take a bow yourself too Ross. You never fail to amaze with your photo's and anyone that saw and spoke to you in the Safari would have seen your passion and dedication. You were virtually a walking (slouching?) zombie for the entire 7 days! Can't wait to see what else you have hiding in the collection, but the few you've just posted up here are first class (even "Alas poor Yorick, I knew him well") and really wet the appetite.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:47 AM   #598
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Take a bow yourself too Ross. You never fail to amaze with your photo's and anyone that saw and spoke to you in the Safari would have seen your passion and dedication. You were virtually a walking (slouching?) zombie for the entire 7 days! Can't wait to see what else you have hiding in the collection, but the few you've just posted up here are first class (even "Alas poor Yorick, I knew him well") and really wet the appetite.
+100,000

Absolutely brilliant

I am a bit of a photo nut myself and have a large collection of professional photos from various rallies around the world including the Dakar, and I can honestly say that these are among the best if not the best rally pictures I have ever seen.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:50 AM   #599
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Evening One and all. That was the best Safari ever.!! Nothing but praise for the organisers, just brilliant.
If any of you guys want the time of your lives, YOU NEED TO DO THIS EVENT.

I have a bunch of pics as you can imagine. At the moment I am looking at a 4000K drive home which will take 3 days. When I am back I see what I posted and put up some more images.

Here's a couple to get it started.

Jason at the finish. A really good job to get it home.

Brilliant stuff Jason!! Congratulations on the Andy award, you totally deserved it

Interesting to see the long list of broken stuff...People forget how expensive rally's really are and how much they break bikes.

Are going to see a full RR on your experience? I see you have a Gopro as well....
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