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Old 01-16-2013, 04:51 AM   #13201
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I think they will all go for one engine only, it has been done by Svitko last year, though his engine was beyond horizon after the race. He ripped off the radiator lock and had a oil leakage after crash around stage 12.

But our training engines has rolled far longer than Dakar (approx 190 hours total) without significant problems.

Worst case scenario is gearbox (impossible to predict even with new engine). Definitely not piston / crank. Clutch hub can also be weak point, but skilled mech should know about it and change either right before it blows or just for the safety during the rest day.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:52 AM   #13202
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Wondering if ASO took the 30km out of the middle or off the end . . . ???
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:56 AM   #13203
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:57 AM   #13204
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Whilst it's quiet - for Helder, any predictions to the end of the Dakar and beyond?
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:58 AM   #13205
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Whilst it's quiet - for Helder, any predictions to the end of the Dakar and beyond?
You tell us!
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:59 AM   #13206
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:59 AM   #13207
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Wondering if ASO took the 30km out of the middle or off the end . . . ???
They had talked about a "new" set of dunes this year. Might make sense they removed it as its the unknown compared to the rest of the terrain that has been used before..

Bummer its raining, this will make the sand less soft and make for a less epic Dakar. On the other hand, riders are probably stoked as the terrain will be easier and the temps will be lower
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:00 AM   #13208
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Was looking for a Portugese perspective - absolutely no inside info at this end on either subject - a total mystery - i.e. performance and post Dakar
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Speedy seems to be a bit concerned

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Old 01-16-2013, 05:02 AM   #13211
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I can only wish that, 3 more hours to work, clearing KTM parts to our stock now..
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"Easy, Paulinho! Next time bike is stuck for the mud, you take knife. You take knife and cut Cyril bandana. So, he needs helping you to get it back!"
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While we are waiting, nice little write up on dakar.com about Luis..

Life on the Dakar is a permanent challenge for Luis Belaustegui. The Argentinean biker started the Dakar for the third time with the smallest engine in the field: a KTM 150cc. Although his adventure came to a halt during the 13th stage last year, he has not yet seen the finishing ceremony. His road to Santiago has again been full of pitfalls this year. Already penalised by a top speed that is much lower than the speeds reached by the 450cc bikes, he is especially exposed to greater mechanical fragility on the more demanding stages of the rally. To reach Cordoba, at the end of this edition's longest stage, the University Professor from Missouri in the USA had to call upon all his resources: “I'm exhausted,” he sighed on finishing in last place on the special, 19 hours after having left the bivouac in Tucuman! “Everything went well on the first part of the special, but after that, I jammed my engine. I spent between 5 and 6 hours repairing it. Seeing as I'm not a skilled mechanic, I took everything to bits and cleaned it, before putting it back together. And the bike worked. I was completely improvising, but in any case, my life is made up of improvisations”. Relieved at having passed this test with success, Luis is not at all reassured for the rest of the rally: “I've already changed the engine twice and I don't have a spare one. I don't know if it will go the distance. I'll have to talk with my mechanic to see if he can find me a solution, but I think he's going to hate me”. Between Cordoba and La Rioja, the machine withstood the test and Luis was able to “defend” his last place in the general standings. However, the dunes of Fiambala will not be kind to his little machine…
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Joan is in at wp1
And has been there for 10 minutes. The tracker never likes last minute changes to the stage, it could be long until we know anything.
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