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Old 01-01-2013, 04:34 PM   #1441
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don't get me wrong, i love dakar, but nothing beats the big heavy bikes they used to run. They were so cool looking. The new ones are dirt bikes with fairings and fuel.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:47 AM   #1442
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From my boss's collection of pix. Dakar 1986.

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Old 01-14-2013, 10:39 AM   #1443
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It took a lot of time, also because I had other things to during 2013... on week in Tunisia and the Rallye Jo-Jo with my other AT, 5-6 races in the Italian Motorally Championship with my DRZ ) but now I have my Dakar Marathon alive and well:

here it is restored at its best possible

NIIIICE! This makes my heart go boom-diddi-boom!!
Great rebuild!
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:32 AM   #1444
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Inmate Pyndon's KTM 450 Rally (complete with ADV sticker on the sumpguard ) at the finish of Dakar 2013

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Old 01-21-2013, 04:58 AM   #1445
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NIIIICE! This makes my heart go boom-diddi-boom!!
Great rebuild!
Yes, bike looks great Gian.

I too love the older, heavier Dakar bikes.

It's strange that now, although there are lots of different manufacturers in the Dakar, you can't buy a look-alike bike like you could in the '80s. I know that the Super Teneres, Africa Twins, Elefants etc etc were far removed from the actual race bikes but all of the manufacturers at that time were cashing in on the attraction of the Dakar bikes. Now things have gone full circle and no one has a showroom look-alike of a Dakar bike.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:05 AM   #1446
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Yes, bike looks great Gian.

I too love the older, heavier Dakar bikes.

It's strange that now, although there are lots of different manufacturers in the Dakar, you can't buy a look-alike bike like you could in the '80s. I know that the Super Teneres, Africa Twins, Elefants etc etc were far removed from the actual race bikes but all of the manufacturers at that time were cashing in on the attraction of the Dakar bikes. Now things have gone full circle and no one has a showroom look-alike of a Dakar bike.
990 Adventure surely still qualifies as a Dakar 'lookalike' ?
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:47 AM   #1447
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990 Adventure surely still qualifies as a Dakar 'lookalike' ?

Looking at Meoni's and other bikes torn down, there is very little difference between the 950/990 and the bikes they rode. You can also buy a KTM450 Rally so I'd have to say KTM pretty much is the only company making the actual bikes available to the public (in the USA). I know a few people raced the 640Adv but I think KTM had an actual Rally Bike that was different or at least based on the 640.

If it weren't so expensive, half the fun would be building our own replicas like some of the guys are doing with the Transalp/African Twin hybrids and KTM Twins Rally kits. African Queens (http://www.africanqueens.de/) makes kits.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:41 PM   #1448
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Looking at Meoni's and other bikes torn down, there is very little difference between the 950/990 and the bikes they rode. You can also buy a KTM450 Rally so I'd have to say KTM pretty much is the only company making the actual bikes available to the public (in the USA). I know a few people raced the 640Adv but I think KTM had an actual Rally Bike that was different or at least based on the 640.

If it weren't so expensive, half the fun would be building our own replicas like some of the guys are doing with the Transalp/African Twin hybrids and KTM Twins Rally kits. African Queens (http://www.africanqueens.de/) makes kits.
Have you seen Pete640's rally tank setup for the 950/990 KTM ?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=611461
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:08 PM   #1449
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Yes I did. For me, I ended up getting a really good deal on the Safari 12 gallon tanks and didn't have to mess with the pipes. The upside, less weight on the sub frame, downside, She's a bit chubbier and I had to go way up on the front springs!
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:40 PM   #1450
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oh god, these old Africa Twin's were really something else...!!!

































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Old 02-19-2013, 09:23 PM   #1451
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:19 AM   #1452
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oh god, these old Africa Twin's were really something else...!!!
Hello Twinie, thanks for the "passion" but when you get photos from a website, even
if they are "public", it would be polite to link to them directly and cite the source
(in this case my website http://www.nightwings.org/Marathon/Marathon-home.html )
and not use these photos as if you collected them.

Most of these were donated by the riders themselves or other websites

Many thanks

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Old 02-20-2013, 12:37 PM   #1453
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Great pics Twinie, thanks for posting.

Nice website, Gian. Do you happen to have a larger version of this pic?


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Old 04-12-2013, 03:39 PM   #1454
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Just bumping the coolest thread back up to the top, it's taken me quite a few evenings to get through to the end, drooling over all of these cool pics.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:37 PM   #1455
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How a Paris-Beijing winning SuperTenere sounds in 2013.

The OWD8 also won the 1992 Paris-Cape Town Rally ('92 Dakar).

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