2012 Merzouga Rally

Discussion in 'Racing' started by SafariBerg, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    interesting machine but very limited range, it made about 10km today
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  2. rallyeman

    rallyeman Dakarboy -

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    hi,
    I did ride 56 km km before the first set of battery. We were testing new gear inside and outside. The gear were a little long for the dunes. But I rode the first dunes sections and the piste. Wich I passed many rider due to their navigtion mistake ;)
    The test are conclusive and more work has to be done at the factory in Itlay. The finish product will be even better after this live test.
    I have officially finish the rally even with many hours of penalties, but we knew about it. And guess what I won my category:clap the NEW ENERGY category.. Only one in my class hehehe

    But it was a very good exerience for me, i was honored to be choosen to test pilot this amazing bike.

    Small step for me, big step for motorcycling!!!
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  3. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    What happens then?
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  4. rallyeman

    rallyeman Dakarboy -

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    well i never only did 10 km. If it appear on the irritrack it because we decided not to run the stage and do testing on engine instead. But in any case, my team told me today to skip to the cp1 but i told them to go as much as we can, and try to make it to CP1. But at 5km from the CP1, i ran out and called them and they came with a new set of battery. I was in the dunes, but our driver did 18 Dakar, so no worries!
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  5. rallyeman

    rallyeman Dakarboy -

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    some pics from Merzouga rally with the prototype T race from Tacita

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  6. rallyeman

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    other pics

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  7. rallyeman

    rallyeman Dakarboy -

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    electric power

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  8. rallyeman

    rallyeman Dakarboy -

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    second last... sorry for polluting this thread, but i am very proud of showing you this pictures first before the press

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  9. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Dont apologise! We followed your progress (and the bike) with great interest!!!

    Good effort!
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  10. rallyeman

    rallyeman Dakarboy -

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    ok last one!!

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  11. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    :freaky I will be following the new bike with interest! Congrats on finishing, and good luck making it work in the future.
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  12. too old

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    All good stuff, why not start a new thread to keep us updated of development and progress?:clap
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  13. rallyeman

    rallyeman Dakarboy -

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    Hi guys,
    here my next Merzouga bike

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  14. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    What frame/fork combo (I see Ohlins shock) are you using and what is the range?
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  15. rallyeman

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    The combo and component (sama as stock) will be
    Front and rear shock Ohlins (Special rally)
    Brambo caliper, master cylinders
    Galfer disk
    did rims
    Special Italian Hubs
    NO EXHAUST hihih

    the range will depends on the terrain. Not more than 90km on sand
    and 120 km on normal rally terrain
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  16. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Who makes the frame and swingarm ?
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  17. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    :y0!

    If I were to guess,
    I'd say the manufacturer of the bike, Tacita ?













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