2013 Forest RallyMoto Nannup WA

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  1. Hill Billy

    Hill Billy Part-time Adventurer

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    JayBo, can you confirm that the Busselton thing is only for Friday night.
    If we had to go back there on Saturday night, that would seriously interfere with our beer drinking activities.
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  2. bully1

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    +1




    although I've got a new ute and the PIG will fit in the back with the Engel ( just for the water) beer is on ice in the front.:lol3
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  3. JayBo1

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    I haven't had a look at the draft Supp Reg's yet but I'm 99% sure the "special" SSS will be for Friday night only. I think part of the beauty of the Moto's at the QFR is the fact we stay in Nannup and support the community on the Saturday night:freaky. The cars have to bugger off back to Busso because of the major sponsors. No such troubles for us yet:deal.
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  4. Istanman

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    Opportunity to go bar to bar with Howard? Why not - In.
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  5. bully1

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    shit better get a bigger esky, 2 bike team and one of those is a KTM :evil that means 2 support for the PIG ( 1 to open beers, 1 to pass it to Howard ) need about another 4-5 people to service the KTM ( based on watching the KTM team last year )
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  6. Hill Billy

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    It didn't take much to talk you into that.
    We might not be the fastest but I'm sure we will have as much fun as anyone else.
    Good on ya.:thumb
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  7. bully1

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    If Kelvin enters again they could have a 950cc+ class :lol3
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  8. 2volts

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    I'm in. I'll have a ride. Just need to rummage around in the back of the kitchen cupboards and find an old lunchbox to make a map holder and I'll be ready.

    pete
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  9. JayBo1

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    I went to a meeting last night to discuss and final approve the Supp Reg's for the QFR Rally-Moto. They will be submitted to Motorcycling WA today so should hit the streets any day, if not today. Some highlights:
    - There will be two Super Special Stages in Busselton on the Friday night (5'th April). Each consisting of three laps of a very short dirt course. These will be timed and form part of overall result, effectively being Stages 1 & 2 of Leg 1.
    - The Quads and bikes will be run separately for the two SSS.
    - The Classes are: E1 (0 - 250cc), E2 (251 - 500cc), E3 (501 - open) and Quads (Open)

    The only catch at the moment is I need some volunteers to man a remote "Splash and Dash" point. If anyone fancies a weekend away (April 5'th to 7'th) and can bring a vehicle capable of towing a trailer, or a ute, and look after the riders looking for fuel to get through the day, please contact me at your earliest convenience:deal.

    I'll post up more information or links to the event website later and as they come to hand.
    Ciao
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  10. Cleeroy

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    Jaybo1,
    Good job on being the clerk, have done a few myself and always miss the riding.
    Couple of quick questions-
    1 - whats the go with using bigger bikes? will I be the only competitor on a bigger dualsport (tenere). Did see a pic of a big Gs.
    2. Have ridden a few enduros but never a rally with nav. How full on/difficult is the nav component?

    Cheers for the help
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    Hillbilly is on the 1150 GSA, Instanman is talking of using the 990 and 2volts is using the 690, next class will be the "adventure class":deal
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  12. JayBo1

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    1. Like Bully says, big bikes - no problem. (Well actually might be a big problem if you find the need to stop in a big hurry:lol3). The much bigger challenge on the QFR-Moto is racing it with a <250cc without stretching the throttle cable to breaking point or wrenching the throttle grip loose!:deal

    2. The nav is really to get you from the finish of a stage to the start of the next stage. It is very simple. For the actual stage, the route is pretty well marked for the rally cars, with bunting across any turn options that aren't on the route, cautions for humps and invisible turns, etc. The route scroll can be useful for the odd highlight though, so can be useful. The cars will have already been through every stage by the time the bikes get to run, so there's generally a good indication of the stage route to follow. Of course the trick is to not make the same mistakes as the cars have done before you, as they have brakes on four wheels, roll cages and panels that crumple around trees and protect the driver/navigator:eek1. The fact that as a rider you are nav'ing at the same time as maintaining control (you are maintaining control aren't you?:lol3) makes things a little interesting. A bigger bike just increases the "interesting":lol3.

    Don't sweat the navigation. As long as you enjoy yourself riding the fantastic forest roads, with the odd diversion for interest, and hamming it up for the spectators at the viewing points and SSS, that's the main thing. If people stop enjoying it and start complaining, then I stop getting involved in running the event.

    Cheers
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  13. 2volts

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    Haven't decided whether 690 or 530 yet...I do know it won't be the Ducati 900SS...

    pete
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    stupid fat fingers
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  16. 2volts

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    Got my F2R roadbook and ICO today, now to fit them up...

    What's happening with entries? Nothing on the MAWA site...

    pete
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  17. Hill Billy

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    Entries, regs etc should be on the RallyWA website soon but it seems to be fucked at the moment.
    I seem to remember last year it was all a bit last minute too.

    Are you going to have your nav gear set up in time for a ride on the weekend Pete?


    Have you got your nav gear sorted yet Bayden?


    Might have a DRZ in for the QFR as well.
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  18. 2volts

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    I've made a start, might be set up by Sunday...got to finish fitting the engine back into my Laverda as well...I'll see how I get on,

    pete
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  19. Hill Billy

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    Regulations, entry forms etc are out now.
    Will be available at www.rallywa.com as soon as they get their website fixed.
    If anyone wants them sooner, PM me your email address and I'll send them to you.
    Scrutineering is on Tuesday 2nd April @ 1800hrs rather than the prior weekend as it was last year.
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  20. 2volts

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    I'm getting organised. I don't want to be "modifying" the 690, everything needs to be bolt on bolt off, this is the first version of the handlebar switches, its awkward to fit together with the standard switch block, I'm sure I will change it. I have ordered a bracket for the ICO sensor from Rally Raid rather than invent a bracket. The electrics are connected, so the ICO and F2R are hooked up.

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    And just for something different, I was working on this as well, slotted the motor back in and started buttoning it all together. Carillo rods, Ross Racing Pistons with ceramic and dry film coatings, Mikuni RS flatslide carbs, Carbon Fibre Clutch plates & other stuff. Might diversify into drag racing too...

    pete
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