Accepted!! BC61 headed to Dakar Argentina - Chile - Peru 2012

Discussion in 'Racing' started by BC61, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Hi Bill, I think we met in Cheraw a few years ago at Sandblast. If I recall you mentioned working for BMW?

    Which bikes are showing up :lurk

    Best of luck, team F5 will be cheering you on :lurk
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  2. BC61

    BC61 Long timer

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    I'm pretty sure we did meet at Sandblast. I can't remember what bike you were on though?

    I just saw Charlie's thread, looks like you may not be part of team F5 this year!

    A big brown box create showed up at work today...I'll post up a few pictures soon.
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  3. Blur

    Blur Peddlin' motorcycles!

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    Did it look like this?


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  4. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Waiting to hear back from Charlie :thumb

    I was the big dumb Canadian on a Honda xrr.

    So what's in the box :thumb
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  5. BC61

    BC61 Long timer

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    Many people have been inquiring about which bike I will be riding in the 2012 Dakar Rally. Some of you may know that I work for the BMW Performance Center in Greer, SC. Since BMW no longer offers a current model compatible with the new regulations and I would like to stay within the BMW Group, I have partnered with Husqvarna Motorcycles NA to showcase the 449 model line.

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    Today I received the first of three Husqvarna bikes, a TXC 449. Another TXC and a TE will be arriving shortly. We will be combining the best of both the TE and TXC to create the TXE 449R, Trademark Bill CongerÂ… possibly. The plan is to build one race bike, disassemble one bike for spares, and have one test and practice bike remaining.

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    I have a lot of work to do between now and mid-October and will update you on the build process as it progresses.

    Check out www.bc2dakar.com and follow along!
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  6. WildTurkey

    WildTurkey Beast Master

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    She's pretty...good luck Bill!
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  7. Tarheel Wheeler

    Tarheel Wheeler Around

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    Nice shiney new red bikes you got there BC.

    Agree with NB...very sweet website.
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  8. sweetfeed

    sweetfeed Boxher

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    Wow! Looks sharp and cool...perfect for you. Congratulations.:clap
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  9. nobrakes

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    Congrats, Bill, that looks awesome! :thumb Nice web site, too.
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  10. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Sweet!!!
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  11. DorsetBlue

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    Very interested to see how you handle the extra fuel tanks needed, as well as the Nav Bracket, as not many people seem to have done these on the Husky 449s yet. :lurk
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  12. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    DUDE! Yer doin the fuckin DAKAR!! :clap:clap
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  13. NORBVR

    NORBVR Not so gnarly

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    Oooooh - that's purdy.

    Glad for the update!

    Peter
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  14. kaosrider

    kaosrider Long timer

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    :y0! Oh, Oh I want one...:happay
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  15. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Glad they are finally in!

    Nothing better than getting a new bike and taking it apart right out of the gate... :lol3
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  16. Manolito

    Manolito Patagonia guide

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    Nice bike.

    I'll try to take a picture to you when riding. :wink:
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  17. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

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    Man! Husky's @ DAKAR! :clap
    There's nothing cooler than that!


    Congratulations! :D
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  18. Tarheel Wheeler

    Tarheel Wheeler Around

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    Figure you'll be there too Magoo. Road trip? I'm in! :deal
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  19. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

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    I wish ...

    Just put my first born on a plane this a.m. as an incoming freshman at the University of New Mexico ... another in college next year ... didn't qualify for ANY college financial loan/aid. :eek1 So begins the era of austerity. I'll be lucky to be able to afford my cable subscription to watch it on tv.:deal

    BC's gonna make a great DAKAR racer! :clap
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  20. Flanny

    Flanny Flanny-it-up!

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    This is just awsome. First Ned, now Bill, and of course Jonah to root for!

    Good luck to you Bill! I'll be following closely!

    Bryan
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