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

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

  1. Nor'wester

    Nor'wester Adventurer

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    I am working hard on getting the swag (t shirts, work shirts, patches and stickers) finished all the while nagging Bill to update his blog.

    In the meantime I have added a link to our donations page that will allow you to donate without being on Facebook!

    You can click HERE to see what I mean.

    Thanks everyone for being patient :)
  2. Ms. Nashville

    Ms. Nashville Been here awhile

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    subscribed!

    Wish you the best.
    Please wear extraordinary looking cloth, so it's easier to spot you on the telly :evil

    best wishes
    Martina
  3. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    How about some info on the bike? Speedbrain kit?
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  4. BC61

    BC61 Long timer

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    Ok, been extremely busy. The bikes are in, parts starting to be delivered and a broken bone to contend with. Check out the pictures and details on the blog www.bc2dakar.com No Speedbrain parts for the Husky, pretty much will have to fabricate parts or make parts designed for other bikes fit. I wish I had more time...

    Thanks to all who contributed to the Auction and have made donations. Everyones generosity is greatly appreciated.

    The stickers turned out really cool, still waiting on a few more item designs to be finished. Store should be open soon!

    Bill
  5. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Looking good :pynd
  6. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Wow .. three bike! Nice... Good luck Bill !!!
  7. Trang

    Trang ... 2nd last to the Sweep

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    Any progress with regards to "Fuel Tank Development" :ear
  8. italrally

    italrally Been here awhile

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    ask le Monsieur Carbonne, he can do magic tricks with carbon :rofl

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  9. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Carbon tanks have a habit of leaking, so I hear.

    GO BILL! we're behind you all the way.
  10. BC61

    BC61 Long timer

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    A rear tank being mocked up...

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  11. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    May I ask when you have to ship your bike? Must be soon.....
  12. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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  13. Blur

    Blur Peddlin' motorcycles!

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    Bill - that's gonna leak like a sieve!!!

    Use duct tape!
  14. BC61

    BC61 Long timer

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    The above is not the same bike, mine is the new 449/511, that is a 450/510. Nothing is interchangeable. I wish I could have found a bolt on kit. Unfortunately there isn't currently anything available. I am using a few bits from the BMW G450X but they all need to be modified to mount to the Husky 449.
  15. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    exiting project!!!
  16. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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  17. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Bill, Bianchi Prata in Portugal run the 449's too, they have used a large 'plastic' front tank (looks like a Safari Tank) and custom rear tank;

    http://www.bianchiprata.com/primeirapagina.php

    I have bought stuff from them in the past, they are eager to assist
  18. italrally

    italrally Been here awhile

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    Look, this is perfect for your Husky 449 !!!

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  19. DorsetBlue

    DorsetBlue Adventurer

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    I contacted Safari after seeing that and they confirmed some people were using their 450X tanks on TEs but that they were modifying them to fit themselves. Safari are still developing one for the TE.
  20. italrally

    italrally Been here awhile

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    Some italian company did this for the italian rally championship:



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