Dakar 2013 - Official Event Coverage - thank you ALL TeamF5, lurkers and posters!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon Xplorer

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    I just had a quick look and it seems that it is either low quality fuel or badly worn commutators which result in the motor being overheated and then either the pump goes kaboom or because the pump draws more amps now for the same pressure the connectors go banG. If the pumps are installed inside the tanks they are cooled by the fuel and as you are running low they tend to overheat. There are also one way relief valves so if the pressure is exceeded the fuel returns back in the tank which may clog due to dirty fuel... It is an electronic device and as such I believe things can go wrong but I would imagine that these are changed every couple of days in a situation like this ... Well, if they weren't, they will be from now on :D
  2. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Everyone who started around Svitko is in (apart from Matt Fish who carried Barreda's water). Dammit, boy. Hope he's OK.
  3. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Nope, he's sitting at home like the rest of us. Ant Ware is the source of the music both Pyn and I play on the liaison, though, he did such an awesome job of DJing together some play lists that I've promised never to bump And the Radio played again.
  4. slime

    slime Healing nicely

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    Maybe they do like BMW and make the wires to short in the tank, so after a lot of thrashing the wire breaks:huh LOL
  5. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    No, he's just following on Twitter.
  6. Screamingeagle3

    Screamingeagle3 Been here awhile

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    Sanz Laia - ASS +17.42
  7. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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    Patrão is in, 26th. Rookie and the only Suzuki on the show
  8. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    :lol3 sneaky.
  9. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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    Caselli also missing....
  10. MartinPetren

    MartinPetren Swedish Adventurer

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    Is it a DRZ-400? More info the bike anyone? :evil
  11. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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  12. windmills

    windmills Gnearly Adventurer

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    Yep me too.
    Quit VLC and restarted it and got it for a while, but it quit pretty quickly.
    Hoping it will be back for their stunning programme...
  13. redhat

    redhat Been here awhile

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    And what about Caselli, just behind Svitko on WP3 but hasn't finished as well
  14. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    That's not good. Those guys were together.
  15. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    I never got a mix-tape from Tony. :cry So I feel free to bump the thread occasionally. :lol3
  16. Lgo175

    Lgo175 Been here awhile

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    My F5's quit producing.....:(::(:
  17. catas

    catas Orange rider

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  18. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Maray was just just talking about Caselli, anyone catch what they said?
  19. ric678

    ric678 Been here awhile

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    Oh fr#$%^k...Just before the finish my wheel locked up... :kboom had to go and reboot everything...how I have to go get the missed WPs... :ricky
  20. redhat

    redhat Been here awhile

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    Ivan Jakes was right behind them, and he finished more than half an hour ago
    Something is definitely wrong with those guys

    edit: Stanley Watt and James West are in