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

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

  1. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    I too carry a roll of rescue tape, a bit of Gorilla 100mph tape, nylon and SS zip ties and a tube of liquide metal (JB Weld) in each of my on-bike tool kits. Doesn't take much room; very, very useful when needed.
  2. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :clap Well how about that!! :freaky
  3. bluesurf

    bluesurf en dos ruedas

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    duct tape.

    Plenty of uses, but one in particular stands out. We were deep in Baja Sur on a surf trip, and the fan belt gave out. It took the entire roll of duct tape to get running again, but it worked.

    Now that I'm older and wiser, I carry both, in addition to JBWeld, etc etc.
  4. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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  5. Looper

    Looper The Dude Abides!

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    I wanna see a few pics from the bivvy of Pyndon's fork!!!!
  6. Resist

    Resist Been here awhile

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    I actually thought that 175km/hr seemed like a low speed. I really expected them to be closer to 200-210, especially with the stupid engines they have in those. They really are asthmatic with those restrictors hey?
    Interesting that Mark Miller thinks the restrictor would be smaller if they ran to FIA specs, and the car would be faster. Need to research those rules I think. Anyone got a link to them?
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    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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  8. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Me too, PynGyver fork repair pix! We need the powerful F5orce to contact the right people inter-bivvy to take spy pix, if Lyndon is too tired to do it. My bet is Pyn did take pix.
  9. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    :freaky Great exposure for Pyndon and RallyRAIDio! :thumb
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    K2vodka Been here awhile

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    Ha! Ha! Ha! Classic! Using a shovel to clean out your car. Guessing someone went swimming in the not so dry river beds.

  11. 8340SU

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  12. Lgo175

    Lgo175 Been here awhile

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    So where is the picture??
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  14. amazing ricardo

    amazing ricardo Piste Off

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    rookie move... pop off skid plate... powerwash.. reinstall.. don't ask why i know this... :wink:
  15. José Carlos Marques

    José Carlos Marques Been here awhile

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    Look again.
  16. José Carlos Marques

    José Carlos Marques Been here awhile

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    Helder Rodrigues just announced that he's renouncing HRC next year. Here's his new bike:

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  17. 8340SU

    8340SU Long timer

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    Faria on dakar com

    I was 10th to start today and what's more, I broke my wheel trim on the link stage. I thought, ‘well this is a really good start to the day'! I rode carefully at the start because there were a lot of stones and rocks, then I attack in the dunes. I finished 2nd on the stage, so it actually has turned out to be a good day. I'm very happy with the work Cyril did and I'm happy with my personal result.
    However, there are still two days left to race and on the Dakar, you can be smiling one day and then unfortunate the next day. It's happened to Casteu and to Pain, so I'm saving my smile for when we reach the end of the rally. For the moment, it's going fine.

    and Verhoeven

    Today was quite a hard special. We had a lot of dunes. We also had a lot of stones and rios – it was very technical. There was also a lot of work on navigation, you had to be very precise on navigating not to get lost. I did quite well all day. I kept on pushing from the start to the finish and I caught about three guys: Faria, Jakes and Duclos. We were riding really hard and really good. I'm very happy to have won this stage and also thanks to Yamaha who gave me this wonderful bike, I couldn't do without it.
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    Lgo175 Been here awhile

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  20. Simosez

    Simosez Been here awhile

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    next time you're talking to them, show them the 2x2x2. put a big tank on that and point them in the direction of some big dunes. :lol3