Dakar Dazed - countdown to bankruptcy!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by JMo (& piglet), Sep 1, 2010.

  1. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Likewise - it's inevitable really...

    And great videos Cummo! - I'm sure we can all relate to those mishaps at some point or another!

    J x
  2. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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    Recently caught this interesting video a few days ago. Obviously not the same as working with a rallye bike, but the principle should be the same :evil

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  3. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    used to do that all the time on the trials bike
  4. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Kewl!

    The other technique that is not quite so dramatic, is to spin it round on the side stand - standing to the left side of the bike, drop the side stand, turn the steering hard left, and grab the rear right of the fender above the exhaust to lift the rear wheel, and drag it round...

    Note. this only works if you have a decent side stand... so not really suitable for KTMs x

    J xx
  5. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    that's probably a little tricky in deep sand too:lol3
  6. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Hee hee - almost impossible I'd say... unless you use your foot as a puck perhaps? - but that would bloody hurt!

    J x
  7. SonHomme

    SonHomme Team F5,⌘R FYCYFF

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    For deep sand, what if you put your side stand IN your helmet and then turn using your technique. I know it is far fetched but when you are tired... and you save your foot!
    What do you think?
  8. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    How do you reach the bars with your head on the ground?
  9. SonHomme

    SonHomme Team F5,⌘R FYCYFF

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    Duhhh, use your feet OF COURSE!!
  10. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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  11. metropolis2k

    metropolis2k Been here awhile

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    How about slipping a sheet of something durable somewhere tucked away (like under the saddle) and use that if you need to use the side-stand turn technique. A bit far fetched though, do you really want to have to be unpacking something every time you do it?
  12. Cummo

    Cummo Been here awhile

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    I think you guys need to go ride in sand more.
  13. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    I know I need to, I wish I had the $$ to join Patrick in Morocco in December:2cry
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    italrally Been here awhile

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    ...and i would love it to see it with a KTM 690 Rally RR full loaded :clap
  15. SonHomme

    SonHomme Team F5,⌘R FYCYFF

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    just offering my 2 cents, you don't have to take it :norton
  16. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    I'm presuming you're joking?! - as that would be a surefire way to fu*k your helmet!

    The side-stand technique is for turning round on hard/er ground (in reply to the video above) - the technique in the sand that Cummo showed is primarily for getting the bike unstuck, a byproduct of which is the bike is typically now facing the other way, which on a dune especially is what you want, so you can ride back down and have another go...

    Metropolis' idea of having a a puck (either a plastic one or thin plywood, which is a little more durable) either in the cargo pocket of your riding pants or a jacket pocket is certainly not a bad idea - I always carry one trail riding, and racing too... if only so you can stop in the sand for a pee...

    J x
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    dashmoto Serial Tinkerer

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    And very useful it is if you, say, ride something the size of a Tenere down a bit of single track you really didn't mean to go down. Ask me how I know :rofl
  18. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Heh heh... I know that feeling...

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  19. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    hows the rehab??
  20. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Aye, that's the other side of the river to where I broke my foot this year!

    It's going ok - I can walk around with a limp now, and due for an x-ray next Monday... the problem is not so much the fracture itself (and never really was), more all the torn ligaments in my ankle, which are taking a long/er time to heal and get full strength back... I have pretty much full mobility in my ankle now, it's just they ache the whole time that I walk - I guess I just need to build some strength back up in them...

    J x