Dakar Dazed - countdown to bankruptcy!

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

  1. Gany

    Gany Been here awhile

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    Sorry to hear JMo but will still be waiting here for your 2014 campaign!! Curious to know what bike you are considering?
  2. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon -oo-

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    Sorry to hear that Jenny ... :cry ...

    Better to step back and get your leg back to the condition it was than rush things and risk another injury... I hope the fund raising goes better this time .

    Cant wait to read about the new bike, the built up etc ... :deal I have read the previous preparation more than one time and still amazes me ...

    Now you have more thaN a year to prepare for the next run ! Keep the postS coming !!
  3. zenjen

    zenjen Go Outside

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    JMo to Dakar 2014. :thumb
  4. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Hey Jen - You're not the only one. The feeling is so gutting.

    In my case the realization came in May. that coupled with work commitment that have made training difficult. At least you have the acceptance form.

    The upside of this is that maybe we will end up riding in 2014 together! :thumb

    All the best with your healing and preparations! :freaky
  5. matheas

    matheas Adventurer

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    Sorry to hear the new but i look forward to following your adventure in 14 jmo.
  6. dakardood

    dakardood Been here awhile

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    Sad to hear Jen, not to worry though, you'll get in on the next one. Keep at it. :clap
  7. monkeyfez

    monkeyfez Enabler....

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    Not such sad news. More time to train and repair. More time to gather funds and help.

    give it hell.
  8. GoThere@50

    GoThere@50 I'm Going

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    Hey Jen,
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    You are wise not to force it if everything isn't coming together the way it should. With the amount of personal effort and expense involved in an effort like, that it would seem to me that having all the details nailed down going in would be critical to your confidence level and enjoyment of the entire experience. Still following and as always, curious about the choice of motorcycle, the modifications and the riding you're going to do to prepare for the big event. Keep us posted! :clap
  9. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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  10. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Oh no, JennyMo, say no to orange!!

    Husky or Beta!!! :deal


    :lol3:lol3


    Seriously, good luck!!! :clap:clap
  11. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Well I trust everyone here has migrated over to the new project thread:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858442

    But I thought I'd just pop a photo or two up here of my WR that I finally got to ride this evening, 1st time since the crash and only 27 months after it last moved under it's own steam!

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    To be honest, it's been running for a while now, it was only this evening I finally got round to fitting a new chain... I took it out under cover of darkness as I wanted to test the new LED lights too:

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    They really are excellent, and only draw 10w a piece!

    I'll post a few more photos up once the tanks are all fully plumbed in - I have to say it really does look fantastic with the new (design) fairing fitted!

    Toot toot!

    Jenny xx
  12. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    A few photos from my first proper test-ride since the rebuild...

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    I did about 50 or 60 miles yesterday (currently only the centre 5L 'reserve' tank is plumbed in) including a good blast across the top of Salisbury Plain and a couple of other 'suitable' trails where I could open the throttle a little...

    I have to say I'd forgotten quite how AWESOME this bike is! It can be scary fast if you want it to be, and at the same time Martin (at Torque Racing) has done a fantastic job servicing the forks - it felt so planted on loose gravel and rough pot-holed tracks...

    I might have to refit all my nav gear and get this enter it in a rally or two before I HAVE to sell it...

    Jx
  13. charapa

    charapa Been here awhile

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    She's beautiful! Even unpainted. :clap:clap
  14. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    The end of an era, and at the same time, trying to keep the dream alive...

    I've split my 2011 Dakar bike after all - the JVO rally kit has gone to an inmate here, while the Talon rally wheels have also been sold.

    Essentially what I'm left with is an excellent condition, low mileage (comparatively - 8000kms/5000miles) stock 2010 UK road-registered WR450F, with some nice upgraded parts...

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    Full ad here in the flea market:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23515472#post23515472

    Do remember this bike is based in the UK - although I am happy to transport it to a UK port and/or prep it for shipping at the buyers expense.

    Go on, it's a unique piece of Dakar history!

    Jx
  15. drc42

    drc42 Rally Dreamer

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    :D and that inmate is eager to get it installed on his WR but work and the fact he is doing Sandblast Rally next week (where a rally kit really isn't needed) is in the way of tearing into the bike.

    Love the fact that the bike has done Dakar and a lap of the TT track. That is cool :thumb

    So, when it did the TT track was that with the JVO kit I bought?
  16. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    It certainly was!

    Here it is (on the left) at Peel Harbour on a day off (from watching the racing):
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    And here we all were parked in a garden, about 10 feet from the race track - I was sitting on the wall alongside the road at the time, at about mile marker 12 at Barregarrow...

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    ...at this point they are coming past at about 165+mph, having just crested at the beginning of the straight - an awesome viewing point!

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    Jx
  17. solitary1

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    the new owner of the talon wheels is an inmate too:evil i havn"t fitted them yet but ive looked up on TT and it seems it is only yz450f"s from 2009 onwards that went up to a 25mm rear axle,so the wheels should fit right in :freaky
  18. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Excellent news!

    As we discussed at the time, I had a feeling that the WR wheels were all the same dimensions - I know Tony (Shatttat on here) had the steel-framed WR as a rally bike - he'd probably be able to confirm if the rear wheels are interchangeable between the pre (steel) and post 2007 (alloy) WRs too...

    Looking forward to seeing that refurbished bike!

    Jx
  19. wilkinsonk

    wilkinsonk soup de grimace

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    AFAIK, steel and aluminum frame WRs have 22mm axles, so did the YZ until 2009 when it went up in size. I have extra sets of wheels from a steel frame WR and are the same as my "newer" 2007 model save for the older style brake rotor.

    - Cheers
  20. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Sweet! Thanks for confirming!

    Jx