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Discussion in 'Racing' started by PackMule, Dec 23, 2009.
It'll polish out...
I agree with Crankshaft. I love the Tubliss in my RXV550 (both ends) with Michelin Deserts. I can run them down to 5psi and never worry about pinch flats and they handle all the speed & power the RXV550 can dish out. I had the wheels balanced so they run smooth at paved road/highway speeds. I did not find them hard to change either, with simple hand tire tools.
This my gallery BTW. I have done this conversion on bikes that already can run "tubeless" tires so the rims I consider "tubeless compatible" and have spokes that basically never get loose (in non-racing applications). Never done my own method to dirtbike tires since I think they take too much of a beating and spokes get loose quicker. I run the Neutech Tubliss sustem in my Aprilia dirtbike. I've used my sealed rims method on my KTM990S and 2 Triumph Tigers 955i for over 110,000 combined miles of all kinds of terrain. I guess it sorta works. No failures yet. :huh
I dented a rim on the MX track while running Tubliss and it held just fine. Even if the tire lost air, the inner tube would still hold the tire on the rim but the tire would be flat. Done it many times and worked fine. Not trying to argue the difference between mousse and Tublis, just offering my rel world experience. Should I run a Rally on my 690 and prove the point?
Fine, the Safari it is
What was your tire allotment and what were your change intervals?
Charlie is sending a container over to Mongolia for August, PM me your email and I'll forward you the info
crankshaft to Safari!
now this will be fun
is this for real? are you confirmed? or are you just starting a rumor in hopes of sponsorship heheh
He, Seth, Myself and possibly Charlie R along with some others !
Seth and I have been talking about the Safari for a few months now. Seth lives an hour and a half away and we have the same bike. Logistically speaking, that's a major help when trying to put something together
The shipping cost's seem good, the entry fee seems fair and the riding looks excellent, so why not?
Nothing confirmed yet, waiting for the final numbers from Justin. Fingers crossed
Question for the European Rally fanatics in here: I've noticed alot of the top riders (Cyril for instance) are wearing a lightweight rally jacket from "Kenny". We can't get Kenny in the US that I've seen, and I can't even access thier website; Is that a style that can be bought off the shelf in Europe, or are those complete one-offs for the aliens?
They are custom made lightweight jackets than can be printed with your sponsors, etc. Cost something like 300 according to Ludo. "italrally" also can offer them to you.
SafariBerg got me interested in a similar product from Australia from Sprint Design (the jacket isn't listed on their site)!!!
Here SafariBergs version:
closest in the US is like an acerbis, klim, axo, alpine stars type enduro jacket or check british motorcycle gear http://www.britishmotorcyclegear.com/ .. I found the kenny site but they only have enduro jackets listed.. not the factory rally type .. http://en.kenny-racing.com/
I've used Acerbis and MSR enduro jackets in the past. I like being able to remove the sleeves; but the lightweight Kenny jacket looked interesting.
Thanks for the links guys!
As far as I know they are not really 'Kenny' jackets but made by local companies that print and design MX shirts.
Inmate 'Ital' has a lead on them in Italy. In Holland, companies like Jopa (http://www.jopa.nl/0000009ab40ce807f/0000009ab40cea085/index.html ) and WLM Design make them if memory serves my well.
....take a look at www.worldwide-offroad-adventures.com.
You can get different types from Kenny rally jackets. The new version is very thin but is the same like the jackets from Despres, Casteu, Ullevalseter, Califano, etc. Minimum order with your own design is 3 pieces, depends how many pockets and zippers. Price is between 300,- to 400,- Euro plus design cost. Pm me when you are really interestet
you're obviously not on Charlie's Mongolia rally email list-looks like quite a crew is thinking of heading there in August-including Charlie
A few Q's:
- Is that 300-400 € per jacket x 3 or the total lump price for 3 jackets?
- What materials are used? I.e. cordura, Gore-Tex etc.
- Are there some default, already designed jackets ready for sale with just simple, basic rally layout
( default set of pockets, brand logos like KTM etc.? )
... it is the price for one jacket, because extra designed and special
... it is a kind of very light and thin cordura
... no i don't think so, because Kenny want to sell the normal enduro jackets
but ask your buddy Ullevalseter, may be he has a Kenny jacket for you !
Nah. Wrong, greenish colour. My orange beast won't like that and may throw me off in disgust.
And besides - I don't haul mail or advertise free for Bring logistics