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Discussion in 'Racing' started by PackMule, Dec 23, 2009.
I guess I shouldn't talk, I've got a pair of Orange Klim pants
I understand the importance of gear to keep you comfortable and safe. I was just
Plus, they look soooo coool!!!
nothing makes me faster
These jackets are very good, they are the lighest and coolest (as in degrees C or F) rallye jacket you will find, essentially they are a MX jersey weight material cut like a rallye jacket with pockets and Leatt brace cut out, so very light and fully custom and cheap about $170AUS ea plus any design work you want which is also cheap.
The pockets, are 2 side ones and large rear one, and a zip openeing for the Camelbak at the rear top.
But since they are cool & light they are not strong, if you crash they will tear the same as a MX jersey.................but for me that's a small -ve.
The Kenny's will be stronger for sure, but still much hotter than these I am sure.
They fit well over body armour like Dianese.
There is a winter fleece on like the photo below and also a summer mesh one like a mesh MX jersy, which is what I used in 2010 Dakar, really breathable.
Warning - another shameless self plug here!
I've been busy updating the www.jennydakar.com website over the past couple of days, and it's now live again with a new photo album full of Dakar pictures - a great number not seen before - plus the new Team T-shirts and other merchandise deals are now on-sale online!
Please check out the new photos, and let me know what you think over on the 'Dakar Dazed' thread...
ps. Piglet has asked me to remind you all that later today (27th January) at 10pm GMT, there will be a live interview on www.bikerfm.co.uk with Piglet talking about his favorite records... (erm, are you sure that's right? ed.)
Hopefully there might also be an opportunity for me to say something about my ill-fated Dakar attempt this year too...
just got home last night to my JM Racing support pack-nice bit of kit in there. cheers
Yea! Glad to hear they are getting there at last... got a couple of people in the US still waiting, but this gives me faith the post office haven't simply robbed them over Christmas...
Only 48 weeks to go!!!
And the countdown has begun...
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(PS. I don't know why the title "Dakar Rally 2012 starts" is not showing in the widget...)
I got money that Nate figures out a way to make that the header on the main Racing subforum page.
Hee hee - if he doesn't, I can send him the html code x
Jenny - question about the A* venture jacket. Does the armour come with it or is it cut large so you can wear a compression suite under it?
I like it!
Is there any real teeth to this rumour outside advrider?
I thought, in the final wash-up, all the reported 4th engine changes had corresponding penalties. And zero evidence (and deemed highly unlikely anyway) of any un-reported engine changes.
(And wasnt the 3-engine rule always in place?)
Bit of a blast from the past, but remember when Verhoeven's engine gave up?
He went back to Goncalves' bike, started to take out the engine but took an engine from the T4 fast service truck?
Loads of people started a rumour here that he took his fairings and stuff of his own bike and mounted this up to Goncalves' bike..
Anybody found any pics of Frans replacing the engine or any other work??
Hi OL (gosh, aren't I lazy typing...)
The Venture jacket doesn't have any armour, as it's designed to go over a pressure suit style body armour as you surmise. I usually wear a Medium and it fitted fine over my original Dainese amour, but you might want to go up a jacket size (as I did for Dakar) if riding in very hot weather.
The jacket does have a pocket for a back-protector, but no pockets for elbow ad shoulder CE type armour like their more road/tour orientated jackets do... the Venture really is an off-road/enduro race jacket, although that said, I wore one DS riding all over the US both times I was there, and if you don't fall off much, it makes a great 'trail riding' jacket too, even without armour.
ps. They also make a similar styled 'Adventure Dual' jacket which I believe you can fit CE armour into using velcro...
again, both versions are available at www.Racespec.co.uk
The three engine rule was in place before, but it wasn't deemed necessary to enforce it so strictly, as the majority of top runners were on 690s, that didn't need more than 3 engines...
With the 450s it's [potentially] different, and certainly reports (whether creditable or not) of Fretigne etc 'changing' his engine every other day in the past means the organisation tightened up the rules - before you could swap the engine out (and rebuild it) as many times as you liked, as long as you just used three engines... now, you are only allowed to remove an engine three times before penalties are incurred.
Whether anyone got away with an extra change without a penalty this year, I guess we'll never know... but yes, by all accounts, those that did change to a 4th+ engine, did receive a corresponding penalty...
That's just cruel for the F5 team Jenny