The Bivouac (general rallye raid news)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by PackMule, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    FYI -2010 Dakar Husky Info (from Cafe Husky) This is Claudio aka Burro's bike:

    Hi to all, my name is Alvaro Bistolfi and i´m the chief in the developed of the 2010 Husqvarna Dakar motorcycle race.
    Sorry for my English, I try to do my best.

    The motorcycle is a 2009 TE450 with electronic inyection, standard the engine, the chassis and the suspensions (litle modification in the spring). The motorcycle was developed in only 25 days and it work really perfect. This race is a crazy adevnture for the reliability of any motorcycle in the world, 9.000 kilometers rides in the most harder conditions.

    This is the first Husqvarna with electronic inyection developed for this type of race. We choose the e.i. for the performance and really for a technical challenge. The throtle body is standard but we need put a external Walbro bomb, external <NOBR style="COLOR: darkgreen; FONT-SIZE: 100%; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" id=itxt_nobr_25_0>fuel[​IMG]</NOBR> filter and external pres regulator. The capacity for the tank is only 28 liters with a rear 5 extra liters. We dont use the rear because the 28 liter is more than suficient (cause of the best use of the fuel).

    We work really hard in the temperature control. The body of the motorcycle is made for optimise the air flow. The motorcycle have two electric fan, special hose and presurise to 1.8 bar. In all the race the temperature didn´t rise over the 110 C degrees.
    The exhaust system is made completly by us, pass for the right side and behind the carter.

    All the pieces for the instrumentation are hand made. Many other pieces dificult to resume (attached some pictures). All the "plastic" in carbon fiber kevlar composite. Same for the special seat.

    The kit complete prove in the Dakar with extremly best result will be abailable in the next month.

    The problem present in the 12 day is a shorcircuit and overheating in the <NOBR style="COLOR: darkgreen; FONT-SIZE: 100%; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" id=itxt_nobr_31_0>battery[​IMG]</NOBR> only for bad quality.

    Thank to all for the passion in the Husqvarna brand.<!-- google_ad_section_end --> <!-- / message -->
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  2. wrk2surf

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    didja hear that Mr Harden??

    so Im wonderin on contracts for the the big two.. does it go from december to december?? They need a couple weeks on a new bike right?? also jumping to new bikes and no 450cc regulation at other rallyes might be tough for Bmw.
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  3. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Supposedly Jonah is going to race the Sandblast stage rally in SC next weekend... :lurk
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  4. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    (already posted to the coverage thread, but trying to migrate the discussion over here)



    :bow


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  5. wrk2surf

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    did Annie's dad use to race ??? I belive I have seen the name somwhere..
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  6. todd5774

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  7. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Yeah, I'd wait until you see the price of that kit first... x
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  8. wrk2surf

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    it seems they used a 28ltr acerbis tank with a different faring but a 640 adventure tank and faring and seat, would work and would be cheap...relativly
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  9. stk0308

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    If you followed World Supermoto you saw Eddy Seel, but I don't think they are related.
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  10. Yellow Pig

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    To top it off the Husky made it on ONE ENGINE!

    They had a spare but did not need it.
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  11. DC950

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  12. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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  13. Yellow Pig

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    And they only started building the bike 25 days prior to the start of the race!


    Quite impressive for a first time run.
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  14. Tifosi

    Tifosi Been here awhile

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    The GAS GAS Rally has been cancelled I am bummed. Didnt someone run this year on a Husky 450? Does anyone know what kit he used? Was it a Mechasystems kit for KTm modified or was it made by another company?
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  15. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Hello!

    That's what the last 3-4 pages of this post have been about. :wink:
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  16. todd5774

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    Its not been cancelled, now called the Desert in 2010 and is available as a special order.
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  17. ManxBerg

    ManxBerg Rallye Raid

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    Hi, I'm looking for help to fix my MD roadbook. I noticed that one of the wires going to the electric motor has come out. How do you take one of these apart? To take the motor off requires the removal of 3 screws, which are inside the roadbook and in-accessable. I've taken the hex screw from the bottom roller out. (had to drill a small hole to work through) but cannot remove this roller. Anytips? Does the plastic lug at the end have to be removed? If so how?
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  18. BAZZER450

    BAZZER450 Been here awhile

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    Hey Since we are all sittin around the Bivy smokin cigars and drinking beer .. Lets get the rumor mill going about 2011? where do you think the race is going ? Damn I dont think we need to wait for the official word ... come on with all the guys here we must have some one on the inside ??:huh or did I miss something . We need time to prepare the ADV MEDIA for next year :wink:
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  19. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    Argentina & Chile for one more year.......................because

    1) the $$$$ the 2 governments are prepared to throw at ASO to keep the event there

    2) also the need for more time to get a secure route and various government agreements in place for a north africa rallye Tunisia - Libya - Egypt etc
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  20. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    :thumb +1 for SafariBerg's theory... :deal

    As Garry is aware, government's/organisations like "three year plans"...

    1. Create the program (get the teething problems over with and establish the "new" endeavour). 2009... check! :brow

    2. Build upon the success of the initial investment... realise the viability of the program and conduct a great event. 2010... check! :nod

    3. Capitalise on the investment, infrastructure and promotion of the previous two years to reap the full commercial potential (return on investment) in year three... 2011...??? :D

    For 2011 ASO have a two nations and govenment bodies that WANT to host DAKAR in South America; that have both demonstrated their ability to support the event in immaculate standard... in the meantime ASO can use the next 12 months in a calm and calculated manner to weigh up the other options 2012 and forward, to negotiate the best deal, the logistics and THEN return to Africa (whether it's Egypt/Libya/Tunisia or the Sahara)... or wherever ELSE in the world they might be considering, all with the comfort of knowing they can make the announcement in good time, not a "last minute" decision.

    Argentina/Chile for DAKAR 2011 makes good commercial sense I reckon... and ASO is a business.