The Bivouac (general rallye raid news)

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

  1. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome

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    No, I think everyone here should watch SDR, in the hope that someone could explain the ending to me...

    It just didn't make any sense...

    Mind you, I was watching it on late night TV when I saw it.
  2. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    Watch this version instead tREV... the happier ending for bedtime stories... :deal

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI61l3fVz9w



    I think the moral to the end of the original was; "keep your hands on the bars... Nimrod!" :lol3
  3. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome

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    I just started to look for it, and then stumbled on this and got distracted...

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    Edit, I just watched the vid you posted Troy, and I would have been much happier with that ending...

    The ending I saw went a little longer than that and was (as the existence of that ending proves) a little bit pointless...
  4. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    Finally... one from the yellow camp; :deal

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    spotted at the Qatar sealine Rally; :deal

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  5. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Is that a kit or a custom ? Looks nice :nod
  6. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    A BEHEGO.com Honda CRF rear tank converted to a Suz. We have done the same here locally on a Kawa KLX450 :rofl

    (Behego is the guy from the Aprilia, BMW, Husky and Honda Europe subframe tanks).
  7. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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  8. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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  9. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    I'm going for the trailer.....
  10. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Who broke down?

    :lol3
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    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    uhhhh...Hollywood?:lol3
  12. bigborefan

    bigborefan Making new friends

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    Lots of "movie wheelies" in there....:roflAt least they used four stroke motor sounds. I hate it when they get that wrong.
  13. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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    Fretigne announces he is heading to Dakar '13 with Yamaha ...

    "David Frétigné est de retour chez les bleus en vue du prochain Dakar"

    Funny, I thought he was associated with SpeedBrain :huh

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  14. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Yip but since 2009 he has been unable to complete/finish so I'm not surprised he is no longer with Speedbrain. He was always a Yamaha guy anyway.

    I just hope he does not crash himself into oblivion this year..
  15. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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  16. dox

    dox How much for the ape?

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    'Tis the quiet season in our favorite sport. Teams are slogging away, but little info is available for next year.

    Not sure if this was posted yet, but didn't see it posted anywhere. Try to keep up with the privateers and regular malle moto people. Here's a facebook linked pic of what Simon Pavey titled "Sneaky photo of the new Dakar Bike."

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    Wonder if Kemal Merkit will be back this year as well? Glad to see Pavey is preparing to have another go.
  17. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Lovely custom alloy tank on Si's new Husky there Dox - thanks for the photo!

    As for new bikes - I also spotted this little number - actually on the RPA (Rally Pan-Am) website:

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    Looks like Meca'system have produced a version of their CRF450 kit to fit the new 2012 EFi WR450F...

    Looks a bit ugly in plain primer white, but I bet that set-up will work a treat!

    Jx
  18. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    Yup, spy photo ;-)

    Meca'system says it may be available in July.

    Dave
  19. dox

    dox How much for the ape?

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    Not a fan of the looks. Curious about the reliability of the new EFI WR450 under rally conditions.

    Needs a name. The Bald Eagle rally kit?

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  20. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Hee hee - I can see a yellow high level fender fitting right in there!

    As for the WR reliability - the engine is basically unchanged from the previous generation (it is not the reverse cylinder type used on the YZF), simply with the addition of EFi... so it is the same bullet-proof lump essentially.

    I can certainly vouch for Yamaha's EFi reliability and fueling on the XT660Z Tenere - it was seamless right off the bottom, and I rode one across the USA and back again in 2008 - over 21,000 miles from way below sea-level to the top of Pikes Peak - and it was utterly reliable in every sense. I then took the same bike (with some upgraded suspension) from Paris to Dakar in 2009, again utterly faultless...

    I think these days the Japanese manufacturers [Well, Yamaha and Honda at least] have got EFi totally sorted.

    Jx