The Bivouac (general rallye raid news)

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

  1. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Excellent interview - very personable and a total hero!

    Jx
  2. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    Just a thought - has anyone warned 'The Boss' that it is all about to kick off again :evil:evil:evil:evil:evil
  3. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    giv 'er!:lol3
  4. Flood

    Flood F5lood.

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    Yep; but I still fear for our servers. :D
  5. ArthDuro

    ArthDuro quarantined

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    like the design a lot

    BUT

    hate the typeface sooo much and it ruins the whole thing

    Please let me know if that changes or if you are excepting suggestions

    since as always I want one
  6. Jurassic

    Jurassic Long timer

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    Hello all. Happy New Dakar and yes please on the T shirt. :clap:clap
  7. Deco

    Deco Been here awhile

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    What she said.



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  8. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    +1

    Very real. I was amazed every day by how personable he was in such trying circumstances.
  9. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Ah yes, the "Command'R" shirt.
  11. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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  12. mcguyver

    mcguyver Long timer

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  13. Trang

    Trang ... 2nd last to the Sweep

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    What is the current requirements for fuel capacity? :ear

    Found this picture from the LA Dakar Page:
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    http://www.ladakar.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/DSCN3513.jpg


    Whilst IMO is an extremly simple/clean solution for a Dakar bike, I was not sure that the Safari Tanks solution, had quite enough capacity?

    http://www.safaritanks.com.au/home/10-Honda/61-HONDA-CRF450-RALLY-KIT/flypage.tpl.html
    It states on the safari website that the tanks are 21L at the front and 8.5L at the rear.

    I thought that around 35L was a reasonable minimum.

    Any thoughts/comments?
  14. lastplace

    lastplace Been here awhile

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    For the current Dakar (since 2006), you gotta be able to go 250km between fuel stops. Most people add a 10% margin of error to that. Before 2006, you had to be able to go 350km between fuel stops.

    For the average 450cc enduro bike, 28L should just about do it, but there are too many variables to call this a rule. Anyone headed to the Dakar better have tested their fuel consumption in the correct conditions several times.

    fun fun
    Charlie
  15. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    They are pretty friendly with how they place fuel stops, as well. I had been concerned it would be 250k of soft stuff (which could be a lot of gas!) but they only stretched the intervals where it was more firm and possible to get reasonable mileage. I had 28L and was never cutting it close.

    The fast guys need much more fuel, something about time on the main jet.
  16. chavo_dakar_bolivia

    chavo_dakar_bolivia Adventurer

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    I used that kit from HM Jolly Racing/Boano in Egypt...I liked it.


  17. Myway

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  18. dox

    dox How much for the ape?

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    Team F5 has reached a new level when we can track the ship that carries the bikes that are headed for Dakar. Crazy.

    Should we cheer for the boat in a similar fashion as we do the competitors? :D
  19. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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  20. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome

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    Yeah...

    But it's whats inside that really counts...:lol3