Tuareg Rallye 2014 - OFFICIAL Event coverage thread - follow our ADV Inmates here!

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  1. troy safari carpente

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    It's FUGLY...? :huh Yeah it is... that is until one of the factory teams puts them to use... then all of a sudden it's a "must have". :D:lol3

    I mean, how many clear navigation fairings did you see two years ago...? Then HRC brings them (back) into vogue (from 15 or more years ago), and suddenly hey presto, like a micracle, now there's more tranparent bikini's about the place than Mardis Gras week in Rio...!!! :evil:rofl

    Elephant fairing get's the "thumbs up" from me... them Smit boy's can ride/navigate as well. :thumb
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    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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  3. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon -oo-

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    That is true Troy,

    But a factory bike would have it elephant shaped and clear :lol3
  4. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon -oo-

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    This is the problem I was talking with the towers. :huh

    Last video @3.58
    @4.12 he does an even more impressive move... Leg two should have been very tiring...

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  5. troy safari carpente

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    All respect to the rider in question... and I understand (and agree) with the mechanics and principle of the handlebar mounted "pendulum" effect you describe Dimi...

    But I think that rider induced fatigue and (lack of) concentration (ie. eyes focussed only three feet ahead on the piste) had more to do with the "surprise" incident depicted in the video (and the loop out restart manouver) than any inherrent design fault with the nav tower set up.

    They are some wild goat tracks that Rainer and the Tuareg ORGA team have set out for this year! :clap
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    That one seems even a bit high and close. A little Too In Your Face, but the real problem with that setup is the lack of sticker real estate. Even though I like the whole industrial/transformer thing. :D
  7. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon -oo-

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    I don't mean fault, don't get me wrong, I was discussing the problem of putting the Roadbook high compared to very low position as this for example:

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    This particular example does not seem to fit the bill (the one in the Video I mean) cause we have to do with surprise, terrain, fatigue. But I have seen in a series of bumps, or in one bump that the rider is get caught that the higher the roadbook the more chances there are to hit you in the face.

    The pendulum effect I so far, know it is there because of the stationary tests. I have yet to notice it when riding :D


    +1 I am also a ''mad max'' approach guy :D
  8. troy safari carpente

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    "Sticker real estate" :roflStagehand :clap The truth is finally out... about the "real" reason behind why rally fairings exist...:evil :lol3
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    edit: last shot: nice to see a G450X, and a Durrsma tank <--

    looking back, I think there is something awesome about all these bikes.. I dunno whats differnet, altogether, but they are all looking really well set up as light rally, heavy enduro bikes.
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    I like the semi factory look on these bikes, they remind me of the old days and one can see the amount of work that has gone into transforming them into Rally (lite) bikes.... All of them look awesome indeed!

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    (Nav giving instructions) "A leetle more gas... a leetle more... a leetle more... leetle mooore... aaaaaand...


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    It's like bloody speedskating at the olympics :y0!
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    Not only the outside, but its internals as well :huh

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    And today's video

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    FUGLY? I think it is more then just functional, even looks looks imho. Way better looking and more functional then most full blown fairings we see on this forum appear.

    It doesnt come in orange (yet) but there's probably a spray can laying about, no?
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  19. troy safari carpente

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl Keep it on the wheels and upright... if everyone else gets lost in the desert or ends up in a heap, then even the sub-sea-level dwellers are in with a shot at gold...? :lol3
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    LOL :rofl

    About the roadbook setups people running, I prefer them lower and closers to the bars as most riders have them on the Tuareg. I guess on a big stable 690 you can have 'm further out and more at an angle (handy when sitting down on those long dakar stretches). These shorter stages, with more standup riding you might want them a little flatter. Dont need a fairing for high speed runs either imho. Keeping m low and flat is a little bit safer too when you go over the bars :1drink