2016 OFFICIAL DAKAR f5irehose - THANK YOU ALL F5 posters and lurkers!

Discussion in 'Racing' started by troy safari carpente, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. Sundowner

    Sundowner Extended Play

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    Brake arm bolt fell out, allowing the caliper to rotate and lift, allowing the pads to fall and be ground by the disc wave edge. Few hard applications of the brake have cut through to the piston. Looks an easy fix if you could machine down the end of the brake piston. Even bung something in the end of it, like a lump of wood, squared off or a 1/2" drive socket. New pads and a bolt = back in the game.
  2. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Mud chewing pads up?
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  3. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer Supporter

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    I believe that's called a broke caliper, n'est ce pas?

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    Good Morning, Team!
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  4. Gimme 2

    Gimme 2 wheels , with nobs

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    Suprises me how little is lock wired on these bikes.


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  5. Bluebull2007

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    From <steveD (Boet jy moet begin on te x-post :deal):



    From Kobus:
    Today was a nice stage. Long but interesting. Stage started in the mountains and as everyone does, start to race. I saw so many terrible crashes, and decide to slow down and enjoy. Still plenty of days to go. I got 2 speed fines and penalties for speeding in a restricted speed zone... What is new!!!
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  6. Bluebull2007

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    Whats not being talked about is that Geniel de Villiers is now in 3rd position in the cars, and Lee Roy Poulter another South African also in a Toyota pulled from 25th into 6th position on SS2. :thumb

    South African Brian Baragwanath came 2nd in the Quads yesterday.
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  7. Sundowner

    Sundowner Extended Play

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    I'm surprised by how short that brake torque arm is.
  8. Bluebull2007

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    Also via Steve

    From Michela Poulter FB:

    All in all a stunning day for our Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa team. Giniel and Dirk started 8th and finished 4th but start 3rd tomorrow after Vasilyev got a penalty. Leeroy and Rob had a stunning run from 24th to 6th (so unbelievably proud). He will start 5th tomorrow, and Yazeed and Timo moved from 21st to 11th. The team has a new lease on life after these results smile emoticon
    The guys in our car # 847 were tired today so I got a turn to drive woohoo! While they had no say I played Taylor Swift and Roxette (fairly loudly), took far too long before passing the trucks and ate all the strawberry sweets. It was wildly liberating and not one red light on the Tripy for speeding ‪#‎Nailed‬ it.


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  9. Balkan Boy

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    There's something deeply wrong with that last picture.


    Hello all. :clap
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  10. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer Supporter

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    Didn't see these Orga blurbs from http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2016/us/stage-400/live-feed.html posted. Holler if they're :205 and I'll delete them.

  11. SteveDennehy

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    Kobus Potgieter getting some help ::)

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  12. SteveDennehy

    SteveDennehy Steve

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    On LL's FB page:

    Good morning! I start the day raffling off my ‪#‎Dakar‬ glasses. Share, comment or like to participate. Thank you all for your support!

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  13. SteveDennehy

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    Just because the South African boys are smart enough to bring attractive wifes, you think it's wrong?

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  14. tehdutchie

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    Seems like we have another shortened stage today :(
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  16. Balkan Boy

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    A few videos from Tim and Tom Coronel.
    They mention breakdowns on Stage 2, but they both finest it.



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  17. Balkan Boy

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    Watch these!
    Cars and bikes ploughing trough that water+mud hole is a scene of terror.
    There's a shot of poor, short Gonclaves barely keeping it upright. Brave man.
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  18. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    Haha, I just read "Baja Sucks" at the side of the bike :D
  19. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer Supporter

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    IN!
  20. nry

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    Thats a couple of hundred euros he's lighter.
    ASO collected nearly 4,000 euros in fines off the bikes today (I left out the couple of 15 minute penalties figuring they weren't for speeding)

    Are the speed zones shown only in the road book and on the UNIK or do they also put a small sign up by the side of the road also as they do here in Australia ?

    Is my memory correct and all monies collected from fines go to charity ?