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

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

  1. sidewayz_control

    sidewayz_control Been here awhile

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    Maybe because 99% of people including Dakar racers don't know how to do lockwire so it's useless anyways? :hmmmmm:hide
  2. Rato Molhado

    Rato Molhado Psiconauta del inconsciente

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    Go Kevin!:pynd WP4
    047 BENAVIDES (ARG) HONDA 000:26:52 (2) +0:04
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  3. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Love these guys
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  4. Gimme 2

    Gimme 2 wheels , with nobs

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    Tp is fine where he is. He is at play.


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  5. SteveDennehy

    SteveDennehy Steve

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    What does SP on the number board mean? Malle Moto?
  6. cheekorollo

    cheekorollo Been here awhile

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    The most important thing for TP today is to navigate perfectly - a minute or three can easily be regained, but getting lost for 15 mins is much harder to recover from.
  7. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    SP means Super Production.

    Jx

    fwiw. there was a conversation yesterday regarding what the M classification was on a result sheet - in the index it implied Malle Moto, but the numbers did not correspond to the known Malle Moto competitors this year...

    In 2011 [certainly], M designation referred to Marathon class, not Malle Moto - Malle Moto entries are not distinguised by their race-plates, but you simply register with the Orga as a Malle Moto competitor.

    To clarify:

    Malle Moto is unassisted (no service team or outside assistance) and having the Orga carry your trunk, and provide the entrants with a workspace and oil etc.

    Marathon is the classification where not only is just a single engine is allowed, but also other key parts of the motorcycle have to be standard production parts, and remain in place for the duration of the rally.

    Gratuitous shot of a WR450 in Marathon class:

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    Hope that helps explain things...

    Jx
  8. Carlos M

    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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    You think???? Looks absolutely normal for someone not named Despres or Coma (and even those, at such an early stage would be doing what Price is : pacing themselves, not caring about 3' lost today and departing behind tomorrow with tge opportunity to make 6 or 9' on the other guys).

    TP is looking smarter than you australians want to :D (hope no offence is seen here :D
  9. SteveDennehy

    SteveDennehy Steve

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    Cool. Do the Malle Moto have a special sticker, or do we just recognize them by the wild, sleep-deprived look in their eyes?
  10. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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  11. davesupreme

    davesupreme grand poobah

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    ..... cunning stralians..... :jack (i stole that one..... )
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  12. Trang

    Trang ... 2nd last to the Sweep

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    Something happened after bike 10 at WP4?
  13. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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    TP doesn't take it THAT easy. 1.16 now - bleeding time real bad
  14. Carlos M

    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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    Mostly by their efficient quiet ways. The ones looking wild sleep deprived are the amateurs with assistance :D
  15. ZequeArgentina

    ZequeArgentina Been here awhile

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    Just the usual times getting stuck
  16. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Org said rain was 100 km away, I wonder at what point in the stage the racers get caught in it...riders wot, navigating with limited visibility and wiping your goggles with one hand. Dakar :freaky
  17. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    Sorry Steve, I edited/added to my original post while you replied...

    No, as far as I am aware, there are still no distinguishing markings on the bike to signify Malle Moto - just the weary rider as you suggest ;o)

    Jx
  18. nry

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    This. ^

    Checkout Tobys interview yesterday, I can't quote him exactly but he said todays nav was easy and similar to the stage he won. The following day the Nav would be harder.

    Toby knows what time it is.

    That footage of him yesterday, controlled and well within himself. Couple that with a guy who can really let it out if he wants. I think he is very focused and looks to be playing this game well.
  19. Sundowner

    Sundowner Extended Play

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    I get the feeling that setup could get overlooked during a quick wheel change. Seems the torque rod needs to go behind the axle once the wheel is mounted, instead of just staying in place like most trail-bike setups.
    But you're right. Lockwiring is an artform.
  20. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    This is pre-change stage change.