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

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

  1. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    Riders can help each other with what they carry (on bike... incl. engine/wheel, broken handlebar swaps etc.) and some limited material (oil and fluid) that the ORGA provide... basically it is supposed to be a "self sufficiency" test.
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  2. *kartman*

    *kartman* GO Bacon GO !

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    There will not be a lot of Super Production Malle Motos I think :D


    It´s like Troy Safari said.
    I heard they will have time to do service, but not enough for such big things like engine changes with your water carrier
  3. tserts

    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    ..Unless you are CD and go for an engine swap by yourself before dinner...
  4. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer Supporter

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    (2) 002 - PAULO GONCALVES(PRT) HONDA 0h19m05s (1) --:--:-- (-) --:--:-- (-) --:--:-- (-) --:--:-- (-) --:--:-- (-) --:--:-- (-) --:--:-- (-) --:--:-- (-) --:--:-- (-) --:--:--
    - (1) 047 - KEVIN BENAVIDES(ARG) HONDA +00:00:11


    It's nice when the first (few) WPs are not far from DSS!
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  5. Balkan Boy

    Balkan Boy Long timer

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    Hey boss,
    Do Peugeots nose-dive on braking and hard cornering a lot more then other cars, or it seems like that because of the body shell?
  6. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    Troy how do you know this stuff??
  7. nry

    nry .

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    Why's that ?
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    Clancy Long timer

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    Long travel suspension?? Like a stadium truck??
  9. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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    The answer is NO, but

    M stand for Marathon class 2.2, That's what the decal says, but a Malle Moto rider, rides also in Malle Moto Class.
    So Jurgen is in 2 classes.

    Their more boxes than 6, mentioned in the stage overall standings. As a Malles Moto class.
    The cheapest way is take a box. And set your bike in someone's tent. :1drink:lol2



    From the link page regulations:

    12P2 NUMBERS PLATES’ COLOURS & ADVERTISING

    So as to be able to differentiate more easily between different categories, Machine race plates will be of different colours:

     Group 1 (Elite A.S.O.): yellow plates;


     Class 2.1 (Super Production 0 to 450 cc): white plates + SP;


     Class 2.2 (Marathon 0 to 450 cc): white plates + M;


     Group 3 (Quad): white plates.

    MALLES MOTO – QUAD *

    1st prize €5.000 + 1 trophy
    2nd prize €3.000 + 1 trophy
    3rd prize €1.000 + 1 trophy


    (*) To participate in this challenge, Riders must declare at the Administrative Checks (Bike-Quads Officals desk) and at Scrutineering (Final Check), that they have entered WITHOUT SERVICE CREWS / VEHICLES. Checks will be made during the Rally
  10. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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  11. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer Supporter

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    WP2 times are screwy:
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    misc Dakar Tracker

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    ASO'd....
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  13. Sundowner

    Sundowner Bort

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    I'd imagine the teams will stop at a specified point during the last transport and swap anything mechanical that can be done without extra fluids or large parts. In effect, if you're prepared to take the hit on a time penalty, you could probably do just about anything, using an upturned helmet and a plastic bag for a drain bucket. That'd just leave a quick oil dump and a filter service in the short period they give you (40minutes or thereabouts, from memory) once you reach the service entry point at the bivouac.
  14. Carlos M

    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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    'Morning!

    How long for the australian messias to cross WP1 so we can check how high he's flying?
  15. nry

    nry .

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    Right about now if he was moving at about the same speed as speedy.
    Svitco saving his bike maybe ?
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  16. Sundowner

    Sundowner Bort

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    Are the Malle riders restricted to riding a Marathon class bike only?
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    homerj 742 Evergreen Terrace

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    JBB and Svitko are 29 secs apart at WP2. Lets watch and see if JBB pulls a lead out.
  18. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer Supporter

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    Should've passed 3-4min ago!
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    Myway Long timer

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    @misc last year you have a meeting with aso? What turned out?
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  20. Gimme 2

    Gimme 2 wheels , with nobs

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    you can pull a whole bike apart in that time .....:-)