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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Racing Section => Topic started by: SparkMark on July 22, 2021, 02:44:20 pm

Title: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: SparkMark on July 22, 2021, 02:44:20 pm
Hey all,

I've been putting this off for a while ... mainly because that I'm not 100% sure that I would be able to contribute to this a hell of a lot, as getting ready for rally is taking up so much time  :biggrin:. But I shall do my best to share my journey with you.

Besides posting here I'll also be sharing on instagram using @johnston_moto and facebook with @johnstonmoto

My schedule looks like this

Sep 2021 - Kalahari (Malle Moto)
Sep 2021 - Tankwa
April 2022 - MDC
Sep 2022 - Kalahari (Malle Moto)
Sep 2022 - Tankwa
Jan 2023 - DAKAR (Malle Moto)

Depending on how fund raising/sponsorship goes, there may be more (or less) events  ;D
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023
Post by: caconcepts on July 22, 2021, 02:53:49 pm
Good luck Mark.

I am busy reading Joey's book and man what an adventure awaits you. I hope all goes well and you manage the start and the finish...... :3some: :3some:
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023
Post by: Noneking on July 22, 2021, 03:08:25 pm
Sub!
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on July 22, 2021, 03:23:37 pm
Please please please....

Pics of your bike?

please?

Good luck - very glad you posted the start of the process here - will follow with interest - race hard!

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: GeenSand on July 22, 2021, 03:26:45 pm
All of the best....

Sent from my SM-A715F using Tapatalk

Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: Offroad2 on July 22, 2021, 03:58:00 pm
Hey all,

I've been putting this off for a while ... mainly because that I'm not 100% sure that I would be able to contribute to this a hell of a lot, as getting ready for rally is taking up so much time  :biggrin:. But I shall do my best to share my journey with you.

Besides posting here I'll also be sharing on instagram using @johnston_moto and facebook with @johnstonmoto

My schedule looks like this

Sep 2021 - Kalahari (Malle Moto)
Sep 2021 - Tankwa
April 2022 - MDC
Sep 2022 - Kalahari (Malle Moto)
Sep 2022 - Tankwa
Jan 2023 - DAKAR (Malle Moto)

Depending on how fund raising/sponsorship goes, there may be more (or less) events  ;D
   Stick at it Mark you will surprise yourself - All the best
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: SparkMark on July 23, 2021, 09:17:05 am
Thanks guys .... ClimbingTurtle, pics will come soon, still working on the sticker kit  ;D
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on July 23, 2021, 09:59:26 am
Thanks guys .... ClimbingTurtle, pics will come soon, still working on the sticker kit  ;D

No!
We want the full monty - bare to the world and being built up - I love rally bikes.....
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: SparkMark on July 26, 2021, 04:59:25 pm
So, we have like 5 weeks left before Kalahari 2021 !!!!

Things that are on the go ...

I'm training hard at the moment, 3-5 days a week and trying to ride as much as possible as well as do final testing on my bike.

Things I'm testing:

1) Still trying to find a decent shim stack for my forks. I'm close, but looking for that extra 10 %
2) See how the IMS tank performs
3) See how all my bits that I made to hold the side bags work

Had a lekker 300km ride on Sunday. Everything looks ok, but will strip the bike this week and make sure the tank isn't rubbing anywhere.
I've got a few more ideas for the forks that I'm going to try.
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: Gerrard on July 27, 2021, 11:36:33 am
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: Andrew_Smith on July 27, 2021, 11:44:26 am
Followed on IG. All the best Mark!
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: Toothless on July 27, 2021, 11:50:12 am
I'll be following this! Living the dream, all the best Mark!
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: SparkMark on August 23, 2021, 04:10:08 pm
Well ... only 1.5 weeks left for KR21 !!

Bike is done and ready to rock and roll.
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: evansv on August 23, 2021, 05:30:43 pm
That bike looks fantastic :thumleft:


All the best Mark!!!
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: roxenz on August 23, 2021, 07:30:59 pm
Jip. Awesome looking moto!
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: VaalBaas on August 23, 2021, 10:41:14 pm
sub  and all the best :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: Noneking on August 23, 2021, 10:42:31 pm
Lekker Mark!
Title: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: SparkMark on August 30, 2021, 03:42:24 pm
If u want to follow along for KR21 then feel free to join my report group https://chat.whatsapp.com/D06mBeQKI5g24wv7LOUYJh
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: Sardine on August 30, 2021, 04:55:44 pm
 :drif:

All the best!  :ricky:
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: Rooies on August 31, 2021, 01:57:43 pm
Sub...

Good luck Mark :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: SparkMark on September 12, 2021, 12:50:43 pm
Well, that was one tough event at the Kalahari rally. Only 11 of of the 25 bikes that started managed to finish.

I managed to achieve my goal of winning the Malle Moto class and take 6th overall. Super super stoked with that.

Now onto the Tankwa
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 12, 2021, 10:27:38 pm
Well, that was one tough event at the Kalahari rally. Only 11 of of the 25 bikes that started managed to finish.

I managed to achieve my goal of winning the Malle Moto class and take 6th overall. Super super stoked with that.

Now onto the Tankwa





That was well done indeed!!  Congrats!
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on September 13, 2021, 07:26:21 am
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
Post by: caconcepts on September 13, 2021, 03:19:51 pm
 :occasion14: :salut: :salut: :salut: :salut: :salut: :salut: :salut: :salut: