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Offline BlueBull2007

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Re: Brazil Rally Raid 2013
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2012, 09:29:46 pm »
What would your estimated cost be BB?


I think the bike hire will probably be around R40-60k...when I have something I will let you know. Its a lot of money I know but it will be a proper rally bike with all the bling and importantly daily service & repair. Otherwise budget around R15,000 for shipping. The thing is then you also have to find a mechanic. One mech for two bikes. Anywone want to share one with me? Thats an extra air ticket and extra hotel bill as well....minimum, unless the guy is local but then youre looking at R15-20k to hire one for 10 days. Its hard work believe me. If you go the hire route, then you will also likely get the backup transport with it. Otherwise if you bring your own mechanic, you need to bring a driver and hire a vehicle big enough for all the spares, tyres etc. We tried to hire a truck but found it impossible as foreingers, and ended up having to hire two cars to support three riders. Therefore another driver. Plus fuel. Luckily the drivers paid their way to the rally as tourists in our situation. So you can see either way it works out about the same cost.

The advantage of hiring is that you dont have to worry about anything. The advantage of riding your own bike is that its your own bike, which will likely be nicer. The disadvantage of riding your own bike is you are also going to have to worry about the logistics, car hire, hotels for your guys etc etc.

Does this make any sense?

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Re: Brazil Rally Raid 2013
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2012, 09:00:15 pm »
I have not yet registered, I need to brake it gently to the wife...after I have registered for the Desert challenge. ;D

Bank transfer for my entry fee is done. :eek: Don't wait too long to break the news!  ;D ;)
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Re: Brazil Rally Raid 2013
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2012, 06:01:18 am »
Mmm I like the idea of doing this one...... 2014 would be better for me as 2013 there is no chance i will get away from the office
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Re: Brazil Rally Raid 2013
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2013, 10:12:41 am »
Awesome guys!

After reading your rally report and seeing the pictures, I would really love to take part in this in a year or two.
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Re: Brazil Rally Raid 2013
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2013, 07:45:08 pm »
I was down in Fortaleza for a couple days and saw guys returning from some event, they stayed in a hotel down the road from where i was. Never got a chance to chat to then. Couple of KTM and Yammie 450's kitted out with road books, sweet bikes.
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Re: Brazil Rally Raid 2013
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2013, 08:47:36 pm »
Was that last year Albie? We finished the Sertoes in 2010 at Fortaleza
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Re: Brazil Rally Raid 2013
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2013, 08:58:14 pm »
No this was just over a week ago. Killing time trawling through the site and thought I'd just post about my sighting, have no clue what those guys were connected to though. Fortaleza is a pretty awesome place though, stopped there doing a yacht delivery, currently in the Caribbean.
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