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Re: Amageza prep
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2012, 07:53:05 am »

It must be close on 4 years now since we last road together... looking forward to kicking your ass :-p

I'll walk slowly then  :lol8: will be good to see and ride with you again.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Amageza prep
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2012, 08:19:59 am »
Decided I will grab a mountain bike when I get back from S.A. and ride to work every day.

Only works out to about 80 to 100 km a week but should be ok in addition to the gym training
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Re: Amageza prep
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2012, 05:18:54 pm »
lot of machinery there, markdiver, good luck ......................

I'd like to see one of those, just like that - there's a lot of stuff there that I don't recognise

Question: Can the nav stuff be attached to the steering/forks/yolks for the amageza, or will it all be too heavy - is it wise to attach all to the frame? - not really viable on a modified KLR?

Yes you can but at the expense of making the steering more difficult to turn (inertia) and more buffeting of the rider by wind on the long liaisons. Have a look at early GHR Honda builds or photos of the bikes in the 2011 Australian Safari, and you will see them.

Some guys swear by this system, but I have noticed that new Honda rally bikes have all gone back to the full nav tower setups.

Kenisis is also doing this, after having ridden the Desert Challenge with bar mounted instrumentation. He could probably give you first hand advice. :thumleft:

Check out his thread here: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=91896.0


Mmm god pint, I hadn't actually considered that.

I was thinking f going with this handle bar mounted kit: http://www.rallymanagementservices.com/collections/universal/products/universal-rally-kit

Might rethink that now... the one big upside for me using that setup is I could use it on my bike here to train with and then bolt it off and fly to SA

That system does work; I just think its not preferred thats all. Maybe budget drives this option too.
SuperFoxi was in the process of building me a nav tower which we stopped cause I moved over. I guess in theory I could (if I had him finish it) send it over here and bolt it to my bike.

Niel do you know of any bolt on systems that are done with the frame rather than handlebars?

Looking at my bike, I realised that I've already cut the mounting point off that I had on my frame - had to do it when fitting the KLX front end to the KLR. So, I'm stuck with the handlebar/yoke mount option.

But then the only addition is the roadbook. I'm gonna swop my speedo for a one-touch trip speedo and will just be swapping one GPS for another

I'm more concerned on where to fit 3l of water??

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Re: Amageza prep
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2012, 11:07:56 pm »
SuperFoxi was in the process of building me a nav tower which we stopped cause I moved over. I guess in theory I could (if I had him finish it) send it over here and bolt it to my bike.

Niel do you know of any bolt on systems that are done with the frame rather than handlebars?

Just look at Kenesis's build thread there are a few examples there (in the rallye section)
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Re: Amageza prep
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2012, 11:09:02 pm »

I'm more concerned on where to fit 3l of water??

Best place is as low as possible, and the only place that is low where you can really do it is in a modified bashplate. Not that hard to do really.
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Re: Amageza prep
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2012, 04:34:48 pm »
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Re: Amageza prep
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2012, 09:26:57 pm »
Similar to Markdiver, I have recently had to strip the bike down for some minor repairs... The exhaust melted a hole into my rear fuel tank while on a long ride - but this is another interesting story (picture Ghost Rider), so I'll not get side tracked...

Stripped




When a was checking the rally seat...


Rolled it over...


Look what was written underneath...


...Now I knew that my bike was developed by the same guys that did Jonah Street's Dakar bike in 2008, but it was a pleasant surprise to find out that my bike's seat traveled with the Dakar team as his spare.  :o

So I now have a piece of Jonah Street's Dakar bike - his backup butt support... hummmm  ::) ... now I'm not sure that sounds as cool as I originally thought  ;D  Oh well. It's kinda unique anyway.

  
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Re: Amageza prep
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2012, 09:29:52 pm »
wow thats an epic find!
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Re: Amageza prep
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2012, 09:44:43 pm »
I would be tempted to hang it in my man cave ( corner of the garage  :laughing4: ) and just admire it.

who did your cockpit?
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Re: Amageza prep
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2012, 09:44:54 pm »
 :laughing4: Cool find either way  :)

Geepers, that bike of yours looks substantially different to a standard WR  :o Clearly a lot of thought has gone into that kit  :thumleft:
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Re: Amageza prep
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2012, 10:03:39 pm »
I would be tempted to hang it in my man cave ( corner of the garage  :laughing4: ) and just admire it.

 ;D  Ja nee, did considered... But those long liaisons won't be too lekker while standing

who did your cockpit?

The guys at http://www.rallymanagementservices.com/ ...did it for BB2007 - he was the original owner.
 

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Re: Amageza prep
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2012, 10:11:00 pm »
I would be tempted to hang it in my man cave ( corner of the garage  :laughing4: ) and just admire it.

 ;D  Ja nee, did considered... But those long liaisons won't be too lekker while standing

who did your cockpit?

The guys at http://www.rallymanagementservices.com/ ...did it for BB2007 - he was the original owner.

I'm considering the universal system from them currently, granted it mounts to the handle bars but I dont foresee myself having much choice given that I will have maybe a week in SA before the race (other than 3 weeks this December)

Gonna have to keep mine as simple as I can, no fairing and just what is needed.


Sexy lil rig you have there though
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Re: Amageza prep
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2012, 10:22:10 pm »
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Re: Amageza prep
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2012, 11:26:48 pm »
Yea it's one of those I will be grabbing,  with the ico and roadbook remote.

Next bit of shopping for me is all the gear. Picking up these in San Fran next week.

Garnae SG-12's
Leatt club gpx 3
Leatt impact rig, padded shirt, camel back.
Alpinestar bionic freeride shorts
Pod mx k300 knee braces.
And some other odds and ends

Figured if I get seriously injured training out here I may as well check out of the race. .. so it's time to kit up proper  :bueller: ???


Roadbook and other nav equipment will have to wait as I'm gonna need to change bikes in Nam early next year too as training only on a two stroke doesn't seem like a good idea
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Re: Amageza prep
« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2012, 09:35:04 pm »
Similar to Markdiver, I have recently had to strip the bike down for some minor repairs... The exhaust melted a hole into my rear fuel tank while on a long ride - but this is another interesting story (picture Ghost Rider), so I'll not get side tracked...

Stripped




When a was checking the rally seat...


Rolled it over...


Look what was written underneath...


...Now I knew that my bike was developed by the same guys that did Jonah Street's Dakar bike in 2008, but it was a pleasant surprise to find out that my bike's seat traveled with the Dakar team as his spare.  :o

So I now have a piece of Jonah Street's Dakar bike - his backup butt support... hummmm  ::) ... now I'm not sure that sounds as cool as I originally thought  ;D  Oh well. It's kinda unique anyway.

  
lol Wayne have I got a small world story for you!

I'm in San Francisco atm and was at http://www.scuderiawest.com/ looking for some specific gear and start chatting with the sales guy who drags the head mechanic out. Chatting about rally's and this and that, turns out he was head mech for Johna Street for a while and knows your bike well. He has agreed to email me some photos of it during its prep and race ready phases :-p

He also said they always had issues with that exhaust, oh and if its the exact bike he is thinking of it won a stage of the Dakar in 2011 with Johna Street riding it .

Small and awesome rally world! :D

Oh his name is Niles
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Re: Amageza prep
« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2012, 10:08:02 pm »
Well I tried on a helmet today I have been wanting to try on for a while now, the Airoh Aviator, I know the new model is coming out soon, but it was worth the visit.. woosh, it fits nice. Marked down by almost R2k but still way out of my budget and they did'nt have the colour I wanted in my size.. . Flip it was like putting on a slice of heaven.

Buying new gear is a real treat enjoy.
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Re: Amageza prep
« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2012, 10:09:17 pm »
Well I tried on a helmet today I have been wanting to try on for a while now, the Airoh Aviator, I know the new model is coming out soon, but it was worth the visit.. woosh, it fits nice. Marked down by almost R2k but still way out of my budget and they did'nt have the colour I wanted in my size.. . Flip it was like putting on a slice of heaven.

Buying new gear is a real treat enjoy.
Been looking for one for a mate of mine in SA while im out here, they are really nice though I seem motocrossgiant has some of the high end Shoei's on special atm.

I think I am going ot have to come visit San Fran again, gear prices are just too awesome in the states
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Re: Amageza prep
« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2012, 10:18:21 pm »
I just walk past the Arai and Shoei.. LOL

All gear in the States is nice and available yet alone cheap.
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Re: Amageza prep
« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2012, 10:26:15 pm »
Oh wow so I just had a long chat with Charlie Rauseo who gave me a fair bot of advice about roadbooks and ico's and training to use roadbooks

http://www.rallypanam.com/crewcr.html

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Charlie is the American rally guru, having trained every independent American Dakar competitor in the last 6 years.

 
His racing experience began in Nevada, and quickly moved to Tunisia and then the Dakar Rally in 2004.  He raced the Dakar again in 2005 and 2006, but Charlie has now become the full time team manager.

He has offered to meet up with me next Thursday so I can pick his brain on anything I can think of. If you guys have any questions let me know and I will take notes

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Re: Amageza prep
« Reply #39 on: November 23, 2012, 10:28:51 pm »
Similar to Markdiver, I have recently had to strip the bike down for some minor repairs... The exhaust melted a hole into my rear fuel tank while on a long ride - but this is another interesting story (picture Ghost Rider), so I'll not get side tracked...

Stripped




When a was checking the rally seat...


Rolled it over...


Look what was written underneath...


...Now I knew that my bike was developed by the same guys that did Jonah Street's Dakar bike in 2008, but it was a pleasant surprise to find out that my bike's seat traveled with the Dakar team as his spare.  :o

So I now have a piece of Jonah Street's Dakar bike - his backup butt support... hummmm  ::) ... now I'm not sure that sounds as cool as I originally thought  ;D  Oh well. It's kinda unique anyway.

 
lol Wayne have I got a small world story for you!

I'm in San Francisco atm and was at http://www.scuderiawest.com/ looking for some specific gear and start chatting with the sales guy who drags the head mechanic out. Chatting about rally's and this and that, turns out he was head mech for Johna Street for a while and knows your bike well. He has agreed to email me some photos of it during its prep and race ready phases :-p

He also said they always had issues with that exhaust, oh and if its the exact bike he is thinking of it won a stage of the Dakar in 2011 with Johna Street riding it .

Small and awesome rally world! :D

Oh his name is Niles
Oh after chatting to Charie that isn't Johna's bike, just the seat and his spare engine.

The bike was ridden by a guy called Niel
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