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Re: Buff's road to the 2013 Amageza Rally
« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2012, 06:18:03 pm »
Ja nee... Muzzy & Buff. While the 2013 Amageza Rallye is gonna enjoy participants from all sides of the fence - different machines, talent, experience and funding - it's the many Rallye riders like yourselves that are at the heart and soul of this event.

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Re: Buff's road to the 2013 Amageza Rally
« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2012, 06:25:29 pm »
Thanks Wayne  :thumleft:

Here's a big shout out to Wayneh who has generously offered to sponsor me with an electronic road book for the Amageza, thanks a million  :thumleft:

I'll now use BB's and Kenisis's cash sponsorship to by the ICO unit for the bike  :thumleft:

Thanks so much for you support gents, it truly is humbling and it makes me more determined to put in a 100% effort to make this race a reality  :thumleft:
I do believe we have already reached the point of no return  ;D
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Re: Buff's road to the 2013 Amageza Rally
« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2012, 10:20:30 am »
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Re: Buff's road to the 2013 Amageza Rally
« Reply #43 on: November 19, 2012, 04:51:21 pm »


I'll now use BB's and Kenisis's cash sponsorship to by the ICO unit for the bike  :thumleft:


have you decided on which ICO yet?
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Re: Buff's road to the 2013 Amageza Rally
« Reply #44 on: November 19, 2012, 05:11:39 pm »
Wow Kenisis, thanks so much, that's very generous of you  :thumleft:

Part of the reason I'm so keen on doing this race is from reading your and BlueBulls ride reports and build threads  :thumleft:
You guys planted the seeds that are now germinating ;)

Your support is very much appreciated and I'm sure Muzzy and myself will be calling on your help & advice as time progresses.
I am happy to be able to help!

Lets see this seed go WIDE OPEN Rally with you two!
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Re: Buff's road to the 2013 Amageza Rally
« Reply #45 on: November 20, 2012, 12:16:37 pm »
I'll now use BB's and Kenisis's cash sponsorship to by the ICO unit for the bike  :thumleft:


have you decided on which ICO yet?

Hey Muz, no not yet, I'm still very much in the dark about ICO's.

Would appreciate some advice from the experienced Rally riders?

Also, do they come standard with the handlebar remote switches or are they optional extras? I'm assuming the handlebar mount is a necessity as I can't see a rider being able to take his hands off the bars all the time to reset it.
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Re: Buff's road to the 2013 Amageza Rally
« Reply #46 on: November 20, 2012, 01:13:45 pm »
Check your PM  :thumleft:

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Re: Buff's road to the 2013 Amageza Rally
« Reply #47 on: November 20, 2012, 01:50:53 pm »
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Re: Buff's road to the 2013 Amageza Rally
« Reply #48 on: November 20, 2012, 01:57:37 pm »
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Re: Buff's road to the 2013 Amageza Rally
« Reply #49 on: November 20, 2012, 02:07:06 pm »
and for bikes without batteries ??
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Re: Buff's road to the 2013 Amageza Rally
« Reply #50 on: November 20, 2012, 02:16:24 pm »
Here we go.

http://www.icoracing.com/ds1.htm

Shot  :thumleft: , that's a nifty looking little unit. I'll mail them for purchasing details in the new year  :thumleft:

Muz, I'll drop you a call this evening  :thumleft:
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Re: Buff's road to the 2013 Amageza Rally
« Reply #51 on: November 20, 2012, 03:02:16 pm »
I just realised that I left a rather important part off ďRequired PartsĒ spreadsheet and thatís the extra Fuel tanks. I wonít be going anywhere without gas  ???

I currently have an Acerbis 3.3 gallon (12.6l) tank but as mentioned, that will not get me to 250kmís mark the organisers are talking about. Bearing in mind I might also get lost, Iíll probably be needing tanks that can give me a range of around 300-350kmís.

At the moment I have no idea how heavy the WR is on juice as I always fill it before empty and havenít bothered measuring the range. I do however know that itís more thirsty than the KDX, especially in sand. Iíll try and get the Acerbis tank fitted before Xmas and then measure the range while in the Transkei.

Iím guessing it will give me around 15km/l under racing conditions?:

Acerbis at 12.6l @ 15km/l = 189kmís. That leaves me 4l short of 250kmís

The options as I see them currently:

∑         5l Safari tank that mounts behind the seat - $256 without extras and shipping

Pros: Looks good and no mods necessary beside the fuel routing.
Cons: 5l will take the range up to 264kmís which doesnít leave me much room for errors.

∑         10l Safari tank that also mounts behind the seat - $576 without extras and shipping

Pros: Range of 339kmís.
Cons: Expensive. Excessive weight on sub frame. Exhaust needs modifying to under tank.

∑         Rotopax tanks on either side - $160 including mounts but without shipping

Pros: Range (3.7l x 2) which bumps the range to 300kmís
Cons: No idea how to mount them on the sub frame or how stable they are. No fuel routing, tanks will have to be removed and decantered into main tank once level drops. No auto balancing on weight.

∑         I also considered selling the 3.3 gallon Acerbis and buying the 6.6 gallon tank but it doesn't look like they make it for the 09 bike

Any further advice from the dogs? I know Wayneh rides a WR so Iíve PMís him for his input as well.
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Re: Buff's road to the 2013 Amageza Rally
« Reply #52 on: November 20, 2012, 03:16:26 pm »
I am looking for a similar solution for water as well, I have not discounted actually having a tank made up either.
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Re: Buff's road to the 2013 Amageza Rally
« Reply #53 on: November 20, 2012, 04:35:23 pm »
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Re: Buff's road to the 2013 Amageza Rally
« Reply #54 on: November 20, 2012, 08:08:26 pm »
I am looking for a similar solution for water as well, I have not discounted actually having a tank made up either.

I was gonna strap 3 x 1litre coke bottles on the back - looks kak but indestructible. Might even strap them on the crashbars if it looks worse!

Luckily I'll be on a KLR so looking cheap is ok ........... :biggrin:
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Re: Buff's road to the 2013 Amageza Rally
« Reply #55 on: November 20, 2012, 08:24:52 pm »
I think we will see many different ways of transporting tools, water, fuel and all sorts of things.. some will last , some won't. I suppose the great thing about a coke bottle is if you fall and it does get destroyed you can replace it for under R20.  :thumleft:
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Re: Buff's road to the 2013 Amageza Rally
« Reply #56 on: November 20, 2012, 08:55:32 pm »
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Re: Buff's road to the 2013 Amageza Rally
« Reply #57 on: November 20, 2012, 09:30:56 pm »
I think we will see many different ways of transporting tools, water, fuel and all sorts of things.. some will last , some won't. I suppose the great thing about a coke bottle is if you fall and it does get destroyed you can replace it for under R20.  :thumleft:
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Re: Buff's road to the 2013 Amageza Rally
« Reply #58 on: November 20, 2012, 11:08:15 pm »
I am looking for a similar solution for water as well, I have not discounted actually having a tank made up either.

I was gonna strap 3 x 1litre coke bottles on the back - looks kak but indestructible. Might even strap them on the crashbars if it looks worse!

Luckily I'll be on a KLR so looking cheap is ok ........... :biggrin:

After last year's Bash at Vioolsdrift we went down the West Coast. 

The SE has a kak small tank and I had to cart extra petrol everywhere.

I found that using 6- 8 500ml small bottles was the best.

You can shove them in everywhere and if one pops or you loose it while riding... then you have only lost 500ml. 

Also the small 500 ml is hell of a strong.

Agreed.... it does not look so "cool"....  but I got to see places I have never been...

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Re: Buff's road to the 2013 Amageza Rally
« Reply #59 on: November 20, 2012, 11:15:34 pm »
End of the day you are looking to finish not look cool.

One aspect of carrying extra fuel vs a large tank I don't like is that at some point you will have to stop riding in order to refuel.

Given the price of a larger tank it's really something that most guys will have varied opinions on I guess
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