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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #1440 on: December 23, 2013, 08:16:53 am »
This is what I found after getting home from Amagaeza.  Looks like I just made it to the chequered flag.  Close call or what!!!   :surprised: :eek:

You should calm down on the rocks in Richtersveld buddy! Close call! phew!
 

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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #1441 on: December 23, 2013, 08:37:48 am »
Holy crap!

Really glad it held up, that couldnt turned out badly on the last high speed special
So much of win it hurts! ^.^


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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #1442 on: December 23, 2013, 10:48:23 pm »
Close call bud. Not the kind of thing you have in your camelback!
Luckily is wasn't next year, day four would have been one to remember.
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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #1443 on: December 24, 2013, 06:15:00 am »
Close call bud. Not the kind of thing you have in your camelback!
Luckily is wasn't next year, day four would have been one to remember.


Believe me, if there was a day four, I probably would have been sitting on the side of the rode chunking away!!!!  Anyhow, got the new part now, (almost had to mortgage the house for it), will replace it and also looking at putting in harder rear spring.  I am a heavy guy, so a harder spring should help, less bottoming out.  I have been reluctant to do this (as one should according to manufacturer spec about rider weights), because the thing handled so well, did not want to start tinkering.  But it seems I may be forced to - Any wise thoughts about this out there?
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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #1444 on: December 24, 2013, 06:24:25 am »
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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #1445 on: December 24, 2013, 06:41:34 am »
MP suspension Cape Town.

I would talk to Hilton Hayward - will give you the definitive fix.
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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #1446 on: December 24, 2013, 07:14:31 am »
Eish, that could have ended in tears! You know mos that Hilton's your man and up the road from you? He will also keep working on it until you are 100% happy. (If needed)

Need to take my CRF there as well, then we'll dice when you are better :pot: :biggrin:
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« Reply #1447 on: December 24, 2013, 08:02:36 am »
Eish, that could have ended in tears! You know mos that Hilton's your man and up the road from you? He will also keep working on it until you are 100% happy. (If needed)

Need to take my CRF there as well, then we'll dice when you are better :pot: :biggrin:

The dice is on buddy!!  ;D ;)   :thumleft:
Really cannot wait for my wrist to heal and get riding again.  Plan was and is to take it to Hilton and have it all changed out, but wanted to ask around and make sure I have covered all basis here.  After all, my machine must get the best advice and TLC.  :biggrin:
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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #1448 on: December 24, 2013, 08:05:17 am »
Need to take my CRF there as well, then we'll dice when you are better :pot: :biggrin:
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When you gonna post some pictures of your new CRF?  The suspense dude!!! Show us what you got and what youve done so far.
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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #1449 on: December 24, 2013, 11:26:32 pm »
:eek:

Close call boet! I agree with the guys, get a top suspension specialist to look at it. Maybe talk to Darryl, he will put you onto the right guy in RSA.


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« Reply #1450 on: December 25, 2013, 09:48:21 pm »
This is what I found after getting home from Amagaeza.  Looks like I just made it to the chequered flag.  Close call or what!!!   :surprised: :eek:

Looks like it took a serious knock, lucky you finished!

How on earth did you pick it up?
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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #1451 on: December 25, 2013, 10:26:42 pm »
The infamous river bed im sure.Mark good bike maintenance,i remember at the end of stage 2 that night we all worked well into the night on our bikes and you amazed me when you pulled out your Mr Min to give your bike the final once over. :thumleft:
 

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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #1452 on: December 26, 2013, 09:07:56 am »
This is what I found after getting home from Amagaeza.  Looks like I just made it to the chequered flag.  Close call or what!!!   :surprised: :eek:

Looks like it took a serious knock, lucky you finished!

How on earth did you pick it up?

I strip my bikes down to frame & engine after each big ride or any race.  It also amazes me how much dirt you still find in the bike even after you have washed it.  Mud particularly can reek havoc as you know on bearings & moving parts, so I prefer to strip it down, get in by hand and clean, rather than trying to blast it off with a HP water jet cleaner.  And then when I put it all back together, I hope like hell I am not left with parts in my hands!!!  ??? :biggrin: :patch:
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« Reply #1453 on: December 26, 2013, 09:11:02 am »
The infamous river bed im sure.Mark good bike maintenance,i remember at the end of stage 2 that night we all worked well into the night on our bikes and you amazed me when you pulled out your Mr Min to give your bike the final once over. :thumleft:

hahahaha - actually it's my simple untalented philosophy - if you can't ride fast, then at least look the part!!!
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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #1454 on: December 30, 2013, 07:30:11 pm »
I used http://racetech.com/ProductSearch/1/Yamaha/WR450F/2011 to setup my bike and I ordered a 6.2kg spring(which I think is still to soft for my 100kg).  I only fell twice!  :P  and that was because I could not manage my fuel properly.  I had to empty my rear tank before the front and my bike was a little bit twitchy at the back.
 

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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #1455 on: January 13, 2014, 09:36:47 pm »
At last my bike is back together after Amageza. Turns out that the bolt that holds the rear brake lever in place on a 690r that put me out of the race was after all a left hand thread! Who would have guessed?

Oh well, now now onto 2014 !
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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #1456 on: January 13, 2014, 11:40:07 pm »
At last my bike is back together after Amageza. Turns out that the bolt that holds the rear brake lever in place on a 690r that put me out of the race was after all a left hand thread! Who would have guessed?

Oh well, now now onto 2014 !
Looking forward to racing with you again mate!
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« Reply #1457 on: January 14, 2014, 04:54:26 am »
At last my bike is back together after Amageza. Turns out that the bolt that holds the rear brake lever in place on a 690r that put me out of the race was after all a left hand thread! Who would have guessed?

Oh well, now now onto 2014 !

Chris - we will all be there again this year bud, and we are gonna have a blast.  We will all help each other again for as long as it is possible, and that's just how it is at Amageza, such a good spirit amongst everyone.   :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: 2013 Amageza Safari - Revenge of the Richtersveld Official Thread
« Reply #1458 on: March 18, 2014, 09:03:48 pm »
This thread never stops being a good read. You okes rock!  :thumleft: