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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #200 on: November 20, 2013, 08:42:09 am »
I did not know these bikes can do sandy roads that well at those speeds. Really, really awesome!!!

I don't think you're the only one. I really do think that many who have these bikes have no idea just how good they are. I've had a good look at Meoni's Dakar winning bike and it's amazing just how little was changed for the production model, he was basically racing a slightly modified production bike.

A bog standard bike could easily do this rally. The Adventures would be fine, the S's or R's would be great.

What really helps though is suspension. I have my suspension changed and tuned to me and my style. Without it, I'm guessing I would be about 15% slower and a lot more tired.

I'm also amazed how well the stock standard plastic hand guards are holding up!!

How is the Superduke gear ratios working for you and did you change the cam shafts when you did the engine transplant?
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #201 on: November 20, 2013, 03:08:47 pm »
How is the Superduke gear ratios working for you and did you change the cam shafts when you did the engine transplant?

Shoo, you have a bit of reading to do....

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=109361.0
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #202 on: November 20, 2013, 04:08:36 pm »
Super RR Andrew, I think you've just convinced me to take part next year.. :deal:
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #203 on: November 20, 2013, 06:43:33 pm »
Super RR Andrew, I think you've just convinced me to take part next year.. :deal:

Ja, you and Rickus.

I heard he had to cook up some lame excuse so as to not to make it.
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #204 on: November 26, 2013, 05:43:44 pm »
Well done Andrew and great RR. I would have loved to do this event.
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Re: Kakamas you say?
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #206 on: November 28, 2013, 03:13:04 am »
Andrew stunning reading I am sooo enjoying this ...great riding ...
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #207 on: December 16, 2013, 12:11:50 am »
An update....

As strong as these engines are and the package was proven in the Dakar, racing does take it's toll. I had a crash change and missed a gear on a sandy bit practicing for the race that created a bit of roughness changing from 5th to 6th. It was something that I think was a legacy from my gearbox swap earlier where I wanted to change the shift rollers but the shop didn't have them in stock.

I am a bit anal about maintenance and as I had all the gaskets and a brand new set of cam chains begging to find a place to live. So, due to a well known syndrome called mission creep, a clean turned into a service and that was only a few bolts away from dropping the engine to have a look...







Service done... should I continue?



No turning back now





The bastard thing...



Three brand spanking new ones on the left and the crap one on the right. With these things, a little difference makes a big one. It was ever so slightly oval.



Don't get much deeper than this







It all looked brand new and everything that I measured was easily in tolerance. The cam chains were not far off but I changed them anyway. All seals and gaskets were changed.

2 days and I was back to where I started.



It sings and feels tight, no leaks, just need a new rear.

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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #208 on: December 16, 2013, 02:20:42 am »
Nice.

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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #209 on: December 16, 2013, 06:46:49 am »
Nice.

Do you work to a manual Kamanya?

In most places, religiously. A few, I've been there enough not to need it or have changed things to how I see fit.
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« Reply #210 on: December 16, 2013, 07:17:10 am »
I wish I had your confidence to open the engine...

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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #211 on: December 16, 2013, 08:24:49 am »
Wow, all of this in 2 days!! It still takes me a whole day just to do the valve clearances!!

How many times have you opened this (a 950) motor now?
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #212 on: December 16, 2013, 09:18:36 am »
I have said this before
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« Reply #213 on: December 16, 2013, 12:05:59 pm »
Thank you Andrew for taking the time and posting this. :thumleft:
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #214 on: December 16, 2013, 07:33:32 pm »
Great post Andrew!  :thumleft:
 
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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #215 on: December 16, 2013, 11:34:11 pm »
Nice job Andrew.
 

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Re: Kakamas you say?
« Reply #216 on: February 02, 2014, 03:43:13 pm »
Finally read, very lekker Andrew.  Look forward to riding with you again this year  :thumleft:
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