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Re: 2014 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #240 on: April 01, 2014, 03:26:56 pm »
300km!!!
That is 30L of fuel for my WR! At what cost will I manage to mod the bike to carry 30L. That's the main reason why I will/cannot do the Amageza...  :dousing:

200km, now that's much more doable  :pot:

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I thought it was 250km range/refuel intervals + a little possible rondry?
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Re: 2014 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #241 on: April 01, 2014, 03:28:37 pm »
300km!!!
That is 30L of fuel for my WR! At what cost will I manage to mod the bike to carry 30L. That's the main reason why I will/cannot do the Amageza...  :dousing:

200km, now that's much more doable  :pot:

 :sip:
I have a WR for sale that will do 450km+ ;)

How fast (or slow) do you ride to get that range with a carb WR?? :pot:
How much fuel do you then carry?  :deal:
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Re: 2014 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #242 on: April 01, 2014, 03:59:19 pm »
300km!!!
That is 30L of fuel for my WR! At what cost will I manage to mod the bike to carry 30L. That's the main reason why I will/cannot do the Amageza...  :dousing:

200km, now that's much more doable  :pot:

 :sip:

My 690 does around 5.5l/100km pushing on (but riding fluidly) on dirt sections. But I've seen it go up to around 7.8l/100km working hard around Atlantis. This means:
  • with the current 17.5l setup I get around 320km on dirt, 225 in thick sand
  • with 22l Rally Raid (front) tanks I could get around 400km on dirt, 280 in thick sand
  • with 27l Rally Raid (front & rear) tanks I could get around 500km on dirt, 350 in thick sand

The full fat 27l is, I'm sure, equal to over 30l on a WR or CRF, and I very much doubt that many people on the Amageza will have that much fuel capacity. But adding front tanks, thanks to the lovely exchange rate situation, will cost me another R12k!!

So... the question is... does one calculate range based on a full stage of heavy sand riding? I doubt that is going to be the reality, but then, as they say, you pays your money and takes your chances! How far can you walk in the desert?

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Re: 2014 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #243 on: April 01, 2014, 04:32:09 pm »
300km!!!
That is 30L of fuel for my WR! At what cost will I manage to mod the bike to carry 30L. That's the main reason why I will/cannot do the Amageza...  :dousing:

200km, now that's much more doable  :pot:

 :sip:
I have a WR for sale that will do 450km+ ;)

How fast (or slow) do you ride to get that range with a carb WR?? :pot:
How much fuel do you then carry?  :deal:

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Re: 2014 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #244 on: April 01, 2014, 05:36:55 pm »
300km!!!
That is 30L of fuel for my WR! At what cost will I manage to mod the bike to carry 30L. That's the main reason why I will/cannot do the Amageza...  :dousing:

200km, now that's much more doable  :pot:

 :sip:

My 690 does around 5.5l/100km pushing on (but riding fluidly) on dirt sections. But I've seen it go up to around 7.8l/100km working hard around Atlantis. This means:
  • with the current 17.5l setup I get around 320km on dirt, 225 in thick sand
  • with 22l Rally Raid (front) tanks I could get around 400km on dirt, 280 in thick sand
  • with 27l Rally Raid (front & rear) tanks I could get around 500km on dirt, 350 in thick sand

The full fat 27l is, I'm sure, equal to over 30l on a WR or CRF, and I very much doubt that many people on the Amageza will have that much fuel capacity. But adding front tanks, thanks to the lovely exchange rate situation, will cost me another R12k!!

So... the question is... does one calculate range based on a full stage of heavy sand riding? I doubt that is going to be the reality, but then, as they say, you pays your money and takes your chances! How far can you walk in the desert?

My 690 with front RR tanks ran 310km in last year's amageza before reserve. But it gives about 11km/l in the dunes.  If I run out of juice, I'll bum some from a Yamaha with a cooked clutch.
 

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Re: 2014 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #245 on: April 01, 2014, 06:08:03 pm »
300km!!!
That is 30L of fuel for my WR! At what cost will I manage to mod the bike to carry 30L. That's the main reason why I will/cannot do the Amageza...  :dousing:

200km, now that's much more doable  :pot:

 :sip:
I have a WR for sale that will do 450km+ ;)

How fast (or slow) do you ride to get that range with a carb WR?? :pot:
How much fuel do you then carry?  :deal:

You would probably be okay on 25-30L, just don't get too lost...

Trust me its worth the cost and effort, because these rallies go to places you would not be able to do with less fuel.
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Re: 2014 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #246 on: April 01, 2014, 07:04:37 pm »
twisting the ear I get less than 10km/l in the dunes...
just over 10km/l on hard surfaces
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Re: 2014 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #247 on: April 01, 2014, 07:13:27 pm »
I am looking for a good rally seat or somebody that has re-upholstered a seat.  I am not in the market for a Corbin seat, because they are way too wide for rally purposes.

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Re: 2014 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #248 on: April 01, 2014, 08:06:16 pm »
I am looking for a good rally seat or somebody that has re-upholstered a seat.  I am not in the market for a Corbin seat, because they are way too wide for rally purposes.

Any ideas or examples?

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Re: 2014 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #249 on: April 01, 2014, 08:12:30 pm »
Fuel onboard 30lts and hard riding gets me to 9km/l but noway you can go flat taps all day for 12 hrs...
 

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Re: 2014 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #250 on: April 01, 2014, 08:16:27 pm »
I am looking for a good rally seat or somebody that has re-upholstered a seat.  I am not in the market for a Corbin seat, because they are way too wide for rally purposes.

Any ideas or examples?

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Re: 2014 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #251 on: April 01, 2014, 08:17:21 pm »
twisting the ear I get less than 10km/l in the dunes...
just over 10km/l on hard surfaces

So there is your answer. 250km +15% = 30L
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Re: 2014 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #252 on: April 01, 2014, 08:19:00 pm »
I am looking for a good rally seat or somebody that has re-upholstered a seat.  I am not in the market for a Corbin seat, because they are way too wide for rally purposes.

Any ideas or examples?

http://www.renazco.com/
Your butt will thank you  :bootyshake:

These guys are seriously good at this.

But you don't buy a seat, just a re-upholster! for 4K!? Not the f_ck.
 

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Re: 2014 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #253 on: April 01, 2014, 08:55:31 pm »
I am looking for a good rally seat or somebody that has re-upholstered a seat.  I am not in the market for a Corbin seat, because they are way too wide for rally purposes.

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Re: 2014 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #254 on: April 01, 2014, 10:16:28 pm »
I am sure there must be someone local that can 'rebuild' a bike seat   ???
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Re: 2014 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #255 on: April 04, 2014, 03:25:41 pm »
Something for the traffic!

Big thanks to WayneH for making this happen!



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Re: 2014 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #256 on: April 04, 2014, 04:25:49 pm »
I am looking for a good rally seat or somebody that has re-upholstered a seat.  I am not in the market for a Corbin seat, because they are way too wide for rally purposes.

Any ideas or examples?

There is a guy who lives just behind Paarden Eiland who has recovered a seat fro me. Cheap and good work. I am planning to re do a seat from my 640. I have not found the foam as yet, but I have spoken to Sondor who produce foam. The tell me there are various densities of closed cell foam availble by the sheet. My plan was to shape the foam as I like it and have it covered. Kehl's in Maitland should have the fabric or Kwaai Lappies in Woodstock.
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Re: 2014 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #257 on: April 04, 2014, 11:09:07 pm »
I am looking for a good rally seat or somebody that has re-upholstered a seat.  I am not in the market for a Corbin seat, because they are way too wide for rally purposes.

Any ideas or examples?

There is a guy who lives just behind Paarden Eiland who has recovered a seat fro me. Cheap and good work.
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He collected a seat from our store from a lady who was leaving THE NEXT DAY to ride CPT - Kenya, but felt her BMW 650 twin seat was too high (nothing like last.minute.com!), anyway, Pieter collected the seat, re-shaped it overnight, and delivered it back the next day, R150!
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Re: 2014 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #258 on: April 05, 2014, 05:04:49 am »
I am looking for a good rally seat or somebody that has re-upholstered a seat.  I am not in the market for a Corbin seat, because they are way too wide for rally purposes.

Any ideas or examples?

http://www.renazco.com/
Your butt will thank you  :bootyshake:

These guys are seriously good at this.

But you don't buy a seat, just a re-upholster! for 4K!? Not the f_ck.

:imaposer:

If you put it like that ;D

I keep forgetting about the little thing called exchange rate. Its only $350!
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Re: 2014 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #259 on: April 10, 2014, 08:12:35 am »
OK, AntonW, lets get together and make a plan with the seats.  My seat is not f_ck_d yet, so perhaps he can do your's first and I can decide on the quality of work before I take my expensive new seat apart.