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Racing Panda's ALMOST AT AMAGEZA REPORT!
« Reply #320 on: October 28, 2014, 05:30:48 am »
You and me both! As Neil said - look on the bright side, you're going to ride more conservatively, which may actually increase your chances of finishing!

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Re: Racing Panda's ALMOST AT AMAGEZA REPORT!
« Reply #321 on: October 28, 2014, 05:37:05 am »
Only issue to sort out now really is the fuel injection light that isn't working. The bike is running fine, but for some reason the light is out (and it's not the bulb). That little light tells you when there are faults in the engine, and what they are, so I'd like to have it operational. KTM politely told me they didn't have time to look at it this week, so that option is out. Bastards. It's midnight and I'm about to dive back into the wiring diagrams to try and work it out for myself.

Did it start coming on after you fitted all your rally equipment - if so, you might be using current in excess of what your stator is outputting.
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Re: Racing Panda's ALMOST AT AMAGEZA REPORT!
« Reply #322 on: October 28, 2014, 05:42:09 am »
Thanks Dave! Will get on this this morning. But I don't think that's the issue - the stators of these FI bikes put out a lot of juice. And everything I've added is switched, and off. I've got a voltmeter in the system and it's putting out enough.

The FI light is supposed to come on briefly when you start the bike and mine has stopped doing that, so I think it's a broken wire or connection somewhere.  It definitely started after I did my first set of rewiring but I didn't actually touch that wire at all so I don't know why.

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Re: Racing Panda's ALMOST AT AMAGEZA REPORT!
« Reply #323 on: October 28, 2014, 08:45:11 pm »
Thanks Dave! Will get on this this morning. But I don't think that's the issue - the stators of these FI bikes put out a lot of juice. And everything I've added is switched, and off. I've got a voltmeter in the system and it's putting out enough.

The FI light is supposed to come on briefly when you start the bike and mine has stopped doing that, so I think it's a broken wire or connection somewhere.  It definitely started after I did my first set of rewiring but I didn't actually touch that wire at all so I don't know why.
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Re: Racing Panda's ALMOST AT AMAGEZA REPORT!
« Reply #324 on: October 28, 2014, 09:20:18 pm »
Thanks Dave! Will get on this this morning. But I don't think that's the issue - the stators of these FI bikes put out a lot of juice. And everything I've added is switched, and off. I've got a voltmeter in the system and it's putting out enough.

The FI light is supposed to come on briefly when you start the bike and mine has stopped doing that, so I think it's a broken wire or connection somewhere.  It definitely started after I did my first set of rewiring but I didn't actually touch that wire at all so I don't know why.
I have found this technique to fix most modern electronics - disconnect battery for an hour the reconnect, worth a shot :)

You're right - they're touchy things. But the battery has been disconnected several times during the build, so that's not it. I think the wire must have broken somewhere. Took it to KTM today and they cleared the fault log and it's clean, nothing wrong, so I guess I'm just riding it and hoping nothing goes wrong! The bike's running perfectly, so let's hope it stays that way.

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Re: Racing Panda's ALMOST AT AMAGEZA REPORT!
« Reply #325 on: October 29, 2014, 09:17:27 am »
stop fiddling and get packing!!  :ricky:
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« Reply #326 on: October 29, 2014, 12:06:31 pm »
Some kind of shitty Yoda you are. Aren't you supposed to be offering insightful words of life changing inspiration and enlightenment??

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Re: Racing Panda's ALMOST AT AMAGEZA REPORT!
« Reply #327 on: October 29, 2014, 12:32:12 pm »
wasting time you are, packing you should! Just do you should  :thumleft:
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Re: Racing Panda's ALMOST AT AMAGEZA REPORT!
« Reply #328 on: October 29, 2014, 02:08:24 pm »
The force is strong here.
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« Reply #329 on: October 29, 2014, 02:27:53 pm »
Nope. Taunting his teammates he is....

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Re: Racing Panda's ALMOST AT AMAGEZA REPORT!
« Reply #330 on: October 29, 2014, 07:52:36 pm »
Fresh rubber on, half a service, bolts locktighted, headlights set, GPS mounted, bit of a wash.... I think she's ready, at least. Me - I've got a few appointments with my credit card tomorrow. And then there's the big pack! 2 sleeps.

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Re: Racing Panda's ALMOST AT AMAGEZA REPORT!
« Reply #331 on: November 02, 2014, 07:44:24 am »
Gooi Panda Gooi! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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« Reply #332 on: November 02, 2014, 06:12:43 pm »
Gonna try update this page but very shitty internet so far. It creamed by my group in the prologue but don't feel too bad - they came 2nd and 16th. So I start in 51st tomorrow. Slow and steady :)

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Re: Racing Panda's ALMOST AT AMAGEZA REPORT!
« Reply #333 on: November 02, 2014, 06:54:58 pm »
Gonna try update this page but very shitty internet so far. It creamed by my group in the prologue but don't feel too bad - they came 2nd and 16th. So I start in 51st tomorrow. Slow and steady :)

Go for it dude,finishing will have you in a much higher position,this I am sure of. Lots of riding to do,slow and steady seems like a good way to go  :thumleft:
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Re: Racing Panda's ALMOST AT AMAGEZA REPORT!
« Reply #334 on: November 04, 2014, 04:11:51 pm »
Howzit. Been a bit slow here with zero internet. It's been a cracking Amageza so far. Having the time of my life - first two days been pretty smooth and bike and rider been doing great. Today was something special - seriously some of the best riding of my life - endless red dunes following the SA/Namibia fence, salt pans, and even some rocky trails. No time for pictures I'm afraid.

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Re: Racing Panda's AWESOME AMAGEZA!
« Reply #335 on: November 04, 2014, 04:14:19 pm »


Finished with Robert/Darthvader and Andrew/Kamanya today, and rode for a while with Mark Campbell. Wilddogs are everywhere! :)

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Re: Racing Panda's AWESOME AMAGEZA!
« Reply #336 on: November 04, 2014, 04:17:09 pm »
Awesome stuff Ian, glad to hear it's going well  :thumleft:

So at what stage are you planning your big attack for the lead?  ;)

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Re: Racing Panda's AWESOME AMAGEZA!
« Reply #337 on: November 04, 2014, 04:19:07 pm »
Haha. Unbelievable how fast the top guys are. Not to mention the guys behind them. It's another world, really!

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« Reply #338 on: November 04, 2014, 04:21:38 pm »
Riaan's not having it his own way at all - to be fair the constant gate stopping is probably stopping him getting away, but some of the other guys are also lightning. It's gone all pro this year, apparently...

Pieter on the 250 is doing great - he's in for today and styling. All the other usual suspects seem to be having good rides too. Everyone's seeing their arse a bit. So much sand... Happiness!! :)

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Re: Racing Panda's AWESOME AMAGEZA!
« Reply #339 on: November 04, 2014, 04:23:43 pm »
Well done Ian :thumleft: :ricky:
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