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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #60 on: November 13, 2014, 02:14:39 pm »
Sorry to hear about your divorce Andrew, but sometimes these things happen for the best. I've also walked down that path and I never looked back  :thumleft:

And on a less somber note, you really need to start typing as fast as you ride, we're waiting FFS  ;D
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #61 on: November 13, 2014, 04:03:46 pm »
Awesome dune riding, and much respect!  Just for interest sake:  what are your tyre pressures when riding sand like that in the video?

1.78 bar front
1.72 bar rear

exactly
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #62 on: November 13, 2014, 04:27:41 pm »
Awesome dune riding, and much respect!  Just for interest sake:  what are your tyre pressures when riding sand like that in the video?

1.78 bar front
1.72 bar rear

exactly
:thumleft:

what sort of average fuel consumption did you get over the total rally and what was the worst consumption?
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #63 on: November 13, 2014, 04:30:27 pm »
The official line is he gets better fuel consumption during Amageza than in normal riding. The look on his face when I found him 5km from the finish on day 1 with empty tanks suggests you may want to make your own mind on this score... :)

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #64 on: November 13, 2014, 05:42:01 pm »
Awesome dune riding, and much respect!  Just for interest sake:  what are your tyre pressures when riding sand like that in the video?

1.78 bar front
1.72 bar rear

exactly
:thumleft:

what sort of average fuel consumption did you get over the total rally and what was the worst consumption?

sorry Andrew but you are taking too long to reply

The Safari Tanks on this bike have a maximum capacity of 46 litres - the most fuel we put in for the longest stage was 38l because Andrew says it gets dangerously heavy with more than that

The engine is a 990 superduke motor running 950 adventure gearbox with 2 big FCR pumper carbs - average fuel consumption is heavy - between 10 - 12 litres per 100 km - even heavier in thick sand - the front wheel does 250 km and the back wheel does 800 km
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #65 on: November 13, 2014, 06:07:28 pm »

sorry Andrew but you are taking too long to reply

The Safari Tanks on this bike have a maximum capacity of 46 litres - the most fuel we put in for the longest stage was 38l because Andrew says it gets dangerously heavy with more than that

The engine is a 990 superduke motor running 950 adventure gearbox with 2 big FCR pumper carbs - average fuel consumption is heavy - between 10 - 12 litres per 100 km - even heavier in thick sand - the front wheel does 250 km and the back wheel does 800 km

thanks  :thumleft:

quite a thirsty lady that  :o :o  but yes, the terrain must be quite fuel demanding
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #66 on: November 13, 2014, 06:20:39 pm »
Awesome dune riding, and much respect!  Just for interest sake:  what are your tyre pressures when riding sand like that in the video?

I didn't change tire pressure at all. I rode on relatively hard tires to prevent punctures. So 1.8 on the front and 1.9 on the back first day, 1.7 & 1.8 second and from there on. After my puncture on stage three I rode @ 2.8 on the front it was shit but I couldn't risk another. I seldom air down, if ever.

Edit: ok, my wing man has it covered.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2014, 06:23:08 pm by Kamanya »
I wonder where that road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. Appologies to Mr Frost

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #67 on: November 13, 2014, 06:56:26 pm »
Ek geniet die thread  :thumleft:
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #68 on: November 13, 2014, 07:01:49 pm »
Sorry to hear about your divorce Andrew, but sometimes these things happen for the best. I've also walked down that path and I never looked back  :thumleft:

And on a less somber note, you really need to start typing as fast as you ride, we're waiting FFS  ;D

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #69 on: November 13, 2014, 10:11:44 pm »
Andrew you need to speed this RR up, we are all pensively awaiting the next installment . And on the divorce,just remember there is life after divorce, I am living proof of this.
Can't wait for your other vids.
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #70 on: November 14, 2014, 07:53:53 am »
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #71 on: November 15, 2014, 12:00:01 am »
 Yo A.  So good to hear the big machine howling in anger as it powers through the pain barrier..........till all is flat again and gravity resorts to self flagellation and introspection. :thumleft:
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #72 on: November 15, 2014, 07:03:22 pm »
Awesome dune riding, and much respect!  Just for interest sake:  what are your tyre pressures when riding sand like that in the video?

1.78 bar front
1.72 bar rear

exactly
That's interesting that the front is harder than the rear.  is that to prevent punctures?
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #73 on: November 15, 2014, 08:38:13 pm »
You made that dune look easy ................  :thumleft:

My first attempt was a damp squib and the second was a balls to the wall, long run-up, off-piste, "Charge of the Light brigade", adrenalin rush - it worked but I nearly killed a photgrapher or two.

Next time  ;)
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #74 on: November 15, 2014, 09:56:46 pm »
Awesome dune riding, and much respect!  Just for interest sake:  what are your tyre pressures when riding sand like that in the video?

1.78 bar front
1.72 bar rear

exactly
That's interesting that the front is harder than the rear.  is that to prevent punctures?
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Yes - it is critical to run the front  very much harder than the rear just like the pressures I set - especially when racing at this professional level
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #75 on: November 15, 2014, 09:57:31 pm »
Awesome dune riding, and much respect!  Just for interest sake:  what are your tyre pressures when riding sand like that in the video?

1.78 bar front
1.72 bar rear

exactly
That's interesting that the front is harder than the rear.  is that to prevent punctures?
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #76 on: November 15, 2014, 10:42:34 pm »
Great video :thumleft:
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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #77 on: November 16, 2014, 12:10:12 am »
That was some riding on that sand dune. Looked so easy I could quite easily believe you were on a hovercraft.  Big respect I have for you tackling that monster the way you do
 

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #78 on: November 16, 2014, 01:47:17 am »
This report will be magnificent, I just know it :thumleft:

Andrew, listen to the sage words of your pit bitch which are spot on. ;D     Jagsding - you biscuit, you!  :thumleft:  :thumleft: 

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Re: Amageza 2014 with a Jagsding
« Reply #79 on: November 17, 2014, 12:58:50 pm »
The plan was to leave early on the Friday and do the hop to Uppington in one go. So, I was to sleep the night at Justin’s  and we’d be off at the crack of dawn.

There was some last minute stuff that had to happen;



My sidestand mounting needed some modification





A bit of a wash





And the beast was as ready as it was ever going to be. Brutal is sexy?



This is where the story got a bit off script, I was keen to do some visualisation exercises whilst sitting quietly with the bike, but Justin convinced me that going to a steak house would be ideal. Somehow, a whole extra 2 bottles of wine jumped onto the bill and copious amounts of “strategizing” went on till the wee hours. I put the blame squarely on Justin for this tactical blunder. The first of my reservations about allowing him to support me were the last few things I thought of before I dropped off to sleep in his sons bed. (sons were with Gran)



The end result was that we only got going in peak Cape Town rush hour traffic that included having to drop off a bakkie. Proper amateurish move.





We also managed to absolutely mangle the N7 roadworks such that 2 hours was lost there too.

Somewhere along the way lunch



Music and laughing was the better way to pass the time....

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/pqJLT3GIiiU" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/pqJLT3GIiiU</a>

Two punctures were also a great way to add to the fun.







Had to get a sundowner and make new friends. Justin convinced the local Mr Personality that he should add him to his facebook page.



The place to have the obligatory beer at sundown. Only 200k’s to go!





14 hours to do 800k’s did not set a great average speed. It was a long day but full of laughs and banter.

We crawled into bed about midnight after getting supper in the Upington Dros.

Tomorrow would be scrutinizing… and of course checking out all the bike porn.

I was really looking forward to it.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2014, 11:50:04 am by Kamanya »
I wonder where that road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. Appologies to Mr Frost

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