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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #260 on: April 16, 2015, 09:07:05 am »
So we dont have to buy a Etrex10?

Nope. One will be issued to you, with a handlebar mount.  :thumleft:
You must have pre-installed a 12v electric point to your handlebars before scrutineering.

Although... Having your own GPS as a backup would be a good comfort.
What type of power point do we need? Would a normal lighter socket work?
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #261 on: April 16, 2015, 10:10:14 am »
Cant wait. Are they still going to supply the Etrex 10 or must we buy our own?

Okay... As in the latest REGS at http://media.wix.com/ugd/d7abc3_306115e05731493dac4a6d620dbfd64d.pdf

Section 19, point C...
i.  Every entrant shall be issued a GPS, a handlebar mount, and a 12V connector to supply constant power to the device directly from the battery.
ii. The issued GPS MUST BE MOUNTED CENTRALLY ON THE HANDLEBAR, and in a SAFE place in a car.
iii. Entrants are allowed an extra GPS.
iv. The only allowed GPS for the 2015 event is a Garmin eTrex 10, or the Trailtech Voyager. NO OTHER GPS WILL BE ALLOWED.

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Two of my team members have already gone and purchased the prescribed eTrax10 ? 

 

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #262 on: April 16, 2015, 10:30:56 am »
Cant wait. Are they still going to supply the Etrex 10 or must we buy our own?

Okay... As in the latest REGS at http://media.wix.com/ugd/d7abc3_306115e05731493dac4a6d620dbfd64d.pdf

Section 19, point C...
i.  Every entrant shall be issued a GPS, a handlebar mount, and a 12V connector to supply constant power to the device directly from the battery.
ii. The issued GPS MUST BE MOUNTED CENTRALLY ON THE HANDLEBAR, and in a SAFE place in a car.
iii. Entrants are allowed an extra GPS.
iv. The only allowed GPS for the 2015 event is a Garmin eTrex 10, or the Trailtech Voyager. NO OTHER GPS WILL BE ALLOWED.

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Two of my team members have already gone and purchased the prescribed eTrax10 ? 



So did I, bracket and all!!!  Mounted and ready to use!!!    :-\
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #263 on: April 16, 2015, 10:48:47 am »
Ditto. This constant chop and change is frustrating. What else is going to change between now and the start? Only four months away...

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #264 on: April 16, 2015, 11:06:13 am »
I'm not sure of the wisdom of running the eTrex 10 on external power.  To access the usb port, you will have to remove the waterproofing cover.  The unit will then not be water or dust resistant.  There is nothing that will hold the usb plug in place.

I've ran mine last year of one set of lithium batteries.   
 

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #265 on: April 16, 2015, 11:29:26 am »
I'm not sure of the wisdom of running the eTrex 10 on external power.  To access the usb port, you will have to remove the waterproofing cover.  The unit will then not be water or dust resistant.  There is nothing that will hold the usb plug in place.

I've ran mine last year of one set of lithium batteries.   

Not dust and waterproof I agree with you but the Rost bracket has a small plate preventing the usb from disconnecting.
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #266 on: April 16, 2015, 12:07:58 pm »
The Etrex is better on power than batteries according to Alex. Mine was handlebar mounted in a Rost last year on batteries and cut out several times. The vibration moves the batteries in the compartment and power is lost. I can see the logic of one on the bars on power and a second in the backpack on batteries.

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #267 on: April 16, 2015, 01:35:06 pm »
So, fixed water is not mandatory!?!
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #268 on: April 16, 2015, 01:53:33 pm »

 Wat van n bietjie sweet , dit het sout en ander mimerale by ?
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #269 on: April 16, 2015, 02:10:46 pm »
The Etrex is better on power than batteries according to Alex. Mine was handlebar mounted in a Rost last year on batteries and cut out several times. The vibration moves the batteries in the compartment and power is lost. I can see the logic of one on the bars on power and a second in the backpack on batteries.

The way I do water crossings, I'll maar ensure I have a sealed battery driven unit somewhere as well.
 

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #270 on: April 16, 2015, 02:13:32 pm »
The Etrex is better on power than batteries according to Alex. Mine was handlebar mounted in a Rost last year on batteries and cut out several times. The vibration moves the batteries in the compartment and power is lost. I can see the logic of one on the bars on power and a second in the backpack on batteries.

The way I do water crossings, I'll maar ensure I have a sealed battery driven unit somewhere as well.

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Ek gaan ook so maak;  Een klaar reg met batterye, net aan sit en ry.   :thumleft:
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #271 on: April 16, 2015, 02:14:34 pm »

 Wat van n bietjie sweet , dit het sout en ander mimerale by ?
 Lekker Koos, LOL.

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #272 on: April 16, 2015, 04:51:48 pm »
Jeez glad I haven't ordered my GPS yet.... but might order one as back up?!
I have a rubber mounted place on my tower - no space on the bars due to routing of cables etc, and Need to see CAP reading off the GPS. I agree that the batt option worked best for me, but without the rubber mount the GPS vibrates and does give issues... Best might be external power and set to not turn off if ext power is lost.
Must the power supply on the bike be standard 12V car or Hella plug?

On the Kimberly side - jeez I'm chuffed. You guys in CT have had it easy since day one! Try driving from KZN to CT!
Central spot to leave vehicles is awesome for malle moto.

And whats this about water on the bike?
Think we need a Final regulations as soon as possible.

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #273 on: April 16, 2015, 08:29:40 pm »
I think ending where you start is great - it means lone riders can trailer bikes, do the rallye and trailer home - no need for support.

This alone makes this years race the same price as last years, if not cheaper - certainly would be in my case.

A big boost for the non-cape based riders.

In hindsight maybe I shoulda entered - but commited elsewhere now  :'(
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #274 on: April 16, 2015, 08:39:25 pm »
Eeish... just received an urgent message from Alexander...

Sorry, you DO need to bring your own Etrax 10. It is NOT ISSUED by the organisers.  :-[  Apologies guys.
I have either read the Regs wrong, or have a slightly older copy.  :lamer:   But the truth is you will need to get yourself an Etrax 10... So if you currently don't have, it maybe a good idea to contact bonova about is current group buy.
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #275 on: April 16, 2015, 08:56:44 pm »
Eeish... just received an urgent message from Alexander...

Sorry, you DO need to bring your own Etrax 10. It is NOT ISSUED by the organisers.  :-[  Apologies guys.
I have either read the Regs wrong, or have a slightly older copy.  :lamer:   But the true is you will need to get yourself an Etrax 10... So if you currently don't have, it maybe a good idea to contact bonova about is current group buy.


And Sat phone or emergency beacon? Do we have to rent this?
 

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #276 on: April 16, 2015, 08:58:41 pm »
Wayne. Is it possible to make a short and sweet rule change sheet of all rule changes from last year.
If I am correct so far.

1. You need Etrex 10. Buy your own Etrex 10.
No other GPS will do.

2. 2L of water fixed to bike. Not in a bag on your bike but in tank in bash plate etc.

3. No tools on rider. All tools must be fitted to bike.

Sorry but I have mailed Alex a few times now for the rules and still do not have the final rules.
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #277 on: April 16, 2015, 09:32:01 pm »
Wayne. Is it possible to make a short and sweet rule change sheet of all rule changes from last year.
If I am correct so far.

1. You need Etrex 10. Buy your own Etrex 10.
No other GPS will do.

2. 2L of water fixed to bike. Not in a bag on your bike but in tank in bash plate etc.

3. No tools on rider. All tools must be fitted to bike.

Sorry but I have mailed Alex a few times now for the rules and still do not have the final rules.

Have you entered yet?  Answers to all those questions have already been e-mailed to me.
 

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #278 on: April 17, 2015, 06:04:08 am »
Wayne. Is it possible to make a short and sweet rule change sheet of all rule changes from last year.
If I am correct so far.

1. You need Etrex 10. Buy your own Etrex 10.
No other GPS will do.

2. 2L of water fixed to bike. Not in a bag on your bike but in tank in bash plate etc.

3. No tools on rider. All tools must be fitted to bike.

Sorry but I have mailed Alex a few times now for the rules and still do not have the final rules.

Have you entered yet?  Answers to all those questions have already been e-mailed to me.
Yes, have entered. We are 4 guy's that I know of that entered and are the same boat as me.
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« Reply #279 on: April 20, 2015, 12:47:56 pm »
The Supplementary Regs are downloadable from the entry page.
Other Regs are all available from the MSA site.