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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #80 on: January 08, 2015, 05:16:28 pm »
It might be do-able, depending on how risk averse you are.  I used 20.5 l on stage 1, where lots of people ran out.  I think the before and after liaison was 115km of the 275km.  The rest was sand.  I have a Vortex ignition on my 690 which makes it a bit heavier on fuel than a regular one.

If the sand was more or if I got lost, I would have used more.

With the entry fee being what it is this year, risk averse I certainly am!

So, I am looking at the Rally-raid Evo 2 tank kit now, doesn't seem to be toooo unureasonably priced! I spoke to Rally-Raid and the Evo 1 option (and therefore its local copies by the likes of Omega) do not fit the 2014 690 under the new shape shrouds, so Evo 2 it will be it looks like.

I mailed Omega last year regarding this and they assured me their tanks will work on the 2014 KTM 690.
Unfortunately at R13 500 they don't come cheap. I was planning on going the Rotopax route as well but now will need to make other plans
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #81 on: January 08, 2015, 06:15:25 pm »
The Evo 2 tanks will also work out R13k.  Just the tanks, no fairings or nav tower.
 

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #82 on: January 08, 2015, 08:37:24 pm »
So after last year's Amageza I was set on this year. Bought myself a bike and started learning and planning. Big curveball now.

Notwithstanding the cost issue which has now escalated quite a bit, I have the following issues:

1. Bigger fuel range required meaning the setup I have is not sufficient.
2. Water to be mounted on bike? Need to get this done somehow and probably buy extra tanks for this.

I bought Scooterbikes WR 450 which is an awesome machine with nice setup. Question is what would the best option be?

Buy a 690 which is setup for Amageza but cannot play around for the rest of the year in the tight stuff
Look for a proper Ralley 450
Keep this one and just have fun


Take the money of the entry buy a nice play bike and have fun?
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #83 on: January 08, 2015, 08:44:12 pm »
So after last year's Amageza I was set on this year. Bought myself a bike and started learning and planning. Big curveball now.

Notwithstanding the cost issue which has now escalated quite a bit, I have the following issues:

1. Bigger fuel range required meaning the setup I have is not sufficient. Fuel range requirement is the same as last year, no change.  How much do you have?
2. Water to be mounted on bike? Need to get this done somehow and probably buy extra tanks for this. A tooltube with a camelback bladder inside.  Its just so that if you fall on your back, you still have water

I bought Scooterbikes WR 450 which is an awesome machine with nice setup. Question is what would the best option be?

Buy a 690 which is setup for Amageza but cannot play around for the rest of the year in the tight stuff
Look for a proper Ralley 450
Keep this one and just have fun


Take the money of the entry buy a nice play bike and have fun? You have a bike...
« Last Edit: January 08, 2015, 08:45:01 pm by Bill the Bong »
 

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #84 on: January 08, 2015, 09:20:27 pm »
Thanks for he feedback. That's why I love this forum.

Fuel range is about 18 litres. 13 front and 5 rear.
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #85 on: January 08, 2015, 09:38:31 pm »
Thanks for he feedback. That's why I love this forum.

Fuel range is about 18 litres. 13 front and 5 rear.
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #86 on: January 08, 2015, 10:02:12 pm »
Thanks for he feedback. That's why I love this forum.

Fuel range is about 18 litres. 13 front and 5 rear.
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ek het daai tanks gedrain, en amper 20L by die pomp gegooi  :thumleft: maar toets eerder self om seker te wees  :ricky:

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #87 on: January 09, 2015, 09:00:51 am »
Thanks for he feedback. That's why I love this forum.

Fuel range is about 18 litres. 13 front and 5 rear.

Go to Atlantis.  Drain everything and then put 1 litre in.  Put the bike through its paces.  Do the calculation.  I think you need to get a larger front tank.
 

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #88 on: January 09, 2015, 10:49:56 am »
Thanks for he feedback. That's why I love this forum.

Fuel range is about 18 litres. 13 front and 5 rear.

Go to Atlantis.  Drain everything and then put 1 litre in.  Put the bike through its paces.  Do the calculation.  I think you need to get a larger front tank.

Options on that?
Safari 15.5 L  = R5300 without shipping
Clarke or IMG. Not sure of capacity though
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #89 on: January 09, 2015, 12:20:15 pm »
Thanks for he feedback. That's why I love this forum.

Fuel range is about 18 litres. 13 front and 5 rear.

Go to Atlantis.  Drain everything and then put 1 litre in.  Put the bike through its paces.  Do the calculation.  I think you need to get a larger front tank.

Options on that?
Safari 15.5 L  = R5300 without shipping
Clarke or IMG. Not sure of capacity though

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IMG +-13L
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #90 on: January 11, 2015, 04:05:46 pm »
Do I understand the entry process correctly - you can only send in your entry form after you have paid all three instalments of the entry fee?

Or, can you send in your entry now and pay off your entry fee?

Bump, if anyone knows the answer to this maybe please? I also sent a query through the Amageza website, but no response yet.


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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #91 on: January 11, 2015, 05:27:21 pm »
Last year the entry form was ONLY available as a download from the shop once we had paid for certain goods, the rider and bike entry, I think.

This year will probably  be the same - pay your first deposit and see what happens.  :thumleft:

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #92 on: January 11, 2015, 05:33:54 pm »
Thanks for he feedback. That's why I love this forum.

Fuel range is about 18 litres. 13 front and 5 rear.
you need to get 10 liters in the rear, and something bigger up front if you can.
I have same setup as you and need to change
Let me know if you are going to order tanks,  i will most probably  have to order similar
look on the bright side, now you also have long range tanks for that second WR you are going to get to train on  ;D
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #93 on: January 12, 2015, 11:32:15 am »
Thanks for he feedback. That's why I love this forum.

Fuel range is about 18 litres. 13 front and 5 rear.

Go to Atlantis.  Drain everything and then put 1 litre in.  Put the bike through its paces.  Do the calculation.  I think you need to get a larger front tank.

Options on that?
Safari 15.5 L  = R5300 without shipping
Clarke or IMG. Not sure of capacity though


Try to maintain the bike's designed for balance.  Fill the oem tank and put the front wheel on a scale.  Note the weight.  Without anything on the rear, weigh the back end and determine the weight bias.  Now add your nav stuff on the front and the larger front tank.  That should tell you how much fuel you want to carry at the rear.  A balanced bike is a pleasure in the dunes.  The 690s with the additional front tanks highlighted the issue on stage two.
 

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #94 on: January 12, 2015, 07:00:57 pm »
Thanks for he feedback. That's why I love this forum.

Fuel range is about 18 litres. 13 front and 5 rear.
you need to get 10 liters in the rear, and something bigger up front if you can.
I have same setup as you and need to change
Let me know if you are going to order tanks,  i will most probably  have to order similar
look on the bright side, now you also have long range tanks for that second WR you are going to get to train on  ;D
also upgraded front and rear spring to compensate for extra weight that will be on the bike
 

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #95 on: January 12, 2015, 09:17:07 pm »
Seems like I have plenty to learn.  :-[
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #96 on: January 13, 2015, 08:04:40 pm »
Entered and paid my 1st installment. :ricky:
Now to start getting faster and fitter.....
Just finished rebuilding the top end on my 450, as well as torque limiter and all swingarm bearings and seals. tower rebuild is almost done. all fuel hoses replaced and new fuel pump. Still need to sort a water tank...then I'm ready to smash some sand!
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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #97 on: January 14, 2015, 07:45:36 am »
Entered and paid my 1st installment. :ricky:
Now to start getting faster and fitter.....
Just finished rebuilding the top end on my 450, as well as torque limiter and all swingarm bearings and seals. tower rebuild is almost done. all fuel hoses replaced and new fuel pump. Still need to sort a water tank...then I'm ready to smash some sand!
Roll on August!  :thumleft:

Lekker Peter!!  :ricky: :ricky:

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #98 on: January 14, 2015, 07:56:51 am »

 Lekker mr Peter !
 

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Re: 2015 Amageza Rallye
« Reply #99 on: January 19, 2015, 12:56:46 pm »
First payment done!  :thumleft: I'm in again!!!