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Re: West Coast Baja 2016
« Reply #420 on: November 21, 2016, 08:28:11 pm »
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016
« Reply #421 on: November 21, 2016, 08:46:37 pm »
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There probably will not be a Baja next year. Keep your eyes open for another type of navigational challenge aimed at adventure bikes.

2017 Amageza will probably happen after all, but moved to September.

That is very disappointing to hear. Have been really looking forward to the Baja next year.
Should I now be planning to fit a large GPS in place of my roadbook?
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016
« Reply #422 on: November 21, 2016, 09:10:43 pm »
ktmkobus & GraZer: Come on guys, don't lose hope now. Just imagine a Baja that's a little bit longer. :deal:

GaZer you especially should be fine given your great 1st time performance at the Amageza this year! You did so awesomely! :ricky:
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016
« Reply #423 on: November 22, 2016, 06:47:52 am »
To Alexander : Bring the West Coast Baja on . . . .
                         . . . .  and the Amageza 2017  . . .
                         the Europeans are also coming in mass . . . .
 

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016
« Reply #424 on: November 22, 2016, 08:11:47 am »
Anyone that competed this or last year that can give me a day by day breakdown of KM?

Im sitting with some cash and cant decide on a weapon. . . My 2015 250FE does not have enough sack to haul me around even if im only 92KG :ricky:

This year 1 prologue and 2 or 3 racing days?
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016
« Reply #425 on: November 22, 2016, 10:30:18 am »
Anyone that competed this or last year that can give me a day by day breakdown of KM?

Im sitting with some cash and cant decide on a weapon. . . My 2015 250FE does not have enough sack to haul me around even if im only 92KG :ricky:

This year 1 prologue and 2 or 3 racing days?

If enduro bike def look at 450/500. The 250 is tiny for that kind of distance - most days are 350-500km, but it's also the training, the roadbook prep, etc. and the mileage mounts up. I don't think there's much to choose between the 450 and 500 - they both work well. The 450's a bit more 'racy' and the 500 pulls tree stumps and longer gears better.

I think someone ran a 350 one year, and I believe they are pretty durable, but bear in mind that if you like the Baja you'll definitely want to do Amageza and that's not the little bike's forte.

I think the KTMs are the cheapest solution. You really can whack on the Acerbis 19l tank and a handlebar mounted roadbook setup and line up at the start. Done. That's how Rally Management Services do their rental bikes. Simpler is cheaper and often better. Less to go wrong, less to break, and less saving.

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016
« Reply #426 on: November 22, 2016, 10:47:39 am »
Maybe I must give this a go on my 300 2t next year >:D
If a 125 can finish the Dakar, I don't really have a excuse.
Will maybe just have to make a plan with fuel range.  Does the bikes need to be on the road, like with rally bikes? I have natis papers, but not on the road currently. Can be done if need be.
I don't have the money for a extra bike :(
Possible or silly idea?
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016
« Reply #427 on: November 22, 2016, 10:55:49 am »
Maybe I must give this a go on my 300 2t next year >:D
If a 125 can finish the Dakar, I don't really have a excuse.
Will maybe just have to make a plan with fuel range.  Does the bikes need to be on the road, like with rally bikes? I have natis papers, but not on the road currently. Can be done if need be.
I don't have the money for a extra bike :(
Possible or silly idea?

Needs to be on the road as there are liaison sections.
But jeez - Do it man! smash a big tank on.... run it a bit rich in mid to top range by lifting the needle one clip above usual? why not?
You will have to carry an acurate oil reserve for filling at fuel stations, and maybe a spare set of rings / top end and gaskets in case?
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016
« Reply #428 on: November 22, 2016, 11:07:07 am »
Maybe I must give this a go on my 300 2t next year >:D
If a 125 can finish the Dakar, I don't really have a excuse.
Will maybe just have to make a plan with fuel range.  Does the bikes need to be on the road, like with rally bikes? I have natis papers, but not on the road currently. Can be done if need be.
I don't have the money for a extra bike :(
Possible or silly idea?

Needs to be on the road as there are liaison sections.
But jeez - Do it man! smash a big tank on.... run it a bit rich in mid to top range by lifting the needle one clip above usual? why not?
You will have to carry an acurate oil reserve for filling at fuel stations, and maybe a spare set of rings / top end and gaskets in case?
Then again - don't listen to me haha

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016
« Reply #429 on: November 22, 2016, 02:08:29 pm »
Might have found a solution, 200km drive after work tomorrow lets see what it brings!
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016
« Reply #430 on: November 22, 2016, 02:22:18 pm »
Alexander gave me dates for the Baja as well as the OTHER event already, so those two should be on.  Watch this space...

 

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016
« Reply #431 on: November 22, 2016, 02:24:59 pm »
Maybe I must give this a go on my 300 2t next year >:D
If a 125 can finish the Dakar, I don't really have a excuse.
Will maybe just have to make a plan with fuel range.  Does the bikes need to be on the road, like with rally bikes? I have natis papers, but not on the road currently. Can be done if need be.
I don't have the money for a extra bike :(
Possible or silly idea?

I have pretty much decided to use a 300 2T on the Baja. It just depends on how the regs are written.  I have a couple of other rallye bikes as well if I need to fall back  :)
 

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016
« Reply #432 on: November 22, 2016, 03:08:22 pm »
Alexander gave me dates for the Baja as well as the OTHER event already, so those two should be on.  Watch this space...

And you've obviously sworn not to say a thing .......

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016
« Reply #433 on: November 22, 2016, 03:24:57 pm »
Alexander gave me dates for the Baja as well as the OTHER event already, so those two should be on.  Watch this space...

Great news :thumleft: :ricky:
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016
« Reply #434 on: November 22, 2016, 03:32:04 pm »
Maybe I must give this a go on my 300 2t next year >:D
If a 125 can finish the Dakar, I don't really have a excuse.
Will maybe just have to make a plan with fuel range.  Does the bikes need to be on the road, like with rally bikes? I have natis papers, but not on the road currently. Can be done if need be.
I don't have the money for a extra bike :(
Possible or silly idea?

I have pretty much decided to use a 300 2T on the Baja. It just depends on how the regs are written.  I have a couple of other rallye bikes as well if I need to fall back  :)

Lekker :biggrin:
I will keep an eye on regs. Glad to hear a 300 2t may do the job and that I would possibly not be alone :thumleft:
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016
« Reply #435 on: November 22, 2016, 04:36:10 pm »
The last Baja didn't have a leg longer than about 110 km. That should suit the 300 2Ts just fine.

If there is to be a Baja then that is great news. Speak to us, Alexander.
 

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016
« Reply #436 on: November 23, 2016, 11:41:55 am »
Happy Days!

2017 Baja is on!!!

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Good morning everyone!

I trust you are all rested, strong and ready to race!

I don't know how you feel, but I've had enough time to rest after Amageza. Time to go find a new track in a new mountain!

To kick things off, the 2017 West Coast Baja is ready for entries. Same location, Port Nolloth, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Same dates: 18 - 20 March 2017. But different routes. This time we are making it slightly longer. At least 6 hours in the saddle for the fastest rider. So more like the 2016 Amageza Rallye Special Sections. Fuel requirements are 275km for Rally and 150km for Lite. Yep, the 'Lite' category is still there. We have had no complaints regarding the racing of ATV's (quads) with the bikes, so they stay. But, unfortunately the SSV's are gone. Safety concerns after the 2016 West Coast Baja and the lack of interest from that sector of motorsport has let to their exclusion from the 2017 West Coast Baja.

Now, please keep in mind that we have awesome relations with the owners of the land in the area we intend racing on, so I urge you not to plan extensive training missions to that area. Keep in mind the reconnoitering clause in the SR's. Speaking of :  The website and SR's are being fine tuned to fit the 2017 West Coast Baja and will be available by this weekend.

So what has changed:

Longer stages.
No more SSV class vehicles.
No bivouac or meals. You stay where you want. The start and finish will be a static DSP and will be close to town.
You will receive your next stage road book immediately at the end of each stage.
Briefings will be at a predetermined location every evening.
A road book is no longer included in the rally-class entry fee, but purchased separately.
There will be spectator points published prior to the race.
Early Bird Special NOW OPEN !!

From today (23 Nov '16) until 7 Dec '16 :  R6 270 Vat incl. (bike entry) , thereafter it will be the full price at R8 447,40. The special for ATV's is R6 897.00, and from 8 December, R9 292.14. For this period only - 5 paid entries from 1 team will receive 1x free Assistance Vehicle entry.

So fetch your double-hail walk-gun and go raid your piggy-bank! You don't have 'baja' time!!

Cheers,
Alexander
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Re: West Coast Baja 2016
« Reply #437 on: November 23, 2016, 11:57:54 am »
Ha, you beat me to it Jonathan! ;D

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Someone Start a 2017 thread...  :deal:

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016
« Reply #438 on: November 23, 2016, 11:58:57 am »
Happy Days!

2017 Baja is on!!!


Now I must re-think things due to no SSV's.  Seems as if my aim to do at least one event on a bike 'is forced apon me'  >:D

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Re: West Coast Baja 2016
« Reply #439 on: November 23, 2016, 12:00:05 pm »
Adie: Talk to Alexander. He is a reasonable man when he not the race director on the day :deal:
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