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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2016, 12:27:23 pm »
You should keep checking/negotiating with Alexander about fuel range. My feeling is that 150km cuts out too many people who might like to ride, but baulk at fitting LR tanks.



edit: I wrote this in haste and regret it. The fuel-range requirement is to simplify logistics while having proper long stages.
The last Baja didn't have any legs longer than 120km. A range of 150km will give the rider a margin of safety. It's really not practical to schedule 4 or even 5 refuelling stops. The support and the orga can't stretch that far.
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2016, 12:39:37 pm »
Tempting.. hmm
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2016, 12:57:00 pm »
Go on Fuzzy. You know you want to!
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #23 on: November 24, 2016, 04:00:33 pm »
Lets see if we can get a little team together

I may just use my bonus on this entry.. sorry kids, no presents this year.
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #24 on: November 24, 2016, 08:25:43 pm »
Can anyone explain why the roadbooks are sold separately? You can't do a Rally without a roadbook - is it cause of the possible electric ones being used by some?
I'm intrigued

Unfortunately i'm out of this one.... It's just too far from Durban for 2 days racing.
As always - the western cape riders - you are super lucky!!

There are a bunch of race ready bikes around for those looking.....
Mine is one. Nitro's old bike is is another for sale at RBS in Pinetown I think. There is a large pool of rally-type bikes around now! No excuses :)
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2016, 10:23:28 pm »
I too would also like to know why the cost of roadbooks is not included?
Assuming it is an attempt to better separate the costs for the rally and lite classes, why not just have different entry fees?
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2016, 07:46:16 am »
Can anyone explain why the roadbooks are sold separately? You can't do a Rally without a roadbook - is it cause of the possible electric ones being used by some?
I'm intrigued

Unfortunately i'm out of this one.... It's just too far from Durban for 2 days racing.
As always - the western cape riders - you are super lucky!!

There are a bunch of race ready bikes around for those looking.....
Mine is one. Nitro's old bike is is another for sale at RBS in Pinetown I think. There is a large pool of rally-type bikes around now! No excuses :)

Yep, they are lucky. We need another Alex in KZN/Lesotho!!!
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2016, 09:19:11 am »
Can anyone explain why the roadbooks are sold separately? You can't do a Rally without a roadbook - is it cause of the possible electric ones being used by some?
I'm intrigued

Unfortunately i'm out of this one.... It's just too far from Durban for 2 days racing.
As always - the western cape riders - you are super lucky!!

There are a bunch of race ready bikes around for those looking.....
Mine is one. Nitro's old bike is is another for sale at RBS in Pinetown I think. There is a large pool of rally-type bikes around now! No excuses :)

I have looked at that area many times. But its quite densely populated with people and animals. One requires low density population in the region of 0.1 persons/ km2. You can look at closed course rallies held in that area as a example. They have to totally close the road being used to all traffic. Then the course is maybe 50-100km long, and they ride it 3 or 4 times. Maybe Southern Moz is a option. But racing has just started there and my Portuguese is useless. Northern Moz looks good, but going serious off-road may get you in trouble with some long lost land-mine!

Yep, they are lucky. We need another Alex in KZN/Lesotho!!!
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2016, 10:37:19 am »
Guys, am I correct in saying it's still only the etrex 10 that is allowed?
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2016, 10:40:50 am »
Guys, am I correct in saying it's still only the etrex 10 that is allowed?

I have't re-read the regs, but for Amageza we could use an Etrex 10 ; 20 or 30,
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2016, 10:41:26 am »
etrex 10, 20, 30, 20x and 30x
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2016, 10:43:14 am »
Thanks  :thumleft:
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #32 on: November 25, 2016, 11:03:39 am »
Kobus, is your bike going to be ready in time  :pot:
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2016, 11:43:39 am »
Kobus, is your bike going to be ready in time  :pot:

Grazer I have no idea.  :eek7:  The next three weeks before December holidays will tell.  If I don't make a great deal of progress, I'll have to revert to the KTM, which will be disappointing.
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2016, 06:12:58 pm »
Ok,
we are in the final phase with our rally navigation instruments.

This will be the third generation of the Rockfox Trip-CAP units.  We will release info soon.  It will be HIGHLY COMPETITIVE PRICED.

We did a 'Heat test' today.  The unit was heated with hot air for 10 minutes. The fluid in the  thermometer actually 'separated' as it could not indicate more than 100C  >:D
Eventually the LCD blackened out.  The unit is still continuously running (3 hours later).

The new units will be even slimmer with more world leading features like our LED indicators.

Adie

For those who don't know what we are busy with:
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=183671.0
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=181273.0
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=166589.120

And the latest (Intrest from europe ;D )
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2016, 08:26:30 pm »
Keep it up Adie. I can wait to see your ERTF: :thumleft: :notworthy:
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2016, 06:34:50 am »
Entered and paid!
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2016, 08:54:39 am »
Entered and paid!

Can't wait to see that bike of yours in real life.  :thumleft:

Advice please guys:  I'm about to place my order for a gps and bracket.  Is the 30x worth the additional money compared to the 20x?
"If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don't want them.  I want men who will come if there is no road at all."

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2016, 09:14:04 am »
Advice please guys:  I'm about to place my order for a gps and bracket.  Is the 30x worth the additional money compared to the 20x?

No.
It just adds a compass and altimeter. The compass might be useful if you are stationary, but I am skeptical.
Maybe get an opinion from a real rider, don't believe me.
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2016, 09:46:15 am »
Thanks SteveD.  :thumleft:
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