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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #100 on: January 04, 2017, 09:46:47 am »
Ride smoothly and it will be fine.

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #101 on: January 05, 2017, 08:25:26 am »
The 690 will do fine, I have done Lesotho, Transkei and and pretty much a bunch off other offroad stuff last year with my standard 690....on the throttle the whole time and no issues at all. Just clean the air filter every day this bike will do just fine.
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #102 on: January 05, 2017, 08:59:23 pm »
Cheers guys this is going to be my first race Im nervous as hell but it will be awesome
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #103 on: January 05, 2017, 10:46:25 pm »
what do you recon my chances are of not destroying my (pretty much) stock 690 ER I dont have time to prep but I need to do this just in case amageza is still going to be on

I did the Tankwa 3 day offroad on my stock 690 and it handled it superbly well  :thumleft: Only thing damaged was a gear lever  spring and a small tear in my seat from my knee braces rubbing through.
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #104 on: January 06, 2017, 04:37:39 am »
I dropped a few bucks on the rally raid website this evening just to be sure  ;D ;D should be a few new shiny bits on my baby for the race
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #105 on: January 06, 2017, 08:08:46 am »
Cheers guys this is going to be my first race Im nervous as hell but it will be awesome

Don't feel alone geopat, also my first and just as nervous!
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #106 on: January 06, 2017, 08:14:14 am »
A question for the experienced guys please:

When it comes to hand guards, I was advised to stay away from the alu frame ones, for the simple reason that you break your wrists easier in the event of a fall or going over the bars.

I noticed in the pic of TP's crash that he also uses the all plastic ones. Your view please.

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #107 on: January 06, 2017, 09:13:34 am »
Most of the top hard Enduro guys use the open shield type std on KTM enduro bikes. It's an option - carry spare levers and/or fit ARC unbreakable levers.

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #108 on: January 06, 2017, 09:19:30 am »
Thank you Max  :thumleft:
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #109 on: January 06, 2017, 09:36:36 am »
what do you recon my chances are of not destroying my (pretty much) stock 690 ER I dont have time to prep but I need to do this just in case amageza is still going to be on

Bike will be fine. If you bin it hard enough to damage the bike, I'd be more worried about you. Unless you are seriously bike fit, I'd suggest making time for prep or you're not going to have a pleasant time
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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #110 on: January 06, 2017, 09:38:17 am »
Cheers guys this is going to be my first race Im nervous as hell but it will be awesome

Don't feel alone geopat, also my first and just as nervous!

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #111 on: January 06, 2017, 10:02:56 am »
Cheers guys this is going to be my first race Im nervous as hell but it will be awesome

Don't feel alone geopat, also my first and just as nervous!

Kom doen een GXCC race saam om oor die nerves te kom

Dis miskien nie 'n slegte idee nie Dwerg.

Laat asb weet wanneer die volgende race is.  Dit is 12 jaar sedert ek laas so iets gedoen het.


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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #112 on: January 06, 2017, 10:26:38 am »
Die eerste race is die eerste naweek van Feb.

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #113 on: January 06, 2017, 10:27:44 am »
GODSPEED!
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #114 on: January 06, 2017, 10:31:41 am »
Dit is gewoonlik of by Settlers (Naby Bela Bela) of Bronkhortspruit se kant toe.


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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #115 on: January 06, 2017, 10:32:20 am »
Ek het dit ook verlede jaar gedoen in preparation vir die Baja.

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #116 on: January 06, 2017, 12:23:59 pm »
Dankie Speedmetal


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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #117 on: January 06, 2017, 10:07:22 pm »
I would go for it geopat.

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #118 on: January 06, 2017, 11:14:57 pm »

Bike will be fine. If you bin it hard enough to damage the bike, I'd be more worried about you. Unless you are seriously bike fit, I'd suggest making time for prep or you're not going to have a pleasant time
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Im out of the country till mid Feb but when I get back I can spend a couple of weeks sharpening the skills in the sand (mainly lying on my back watching the clouds go by ;D ;D ;D) and gathering the kit needed for this kind of riding, at the moment all my gear is adventure riding type stuff, and if thats not enough time then Ill just have to kak off haha
 

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Re: 2017 West Coast Baja: The Race is ON!!!
« Reply #119 on: January 07, 2017, 10:22:00 am »
The 690 is the perfect bike for the race as is. I did multiple Amageza and Desert Races on one. You will be fine!

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