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Offline Kalahari Johan

Re: Kalahari rally 2018. And why I wanted to race it
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2018, 09:59:25 pm »
I decided to do my first rally with a support crew consisting of 2 friends who came a long. They assisted by servicing my bike at knight (air filter cleaning , chain lube , re torque most bolts and nuts) and filling bike with fuel for next day. I could then focus on going for a shower , eating dinner and then marking tomorrows roadbook that could take up to 2 hours to do. I carried a lot of extra spares but never needed them. Everybody I spoke to about tyres for rally said there was only one tyre to use , Mitchellin Desert Rally tyres. I did  almost 2500kms on them and they are still in pretty good condition, so completing a rally on a single set of tyres is doable as long as you do not cut/damage them.


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Re: Kalahari rally 2018. And why I wanted to race it
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2018, 09:53:13 am »
Congrats Johan,

Hat of for your persistence and effort, for the never give up attitude!

Wish I was a few years younger to tackle a event like that and fitter of corse  :biggrin:

Thanks for the RR

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Re: Kalahari rally 2018. And why I wanted to race it
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2018, 01:26:17 pm »
Johan.
Great read & well done!
Thanks for sharing!
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Offline RyanI

Re: Kalahari rally 2018. And why I wanted to race it
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2018, 06:30:44 am »
Howzit Johan,
Reading your story now I realise that you and I rode that first GXCC mostly together and pitted together. It was also my first and I was on my own that day. Your pit crew really looked after me
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Its great to hear that from that point you actually entered and finished the Kalahari Rally. Gives me inspiration that I oculd one day do it!!.

Congrats and hope to see you at another GXCC and at a rally in the future . 
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Re: Kalahari rally 2018. And why I wanted to race it
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2018, 10:06:53 pm »
Howzit Johan,
Reading your story now I realise that you and I rode that first GXCC mostly together and pitted together. It was also my first and I was on my own that day. Your pit crew really looked after me
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Its great to hear that from that point you actually entered and finished the Kalahari Rally. Gives me inspiration that I oculd one day do it!!.

Congrats and hope to see you at another GXCC and at a rally in the future .

Hi Ryan

Yes I can remember that race very well. You should really try rally racing. It was great fun. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you need any info regarding rally

Regards and hope to see you soon again


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Offline Minxy

Re: Kalahari rally 2018. And why I wanted to race it
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2018, 02:38:09 pm »
Thanks for sharing your story with us. HSK and I were there to spectate the super special and it looked like the rally was very well organized. Been hearing really good things and hoping to also enter the next one if all goes well :) I did wonder whether 701 or my 500 would be better suited, but from what you wrote I think the 500 will be first prize.
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Re: Kalahari rally 2018. And why I wanted to race it
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2018, 02:26:02 pm »
RESPECT!!!  Dit vat diep vasbyt om so op te staan en dan weer te moet opstaan.

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Re: Kalahari rally 2018. And why I wanted to race it
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2018, 04:55:10 pm »
Wow. Well done Johan!!
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