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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #140 on: September 18, 2019, 08:22:38 am »
We'll be expecting your resignation, Bill, if those L's beat you.........  :biggrin:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #141 on: September 18, 2019, 02:15:52 pm »
Anyone know how many open straights there are on the Silver course (120km/h+)? I'm geared low and wondering if I should do a sprocket change.
 

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #142 on: September 18, 2019, 04:41:34 pm »
We'll be expecting your resignation, Bill, if those L's beat you.........  :biggrin:

Iíve never been as poorly prepared for a rallye before, so just hoping to get to the end.

If a 10 year old X beats a brand new L... Honda better pay me to go slooooow🤣
 

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #143 on: September 18, 2019, 05:24:28 pm »
Anyone know how many open straights there are on the Silver course (120km/h+)? I'm geared low and wondering if I should do a sprocket change.

Quite a few but I've left mine standard, 120km/h is plenty fast enough for me  ;D
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #144 on: September 19, 2019, 10:26:43 am »
Man how I wish I was able to make this trip.

Unfortunately I couldn't finish the XR500R in time for the rally and had to cancel with Clive and he's team. Not a good feeling at all, but I will be there in spirit.

You guys must enjoy the rally (NOT race) and be safe out there.

Take lots of pics and please share.

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #145 on: September 19, 2019, 10:50:30 am »
Think I forgot something...

The kitchen sink  :biggrin:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #146 on: September 23, 2019, 06:05:36 am »
 :sip:

What was it like out there..?
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #147 on: September 23, 2019, 07:30:34 am »
Wil ook weet.

Kom deel n paar kiekies man. Hoe het die thumpers gelyk?
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #148 on: September 23, 2019, 07:43:45 am »
I know that Buff finished  :thumleft:  , but I will let him tell the story .
Congratulations to all the competitors and especially the finishers  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #149 on: September 23, 2019, 11:15:06 am »
What a lekker race. All the dogs did well. My 450X looks rather used.
 

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #150 on: September 23, 2019, 01:55:31 pm »
Done & dusted (and I mean that literally)  ;D Another superb Tankwa XC and it just keeps on growing every year  :thumleft: We only got home around 10pm last night and I spent the morning unpacking the bakkie and camping kit. The bike will have to wait until the public holiday tomorrow as I needed to pop into the office.
The KLX450 never skipped a beat all weekend, ran like dream every day. The only hiccup was on full throttle she sucked her carb dry so the float level probably needs some adjusting. I'll post a RR later in the week. Lovely meeting some of the WD's there  :thumleft:

The 3 Honda manne did extremely well but I'll leave them to tell of the adventure  :thumleft:

Undoubtedly the hi-light of my weekend was being passed while going flat out by Stephen on a stock XR650L with a luggage rack on the back. Liewe blikemmer, that oke can ride a big bore bike  :o I haven't seen the final results of Silver Class but I think he might have won it outright, not only in the Big Bore class. Just goes to show, it's not all about the bike  :thumleft:
« Last Edit: September 23, 2019, 02:04:17 pm by Buff »
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #151 on: September 23, 2019, 02:21:14 pm »
Well done on finishing Buff  :thumleft:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #152 on: September 23, 2019, 05:51:05 pm »
Kerels .... ekt nou al 3 keer popcorn gaan haal .......... maar niks ..... :drif:
 

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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #153 on: September 23, 2019, 06:00:15 pm »
Kerels .... ekt nou al 3 keer popcorn gaan haal .......... maar niks ..... :drif:

Haha janee...maak 2 van ons.
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #154 on: September 23, 2019, 06:15:14 pm »
Speaking to Buff , if it weren't for bad luck he wouldnt have had any luck at all , but he was still positive , that is the spirit that is required  :thumleft:
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #155 on: September 24, 2019, 01:07:19 pm »
Some thoughts:  I ran in the rallye class, so that is my perspective.  As far as I'm concerned, any ds bike with an electric starter is a suitable candidate for this event.  Mid-pack speeds are lowish (maybe 110 kph on long straights) and wicked suspension is not a requirement, all it needs to do is be plush over the first half of the travel, as there are miles of fist sized pebbles to cross.

I would not run tubliss again, morning of day 3 I had to insert 5 snot plugs in my rear tire.  Almost missed the start.  Real racing knobblies on soft mousses are IMO the way to go.

You do not need to be a riding god.  Every part of the route was doable, as long as you had confidence.  I think more of the rallye guys had challenges in the river beds than on the rocks (other than maybe me - I paddle over rocks larger than a baby's head).  So make sure your prep includes sand riding.

If you have an older DS bike like a late KLR600, 1st gen KLR650, XT660 or a XR650L, you have a suitable bike to do this.  Some those are of course not 18" rear equipped, so a mousse might be an issue.  Cut a piece out of a 18 and mend with gasket maker. A DRZ400 is perfect.
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #156 on: September 24, 2019, 01:45:39 pm »
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #157 on: September 24, 2019, 06:27:17 pm »
Het iemand die results??
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #158 on: September 24, 2019, 07:13:22 pm »
Rally Class

1. Martin Lourens
2. Johan van Wyk
3. Willem Avenant
4. Mark Johnson
5. @Bill the Bong
6. @KarooKid (Charl)
7. Gerrit du Toit
8. Claude Deyzel
9. Thomas Eich
10. Jaco Van Zyl
11. Robert Gibbon
12. Rolf Basler
13. Johan van Lil
14. Werner Kennedy
15. Keegan Eich
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Re: Tankwa Cross Country Rally 2019
« Reply #159 on: September 24, 2019, 07:33:54 pm »
Thanx buff do you have the rally lite class results aswell?