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Kalahari Rally 2019 - Support and Advise
« on: February 20, 2019, 10:12:29 am »
Hey guys,

I'm pretty committed to doing the KR19 this year. I'm really looking forward to it, but being my first one, I'm pretty nervous about the whole affair  :biggrin:

I'm not in the best shape so have started with a Personal trainer to loose some weight and build up some stamina.

Bike wise I've got myself a low hours 501, which I'm going to slowly turn into my rally bike. I have a 701 as well with Omega kit, but think that the 501 will be better.

I've never used a roadbook before, so am starting to research that now.

I've got some questions and thoughts, so would really appreciate your guys help in getting prep'ed for the rally.

Thanks
Mark

 
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Re: Kalahari Rally 2019 - Support and Advise
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2019, 12:24:37 pm »
Ill be watching this thread with a keen interest.

As I will definitely be doing the KR19!! Have done some RB training and riding, but rather limited. So looking for JHB based training buds.

Have managed to get myself a low hour 500 6 days  :ricky:

On a side note, anyone have a MD Roadbook lying around they wish to part with, please do let me know!!!
 

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Re: Kalahari Rally 2019 - Support and Advise
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2019, 12:31:15 pm »
Please keep us updated of your progress guys and good luck.

"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: Kalahari Rally 2019 - Support and Advise
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 12:35:05 pm »
Ill be watching this thread with a keen interest.

As I will definitely be doing the KR19!! Have done some RB training and riding, but rather limited. So looking for JHB based training buds.

Have managed to get myself a low hour 500 6 days  :ricky:

On a side note, anyone have a MD Roadbook lying around they wish to part with, please do let me know!!!

I have a F2R roadbook, ICO etc.

I can be convinced to strip all rally equipment, ie LR tanks, fairing, tower etc off my Ď14 450.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=228508.msg4124533#msg4124533

** If Iím hijacking your thread @SparkMark Iíll remove the post.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2019, 12:36:32 pm by Kobus Myburgh »
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Re: Kalahari Rally 2019 - Support and Advise
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2019, 12:50:00 pm »
Ill be watching this thread with a keen interest.

As I will definitely be doing the KR19!! Have done some RB training and riding, but rather limited. So looking for JHB based training buds.

Have managed to get myself a low hour 500 6 days  :ricky:

On a side note, anyone have a MD Roadbook lying around they wish to part with, please do let me know!!!

I have a F2R roadbook, ICO etc.

I can be convinced to strip all rally equipment, ie LR tanks, fairing, tower etc off my ‘14 450.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=228508.msg4124533#msg4124533

** If I’m hijacking your thread @SparkMark I’ll remove the post.

No worries Kobus ... I'm hoping to join you for one of the Anura training sessions  ;D
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Re: Kalahari Rally 2019 - Support and Advise
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2019, 12:59:33 pm »
A couple of questions that are my mind at the moment:

1) What sort of gearing do you use for the rally ? Is stock ok, or do you go for something a little lower ?
2) What seat works well ?
3) What is the distance between fuel stops. I assume that I'm going to need a bigger tank ?
4) Typical tools that you carry with ?

Cheers
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Re: Kalahari Rally 2019 - Support and Advise
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2019, 01:06:49 pm »
Ill be watching this thread with a keen interest.

As I will definitely be doing the KR19!! Have done some RB training and riding, but rather limited. So looking for JHB based training buds.

Have managed to get myself a low hour 500 6 days  :ricky:

On a side note, anyone have a MD Roadbook lying around they wish to part with, please do let me know!!!

I have a F2R roadbook, ICO etc.

I can be convinced to strip all rally equipment, ie LR tanks, fairing, tower etc off my Ď14 450.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=228508.msg4124533#msg4124533

** If Iím hijacking your thread @SparkMark Iíll remove the post.

No worries Kobus ... I'm hoping to join you for one of the Anura training sessions  ;D

Think youíve got the wrong Kobus.  If I have to train you, youíll never finish.  :lol8:

Will share a little bit of my experience on your next post.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2019, 06:46:58 am by Kobus Myburgh »
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Re: Kalahari Rally 2019 - Support and Advise
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2019, 01:15:40 pm »
A couple of questions that are my mind at the moment:

1) What sort of gearing do you use for the rally ? Is stock ok, or do you go for something a little lower ?  I ran 14/50 and it worked well for me.
2) What seat works well ?  You will feel ANY seat after just a couple of days racing.  I used an EE seat which is miles better than stock and it still hurts after day 2.  Time in the saddle during prepis the only advice I have.
3) What is the distance between fuel stops. I assume that I'm going to need a bigger tank ?  Garth will make the distances between fuel stops known closer to the time, but you will definitely need a LR tank.  Prepare for a range 200 - 250km and add some for getting lost.
4) Typical tools that you carry with ?  The bare minimum.  Tyre levers, tube repair kit (even if you run moosses I assume youíll carry spare tubes.  Spanners that fit your bikeís wheels, cable ties, duct tape, Allen keys etc.  As you prepare, youíll get to know your bike and what tools it will require.

Cheers
Mark

Send me your email address and Iíll send you the list we used to prepare.
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Re: Kalahari Rally 2019 - Support and Advise
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2019, 01:37:19 pm »
If you need additional fuel storage capacity, I have these for sale - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=219441.msg4196501#msg4196501
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Re: Kalahari Rally 2019 - Support and Advise
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2019, 09:04:24 pm »
hi Jack
We are building ROCKFOX Trip-Cap units and Roadbooks again at a moesse keen price.  All our units are approved for Kalahari.
will post pics and info if allowed.  >:D
coebaai Jack

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Re: Kalahari Rally 2019 - Support and Advise
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2019, 04:40:24 pm »
Ok ... so making some progress.

Have ordered a LR tank for the front and 5L for the rear, so that is fuel covered.

Training is going well so far.

All my nav stuff arrived so looking at tower options. I would like something small just to give me a bit of wind cover. HDB Rallye Lite Pro looks good.

Started practicing my roadbook. Learning the Lexicon and using the Dakar Rally Game (thanks Minxy)

Some more Questions
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Does anyone have any roadbooks from last year that would be willing to part for me to practice read ?

How do the Bivouacs work ?
    - Do you setup your gazebo for the day and when you return prep bike ? Anything special required around the gazebo (oil drains / env matts etc)
    - Is the camping within the Bivouac ?
    - If you plan to do BnB is it safe to leave the bike / gazebo etc in the Bivouac ?

Cheers for now
Mark
 

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Re: Kalahari Rally 2019 - Support and Advise
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2019, 08:18:56 pm »
Ok ... so making some progress.

Have ordered a LR tank for the front and 5L for the rear, so that is fuel covered.

Training is going well so far.

All my nav stuff arrived so looking at tower options. I would like something small just to give me a bit of wind cover. HDB Rallye Lite Pro looks good.

Started practicing my roadbook. Learning the Lexicon and using the Dakar Rally Game (thanks Minxy)

Some more Questions
=================

Does anyone have any roadbooks from last year that would be willing to part for me to practice read ?

How do the Bivouacs work ?
    - Do you setup your gazebo for the day and when you return prep bike ? Anything special required around the gazebo (oil drains / env matts etc)
    - Is the camping within the Bivouac ?
    - If you plan to do BnB is it safe to leave the bike / gazebo etc in the Bivouac ?

Cheers for now
Mark

Hey Mark,

Thanks for the update.

Have you had any luck in contacting Paul from HDB? As I also want to go for the Rally Lite setup, however this far haven't had any response from him. In previous comms, he was superb........
If you settle on this tower, let me know. Maybe we can save on the shipping by combining them!

I love their kit, really great quality. If this doesn't pan out, next option is the REBEL X Rally Lite setup.

What Nav gear did go for?

Have you found the Dakar Rally game to be beneficial for the NAV training?

@Weedkiller - Adie , what happened to the pics of the Nav gear  :ricky:
 

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Re: Kalahari Rally 2019 - Support and Advise
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2019, 10:22:50 pm »

@Weedkiller - Adie , what happened to the pics of the Nav gear  :ricky:

Will take pics of the new version over the weekend and get latest pricing.

We have 7 brand new roadbooks and about 7 Trip-Caps that will be complete in two weeks time.

We also did mini and maxi (HDPE) towers as well as aluminium roadbook holders..  Will dig out the pics and CAD info.  MUCH more cost effective than the imported ones.

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Re: Kalahari Rally 2019 - Support and Advise
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2019, 07:19:04 am »
I'm looking forward to this years KR2019 !!
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Re: Kalahari Rally 2019 - Support and Advise
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2019, 07:58:30 am »
Mark,

I have done a few of the Amageza's and finished however was only able to complte two days of KR18 so I am hoping to get back for the KR19 and finish what I started.
I have built up two rally bikes a KTM 450 and now a Husky 450 FE (2015 model).

I would be more than willing to send you a couple of the Amageza road books that I have laying around and I think I may have one from the KR18 as well.

PM me or give me a shout ( 079 six 9 two 40 two 8) and hopefully i can help out in any way possible.

PS after competing in 4 rally's I still consider myself a complete novice :o :o :o :o
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Re: Kalahari Rally 2019 - Support and Advise
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2019, 11:45:06 am »

Have you had any luck in contacting Paul from HDB? As I also want to go for the Rally Lite setup, however this far haven't had any response from him. In previous comms, he was superb........
If you settle on this tower, let me know. Maybe we can save on the shipping by combining them!

I love their kit, really great quality. If this doesn't pan out, next option is the REBEL X Rally Lite setup.

What Nav gear did go for?

Have you found the Dakar Rally game to be beneficial for the NAV training?

@Weedkiller - Adie , what happened to the pics of the Nav gear  :ricky:

Hey CDog,

Not had any reply from Paul. Tried emailing him and using ADVrider, but no luck

Will let you know for sure if I do get one.

For Nav I have a Migtec, RNS GFX and RNS Trip Master

Yes, finding the game pretty good for training.

Cheers
Mark
 

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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2019, 11:46:54 am »
Mark,

I have done a few of the Amageza's and finished however was only able to complte two days of KR18 so I am hoping to get back for the KR19 and finish what I started.
I have built up two rally bikes a KTM 450 and now a Husky 450 FE (2015 model).

I would be more than willing to send you a couple of the Amageza road books that I have laying around and I think I may have one from the KR18 as well.

PM me or give me a shout ( 079 six 9 two 40 two 8) and hopefully i can help out in any way possible.

PS after competing in 4 rally's I still consider myself a complete novice :o :o :o :o

Hey Ross ... that would be awesome ... will give you a shout.

Ha ... if you're a novice after 4, I'll be an absolute noob.
 

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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2019, 02:16:04 pm »
I'm looking forward to this years KR2019 !!
Sterke  !

Dankie man ... see you there ?
 

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