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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1240 on: January 20, 2021, 07:29:53 pm »
690 size motor in a slightly bigger frame? The 690 has lots of grunt and much much longer service intervals meaning it should be more reliable over distance.

Is nobody listening, 450's can last the distance, only Yamaha had kark (maybe as its not a Rallye Bike) a  bigger capacity lower tuned bike might suit Mal Motto, but it will WIN fark all!!!!  ::)

Those 450's are bespoke engines that cost a bloody fortune.
Cant see a 690 Dakar race motor be any cheaper

Exactly, I don't understand the logic?
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1241 on: January 21, 2021, 07:34:58 pm »
Its just guys covering for Yaaaamaha ;)
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1242 on: January 21, 2021, 08:43:23 pm »
Its just guys covering for Yaaaamaha ;)

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1243 on: February 23, 2021, 07:22:52 am »
Hey fellas, forgive me, I didn't have much time to follow this years Dakar, were there any finishers in the top 5 from the United States of America?  :biggrin: :pot: >:D
 

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1244 on: February 23, 2021, 12:39:17 pm »
Hey fellas, forgive me, I didn't have much time to follow this years Dakar, were there any finishers in the top 5 from the United States of America?  :biggrin: :pot: >:D

Where is that?
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1245 on: February 23, 2021, 01:18:07 pm »
Hey fellas, forgive me, I didn't have much time to follow this years Dakar, were there any finishers in the top 5 from the United States of America?  :biggrin: :pot: >:D

Where is that?

Uh Ha ha.................
 

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1246 on: February 23, 2021, 04:31:04 pm »
Hey fellas, forgive me, I didn't have much time to follow this years Dakar, were there any finishers in the top 5 from the United States of America?  :biggrin: :pot: >:D

Where is that?

Part of Europe I think. O! hang on I remember now America is part of Canada.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1247 on: February 23, 2021, 05:47:51 pm »
Hey fellas, forgive me, I didn't have much time to follow this years Dakar, were there any finishers in the top 5 from the United States of America?  :biggrin: :pot: >:D

Where is that?

Part of Europe I think. O! hang on I remember now America is part of Canada.

Are they a democracy?  ???
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1248 on: February 26, 2021, 02:27:41 pm »
Hey fellas, forgive me, I didn't have much time to follow this years Dakar, were there any finishers in the top 5 from the United States of America?  :biggrin: :pot: >:D

Where is that?

Part of Europe I think. O! hang on I remember now America is part of Canada.

Are they a democracy?  ???

No!   :deal:

But it appears we are taking over Dakar  :pot:

How many South Africans were in the top 5, 10. 100  :imaposer: :imaposer:
 

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1249 on: February 26, 2021, 03:34:10 pm »
Hey fellas, forgive me, I didn't have much time to follow this years Dakar, were there any finishers in the top 5 from the United States of America?  :biggrin: :pot: >:D

Where is that?

Part of Europe I think. O! hang on I remember now America is part of Canada.

Are they a democracy?  ???

No!   :deal:

But it appears we are taking over Dakar  :pot:

How many South Africans were in the top 5, 10. 100  :imaposer: :imaposer:
Vehicle built here in the sticks built by Brian Baragwanath and his crew made it to the finish, how many times did Robbie Gordon and his “trophy truck” retire ?  :pot:
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1250 on: February 26, 2021, 03:57:17 pm »
Hey fellas, forgive me, I didn't have much time to follow this years Dakar, were there any finishers in the top 5 from the United States of America?  :biggrin: :pot: >:D

Where is that?

Part of Europe I think. O! hang on I remember now America is part of Canada.

Are they a democracy?  ???

No!   :deal:

But it appears we are taking over Dakar  :pot:

How many South Africans were in the top 5, 10. 100  :imaposer: :imaposer:
Vehicle built here in the sticks built by Brian Baragwanath and his crew made it to the finish, how many times did Robbie Gordon and his “trophy truck” retire ?  :pot:

I don't follow anything but the bikes, so, I can't answer your question.
 

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1251 on: February 28, 2021, 06:47:13 am »
sidetrack, you mean Robbiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ;D

Dakar misses that primadonna always with excuses why he could never stay in front. Probably because he never listened to his navigator. ;D


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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1252 on: March 01, 2021, 10:17:50 am »
Has anybody heard anything about a ride for Ross Branch?
His Yamaha contract ended in January.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1253 on: March 01, 2021, 11:00:14 am »
Has anybody heard anything about a ride for Ross Branch?
His Yamaha contract ended in January.
He posted a video on his Instagram, riding a Yamaha rally bike, so maybe he is still going to ride for them.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1254 on: March 01, 2021, 07:52:22 pm »
Has anybody heard anything about a ride for Ross Branch?
His Yamaha contract ended in January.

Was thinking that KTM would have snatched him after his great performance... or Honda. Bam Bam I think might have gone Bang, unless he has something on the Japs we dont know about.

But its March....We should have heard something by now., :scratch:

Can anyone ping him directly and ask?
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1255 on: March 02, 2021, 10:22:42 am »
sidetrack, you mean Robbiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ;D

Dakar misses that primadonna always with excuses why he could never stay in front. Probably because he never listened to his navigator. ;D


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Have to say though, he always made for good entertainment.
I cannot stand Robbie Gordon and for some reason they kept on giving him lots of airtime. I would mute the tv the moment he pops up. My idea of hell is spending 24 hours in his company without a mute button. ;D :o
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1256 on: March 02, 2021, 04:41:30 pm »
Hi Chris - I realized he was  complete ass after he nearly killed a friend of mine Christoff Barrier-Varju by driving over his tent in the bivouac. Would have been dead if he was in it, and it was pure chance he was not >:(
He also was reckless around bikers on the stage. Generally, a dangerous liability to himself, other competitors and the public.

But his bla bla, Im going to win this race followed by "#$%&/ its not fair" when he screws up year after year was great entertainment. It was always, never,ever his fault. ;D

And the few times his All Merican-made and Merican sponsored, "Merica has the best", "Merica is the best" car actually worked and didn't rolls or crash somewhere, it was actually very impressive to see. His famous entry into Iquique, passing the Kamaz truck was truly epic (I think in 2011).

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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1257 on: March 02, 2021, 05:14:19 pm »
I realized he was  complete ass after he nearly killed a friend of mine Christoff Barrier-Varju by driving over his tent in the bivouac.

He should have been sent home right there on the spot!! :o >:( :(
One guy i am also not sad to see on the Dakar no more is the frenchman Schlesser.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1258 on: March 04, 2021, 06:07:52 pm »
I realized he was  complete ass after he nearly killed a friend of mine Christoff Barrier-Varju by driving over his tent in the bivouac.

He should have been sent home right there on the spot!! :o >:( :(
One guy i am also not sad to see on the Dakar no more is the frenchman Schlesser.
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Re: DAKAR 2021
« Reply #1259 on: March 07, 2021, 07:43:19 am »
Yet, for all his faults, Robbie's name is one of the greatest at Dakar, because he was a cowboy, and motorsport needs cowboys.

Otherwise it descends into F1. :eek7: