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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #140 on: November 11, 2020, 02:53:36 pm »
That number 5 looks like a naughty bugger!!! ;) :lol8: :thumleft:

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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #141 on: November 11, 2020, 02:56:15 pm »



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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #142 on: November 11, 2020, 03:04:28 pm »
That number 5 looks like a naughty bugger!!! ;) :lol8: :thumleft:

That he is..... >:D
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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #143 on: November 11, 2020, 03:09:41 pm »
C'maaan, I have some time and connection, fire away with curiosities and questions.
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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #144 on: November 11, 2020, 03:26:14 pm »
Thanks for the updates - Videos are way to short - looking forward to the extended version
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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #145 on: November 11, 2020, 03:34:07 pm »
Thanks for the updates - Videos are way to short - looking forward to the extended version

Funny guy!

You've never chased bikes, tried to get them on photo and video, then edit, narrate and produce. Then once created, get it approved by Honda and Hardy. Then try find signal to upload at the nearest opportunity. On day 4 we were sitting outside the Vioolsdrif Police station at 1:30 in the morning.
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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #146 on: November 11, 2020, 03:34:52 pm »
C'maaan, I have some time and connection, fire away with curiosities and questions.

Who watches contestants and then asks them about themselves?  Is there a psychology component to Quest?  Is it you? ;D
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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #147 on: November 11, 2020, 03:35:22 pm »
How many punctures have the guys had to deal with ?


 

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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #148 on: November 11, 2020, 03:40:09 pm »
Thanks for the updates - Videos are way to short - looking forward to the extended version

Funny guy!

You've never chased bikes, tried to get them on photo and video, then edit, narrate and produce. Then once created, get it approved by Honda and Hardy. Then try find signal to upload at the nearest opportunity. On day 4 we were sitting outside the Vioolsdrif Police station at 1:30 in the morning.

You guys are doing a sterling job !
 

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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #149 on: November 11, 2020, 03:42:49 pm »
C'maaan, I have some time and connection, fire away with curiosities and questions.

Who watches contestants and then asks them about themselves?  Is there a psychology component to Quest?  Is it you? ;D

All the crew, even the caterers are alert for every thing that the contestants do. I did an informal test on them all, but it was openly shared and lots of info given to them as to how to use it in their getting to work with each other.

All the instructors and crew are pretty good at getting into the weeds with the contestants. Gerrit - @Scrat and Claude @Claude Deyzel  (can't remember his forum name) are past Quest contestants.

It's not about trying to catch anyone out. It's simply keeping a close eye on how they Adventure in all respects.
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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #150 on: November 11, 2020, 03:43:49 pm »
How many punctures have the guys had to deal with ?

Not one!

2017 - there were maybe 90, yes, that's right ninety! (but there were 23 bikes as opposed to 17 with the other 2. Everyone got multiple fronts and on the last day we all had problems front and back)
2018 - about 10-15 I think
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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #151 on: November 11, 2020, 04:10:33 pm »
Everybody on same tires ?
 

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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #152 on: November 11, 2020, 04:13:09 pm »
Andrew, 2 questions:

Whats the feedback between DCT and manual from the contestants?

And one for Gerrit and Claude: the old AT vs the new one?
 

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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #153 on: November 11, 2020, 04:14:51 pm »
Oh, and one for Riaan:

In terms of Honda, was it what they expected? Better? Worse? Did he know what the AT was capable of before the Quest?
 

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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #154 on: November 11, 2020, 04:31:38 pm »
How many punctures have the guys had to deal with ?

Not one!

2017 - there were maybe 90, yes, that's right ninety! (but there were 23 bikes as opposed to 17 with the other 2. Everyone got multiple fronts and on the last day we all had problems front and back)
2018 - about 10-15 I think




What pressures were the guys riding on?....was that stipulated, suggested, or individual preference?
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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #155 on: November 11, 2020, 05:02:29 pm »
into the weeds

I knew it!!! ;) :peepwall: :lol8:
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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #156 on: November 11, 2020, 06:05:18 pm »
Andrew, 2 questions:

Whats the feedback between DCT and manual from the contestants?

And one for Gerrit and Claude: the old AT vs the new one?

DCT for the win.

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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #157 on: November 11, 2020, 06:05:51 pm »
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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #158 on: November 11, 2020, 06:09:02 pm »
Oh, and one for Riaan:

In terms of Honda, was it what they expected? Better? Worse? Did he know what the AT was capable of before the Quest?

Riaan had almost no DS big bike experience. He had never stood before.

He’s power sliding round corners now.

He had no idea they were tie capable. Becuase he’s never been on a trip, his calibration is only to now things like the Namaqwa Eco trail. I think when he takes his buddies now, they’ll shit themselves. 😂😂
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Re: 2020 Honda Quest
« Reply #159 on: November 11, 2020, 06:12:17 pm »
How many punctures have the guys had to deal with ?

Not one!

2017 - there were maybe 90, yes, that's right ninety! (but there were 23 bikes as opposed to 17 with the other 2. Everyone got multiple fronts and on the last day we all had problems front and back)
2018 - about 10-15 I think




What pressures were the guys riding on?....was that stipulated, suggested, or individual preference?

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