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My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
« on: July 22, 2021, 02:44:20 pm »
Hey all,

I've been putting this off for a while ... mainly because that I'm not 100% sure that I would be able to contribute to this a hell of a lot, as getting ready for rally is taking up so much time  :biggrin:. But I shall do my best to share my journey with you.

Besides posting here I'll also be sharing on instagram using @johnston_moto and facebook with @johnstonmoto

My schedule looks like this

Sep 2021 - Kalahari (Malle Moto)
Sep 2021 - Tankwa
April 2022 - MDC
Sep 2022 - Kalahari (Malle Moto)
Sep 2022 - Tankwa
Jan 2023 - DAKAR (Malle Moto)

Depending on how fund raising/sponsorship goes, there may be more (or less) events  ;D
« Last Edit: July 22, 2021, 03:11:15 pm by SparkMark »
 

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Re: My Road to Dakar 2023
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2021, 02:53:49 pm »
Good luck Mark.

I am busy reading Joey's book and man what an adventure awaits you. I hope all goes well and you manage the start and the finish...... :3some: :3some:
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Re: My Road to Dakar 2023
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2021, 03:08:25 pm »
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Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2021, 03:23:37 pm »
Please please please....

Pics of your bike?

please?

Good luck - very glad you posted the start of the process here - will follow with interest - race hard!

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Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2021, 03:26:45 pm »
All of the best....

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Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2021, 03:58:00 pm »
Hey all,

I've been putting this off for a while ... mainly because that I'm not 100% sure that I would be able to contribute to this a hell of a lot, as getting ready for rally is taking up so much time  :biggrin:. But I shall do my best to share my journey with you.

Besides posting here I'll also be sharing on instagram using @johnston_moto and facebook with @johnstonmoto

My schedule looks like this

Sep 2021 - Kalahari (Malle Moto)
Sep 2021 - Tankwa
April 2022 - MDC
Sep 2022 - Kalahari (Malle Moto)
Sep 2022 - Tankwa
Jan 2023 - DAKAR (Malle Moto)

Depending on how fund raising/sponsorship goes, there may be more (or less) events  ;D
   Stick at it Mark you will surprise yourself - All the best
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Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2021, 09:17:05 am »
Thanks guys .... ClimbingTurtle, pics will come soon, still working on the sticker kit  ;D
 

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Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2021, 09:59:26 am »
Thanks guys .... ClimbingTurtle, pics will come soon, still working on the sticker kit  ;D

No!
We want the full monty - bare to the world and being built up - I love rally bikes.....
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Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2021, 04:59:25 pm »
So, we have like 5 weeks left before Kalahari 2021 !!!!

Things that are on the go ...

I'm training hard at the moment, 3-5 days a week and trying to ride as much as possible as well as do final testing on my bike.

Things I'm testing:

1) Still trying to find a decent shim stack for my forks. I'm close, but looking for that extra 10 %
2) See how the IMS tank performs
3) See how all my bits that I made to hold the side bags work

Had a lekker 300km ride on Sunday. Everything looks ok, but will strip the bike this week and make sure the tank isn't rubbing anywhere.
I've got a few more ideas for the forks that I'm going to try.
 

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Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2021, 11:36:33 am »
If you can dream it, you can do it.
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Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2021, 11:44:26 am »
Followed on IG. All the best Mark!
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Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2021, 11:50:12 am »
I'll be following this! Living the dream, all the best Mark!
 

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Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2021, 04:10:08 pm »
Well ... only 1.5 weeks left for KR21 !!

Bike is done and ready to rock and roll.
 
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Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2021, 05:30:43 pm »
That bike looks fantastic :thumleft:


All the best Mark!!!
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Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2021, 07:30:59 pm »
Jip. Awesome looking moto!
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Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2021, 10:41:14 pm »
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Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2021, 10:42:31 pm »
Lekker Mark!
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My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2021, 03:42:24 pm »
If u want to follow along for KR21 then feel free to join my report group https://chat.whatsapp.com/D06mBeQKI5g24wv7LOUYJh
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Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2021, 04:55:44 pm »
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Re: My Road to Dakar 2023 (Malle Moto)
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2021, 01:57:43 pm »
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