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Offline GraZer

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Re: What you need to know to go Offroad/Enduro racing:
« Reply #80 on: February 18, 2018, 09:35:52 pm »
I plan on getting mousse front and back and tyres better suited for speed, still got the stock knobbies on and they don't like speed at all.

If you are going with mousses, be aware that not all mousses are equal and rally mousses are a specific kind of mousse and not the same as what is used for off roads and enduros.
Michelin Bib mousse M02 - rear and M16 - front are what is used by the majority of riders on the Dakar and will provide you with the peace of mind you would expect on a rally with long distances and high speeds.

If you are looking to find a decent kit that has been tested and used in actual rallies, give Niklaus Lutzeler a call. He is now based in Gauteng and produces kits specifically for bikes like your 500.
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Re: What you need to know to go Offroad/Enduro racing:
« Reply #81 on: February 18, 2018, 10:22:12 pm »
Which brings me to another question. When not racing, and living in GP, where do you train.

Riding farm roads (district roads) imo can be dangerous especially if you don't know them and "racing" here will not go down well with farmers (assumption) unless arranged previously.

Not looking for tracks, if you say hit backroads from here to there I can figure it out myself but so far most if not all the guys I know either want to go to a park, don't have money or prefer gravel highways or should training consist of a few laps at De Wildt where there is sand. Heidelberg closest to me does not have that.

My 2c ................... don't race on district roads ............never mind the farmer's, it's just not safe. For you or anyone else. Period. ....................proper races are way faster AND way safer ......... you'll see.

Do the vaal enduro next weekend, come look me up if you like, I'll be there. It won't be a real opfok enduro (I hope), they just call them that to get riders in, sounds pro and all. It's an ad-hoc race so is more fun than GXCC bar-bashing, go for broke shit. no license needed, which is lekker.

The big thing is to just ride, anywhere, anytime. There's a few of these races around GP , just difficult getting info on them.

De Wildt is cool but if you can do laps there ............... sjoe!! ..... hats off to you ................. my advice is old news.  :biggrin: :biggrin:

And skip parks .................... no adventure in that ........ not even close to Rally ........

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Re: What you need to know to go Offroad/Enduro racing:
« Reply #82 on: February 19, 2018, 05:35:55 am »
If you are looking to find a decent kit that has been tested and used in actual rallies, give Niklaus Lutzeler a call. He is now based in Gauteng and produces kits specifically for bikes like your 500.
https://www.facebook.com/niklaus.lutzeler
https://nldesigncc.wordpress.com/

Thank you, most helpful

The big thing is to just ride, anywhere, anytime.

Thanks, on De Wildt...get your point.

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Re: What you need to know to go Offroad/Enduro racing:
« Reply #83 on: February 26, 2018, 06:04:04 pm »
Well, the Vaal Enduro is done and dusted.

Was a very lekker race. But, it was no enduro .................................. less tech than a GXCC. Flat-out was the order of the day, really a lot closer to Rally riding. So 120km was failry easy but still worked up a bit of a sweat. Just didn't feel like I was gonna have a heart attack for a change, which was nice ..............  :thumleft: :thumleft:

What did I learn? No matter how 'easy' you think a mud patch is, don't hit it full taps. I couldn't see a bloody thing for the last 5km and had to remove my goggles ..... my eyes are still burning today.
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Re: What you need to know to go Offroad/Enduro racing:
« Reply #84 on: February 27, 2018, 06:06:04 am »
:imaposer: Great stuff Cracker. :thumleft:
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Re: What you need to know to go Offroad/Enduro racing:
« Reply #85 on: February 27, 2018, 08:59:02 am »
Cracker I've been meaning to call you but we'll meet up some other time.

https://youtu.be/okvRTVEnEGk

I enjoyed it, would have liked a few extra laps. Placed 32nd our of 137 rides and only 70 completed 3 laps. Learned a lot about lines, riding in dust and so on. I need to sharpen sand and cornering in it, I sucked at that big time.
Had my suspension done few days before and it was too hard but a lot better than what it used to be.

Hit a few lurkers under the cut crass that flung the rear up a little but I'm hooked on this stuff. May miss next GXCC but will try to be there.

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Re: What you need to know to go Offroad/Enduro racing:
« Reply #86 on: February 27, 2018, 06:12:48 pm »
Nice vid ......... that Kawasaki at 0.19, at the start, was me  :biggrin:

I see you had a lekker high speed off .... glad you got back up ........... going off line was a hair-raising experience in that race.

I coulda sworn those farmers are growing lurkers on purpose.
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Re: What you need to know to go Offroad/Enduro racing:
« Reply #87 on: February 27, 2018, 07:42:36 pm »
Cracker I've been meaning to call you but we'll meet up some other time.

https://youtu.be/okvRTVEnEGk

I enjoyed it, would have liked a few extra laps. Placed 32nd our of 137 rides and only 70 completed 3 laps. Learned a lot about lines, riding in dust and so on. I need to sharpen sand and cornering in it, I sucked at that big time.
Had my suspension done few days before and it was too hard but a lot better than what it used to be.

Hit a few lurkers under the cut crass that flung the rear up a little but I'm hooked on this stuff. May miss next GXCC but will try to be there.

Bloody lekker video. We want more :thumleft:
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Re: What you need to know to go Offroad/Enduro racing:
« Reply #88 on: February 28, 2018, 05:28:05 am »
We want more :thumleft:

I'll put together a few bits and try to have it done before the weekend else early next week.
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Re: What you need to know to go Offroad/Enduro racing:
« Reply #89 on: February 28, 2018, 06:00:21 am »
We want more :thumleft:

I'll put together a few bits and try to have it done before the weekend else early next week.

Awesome Tinus.  Very well done on your first race and spoiling us with a bit of footage.

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Re: What you need to know to go Offroad/Enduro racing:
« Reply #90 on: February 28, 2018, 01:25:41 pm »
Anyone like to come and do the Natal WFO with me at New Hanover on Saturday 17th March? Enter here:

http://www.wforacing.co.za/regstration/
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Re: What you need to know to go Offroad/Enduro racing:
« Reply #91 on: March 02, 2018, 08:42:47 am »
Anyone like to come and do the Natal WFO with me at New Hanover on Saturday 17th March? Enter here:

http://www.wforacing.co.za/regstration/

Youngest daughter birthday. Have fun Ian.

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Re: What you need to know to go Offroad/Enduro racing:
« Reply #92 on: March 02, 2018, 08:57:11 am »
Lekker pics! Daai race lyk vinnig  :o
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Re: What you need to know to go Offroad/Enduro racing:
« Reply #93 on: March 02, 2018, 09:06:35 am »
Lekker pics! Daai race lyk vinnig  :o

Dit was lekker vinnig. My gat brand om te gaan ry maar die naweek moet ek Durbs toe en week na volgende Ierland toe vir werk...eish. Maar daarna gaan ek 500 seer maak.
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Re: What you need to know to go Offroad/Enduro racing:
« Reply #94 on: March 02, 2018, 09:53:12 am »
Bloody lekker video. We want more :thumleft:



Quick and dirty editing but gives a better idea of the track.
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Re: What you need to know to go Offroad/Enduro racing:
« Reply #95 on: March 07, 2018, 08:11:18 pm »
give Niklaus a call.

Best advice received. Thanks once more.

Now...how do you tell your wife you want to drop a load of money? No more preaching I am the converted.

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