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Offline Buff

T-DAWG bites the dust, in a BEEG way!!!
« on: March 22, 2011, 02:32:11 pm »
My enduro training partner got to know the dirt in a a whole new way this past Sat, as in up close and personal.
We went out training on a mates property and T-Dawg cut the corner on a blind rise and ran out of dirt road. The KDX must have hi-sided him because he landed 25m from where he left the road.
Fortunately the first person on the scene was our other mates girlfriend who just happens to be a doctor so she was able to do a full assessment on him before we moved him.
T-Dawg was lights out (with his eyes wide open) for around 30sec and he still can't remember the trip to the hospital in the bakkie.

Final assessment was a broken humerus (4 places on the right shoulder), one cracked rib and some major bruising and scrapes  :-[. Fortunately he was wearing full ATGATT (besides short pants) :thumleft: His helmet (Fox) is cracked down the back as well. The man took a beating of note  :o.

They'll be operating on him either tomorrow or Thursday depending on the swelling in the shoulder.

1. A sorry looking KDX.
2. Munched leg.
3. T-Dawg dirtying the hospital linen. He was covered in clay dust from his head to is toes  :D
4. The Duxie again... the damage was all cosmetic. I stripped off the light kit and now it's ready to go. Man, these bikes are incredibly tough  :thumleft:


Heal up well bud, the trail awaits  ;)
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Re: T-DAWG bites the dust, in a BEEG way!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2011, 02:46:23 pm »
goodness...25 meters!!  glad his (kinda) ok.
 

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Re: T-DAWG bites the dust, in a BEEG way!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2011, 02:59:53 pm »
Mmmmmm pethadine!
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Re: T-DAWG bites the dust, in a BEEG way!!!
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2011, 03:02:00 pm »
Yep, he's on the goooooood stuff  :imaposer:
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Re: T-DAWG bites the dust, in a BEEG way!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2011, 03:40:54 pm »
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Re: T-DAWG bites the dust, in a BEEG way!!!
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2011, 03:46:33 pm »
get well soon man!!!


Dux, some work there for you mate :)
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2011, 04:00:18 pm »
Looks like it
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Re: T-DAWG bites the dust, in a BEEG way!!!
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2011, 04:01:45 pm »
Sterkte  :thumleft:

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Re: T-DAWG bites the dust, in a BEEG way!!!
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2011, 04:17:30 pm »
"aren't you scared of jumping your bike so high?"

no it is the landing that is usually the problem...

Dammit T-dawg dit lyk of dit grrot was!!!!Heal vinnig, maar vat dit stadig.
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Re: T-DAWG bites the dust, in a BEEG way!!!
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2011, 04:24:29 pm »
get well soon man!!!


Dux, some work there for you mate :)

 :laughing4: You okes are like hawks  :imaposer:

Not much work to do, I already stripped and fixed most of what I could. All that needs to be added is an MX number board. Oh, and there seems to be something wrong with either the accelerator cable or the carb because the bike revs through the roof if you start it. I haven't got around to sorting that out just yet.

1. The fixed Dirt Tracker  :D
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Offline Etienne2T

Re: T-DAWG bites the dust, in a BEEG way!!!
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2011, 04:29:10 pm »
get well soon man!!!


Dux, some work there for you mate :)

 :laughing4: You okes are like hawks  :imaposer:

Not much work to do, I already stripped and fixed most of what I could. All that needs to be added is an MX number board. Oh, and there seems to be something wrong with either the accelerator cable or the carb because the bike revs through the roof if you start it. I haven't got around to sorting that out just yet.

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Might be a stuck float aswell, heal soon!
 

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Re: T-DAWG bites the dust, in a BEEG way!!!
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2011, 07:19:58 pm »
Ettienne, verduidelik vir my hoe kan 'n stuck float
'n bike laat rev? Dis die petrolkabel, jou poephol!!
 

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Re: T-DAWG bites the dust, in a BEEG way!!!
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2011, 07:28:14 pm »
Ouch, hope the man feels better soon!  :thumleft:
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Re: T-DAWG bites the dust, in a BEEG way!!!
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2011, 07:45:19 pm »

Not much work to do, I already stripped and fixed most of what I could. All that needs to be added is an MX number board. Oh, and there seems to be something wrong with either the accelerator cable or the carb because the bike revs through the roof if you start it. I haven't got around to sorting that out just yet.



More than likely the petrol cable that pulled out of the carburettor top .

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Re: T-DAWG bites the dust, in a BEEG way!!!
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2011, 08:11:30 pm »
Oom G, my bike het soos mal gerev na die rebuild, wide open gegaan as jy hom start, toe se iemand vir my om die float bowl te reset, and it worked
 

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Re: T-DAWG bites the dust, in a BEEG way!!!
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2011, 08:23:05 pm »
If the float height is out then it will tend to flood , or have difficulty starting , but to burn such a rich mixture it needs fairly large volumes of air as well , a closed throttle will not supply that amount of air . More than likely your throttle cable got hooked somewhere and caused the slide to lift enough to cause the revving , when you took the carburettor apart you probably moved it enough that the slide went back to the idle position .
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Re: T-DAWG bites the dust, in a BEEG way!!!
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2011, 09:08:39 pm »
If the float height is out then it will tend to flood , or have difficulty starting , but to burn such a rich mixture it needs fairly large volumes of air as well , a closed throttle will not supply that amount of air . More than likely your throttle cable got hooked somewhere and caused the slide to lift enough to cause the revving , when you took the carburettor apart you probably moved it enough that the slide went back to the idle position .
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Re: T-DAWG bites the dust, in a BEEG way!!!
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2011, 09:27:49 pm »
I was confused sorry, the bike was pissing out fuel at the breathers due to the stuck float, not reving! Julle ouens is veels te slim!
 

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Re: T-DAWG bites the dust, in a BEEG way!!!
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2011, 09:30:43 pm »
I was confused sorry, the bike was pissing out fuel at the breathers due to the stuck float, not reving! Julle ouens is veels te slim!

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Re: T-DAWG bites the dust, in a BEEG way!!!
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2011, 09:49:50 pm »
Thanks guys, I figured it was the cable as it's kinked and there's sand in the throttle grip as well.

Dux, my bike is going much better, thanks  :thumleft: It's got way more bottom end torque now and pulls nicely  through the full range. The true test will come at the next offroad though as I can't simulate race conditions while training. The new back tire has made a huge difference as well, it hooks up wayyyyy better.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2011, 09:50:55 pm by Buff »
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