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Forum: Racing 04-23-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6,110
Views: 762,405
Posted By wilkinsonk
It does say that the last stage is at the...

It does say that the last stage is at the discretion of the organizers...but then says that it's not possible for riders to select start order. Somewhat contradictory and open to interpretation. I...
Forum: Racing 04-22-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,431
Views: 508,308
Posted By wilkinsonk
You sirs, have a great idea!!!

You sirs, have a great idea!!!
Forum: Racing 04-21-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,479
Posted By wilkinsonk
Seems that Paulo was not alone in his dislike for...

Seems that Paulo was not alone in his dislike for the new changes to start positions. From Joan today:

"I’m not so happy with the race strategy. The new rule makes it impossible to control the...
Forum: Racing 04-19-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,479
Posted By wilkinsonk
It's a special oversize lid so that you can tuck...

It's a special oversize lid so that you can tuck in your ears and all. I don't think it will take a bend (an you'll lose you MX Flatbiller Membership). Plus with a big ass brim like that, you get...
Forum: Racing 04-17-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6,110
Views: 762,405
Posted By wilkinsonk
Maybe he's standing in front to hide the...

Maybe he's standing in front to hide the improvements on the rear tank/subframe?
Forum: Racing 04-14-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6,110
Views: 762,405
Posted By wilkinsonk
24 April, when they've got nobody on the podium...

24 April, when they've got nobody on the podium at Sealine. The beginning of the end, although an argument could be made that their end started at the beginning.
Forum: Racing 04-14-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6,110
Views: 762,405
Posted By wilkinsonk
IIRC, the "WRF" that Pain, Merge, and Boturri...

IIRC, the "WRF" that Pain, Merge, and Boturri rode in Dakar was actually a YZ motor labeled as WRF.
Forum: Racing 04-13-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6,110
Views: 762,405
Posted By wilkinsonk
You have to look at it as the old Speed Brain...

You have to look at it as the old Speed Brain team taking over fully. That's the only way for this to make sense.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 278,013
Posted By wilkinsonk
http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/yamaha/toolbox...

http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/yamaha/toolbox-yamaha-450-wrf-toolbox-toolholder

This plastic-moulded toolbox,with lid and rubber strap to secure,is supplied with a laser-cut stainless-steel...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16,936
Views: 10,651,940
Posted By wilkinsonk
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kGp5ws8xaYg/VPg6l8bXAgI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kGp5ws8xaYg/VPg6l8bXAgI/AAAAAAABU9k/EqG4nozWQLs/s1600/Early%2BWomen%2BMotorcycle%2BStunters%2B(5).jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 278,013
Posted By wilkinsonk
Send me a PM with your email and I'll send you...

Send me a PM with your email and I'll send you the diagram from the manual.

- Ken
Forum: Racing 03-23-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6,110
Views: 762,405
Posted By wilkinsonk
Perhaps a new strategy to get these two fast...

Perhaps a new strategy to get these two fast young guys some rally leadership experience in a "less threatening" environment?
Forum: Racing 02-07-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
Okay, but we were never conclusive?

Okay, but we were never conclusive?
Forum: Racing 02-06-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
Been asked previously and the consensus was that...

Been asked previously and the consensus was that nobody is sure.
Forum: Racing 01-30-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,094
Posted By wilkinsonk
One thing I noticed was that the time of day...

One thing I noticed was that the time of day played a big part in reading the dunes effectively. Mid day when the sun was straight overhead made everything flatten out and lose depth. This made...
Forum: Racing 01-29-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2,431
Views: 508,308
Posted By wilkinsonk
On the RMS page they say the F2R comes with a 1.5...

On the RMS page they say the F2R comes with a 1.5 amp.

As for the ICO, the current manual didn't list an inline fuse, just says:
"Hook the RED wire to the battery's plus side and the BLACK wire...
Forum: Racing 01-29-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
You can even get your position ready for next...

You can even get your position ready for next year's Dakar!

http://static.mijnwebwinkel.nl/winkel/timcoronel/full32887708.jpg
Forum: Trials 01-25-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,871
Posted By wilkinsonk
I use a Nightrider light sometimes, but was...

I use a Nightrider light sometimes, but was toying with the idea of running a Rigid Industries LED off the bike power (I had already had the light). That way the Nightrider would be on the helmet...
Forum: Racing 01-24-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6,110
Views: 762,405
Posted By wilkinsonk
So if I read that correctly, KTM is feeling a...

So if I read that correctly, KTM is feeling a little pressure from HRC and this may have impacted on the decision to run KTM and Huskie next teams year? :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 01-24-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 278,013
Posted By wilkinsonk
Not sure about the new FI WR450s, but the wheels...

Not sure about the new FI WR450s, but the wheels from the steel frame bikes fit the 07-11 aluminum frame ones. The rotors are different (round versus wave) but otherwise the hubs and rims are the...
Forum: Racing 01-23-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
That's Helder and Barreda waiting on Goncalves....

That's Helder and Barreda waiting on Goncalves. First one by is Price, then Gonk. Remember, last stage was reverse starting order.
Forum: Racing 01-19-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6,110
Views: 762,405
Posted By wilkinsonk
I have a feeling that they may have been able to...

I have a feeling that they may have been able to look far enough ahead (as it seems like a slight decent) so as to recognize the short cuts that they ended up taking. Just a guess.
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
Troy, Sincere thanks for the lesson. I'll...

Troy,

Sincere thanks for the lesson. I'll have to admit I'm only an enthusiast when it comes to cars, so I didn't notice the nuances that you mentioned. When I'm on a tight trail and the trees...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
Quote: Originally Posted by Luna Negra View...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Luna Negra View Post
I bet he regrets saying that the Dakar was too easy for him. Too bad, but he came off as being a little arrogant for his first year. One to watch...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
In all fairness, the crash that Coma had (caught...

In all fairness, the crash that Coma had (caught on the iPhone or something) could just as easily snapped his bar. Sometimes you get lucky. In this case, luck was not on JBB's side. I think that...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
Ned, did you by chance just let a cat out of the...

Ned, did you by chance just let a cat out of the bag?
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
In the blink of an eye, boom. JC: "You okay...

In the blink of an eye, boom.

JC: "You okay bud?
RG: "Yah, I'm okay and the car's okay too"

And I'm guessing they were back on the road driving just as fast shortly after. Have to love it...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
ToKo, Those videos will most likely end up...

ToKo,

Those videos will most likely end up in the Dakar build-up thread next year. They're certainly thorough. Thanks for putting in the effort.

- Ken
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
HRC will get a lot more exposure from Laia...

HRC will get a lot more exposure from Laia placing 8th than from JIE placing anywhere out of the top 3. She has a huge presence in Spain and is well known in Europe for her victories in Trials and...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
Verhoeven and Pain Revel in the Beauty of Ruta 40...

Verhoeven and Pain Revel in the Beauty of Ruta 40

Yamaha Netherlands Verhoeven Team’s Frans Verhoeven and Yamaha Factory Racing Rally Team Yamalube’s Olivier Pain once again gave it their all...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
Initial finish order was different, but penalties...

Initial finish order was different, but penalties (engine change) having now been applied...the ranking for the day have changed.
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
Beat me to it.

Beat me to it.
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
I knew it! That RebelX way of doing business...

I knew it! That RebelX way of doing business must be infectious. Just like your good friend as a kid who forgets all about you once he discovers girls.
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
Where's the Benny Hill music when you need it! ...

Where's the Benny Hill music when you need it! :lol3

http://youtu.be/MK6TXMsvgQg

HRC's new Director Sportif:
...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
Barreda wins, Gonçalves threatens Joan...

Barreda wins, Gonçalves threatens

Joan Barreda has his second consecutive victory and Paulo Gonçalves has not released the pressure on Marc Coma.

Already a winner the day before in Cachi, Joan...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
Thanks Carlos! HRC is playing it smart. Maybe...

Thanks Carlos! HRC is playing it smart. Maybe they are hoping Coma will have an engine related mechanical in the coming two days. If not, they still secure 2nd spot on the podium.
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/97/d9/0001d997_me...

http://pix.avaxnews.com/avaxnews/97/d9/0001d997_medium.jpeg

versus:

http://www.boano.com/cgi-bin/allegati/2014717125545.jpg
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl Now that's funny,...

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

Now that's funny, Barreda helping Gonk navigate. JBB is a great pilot, and okay with his navigation, but I don't think he has much to offer Goncalves in that regard.
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
Follow the quads? He rides a quad, as do all of...

Follow the quads? He rides a quad, as do all of the old farts...

:hide
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 880,209
Posted By wilkinsonk
I think they've come into a better understanding...

I think they've come into a better understanding of the bike and have adjusted chassis/suspension accordingly. All three riders (Pain, Metge, Botturi) were producing better stage results as we...
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