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Forum: Australia 10-05-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 129
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Posted By Chaddy08
Day 4: Day 4 started with a very dusty 70km...

Day 4:
Day 4 started with a very dusty 70km transport section to the first special stage. The special started with sandy twisty tracks, that eventually opened up to more fast rocky tracks. i...
Forum: Australia 09-30-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
safari recap

Prologue:
Prologue consisted of 10.84kms in order to determine the start order for day one. Typical farm tracks, with some fence lines thrown in. I took it very very easy. So easy in fact, when i...
Forum: Australia 09-27-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
we finished

Thanks for all the kind words, we are very happy to have finished and finished with 100% achievement as well, makes all the effort and preparation worth it. I will post up a day by day account in the...
Forum: Racing 09-16-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 59,697
Posted By Chaddy08
Looking the business. Very very shiny. Would love...

Looking the business. Very very shiny. Would love to see some before and after shots safari shots haha. See you all at scrutineering tomorrow. Im off for a small ride to calm the nerves!!!

chaddy
Forum: Racing 09-14-2014, 05:37 PM
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Views: 59,697
Posted By Chaddy08
Have a safe trip over lads. If you need to do a...

Have a safe trip over lads. If you need to do a last minute shake down ride, I'm heading out wednesday arvo for a small ride to test a new front tyre (i know its pretty late for testing haha), give...
Forum: Australia 09-09-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
I have the same issue with the air box on the...

I have the same issue with the air box on the left side. I have to take out one bolt to get to air box cover off. I think its little effort compared to how good they are at saving upper body energy....
Forum: Australia 09-09-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
The finished product

Finally finished the build. Messed around with the clear plastic for a fair while trying to get the shape i needed, but its come up well in the end. Had a small electrical issue, the road book back...
Forum: Racing 09-03-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 59,697
Posted By Chaddy08
rally safe again

Anyone bothering with the 5amp in line blade fuse, on the positive lead for the Rally safe unit? Seems like over kill, the unit should have some kinda surge protection in it anyway
Forum: Australia 08-31-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
We have sorted the mousse not fitting problem,...

We have sorted the mousse not fitting problem, thanks to inmate Jaybo. our rims are too small... Was nice to meet you John, and thanks for taking the time to help us out, and your tips regarding...
Forum: Australia 08-29-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
mousses

Thanks for all the good info on here, stuff like this is vital for amateurs like me and chris getting into rallying.

We had a better go at fitting the mousse onto my rim today. It did take 3...
Forum: Australia 08-27-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
We only have the straight levers, I'm going to...

We only have the straight levers, I'm going to get two of the curved ones tomorrow.

Its so frustrating, it gets so close, but because the mousse is down in the valley on one side, it pulls the...
Forum: Australia 08-27-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
yeah it does. Ive had myself and my house...

yeah it does.

Ive had myself and my house mate standing on top of the tyre trying to get the mousse down, and me standing on it with him trying to lever it down as well. gets 3/4 of the way and...
Forum: Australia 08-27-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
Ok so i started watching videos and got annoyed...

Ok so i started watching videos and got annoyed at how easy it seems for other to do it, so had another shot at fitting the mousse. Same result i took photos this time, hopefully someone can tell me...
Forum: Australia 08-27-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
Thats for the all the tips Im going to have...

Thats for the all the tips

Im going to have another crack tomorrow, and see if i can get the technique down a little better. The main problem i was having was once i had the first bead on, the...
Forum: Australia 08-26-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
mousse attempt no. 1

Me and Chris had a go at putting an M16 mousse into a michelin Desert Front tyre onto my stock DRZ400 rims yesterday. It all started out fine, lubed the tyre fit the mousse into the tyre and got the...
Forum: Australia 08-23-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
Another solid training ride today. I had all the...

Another solid training ride today. I had all the nav gear and RS mounting hardware bolted on, but no electrics wired in just yet. The weight is noticeable, but didn't feel as though it was...
Forum: Australia 08-21-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
Hey bully1, that would be awesome, ill send you a...

Hey bully1, that would be awesome, ill send you a PM

cheers
Forum: Australia 08-20-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
jurien, road book

Had a little sand ride up at Jurien over the weekend. The fishing and weather was too good to ride all day so we fit in a couple of hours of soft sand in the arvo.
...
Forum: Racing 08-18-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 59,697
Posted By Chaddy08
ahh so it is just a long hold. Is that how every...

ahh so it is just a long hold. Is that how every remote thumb switch works.
it was seriously annoying having to "long hold" the button whilst going through bumps etc and trying to operate the clutch...
Forum: Racing 08-18-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 59,697
Posted By Chaddy08
resetting ICO

This may be a stupid question, but with resetting the ICO distance, my ICO takes a long hold of the button to reset the distance, not just pushing the button once at the distance setting back o zero....
Forum: Australia 08-12-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
Laugh building up

I had the day off from Uni today so got stuck into some of the bike build

Started with the rally safe mounting, and associated antenna mount...
Forum: Australia 08-11-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
chammy's top tip

So the mousse front looks pretty dry... no pun intended
Spoke to the shop (won't name it) we order our michy mousses off about 2 months ago, and he finally fronted up and said he wouldn't be able to...
Forum: Racing 08-09-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 59,697
Posted By Chaddy08
what are you guys planning to do with the antenna...

what are you guys planning to do with the antenna for the RS. Much like the actual unit, it is not small.... and has to have clear view of the sky facing up....
Forum: Australia 08-08-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
front. I want to go with michelin, but not 100%...

front. I want to go with michelin, but not 100% sure about the M15 mousses
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
do people think a linswood mousse would last the...

do people think a linswood mousse would last the whole safari with two re lubes. Day 3 and day 5?
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
I looked on adventure spec, when trying to order...

I looked on adventure spec, when trying to order two m16 mousses, it says the items are not available in the quantity i have requested and they will be backordered.

RMATV have the m15 and not the...
Forum: Australia 08-07-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
mousses

We are having a bit of trouble getting our hands on the michelin mousses we ordered. The tyre shop we bought them off, said they would have them in in 2 weeks. That was over a month ago and now they...
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
training update, rally safe.....again

Just thought id jump on here and give a quick update of our progress over the last week or so.

In terms of physical training, its definitely paying off. We went for a 350km burn on saturday over,...
Forum: Australia 07-29-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
The berg has the usual mods for fuel, running the...

The berg has the usual mods for fuel, running the 6.5 lt safari tank which sits over the top of the stock tank, and the 10lt rear tank.
For roadbook set up, it has the ktm roadbook mount frame...
Forum: Australia 07-29-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
Wicked Sponsorship

It is with great pleasure, that Chris and I can announce that our major title sponsor for the 2014 Australasian Safari is Perth Exhibition Power and Lighting (PELP). Our race name will be "PELP...
Forum: Racing 07-27-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 59,697
Posted By Chaddy08
tyre choice

After similar deliberation, ive gone with 2 x mich desert front and 3 x AC10 rear. I find the D606 is terrible in the soft sand, the knobs are to close together to actually "grip" any decent amount...
Forum: Racing 07-25-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 59,697
Posted By Chaddy08
Mid next week. I'm having the awkward money...

Mid next week. I'm having the awkward money transfer conversation monday...haha Yeah it has been a long slog for us as well. We made a big sponsorship proposal package the whole deal, but its hard to...
Forum: Racing 07-25-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 59,697
Posted By Chaddy08
Physical training has been going well, we have...

Physical training has been going well, we have borrowed a rowing ergo, so its been 2km time trials between the three of us in our share house, which gets interesting at times... Riding training has...
Forum: Racing 07-25-2014, 04:30 AM
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Views: 59,697
Posted By Chaddy08
Impressive training

Thats some hectic training and a long day in the saddle, perfect for safari training, impressive. Getting to the pointy end now, bring on all the road book setup pictures, builds and bling...
Forum: Australia 07-17-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
Rally safe mount

Thanks for the heads up nry. The mount looks really good, the rally safe unit gives the bike a dakar feel somewhat in place of the sentinel system haha, i wish!!!.

The problem i'm having right now...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 24,344
Posted By Chaddy08
I agree completely with geoz, finke is the same...

I agree completely with geoz, finke is the same track every year and involves two days of ~250 kms. the average bloke can handle not only the money outlay but the size, difficulty and timeframe of...
Forum: Australia 06-25-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
Lith batteries ballistic vs SSB

Thanks for all the replies and recommendations guys, i've had a look at both and now looking at the ballistic 8 cell vs the SSB LFP5L-BS. the SSB is recommended for chris' husaberg and is light and...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
battery and kick start

Ive been perusing rocky mountain atv lately and have come across the ballistic evo 2 batteries. I havent been able to find too much on the net about reliability, just that people are "happy" with...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
It's a really hard decision, and there are so...

It's a really hard decision, and there are so many choices. Obviously the terrain is going to be very different from where i normally ride in the perth hills, which makes it hard to test and be...
Forum: Australia 06-18-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 12,419
Posted By Chaddy08
tyres, mousse, exmouth training

Chris picked up our order of tyres today (mousses are another two weeks). For him and his husaberg he has gone with 3xmichelin desert rears and 2x michelin desert fronts. Me and my little drz are...
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