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Forum: Trip Planning 01-17-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 942
Posted By kamanya
South Africa and Namibia...

South Africa and Namibia (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=637275&highlight=henk+tankwa)
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 780,362
Posted By kamanya
I expect in the future, when those few and rare...

I expect in the future, when those few and rare Dakar bike are offered up for sale, the question that a savy buyer will most want to know will be, "did this bike do Dakar 2015 and did it make it past...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 67,101
Posted By kamanya
To buy (hmmm, an Iquiqe in the future then see...

To buy (hmmm, an Iquiqe in the future then see I), or just had the opportunity?

For a rally bike enthusiast who can't afford yet to own these jewels, (I and I would guess many others are in my...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 780,362
Posted By kamanya
What's really very impressive about those crashes...

What's really very impressive about those crashes is that the chopper arrives in under 4 minutes from the first crash!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-05-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,600
Posted By kamanya
Nope, I just visited the local bolt shop with the...

Nope, I just visited the local bolt shop with the KTM one and asked for a standard black high tensile replacement.

Like this,

http://i16.ebayimg.com/04/i/001/3a/f8/1386_35.JPG
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-02-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,600
Posted By kamanya
Over the years, I've found these bolts to be a...

Over the years, I've found these bolts to be a pain in the arse. I know they wanted to keep the same size Allen key hole for both sized bolts, but this puts the bigger bolt at risk of stripping.
...
Forum: Racing 12-10-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,541
Posted By kamanya
The professional full TV edit for the Amageza; ...

The professional full TV edit for the Amageza;

This'll give you a really good idea of the race. You sure should make an effort to visit us here in Africa next year. Dates are - 29/08/2015 to...
Forum: Racing 11-26-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,541
Posted By kamanya
ASKHAM TO KAKAMAS 4 November 2014 328km -...

ASKHAM TO KAKAMAS
4 November 2014
328km - Team Supported Race Stage
Liaison: 196km
Special: 132km

http://kamanya.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/14/11-Amageza/i-TTt7BxL/0/L/Stage%202-L.jpg

...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-18-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,331
Views: 254,690
Posted By kamanya
Michelin Desert

Michelin Desert
Forum: Racing 11-18-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,541
Posted By kamanya
Stage 1. Amageza Rallye, South Africa. ...

Stage 1. Amageza Rallye, South Africa.

http://kamanya.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/14/11-Amageza/i-sr96hMD/0/L/Stage%201-L.jpg...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 1,331
Views: 254,690
Posted By kamanya
153kph on the GPS. They are cheap locally...

153kph on the GPS.

They are cheap locally made freedlows.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,331
Views: 254,690
Posted By kamanya
Stage 1. Amageza Rallye, South Africa. ...

Stage 1. Amageza Rallye, South Africa.



<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/I8bH8PLr8ko?list=UUe52zrQbnZiwprOWmTtyDRg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Racing 11-07-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,541
Posted By kamanya
Hey you Adver's rallyista, if I can do it on a...

Hey you Adver's rallyista, if I can do it on a 990 Adventure, you sure should be able to finish on something smaller.

In total including entry fee and paying for a buddy to get a biviouac pass,...
Forum: Racing 10-31-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 44,880
Posted By kamanya
Could someone who has veiw we the video please...

Could someone who has veiw we the video please write how to do this. I am currently on a rally and can't watch it but would like to change to black on white.
Forum: Racing 10-29-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 44,880
Posted By kamanya
Trying to get more readability in bright...

Trying to get more readability in bright sunlight. I was wanting to try black font on white background.

Is there any reason for no black don't option?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By kamanya
Preload and compression up a bit. Drop forks to...

Preload and compression up a bit. Drop forks to raise the front a bit too if you are struggling. Tires, as said above, don't make a huge difference. Get your standing position comfortable - raise...
Forum: Racing 10-12-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By kamanya
Rallye Suspension Setup?

I am a curious noob. There's not much advice out there that I've found. MX, Enduro and DS'ing have their biases.

Is there a consensus? How do you prefer to run yours? What's the difference between...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 36,921
Posted By kamanya
Lol. Translated, it means; "The Top" and is...

Lol. Translated, it means; "The Top" and is pronounced "dee top"

Great trip!
Forum: Racing 10-10-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,028
Posted By kamanya
I can safely say I will easily be the biggest in...

I can safely say I will easily be the biggest in terms of weight and volume. There are only 2 LC8's racing this one. My buddy will be on a 950SE.
...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,015
Posted By kamanya
I have no problem muscling it up fully loaded. My...

I have no problem muscling it up fully loaded. My haemorrhoids however are never keen... And on days of heavy diarrhoea, it's pot luck.

Click on video image for a few demo's.

...
Forum: Racing 09-26-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 628
Posted By kamanya
Rallye opportunity in South Africa 1 November

It's a long shot, but one of you may be crazy enough to try it.

This rallye - Amageza (http://amageza.com/2014/) (it means crazy in our language) Kicks off in a remote area in Northern South...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,368
Posted By kamanya
How can you be certain it was them? That...

How can you be certain it was them?

That sits very close to where boots go.
Forum: Racing 09-14-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,744
Posted By kamanya
Rossi looked just about as pleased as he's ever...

Rossi looked just about as pleased as he's ever been topping the warm-up charts this morning.

Pedrosa seems to be having major issues, he's a second off in warm-up?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-13-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,467
Posted By kamanya
I too was interested in this. I turned off the...

I too was interested in this. I turned off the right tank and ran the left tank dry.

From light on to running dry was just over 40km, so theoretically 80km's with both tanks from light on. I was...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-06-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,002
Posted By kamanya
Johan, It might be that the 990's readings on the...

Johan, It might be that the 990's readings on the header are not accurate due to the header being considerably cleaner than the 950's one. This affects the emissivity ratings...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By kamanya
I know for certain that the front spacers are...

I know for certain that the front spacers are different lengths, but same OD -

OEM
http://kamanya.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/12/01-950-Refresh/i-q8XffkJ/0/L/nearly%20done%20009-L.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,879
Posted By kamanya
A pretty funny and scientific investigation into...

A pretty funny and scientific investigation into the effects of drinking and riding....

Cliff notes; One or two drinks makes you faster and smoother, only because your normal sphincter actuation...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-28-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,824
Posted By kamanya
I've had a few of those and I've never got past...

I've had a few of those and I've never got past 5000km, there was zero knob height left! Not sure how you do it?

With your throttle discipline, try out a Desert. You'll like them.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-28-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 421,018
Posted By kamanya
If there is one thing that bothers me, it is the...

If there is one thing that bothers me, it is the heaviness of the pull on these FCR's. Do you have close-ups and a brief explanation to your mod that makes the pull easier?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-27-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,824
Posted By kamanya
I don't only ride offroad. It bothers me on tar. ...

I don't only ride offroad. It bothers me on tar.

For the Scorpions and some Knobs like the desert, it isn't needed. But a few E09's have really needed it.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-27-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,824
Posted By kamanya
Both of them once worn in are pretty good. I'd...

Both of them once worn in are pretty good. I'd give the Desert the one up here over the 09. Right out of the shop the 09 is a bit slick.

Pro's and cons of both;

09
Cons;

Needs a good run of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-26-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,048
Posted By kamanya
Well, you get 5 gold stars for persistence!

Well, you get 5 gold stars for persistence!
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-26-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,824
Posted By kamanya
I tend to be pretty hard on the tires, so don't...

I tend to be pretty hard on the tires, so don't get great milage out of any knobbed tires generally.

Once up to a jamboree, I was on gravel most of the way just tripping on my own and put it on...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-25-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,824
Posted By kamanya
I've used 3 of the new version Deserts. Not...

I've used 3 of the new version Deserts.

Not much difference to the original ones that I could tell. Felt the same, hooked up the same and lasted the same.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-21-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 64,918
Posted By kamanya
Left seems a bit shorter than the right?

Left seems a bit shorter than the right?
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 302,156
Posted By kamanya
Well, as I was minding my own business and idly...

Well, as I was minding my own business and idly surfing the innards of the super cavern called ADVrider, I fortuitously and with great enjoyment, came across this superbly told and masterly...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-03-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 24,002
Posted By kamanya
Stay with the Terraflex. Rather ride one...

Stay with the Terraflex.

Rather ride one tire bald than have two half used ones.

In the end, it feels far more satisfying to have really used up one to within an inch of its life than to have 2...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-25-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,267
Posted By kamanya
I burnt the rear cylinder on my 950. It was...

I burnt the rear cylinder on my 950. It was jetted too lean. I had it re-bored and re-nicasilled. The 1 over size piston had a "2" on it.

My guess is that the factory has sent you factory...
Forum: Vendors 06-23-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,611
Posted By kamanya
Oh FFS! When will it end?

Oh FFS! When will it end?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-19-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,328
Posted By kamanya
He took it apart to see if the piston was worn,...

He took it apart to see if the piston was worn, it is not necessary to do this if you want to do this mod.
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