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Forum: Racing 03-13-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 101,514
Posted By mtrehy
Problem isn't too much air it's the velocity of...

Problem isn't too much air it's the velocity of it. Port and valve sizes for 690 are not going to be optimum for 450. Will be low on torque at low rpm and need to be worked very hard. If you can rev...
Forum: Racing 04-10-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,349
Posted By mtrehy
It's not how I remember it unfortunately! It's...

It's not how I remember it unfortunately! It's flat for the first 30km or so, 50km of an old bedouin route - bid wide desert highway. A few huge climbs separated by miles of open desert and a bit of...
Forum: Racing 04-10-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,349
Posted By mtrehy
If last day is the same as the last few years...

If last day is the same as the last few years then it's pretty flat and very few technical sections where Sam can claw back significant time and get past.

Also not much complex navigation so...
Forum: Racing 04-08-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 17,349
Posted By mtrehy
He started 2 minutes after Coma, caught him and...

He started 2 minutes after Coma, caught him and Goncalves up and then looking at the PC times they rode together. He should be 2.10ish in front but will start in front tomorrow. Will be a chess game...
Forum: Racing 02-01-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 101,514
Posted By mtrehy
Hey John, Good luck with the project -...

Hey John,

Good luck with the project - sounds interesting and will be keen to see the dyno charts.

With the valve and port sizes as they are it is going to struggle until it's at high rpm....
Forum: Racing 12-20-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 185,554
Posted By mtrehy
http://world.honda.com/Dakar/lpl_interview/02/ ...

http://world.honda.com/Dakar/lpl_interview/02/
http://world.honda.com/news/2012/c121220Dakar-Rally-3-Riders/index.html?from=r
Forum: Racing 12-13-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 185,554
Posted By mtrehy
http://world.honda.com/Dakar/lpl_interview/01/inde...

http://world.honda.com/Dakar/lpl_interview/01/index.html
Forum: Racing 11-28-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,663
Posted By mtrehy
Hey Bob, I've done the Abu Dhabi Desert...

Hey Bob,


I've done the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge for the last few years on a CRF. I've got lots of rally spares for that bike and pretty sure I have a spare ICO somewhere you could have...
Forum: Racing 07-17-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 185,554
Posted By mtrehy
Personally I will be fairly surprised if the...

Personally I will be fairly surprised if the set-up is all that much more than a tidied up and slightly improved version of the current honda-europe bikes.

Probably the same rear end with maybe a...
Forum: Racing 05-03-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,259
Posted By mtrehy
Szia - looks fun, but too technical for my...

Szia - looks fun, but too technical for my ability! Straight line across the desert is easier...

I spend a couple of weeks a year in hungary and have a house near gyor. Keep meaning to buy a cheap...
Forum: Racing 04-18-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,466
Posted By mtrehy
http://timing.sporttraxx.com/races/sealine-bikes-2...

http://timing.sporttraxx.com/races/sealine-bikes-2012/#results/1

http://vulcain.iritrack.net/tdcom/posi/qatar12_front/web/index.php/display/index/pstart/1
Forum: Racing 03-28-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,784
Posted By mtrehy
He's put some real effort in and not just on his...

He's put some real effort in and not just on his bike. Lost about 20KG in the last few months.

Alan's a great guy and at 6'8" is a big strong unit. My plan is to get in front of him and when I get...
Forum: Racing 03-26-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,259
Posted By mtrehy
looks fun! I thought enduro-cross was indoors -...

looks fun! I thought enduro-cross was indoors - similar to supercross for MX.

What is the format of outdoor enduro-cross and the difference from enduro?
Forum: Racing 03-24-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,259
Posted By mtrehy
Szia! How many rounds are there? Any near...

Szia!

How many rounds are there? Any near Gyor?

I'm considering the Hungarian Baja this year but only if I can hire a CFR450X from someone. Would bring my own suspension and navigation kit...
Forum: Racing 02-24-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,784
Posted By mtrehy
I think Gaugain is riding (he's certainly fit),...

I think Gaugain is riding (he's certainly fit), so with him Sam and James there will be some awesome racing just between the dubai based riders. I would imagine the usual internationals will attend...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,278,614
Posted By mtrehy
I assume you are referring to Jenny Morgan,...

I assume you are referring to Jenny Morgan, Aussie 66 and Myself. All of whom have ridden in FIM World Cross Country Championship rallies, Jenny several FIM rallies and a Dakar, Aussie FIM and...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,278,614
Posted By mtrehy
Nasser knows more about winning Dakars than...

Nasser knows more about winning Dakars than Gordon.

2nd in 2010 and 1st in 2011 suggests that Nasser probably knows what he's doing.
Forum: Racing 01-10-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,278,614
Posted By mtrehy
Seriously mate you don't know what you're talking...

Seriously mate you don't know what you're talking about. The roadbook is not "a guide" it is the complete instructions of the days route and includes warnings of dangers, single, double and triple. ...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2012, 01:08 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,278,614
Posted By mtrehy
It should have been in the roadbook. That track...

It should have been in the roadbook. That track would have been wide open throttle for the top guys and their lives depend on the cautions in the book. ASO were totally correct to change the route as...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,750
Posted By mtrehy
Honda CRF450X is a very good option. You can...

Honda CRF450X is a very good option. You can plate it in the UK so you will be able to use it on green lanes. Perfect for enduro races and easily converted for Rally (you will see several in this...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,750
Posted By mtrehy
You can't run before you can walk. People...

You can't run before you can walk.

People riding international rally events will all have vast experience on dirt bikes beforehand - trials, motocross, enduro. You need to be highly skilled on an...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5,568
Views: 667,915
Posted By mtrehy
I think you are over complicating it. For...

I think you are over complicating it. For training you need a roadbook, an ico and something showing cap heading (eg garmin foretrex showing heading). When you think you get close to the waypoint you...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5,568
Views: 667,915
Posted By mtrehy
They send you the cables before the event with...

They send you the cables before the event with instructions that will tell you the length they need to be in order to be able to connect them up. You purchase and install the brackets.

At...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,278,614
Posted By mtrehy
religion and politics are far from simple.

religion and politics are far from simple.
Forum: Racing 01-03-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,278,614
Posted By mtrehy
it's a shame we won't find out this year.

it's a shame we won't find out this year.
Forum: Racing 01-03-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,278,614
Posted By mtrehy
RE Honda Europe, Personally I'd be careful about...

RE Honda Europe, Personally I'd be careful about making remarks like that. Until you know different then there is no reason to suspect that the team did anything other than the best they could with...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,278,614
Posted By mtrehy
The issue is less about engines and gearboxes...

The issue is less about engines and gearboxes giving up, more those little niggly faults that only show up 1 in every thousand rides and are more likely to be found and eliminated on the purpose...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,278,614
Posted By mtrehy
I don't think electrical or fuel faults can be...

I don't think electrical or fuel faults can be attributed to the rider but I do think that the more the bikes are tested the greater chances are of the rare faults showing and being rectified in a...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,278,614
Posted By mtrehy
Good Mate. Dissapointed because I was really keen...

Good Mate. Dissapointed because I was really keen to see how Sam would have gone. If he had a clear run I would have seen him top 5 with a couple of stage wins. Hopefully he'll get a few more FIM /...
Forum: Racing 01-03-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,278,614
Posted By mtrehy
This is where KTM have built a big advantage....

This is where KTM have built a big advantage. They have a purpose built rally platform being used by numerous top-level riders all providing snagging, feedback, development and durability testing....
Forum: Racing 01-03-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,278,614
Posted By mtrehy
Sam's out unfortunately. Real shame. Look...

Sam's out unfortunately. Real shame.

Look out for him in the future though.
Forum: Racing 01-02-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,278,614
Posted By mtrehy
purely mechanical according to Facebook.

purely mechanical according to Facebook.
Forum: Racing 01-02-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14,634
Views: 1,278,614
Posted By mtrehy
according to Facebook Sam has mechanical problems...

according to Facebook Sam has mechanical problems and his team are trying to get parts to him. fingers crossed.
Forum: Racing 09-29-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 65,531
Posted By mtrehy
I reckon that unless you've won several dakars,...

I reckon that unless you've won several dakars, world cross-country rallies, romaniacs, erzbergs etc you're probably not in a position to make any assessment of the ability, courage, commitment and...
Forum: Racing 08-25-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,681
Posted By mtrehy
Every friday there's loads of people riding....

Every friday there's loads of people riding. Every saturday there's a few people riding. Every other day if you look hard enough you'll find someone riding or willing to ride. All year round.
...
Forum: Racing 08-16-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,693
Posted By mtrehy
I sent you a PM. From what I have found out...

I sent you a PM.

From what I have found out the fairings are fitted to the top of the tank (I think it's a safari tank but with threaded inserts moulded into the top). The fairing is also fixed...
Forum: Racing 04-20-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5,568
Views: 667,915
Posted By mtrehy
There's some video of Coma, Faria, Renner and...

There's some video of Coma, Faria, Renner and Verburgh here:

http://www.redbull.com/cs/Satellite/en_INT/Video/Red-Bull-X-Fighters-2011-in-Dubai---Rallye-meets-021242994207366


I'm sure Coma...
Forum: Racing 04-11-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,106
Posted By mtrehy
My comment isn't specifically related to Sam -...

My comment isn't specifically related to Sam - more about the direction the sport and rule changes seem to be taking. I think Sam would be the first to agree that he has a lot to learn before he will...
Forum: Racing 04-10-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,106
Posted By mtrehy
How do you think she learnt in the first place...

How do you think she learnt in the first place mate! Hope you had a good trip home - sorry it didn't work out for you this year but thanks for all your help during the last few days.



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Forum: Racing 04-09-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,106
Posted By mtrehy
Thanks Hein - Not so hard to be consistently slow...

Thanks Hein - Not so hard to be consistently slow though!
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