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Forum: Australia 04-22-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 108,427
Posted By Dakar Dan
That WR chain slap racket is due in large part to...

That WR chain slap racket is due in large part to a loosely fitting chain slider. Some double sided weatherstrip adhesive tape between the slider and swingarm quietens it a lot. You really need to...
Forum: Australia 02-23-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 29,286
Posted By Dakar Dan
Doing a little bit of planning: anyone know if...

Doing a little bit of planning: anyone know if there is a non-bitumen route from Parachilna up to the Beltana turnoff 20km north? The railway line might have an access track but looks like it veers...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-23-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,097
Posted By Dakar Dan
Warraweena is a top spot. Camped at Halleys Hut...

Warraweena is a top spot. Camped at Halleys Hut there on a couple of occasions in the 4WD but haven't been back on the bike (yet!). Both times I was there, the tracks out to the south were washed...
Forum: OZ Vendors 02-23-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,032
Posted By Dakar Dan
Put me down for two thanks, Sol. See you there.

Put me down for two thanks, Sol.
See you there.
Forum: Racing 01-17-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 30,773
Posted By Dakar Dan
Therapeutic hypothermia reduces the metabolic...

Therapeutic hypothermia reduces the metabolic requirements of not just the brain but many of the body's organ's metabolic requirements to "tickover" pace. This reduces the amount of byproducts...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Bang Bang Barreda aims for first place in the...

Bang Bang Barreda aims for first place in the Custom Bobber show 'n shine category.
Forum: Racing 01-17-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Is it two duplicate boxes for Malle Moto class...

Is it two duplicate boxes for Malle Moto class this year that leapfrog each other at the bivvies? Puts a little less pressure each support truck as it shortcuts to every second overnighter, gets...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Maybe a fuel line "spider". Switchable collector...

Maybe a fuel line "spider". Switchable collector to pump fuel from the different tanks maybe?
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
...or test cricket!

...or test cricket!
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Thats why they pay them the big bucks. Probably...

Thats why they pay them the big bucks. Probably not their plan A but could be a possible contingency in lieu of a podium. Yamaha have invested big $ this year, as have Honda, and will be trying to...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
+1 Sherco was shaping up to be one of the...

+1
Sherco was shaping up to be one of the unsung success stories of this year's Dakar. They've still acheived great things for a small factory.
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
True, but therein lies the work of the marketing...

True, but therein lies the work of the marketing dept to capitalize on that message. With most of Yamaha's enduro competitors now using the YZ platform in favour of the WR, it could indicate a shift...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Perhaps it's been part of Yamaha's team (and...

Perhaps it's been part of Yamaha's team (and subsequent marketing) strategy all along to wring the whole race out of one engine at the expense of overall placing. A brave move with the YZF vs WRF for...
Forum: Australia 01-12-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By Dakar Dan
Yep, they're a MoFo to access. The WRF requires...

Yep, they're a MoFo to access. The WRF requires the whole rear subframe tilted and rear shock removed. With a bit of practice, you can do a bit of "keyhole" surgery (main, pilot jets, acc pump...
Forum: Australia 01-12-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 42,171
Posted By Dakar Dan
Out yet, or a pending publication? Either way...

Out yet, or a pending publication? Either way would be a great read. Allan is another of the Dakar's quiet acheivers, plugging away with solid performances.

The altitude over the next couple of...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
0530 Eastern. 0230 in Perth.

0530 Eastern. 0230 in Perth.
Forum: Racing 01-12-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Viladoms and Duclos only 50 seconds apart for...

Viladoms and Duclos only 50 seconds apart for overall second place.
Forum: Racing 01-12-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Duclos has jumped up to 6th at WP11, Sanz holding...

Duclos has jumped up to 6th at WP11, Sanz holding on to 10-11th position.
Forum: Australia 01-11-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By Dakar Dan
There's a tiny spring, washer and o ring on the...

There's a tiny spring, washer and o ring on the end of the screw. You mught have the screw out of the threads but one of these loose components still holding it in there.
Forum: Racing 01-10-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Come down and do the Aus Safari in September,...

Come down and do the Aus Safari in September, Brimstone!
Forum: Australia 01-10-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By Dakar Dan
Surely there's gotta be some merit in expanding...

Surely there's gotta be some merit in expanding the Victorian Recreational Registration scheme nationally. There is a growing trend to standardise national road laws. Vic is normally a bit more of a...
Forum: Australia 01-10-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5,002
Views: 208,741
Posted By Dakar Dan
Is that one of the lesser known PAR leading out...

Is that one of the lesser known PAR leading out of Warraweena? Vague memories of a Pad I Warta station/land tucked South East of there.
Forum: Racing 01-10-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Hearing Rub al Khali mentioned reminded me of the...

Hearing Rub al Khali mentioned reminded me of the low tech but very effective centuries-old "Mecca method" (of cooling pilgrims originally) by placing them in a string hammock in the shade, spraying...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Can't give you the technical term (might need to...

Can't give you the technical term (might need to phone an ENT nurse or surgeon for that!) but your tongue swells as your mouth dries and you dehydrate severely. As it normally extends nearly all the...
Forum: Australia 01-10-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 42,171
Posted By Dakar Dan
Shane seems to be getting stronger as the race...

Shane seems to be getting stronger as the race progresses. Finished in the thirties today, after a stage of hellish heat and carnage. O'Connor and Robbo also looking steady. Rest day tomorrow, before...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Christophe is spot on. Once the ambient...

Christophe is spot on.

Once the ambient temp is higher than that of your body (37 celcius), you can no longer shed the heat produced by normal metabolism but begin to absorb it instead. If your...
Forum: Australia 01-08-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 42,171
Posted By Dakar Dan
Still no news on Grabbo. If he was on the start...

Still no news on Grabbo. If he was on the start list but didn't make the start of the SS, looks like he may have crashed within the first liaison section. Speeds are controlled there but there's the...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Allez Sherco! Congrats Pedrero on the stage win....

Allez Sherco! Congrats Pedrero on the stage win. Is this a first for the underdog French manufacturer?
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Thought I heard an Aussie accent amongst the...

Thought I heard an Aussie accent amongst the recovery crew. Onya, Troy!
Forum: Australia 01-08-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 42,171
Posted By Dakar Dan
Anyone heard if Grabbo started today and crashed...

Anyone heard if Grabbo started today and crashed on liason, or is listing crash damage from yesterday's stage (unrepairable in marathon bivvy) as withdrawal? Either way, gutted for him and his team.
Forum: Racing 01-08-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Anyone have further info on the withdrawals of...

Anyone have further info on the withdrawals of Grabham and Davidson :cry? Looks like they didn't start today's SS. Damage from yesterday's first marathon stage unrepairable, or were they disallowed...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Perhaps Grabbo, Gonk and Sam can claim some...

Perhaps Grabbo, Gonk and Sam can claim some neutralised time as they assisted the injured Faria while off-piste. Good to see that the spirit of camaraderie is strong out there. Hope he's not too...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Strange remote-spectating another event in the...

Strange remote-spectating another event in the Southern hemisphere, where it is also summer but about 16 hours behind us time-wise. Anyways, here's a link to some updated news, especially for the...
Forum: Australia 01-07-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 42,171
Posted By Dakar Dan
Major bummer. Looks like Ben was up into third...

Major bummer. Looks like Ben was up into third place near the top. Buy ay…that's how they make the race harder each year. Too easy to make little errors when your brain is clouded by hypoxia at that...
Forum: Racing 01-07-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Any news on Grabbo? looked like he was creeping...

Any news on Grabbo? looked like he was creeping up on the leaders ascending to the waypoint on top but dropped many places on the way down to the finish.

Edit: The Aussie forum update suggests Ben...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Bummer about Peter (#167). Glad to hear he's...

Bummer about Peter (#167). Glad to hear he's physically OK. Has he actually been DQ'd by ASO or has he retired due to the fire damage to his bike? I would have thought a full DQ a bit heavy handed by...
Forum: Australia 01-06-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 42,171
Posted By Dakar Dan
You know that girl that can suck start a leaf...

You know that girl that can suck start a leaf blower? You should see her with a 450RR!
Forum: Racing 01-06-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Latest Dakar stage two newsreel (read in the best...

Latest Dakar stage two newsreel (read in the best of British stiff-upper-lip anchorman style):

Bam Bam shows bull a bigger set of balls, while Hardy says "Hello, helo" after heated debate with...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Through WP4 (about halfway through the SS) in...

Through WP4 (about halfway through the SS) in 161st position. The intermediate waypoints (other than WP4) have had no data displayed for any of the riders today. WP99 is the end of the SS, so it...
Forum: Racing 01-06-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12,229
Views: 815,939
Posted By Dakar Dan
Maybe he got a real up-close close and personal...

Maybe he got a real up-close close and personal look and can confirm it was definitely a bull. And I'm not talkin' about the horns. Cue the red cape and matador gags now:

"Well, if you're gonna...
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