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Old 02-28-2011, 01:33 AM   #193
troy safari carpente
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Thumb Even more Husabergs... the KEVA 450 FE rallye'sfinal shakedown...

After the suspension testing last weekend, it was time for one final "shakedown"
of the two KEVA 450FE Rallye Husa's this past weekend.

Now with the rally screen on the front, to protect the MD holder, ICO and GPS from flying debris like sand
and stones, Kent and Martin loaded their routsheets and headed off on a 250 km test ride to familiarise
themselves and check that everything worked with the navigation equipment.

The day offered sub-zero temperatures and a mixed run of both dirt roads and forest tracks ... it was pretty
cold outside and there were a lot of icy patches on the trails in the darker parts of the woods...

About mid afternoon, we took a pause from the course checking to make a few corrections to the routesheet information.

After the break, the guys continued on the remaining 150 km's of the route...
by 18:00 PM we were back at the KEVA workshop just after dark...

We were satisfied with the day and bikes in general. The three of us stayed for a few
minutes in the workshop and talked about what was left to do ... but it felt like with
regards the suspension settings, tanks, navigation equipment and so on that everything
seemed to work well for both Kent and Martin.

We reflected that for longer stage events (driving early in the morning or late at night),
that it would be necessary to fit better lighting and illuminate the roadbook holder...
but for TUAREG, this set-up would do fine.

So that leaves us with two weeks, to tear down the bikes, give them a once over with the
spanners and a "Loctite" bath, then fit some desert mousse and treads...

Finally we will farkle the bikes with some rallye decals and so-forth... and pack the bus!
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