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Old 12-07-2011, 10:57 AM   #211
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The question of service and spares was asked in another thread, I addressed it there and thought I'd share it here also.

I'm sure everyone will have a different service schedule, mostly based on budget for parts and mechanics.

My plans are oil change, oil filter cleaning and new air filter daily. Tires and mousses will go no more than two days per set, some only one day depending on terrain and conditions. I have three wheel sets, two of the rears have cush drives. The third rear wheel I'll use as a back up or if I know there is lots of sand and no street liasons. Each wheel set is complete with rotors so we should not need to replace any of those as they will be on rotation. Brake pads will be changed on a as needed basis. Chain and rear sporcket should go the distance but we will change on the rest day as a precaution. A fresh engine will go in on rest day and I will have a third "just in case". I also have second set of Ohlins forks and shock that will get exchanged on the rest day.

I will have virtualy a complete bike in spares with me, everything from subframe, swingarm, triple clamp, radiators, cables, throttle body, fuel pump, electrical components to extra nuts and bolts. Hopefully that box never gets opened. I also have extra grips in a few different styles I can change if they get worn out or if it looks like it may be wet.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:03 AM   #212
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Here's a pic from the 2008 Sand Blast Rally, we first met at the XPLOR Pine Barrens 2007 but I don't have a pic from that event. You always impressed me at the Rallys we rode, and I have a clip of you on my PC rippin on the Aprilla 550, that I play when I want to show what we do for fun. In my spare time I'll post it here.



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Jack,

That is when all this began! The Xplor PB event in 2007 was my first experience ever riding in sand, had a blast! Then came SB in 2008, first off road rally, disapointing finish with an electrical problem but still had a great time only to come back for more the following years. Who knew where this would lead...

I hope I can share some great tales of the DAKAR with you at SandBlast 2012.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:09 AM   #213
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I hope I can share some great tales of the DAKAR with you at SandBlast 2012.
I was hoping you would make it, William!
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:37 PM   #214
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You website is great! Try to get some rest when you can ... otherwise, keep pushing!
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:00 AM   #215
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I hope I can share some great tales of the DAKAR with you at SandBlast 2012.
Cool looking forward to meeting you and hearing some Dakar stories in person. You going to ride your Dakar bike at Sandblast?
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:47 PM   #216
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What do molten metal, lube and stainless screen have in common? New entries in the blog!

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Protective screens for the radiators.
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:58 AM   #217
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What do molten metal, lube and stainless screen have in common? New entries in the blog!

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Protective screens for the radiators.
Watching your pictures from the bike i was wondering why do you use the heavy big original exhaust ?

I Europe we get a second smaller and lighter exhaust ( Akrapovic ) when you buy a Husky 449 from the dealer. Also you have more power and more torque withe the Akrapovic exhaust. Better and lighter again is the complete titanium line from Akrapovic, but also very expensive ( 1500,- Euro )

But there are a lot of other nice light powerfull exhausts on the market, think about it !
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:42 AM   #218
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Watching your pictures from the bike i was wondering why do you use the heavy big original exhaust ?
I have a different exhaust, had not fitted it to the bike yet in the picture sequence.
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Old 12-10-2011, 06:09 AM   #219
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Jack,

That is when all this began! The Xplor PB event in 2007 was my first experience ever riding in sand, had a blast! Then came SB in 2008, first off road rally, disapointing finish with an electrical problem but still had a great time only to come back for more the following years. Who knew where this would lead...

I hope I can share some great tales of the DAKAR with you at SandBlast 2012.
Bill: I've met a lot of great riders and made a bunch of good freinds from the Pine Barrens events. The synergy created over the years is still picking up momentum and some intresting alliances have resulted from riders meeting each other. I'm not sure if the Pine Barrens RallyMoto team will be at Sand Blast, but we do have a AA enduro guy who wants enter this year on his 690, we'll see.

Our next PB event is April 14th and 15th, 2012, maybe you could give a presentation of your Dakar experience at the Dinner.

Here's a pic of you and the other instructors from the Performance Center at the 2007 PB XPLOR event.



Good Luck and God Speed.

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Old 12-10-2011, 09:57 AM   #220
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:57 AM   #221
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Jut saw the bike in its way to the first shake down....it looks amazing!
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:34 PM   #222
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BC61 and I rode close to 100 miles today; a good shakedown for the DAKAR bike. Man, he was looking good on that bike. The bike performed flawlessly and is a seriously well thought out performance machine ... certainly appears to be up to the job!

I was on the HP2 and had a total ball! I've never jumped that bike like I did today; what a blast!

I hope Bill can post the pics and vids I took today ...

GO BC61 !!!!


... p.s., thanks for the chow Sweets, I really needed it!!!
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:11 PM   #224
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2 things I learned in Australia:

1. Rim locks and mousse...not needed. We dumped the rim locks after the first day. We pulled the mousse out of the tires and relubed them every night and one mousse lasted 3 or so days until something sliced it up inside the tire.


2. I didn't see whether you had a mechanic or not but having a mechanic is key. I did some of my own work in Australia but shared a mechanic with another rider and that was about the best thing to have was someone else to deal with the bike. It was nice in Australia but could be critical in Dakar.
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:12 PM   #225
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