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Old 01-07-2013, 07:15 PM   #3301
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This guy, as with Manuel and others like them, embodies the true spirit of this rally... BRAVO!!!

Go Don!!!
WOW!

Go Don...talk about heart!
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:15 PM   #3302
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Yamaha in the late 80s, 90s

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can they lighten the ballast?
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:17 PM   #3303
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This is a bad year for me to try and follow the Dakar. I'm keeping up with this thread the best I can.

But I thought I'd chime in quickly with a quote of something someone wrote on the youtube video that is a compiliation of spectator videos on Robby Gordon from last year's Dakar.

"Es el depredador del desierto, su auto está diseñado para saltar y destrozarlo todo incluyendo a las Buggys y Mini drivers que son un estorbo a su paso. Es el díos del desierto."


Google Translation:

"Is desert predator, his car is designed to jump and smash everything including the Buggys and Mini drivers that are a hindrance in their path. He is the god of the desert."


(Actually, have you ever seen a better sounding online translation?)
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:23 PM   #3304
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This is a bad year for me to try and follow the Dakar. I'm keeping up with this thread the best I can.

But I thought I'd chime in quickly with a quote of something someone wrote on the youtube video that is a compiliation of spectator videos on Robby Gordon from last year's Dakar.

"Es el depredador del desierto, su auto está diseñado para saltar y destrozarlo todo incluyendo a las Buggys y Mini drivers que son un estorbo a su paso. Es el díos del desierto."


Google Translation:

"Is desert predator, his car is designed to jump and smash everything including the Buggys and Mini drivers that are a hindrance in their path. He is the god of the desert."


(Actually, have you ever seen a better sounding online translation?)
Nice, got a link to that compilation?
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:23 PM   #3305
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I was referring to the fuel injection pressure pump.

I don't know for sure, but I would bet the Honda F.I. pump is probably external.
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they ran a dual fuel pump system

(one internal/one external)


that could be switched over quickly if one failed.

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the honda has 5 tanks!
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:33 PM   #3306
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Nice, got a link to that compilation?
Yep, put it together myself last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3v8cUD2K9w

*pats self on back*

It was easy to do, I only had to be willing to waste a ton of time looking through extremely boring spectator videos looking for an exciting few seconds.

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Old 01-07-2013, 07:37 PM   #3307
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Any Spanish speakers want to take a crack at this tweet from Carlos Sainz? Google translate wasn't exactly revealing...

"Malas noticias. La organización ha decidido volver a ponernos la penalización de los 21 mnts. Una vergüenza dan ganas de coger las maletas.

"Bad news. The organization has decided to reinstate the 21 minute penalty. An embarrassment (that) gives me the urge to pick up (pack, more probably) my suitcases."


You owe me a beer. Mexican.



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Old 01-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #3308
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Damn. Don is the iron man of 2013. Here's to hoping he brings it in.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #3309
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #3310
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Just a quick update:

I spoke to Don's wife a few minutes ago. Don is still riding towards the end of the special under his own power. Bike is busted up and he may or may not be hurt himself. Bike has no lights, route book, or nav systems (compass). ASO medical team are following him in to the end of the special.

Long story short lets keep our fingers crossed. He is not out of the race yet. When he gets to the bivioac and gets cleared medically then the big question is whether or not they can make the bike ridable for tomorrow. We will let everyone know once we know.
That's better news about Don. Amazing that he's still going. I have this image in my mind of him limping his bike and himself through the desert, with the medical team following like vultures.

Here's one for rulebook ric678 and the other experts: Assuming he can keep riding, is there a cutoff time by which he has to make the ASS or the bivouac before being disqualified? Or, is he in it until he misses his start time for tomorrow's stage (and by how much can he miss the start time before he's disqualified)?

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Old 01-07-2013, 07:45 PM   #3311
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I spoke with Chavo this evening. After starting 150th, he said the track was destroyed. So much dust and fesh fesh and that every fesh fesh section was just a disaster to get through after 149 bikes before him. But he is in good spirits and pledges to "keep going like the energizer bunny."

He's such a good guy and so badly wants a good result while promoting Bolivia for hopeful inclusion next year.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:46 PM   #3312
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Any reports of HRC bikes running out of fuel?? Or maybe they placed the secret stash behind the right dune...
I didn't see anyone answer you on this but yes, Helder ran out of fuel yesterday and had to wait for Pizzolito to catch up to swap some of the good stuff.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:57 PM   #3313
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Hi boys, like my hat?

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Old 01-07-2013, 08:03 PM   #3314
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Hi boys, like my hat?

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Old 01-07-2013, 08:05 PM   #3315
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Hi boys, like my hat?
Nope. Dislike it so much, I even refuse to include the picture when I quote your post


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