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Old 01-27-2013, 06:18 PM   #16
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Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Bolivia
Oddometer: 66
Dakar issues and findings

Hello advriders!
Thanks for your comments and insight.
I want to share with all of you what has been done and used in this Dakar.

In Sardegna rally, I dnfed on the last stage, and was using a stock stator with Super B Battery and STOCK headlights.
First i had thought it were the LED lights that were causing the problem, so this theory got discarded.
The second theory of the problems were oil coolers and/or heat. This also got discarded because in Sardegna I had no oil cooler and the stator failed 100m from the start. (cold engine still).
Third theory was the Super B battery. I was using a stock battery in Dakar, and still the stator failed. So this theory is also discarded.

In Dakar, I was using a Trailtech stator with a stock battery.....and it also failed.

So I have in mind experimenting with bolting on rally accesories (tanks,navigation tower, etc etc) on a 2008 CRF450R.
Some say the gearing is too close, but I believe only 1,2,3 gear are closer. 4th and specially 5th, are better on the R model.
The weakness of the X gearing is its 5th is too tall and the engine doesnt quite pull it.

So with these clarifications, what do you think?

Thanks for the advice.
DAKAR 2015 Chavo Salvatierra Racing-Bolivia
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