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Old 10-31-2013, 09:29 AM   #31
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Looking forward to seeing it out in the desert!

Congratulations!
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:41 AM   #32
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Funny on the repeater, who was the previous owner of the bike?
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:53 AM   #33
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Awesome!!

Go Vicks!!
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:10 PM   #34
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funny on the repeater, who was the previous owner of the bike?
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thats kobus, the guy who i bought my 530exc rally from .... He came in 3rd in the rally i think.
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:31 PM   #35
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Looking forward to seeing it out in the desert!

Congratulations!

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Awesome!!

Go Vicks!!
Thanks for the encouragement guys.




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Funny on the repeater, who was the previous owner of the bike?
The guy who i bought the bike from is Kobus, a southafrican business person. But the bike was owned by Kaan Bilgen originally.

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Old 11-02-2013, 12:47 PM   #36
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she's home..





There is some damage to the tanks and swingarm - casualty of a fall during the last rally perhaps. Unfortunately it looks like the tanks, after being bent inwards due to the crash, were not bent back in to position, this has led to the swingarm and left tank suffering some scraping.














While i'm not going to do a complete strip down and rebuild yet, i intend to take care of these kind of damages.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:58 PM   #37
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The bike is well set up IMO


















The head light protection was getting in contact with the lights and i wanted to take care of this as well.



took the mask & cover off and then added a washer to the top two screws and that gave a good 2-3mm gap between the headlight and the protection.




started making some notes on the stuff that needs to be taken care of on the bike


i love KTM tool kits


In order to verify and get used to the bike, i used the std tool kit with that was on the bike to do all the work. That way i will know if anything needs to be added to the kit.



took the rear tanks off and carefully bent the mounting tabs outwards



found a couple of damaged/chafed wires and took care of them.






made turn signal indicator mounting brackets out of some metal strips that i had. These are temporary so that i can get the bike through inspection tomorrow and get it registered.





with the indicators, flasher unit and switch mounted + wired up - it works.....
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:13 AM   #38
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Nice garage and work area!
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:49 AM   #39
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Nice garage and work area!
Nicer Mrs.

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Old 11-03-2013, 07:53 AM   #40
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Nothing like working on your bike in the lounge!
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:34 AM   #41
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I have a stupid question.

Why do all the participants in a Rally have a digital watch on the handle bars or the road book motor ?

Is it just to know the time of the day ? Or some other purposes ?

They can't be using it as count down or split/lap timer obviously....
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:48 AM   #42
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I have a stupid question.

Why do all the participants in a Rally have a digital watch on the handle bars or the road book motor ?

Is it just to know the time of the day ? Or some other purposes ?

They can't be using it as count down or split/lap timer obviously....
I used it to make an approx. of my time in between waypoints or check points based on terrain and distances. For me, it helped me pace myself even though it might not make sense to some people.

and it's not stupid... I am sure I am way off the mark. This is how I used it.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, it was there to make sure I didn't miss the cut off time for dinner!!!
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:06 AM   #43
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MOST IMPORTANTLY, it was there to make sure I didn't miss the cut off time for dinner!!!
thx for the inputs.

anybody else ?

PS : bike is now registered on road so i'm gonna get the first ride this weekend, thankfully the desert is hardly any distance from home ... oops, i live in the desert....
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:11 AM   #44
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The same here,

I used it mostly in the last couple 24hrs endurance rallies. I know the total stage time with the average speed given by the organiser. Say that in our rally he gives 50km/hr average speed. I know that when the roadbook tulip hits 50.00 then I should be in the race for about an hour. More, it means I have to push, less it means I am ok. You can pace accordingly if you know what I mean.
In order to remember the times, people also stick a paper with total kilometers and stage times on the roadbook cover.

SS1-145-2:50 (Special stage 1, total 145 km, 2 hr and 50 minutes) . It is a personal preference I guess much like the roadbook marking...

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Old 11-06-2013, 08:27 AM   #45
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The same here,

I used it mostly in the last couple 24hrs endurance rallies. I know the total stage time with the average speed given by the organiser. Say that in our rally he gives 50km/hr average speed. I know that when the roadbook tulip hits 50.00 then I should be in the race for about an hour. More, it means I have to push, less it means I am ok. You can pace accordingly if you know what I mean.
In order to remember the times, people also stick a paper with total kilometers and stage times on the roadbook cover.

SS1-145-2:50 (Special stage 1, total 145 km, 2 hr and 50 minutes) . It is a personal preference I guess much like the roadbook marking...

D.
So, its more of a TSD (Time Speed Distance - where you are given an average speed for the stage, lower you get a penalty, higher you get a penalty) event thing.

For a FIM rally where the special/competitive stage is timed and not required to meet a given avg speed, i guess we dont need a digital clock, except to know the time you took to traverse the last xxkms or the time of the day. Right ?
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