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Old 10-09-2013, 11:26 AM   #2836
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This is the 2nd time I have read this here in the last couple weeks. Is the cat out of the bag regarding the cause of Sam's injury from testing last year?

(or is this still a secret?)



No, his exhaust separated some 50 k before the end of stage 4 in the Abu Dhabi DC - he still won the stage and after the time control left the course to check with Honda if the bike was ok for the liaison back.

When he continued he was on the wrong side of the last marker flag and copped a 30 min time penalty!! - that is after some friendly competitors team manager pointed it out the the FIM official!

Nothing to do with last years testing incident

Anyway, now he has been 2 days in Morocco now without his luggage (all his riding gear other than boots and lid ) - it's getting to be a bit of a worry!

Istanbul said it left there with him en route to Casablanca. when he got to Ouzazate he was luggageless - neither Casablanca or Ouzazate have got a clue where it is, or just don't give a shit
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:36 AM   #2837
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This is the 2nd time I have read this here in the last couple weeks. Is the cat out of the bag regarding the cause of Sam's injury from testing last year?

(or is this still a secret?)
The reference to the exhaust was when he finished a stage in the Qatar (I think) rally last year and his exhaust broke lose so he stopped after the ASS before the flags finished and was penalized and lost his lead of the race. Best my foggy memory can do...not related to cat being out of the bag during testing.....

EDIT: 205'ish as my facts were not quite 100% but still close enough for a game of grenades
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:02 PM   #2838
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:08 PM   #2839
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No, his exhaust separated some 50 k before the end of stage 4 in the Abu Dhabi DC - he still won the stage and after the time control left the course to check with Honda if the bike was ok for the liaison back.

When he continued he was on the wrong side of the last marker flag and copped a 30 min time penalty!! - that is after some friendly competitors team manager pointed it out the the FIM official!

Nothing to do with last years testing incident

Anyway, now he has been 2 days in Morocco now without his luggage (all his riding gear other than boots and lid ) - it's getting to be a bit of a worry!

Istanbul said it left there with him en route to Casablanca. when he got to Ouzazate he was luggageless - neither Casablanca or Ouzazate have got a clue where it is, or just don't give a shit
Oh, I remember you telling us about that one. Slipped my mind. Thanks!

For Sam's sake, I hope a luggage handler didn't decide they needed some Rally gear. That sucks!
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:23 PM   #2840
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EDIT: 205'ish as my facts were not quite 100% but still close enough for a game of grenades
Not heard that one before, think I might use it at work - just as well I'm not a doctor
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:32 PM   #2841
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This just popped up, a video from the Desafio Inca of CD helping someone get unstuck. No explanation, but it's definitely CD:
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:47 PM   #2842
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The new KTM 450 RALLY Bike. New shorter frame, new EFI 450 single cam motor, smaller tanks(still 9 gallons but slimmer) carbon fiber instrument bracket, lighter and faster. Thing is amazing! Handles like a regular 450 desert bike but goes waaay faster and is really stable.

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Old 10-09-2013, 04:43 PM   #2843
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Aluminium mounts seem larger in this model compared to the previous years. If it is not a special CF reinforced with aluminium honeycomb (BikeMike40 is inclined to place a bet in the Rally nav bracket photo thread ), then I doubt it will survive as good as the aluminium the impacts. As Pete640 also mentioned, the depth of cutouts will resist sideways forces. This thing will be far more rigid than the AL parts previously found in the KTM's.
To me, after seeing trillions of photos of broken and completely destroyed roadbook holders, I still cannot understand with they choose to make things more rigid... I am still puzzled over the back plate... It looks to thick to be composite but I may be wrong.

I doubt its aluminium honeycomb, possibly one of the high tech foams inside. Al honeycomb would be difficult to get to work with that shape (the champhered cutouts) and would make for a less forgiving structure. They make yatchs etc with nomex foam, it makes for a structure resiliant to shock loads.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:50 PM   #2844
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I doubt its aluminium honeycomb, possibly one of the high tech foams inside. Al honeycomb would be difficult to get to work with that shape (the champhered cutouts) and would make for a less forgiving structure. They make yatchs etc with nomex foam, it makes for a structure resiliant to shock loads.

Possibly. The top part that secures the MD and the Rally computers looks huge in that last photo...
So, That is your next project, no ?
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:00 PM   #2845
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Aluminium mounts seem larger in this model compared to the previous years. If it is not a special CF reinforced with aluminium honeycomb (BikeMike40 is inclined to place a bet in the Rally nav bracket photo thread ), then I doubt it will survive as good as the aluminium the impacts. As Pete640 also mentioned, the depth of cutouts will resist sideways forces. This thing will be far more rigid than the AL parts previously found in the KTM's.
To me, after seeing trillions of photos of broken and completely destroyed roadbook holders, I still cannot understand with they choose to make things more rigid... I am still puzzled over the back plate... It looks to thick to be composite but I may be wrong.
I think the back plate is the same from the 690/450 RR alloy unit in black like the old ones ,might be wrong though!
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:30 PM   #2846
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Slow down guys, this is "Dakar special" posting pace, it's October for crying out loud...

"F1 tech" rumors aside, it seems honda is taking this pretty seriously, they have a lot to prove, but is looks like they have a nice rider roster and a shiny new fast thing to go along... I have been so disappointed in their commercial on/off strategy (and resulting models) for so long that I'm actually surprised they seem to be pulling it together... I bet the Austrians "sans Cyril" must be sweating a bit behind the ears, I mean when you see a Jap over a laptop with a look that means business on his face, sitting next to a rally bike, it's a bit intimidating, Fukushima notwithstanding...
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:09 PM   #2847
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Possibly. The top part that secures the MD and the Rally computers looks huge in that last photo...
So, That is your next project, no ?
Some thing like that...
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:24 PM   #2848
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AND HERE IT IS - Manuel is back, just looking for ADVRider to finish things off
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AND HERE IT IS - Manuel is back, just looking for ADVRider to finish things off
I like that nav tower. Old Skool. Give James Renazco an hour with that seat and Manuel will feel like he's sitting on a cloud.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:28 PM   #2850
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I like that nav tower. Old Skool. Give James Renazco an hour with that seat and Manuel will feel like he's sitting on a cloud.
What is its actual tank range?
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