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Old 06-30-2010, 04:42 PM   #271
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And in other random news....during the P2D my 690 averaged 5 litres of fuel per 100 km. I carried 5 gallons on the bike out of a possible 7. Proved to me that I could cover up to 500 KM between fill ups before running out in all conditions short of mud bogs and extreme sand.
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:42 AM   #272
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:44 AM   #273
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Charlie, did you teach him water crossings?



this is rio bagagem, a classic river crossing usually on the first day.
big squarry rocks under water, covered by slippery green stuff....it's so slippery, you have to hang on to the bike to stand next to it!
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:38 PM   #274
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Charlie, did you teach him water crossings?
In DVR we train for all types of terrain, including river crossings. Here's our big water crossing:
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:16 PM   #275
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I can't watch the video yet but he's already tossed it down the trail at speed so he's over that already
We made it pretty again. Even prettier, actually. I don't want to see it after I put it in a crate next week. That would probably make me cry.

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Old 07-02-2010, 02:47 PM   #276
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Charlie, did you teach him water crossings?



this is rio bagagem, a classic river crossing usually on the first day.
big squarry rocks under water, covered by slippery green stuff....it's so slippery, you have to hang on to the bike to stand next to it!
Lovely pic! So in this case the best way to cross is to walk the bike over?

What do you suggest with the other rivers?
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Old 07-02-2010, 03:12 PM   #277
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We made it pretty again. Even prettier, actually. I don't want to see it after I put it in a crate next week. That would probably make me cry. Charlie
There, there Charlie, I had my fun throwing it around already. You don't have to post the pick of the nice pretty bike lying down.

I have no plans to hurt this bike in this rally. In fact its completely against the rules to do so.

The nice Springbok on the sides give it a special anti-gravity power, so the rubber is going to stay at the bottom, always. I must say Charlie, you did Rally Panam proud: A fantastic job. This is a beatiful bike.





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Old 07-02-2010, 03:21 PM   #278
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That is soooo cool!
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Old 07-02-2010, 03:30 PM   #279
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That looks fantastic ! The build up and the graphics, both top drawer !
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:10 PM   #280
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That is magic Neil - you must be so pleased to see the bike looking like those mock-ups all those weeks ago - it looks awesome!

Be prepared to scratch it though (unless you're going to spend the whole rally in the Bivouac!) - I've just had my fairing and fender repainted after Tunisia - it was sandblasted in the sand storms, never mind dropped on any number of occasions!

This time I've taken inspiration from your SA flag idea - although it won't look quite as fancy as yours...

Good luck in Brazil - I wish I could be there with you...

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Old 07-02-2010, 05:36 PM   #281
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Charlie had the jetting changed and the carb tuned very rich for the 25% ethanol content in the Brazilian fuel. I'm told running it rich is the best way to start it that side. Any comments/pointers/advice on how to fiddle the carb to run on this stuff would be most welcome. I believe the carb is exactly the same as the KTM 450 so I guess I'll need to play around with mine in Lima for a bit. Does anyone have a good link for a noob to learn a bit more about this?
This is a good resource for learning about the Keihin FCR carb. I doubt there's any information on jetting for 25% ethanol though.

http://ktmtalk.com/index.php?showtopic=171578

And here - http://ktmtalk.com/index.php?showforum=10
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:10 PM   #282
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http://running_on_alcohol.tripod.com/id32.html
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Old 07-02-2010, 08:16 PM   #283
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Also, consider sourcing fuel line that is impervious to alcohol. Some fuel lines don't hold up so well to the alcohol.
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:22 PM   #284
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Old 07-03-2010, 12:39 AM   #285
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That thing does look pretty sweat man.
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