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Old 04-21-2010, 03:32 AM   #61
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Even with the 2 wheel drive system the DC is a really tough event as I guess Tony and JayBo experienced.
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JayBo if you are watching there are all of those sponsor stickers you mentioned, ages to cut and place on the bike but soon fell off on day one!
I remember them well. I'm still waiting for my bike to come back so I can peel them all off again!
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It's just too easy to buy Rallye parts for the Orange machines and the result can be spectacular (See Mr JayBos for proof!!! )
Cheers for that

JMo - Great thread ... still.
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:54 AM   #62
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Fekking Awesome I hope you agree?!
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:22 AM   #63
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Re: your skidplate problem, have you given Dave/Chris a ring at Adv-spec to see if they have anything in stock for you?

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Old 04-21-2010, 04:12 PM   #64
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Its looking pretty good indeedy!

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Each tank has a QR connector (non-spill type) to aid stripping for servicing, and I have put an inline filter on the rear hose, and will have another for the twin front tanks, after the T connector. From there the hoses run into the fuel tap, and I have decided to go for an electric fuel pump between the fuel tap and the carb, so as to maintain pressure when the fuel level drops below the float bowl...
BTW, I tested My WR with JVO front tanks on the weekend, and you definitely need a pump to get out the last few litres...I had about 2-3 litres in the bottom of both tanks.

I noticed the stock battery did not last very long at all with my HID light, I think I may have a charging problem. Best check it out if you can this week, because with the pump, the fans, sentinel & iritrack as well as the lights the battery is going to have to work quite hard. I think this might be a potential weakness to the the whole setup. Then again what do I know?

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Old 04-21-2010, 05:09 PM   #65
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Its looking pretty good indeedy!

BTW, I tested My WR with JVO front tanks on the weekend, and you definitely need a pump to get out the last few litres...I had about 2-3 litres in the bottom of both tanks.
Hi Neil - yes, I've been messing around with the fuel lines this evening, and I'm going to need to fit a pump somehow/somewhere...

I have a neat Facet electric pump, only it's a little too large to mount where I want it... the other option is a vacuum pump (which is the item JVO sell), but then that will mean drilling the carb for the vacuum hose...

I'm going to have another look at mounting options tomorrow... it's a shame as everything else went together pretty easily, and here I am stinking of fuel at the 11th hour!

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Old 04-21-2010, 05:12 PM   #66
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Re: your skidplate problem, have you given Dave/Chris a ring at Adv-spec to see if they have anything in stock for you?

Good idea, although they don't list anything for the WR...

I think I can get a carbon fibre one from a supplier in the UK, but it's very expensive, and I'm going to have to cut it to fit round the tank mounts, and I'm loath to do that, especially as I have already bought the Flatland one which I think will work without mods...

Hey ho!

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Old 04-21-2010, 06:15 PM   #67
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You laugh, but that is looking like the #1 contingency at the moment... it's not so much of a problem for me, as I have to drop the bike to Patsy early next week anyway, and physically that would mean I can get to the ferry port in Marseille with the support crew, even if it is in the back of the truck...

However, the real logistical problem if for the other riders on the Desert Rose team, one of which is coming from Canada, and another two from Europe... I just hope the airspace re-opens and the back-log is cleared by the end of next week!

I see the MotoGP this weekend has been postponed... You couldn't make it up could you?

J xx
just ran into one of your fellow Brits and she was stuck here in Yosemite area.. Looks like it erupted again yesterday.. What about a riding partner and you hire a truck and do the drive yourself.. or do you need carnet's etc?? Just leave early and make a "road trip" extravaganza..

Wish I could pick you up in my F150 and 640 adv and make it but I have a 480 kilometer desert race (maybe in the snow) this weekend.


ps I vote for a union jack design on the faring and tank !!
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:44 AM   #68
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just ran into one of your fellow Brits and she was stuck here in Yosemite area..
Hell, there are worse places to be stuck eh? I love Yosemite!

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Looks like it erupted again yesterday.. What about a riding partner and you hire a truck and do the drive yourself.. or do you need carnet's etc?? Just leave early and make a "road trip" extravaganza...
I think it's going to be something along those lines now anyway... they have reopened the airspace over the UK now, but the problem is the backlog of people still trying to get home - flight prices are silly at the moment too...

for general info, there are certainly no Carnets needs for travel in Europe, or most north African countries, other than Egypt I believe...

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Now that is Spooky! - have you been reading Bluebull's thread by chance?!

I think that would be a really cool idea for rally bikes in general - having the front fairing painted as your Country's flag - especially on events like the Dakar and other media heavy rallies - it would help identify the different riders at a glance?

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Old 04-22-2010, 02:48 AM   #69
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Fuel pipe routing, long or short version, your choice....

SHORT STORY....Hi JMo, not sure if this is your final location for the pipe from the rear tank or whether you will be covering it with a guard. In my experience it is vulnerable!!


LONG STORY....Hi JMo, not sure if this is your final location for the pipe from the rear tank or whether you will be covering it with a guard.

Patsy fitted her alu Meca tank to the rear of my alu framed WRF with the pipe in this location and it didn't last long. Entered the first Dune set in Tunisia, boots left foot pegs and on their way back down you guessed it my left heel ripped the pipe straight off.

Great when you dont realise until it has drained the tank and the saddle tank also. Time to head back to the start of the stage as the 12 litres I had in the front tank was never going to get me through to the refuel. Yes the organisers had packed up at the stage start which then required finding a local villiage to find fuel and pushing the bike the last mile or so escorted by the police to fend off local children.

Then a 40 km ride to a bigger villiage to fix the tank problem, then 300kms alone following a rocky pipe track to get to the bivvy.
The last 200km in the dark with only the standard Yam headlight for company.

WISH I HAD ROUTED THAT PIPE DIFFERENTLY!
Think we solved it with a longer pipe up & over and clearing the chain on the inside of the sub frame. Patsy should remember!
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:30 AM   #70
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Airspace was definately reopened, mum was flying yesterday...well not flying a plane but on a plane...you get it...right?
I spoke to her as she's flying back from Paris again today (London - Paris - Tunisia, it's almost a straight line on the map ) and as far as she is aware she's still flying.

As for airlines taking advantage, my uncles mate was quoted £11,000 from Dubai to Nice for 4 economy tickets on Emirates!

I have heard about people getting 'prioroty' seats for this sort of thing, even teens for GCSEs as they start very soon, I'm sure they're not to fussed but their parents sure as hell will be

Hopefully a plan will all come together for you anyway (road trip?) and the bike is looking great! cough *union jack fairing* cough
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:04 PM   #71
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Oh Jenny, something I almost forgot! Watch that water pipe going to the left hand radiator! Its a bit short, mine pulled out when I was running the bike in! If you can get it replaced with a longer one. If you can´t triple check its on with the hose clamp well over the lip of the pipe.
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:53 PM   #72
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Thanks guys:

Barrier911 - good point, although I wasn't happy with all the hose routing anyway yesterday... I've sorted it now, and it is much more simple...

Bluebull - I know what you mean about that left hand radiator pipe, I thought it was a bit short too, I'll keep an eye on it...

You know when you have one of those days everything goes wrong (erm, like that 2nd day in Morocco on Heroes-Legend... argh!) well, I wasted half the day trying to get bits and bobs to sort my Aerial connectors... only to fek up the crimp and snap the pin... good job I need a destination to test the bike tomorrow eh?

Oh, and my Licence hasn't arrived... they posted it on the 13th April, but it's gone missing...

Still, having rerouted the fuel lines, I finally found an excellent place for the electric pump - I fabbed up a bracket using an old Touratech roadbook mounting plate (I'd hacked it around already on Heroes' mounting my MD roadbook to the bike):



It sits perfectly between the tanks, under the seat - and the hoses in and out route nicely. Best of all, I can hook up to the brake light positive (switched with ignition) and earth direct to the battery... result!

It was now past midnight and really make or break time - I really only have a day to test as it is [and no real time to sort any problems] before I have to get everything together and head south on Monday...

So, chucked in some fuel, fired it up - and bingo! - it runs! Only the pump is pissing fuel out everywhere, including the carb overflow... fuck.

So nine or ten hours of work tonight has been an utter waste of time - the pump is way too powerful for the ikkle biddy carb on my mo'cycle...

I could run without a pump, but as Bluebull says, there would be a good couple of litres a side not usable once the fuel level drops... not good when three day's stages are significantly more that 250kms...

I'm confident I can get a vacuum pump for Saturday [at a price], but then there is the whole rigmarole of fitting the nipple to the carb, and that is cutting it so fine anyway...

Excuse me while I go and scream very loudly somewhere...

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Old 04-22-2010, 07:56 PM   #73
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Jenny,

What about an inline pressure regulator on the fuel line, downstream from the fuel pump? Should be an easy addition?

Something like:

http://www.amazon.com/Spectre-2517-C.../dp/B000CQ46H0
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Old 04-23-2010, 03:23 AM   #74
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Hi JMo,

I've done a number of NPO events and they never go 250km without a refuel. Don't think I've gone over 180km without there being a refuel mid stage. May be worth checking with their competitor dept!

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Old 04-23-2010, 05:05 AM   #75
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Quick update...

I've decided to junk the electronic pump, and fit a vacuum pump afterall (like I bloody should have done, I just don't want to drill the carb!)...

Only I won't have one until Monday, so I'll be fitting that once I get to Patsy's (infact that would be good opportunity for Zippy to 'really get to know' my bike eh?)... then we'll be loading up the truck and most likely leaving on Tuesday!

Anyways, in the meantime, I've fitted the hose directly to the carb, so at least it will run until the fuel level drops below the carb... and I've bolted everything together, and it's time for a test ride...



See that headlight on? - that means the engine is running!!!



J xx

ps. the second LED rear [high intensity] light wired through the indicator relay works a treat!
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