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Old 11-26-2010, 06:50 AM   #316
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By the way Jenny, did you get a chance to weigh the bike once it was completed?
Hi Lukas - no, I didn't think to to be honest, but I imagine it is around 150Kg with everything fitted (but not full of fuel) - that's what I put on the shipping form anyway x

JVO reckon their kit 'only' adds 16Kg to the stock weight of the bike, so that's around 135Kg...

I'm not running their rear tank of course, but I doubt it is much lighter than the stock subframe and Safari Tank I do have?

The main extra weight is all the navigation gear, plus a heavier wheel-set (cush-drive hub, mousses and Michelin Deserts), then there is the metal bash-plate and water tanks too.

Certainly the bike feels nothing like as heavy as my Tenere did last year, so picking it up out of the sand is going to be a whole lot easier this time round!

If I can get it on some scales I will, and let you know...

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Old 11-26-2010, 06:21 PM   #317
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The Autocal works by you changing the distance each time to match the route sheet. After a few times the ICO adjusts to those inputs. I think it's designed to ignore the first couple of times for when you take a wrong turn.
Lots of people don't like it, but I think it's great.
It takes into account variations between whatever vehicles the route sheet maker was in. I noticed I got mine spot on for the first couple of days in the Alta Turia, but on the 3rd it went out of wack. Turned out it was an old sheet they reused, done in a different vehicle. After the first few corners I was good to go again. Others just had to put up with the discrepancies, or muck around with their wheel diameter settings.
Thanks for this response. A number of folks told me to aviod the autocalc, but after you made it sound so simple, maybe its worth a bash after all.

So do you run on 100dredths or tens in your racing?
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:43 AM   #318
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Oi - get a room!

Let's get this thread back on track shall we?!

I'm hoping to have the T-shirt design finalized early next week, then the supporters packs will be ready to order... remember there will only be 50 sets available, so not only will you get some great gear, but it's going to be pretty exclusive too!

More info shortly...



Toot toot!

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Old 11-27-2010, 11:06 AM   #319
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:02 PM   #320
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The 'full-power' spec of the WR is a 175 main jet, and I've also got a 168 and the stock 160 with me - so if I have problems, then we can change the jet size for the higher days, but to be honest, I'd rather not feck about with the carb unless I really have too. The bike is running very sweetly at the moment, and I don't like to disturb it!

Jx
I'm considering the R&D Power Bowl for my own Katoom 690 Rally to easen the carb jet adjustment complexity. It's a bolt-on outside-adjustable jet-adjustment kit for the Keihin FCR-MX flat-slide carb. Should make things a bit easier on-the-fly even for you Dakar-folks. On my bike the front fuel tanks are quite easily removed, but on a long haul I reckon it's OK not having to remove the carb bottom to manually change fuel jets when needed.

Source:
http://www.r1dean.com/cart/

For Yamaha FCR-MX carb:
http://www.r1dean.com/cart/index.php...index&cPath=31

Installation:
http://www.r1dean.com/support.html

Found this article about it on a WR450F:
http://www.dirtrider.com/reviews/dir...50f/index.html
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:03 PM   #321
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:04 PM   #322
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Just Caught up with this thread. Sounds like you are going to have a blast and I am looking forward to following your progress. Just keep the rubber side down and all will be well. Go get 'em JMO.
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:23 PM   #323
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Thanks for this response. A number of folks told me to aviod the autocalc, but after you made it sound so simple, maybe its worth a bash after all.

So do you run on 100dredths or tens in your racing?
Tenths.

Sorry Jen, go Piglet!
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:24 PM   #324
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Hate to be a stick in the mud but be careful there with the logo. You wouldn't want to get whacked with a copyright infringement suit after the shirts are printed. That's something you might want to check into. Disney doesn't play nice when it comes to these things.
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:30 PM   #325
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Hate to be a stick in the mud but be careful there with the logo. You wouldn't want to get whacked with a copyright infringement suit after the shirts are printed. That's something you might want to check into. Disney doesn't play nice when it comes to these things.
Yeah, make it "JoMomma Racing" (JMo for short) and you can then watch your supporter packs fly off the shelves like hot cakes...
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:37 PM   #326
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Hate to be a stick in the mud but be careful there with the logo. You wouldn't want to get whacked with a copyright infringement suit after the shirts are printed. That's something you might want to check into. Disney doesn't play nice when it comes to these things.
Who's to say that is a Disney piglet? The original was actually a drawing downloaded from a copyright free website, and has been modified...

"Any resemblance to characters living or dead is purely coincidental..."

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Old 11-27-2010, 05:03 PM   #327
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How about I wrap him in a swaddling...?



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Old 11-27-2010, 05:07 PM   #328
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How about I wrap him in a swaddling...?



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Old 11-27-2010, 09:57 PM   #329
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Excellent thread!

I just found this great story of your preparation for the Dakar yesterday and have been enjoying the peek into some of the many details tremendously.

But this:
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...takes the cake! That is hilariously awesome!
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:09 AM   #330
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Dakar Dazed...

Piglet sure does look Dakar Dazed..

Go Jmo... Go!!!
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