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Old 03-04-2011, 04:48 AM   #1441
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I can't believe the toolkit theft thing, that's seriously s**t. Thieving t**ts!
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:51 AM   #1442
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Annoyed some bastard cut my fuel lines to empty the tanks - there are quick releases fitted you f*cking monkey!
You should have watched Charlie's "Race to Dakar" then - he observes the "monkey" slicing open the fuel lines on the bikes before loading them in the plane for evac from a bivouac one night.

Don't your quick-release couplings seal to prevent fuel coming out when you disconnect them? Regulations require fuel to be drained for freighting so the only way to do that is either removed the tanks or take the fuel hose off the fuel taps. If you had say 20 bikes to prepare for freighting and had a knife handy ??? "Slice!"
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Old 03-04-2011, 04:58 AM   #1443
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Don't your quick-release couplings seal to prevent fuel coming out when you disconnect them? Regulations require fuel to be drained for freighting so the only way to do that is either removed the tanks or take the fuel hose off the fuel taps. If you had say 20 bikes to prepare for freighting and had a knife handy ??? "Slice!"
Sure, although all you need is a length of hose and the other side of the QR connector, and you just clip it onto the tank hose and empty it that way (which is how we drain the tanks into Jerry cans etc)... but obviously that is far too clever for knife-wielding spanner monkeys...

That's probably £60 worth of fuel line and QR connectors pissed away :o(

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Old 03-04-2011, 05:05 AM   #1444
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I can't believe the toolkit theft thing, that's seriously s**t. Thieving t**ts!
Yeah, it's a total pisser... fortunately I had my Leatherman in my jacket pocket, but the rest is gone... they left the gear, brake and clutch levers and just took the tool roll.

Off the top of my head there was:

1/4" ratchet

1/4" folding T handle

1/4" extension bar

1/4" sockets - 8/10/12/13/14mm

1/4" adapter for hex and screw driver bits, and the bits.

8mm ring spanner

10/12mm combi spanner

needle file

2.5/3/4/5/6mm allen keys

gloves/fuses/valve inners/IMO magnet/chain link and other odds and sods.

Oh yes, I have a photo of course:


spoke spanner and mini mag-light too... :o(

(13mm ratchet spanner is at home)

All can be replaced of course, although these are tools I've collected over the years and were perfect for the job, and fitted perfectly into my Kriega stash wallet/roll... it's bloody expensive to replace everything individually... :o(

Maybe next year I'll wear a fanny pack...

Jx

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Old 03-04-2011, 06:23 AM   #1445
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sucks large that, but thanks for giving a good idea of what to put in my Kriega pack
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:28 AM   #1446
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:14 AM   #1447
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So the moral of the story is when riding Dakar and you have an off that will mean you are going on the DNF List, crawl and claw your way back to your bike in pain and bleeding and remove anything and everything that some thieving bas**rd might snatch off it or you will never see it again!

I bet the bloody lot went up on EBay weeks ago

Its wrong, plain WRONG.




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Yeah, it's a total pisser... fortunately I had my Leatherman in my jacket pocket, but the rest is gone... they left the gear, brake and clutch levers and just took the tool roll.

Off the top of my head there was:

1/4" ratchet

1/4" folding T handle

1/4" extension bar

1/4" sockets - 8/10/12/13/14mm

1/4" adapter for hex and screw driver bits, and the bits.

8mm ring spanner

10/12mm combi spanner

needle file

2.5/3/4/5/6mm allen keys

gloves/fuses/valve inners/IMO magnet/chain link and other odds and sods.

Oh yes, I have a photo of course:


spoke spanner and mini mag-light too... :o(

(13mm ratchet spanner is at home)

All can be replaced of course, although these are tools I've collected over the years and were perfect for the job, and fitted perfectly into my Kriega stash wallet/roll... it's bloody expensive to replace everything individually... :o(

Maybe next year I'll wear a fanny pack...

Jx
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:45 PM   #1448
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Maybe next year I'll wear a fanny pack...

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OOPS?

Edit: That would have to hurt, to do a header over the bars and land on a tool roll!
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:49 PM   #1449
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... crawl and claw your way back to your bike in pain and bleeding and remove anything and everything that some thieving bas**rd might snatch off it or you will never see it again! ...
Including the high-zoot fuel lines!
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:15 AM   #1450
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OOPS?

Edit: That would have to hurt, to do a header over the bars and land on a tool roll!
I agree, which is why I didn't...

Although 'Fanny' in English vs American English are very different - wear the pack round the front, and it wouldn't hurt so much x

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Old 03-05-2011, 01:18 AM   #1451
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I bet the bloody lot went up on EBay weeks ago

Its wrong, plain WRONG.
Yes, and ironically I am using the same Ebay to replace the missing tools - I have a few £££s left in the kitty, and am going through the list... a local tool shop also has a sale on on 1/4" stuff, so hopefully in a few days I'll have replaced everything...

I like tools, tools are cool.

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Old 03-05-2011, 01:20 AM   #1452
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I agree, which is why I didn't...

Although 'Fanny' in English vs American English are very different - wear the pack round the front, and it wouldn't hurt so much x

Jx

We call them "bum bags" over here. Bum being what the `Mercans know as fanny. Fanny over here is.......too rude.
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:20 AM   #1453
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Oh Deadly... let me see what I can do...

I've got a busy couple of weeks ahead of me, but I'll endeavour to put something together as soon as I can x

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Old 03-05-2011, 01:29 AM   #1454
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We call them "bum bags" over here. Bum being what the `Mercans know as fanny. Fanny over here is.......too rude.
Exactly...

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Old 03-05-2011, 04:54 AM   #1455
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Oh Deadly... let me see what I can do...

I've got a busy couple of weeks ahead of me, but I'll endeavour to put something together as soon as I can x

Jx


I clearly recall thinking....damn she has a broken keg and is out of the race, but wait...is she really lying there in pain and still taking pics for the rr.
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