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Old 09-24-2012, 05:04 PM   #1201
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Accidendally posted this over in the Aus thread, but cant hurt to cross it:


For the record its a 30L dr650 tank, but regardless, about 150ks into stage one i was again attacked by this crazy ozzie wilderness! Stupid fence post. Enough to break the tank mounts which yoinked a hole in the tank. Not wanted to spill any precious juice into the pristine environment i drank enough to get the level undr the hole and pressed on.

Also ripped out a spark plug wire, but thankfully the bike is dual plugged so it had four, and i discoed one coil, and ran on two plugs. Also munched another throttle cable bit splinted it with some tape and fence wire. (that shit finally came in handy, lol!) then finished the stage.

Did my twenty minute aetvice in 27 minutes and started stage two.

Finished in two years, fifteen minutes.

I think they did stage two in miles, not kms... It was a bugger. Long day. Finished though! :)

Sounds like you're gonna be a flying ball of bailing (or barbed?) wire before this things over and done with. Way to make on-the-spot hillbilly fixes. Extra points awarded.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:05 PM   #1202
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So... are you having fun? What are the most exiting bits?
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:32 PM   #1203
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Hey Jason, what did you guys use to plug the tank? Hope you find a replacement!
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:25 PM   #1204
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Hardheads Mk8 'Jason edition' will include protection for the top spark plug also? Or did you somehow stab the lower plug?

Doing well extremely well though mate. Keep Paul busy with repairs as I know he loves it :)

Clarissa and I always check the relevant safari pages as soon as we get some internets here in nowhere town in Cambodia.

Its like some crazy WW2 conspiracy, Aussie built German bike with an American rider!!!

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Old 09-25-2012, 01:38 AM   #1205
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News from Troy is that Jason has been listed with "a mechanical"

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...740689&page=30
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:31 AM   #1206
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Small news update in safari thread. Thanks for the support, guys. Means a real lot. Jenna i owe you a lot of scotch.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:09 AM   #1207
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Small news update in safari thread. Thanks for the support, guys. Means a real lot. Jenna i owe you a lot of scotch.



For those of you too lazy to cross search....

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We're sussing out the problem right now. Bike died 2.5k from finish of stage 2. Seems ignition related. Exhausted my mechanical know how. Pushed that fat bastard the rest of the way across the finish line. They waved the checkered flag excitedly as i plodded in :)

I wanted a 100% finish, badly, but will take a finish if i can.
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Thanks Troy, that means a lot. Consensus is ICU. This one: not my fault! Devils in the black box BEGONE

Im back in it tomorrow.
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Thanks guys. Cant tell you how much i appreciate it.

I also need to say how awesome my support crew are. Paul and Ken are absolutely top notch, i really want to make them proud.

Also, tomorrows roadbook is basically one long string of cautions and double cautions.
Ok, and now for those who want updates, as he is riding through the nite for us 'mericans. Look here.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:13 AM   #1208
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So, I'm gonna guess heat sink go bye-bye??? box blew up?? Anyway, are you running new mousses? Assuming you are, what kind of life are you getting out of them? Just hoping no failures as Manuel is having... I'm assuming he's out.


Just so you guys know, there is a Dakar class and the fastest rider will get to race Dakar2013 for free which is insane!!! Full factory support!!!! Most guys would cut off a limb for that chance, a bummer that Manuel is probably out due to lack of funds.....shame.

Fly the flag high, Jason and be careful.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:18 AM   #1209
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:33 AM   #1210
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:43 AM   #1211
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So, I'm gonna guess heat sink go bye-bye??? box blew up??
I'm guessing a burned out coil from tearing out a plug wire on road debris. Maybe the coils are connected in series and when one burned out it cut power to the other. Big time speculation. Gitter runnin and GOOOOOOO!!! Good luck taming those 'dragons.'
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:46 AM   #1212
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I've been reading all the threads and following closely- Great stuff Jason. You're doing all us airheads proud.
2.5Km push at the end of the stage


Black box failure- this bike has the powerdynamo set-up doesn't it? I'll be interested in the post-mortem on that subject as I am heading towards buying that set-up.

As always,
have a great time, stay safe and good luck tomorrow.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:05 AM   #1213
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You guys are good!

Yes the speculation is that possibly tearing out a wire may have damaged the brain. It didnt spend any time running with the one wire out, but yanking ot while running may have hurt it. Who knows, maybe it was just its time to go.

We replaced the powerdynamo icu and the bike ran again, and we replaced one coil for good measure.


Cant afford to miss any more stages. Four more days to go.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:36 AM   #1214
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:48 AM   #1215
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Just so you guys know, there is a Dakar class and the fastest rider will get to race Dakar2013 for free which is insane!!! Full factory support!!!! Most guys would cut off a limb for that chance, a bummer that Manuel is probably out due to lack of funds.....shame.

Fly the flag high, Jason and be careful.
Slight correction, you get a free entry worth about 26 k, your still on the hook for the other 50k it'll cost ya. Kind of a bitter sweet prize

Jenna

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