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Old 03-07-2012, 01:35 PM   #121
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seems like a guideline rather than a hard and fast rule, but I'm not the decider.

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Old 03-07-2012, 02:23 PM   #122
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seems like a guideline rather than a hard and fast rule, but I'm not the decider.

This pic must have been early in the day. I seem to recall much less of the front fender was intact by the end of the rally

As far as the "visually similar to original" rule I suppose they could get me on that one:

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Old 03-07-2012, 03:09 PM   #123
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Is there someone I can contact to get a decision prior to making the trip?
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:31 PM   #124
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Anders might weigh in but my sense is that it won't be an issue unless someone protests you after the event. I think the odds of that are really slim, most of the regulars could give a shit what you're riding
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:31 PM   #125
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Bring it! You represent what this fun is based on. If we were all competing for big money we would be riding some other rally
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:42 PM   #126
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If it looks like it wont fall apart on the road they will probably let it ride. They'd rather have the rider than exclude him based on how much plastic originally came with the bike. If it doesnt look like a sport bike, no one will know the difference. If you beat me, which it looks like you will, lol, I'll buy you a beer at the awards
There used to be a class for those bikes modified from stock, which they would simply bump yours into. Now they just class it on engine CC, so heck, I dont see why they'd let me run a GS with a VW engine in it, as long as it didnt have a sidecar attached.
My point is, you dont have to have a stock bike to run, you can build one, which you obviously have, and at that point, whats a stock fairing? And even if it started off life as a ninja 250 or a honda rebel, if its looks like a dirt bike it'll probably fly.

Thatsa lotta ifs and probablys but I dont think I've ever seen a bike turned down. Even Nestor way back at the first one who rode SAndblast, or most of it on a supermoto'd DRZ.

AND of course Dave J, whos probably pressed the line farther than anyone
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:50 PM   #127
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If it looks like it wont fall apart on the road they will probably let it ride. They'd rather have the rider than exclude him based on how much plastic originally came with the bike. If it doesnt look like a sport bike, no one will know the difference. If you beat me, which it looks like you will, lol, I'll buy you a beer at the awards
There used to be a class for those bikes modified from stock, which they would simply bump yours into. Now they just class it on engine CC, so heck, I dont see why they'd let me run a GS with a VW engine in it, as long as it didnt have a sidecar attached.
My point is, you dont have to have a stock bike to run, you can build one, which you obviously have, and at that point, whats a stock fairing? And even if it started off life as a ninja 250 or a honda rebel, if its looks like a dirt bike it'll probably fly.

Perfect, I think I'm going to sign up. The bike should be sufficiently tested by then.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:27 PM   #128
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Perfect, I think I'm going to sign up. The bike should be sufficiently tested by then.


Yes!!!! They'll be more fresh meat at this one than old hats....
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:52 PM   #129
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Yes!!!! They'll be more fresh meat at this one than old hats....
What type of terrain should I expect? There really weren't any good pictures
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:05 PM   #130
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What type of terrain should I expect? There really weren't any good pictures

its gravel double track, like a logging road. You saw the video? Its a twenty mile stretch of that
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What type of terrain should I expect? There really weren't any good pictures
Fast twisty roads, gravel, but not deep gravel, more loose small rocks with a very solid base. Honestly the scariest part last year at RWV was the transit up and down the steep road with even more loose rock on it. Coming down the mountain at the end of day 1, in the dark and tired, I felt like I was going to drop the bike on each turn.

Once nice thing about this rally is the roads actually get better after the cars, they sweep a lot of the loose stuff off the road, as opposed to some of the other rallies where the cars just dig it up and make it looser.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:25 PM   #132
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Well I think I can handle that terrain. I did the TAT last year so I've spent days and days on gravel. I think the bike I'm building will fit the bill nicely.
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:16 PM   #133
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I signed up, I haven't finished all the registration stuff but I am pretty confident I will be there. Just ordered 2 Rigid Dually lights and a Baja Designs 8" Soltek so it shouldn't ever get dark for me
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:26 PM   #134
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I worked out my holiday requirements for 2012. I think RWV can fit in there.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:49 AM   #135
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I worked out my holiday requirements for 2012. I think RWV can fit in there.
So much for Sandblast being your "last RallyMoto race"

Glad you are planning on making it.
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