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Old 02-05-2013, 05:20 AM   #31
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Jaybo1,
Good job on being the clerk, have done a few myself and always miss the riding.
Couple of quick questions-
1 - whats the go with using bigger bikes? will I be the only competitor on a bigger dualsport (tenere). Did see a pic of a big Gs.
2. Have ridden a few enduros but never a rally with nav. How full on/difficult is the nav component?

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Hillbilly is on the 1150 GSA, Instanman is talking of using the 990 and 2volts is using the 690, next class will be the "adventure class"
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:41 AM   #32
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Jaybo1,
Good job on being the clerk, have done a few myself and always miss the riding.
Couple of quick questions-
1 - whats the go with using bigger bikes? will I be the only competitor on a bigger dualsport (tenere). Did see a pic of a big Gs.
2. Have ridden a few enduros but never a rally with nav. How full on/difficult is the nav component?

Cheers for the help
1. Like Bully says, big bikes - no problem. (Well actually might be a big problem if you find the need to stop in a big hurry). The much bigger challenge on the QFR-Moto is racing it with a <250cc without stretching the throttle cable to breaking point or wrenching the throttle grip loose!

2. The nav is really to get you from the finish of a stage to the start of the next stage. It is very simple. For the actual stage, the route is pretty well marked for the rally cars, with bunting across any turn options that aren't on the route, cautions for humps and invisible turns, etc. The route scroll can be useful for the odd highlight though, so can be useful. The cars will have already been through every stage by the time the bikes get to run, so there's generally a good indication of the stage route to follow. Of course the trick is to not make the same mistakes as the cars have done before you, as they have brakes on four wheels, roll cages and panels that crumple around trees and protect the driver/navigator. The fact that as a rider you are nav'ing at the same time as maintaining control (you are maintaining control aren't you?) makes things a little interesting. A bigger bike just increases the "interesting".

Don't sweat the navigation. As long as you enjoy yourself riding the fantastic forest roads, with the odd diversion for interest, and hamming it up for the spectators at the viewing points and SSS, that's the main thing. If people stop enjoying it and start complaining, then I stop getting involved in running the event.

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Old 02-05-2013, 05:46 AM   #33
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Hillbilly is on the 1150 GSA, Instanman is talking of using the 990 and 2volts is using the 690, next class will be the "adventure class"
Haven't decided whether 690 or 530 yet...I do know it won't be the Ducati 900SS...

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Old 02-06-2013, 02:43 AM   #34
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stupid fat fingers

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Old 02-06-2013, 02:45 AM   #35
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[QUOTE=JayBo1;20653890]1. Like Bully says, big bikes - no problem. (Well actually might be a big problem if you find the need to stop in a big hurry).

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Old 02-21-2013, 01:54 AM   #36
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Got my F2R roadbook and ICO today, now to fit them up...

What's happening with entries? Nothing on the MAWA site...

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Old 02-21-2013, 03:46 AM   #37
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Entries, regs etc should be on the RallyWA website soon but it seems to be fucked at the moment.
I seem to remember last year it was all a bit last minute too.

Are you going to have your nav gear set up in time for a ride on the weekend Pete?


Have you got your nav gear sorted yet Bayden?


Might have a DRZ in for the QFR as well.
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I've made a start, might be set up by Sunday...got to finish fitting the engine back into my Laverda as well...I'll see how I get on,

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Old 02-22-2013, 03:56 PM   #39
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Regulations, entry forms etc are out now.
Will be available at www.rallywa.com as soon as they get their website fixed.
If anyone wants them sooner, PM me your email address and I'll send them to you.
Scrutineering is on Tuesday 2nd April @ 1800hrs rather than the prior weekend as it was last year.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:44 AM   #40
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I'm getting organised. I don't want to be "modifying" the 690, everything needs to be bolt on bolt off, this is the first version of the handlebar switches, its awkward to fit together with the standard switch block, I'm sure I will change it. I have ordered a bracket for the ICO sensor from Rally Raid rather than invent a bracket. The electrics are connected, so the ICO and F2R are hooked up.



And just for something different, I was working on this as well, slotted the motor back in and started buttoning it all together. Carillo rods, Ross Racing Pistons with ceramic and dry film coatings, Mikuni RS flatslide carbs, Carbon Fibre Clutch plates & other stuff. Might diversify into drag racing too...

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Old 02-24-2013, 03:12 AM   #41
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My 2 cents worth on your switch gear Pete.
I would move the ICO remote back down the handlebar, out of the way.
For this event the stages are only short and navigation is minimal, so it is unlikely you will need to adjust it much, if at all, during a stage.
Different story for Safari or Yilgarn with longer stages though.

My opinion only. Others will probably disagree.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:23 AM   #42
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How hard was it to wire up Pete. Was it pretty straight forward?
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My 2 cents worth on your switch gear Pete.
I would move the ICO remote back down the handlebar, out of the way.
For this event the stages are only short and navigation is minimal, so it is unlikely you will need to adjust it much, if at all, during a stage.
Different story for Safari or Yilgarn with longer stages though.

My opinion only. Others will probably disagree.
I tried it on the other side of the switch block too, I'm sure I will end up with some thing different to this anyway. Either way, something is in the way of something else. Other set ups for the 690 that I have seen use the EXC switch block which isn't so chunky, I could swap the one off the 530.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:24 AM   #44
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What is the brand of your bike lifter Pete? Looks good.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:28 AM   #45
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How hard was it to wire up Pete. Was it pretty straight forward?
All I know about electrics is you don't stick your finger in a light bulb socket (learnt the hard way as a 5 yo when fridges had light bulbs in them and when I opened a fridge and saw it didn't have a bulb in the socket so what did I do...), anyway, it's all pretty easy to connect.

ICO and F2R both have a live and ground wire to connect, I spliced the 2 lives and 2 grounds together and to a spade connector each and connected them to the switched spare auxiliary plugs behind the headlight.

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