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Old 06-15-2014, 02:34 AM   #151
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I'm impressed. That's an awesome looking training area. Looks like a lot of fun as well. What happened with the stranded bike?

I have some whooped out hell planned for Dave for our next training session. A secret section 5 km long, with metre deep irregular whoops in soft sand, as tough as Finke's worst section. I don't particularly like sand, but it'll be our toughest challenge I reckon, so it's worth the training.

I spent this arvo stuffing about with the XR. Tried the new tanks - the 30 litre metal one that supposedly came off an XR probably didn't, as I'm stuffed if I could see how it would have allowed any reasonable steering angles. The other one which is also about the same capacity could fit, but I'd have to have it modified underneath. At this stage I really can't commit time or money to this idea, so it looks like it'll be the 24 litre Acerbis with a bum tank for the big sections, if that's needed. I'll dick around more with the tank if I get the rest of the rebuild done in plenty of time.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:57 AM   #152
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I have some whooped out hell planned for Dave for our next training session. A secret section 5 km long, with metre deep irregular whoops in soft sand, as tough as Finke's worst section. I don't particularly like sand, but it'll be our toughest challenge I reckon, so it's worth the training.
I don't envy you or Dave. Although 5km is a sight better than seeing the Whoops sign at Finke with 20km on it or more. Then they finish a a km later there's another sign...feck man I hate whoops.
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:02 AM   #153
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Micheal, from here it looks like they're trying to decide who's going to give you a kicking first .... after they get their breath back.
I think you might be right
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:41 AM   #154
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very nice pictures as always Donat.
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Sydney Crew had a rendezvous at our secret training location today for a spot of sand training...........

I'll post up a link to album later ...
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:20 AM   #156
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:19 PM   #157
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So what gear ratio's has everyone decided on for Safari?

I was thinking 14/48 it went ok with the larger tank on the weekend in the sand and a half worn rear tyre.

Thoughts people?
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So what gear ratio's has everyone decided on for Safari?

I was thinking 14/48 it went ok with the larger tank on the weekend in the sand and a half worn rear tyre.

Thoughts people?
What bike?

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Old 06-15-2014, 09:27 PM   #159
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Err, the one he was riding on the weekend HG. You're talking to Matt
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Err, the one he was riding on the weekend HG. You're talking to Matt
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I liked 14/48 but thought the 350 could be stretched further to reduce revs over the race distance.

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I liked 14/48 but thought the 350 could be stretched further to reduce revs over the race distance.

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Mmm thanks... might have to try some more, but rear sprockets are not cheap.
I know what you mean on revs and the 350 tops out at just over 140km with the 14/48
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:20 PM   #162
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Mmm thanks... might have to try some more, but rear sprockets are not cheap.
I know what you mean on revs and the 350 tops out at just over 140km with the 14/48
The way I look at it: if you have the 350 screaming along above 10k for a big part of the day you might have to consider a spare engine. :-)

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... might have to try some more, but rear sprockets are not cheap.
Blown engines aren't cheap either =8-O
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True that! Any other setup suggestions for a KTM350?
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True that! Any other setup suggestions for a KTM350?
I ran 14/50 on my 350 at Condo and it was perfect. Good for around 140 without been on the absolute limit of the motor. I reckon 48 rear would bog the motor to much and cause stress worse than high revs!

We always use supersprox as they rears last forever. Buy them direct online from them in the states and use there fronts also. Our experience is 2 fronts and 1 rear for the event with a brand new chain rivet linked.
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