Here you are boys rally tanks and shoud for your 450
Posted November 08, 2004 - 10:28 AM
Posted November 08, 2004 - 10:46 AM
I was just looking around for rally stuff for the wr and ran across these guys. looks as though they will be selling the rally tanks and stuff real soon. website
That skidplate looks like it double's as a high-capacity oil reservoir. I WANT ONE OF THOSE!!
Posted November 09, 2004 - 04:35 AM
The skid plate is not an oil reservoir, according to rules you have to carry additional water on your bike in case you get stranded and this is what is in there. Not oil.
David Fretigne rode a 2 trac last year to a top 10(Maybe 12'th)overall finish, even winning at least one stage.
Posted November 09, 2004 - 05:16 AM
Posted November 09, 2004 - 11:33 PM
Posted November 10, 2004 - 12:27 AM
Posted November 10, 2004 - 10:08 AM
Posted November 10, 2004 - 11:06 AM
Posted November 11, 2004 - 04:54 AM
If you want to back woods it then forget it. Thats not its job.
Its competition in prior years used to be the KTM 660's and 900's etc so this is
absolute featherweight compared to those biks.
As such didnt have the top speed of the bigger bikes but came into its
own on the more technical sections where the bigger bikes struggled somewhat,
hence the stage win last year.
I cant wait till this rally starts. TV coverage in Europe is good,
the French are fanatical about this race...they invented it after all.
Larry Roessler entered last year, cant remember how he finished but
he found it tough going....over 2 weeks racing with stages up in the 1000km
(625 miles) range some days and just a a couple of rest days.
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Posted November 11, 2004 - 06:51 AM
Posted November 11, 2004 - 07:58 AM
I hope David is healed up from his Australian Safari accident where he ran into a fence at high speed in bad dust conditions and got thrown badly. Surgery was needed for his shoulder ligaments. That was in early September. Hopefully he will be ready in January.
Posted November 11, 2004 - 09:03 AM
Posted November 11, 2004 - 09:21 PM
bike looks big bulky and heavy, I couldnt ride one of those!
Still probably a lot more agile than an 84 TT600.....