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[*] posted on 12-13-2017 at 01:00 PM
2018 Dakar preview (bikes)


Dirtrider put together a really,really good Dakar preview of our american team....23 DAYS!!!

https://www.dirtrider.com/40th-dakar-rally-2018-preview
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[*] posted on 12-13-2017 at 02:11 PM


Great read thanks. Good to see Short back on the bike. He has always been a classy guy. I can see both Brabec and Samuels getting some stage wins or even running first and second a time or two.
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[*] posted on 12-13-2017 at 02:19 PM


Yes it was a great read, thanks.
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[*] posted on 12-13-2017 at 04:45 PM


There have been some great "insight" things on the utube channel on ROKU....DAKAR is BOSS



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[*] posted on 12-13-2017 at 09:08 PM


Awesome link, thanks for posting.
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[*] posted on 12-14-2017 at 11:57 AM


anyone dare to take a stab at how bryce menzies 2wd mini will fare against the pugs?
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[*] posted on 12-14-2017 at 12:41 PM


Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
anyone dare to take a stab at how bryce menzies 2wd mini will fare against the pugs?


Menzies is a great driver. The navigation part is what worries me. If he can figure that out he should do well.
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[*] posted on 12-14-2017 at 01:08 PM


My money is on the PUGS, total package is impressive,,,



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[*] posted on 12-15-2017 at 10:48 AM


JAN 6th....not only DAKAR but SUPERCROSS!!!!! KRoc says he's ready for A1! whatdayathink?:bounce:
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[*] posted on 12-15-2017 at 11:13 AM


Quote: Originally posted by del mar  
JAN 6th....not only DAKAR but SUPERCROSS!!!!! KRoc says he's ready for A1! whatdayathink?:bounce:


:lol:Marvin and Eli say the same thing though! hope he's not rushing it.....
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[*] posted on 12-27-2017 at 01:56 PM


NBC Sports channel is showing the rally(sort of). First show is Sunday 1-7-18 at 2:30 pm. Channels 81 & 723 on Comcast in the Bay Area.
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[*] posted on 12-27-2017 at 04:30 PM


Quote: Originally posted by bent-rim  
NBC Sports channel is showing the rally(sort of). First show is Sunday 1-7-18 at 2:30 pm. Channels 81 & 723 on Comcast in the Bay Area.


im lost, I can't figure this out. NBCsports TV schedule doesn't show it....anyone figure out how to view it on directv?
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[*] posted on 12-27-2017 at 04:40 PM


Quote: Originally posted by del mar  
Quote: Originally posted by bent-rim  
NBC Sports channel is showing the rally(sort of). First show is Sunday 1-7-18 at 2:30 pm. Channels 81 & 723 on Comcast in the Bay Area.


im lost, I can't figure this out. NBCsports TV schedule doesn't show it....anyone figure out how to view it on directv?


NBC Sports channel is #220 on Directv. Shows Dakar 2:30pm Sunday 1/7 on my program guide. I have it set up to record all showings.
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[*] posted on 12-27-2017 at 04:52 PM


Quote: Originally posted by KurtG  
Quote: Originally posted by del mar  
Quote: Originally posted by bent-rim  
NBC Sports channel is showing the rally(sort of). First show is Sunday 1-7-18 at 2:30 pm. Channels 81 & 723 on Comcast in the Bay Area.


im lost, I can't figure this out. NBCsports TV schedule doesn't show it....anyone figure out how to view it on directv?


NBC Sports channel is #220 on Directv. Shows Dakar 2:30pm Sunday 1/7 on my program guide. I have it set up to record all showings.


gracias! the nbcsn for some reason doesn't show it and directv guide I get "access denied" I guess because im in mexico?? anyway thanks! im ready:yes:
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[*] posted on 12-27-2017 at 08:30 PM


Just what do you think is the dollar figure on a Dakar bike? I know what I have in my KTM 500 and it wouldn't compete with these bikes!
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[*] posted on 12-27-2017 at 09:37 PM


Quote: Originally posted by advrider  
Just what do you think is the dollar figure on a Dakar bike? I know what I have in my KTM 500 and it wouldn't compete with these bikes!


far as I figure....350K, when stolen anyway ;)
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[*] posted on 12-27-2017 at 10:04 PM


Quote: Originally posted by advrider  
Just what do you think is the dollar figure on a Dakar bike? I know what I have in my KTM 500 and it wouldn't compete with these bikes!


Just for the bike my guess is in the $25,000 range. But that is more of a guess. The support crews, parts etc probably $250,000-$500,000, again just a guess. Flying in bikes, people, parts and support vehicles is not cheap. Throw in a helo and the price can get out of hand quick.
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[*] posted on 12-28-2017 at 05:57 AM


Great post! I still like the SCORE and NORRA Baja 1000s better though. Maybe because they are close by and I can actually participate, but that counts :bounce::bounce:
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[*] posted on 12-28-2017 at 07:01 AM


Quote: Originally posted by advrider  
Just what do you think is the dollar figure on a Dakar bike? I know what I have in my KTM 500 and it wouldn't compete with these bikes!


I bet the factory supported bikes have 100k plus into them. They say the factory supercross bikes have a 100k in them so why not the Dakar bikes?
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[*] posted on 12-28-2017 at 10:53 AM


here's the scoop on KTM's new 450 RALLY bike!!!

https://acculength.com/dirt-bikes/the-ktm-450-rally-unbeaten...
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