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post #1 of 20 Old 01-08-2013, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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KLR wins DAKAR?

Alright, so I doubt a KLR entered the Dakar, but if one did I bet it could finish the race on 1 engine, instead going through 3 like the others do.
Anyway, I enjoyed watching the video every evening last year of the bikes. I haven't found where I can do that this year.
Here's a few cool pics though.
If any of you have found some good vids from this year could you please link them?

Is that a KLR in the background?




I'd be puckering!


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I hear a challenge going out!!!

I bet the KLR could finish but it wouldn't be anywhere near in the running to get even a mention let alone a win....lol. It would be neat to see one just doing to course.....but the entrance fee is well north of what the bike is worth no? So you'd have to be a complete fool to even think about it no??? So....how many of us are in.....????...lol


I hate sand so that rues me out....sorry...but if no sand I'm all over it....lol.

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I don't know what the fees are but I know there is a class for the older or slower or cheaper class. There were a couple guys from KS city who did it last year on 125's.

Ya a KLR would be slow, but you remember the race with the Hair and the Tortoise?

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Plus....how many will ride their machines to the race and then ride them home??? lol.

THAT would get you a mention I bet!

I'd be up for just that part of it.....a ride down to the race......and back.....Hmmmmmm....????

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Daily videos are available at www.motorcycle-usa.com. They are not as good as they used to be though.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/503/15...3-Results.aspx
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I just went onto their site and found out how much it costs to register....14,800 euro. Then you have other required expenses on top of that! Sure if you are a hardcore enthusiast, it would be money well spent.....but.....I'll have to wait for someone to die and send me the fundage or win the lottery which has even worse odds of happening!

If you look at some of the pics of the riders etc, they look like they are half zombies, beaten and tire from lack of sleep and exhausted from riding the stages.....then you see a few who are geared for it......they have a fire in their eyes....bring it on! Mentality.....excellent....But I tried to find video clips of this years race without much luck, but I truthfully didn't try very hard. I was more interested in the costs you need to pay.

It would be a good feather in one's cap to be able to say....I rode the Dakar!

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There's a few pics of my riding style in this clip!




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If a fella had the bucks, it would be worth it just for bragging rights... show up with a fully loaded KLR, unpack the camping gear, ride the race, pack up and head home. The regulars would just be standing around with their mouths open...

Could do it on a stock KLR, maybe a CD shock or something...
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There's a few pics of my riding style in this clip!
Yowza! Some of those looked painful. And note about 3 minutes in where the cage smacks the guy on the bike from behind... can't get away from crazy cagers anywhere! :P

Great vid, thanks!
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