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Project Dakar 2013 Photo Gallery
The team for Project Dakar 2013, from left: James Aultman, Justin Maley (rider), JT Fortner, Charlie Sikes and Danielle Pray. The bike we have chosen is the tried and true KTM 530XCR-W. Of course we need to turn it into a 450 and then perform extensive modifications.
Follow along with MotoUSA as we track one man's journey to Dakar.
Race Tech hooked us up with valving specs and their famous Gold Valve for testing.
WYOTECH Eagle Tech Danielle Pray preps the KTM's frame for a coat of spiffy orange paint. As it was a used bike the frame had already taken a beating.
Former Army Ranger, Charley Sikes, installs Motion Pro's REVOLVER throttle kit and tube on the handlebars before we throw it all back together next week and I start doing some riding.
The picture perfect Australian Outback with the wild flowers in bloom.
Brent Teixeira before the start of the 2011 Tuareg Rally, an eight day race across Morocco.
Dakar legend Cyril Depres at speed across the Australian Outback in the 2011 Australasian Safari.
Brent loads his Roll Book before the start of Day 3 in Morocco.
Eagle Tech, Thor Wright-Ruiz, displays his handiwork with the orange spray can. Doing things on a budget and getting it done the best we can is what it's all about at this stage of the game.
2010 winner, Australia's Ben Brabhah DNF'd the 2011 Australasian Safari.
Cyril slows for a gate on one of the worlds largest cattle stations in Western Australia
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