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Dakar Rally 2013: "Project Dakar" of Justin Maley and Team - the idea





In cooperation with [ MOTORCYCLE-USA.COM ]: Dakar is the ultimate dream for many off-roaders - and usually never more than that. Every January the office is swept by Dakar fever. Even the street riders are affected by the grandeur and ultimate struggle the Dakar Rally represents.

Justin Maley is an instructor at the WyoTech campus in Daytona, Florida (USA). He too gets bitten by the rally bug and has decided to man up and do something about it. With the eventual goal of kicking off 2013 in South America, Maley is already taking the preliminary steps of this massive undertaking.

We’ve got plenty of questions about how someone goes about preparing for their first Dakar experience and figured this would be a good way to share that with readers. He’s even assembling a support crew complete with tryouts. We’ll be following along with him as he sends periodic updates on his program development, bike build and physical training.

Let’s kick it off with this brief intro and stay tuned for more information in the future. Keep an eye on Twitter and if you have any feedback make sure to mention "#projectdakar2013".

From Justin Maley: "What do you do when it’s time to hang up the boots from a competitive motocross career but you really just want to ride? This was the dilemma I faced eight years ago and have struggled with in the time since. Do I just give in and ignore my desire to ride and be competitive? Do I take up vintage racing? Do I stick to the old "with age comes a cage" adage?

My original answer was to step away almost completely and see if I could find other things to make me feel like a responsible adult. As my wife can attest, this didn’t really work out. After many discussions with Hall of Famer Scot Harden I decided Dakar should be on my bucket list. Is it possible? Can I really pull this off?

The team for Project Dakar 2013: 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.

Here is my attempt, from start to finish, of riding the 2013 Dakar in South America. A "warts and all" account if you like! Our bike of choice is a 2009 KTM 530 XCR-W modified to fit the 450cc requirements. Over the coming months "Motorcycle USA", "marathonrally.com" and I intend to let you know what broke, what worked and what was a dismal failure in (hopefully) a successful attempt at completing the Dakar Rally.

My team so far consists of myself, former Army Ranger Charlie Sikes, WyoTech Daytona instructor JT Fortner, WyoTech Eagle Tech President Danielle Pray and WyoTech Student James Aultman. In a "The Apprentice" kind of way we are going to narrow the team down to just one technician and me as the rider. Follow the story to see who we get to say "You’re FIRED!" to first..."

2012/03/14 | 17:19 CET | ARTICLE: MR/SY/MOTORCYCLE-USA.COM/MALEY











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SA-Dakar 2013: Honda unveils new model for the Dakar - the CRF450 Rally. | 10.10.2012 13:52 |




SA-Dakar 2013: New Toyota Hilux - Blueprint for a eventually Dakar winner. | 27.09.2012 07:55 |




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Dakar Rally 2013: Toyota to return with locally developed Racing Hilux | 22.07.2012 23:02 |




Dakar Rally 2013: Husqvarna Speedbrain to receive Husqvarna support | 06.06.2012 13:18 |




Dakar Rally 2013: Peterhansel and Cottret extends X-raid deal for 2013 | 31.05.2012 20:13 |




Dakar Rally 2013: Peru confirmed for take-off, start on January 5th 2013 | 27.03.2012 17:20 |




Dakar Rally 2013: "Project Dakar" of Justin Maley and Team - the idea | 14.03.2012 17:19 |




















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