Wild Dog Adventure Riding

General => Wild Dog Pictures => Topic started by: Marlene on October 01, 2007, 06:30:28 pm

Title: Some of my pics!
Post by: Marlene on October 01, 2007, 06:30:28 pm
I fell down doing the sand pit, then I 'parked' my bike neatly at Alkmaar Farm in Nelspruit, went to Golden Gate with some friends, did the 'mampoer' thing in Groot Marico and tagged along to KZN !!!
Title: Re: Some of my pics!
Post by: Stofstreep on October 01, 2007, 07:00:26 pm
Very Nice!
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Post by: Trailrider on October 01, 2007, 07:06:08 pm
Very nice indeed!
Title: Re: Some of my pics!
Post by: michnus on October 01, 2007, 07:45:42 pm
Hallo Marlene, please give some more feedback on your love hate relationship with the DR. We are thinking of adding a DR to our family, but it would be great to get a female perspective on the bike and how easy or difficult it is to live with the bike.
Title: DR 650 Nice Bike!!!
Post by: Marlene on October 02, 2007, 07:46:28 am
Hi,

I've had experienced the BMW 650 GS and Dakar, the 1200 GS (hubby's bike) and the BMW XCountry 650(one day). I wouldn't swop my DR for either one.
The BMW's are very good bikes for men but on the heavy side for women. The level of my confidence on my DR is through the roof compared to the other bikes. I LOVE MY DR!!!
The only thing against the DR is the seat, I took mine to a upholstery shop to make the seat softer and it made a big difference. I'm going to Namibia in December and ordered a long range tank, the 13L tank on the bike is a bit small. Oh and get an after market exhaust(tailpiece), the bike's performance and fuel consumption is better.

Cheers
Title: Re: DR 650 Nice Bike!!!
Post by: funacide on October 02, 2007, 07:52:51 am
Hi,

I've had experienced the BMW 650 GS and Dakar, the 1200 GS (hubby's bike) and the BMW XCountry 650(one day). I wouldn't swop my DR for either one.
The BMW's are very good bikes for men but on the heavy side for women. The level of my confidence on my DR is through the roof compared to the other bikes. I LOVE MY DR!!!
The only thing against the DR is the seat, I took mine to a upholstery shop to make the seat softer and it made a big difference. I'm going to Namibia in December and ordered a long range tank, the 13L tank on the bike is a bit small. Oh and get an after market exhaust(tailpiece), the bike's performance and fuel consumption is better.

Cheers


Which upholstery shop did you use and how much did they charge?
Title: Re: Some of my pics!
Post by: Boertjie on October 02, 2007, 07:55:56 am
Hi Marlene, it is good to have another lady rider on the forum... and one that has evidently done quite a bit of DS riding to add. Nice piccies. Please keep posting more.

I am sure many of the manne would like to discuss a few things with you... I would. I am starting another thread under JOU MA... not to hi-jack yours here... to ask how I can convince Lovy to also ride again.

Title: Upholstery
Post by: Marlene on October 02, 2007, 08:21:49 am
Italian Motor Trimmers and Upholsetry
369 Soutter Street
Unit 8A Merdav Centre
Pretoria West

012-3270797
0824845363 (Sharad)

R350-00 - bargain for 'sagte gat'
Title: Re: Some of my pics!
Post by: Marlene on October 02, 2007, 08:27:13 am
Hi Marlene, it is good to have another lady rider on the forum... and one that has evidently done quite a bit of DS riding to add. Nice piccies. Please keep posting more.

I am sure many of the manne would like to discuss a few things with you... I would. I am starting another thread under JOU MA... not to hi-jack yours here... to ask how I can convince Lovy to also ride again.

I'm still 'lost' in the forum, join you when I got my aim right!!! HA HA . .


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Post by: letsgofishing on October 02, 2007, 04:10:10 pm
Nice bike you've got there - go for it!
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Post by: Pistol on October 02, 2007, 04:29:26 pm
Fun, thinking of softening and widening that seat?? ;D