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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: Trailrider on June 24, 2008, 02:26:49 pm

Title: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: Trailrider on June 24, 2008, 02:26:49 pm
After what felt like an eternity of indecisiveness I decided on a 2nd bike. ;D

And I had the honour of opening the box myself!

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/image005.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/image004.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/image001.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/image002.jpg)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Colyn on June 24, 2008, 02:28:39 pm
Geluk man.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Hentie @ Riders on June 24, 2008, 02:33:07 pm
Baie geluk ek is seker jy gaan hom baie geniet. ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: express on June 24, 2008, 02:35:12 pm
Baie mooi man !!!
Maak die boks heeltemal oop dat ons kan sien.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Red on June 24, 2008, 02:37:01 pm
Nice, TR.  Are we going to see some ride reports now? 

Love the colour, by the way.  ;)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Claude Deyzel on June 24, 2008, 02:38:46 pm
what a feeling hey?!
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 24, 2008, 02:40:11 pm
what a feeling hey?!

Like a kid at Christmas! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Captain Zef on June 24, 2008, 02:40:27 pm
Geluk man....

Hmmm van watse lorrie het die bike afgeval? Dit lyk soos een of ander shady agterplaas :D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: JourneyMan on June 24, 2008, 02:41:18 pm
Lekker man! Congrats!
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: bobnob on June 24, 2008, 02:43:09 pm
geluk  ;)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: LuckyStriker on June 24, 2008, 02:44:30 pm
Cool!

I'm curious. Did they drop the box off in your back yard and you assembled it yourself?
Probably not hey? (dealer's back yard?)

I would love it if a dealer dropped the boxed bike off at my home...like a big present
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: 1X on June 24, 2008, 02:45:36 pm
Baie geluk. Bliksem dit moet lekker wees om so n twatwaffle te kan oopmaak ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: LuckyStriker on June 24, 2008, 02:45:44 pm
forget it, I can now see that it is in the dealership's backyard
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 24, 2008, 02:47:49 pm
I would love it if a dealer dropped the boxed bike off at my home...like a big present

Met 'n strik en als ;D Would be nice.

Dealer's back yard. They got a whole shipment of bikes in. Among those were 3 TA's, 1 Vara and 4 x CTX200's. All sold already.

These 700 TA's really go quickly. I think Honda George sold 35 in 3 months.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Eisbein on June 24, 2008, 02:50:16 pm
Very lekker!

So when are you coming to show it ?

;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Pistonpete on June 24, 2008, 02:51:07 pm
Congrats ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: bobnob on June 24, 2008, 02:52:39 pm
i always suspected that they build honda's in a backyard somewhere from old rusty metal just lying around  :lamer:

Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Lourens ツ on June 24, 2008, 02:53:42 pm
Congrats! Very-very nice. :thumleft:
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: edgy on June 24, 2008, 02:55:15 pm
Mooi man,nice one TR!
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: SuperJuice on June 24, 2008, 02:55:40 pm
Nice one. Was wondering who was going to do the PDI...
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 24, 2008, 02:58:57 pm
Nice one. Was wondering who was going to do the PDI...

It's being done as we speak ;)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 24, 2008, 02:59:45 pm
Very lekker!

So when are you coming to show it ?

;D ;D ;D

Might join you at a Drinks Friday one of these days...
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Eisbein on June 24, 2008, 03:01:23 pm
Very lekker!

So when are you coming to show it ?

;D ;D ;D

Might join you at a Drinks Friday one of these days...

Gonna hold you to that, my friend...

;D ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: IceCreamMan on June 24, 2008, 03:04:03 pm
Lekker TR , good choice ,i like the TA
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 24, 2008, 03:05:16 pm
Lekker TR , good choice ,i like the TA

Thanks ICM

My bro, Spook, also bought a Suzuki DL 1000 today.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Adventurer on June 24, 2008, 03:06:27 pm
Lekker TR, just in time for the EC Bash.... 8) 8)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: shark_za on June 24, 2008, 03:13:41 pm
The CTX's suspension thanks you ;)

Nice bike, congrats.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 24, 2008, 03:14:35 pm
The CTX's suspension thanks you ;)

Nice bike, congrats.


Bwaaahahahaha!

It held "up" quite well considering...
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Stofstreep on June 24, 2008, 03:34:18 pm
I are jealous!!!! ;D ;D
Red the only color for a Honda!!
Big congrats man may you and your family get much enjoyment out of it!! :thumright:
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 24, 2008, 03:40:13 pm
Baie geluk!! Vat hom vir n spin Stilbaai se kant toe en kom wys. Chris.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: mountainboy on June 24, 2008, 03:43:01 pm
jaslaaik meneer

daai mos a kwaai bike!!!

meneer moet ve os lekker wheelie!!!
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 24, 2008, 03:46:13 pm
jaslaaik meneer

daai mos a kwaai bike!!!

meneer moet ve os lekker wheelie!!!

Ek kan hom doen daai ding ;) ;D

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Test%20Rides/XL700V%20TransAlp/TRTA.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Test%20Rides/XL700V%20TransAlp/TRWeelie2.jpg)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: mountainboy on June 24, 2008, 03:49:29 pm
windgat!!

dis bedonnerd!  :drif:
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 24, 2008, 03:50:29 pm
MtB - you still owe me a ride BTW...

What R you doing this weekend? ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Maya_The_Bee on June 24, 2008, 03:53:43 pm
wow very nice...one day i ll also see how it feels to open that crate to find my.......hm....i seriously like this new Tenere , but since its a thumper single , is it around the same power as the KLR ?
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Mark Hardy on June 24, 2008, 03:58:41 pm
Congrats and enjoy
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: blazes on June 24, 2008, 06:00:05 pm
Velly Nice ;)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: michnus on June 24, 2008, 06:00:57 pm
Flipped TR, baie geluk, dis n lekker geskenk.  :occasion14:
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: BMWPE on June 24, 2008, 06:45:56 pm
Congrats
Nice bike
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Plothond on June 24, 2008, 06:52:46 pm
Congrats - lekker having a new boney  :)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Stephan on June 24, 2008, 06:53:37 pm
Nice one TR, now we're waiting for a pic of the bike in the dust!  ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Raggety on June 24, 2008, 07:45:46 pm
Hi Trailrider.

congrates.

Seeing that we did not get hold of each other when I was down in Moseel and George in December, you now have the means  to come and meet in the Eastern Free State.

Too much of those wheelies and that backtyre will be worn out before you reach me.

If red is the only colour for a Honda, who knows of a place that will do justice to a blue Varadero and not let it cost the same as a second bike.

Enjoy the TA, TR
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 24, 2008, 07:59:05 pm
The TA I did the wheelie with was not mine, but a friend's. He wanted to know if it was possible. I doubt I'll wheelie mine. ;)

For the time being it will be ridden in nicely.

It just had to be Red yes ;D but I read somewhere that the colour is on 4 panels only and if you buy 4 more you can interchange the colour of the bike. Good idea, but those panels will cost plenty methinks.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Stephan on June 24, 2008, 08:04:43 pm
One Saturday trip should take care of the running in!  ;D ;D And don't tell me you won't enjoy it.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: PARAMED on June 24, 2008, 08:11:50 pm
Wohoooo,TR that is awesome,enjoy her and cant wait to meet up for a ride or two! ;D
Congrats man!
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Etienne2T on June 24, 2008, 08:48:53 pm
Congrats man,i take it your ride reports are going to get even cooler now.!!
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Captain Zef on June 24, 2008, 08:51:51 pm
I like the panel design of the TA very much ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Matroos (aka JJred) on June 24, 2008, 09:13:39 pm
Baie geluk TR, mag jy derduisende veilige kilos met die bike doen.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Geoff on June 24, 2008, 09:23:17 pm
The TA I did the wheelie with was not mine, but a friend's. He wanted to know if it was possible. I doubt I'll wheelie mine. ;)

Ja thought that was strange .Nice bike ,a year in the making ? ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: White Stripes on June 24, 2008, 09:42:25 pm
 :wav: :wav: :wav: :wav: :wav:
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: SGB on June 24, 2008, 09:44:55 pm
Mooi man, geluk en geniet hom!
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Watty on June 24, 2008, 10:03:38 pm
Very nice!  Bring it to the EC WD Bash next month? - easy route via N2 - Humansdorp - Patensie to camp-site if you feel that the time for gravel exploration is not quite yet there.   BTW, I have always been under the impression that Honda's originate from the land of the Rising Sun, but looking at the first foto I am now totally confused.   
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 24, 2008, 10:22:20 pm
The CTX and NXR was built in Brazil. Other models are built in USA, Spain and Japan.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 24, 2008, 10:23:50 pm
Very nice!  Bring it to the EC WD Bash next month?

I was wondering about that. I really want to do that trail to the dam, so maybe the CTX would be better.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: The TRANSPORTER on June 24, 2008, 10:31:39 pm
Schweeeeet bike....and enjoy .....hee haaaaa... ;) ;)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: BigEd on June 24, 2008, 11:20:25 pm
i always suspected that they build honda's in a backyard somewhere from old rusty metal just lying around  :lamer:



I heard that was the Dakars traded in on the new TAs ;D

Bobnob, kom ons gaan drink...voor ek 'n :lamer: kry... ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: keithk on June 25, 2008, 06:30:37 am
Hey TR Congrats ! great colour , may you enjoy many Km's of good riding. Will you be doing any mods?
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Doggone on June 25, 2008, 07:28:19 am
Tr Congrats man!Many Happy Km's !!
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: edgy on June 25, 2008, 07:28:41 am
so maybe the CTX would be better    !!!You gotta be shitting us!We wanna see the bike!
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: letsgofishing on June 25, 2008, 07:32:00 am
Very nice!  Bring it to the EC WD Bash next month?

I was wondering about that. I really want to do that trail to the dam, so maybe the CTX would be better.

Sissie!!! ;)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: letsgofishing on June 25, 2008, 07:35:05 am
I would love it if a dealer dropped the boxed bike off at my home...like a big present

Met 'n strik en als ;D Would be nice.

Dealer's back yard. They got a whole shipment of bikes in. Among those were 3 TA's, 1 Vara and 4 x CTX200's. All sold already.

These 700 TA's really go quickly. I think Honda George sold 35 in 3 months.

So where are all the new Garden Route Wild Dog members?
I think you should have a chat to Andre and tell him to tell all new buyers about us.
Perhaps I should design a small flyer that can be distributed to all dealers? ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 25, 2008, 07:36:37 am
Hey TR Congrats ! great colour , may you enjoy many Km's of good riding. Will you be doing any mods?

O yes - Topbox already has a list!

Very nice!  Bring it to the EC WD Bash next month?

I was wondering about that. I really want to do that trail to the dam, so maybe the CTX would be better.

Sissie!!! ;)

;D

So where are all the new Garden Route Wild Dog members?
Perhaps I should design a small flyer that can be distributed to all dealers? ;D

Good idea!
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: malJohann on June 25, 2008, 08:29:38 am
Congrats on the bike TR. Very unexpected. Quick question; With the type of riding you usually get up to, why did you choose the TA?
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Eisbein on June 25, 2008, 08:42:37 am
Very nice!  Bring it to the EC WD Bash next month?

I was wondering about that. I really want to do that trail to the dam, so maybe the CTX would be better.

Sissie!!! ;)

+100!

Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Eisbein on June 25, 2008, 08:48:55 am
Congrats on the bike TR. Very unexpected. Quick question; With the type of riding you usually get up to, why did you choose the TA?

Not answering on his behalf, but he is keeping the CTX, not replacing it.
So the TA is extending his range (and the ability to take Mrs Trailrider with) - the CTX will still be used for trailriding...

(although I suspect as he gets comfortable with the bigger bike it might see a little more rough stuff as well...)

Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 25, 2008, 09:17:03 am
Congrats on the bike TR. Very unexpected. Quick question; With the type of riding you usually get up to, why did you choose the TA?

Not answering on his behalf, but he is keeping the CTX, not replacing it.
So the TA is extending his range (and the ability to take Mrs Trailrider with) - the CTX will still be used for trailriding...

(although I suspect as he gets comfortable with the bigger bike it might see a little more rough stuff as well...)


Correct!

I was looking at XR400's and such, but those just do what the 200 does better and I am not selling the 200. So why have two bikes that do basically the same thing? The TA is a radical change, a different bike that does different things to the trail bike. It broadens the potential and compliments the "fleet" in the garage. The TA can do more mileage in less time and take a pillion. It won't go where the CTX can but I will take it as far as it can go.

Both bikes will still get lots of riding time. Trail riding remains my first love.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20reports/Monster%20on%20the%20Mountain%20082007/P8180099.jpg)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 25, 2008, 09:20:44 am
And if I might ad - the trend seems to be 2 bikes. My friends Eisbein, Tok-tokkie, Rooipoot etc. etc. all have big and small bikes. Now we'll use what suits whatever trip the best, where previously they had to "wait" for me on the 200 on the good roads. Each bike used for it's purpose.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Eisbein on June 25, 2008, 09:40:18 am
I won't go with it where the CTX can but I will take it as far as it can go.

Fixed ;)

Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Eisbein on June 25, 2008, 09:41:19 am
where previously they had to "wait" for me on the 200 on the good roads.

I don't remember you having to wait for me and the GS last time we did a bit of technical riding ...


;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 25, 2008, 10:13:08 am
I was polite ;)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Eisbein on June 25, 2008, 10:18:26 am
I was polite ;)

Oh - THAT's what it was...

:P :P
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: GEE-SH on June 25, 2008, 10:24:07 am
Bliksems dis nog altyd my droom om te sien hoe my nuwe bike gebore word!!! Geluk hy ruik seker soos n nuwe pop
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: shark_za on June 25, 2008, 10:25:19 am
Does the TA have a low first gear? Or is the clutch going to take a lot of work on a trailride?
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 25, 2008, 10:29:34 am
I don't know if the TA can Trailride. We'll see.

I do the rough stuff with the 200 though.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: KiLRoy on June 25, 2008, 10:30:38 am
Nice TR - congrats!!!!!!!!

Whats the power difference between the old and new TA?

H
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 25, 2008, 10:37:19 am
The new has about 25% more I think. Will have to check.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: KiLRoy on June 25, 2008, 11:02:56 am
Do you know how the new one is in relation to the Wee-Strom?

H
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Solicitor on June 25, 2008, 02:03:43 pm
Hey Trailrider.  Congratulations on your new and most exellent purchase!!  I am really happy for you.  Few things in life as nice as getting that new bike.   ;D   
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: BigEd on June 25, 2008, 02:08:21 pm
The new has about 25% more I think. Will have to check.

38KW to 44.1KW as far as I read it. Nice!
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 25, 2008, 02:13:50 pm
The new has about 25% more I think. Will have to check.

38KW to 44.1KW as far as I read it. Nice!

16% - So Uiltjie misled me! ;D

Do you know how the new one is in relation to the Wee-Strom?

H

Yes. Better ;D Just ask Captain Slow!
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: LeonDude on June 25, 2008, 08:20:43 pm
Congrats TR, that's a very nice bike!

But how do they explain this bit? Made is Spain?
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Etienne2T on June 25, 2008, 08:33:22 pm
even my nxr comes from spain
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Kev on June 25, 2008, 09:38:42 pm
Same as BMW or VW being made in South Africa....
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 25, 2008, 10:45:58 pm
even my nxr comes from spain

Nope - Brazil.

Honda has factories all over. Read the whole thread ;)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Etienne2T on June 25, 2008, 10:51:33 pm
Oh, i just asumed,cuase the manual is half spanish
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 25, 2008, 11:04:16 pm
So.....

I got my bike today ;D

After jumping through all the bank's hoops I got it just before 5pm.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/TASR.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P6250005.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P6250003.jpg)

Once again (and as has been reported here on WD lots of times) the service from Honda Wing George was absolutely superb!

I took ownership of a polished bike, with a FULL tank and a bottle of Champagne to boot! ;D

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/Congrats.jpg)

I rolled it off the showroom floor myself:

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P6250011.jpg)

It had 0km. Not 5km, not 1km, ZERO km! ;D

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P6250009.jpg)

What a feeling!

We had to be somewhere tonight, but I rode it some before and after. It is now sound asleep in my garage with 18km on the clock ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Beagle Boy on June 25, 2008, 11:12:23 pm
Mooi TR, I hope you have many happy miles on it ..... Congrats !!!  ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: LeonDude on June 25, 2008, 11:17:49 pm
Hell congrats again man, that is absolutely fabulous! Hope you have years of enjoyment with that bike!
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: letsgofishing on June 26, 2008, 07:31:29 am
Have you taken the missus for a ride yet?
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Mark Hardy on June 26, 2008, 07:41:41 am
once again contrats, hope the three of you share many many happy dirty miles together. ow go get that bike dirty but before that, kick it it's side stand so you can at least the first fall out the way.  ;) >:D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Watty on June 26, 2008, 07:52:35 am
(http://www.emotihost.com/glass6/3.gif)Mmmmmm, I do not see any Wild Dog stickers?
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 26, 2008, 07:56:50 am
Or crashbars or knobblies or panniers or...

Let the pimping begin! ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Eisbein on June 26, 2008, 08:05:48 am
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: The TRANSPORTER on June 26, 2008, 08:44:03 am
Very very nice again....now go and change your bike details correctly on your avatar description.... ;D ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 26, 2008, 08:47:53 am
There is no XL700V yet :-\
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Stofstreep on June 26, 2008, 09:07:42 am
:drif: :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: The TRANSPORTER on June 26, 2008, 10:56:21 am
Vir wat noem hul dan die bleddie ding dan n 700...... >:D >:D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Lito on June 26, 2008, 11:13:06 am
Dude, thats truly awesome. Congratulations!  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Maya_The_Bee on June 26, 2008, 11:28:18 am
beautiful bike, ride safe , and enjoy it . lovely colour too. so what bling u thinkin of ? :)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Labrat on June 26, 2008, 11:30:36 am
Baie geluk dit moet n great gevoel wees  :drif: 
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Funplifier on June 26, 2008, 12:20:41 pm
Very very nice bike...now its time to explore our beautiful country
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 26, 2008, 01:18:21 pm
beautiful bike, ride safe , and enjoy it . lovely colour too. so what bling u thinkin of ? :)

Lots & lots!

Starting with the handlebar raisers and bigger foot pegs today.

Will also get the crashbars and bash plate and and and... ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Stofstreep on June 26, 2008, 01:21:31 pm
Seriously consider other hand guards too.   Soon. ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Maya_The_Bee on June 26, 2008, 01:23:41 pm
Very nice... good luck n dont forget to post pics as u mod the pretty little babbby.

I owned a previous model of this bike..also was very nice. but this one is  more powerful than the older one , plus i like the design features a lot. That round front light does it for me..very sexy..

At first i thought , a bit too beautiful for an offroader, but i suppose unless u dont care bout it , u wont ride it to drop it. As a light on/off  tourer , its a beautiful bike. I d dig to own one myself.

But again , i fell in love with the new NOMAD Tenere.. Cant lie...i mean i want to but i just cant :)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Roné on June 26, 2008, 08:46:05 pm
enjoy had the same feeling a month ago when i took my Versys out the box
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Raider on June 26, 2008, 08:55:29 pm
Well done TR!!

Great bike!

I like the colour.

Enjoy and ride safely.

Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 27, 2008, 12:26:26 am
Sheez. Night two and the bike only has 49km on the clock :-\ Work, work, work. The weather forecast says it's raining cats and dog the next two days too. I just cannot catch a break :-\

I did make time to fiddle with the bike a bit though.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P6260025.jpg)

I got some goodies today ;D

Extra tubes, tyre levers, bigger foot pegs and handle bar raisers:

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P6260033.jpg)

The bike has lots of space underneath the seat, so I put the smaller levers in the back compartment...

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P6260045.jpg)

...along with a tube. The toolkit, puncture kit, cloth, other tube and longer tyre lever in the compartment in the front:

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P6260050.jpg)

Next the handle bars had to be raised. Standard:

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P6260055.jpg)

I used the lowest setting of the raisers first (there are 3 settings) and it made a hell of a difference. I love it!

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P6260059.jpg)

What I don't like is the metal finish. I will have the raisers powder coated black to make it blend in better (yeah, I'm a perfectionist).

Looks good from the cockpit side though.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P6260060.jpg)

Next up - foot pegs.

Standard:

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P6260064.jpg)

Better:

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P6260069.jpg)

View from the top:

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P6260080.jpg)

Old and new:

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/Pegs-1.jpg)

The pegs are slightly higher so I had to adjust the gear lever a bit. Also, now I think the handles needs to be raised a bit more as well.

Hopefully I will be able to get a good ride in soon!

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/Completed.jpg)

What next? Well, in time, better hand guards, crash bars, bash plate.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Etienne2T on June 27, 2008, 12:29:53 am
What pegs are those?
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 27, 2008, 12:47:20 am
Not sure. Might even be made on order for Honda Wing George. I'll try and find out.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Etienne2T on June 27, 2008, 12:48:12 am
will they work on my bike?
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 27, 2008, 12:55:30 am
I don't think so. The packet said TransAlp specific. Wingman took the rubbers off his NXR foot pegs and it does have serrated pegs underneath. Works great for him.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 27, 2008, 12:55:45 am
Does anybody know if you get a hi fender for this bike like you do for the 990 KTM?
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Etienne2T on June 27, 2008, 12:57:12 am
I don't think so. The packet said TransAlp specific. Wingman took the rubbers off his NXR foot pegs and it does have serrated pegs underneath. Works great for him.

Thanks will have a look
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Watty on June 27, 2008, 08:05:57 am
Nice one TR.  A little tip ... put those tubes in some PVC-reinforced little bag (cheapo wallet/vanity bag type you get from the street merchants!) before stacking them under the seat ... exposed rubber do not like chaffing and in that position they could quite easily get damaged.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 27, 2008, 08:11:20 am
Good Idea.

Thanks Watty!
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: mountainboy on June 27, 2008, 08:12:34 am
how does it feel to go beyond 60km/h  :ricky:
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Highlander on June 27, 2008, 08:20:35 am
congrats TR, lekker bike
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 27, 2008, 08:28:07 am
how does it feel to go beyond 60km/h  :ricky:

I'm riding it in, so I cant go faster than 60 yet... in first! ;D

MB stop talking stront - when are you coming to visit? Jislaaik maar mens moet jou lek om op 'n ride te gaan :-\ I have extra tubes ;) ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Eisbein on June 27, 2008, 09:19:37 am
Does anybody know if you get a hi fender for this bike like you do for the 990 KTM?

I was wondering about that as well...

Ask LGF (or some other photoshop dude) to put it in to see what it'll look like.

;D ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Shrek on June 27, 2008, 11:59:41 am
Nice machine enjoy.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Rooipoot on June 27, 2008, 02:30:35 pm
So.....


(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P6250011.jpg)

What a feeling!


en kyk hoe blink Vuurvliegie se ogies....!!

Geluk mense, geluk...
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 29, 2008, 12:00:06 am
Does anybody know if you get a hi fender for this bike like you do for the 990 KTM?

I was wondering about that as well...

Ask LGF (or some other photoshop dude) to put it in to see what it'll look like.

;D ;D

Thanks LGF.

Somehow it doesn't look as good as I thought it would :-\
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: michnus on June 29, 2008, 09:28:07 am
Neee, man TR, the TA looks cool just the way it is, trying to mod it to look like a KTM, will make it less reliable.   >:D :D

What you can try is to paint the front fender the same colour as the bike, something to the effect of the AT and Versys, I think it wll break all the blackness on the bike a bit.

Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 29, 2008, 09:38:02 am
I agree Michnus. Ek gaan die idee om die looks te verander maar eers laat vaar. I'll rather focus on the practical like crash bars and bash plates.

The bike has no bash plate. That silver is just fairing and the underside of the TA is totally exposed.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: letsgofishing on June 29, 2008, 06:32:07 pm
Does anybody know if you get a hi fender for this bike like you do for the 990 KTM?

I was wondering about that as well...

Ask LGF (or some other photoshop dude) to put it in to see what it'll look like.

;D ;D

Thanks LGF.

Somehow it doesn't look as good as I thought it would :-\

It needs a 21" front wheel ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Kykdaar on June 29, 2008, 06:52:37 pm
Congrats TR, I hope you have many pleasant kilo's on that bike. ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 29, 2008, 06:55:39 pm
It needs a 21" front wheel ;D

Why? GS's have been riding "everywhere" with 19" wheels for years ;)

Congrats TR, I hope you have many pleasant kilo's on that bike. ;D

Thanks Kykdaar
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Oppad on June 30, 2008, 07:57:28 pm
Heit, ek sien die thread nou eers! Congratulations TR and many happy k's on the bike. Looking forward to some ride reports and feedback on the boney
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on June 30, 2008, 08:00:53 pm
Dankie!

RR hier: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=19708.0

Waneer kom jy nou George toe?
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on July 08, 2008, 05:54:38 pm
Seriously consider other hand guards too.   Soon. ;D

Done. Proper steel enforced "wrap around" hand guards.

Also added TKC's front & rear.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P7080001.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P7080014.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P7080002.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P7080011.jpg)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Disselboom on July 08, 2008, 06:00:05 pm
Man, those TKC's just changes the whole attitude of the bike.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Stofstreep on July 08, 2008, 06:04:31 pm
Yea!!!!!
You'll feel the difference with those hand guards.

And that bike is even more sexy than before!! ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on July 08, 2008, 06:21:16 pm
Crash bars and bash plate next ;)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Stofstreep on July 08, 2008, 06:29:48 pm
BTW just for interest sake.
Go and inquire what Honda charges for those mirrors.
Replaced one on mine a few years ago and it was about R350 I think.
Bought one for the KLR the other day R180.
Exactly the same thing.
But just make sure.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Roné on July 08, 2008, 07:27:39 pm
Lyk my jy maak reg vir baie modder.......................
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Geoff on July 08, 2008, 08:51:22 pm
Lyk my jy maak reg vir baie modder.......................

Whaaaatttt ??/
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on July 08, 2008, 08:59:08 pm
Lyk my jy maak reg vir baie modder.......................

Whaaaatttt ??/

;D

Ag you don't mind mud. I've seen you ride through loads of it ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Etienne2T on July 08, 2008, 09:08:25 pm
Those tkc's look gooood, if only i had the money
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Red Adventure on July 09, 2008, 12:16:52 pm
Ag please tell me what make of hand guards those are?
They are what I put on my XCountry but didn't take note of the make and every body always asks me.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on July 09, 2008, 12:31:55 pm
I think it's EMCO. I'll have to make sure.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: keithk on July 09, 2008, 06:16:39 pm
TA looking good, starting to shape , will be great to hear how she handles the conditions with the new tires. Enjoy the EC Bash
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on July 14, 2008, 09:07:43 am
Welcome to the world of big bikes...

I got my first speed fine - R200 - and that happened while I was still riding it in... ::)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Eisbein on July 14, 2008, 09:25:52 am
;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on July 15, 2008, 03:01:10 pm
Hmmm. Another R200 fine. :-\ Also while I was still riding it in.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Eisbein on July 15, 2008, 03:09:41 pm
Hmmm. Another R200 fine. :-\ Also while I was still riding it in.

Sorry that I think this is funny, but you've been used to a bike that couldn't break the highway speed limits even if you tried - now that your right wrist holds more power you need to watchit...


What's that quote from Spiderman ?
Oh yes - 'With great power comes great responsibility' ...

Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: mountainboy on July 15, 2008, 03:17:48 pm
Oh yes - 'With great power comes great responsibility' ...




 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

 :imaposer:
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on July 15, 2008, 03:27:52 pm
Oh yes - 'With great power comes great responsibility' ...



:biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

 :imaposer:

Watchit Vespaboy!
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: tok-tokkie on July 15, 2008, 10:00:48 pm
Oh yes - 'With great power comes great responsibility' ...



:biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

 :imaposer:

Watchit Vespaboy!
What with Mountainboy's thread of his funniest moment at the EC Bash & this comment.  Whats with the Detour project when there's a career for you at Noyes Pharmacy Vespaboy?
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Roné on July 16, 2008, 09:31:12 pm
 :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on September 01, 2008, 06:09:49 pm
Some more additions added to the bike.

This weekend in Cape Town I visited my friend Topbox in his new store (http://www.advrider.co.za/). Man he's got some nice stuff. I ended up leaving with Crash Bars, Soft luggage panniers, Soft luggage pannier brackets and a waterproof topbox & bracket with pillion backrest. Thanks Topbox! Great service and great products at a great price :thumleft:

When I got home they were installed without delay.  :biggrin:

Soft Luggage pannier brackets:

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/PB1.jpg)

They fit nicely and work well. The panniers are the Kappa TK714 panniers (http://www.kappamoto.com/catalogoonline/tabid/55/Product/68/TK714.aspx). On first impression they look strong and durable. We'll be sure to test them soon! 8)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/PB2.jpg)

Kappa Crash bars. They fasten to the frame - same as the Givi Crash Bars.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/CB1.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/CB2.jpg)

The Kappa K49 Topbox (http://www.kappamoto.com/catalogoonline/tabid/55/Product/24/K49.aspx). This topbox is waterproof with a backrest for the pillion. Now Mrs. TR can ride in style 8)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/BR.jpg)

I also added the personalized Wild Dog sticker. Thanks XT660R! Looks great :thumleft:

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/TR.jpg)

The finished product with all the luggage fitted:

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/TA.jpg)

Mrs. TR and I can't wait to test the new stuff on a trip. Maybe a quick one-nighter to "the Hell" :ricky:
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Captain Zef on September 01, 2008, 06:14:35 pm
Lekker lekker ou maat ek het gewonder of die Honda nog loop :D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Trailrider on September 01, 2008, 06:18:05 pm
Next priority is a bash plate and getting rid of that darned CAT. I hear Akrapovic has a new zorst for the TA (http://trailrider.route42.co.za/Smileys/default/evil610.gif)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Etienne2T on September 01, 2008, 06:20:57 pm
Lyk great
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike
Post by: Pistonpete on September 01, 2008, 06:23:16 pm
Sure looks cool & functional TR...great job :thumleft:
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: Kykdaar on September 01, 2008, 07:00:03 pm
The bike looks great TR  :thumleft:

Does the new TA come with a centrestand? Does not seem like it from the pictures. Perhaps another good piece of kit to add?

I currently have to do it pooratech style - bike on sidestand and long tyrelever jammed under opposite rear footpeg.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: MrBig on September 01, 2008, 07:14:49 pm
very naais TR!
That TA looks the shizniz!
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: Trailrider on September 01, 2008, 07:18:22 pm
Thanks MrBig :thumleft:

Does the new TA come with a centrestand? Does not seem like it from the pictures. Perhaps another good piece of kit to add?

You can ad a centrestand but I'm not going to. The CAT is the lowest point of the bike and it's really too low. The centre stand goes even below that ruling it out as an option entirely.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/Honda%20Academy/P7260009.jpg)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: Rooies on September 01, 2008, 07:21:44 pm
Baie nice, TR!    :thumleft:
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: Operator on September 01, 2008, 07:23:22 pm
The CAT has gotto gooooooooo !!!

What is the guarantee issues ?
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: Trailrider on September 01, 2008, 07:27:31 pm
Some might have more issues than other I guess. Depends on your relationship with your dealer I suppose.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: Etienne2T on September 01, 2008, 08:10:45 pm
What does the cat do,performance wize?
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: Ratel on September 01, 2008, 08:13:41 pm
Lekker bike daar TR :thumleft:
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: Roné on September 01, 2008, 08:24:09 pm
"Mrs. TR and I can't wait to test the new stuff on a trip. Maybe a quick one-nighter to "the Hell" "

Hell I miss it already -  post the planned date and we'll see if we can do it from PE. The last time it took us 3 days to get there :thumleft:
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: The TRANSPORTER on September 01, 2008, 08:41:53 pm
What does the cat do,performance wize?

Sweet bokkoroll....nothing excepts to blog up and then beneuk jou power op so manier ja.... ;) ;)

TR get rid of the CAT.... ::) ::)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: Trailrider on September 01, 2008, 08:46:13 pm
What does the cat do,performance wize?

Sweet bokkoroll....nothing excepts to blog up and then beneuk jou power op so manier ja.... ;) ;)

TR get rid of the CAT.... ::) ::)

Don't worry I will. Soonest!
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: Etienne2T on September 01, 2008, 09:20:49 pm
So it effects the bike negatively?
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: Trailrider on September 01, 2008, 09:24:13 pm
Yes. Once it's off the bike breathes more easily and generally runs better.
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: Maya_The_Bee on September 01, 2008, 10:15:09 pm
looking mean.. love the nobblies on it. starting to look rough and tough..like it , enjoy it  :thumleft:
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: Trailrider on September 01, 2008, 10:49:44 pm
This is nice...

(http://www.bikegear.co.za/img/transalp700_engine_guard.jpg)
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: Trailrider on March 11, 2009, 04:32:06 pm
The bling continues. 8)

FINALLY tomorrow the bloody CAT will be removed from the TransAlp. Apparently the bike will pull better without it and the sound will be deeper, but not louder. Will report soonest.

After extensive research about bashplates (and which are compatible with my Kappa / Givi crashbars) I decided on Touratech. I can't wait for this piece of bling!

(http://www.touratech.com/shops/008/images/artikel/BIGIMAGE/01-520-0192-0_I_01.JPG)

And for good measure I decided to supplement my soft panniers with hard luggage as well. On my recent trip I saw just how much easier hard luggage is to use. Now, depending on where I'm going I'll have a choice between Hard and soft luggage.

This blinging thing is addictive ::)

My biggest fear is that one day there won't be anything left to add. Sheez, I sound like PistonPete and LS! :D
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: The TRANSPORTER on March 11, 2009, 07:27:24 pm
Looks nice and love the new colorscheme of the 09 as well....... :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: Trailrider on March 12, 2009, 06:35:35 pm
Next update - Kappa hard luggage added and CAT removed!

Without the CAT the bike is (thankfully) not louder but the sound is deeper (or "throatier" as Eisbein would say :D). It also feels like it pulls better right through the rev range. The difference:

Old photo - see CAT under the bike just in front of the back wheel.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride Reports 2008/My Nuwe TA/P7080001.jpg)

CAT gone! ;D

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride Reports 2008/My Nuwe TA/P3120106.jpg)

Now I can't wait for the Touratech bashplate to arrive!

The hard luggage brackets are also much better than the old ones. The old ones were functional in keeping the soft luggage away from the exhaust and wheel, but that was it.

The new brackets are very sturdy and will act as crash bars as well.

The old:

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride Reports 2008/My Nuwe TA/PB2.jpg)

The new:

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride Reports 2008/My Nuwe TA/P3120099.jpg)

When I visited the Honda Riding Academy (http://trailriderreports.blogspot.com/2008/07/honda-riding-academy.html) I was impressed that the TA's crashed so well (the two that did go down). The one thing that were exposed and did break easily were the indicators.

These brackets offer good protection for the indicators.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride Reports 2008/My Nuwe TA/P3120103.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride Reports 2008/My Nuwe TA/P3120104.jpg)

And of course they can be used for both the soft and the hard luggage.

Hard luggage fitted:

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride Reports 2008/My Nuwe TA/P3120098.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride Reports 2008/My Nuwe TA/P3120095.jpg)

I am very satisfied. The bike looks real good in real life. Next farkle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorcycle_farkle) to be added - bash plate!
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: Trailrider on March 12, 2009, 09:28:53 pm
Check out the spotlights and sliding screen.

(http://www.touratech.com/shops/008/images/artikel/bbc/01-520-0120-0_a.gif)

Don't like the light protector though.

Where are the other TA riders? Opinions?
Title: Re: At last... I bought another bike! Let the bling begin!
Post by: Trailrider on May 28, 2009, 05:17:09 pm
So finally my bash plate arrived and got fitted today!

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P5280002.jpg)

This is serious hardware and a long overdue replacement for that plastic cowl fairing.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P5280001.jpg)

The bash plate fits perfectly with the crash bars and like the crash bars it's mounted to the frame of the bike. Bottom protection goes all the way back and protects the whole engine.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P5280008.jpg)

The bike now is very close to the final product I want.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202008/My%20Nuwe%20TA/P5280007.jpg)

Unfortunately I had to fit the Tourances again today as I have a tar trip to Cape Town coming up. The TKC's will go back on a.s.a.p. The bike just looks so much better with the knobblies! (http://trailrider.route42.co.za/Smileys/default/cool.gif)
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Post by: Trailrider on May 28, 2009, 05:18:41 pm
PS. Check out how shiny those exhaust pipe headers are.

Autosol and elbow grease (http://trailrider.route42.co.za/Smileys/default/cool.gif)
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Post by: Smidty on May 28, 2009, 06:54:55 pm
WOW that really looks great!

Where can one still find autosol around here? I have been nursing a tube now for almost 4 years.  Great stuff.
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Post by: Trailrider on May 29, 2009, 02:02:01 am
George MIDAS has 6 different sorts!
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Post by: Rolf on May 29, 2009, 07:19:49 am
Now that bashplate looks awesome  :thumleft:
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Post by: letsgofishing on May 29, 2009, 07:26:07 am
Looking sharp TR!
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Post by: plonker on May 29, 2009, 12:58:15 pm
What you gonna do to upgrade the leaf springs. :imaposer:
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Post by: KiLRoy on May 29, 2009, 01:04:56 pm
TR - het jy nooit die Varadero oorweeg nie?  Daai bike gee my 'n stywe ene....?
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Post by: Kaboef on May 29, 2009, 01:29:12 pm
Now you can sell it and get yourself a decent bike.


 :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Post by: Trailrider on May 29, 2009, 03:38:14 pm

TR - het jy nooit die Varadero oorweeg nie? 


Ja ek het. Ek het hom gery ook maar nie daarvan gehou nie.


Now you can sell it and get yourself a decent bike.


 :biggrin: :biggrin:

And what do you ride? :P
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Post by: IceCreamMan on May 29, 2009, 03:42:15 pm
i am angling towards the 700, nice sweet lekker moto ...

TR , what fuel consumption you getting on it?
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Post by: Kaboef on May 29, 2009, 03:46:02 pm

And what do you ride? :P

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Post by: Trailrider on May 29, 2009, 04:05:30 pm
i am angling towards the 700, nice sweet lekker moto ...

TR , what fuel consumption you getting on it?

My best ever was 23km/L; my worst was 16km/L (that was at 160 against a helluva head wind for 200km straight. On average I get 19 - 20 km/L.
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Post by: IceCreamMan on May 29, 2009, 04:07:02 pm
i am angling towards the 700, nice sweet lekker moto ...

TR , what fuel consumption you getting on it?

My best ever was 23km/L; my worst was 16km/L (that was at 160 against a helluva head wind for 200km straight. On average I get 19 - 20 km/L.

thanks ... funny how some bikes just grab one's eye. the 700 is such a bike and casting an eye around currentyl.
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Post by: Biesie on May 29, 2009, 04:14:36 pm
Looks great J !!! Did you order the bashpalte directly from overseas or via SA distributor?

 :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Post by: Trailrider on May 29, 2009, 04:21:58 pm
I got it through Honda Wing George.
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Post by: Gee S on May 29, 2009, 05:51:24 pm
Baie geluk, geniet hom.
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Post by: Doringboom on May 29, 2009, 09:52:17 pm
TR, jou TA lyk nou sommer bakgat 8) So van die kant af, soos op jou vergelykende foto's, lyk die 'cat' regtig soos 'n kankergewas wat daar voor die agterwiel uithang. Die nuwe 'bash plate' lyk ook stukke beter as die oorspronklike plastiese 'cowling / engine protector'. Soms is daar vir my net te veel pogings deur die vervaardigers om 'n geronde (met kurwes) afwerking op 'n motorfiets in die geheel tot gevolg te hê. Ek hou tog van reguit lyne, hoeke en punte op sommige plekke. Lekker ry :ricky:
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Post by: DirtRebell on May 29, 2009, 10:18:08 pm
i always suspected that they build honda's in a backyard somewhere from old rusty metal just lying around  :lamer:



 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:


Happy riding! :ricky:
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Post by: Trailrider on September 09, 2009, 05:18:12 pm
Fitted knobblies again today 8) This bike just looks so much better with knobs!

Now, with the bash plate, knobblies and everything else fitted, for the first time the bike is exactly how I want it. 8)

(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o55/Trailrider_album/P9090029.jpg)

(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o55/Trailrider_album/TAKnobblies.jpg)

She is so sexy!!! :love4: :love7: :love4:

A VERY big thank you to ChrisL who went out of his way to help me out with the 140 Heidenau rear :thumleft: Your service is above and beyond the norm.
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Post by: scrumpyjack on September 09, 2009, 05:22:11 pm
Man that looks good, I'm also gonna go with the 140 heidie when the time comes
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Post by: Pistonpete on September 09, 2009, 05:25:17 pm
Looking knarley :mwink: :thumleft:
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Post by: Trailrider on September 09, 2009, 08:57:00 pm
Is it weird to sit in the garage now looking at my bike? 8)
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Post by: Etienne2T on September 09, 2009, 09:06:38 pm
One could eat of those header pipes!
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Post by: Trailrider on September 09, 2009, 09:08:48 pm
Yep ;D 8)
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Post by: Stev0 on September 09, 2009, 09:14:43 pm
Leo Vince ?  :pot:
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Post by: Trailrider on September 09, 2009, 09:16:39 pm
Nah. I dont like loud pipes (and neither do Cape Nature where I like to ride ;D)
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Post by: Stev0 on September 09, 2009, 09:22:01 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v158/Ck30020/P1190396Medium.jpg) :3some:
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Post by: Trailrider on September 09, 2009, 09:32:14 pm
If I get anything else it would be this screen bracket:

(http://www.touratech.com/shops/008/images/artikel/bbc/01-520-0120-0_a.gif)
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Post by: Eisbein on September 10, 2009, 04:14:10 pm
En nie die protector/braairooster nie ?

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Post by: scrumpyjack on September 10, 2009, 04:15:25 pm
that headlight protector could make a handy pot stand for my camping stove
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Post by: LuckyStriker on September 10, 2009, 04:16:09 pm
wow, that's a perfect braai grid!!
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Post by: buzzlightyear on September 10, 2009, 04:17:00 pm
En nie die protector/braairooster nie ?


:laughing4:
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Post by: MrBig on September 10, 2009, 04:19:30 pm
wow, that's a perfect braai grid!!

Nie vir Trailrider se size steaks nie.  :peepwall:
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Post by: Trailrider on September 10, 2009, 05:19:39 pm
wow, that's a perfect braai grid!!

Nie vir Trailrider se size steaks nie.  :peepwall:


Dankie Mr Big! :thumleft:

Nee Eisbein, NIE die braai grid nie :biggrin:
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Post by: Trailrider on January 31, 2010, 05:17:07 pm
And so today at last I got my new bike!!! 8) Due to some delays with the courier it only arrived today (on the Sunday). Honda Wing George opened up today and the Dealer Principle himself and a mechanic came in to transfer all the farkles off my old bike onto my new bike.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202010/2010%20TransAlp/P1310015.jpg)

I arrived at Honda George at 10:30 and left at 15:15. What other dealer you know would be willing to do that? And it didn't cost me a cent! The transfer of the farkles was part of the deal 8)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202010/2010%20TransAlp/P1310046.jpg)

New bike - 0km. Not 10km, not 5km, not 1.5km, 0KM! 8) New bike (http://trailrider.route42.co.za/Smileys/default/biggrin.gif)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202010/2010%20TransAlp/P1310059.jpg)

It's a great feeling getting a new bike whatever it is - Vuka, NXR, KLR, TransAlp, whatever. It's a great feeling. I am so greatful for this blessing that's come my way!

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202010/2010%20TransAlp/P1310067.jpg)

She sleeps in my garage tonight with 4km on the clock 8)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202010/2010%20TransAlp/P1310075.jpg)

Tomorrow we get rid of the sissy tyres and fit brand new TKC's as well as fork boots and we get rid of the CAT.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202010/2010%20TransAlp/P1310083.jpg)

Update to follow tomorrow!
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Post by: Oppad on January 31, 2010, 05:52:44 pm
And so today at last I got my new bike!!! 8) Due to some delays with the courier it only arrived today (on the Sunday). Honda Wing George opened up today and the Dealer Principle himself and a mechanic came in to transfer all the farkles off my old bike onto my new bike.

I arrived at Honda George at 10:30 and left at 15:15. What other dealer you know would be willing to do that? And it didn't cost me a cent! The transfer of the farkles was part of the deal 8)


Jeez Trailrider, I hope Coyote Cactus (next door) is still a running concern and that they were open on a Sunday. Or else, what did you do for lunch?
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Post by: Trailrider on January 31, 2010, 05:56:30 pm
Good thing you asked :biggrin: I told the dealer that this time round I don't want something that pops, but something that screws off and goes with coke ;)
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Post by: Trailrider on January 31, 2010, 05:57:31 pm
Sot when are you visiting George again? A visit to Cactus (belly button central) can be arranged!!! ;D
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Post by: Oppad on January 31, 2010, 06:05:52 pm
Sot when are you visiting George again? A visit to Cactus (belly button central) can be arranged!!! ;D

We never seem to get a chance with the baby, family visiting over the holidays and all, but me and the wife is planning a to hit the town for a weekend as soon as we can get our shit together. Very glad to hear that Cactus is still going, loved that place - especially for a quicky after work which often  turned into several last ones and dinner. I think they started to tick us off as part of the inventory at one stage. Sorry for the hijack, enjoy the bike!
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Post by: Bakkie on January 31, 2010, 06:16:01 pm
AWESOME!!!!!!

geluk
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Post by: Smidty on January 31, 2010, 06:20:23 pm
Wow!! nice, been watching all day hoping you want to go for a quickie over the mountain.  :'(

Enjoy and many safe miles. ( at least now your helmet colour fits ) :pot:
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Post by: Trailrider on January 31, 2010, 06:22:23 pm
Wow!! nice, been watching all day hoping you want to go for a quickie over the mountain.  :'(

Enjoy and many safe miles. ( at least now your helmet colour fits ) :pot:

Got a bit late for that. Maar die son gaan laat onder. Erens die week?
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Post by: GlenInk on January 31, 2010, 06:33:27 pm
Congrats TR ! Hope you enjoy it as much as you enjoyed the last one ! Happy miles ahead  :thumleft:

Just wish mine would hurry up and get here now !  ::)
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Post by: the_BOBNOB on January 31, 2010, 06:44:07 pm
lekker TR  :thumleft:

is nou well nie 'n BMW nie maar dis darem nie 'n Suzuki nie  :P

die swart lyk baie nice  :peepwall:

gaan jy hom so 'n Runner conversion doen ???
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Post by: Trailrider on January 31, 2010, 06:49:42 pm
Ek gaan nog farkle ja, maar as ek in 26 000km nog nie 'n 21" voorwiel nodig gehad het nie dink ek nie die verandering is die geld werd nie. Nie vir my nie in elk geval. As ek rof wil ry ry ek 'n klein bike. Ek glo in horses for courses. ;)
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Post by: Smidty on January 31, 2010, 07:08:48 pm
Wow!! nice, been watching all day hoping you want to go for a quickie over the mountain.  :'(

Enjoy and many safe miles. ( at least now your helmet colour fits ) :pot:

Got a bit late for that. Maar die son gaan laat onder. Erens die week?


Laat weet ma net dan maak ons 'n plan, sien hier is anner manne wat mekaar geld skuld
wat seker wil saam   :pot:
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Post by: Trailrider on January 31, 2010, 07:16:35 pm
Solank ek net kan voor ry - Swart wys maklik stof ;D
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Post by: letsgofishing on February 01, 2010, 07:45:42 am
Nice one TR  :thumleft:
Will have to go for a ride real soon  ;D
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Post by: TrailBlazer on February 01, 2010, 08:01:25 am
Baie naaaiiiissss!!!!!  Meneer   :thumleft:

Ek sal weer 'n langpad moet ry om jou te kom sien, deur Die Hel en die res van jou agterplaas.

Veilig ry met hom

TB
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Post by: Socket on February 01, 2010, 09:36:06 am
Die swart lyk vrek nice ek is nou somme lus en kry vir my ook n swarte.
Nou is jou bikes ook BEE :imaposer:
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Post by: Doggone on February 01, 2010, 09:43:03 am
Geluk man!!...Nog net jou avatar wat nog nie na die korrekte kleur 'Gefarkle" is nie. :D >:D
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Post by: Tubeless on February 01, 2010, 10:03:53 am
I missed something - TR's second TA or a replacement - could someboby please direct me to the light switch  :drif:
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Post by: blainec on February 01, 2010, 10:59:45 am
Very nice TR , I like the bike in black , now I will have to come back to George so we can Check all is well with the blue kettle in "Die Hel " and ensure that you can still pull a decent wheelie.

Ride safely and enjoy !
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Post by: Berm_Rooster on February 01, 2010, 11:23:51 am
Baie Naais J. Ek gaan sommer n plan maak om in die week te kom kyk :thumleft:
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Post by: DrDirt on February 01, 2010, 11:27:10 am
Baie geluk. :thumleft:
Pas jou ry goed op. ;D
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Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on February 01, 2010, 01:00:30 pm
Altyd n lekker gevoel n nuwe ryding!
Hoop jou trips is altyd veilig op hom :thumleft:
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Post by: Grysalp on February 01, 2010, 01:44:55 pm
Congrats TR. Many happy k's. Enjoy en kom wys
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Post by: Trailrider on February 01, 2010, 03:34:53 pm
TKC's and Fork boots fitted! 8) The bike is coming together nicely now.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202010/2010%20TransAlp/P2010038.jpg)

Tomorrow the CAT is gone and when the side panel decals LGF is designing is on we'll have a finished product.
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Post by: the_BOBNOB on February 01, 2010, 03:39:10 pm
daai is nou vir jou 'n pragtige road bike  :thumleft:

 :peepwall:
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Post by: Trailrider on February 01, 2010, 03:48:02 pm
Dankie Dankie! 8)

Ek sal sorg dat hy so af en toe dan nou teerpad ook doen om jou gelukkig te hou ;D

Ek het juis vanoggend toe hy nog sissy bande opgehad het (jou Dakar ry mos met dit? :biggrin:) so draai'tjie gaan gooi 8)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202010/2010%20TransAlp/P2010001.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202010/2010%20TransAlp/P2010025.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202010/2010%20TransAlp/P2010026.jpg)

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202010/2010%20TransAlp/P2010034.jpg)

Bobnob waar het jy gery? Op jou kantoor stoel? :biggrin:
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Post by: Socket on February 01, 2010, 03:48:59 pm
 :eek7: Ek is jaloers!
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Post by: Trailrider on February 01, 2010, 03:52:54 pm
:eek7: Ek is jaloers!

Ek is self baie tevrede met hoe sy uitgekom het sover.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202010/2010%20TransAlp/P2010038.jpg)

Maar ek is seker bevooroordeeld :biggrin:
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Post by: Smidty on February 01, 2010, 06:50:12 pm
Bliksem    :dousing:
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Post by: Panne on February 01, 2010, 07:09:14 pm
:eek7: Ek is jaloers!

Ek is self baie tevrede met hoe sy uitgekom het sover.

(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z46/Trailrider_album2/Ride%20Reports%202010/2010%20TransAlp/P2010038.jpg)

Maar ek is seker bevooroordeeld :biggrin:

Baie geluk J. Lyk bef@k met die TKC's op. Hoop jy het duisende sorgvrye kilometers met die een. :thumleft:
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Post by: Eventually on February 01, 2010, 07:26:12 pm
Nice one but why the boring grey, arent red ones faster?
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Post by: Trailrider on February 01, 2010, 07:31:11 pm
That's not the grey one - it's black! 8)

I've always wanted a black TA since the 650 days.
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Post by: Kawasefi on February 01, 2010, 09:25:39 pm
Moer! Dis 'n mooi bike TR!!  :thumleft:
Die TA en Tenerè is by verre die mooiste Adventure bikes, en hierdie een is wragtag eers mooi!
Baie geluk  :ricky:
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Post by: Sir Rat on February 02, 2010, 07:15:02 am
Hell that looks good in black. May you have thousands of trouble free KM's!!!!!!  :drif:



PS: Wanneer sit jy die delivery box op?  :pot:
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Post by: Dusty on February 02, 2010, 07:57:06 am
Congrats TR, the black is stunning  :thumleft: 
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Post by: Trailrider on February 02, 2010, 08:00:47 am

Congrats TR, the black is stunning  :thumleft: 


Thanks! Black looks best but you know that already 8)



PS: Wanneer sit jy die delivery box op?  :pot:


Wanneer ek op 'n trip gaan ;)
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Post by: Jakkals on February 02, 2010, 10:41:58 am
Hey hey baie geluk !!!!

Laaik die swart kwaai, en 'n mens maak nie 'n fout met 'n TA nie, soos jy ook al self weet.