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Title: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: Losper on June 12, 2018, 12:20:28 am
Jackol asked me to take him and his friends on a lekka technical 3 day trip in Lesotho.
The plan was to do a lot of river crossings and also include the gorge just north of Molengoane. This gorge was part of the Roof of Africa Bronze route in 2011 and we would be the first group to take big bikes into that area. The cherry on the cake would be Jockstrap pass on day 3.
We were, 1x 990, 1x 1190, 1x Africa Twin, 1x 701, 1x 690 and a 500.
Here is a video to give you an idea of what we were up to:



Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: Jackol. on June 12, 2018, 09:11:31 am
Dankie Losper! Dit was n ongelooflike lekker trip met die beste wat Lesotho op die spyskaart gehad het. Jy is n fantastiese toerleier!!!

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Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: m0lt3n on June 12, 2018, 10:24:45 am
Meeste pret wat mens kan he met jou broek aan!

En van my kant af ook n groot dank aan Pieter vir nog n epic Losper special!
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: Rockrider001 on June 12, 2018, 10:51:36 am
Ai manne..... dit lyk sommer erg lekker.
Dankie vir die nice video.
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: Hotwire on June 12, 2018, 11:03:20 am
Kyk, as ek gespaar word sal ek defnitief, vir Losper vra om my deur Lesotho te neem, die ou Ken Lesotho, soos wat ek nou kan afly van die roetes wat ek al gesien het op videos...

Lekker man lekker!!!!!!!!!!!

Dankie vir die video...

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Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: m0lt3n on June 12, 2018, 11:07:08 am
Kyk, as ek gespaar word sal ek defnitief, vir Losper vra om my deur Lesotho te neem, die ou Ken Lesotho, soos wat ek nou kan afly van die roetes wat ek al gesien het op videos...

Lekker man lekker!!!!!!!!!!!

Dankie vir die video...

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Ek dibk daar is maar min ouens wat Lesotho so ken soos hy, en dit sluit die locals in.
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: Losper on June 12, 2018, 11:14:44 am
Day 1: Peka brigde, Pitseng, Metolong dam, Molengoane
We entered Lesotho at Peka brigde and immediately we got of the tar into the veld on single track paths as far as possible. We did a lot of dry river beds, huge erosion dongas and refueld at Pitseng at 2pm. At that stage we were 3 hours behind schedule and I had to cut out a few other interesting technical river crossings and rock sections. We crossed the pedestrian bridge at Metolong dam at dusk and arrived at Molengoane lodge at 6pm. 
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: Losper on June 12, 2018, 11:30:50 am
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Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: w@nted on June 12, 2018, 11:44:33 am
Awesome! Who is on the 701? Good to see I am not the only one on a 701 with a BMW twatsuit :imaposer:

Would love to do a trip like this with my 701! :ricky:

Any issues with the bikes on the trip?
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: Losper on June 12, 2018, 11:54:47 am
Awesome! Who is on the 701? Good to see I am not the only one on a 701 with a BMW twatsuit :imaposer:
Would love to do a trip like this with my 701! :ricky:
Any issues with the bikes on the trip?
The rider on the 701 is ndj on the forum.
The only issue we had was a flat battery on the 690.
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: ETS on June 12, 2018, 12:05:30 pm
Japie Losper Tours!!!! Takes you places where even your mother wont find you :3some: :3some: :3some: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: ndj on June 12, 2018, 12:21:38 pm
Awesome! Who is on the 701? Good to see I am not the only one on a 701 with a BMW twatsuit :imaposer:

Would love to do a trip like this with my 701! :ricky:

Any issues with the bikes on the trip?

W@anted, I would recommend replacing your clutch slave with an Oberon or other aftermarket option before such a trip. Mine went at 3000km on the 701. Would have been a bitch if it went on Jockstrap...

Thanks again Losper for the amazing, epic trip!

PS. This is my first post on the forum.
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: wilfwalk on June 12, 2018, 12:54:33 pm
Excellent content as usual, Lesotho delivers again ! Thanks for the report and the participants who made the trip with you Losper.
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: w@nted on June 12, 2018, 01:51:38 pm
Awesome! Who is on the 701? Good to see I am not the only one on a 701 with a BMW twatsuit :imaposer:

Would love to do a trip like this with my 701! :ricky:

Any issues with the bikes on the trip?

W@anted, I would recommend replacing your clutch slave with an Oberon or other aftermarket option before such a trip. Mine went at 3000km on the 701. Would have been a bitch if it went on Jockstrap...

Thanks again Losper for the amazing, epic trip!

PS. This is my first post on the forum.

Hi!

Thanks for the feedback. I have not read about many clutch failures on the 701's? Is this common during technical riding?
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: Losper on June 12, 2018, 01:51:53 pm
Day 2: Molengoane, gorge, Roma, Ramabanta
We were on the bikes at 8am and headed for the gorge about 4km away from the lodge. To get into the gorge one has to descend a very very steep off-camber section strewn with loose rock. It was tricky getting down but everybody made it. The gorge is probably the most beautiful area in Lesotho. We crossed the river about 10 times before we got to a very dense area packed with bushes and trees. There is a very technical single path leading thru the bush following the Phuthlasana river. It took us 2 hours to cover the 3km section in the gorge but it was totally worth it.
 
From there past Thaba Bosio on our way to Roma for fuel and again a great semi technical river bed section followed by a ride thru a huge Denne tree forrest. 
The last river crossing for the day was the Makhaleng river west of Ramabanta.   
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: Losper on June 12, 2018, 01:56:52 pm
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Post by: MonkeyNot on June 12, 2018, 03:59:04 pm
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Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: ndj on June 12, 2018, 04:24:59 pm
Awesome! Who is on the 701? Good to see I am not the only one on a 701 with a BMW twatsuit :imaposer:

Would love to do a trip like this with my 701! :ricky:

Any issues with the bikes on the trip?

W@anted, I would recommend replacing your clutch slave with an Oberon or other aftermarket option before such a trip. Mine went at 3000km on the 701. Would have been a bitch if it went on Jockstrap...

Thanks again Losper for the amazing, epic trip!

PS. This is my first post on the forum.

Hi!

Thanks for the feedback. I have not read about many clutch failures on the 701's? Is this common during technical riding?

I've heard about a few. I actually bought the Oberon before the OEM gave in after reading about failures on other forums, but did not have the time to replace it. Then the OEM suddenly went one Sunday afternoon while doing a technical ride. Magura changed from mineral oil to brake fluid a while back, and some of the new seals are not up to the task. My local dealer has replaced 3, not sure out of how many bikes sold.
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: Losper on June 12, 2018, 04:33:04 pm
Day 3: Ramabanta, Jockstrap pass, Roma river bed, Maseru
Jockstrap pass is a well known pass in Lesotho for it's difficulty level for adventure bikes. The pass is in it's worst condition that I have ever seen it and I am glad that we went down and not up. It is around 1.3km long and it took us about 1.5hours to decent. We stopped a lot. From there there is a great 2 spoor gravel road to Nyakosoba.
Behind Roma is an awesome section where you can ride in the river bed which was also a highlight of the trip. The last 50km to Maseru is tar. 
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: Losper on June 12, 2018, 04:39:14 pm
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Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: TinusBez on June 12, 2018, 07:34:42 pm
Lekker

Verbeel ek my of is dit Johann op daai 500?
Lekker video!
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: Jackol. on June 13, 2018, 06:52:42 am
Lekker

Verbeel ek my of is dit Johann op daai 500?
Lekker video!
Nee Tinus jy verbeel niks. Johan was die grootste cheater van ons almal... Ek moet by se, die man het gesukkel om by te bly oppad soontoe en terug. Ek dink n trailer is die beste opsie vir Lesotho. Na al die tegniese ry het jy niks lus vir die teer stukkies huistoe nie...

Hier was ek BAIE bly ek moes net n 500 deadlift en nie n 990 nie...

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Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: m0lt3n on June 13, 2018, 08:47:24 am
Henk jy was seker in ekstase toe jy hoor daai GS is verkoop voor jy die ook moes deadlift!
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: TinusBez on June 13, 2018, 10:41:14 am
Hier was ek BAIE bly ek moes net n 500 deadlift en nie n 990 nie...
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Ware liefde in aksie daar

:-)
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: Jackol. on June 13, 2018, 11:09:51 am
Henk jy was seker in ekstase toe jy hoor daai GS is verkoop voor jy die ook moes deadlift!
Nee wat M0lt3n n GSA is soos jou skoonma, te dik om deur daai plekkie te pas en te swaar om op te tel... Los hom laat hy val waar hy wil...

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Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: w@nted on June 13, 2018, 12:33:07 pm
Awesome! Who is on the 701? Good to see I am not the only one on a 701 with a BMW twatsuit :imaposer:

Would love to do a trip like this with my 701! :ricky:

Any issues with the bikes on the trip?

W@anted, I would recommend replacing your clutch slave with an Oberon or other aftermarket option before such a trip. Mine went at 3000km on the 701. Would have been a bitch if it went on Jockstrap...

Thanks again Losper for the amazing, epic trip!

PS. This is my first post on the forum.

Hi!

Thanks for the feedback. I have not read about many clutch failures on the 701's? Is this common during technical riding?

I've heard about a few. I actually bought the Oberon before the OEM gave in after reading about failures on other forums, but did not have the time to replace it. Then the OEM suddenly went one Sunday afternoon while doing a technical ride. Magura changed from mineral oil to brake fluid a while back, and some of the new seals are not up to the task. My local dealer has replaced 3, not sure out of how many bikes sold.

Thanks! Where did you buy the Oberon kit?

Sorry for the highjack Losper!
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: ndj on June 13, 2018, 01:59:07 pm
Awesome! Who is on the 701? Good to see I am not the only one on a 701 with a BMW twatsuit :imaposer:

Would love to do a trip like this with my 701! :ricky:

Any issues with the bikes on the trip?

W@anted, I would recommend replacing your clutch slave with an Oberon or other aftermarket option before such a trip. Mine went at 3000km on the 701. Would have been a bitch if it went on Jockstrap...

Thanks again Losper for the amazing, epic trip!

PS. This is my first post on the forum.

Hi!

Thanks for the feedback. I have not read about many clutch failures on the 701's? Is this common during technical riding?

I've heard about a few. I actually bought the Oberon before the OEM gave in after reading about failures on other forums, but did not have the time to replace it. Then the OEM suddenly went one Sunday afternoon while doing a technical ride. Magura changed from mineral oil to brake fluid a while back, and some of the new seals are not up to the task. My local dealer has replaced 3, not sure out of how many bikes sold.

Thanks! Where did you buy the Oberon kit?

Sorry for the highjack Losper!

I ordered mine from CJ Designs (https://www.cjdesignsllc.com) in the US as I have dealt with them before, but you can also order directly from Oberon Performance (http://www.oberon-performance.co.uk/acatalog/Husqvarna.html). The correct model is the CLU-1000. You don't re-use the o-ring fitted on the back of the OEM unit as the new unit comes with its own gasket and seal.

(Jammer, Pieter)
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: THROTTLE JOCKEY on June 14, 2018, 10:17:28 am
B E A utiful!
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Post by: weskus on June 21, 2018, 03:33:22 pm
Sjoe, Lesotho is darem net asemrowend. Ek en Bob is daar op met Jockstrap pas met die 2 x 990's. Ons 4 ure geneem, ons was moertoe :imaposer:
Het my kit op donkies gelaai en bo weer oor gelaai op fiets net om te besef die pas is nog lank nie verby nie..toe sukkel ons maar so aan. Jy happy met die Twin Pieter?
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: Losper on June 21, 2018, 04:06:49 pm
Sjoe, Lesotho is darem net asemrowend. Ek en Bob is daar op met Jockstrap pas met die 2 x 990's. Ons 4 ure geneem, ons was moertoe :imaposer:
Het my kit op donkies gelaai en bo weer oor gelaai op fiets net om te besef die pas is nog lank nie verby nie..toe sukkel ons maar so aan. Jy happy met die Twin Pieter?
Hi Weskus,  ja kyk daai Africa Twin is koning, geniet hom kwaai. Met sy lae centre of gravity is hy 'n plesier in die tegnies.
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: flex on June 23, 2018, 07:38:13 pm
Yo, yo, you are a bunch of machines.
Jockstrap on my DRZ400 nearly killed me. We did it from Mahale Dam side towards Ramabanta.
& you guys were riding 990 / 1000 / 1190 .......  :o
Respect!!!!!!! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Lesotho 3 day technical including Jockstrapp .......lots of photo's and video!!!
Post by: BlueBull2007 on July 22, 2018, 03:56:18 pm
Shoe, a lot of work but great fun! Amazing you got the bikes through there with no damage.

Thanks for the great photos & video guys.