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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => Honda CR / CRF / Africa Twin 1000 => Topic started by: Dorsland on May 02, 2020, 11:51:18 am

Title: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 02, 2020, 11:51:18 am
This is probably the worst time in the recent history of the world to have bought a bike.  With much trepidation and buyer's remorse before I'd even bought it, and plenty of good advice from many guys here on the forum over the past month or two, I yesterday drove down to PE and took delivery of an Africa Twin DCT.  :biggrin:

So just some first impressions and a few pix after my 350km ride back on mostly tar yesterday.  For what it's worth, I write this with the greatest appreciation and knowledge of how blessed I am to be able to do this in a time when many are taking so much strain in an economy in the junkyard and a world in turmoil.

I bought the bike from @Joel at Joel's Motorcycles, after being reassured by guys here that had dealt with him previously, and was not disappointed.  Joel is organised, the bike was as described, all paperwork, manual, service book, spare keys etc in order and presented in a neat folder along with 2 swanky key rings, the bike ready for my test ride.  I bought it with a few farkles already mounted (Honda taller screen, wider footpegs, bar raisers, headlight guard, centre stand, luggage plate, electric socket, Rumbucks crashbars and bashplate.). As promised, all the original items were neatly in a box for me.  I don't think a dealer has ever given me a full tank of petrol, Joel however, filled the AT up for me.

As you all know, rumours are flying around regarding roadblocks and regulations this, restrictions that, prohibited the other, curfew blahblahblah. After advice given by PE and other dawgs, I decided to load the bike on the bakkie and bring it home like that.  The ride down saw no roadblocks, police or SANDF of any nature so I decided to ride it back home, sans my riding boots and pants.  I had brought my helmet, gloves and jacket along for the test ride though.

A roadblock at Despatch where the road splits to go left to Graaff-Reinet and another near Glen Connor that was busy packing up when traveling back were both non-events.

@Operator also deserves a thumbs up as he arranged, on very short notice due to my oversight of arranging insurance timeously, all the paperwork, helped me while I was there to ascertain that all was good with the registration certificate and other paperwork and set me at ease.  Dankie Oppie, jy is 'n aanwins vir die versekeringbedryf waar daar baie onetiese mense is.  :thumleft:

Anyway, let's cut to the chase.

Seeing as a variation of this pic has already been tracked down and placed on the forum by our own sleuths, here is Joel's pic he took for his website. (I had received a copy of this pic from @Knucklhead before I was even halfway home  :lol8:)
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: TrailBlazer on May 02, 2020, 11:55:14 am
Veels geluk Johan... mag jy etlike duisende km's geniet agter die stuur. Baie nooi  :thumleft:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 02, 2020, 11:57:04 am
Hondas are lekker bikes.  They help grouchy buggers like me make friends in unlikely places.  Before I'd even gotten comfortable on the bike, near PE airport, I see a 790 KTM coming up in my mirror.  As he passes he greets me! Ha, even hardcore riding gods on KTMs have a soft spot deep down inside for a Honda.  :peepwall: :lol8:

Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: cocky on May 02, 2020, 11:57:52 am
Nice transport!
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on May 02, 2020, 12:00:47 pm
Ek kyk na die foto en ek sien die duim, maar die gesigsuitdrukking van die koper s "hoe gaan ek die gat in die bankbalans toe kry wat ek nou gemaak het"!!
Baie geluk Dorsland ek sien uit na menigte trips en foto's van die Honda. Mog daar n foto of drie van n SWA duin en klein gensbokkie ook wees onder die klomp!! ;) :peepwall:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: GravelFox on May 02, 2020, 12:01:38 pm
Baie geluk en geniet hom. Daai goue rims dra by om dit n looker te maak. Jy sal nou baie keer net so om die bike loop om te kyk hoe mooi hy is.


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Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Andre E on May 02, 2020, 12:03:55 pm
Hondas are lekker bikes.  They help grouchy buggers like me make friends in unlikely places.  Before I'd even gotten comfortable on the bike, near PE airport, I see a 790 KTM coming up in my mirror.  As he passes he greets me! Ha, even hardcore riding gods on KTMs have a soft spot deep down inside for a Honda.  :peepwall: 8:
Manic?

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Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 02, 2020, 12:08:45 pm
So some impressions after my short time on the bike.  There are a few references to my Tener and 800 BMWs, these are what I can compare the AT to.

It feels like a bigger version of my 660Z Tener which I foolishly sold in December.  The shape of the tank is similar, riding position very similar, the 270 crank offset even makes it sound a lot like a thumper.  The riding position for me is almost perfect.  Those bar raisers make all the difference and that was a worthwhile farkle, I would have installed these anyway.  There is much more space to move around in the saddle and on the pegs.  On the 16km dirt from the tar road to my farm, standing, the standing position is perfect, I could do many miles like this.

The taller screen on the road is great, I can leave my visor completely open but chose to keep it open a crack for ventilation (it was 32C leaving PE) and I don't want insects in my eye.  On dirt the taller screen is too tall as it interferes with my view of the road.  I have the original screen so may swop it out to see which works best.  I am 1,86m tall for reference.

The DCT took a bit of getting used to when I forst climbed on the bike.  I kept looking for the clutch and gear lever. Before I'd gotten onto the open road though, I was OK with it.  Nice to just come to a stop at a robot, then open the throttle and go.  D mode almost short shifts but the bike never labours.  I could almost imagine myself in an old V8 Fairlane cruising along.  :biggrin:

We stopped along the way near Jansenville for tea from the cooler box my wife packed for us.  I did a U-turn on the dir troad where we'd turned off and it does that no problem.  Riding along without any throttle in 1st gives about 12km/h so this is good to know.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 02, 2020, 12:10:47 pm
Ek kyk na die foto en ek sien die duim, maar die gesigsuitdrukking van die koper s "hoe gaan ek die gat in die bankbalans toe kry wat ek nou gemaak het"!!
Baie geluk Dorsland ek sien uit na menigte trips en foto's van die Honda. Mog daar n foto of drie van n SWA duin en klein gensbokkie ook wees onder die klomp!! ;) :peepwall:

Die ANC het gehelp om hom te koop Chris.  Toe hulle met hulle nonsens aangaan en die wisselkoers trek hier oor die ZAR19/USD1 toe gooi ek 'n paar saam my geld van die 660 en knyp o toe.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: McSack on May 02, 2020, 12:29:50 pm
Congrats Dors!
Hell I am jealous of your ride home. Your are blessed to live in one of the most beautiful parts of our country for riding a bike.
I reckon I would be up and down to the plaas gate on the AT a few times a day if I was in your position....you know....just to check if there is enough grease in the hinges....or if the draad to either side is as tight in the afternoon as it is in the morning....stuff like that

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Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Joel on May 02, 2020, 12:35:10 pm
Thank you very much @dorsland for the business! Its very much appreciated and I know youve bought yourself a great bike to add to your long association with ATs.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 02, 2020, 12:41:26 pm
Congrats Dors!
Hell I am jealous of your ride home. Your are blessed to live in one of the most beautiful parts of our country for riding a bike.
I reckon I would be up and down to the plaas gate on the AT a few times a day if I was in your position....you know....just to check if there is enough grease in the hinges....or if the draad to either side is as tight in the afternoon as it is in the morning....stuff like that

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I'll tell you something @McSack, get on your bike and come visit me.  The authorities have put the fear of God into people with this lockdown nonsense.  It's no problem to get out and about.  Do it.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 02, 2020, 12:42:50 pm
Thank you very much @Dorsland for the business! Its very much appreciated and I know youve bought yourself a great bike to add to your long association with ATs.

I slacked off those fork pinch bolts this morning and straightened out that handlebar Joel, all seems good now.  For good measure, I gave it another wash after the 3 river crossings to get home.   :thumleft: :biggrin:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Joel on May 02, 2020, 12:43:37 pm



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Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 02, 2020, 12:44:00 pm
Hondas are lekker bikes.  They help grouchy buggers like me make friends in unlikely places.  Before I'd even gotten comfortable on the bike, near PE airport, I see a 790 KTM coming up in my mirror.  As he passes he greets me! Ha, even hardcore riding gods on KTMs have a soft spot deep down inside for a Honda.  :peepwall: 8:
Manic?

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Wassie hy nie, di ou was nie op sy agter wiel teen 200km/u nie.  :imaposer:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 02, 2020, 12:52:15 pm
Joel and I couldn't figure out the 2 trip meters before I'd left so cannot give mileage on. a tank of petrol.  When I left Jansenville (86km to GRT), there was one bar on the fuel guage, about 40km from GRT the fuel light started flashing and remaining fuel volume displayed 3.2 liters.  I had been traveling at about 138km/h up until then but slowed to around 125km/h.  I reached the 2nd filling station in town with 1,6 liters of fuel indicated.

Last night I grabbed the manual and figured out the trip meters and other functions of the on-board computer.

While there was no strong winds blowing yesterday - it was the most beautiful day, like today - there was some light cross winds blowing between GRT and Jansenville.  The AT feels more stable but probably not a good comparison as the wind really needs to be a lot stronger to get a good idea.  I cannot compare to a GS but the AT, compared to the 660 eats miles easily.  I sometimes groaned when having to do long tar stretches with the 660 as at around 140 - 150 km/h the single was working fairly hard.

Keeping in mind I haven't done much mileage on the AT, the 660 stacks up really well against it.  I am still sorry I sold that Tener.

First fill up of the AT in GRT.
Title: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 02, 2020, 01:04:54 pm
I had my doubts about the DCT but all the feedback I'd gotten from guys like @Kobus Myburgh, @Hinksding, @Ian in Great Brak River [mention]BikerJan [/mention] and others, I was comfortable taking the chance.  Yes, it obviously takes some getting used to.  Like this morning, starting it up I was again reaching for the clutch and gear levers  ::)

However, yesterday when I got on my dirt road, I felt the benefit.  I have to cross the Sundays river 3 times after our good rains.  The last crossing here at my house is fairly deep (around axle depth) and very rocky after the storm water had washed the road away to a great extent.  No problem for the DCT, I'm in the right gear automatically, don't need to changed position for gear shifting, just open the throttle and go through.

I think I am going to enjoy the DCT. Changing is very smooth, I cannot really feel it, I just notice the slight change in engine note.  Admittedly I haven't fiddled around with all the settings available, I'll get to that when I take a good ride maybe later next week or next weekend.  Remember, I am no jaagduiwel and never even tested the limits of the 660, never mind the the AT.

Things I think could've gotten more attention from designers are the angle of the instrument display and the placing of the centre stand footlever.  The latter is directly in line with the RH rear footrest and gouges my shin every time I pop the bike onto the centre stand.  Small thing but still.  The angle of teh instruments make it difficult to view them when standing.  Even seated, the display is slightly too upright.  Nothing major.

I am often amazed at how people can find something to endlessly bitch about, threads on some forums running to the tens of pages about relatively minor issues.  Not only about bikes but cell phones, laptops, videos and other stuff.  Social media rally has given the complainers a soapbox from which to moan to all and sundry.  And woe betide the manufacturer that doesn't reply to these bitch fests.

Anyway, just an observation, a discussion maybe for another day.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 02, 2020, 01:07:12 pm
I took a few pix on the dirt late yesterday afternoon.  It was fortunate that i did as I noticed one of the number plate bolts had got lost and the plate was hanging by one.  I removed this and replaced with metal bolts this morning.

Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 02, 2020, 01:09:59 pm
Monday morning I'm off to town to go fit the Anakee Wild front and Mitas E07+ rear tyres.  Then I need to find out when the roadworthy centre here in town is open so I can get the bike roadworthied and registered.

More gaan ek en my vrou die stofie pak en rens in die Karoo gaan koffie drink.  Gemmerkoekies is reeds gebak.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Joel on May 02, 2020, 01:11:26 pm
Awesome scenery & pics !!


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Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: threeper on May 02, 2020, 01:26:32 pm
hell those are stunning pics
congrats
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: SchalkL on May 02, 2020, 06:08:47 pm
Congrats Johan, my AT will visit your AT soon  :ricky:
2 remarks: I just keep the bike in Sport 1 for ever, much nicer ride. Consumption, eesh, i get around 14-15km/l open road sticking to 140-145
Off road keep tractions control on 1 bar, you then have the slip you need but will keep you from pushing to hard.
Hope to c u soon :)
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 02, 2020, 07:20:50 pm
Thanks guys, ja, I am very blessed to live in a beautiful part of the country.

Dankie Schalk, as my fiets joune dek kry ons dalk elkeen n Bushlander
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Sandban(g)k on May 02, 2020, 08:06:15 pm
Ek kan nie aan baie mense dink wie die ervaring op n AT beter sal kan verwoord nie! Baie geluk, ek kan nie wag vir al die ride reports nie  :drif:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: BMWPE on May 02, 2020, 08:13:37 pm
That rock formation looks familiar ridden that road but cant remember where it is   :-\
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Black_Hawk on May 02, 2020, 08:43:55 pm
Baie geluk Dorsland, wens jou sommer vele veilige myle en avonture toe. Baie mooi foto's :thumleft:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Sheepman on May 02, 2020, 08:55:09 pm
Congratulations with your beautiful AT -  Many happy kays  :thumleft:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: NoRush on May 03, 2020, 10:42:56 am
Baie geluk Dorsland, wens jou baie veilige kilometers toe op daai mooi Honda.  :ricky:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: katana on May 03, 2020, 10:48:15 am
Lekker man!  Die grootste DCT openbaring vir my in diep sand gewees.  Survival instinct is gewoonlik clutch. Die DCT hou die wiele aan die rol en voorkom daai sand+engine braking swaar gevoel.  Laat ons weet as jy bietjie sand gaan ry het.   :ricky:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: 4 Kays on May 03, 2020, 11:18:03 am
Baie geluk Johan. Ek glo jy sal die AT baie geniet.

Jy kon net laat weet het dan sou ek boeretroos saam met jou by Kirkwood se T-aansluiting geniet het  :sip:

Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 03, 2020, 01:53:38 pm
That rock formation looks familiar ridden that road but cant remember where it is   :-\

On my farm  :biggrin:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 03, 2020, 01:54:39 pm
Baie geluk Johan. Ek glo jy sal die AT baie geniet.

Jy kon net laat weet het dan sou ek boeretroos saam met jou by Kirkwood se T-aansluiting geniet het  :sip:

Ai man, is jy terug uit donker Afrika uit?
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 03, 2020, 01:56:15 pm
Lekker man!  Die grootste DCT openbaring vir my in diep sand gewees.  Survival instinct is gewoonlik clutch. Die DCT hou die wiele aan die rol en voorkom daai sand+engine braking swaar gevoel.  Laat ons weet as jy bietjie sand gaan ry het.   :ricky:

Ek en miesies Dorsland het vanoggend gaan ry.  Ek raak daai DCT nou gewoond.  Dis baie lekker om altyd in die regte rat te wees.  Dis slim manne in wit jasse met dik brille wat sorg dat daai ding so slim is. Ek is bendruk met hom tot dusver.  Kan sien ek gaan lui raak met ratte en koppelaar.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: BMWPE on May 03, 2020, 02:14:15 pm
That rock formation looks familiar ridden that road but cant remember where it is   :-\

On my farm  :biggrin:

Must be mistaken then  :-[
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: 4 Kays on May 03, 2020, 02:23:09 pm
Baie geluk Johan. Ek glo jy sal die AT baie geniet.

Jy kon net laat weet het dan sou ek boeretroos saam met jou by Kirkwood se T-aansluiting geniet het  :sip:

Ai man, is jy terug uit donker Afrika uit?

Ja, by die huis van "lockdown" af. Hulle probeer permit kry om terug te gaan. Probleem is egter dis net 1-way. Indien jy iets oorkom daar, is dit net genade wat jou gaan help.

Ek wag maar om te hoor
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: 4 Kays on May 03, 2020, 02:28:47 pm
That rock formation looks familiar ridden that road but cant remember where it is   :-\

On my farm  :biggrin:

Must be mistaken then  :-[

Joel, that rock formation is on Dorsland's farm but you could have traveled that road. It is north of Graaff Reinet on the N9 (R61) and leads off the tarred road back towards GR. This is the last gravel road to the left before you get tthe Cradock turn-off.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Joel on May 03, 2020, 02:32:17 pm
Thanks 4 Kays. Unfortunately Kevin S has the handle name BMWPE. I tried unsuccessfully to get it from him


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Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: BMWPE on May 03, 2020, 02:58:03 pm
Thanks 4 Kays. Unfortunately Kevin S has the handle name BMWPE. I tried unsuccessfully to get it from him


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Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: woody1 on May 03, 2020, 03:13:08 pm
Baie geluk Johan. Daai is nou regtig n MOOI fiets. Geniet hom :ricky:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Oubones on May 03, 2020, 03:34:57 pm
Johan geniet daai fiets, die dct werk lekker wanneer die vrou agterop is en in die sand en slegte opdraende loop hy sommer baie lekker!
Ek het met n baie swaar hart my NC verkoop, maar was net op die regte tyd, anders moes ek .22 soek om te kan eet! :peepwall:
Daardie ratkas bederf jou so vinnig dit is netnie waar en dan is dit moeilik om weer terug te gaan na gewone ratkas!
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: The TRANSPORTER on May 03, 2020, 05:33:27 pm
Geluk Dorsland,jy daai header pype al bekyk en gepolish? 8) :biggrin:

Wens jou baie goeie veilige en geseende myle toe  vir jou met jou mooi AT, :thumleft: Geniet hom.

Dink ook as ek jy is sal ek dalk daai laaang hoe screen met die gewone ene vervang en dan toets veral as jy net daar op jou plaas of rustige paaie rondry dan as jy weet jy gaan oop pad myle gooi hom net ruil.

groete.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 03, 2020, 07:41:38 pm
Dankie vir die goeie wense, ek dink ek gaan hom baie geniet.

[mention]Oubones [/mention] ja, soms skop die lewe mens tussen die bene en moet mens harde besluite neem.  Anderdag dan draai die wiel weer dan is jy bo.

[mention]Transporter [/mention] ek sou graag dat hulle mooi blink soos n nuwe een sn was maar hulle is reg so, sal hulle gewoond raak. Eendag as ons dalk vir n paar weke verbied is om vrylik rond te beweeg, sal ek hulle dalk aanpak. O, wag......

Daai skerm het my vanoggend met n brkfis rit Nieu Bethesda toe, op die grond gerriteer. Vanmiddag die lange afgehaal en standaard skerm opgesit. More gaan ek die nuwe bande in die dorp laat oortrek dan sal ek sien hoe werk hy. Die lange se bo rant is net daar waar ek voor die fiets kyk as ek grondpad ry en dit pla my.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 03, 2020, 07:47:23 pm
Geen verkeer vanoggend op Nieu Bethesda nie (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200503/fabc0929aa3379567d039e77c01b94bb.jpg)
Title: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: GravelFox on May 03, 2020, 09:02:42 pm
Jy boer nie naby Ganora nie? Ons het al n hele paar keer by JP en Hester oorgeslaap oppad Mosselbaai toe. Mal oor die area.


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Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 03, 2020, 09:12:56 pm
JP hulle is so 40km van my af. Hulle het n baie oulike opset daar.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 03, 2020, 10:16:41 pm
That rock formation looks familiar ridden that road but cant remember where it is   :-\

On my farm  :biggrin:

Must be mistaken then  :-[

Of jy het weer skelm oor die plase gery. :pot:

Baie geluk Johan.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Kortbroek on May 03, 2020, 10:30:31 pm
Daai AT lyk mooi Oom Dorsland. Geniet hom!  :thumleft:

Die DCT klink nogal na iets wat ideaal is op 'n toerfiets. Dink ek moet 'n plan maak om 'n slag een vir 'n toetsrit te neem.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on May 03, 2020, 11:33:53 pm
Mooi Man Dors, lekker ry!

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Post by: Kobus Myburgh on May 04, 2020, 06:07:32 am
Geen verkeer vanoggend op Nieu Bethesda nie (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200503/fabc0929aa3379567d039e77c01b94bb.jpg)

Jy lyk goed op die fiets Johan.  :thumleft:  Baie geluk en ek hoop jy gaan hom baie geniet.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Knucklhead on May 04, 2020, 08:18:33 am
congrats Dors , yes i did post a pic  :biggrin:....somehow the hottie on the pic I posted has now disappeared , you showed us the cut version  :pot:

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Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 04, 2020, 02:23:13 pm


Must be mistaken then  :-[

Of jy het weer skelm oor die plase gery. :pot:

Baie geluk Johan.

 :imaposer: :imaposer:

Dankie Danie.  Dis nou nie 'n Yammie nie maar net so betroubaar. Ek het darem nog daai kwatfiets wat die Yamahahahahaha vlag wapper.  Jy kan maar rustig slaap
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 04, 2020, 02:24:44 pm
congrats Dors , yes i did post a pic  :biggrin:....somehow the hottie on the pic I posted has now disappeared , you showed us the cut version  :pot:

 :peepwall:

You must be very young @Knucklhead, if you are older than 21 you can still see her in the pic above.  :peepwall: :lol8: :ricky:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 04, 2020, 02:30:23 pm
So vanoggend dog ek ek gaan probeer om die fiets deur die padvaardigheidtoets te sit nadat ek sy nuwe tekkies laat oortrek het.

Neeneeneenee.  Die verkeershoof wat sopas in sy verkeerspoliestemotor geklim het toe ek daar stop s dalk 1 Junie.  Neukery is dat my permit verval oor so 21 dae van Vrydag af.  :-\

In elk geval, ek is vanoggend dorp toe.  Die laer windskerm is baie beter op die grond en nie baie erger as die hor skerm op die teerpad nie.  Ek gaan hom seker maar op die fiets los.

My pakdonkie...
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 04, 2020, 02:31:32 pm
Die ou standaard en die nuwe Anakee Wild voorband.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 04, 2020, 02:32:33 pm
Die ou standaard en die nuwe Mitas E07+ agterband.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 04, 2020, 02:34:28 pm
Ek gaan die ou bande maar hou vir 'n noodgeval of as een van die Dawgs dalk hierrond in die nood raak eendag.  Daar is nog lewe in hulle.

Nou die 2.417 Bar vraag: watter banddruk?  Ek het voor en agter 2.5 Bar laat pomp maar dit voel vir my effe hard.  Handleiding s 2.5 Bar agter en 2.0 Bar voor.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Matewis on May 04, 2020, 02:35:52 pm
Veels geluk met die nuwe skoeter Dorsland! Mag jy baie veilige myle h! Dalk loop ons mekaar eendag raak daar op Abrahamskraal!!
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on May 04, 2020, 02:40:13 pm
Maak hulle 2.0 bar en hou hom daar tensy die miesies saamry dan stoot jy hom effe op agter, voor kan hy maar twee bly.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 04, 2020, 02:46:37 pm
Veels geluk met die nuwe skoeter Dorsland! Mag jy baie veilige myle h! Dalk loop ons mekaar eendag raak daar op Abrahamskraal!!

Dankie Matewis.  :thumleft:  Ek het vanoggend vir Hestie gebel, wil die week probeer bietjie wegkom.  Geen antwoord nie, sal later weer probeer.  Ek kan nie sien dat daar 'n probleem kan wees alleen in daai huisie daar agter nie?
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 04, 2020, 02:47:33 pm
Maak hulle 2.0 bar en hou hom daar tensy die miesies saamry dan stoot jy hom effe op agter, voor kan hy maar twee bly.

Sal hulle later regstel Chris, dankie vir die raad.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 04, 2020, 03:20:04 pm
Geen verkeer vanoggend op Nieu Bethesda nie (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200503/fabc0929aa3379567d039e77c01b94bb.jpg)

Jy lyk goed op die fiets Johan.  :thumleft:  Baie geluk en ek hoop jy gaan hom baie geniet.

Dankie Mnr Kobus, jou raad het my baie gehelp om te besluit.  Ek dink ek het reg gekoop, in die paar kilometer wat ek hom gery het geniet ek hom baie.  Veral die DCT waaroor ek nogal verbaasd is.  Ek het my twyfellinge gehad.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 04, 2020, 03:24:37 pm
Veels geluk met die nuwe skoeter Dorsland! Mag jy baie veilige myle h! Dalk loop ons mekaar eendag raak daar op Abrahamskraal!!

Nou net met haar gepraat, hulle het plaas toe getrek vir die grendeltydperk en hul kinders van Pretoria is ook daar.   :-\

Ek dink aan 'n Plan B.  ;D
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Matewis on May 04, 2020, 03:38:13 pm
Veels geluk met die nuwe skoeter Dorsland! Mag jy baie veilige myle h! Dalk loop ons mekaar eendag raak daar op Abrahamskraal!!

Dankie Matewis.  :thumleft:  Ek het vanoggend vir Hestie gebel, wil die week probeer bietjie wegkom.  Geen antwoord nie, sal later weer probeer.  Ek kan nie sien dat daar 'n probleem kan wees alleen in daai huisie daar agter nie?
Veels geluk met die nuwe skoeter Dorsland! Mag jy baie veilige myle h! Dalk loop ons mekaar eendag raak daar op Abrahamskraal!!

Nou net met haar gepraat, hulle het plaas toe getrek vir die grendeltydperk en hul kinders van Pretoria is ook daar.   :-\

Ek dink aan 'n Plan B.  ;D

Hahahah wou nou net se Helane en Kobus is daar met die kids vir die tyd. Hulle het hulle gaan afsonder op die plaas!
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: BikerJan on May 04, 2020, 04:05:04 pm
Baie geluk Dorsland, ek hoop jy gaan daai Honda net so baie geniet soos wat ek myne geniet!

Sien uit om saam met jou te ry Oktober!

Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on May 04, 2020, 05:30:45 pm
Tip # 1: one of the annoying things is the ABS & TC settings resets itself to default if you turn the bike off ... but does not do so if you stop for a real short time and cut the engine by putting the side stand out. But then the headlight stays on so just for a real short stop.

Tip # 2: the accessory 12v plug (if you have one) only has a 10amp fuse and will not power a tyre pump for more than 60 seconds. To replace the fuse, it's behind the Right hand side front fairing ... tricky to remove so Google it first.

Tip # 3: Honda Tygerberg make a lekker anti-scratch knee pad kit for the indents on the tank. Bell hulle en vra mooi.

 ;D
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 04, 2020, 08:10:17 pm
Baie geluk Dorsland, ek hoop jy gaan daai Honda net so baie geniet soos wat ek myne geniet!

Sien uit om saam met jou te ry Oktober!
Dankie Jan, ek dink jy kan my naam nou maar byvoeg daar op jou beplanning.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 04, 2020, 08:13:27 pm
Tip # 1: one of the annoying things is the ABS & TC settings resets itself to default if you turn the bike off ... but does not do so if you stop for a real short time and cut the engine by putting the side stand out. But then the headlight stays on so just for a real short stop.

Tip # 2: the accessory 12v plug (if you have one) only has a 10amp fuse and will not power a tyre pump for more than 60 seconds. To replace the fuse, it's behind the Right hand side front fairing ... tricky to remove so Google it first.

Tip # 3: Honda Tygerberg make a lekker anti-scratch knee pad kit for the indents on the tank. Bell hulle en vra mooi.

 ;D
Thanks for those tips Ian. I do have a power socket but would probably only use it for charging a phone. Or jump starting my bike if the battery was flat.

Im definitely going to call for those tank pads. Have you got a pic of yours you could post here?  I think I did see them somewhere on your bike but cannot recall which thread.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on May 04, 2020, 09:31:37 pm
Tip # 1: one of the annoying things is the ABS & TC settings resets itself to default if you turn the bike off ... but does not do so if you stop for a real short time and cut the engine by putting the side stand out. But then the headlight stays on so just for a real short stop.

Tip # 2: the accessory 12v plug (if you have one) only has a 10amp fuse and will not power a tyre pump for more than 60 seconds. To replace the fuse, it's behind the Right hand side front fairing ... tricky to remove so Google it first.

Tip # 3: Honda Tygerberg make a lekker anti-scratch knee pad kit for the indents on the tank. Bell hulle en vra mooi.

 ;D
Thanks for those tips Ian. I do have a power socket but would probably only use it for charging a phone. Or jump starting my bike if the battery was flat.

Im definitely going to call for those tank pads. Have you got a pic of yours you could post here?  I think I did see them somewhere on your bike but cannot recall which thread.

Dankie aan Hannes (XRRX) ... hy het die pads vir my gekry
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 06, 2020, 03:11:41 pm
Thanks @Ian in Great Brak River, do you have experience with these pads available at Flying Brick:

https://flyingbrick.co.za/product/rubbatech-knee-pad/?attribute_selection=Honda+CRF1000
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on May 06, 2020, 04:45:13 pm
Thanks @Ian in Great Brak River, do you have experience with these pads available at Flying Brick:

https://flyingbrick.co.za/product/rubbatech-knee-pad/?attribute_selection=Honda+CRF1000

Interesting. I have not seen those before, would look good if you can get them in white ...?

Did you contact Tygerberg? 
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 06, 2020, 05:57:04 pm
Not yet, as far as I know no couriers nor Postnets are operating yet?
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 08, 2020, 10:53:23 am
Daai skewe handvatsels was toe net die "bar raisers" se rubber monteringspunte wat effe keef was.  Als nou weer doodreg.

Ook Sommer my Enduristan gereedskapsakkie agter gemonteer en my Givi tenksakkie.  More ry ek bietjie Karoogrondpaaie met hom.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on May 08, 2020, 10:57:11 am
Daai fiets is darem maar fotogenies, wens ek was nou daar om saam met jou more te loop stof maak!! :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 08, 2020, 11:00:56 am
Dit sou nou baie lekker gewees het Chris, jy weet jy is altyd welkom n. Dan sou ek 'n paar tjoppies ook ingepak het, braai langs die pad vir 2 kan mos net gaaf wees of hoe?
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Rexc-w on May 08, 2020, 11:30:22 am
Baie geluk met die Twin.  Vreugdevolle, veilige myle!!
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 08, 2020, 12:01:04 pm
Dankie Rex, more is eintlik sy nooiensvaart.  'n Stadige ontbyt trippie met my vrou tel nie eintlik nie  :peepwall: :lol8:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Jacobsroodt on May 08, 2020, 12:18:22 pm
Probeer bietjie hierdie skerm. Jy kan die boonste gedeelte afhaal as jy wil - dan is hy steeds groter as die OEM skerm, maar die kombinasie haal al die wind van jou skouers en helmet af.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: JMOL on May 08, 2020, 01:39:01 pm
Baie geluk met die nuwe wiele.  Mag jy die Karoo paaie vol ry met 'n groot smile op jou gesig  :biggrin:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 08, 2020, 02:53:00 pm
Dankie JMOL, ek glo hy gaan die Karoopaaie baie lekker ry.  More begin hy met sy eerste een.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 08, 2020, 02:53:48 pm
Dankie @Jacobsroodt , ek het die hor skerm vir hom maar hy belemmer my sig van die grondpad.  Op teer is hy baie lekker.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Jacobsroodt on May 08, 2020, 02:55:36 pm
Dankie @Jacobsroodt , ek het die hor skerm vir hom maar hy belemmer my sig van die grondpad.  Op teer is hy baie lekker.  :thumleft:
Ja nee. Grondpad = lae skerm.Geniet daai fiets!
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 08, 2020, 02:57:52 pm
Baie dankie!  :biggrin:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Bikerboer1973 on May 08, 2020, 06:30:43 pm
@Dorsland ja nee wragtig baie mooi :thumleft:

'n Vraag, ken nie die DCT nie, sien jy het nog steeds koppelaarhefboom, of een wat so lyk, waarvoor is dit?
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on May 08, 2020, 10:46:58 pm
@Dorsland ja nee wragtig baie mooi :thumleft:

'n Vraag, ken nie die DCT nie, sien jy het nog steeds koppelaarhefboom, of een wat so lyk, waarvoor is dit?

Dis die handbriek daai.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: skydiver on May 09, 2020, 02:25:06 pm
Geniet die eerste solo grondpad trip.
Sien uit na die kiekies.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on May 22, 2020, 08:26:00 pm
Kom Kom Oupa, waar is die update...?
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 23, 2020, 11:16:10 am
Ja ou Rip van Winkel, if you snooze you loose hey.  :biggrin:

Here is an RR: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=247539.0

Here, post 2405 for some pix from last weekend: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=202239.2400

But just to keep your appetite whetted (where's @Wooly Bugger  ;)) until you get a chance to read them......
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 23, 2020, 11:19:34 am
@Ian in Great Brak River do you have a list and pix posted here somewhere of your mods?  I can't decide what pannier racks to buy.  I want something that blends with the aesthetics of the bike a bit. Many of the racks look a bit like those Aussie feral bull catching bullbars on FJ45 Cruisers.

OK, I am exaggerting (a bit)  :peepwall: :pot: :lol8:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on May 23, 2020, 04:07:07 pm
@Ian in Great Brak River do you have a list and pix posted here somewhere of your mods?  I can't decide what pannier racks to buy.  I want something that blends with the aesthetics of the bike a bit. Many of the racks look a bit like those Aussie feral bull catching bullbars on FJ45 Cruisers.

OK, I am exaggerting (a bit)  :peepwall: :pot: :lol8:

No, you are 100% correct. Most racks look like modified Bullbars. I dont have a list of items I added, just added as needed I suppose. Not easy for me to say this, but I would probably go for soft luggage next time, like Mosko or something similar. The Hepco & Beckers on my AT are certainly well built but stick out over 1m side to side. Dont look too bad once I have removed the cases but also cost about R28k I think it was so too expensive. On the other hand you will do many more long trips In the future on your bike because it is so easy to tour on, perhaps a good set of Bullbars is what you need? I chose the H&B over Touratech and SW Motech because the panniers looked better but it is still just plastic boxes in the end.

Lekker ry!    8)
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on May 23, 2020, 04:16:21 pm
What I do recommend you get are the H&B hand guards, the white plastic Honda OEM parts will pop off in fright if you look at them long enough. Then again, the Honda OEM center stand is very well made so that would usefull too.
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 23, 2020, 07:48:09 pm
Thanks Ian, I use my Wolfman Expedition dry bags, prefer the soft panniers to hard.  Fortunately I bought the bike with an OEM centre stand.  I think once I have the pannier racks and a bigger side stand foot, I'm good to go.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Post by: Dorsland on May 29, 2020, 03:11:11 pm
Omdat ek nie die pannier rakke in lewende lywe sien nie, moes ek maar noodgedwonge op die internet vertrou om te besluit op watter rakke ek sou installeer.  Het uiteindelik op die SW Motech Pro model besluit.  Ek het hulle vanmiddag geinstalleer ndat @ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS en Amanda weer met hulle blitsvinnige diens bendruk het.  Dankie julle, daar is waaragtig mins besighede wat so vinnig reageer.   :thumleft:

Ek het die rakke maklik genstalleer, hulle is baie stewig en lyk ook mooi.  Hulle sit nie heeltemal so skeef as gevolg van die uitlaatpyp nie soos van die ander modelle. 

Ek soek di naweek solank 'n langpad om te gaan ry.