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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: petri oosthuizen on June 26, 2021, 04:21:22 pm

Title: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: petri oosthuizen on June 26, 2021, 04:21:22 pm
True Story.

Delivered a Vehicle just now, at around 15h00.

Client drove from afar (an almost 1000 km round trip) to come fetch the Vehicle.

Vehicle has 2 wheels, VERY orange, white and black......dont want to give away more than that, Buyer must introduce that Beast himself in here..

But bliksem - what NICE people. Buyer and his Wife. My youngest son and I quickly went to open up and deliver.

WARM people meeting us there - with a present to me (KWV 5 Jaar) thanking me for my trouble.

Dankie Meneer en Mevrou...........waardeer BAIE, julle maak dat ek my Werk SOVEEL geniet. Die rede dat ek Maandae letterlik werk toe JAAG, ek kan net nie WAG om by my besigheid uit te kom nie........is JULLE.

Klink na moerse cheesy Post........dit is nie. BAIE dankie, waardeer dit net baie baie baie.

'n Happy Buyer is een van die MIN enjoyments of Life.......... :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on June 26, 2021, 08:09:11 pm
KWV 5jaar?

Raai wie is Maandag nie by die werk wat hy so baie geniet nie? :biggrin:
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: GravelFox on June 26, 2021, 08:13:36 pm
@JacoM

Praat van Ďn nice jobÖvra vir Jaco hy werk sommer by KWV.


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Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on June 26, 2021, 08:46:25 pm
True Story.

Delivered a Vehicle just now, at around 15h00.

Client drove from afar (an almost 1000 km round trip) to come fetch the Vehicle.

Vehicle has 2 wheels, VERY orange, white and black......dont want to give away more than that, Buyer must introduce that Beast himself in here..

But bliksem - what NICE people. Buyer and his Wife. My youngest son and I quickly went to open up and deliver.

WARM people meeting us there - with a present to me (KWV 5 Jaar) thanking me for my trouble.

Dankie Meneer en Mevrou...........waardeer BAIE, julle maak dat ek my Werk SOVEEL geniet. Die rede dat ek Maandae letterlik werk toe JAAG, ek kan net nie WAG om by my besigheid uit te kom nie........is JULLE.

Klink na moerse cheesy Post........dit is nie. BAIE dankie, waardeer dit net baie baie baie.

'n Happy Buyer is een van die MIN enjoyments of Life.......... :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

You may have introduced that beast here already, is it not the one standing next to Bettie?
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: petri oosthuizen on June 26, 2021, 09:59:24 pm
You may have introduced that beast here already, is it not the one standing next to Bettie?



Kannie onthou nie dit was baie lank terug >:D
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: 2StrokeDan on June 26, 2021, 10:25:16 pm
You may have introduced that beast here already, is it not the one standing next to Bettie?



Kannie onthou nie dit was baie lank terug >:D

 >:D :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: Nimmo on June 27, 2021, 04:09:37 pm
True Story.

Delivered a Vehicle just now, at around 15h00.

Client drove from afar (an almost 1000 km round trip) to come fetch the Vehicle.

Vehicle has 2 wheels, VERY orange, white and black......dont want to give away more than that, Buyer must introduce that Beast himself in here..

But bliksem - what NICE people. Buyer and his Wife. My youngest son and I quickly went to open up and deliver.

WARM people meeting us there - with a present to me (KWV 5 Jaar) thanking me for my trouble.

Dankie Meneer en Mevrou...........waardeer BAIE, julle maak dat ek my Werk SOVEEL geniet. Die rede dat ek Maandae letterlik werk toe JAAG, ek kan net nie WAG om by my besigheid uit te kom nie........is JULLE.

Klink na moerse cheesy Post........dit is nie. BAIE dankie, waardeer dit net baie baie baie.

'n Happy Buyer is een van die MIN enjoyments of Life.......... :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

I deduct (and I really know of nothing), he made use of you to sell his bike some time ago.
He headed south, and the type of people they are would explain the KWV.
He might just be in for another surprise this week - and I really did not know he was buying - I wanted to tempt him into getting one again.  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :pot: :pot:

 :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: Nimmo on June 27, 2021, 04:12:28 pm
Does BIZA come into play here? Then I might be right  :pot:

Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: Tampan on June 27, 2021, 06:43:36 pm
Ok, ok, I confess!  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

Once again, I stand amazed.

First of all, a GREAT thank you to Petri and his team, the are simply unbeatable when it comes to service! I sent him a WhatsApp message, just giving him the heads-up and my interest in the bike. This was after 19:00 on Thursday evening.
By Friday afternoon, the deal was done and to top that, by Sunday afternoon, my bike was safe in Bethlehem, ready to be collected.
Being stuck at work, I once again bothered Petri on Saturday afternoon to meet me at his office to collect the bike. Absolutely nothing seems to be an issue or too much trouble and we even got a bottle of wine as a thank you. For what, I wonder? We are the ones that are thankful.

Baie, baie dankie weereens Petri, ek waardeer julle moeite ongelooflik!

Secondly to Biza.
Thanks so much for your integrity and honest way of doing business!  :thumleft: The bike was bought unseen, but exactly as you said. Basically a brand new bike without a mark on it. All accessories, as promised and everything well and neatly packed and sent with the bike.
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: petri oosthuizen on June 27, 2021, 06:47:34 pm
HUGE plesier Mater......enjoy daai mooi ding!!!!!! :drif: :thumleft:
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: ican on June 27, 2021, 06:52:40 pm
So, show us some pictures!
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: Tampan on June 27, 2021, 07:05:32 pm
Thirdly:

This bike is absolutely amazing! Initially, I had my doubts though. Itís quite a bit bigger and heavier than what Iím used to.
Keep in mind that Iím not a hardcore rider, but rather your ordinary mediocre weekend warrior and my frame of reference regarding bigger bikes is my trusty 990 Adventure which I rode for the past 5 odd years.

My 990 felt as if I sat in it, not on it. Almost like a jacket thar I put on and wear. With the 1190, it felt more as if I was sitting on top of it, sort of as if I wasnít really part of the bike. I was somewhat worried about how we would get along on the dirtÖ
The 1190 is definitely more comfortable and although my bum still got sore, it took much longer than on the 990. I rode the 1190 today for almost 6 hours straight and I had no comfort issues.
As we rode, I got more and more comfortable with the bike and then we hit the dirt, almost 100 km of it. Man, did this bike impress me big time. Not knowing the roads, I had three ďOH SHIT!Ē moments, which the bike ate like pudding. The suspension is very good, the brakes are exceptional, although the front brake needs to be treated with respect. It is very sensitive and grabbing a handful will probably spoil the day.

We routed back from Clarens via Fouriesburg, Clocolan, Wepener, Smithfield, etc and although I once again was in awe with the stunning landscapes of the eastern and southern Freestate, the roads are in a terrible state.
Regardless, the 1190 is an awesome beast on the road. Stepping on its tail when overtaking other traffic, it almost rolls oneís foreskin back!

Then thereís all that power that everyone is up in arms about. Like I said, Iím not a hard or fast rider and I have no doubt in the 1190ís power. However, itís directly connected to the right hand. I havenít had it in sport mode, but even in street mode on the dirt, itís very tame, as long as you keep things calm with the throttle.
Power delivery is very nice and smooth and all in all, itís a very nice bike.

Iím sure itís going to much more of a challenge than the 990 when it comes to technical stuff and with my abilities, but I like it, a lot.
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: Tampan on June 27, 2021, 07:10:43 pm
Unfortunately, I only took three pics. First two between Clarens and Fouriesburg and the last, taking a break near Smithfield.
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: Tampan on June 27, 2021, 07:11:39 pm
Second one:
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: Tampan on June 27, 2021, 07:12:20 pm
Last one:
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: Wolzak on June 27, 2021, 07:19:26 pm
Veels geluk Tampan, dit is 'n pragtige Bike. :thumleft:
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: Tampan on June 27, 2021, 07:22:45 pm
A very interesting phenomenon on this bike is that you donít really get a sense of speed on it.
Riding at around 150 km/h on my 990, it felt fast to me and hitting 160 would really feel fast. On this bike, for some or other reason, 100 and 160 feels just about the same and 160 doesnít feel all that fast.

From Smithfield, the road is good. It was getting late, so I told my wife, who followed me all the way in the Fortuner, that we should up the pace.
160 was about the max where she was still comfortable at and could keep tailing me, so thatís the pace we kept and it felt like I was taking a cruise.
I never ever felt that my 990 had any lack of power. In fact, I never used all of it, even almost, but the 1190 just does everything so effortless. Look around at the scenery for too long, I found the speedo sitting to the north of 160, more than once, without me noticing it.
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: JACOVV on June 27, 2021, 07:29:55 pm
Baie geluk met die nuwe wiele Lood.

Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: Noneking on June 27, 2021, 07:57:48 pm
Second one:
Baie geluk. Stunning koop!
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: Nimmo on June 27, 2021, 09:00:16 pm
Thirdly:

This bike is absolutely amazing! Initially, I had my doubts though. Itís quite a bit bigger and heavier than what Iím used to.
Keep in mind that Iím not a hardcore rider, but rather your ordinary mediocre weekend warrior and my frame of reference regarding bigger bikes is my trusty 990 Adventure which I rode for the past 5 odd years.

My 990 felt as if I sat in it, not on it. Almost like a jacket thar I put on and wear. With the 1190, it felt more as if I was sitting on top of it, sort of as if I wasnít really part of the bike. I was somewhat worried about how we would get along on the dirtÖ
The 1190 is definitely more comfortable and although my bum still got sore, it took much longer than on the 990. I rode the 1190 today for almost 6 hours straight and I had no comfort issues.
As we rode, I got more and more comfortable with the bike and then we hit the dirt, almost 100 km of it. Man, did this bike impress me big time. Not knowing the roads, I had three ďOH SHIT!Ē moments, which the bike ate like pudding. The suspension is very good, the brakes are exceptional, although the front brake needs to be treated with respect. It is very sensitive and grabbing a handful will probably spoil the day.

We routed back from Clarens via Fouriesburg, Clocolan, Wepener, Smithfield, etc and although I once again was in awe with the stunning landscapes of the eastern and southern Freestate, the roads are in a terrible state.
Regardless, the 1190 is an awesome beast on the road. Stepping on its tail when overtaking other traffic, it almost rolls oneís foreskin back!

Then thereís all that power that everyone is up in arms about. Like I said, Iím not a hard or fast rider and I have no doubt in the 1190ís power. However, itís directly connected to the right hand. I havenít had it in sport mode, but even in street mode on the dirt, itís very tame, as long as you keep things calm with the throttle.
Power delivery is very nice and smooth and all in all, itís a very nice bike.

Iím sure itís going to much more of a challenge than the 990 when it comes to technical stuff and with my abilities, but I like it, a lot.

Niks fout daar nie, net beskeie alweer.  :biggrin: :pot:
Nou kan ons 'n trippie beplan - Na stroop, en voor lam tyd, na oopmaak tyd, en voor stocktake     -       te veel ysters in die vuur  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: Tampan on June 27, 2021, 09:22:25 pm
Ai tog, ja dis seker waar Jean.
Ek mag darem seker so nou en dan Ďn Saterdag afkry en as dinge mooi in plek is, moet die shop seker ook vir Ďn week of wat sonder my kan klaarkom. Indien nie, het ek my mense swak geleer.

Hel, ek wil nie verniet werk soos wat ek nou werk nie. ďLike what you do now, so that you can do what you like later on.Ē  8)

Ons moet verseker so gou moontlik weer Ďn worsie gaan braaiÖ :ricky:
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: Roxtar on June 30, 2021, 03:24:44 pm
You may have introduced that beast here already, is it not the one standing next to Bettie?



Kannie onthou nie dit was baie lank terug >:D

Dis mos die bike wat famously NIE TE KOOP IS NIE..... :lol8:
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on June 30, 2021, 03:42:47 pm
Geluk Tampan hou maar dissipline oor jou regterhand die skoeters is haastag!! ;) :thumleft:
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: Tampan on June 30, 2021, 03:54:34 pm
Dankie Chris! :thumleft:

Ja, nee ek is maar 'n bangat, so ek ry hom maar saffies.
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: m0lt3n on June 30, 2021, 04:09:46 pm
Daai is nou n mooi een!! Geluk!!

Eks sommer jaloers, ek sit al met n konstante jeuk hier. Mis my 1190 baie.


As ek mag...daar is ouens wat baie tough is en praat van sport mode op grondpad...dit werk nie. Jy kan nie tegnies ry nie en jy kan ook nie gewig verplaas met n 'oh shit' oomblik nie, hy spin net. Ry eerder met die nanny aids af maar in street mode. (offroad mode met net 2/3 van sy krag is hy wel al klaar vinniger as 990). Mens ry dan lekker en so nou en dan wil jy bietjie gat uit gooi en meer gee dan is daar nog...en dan besef jy gewoonlik daar is nog vrek baie poeiers.
Ek het nou nog nie aangepas op die 990 nie, sodra ek bietjie wil rooi sien en die keel oop maak dan slaan ek klaar limiter, dan gee hy hoekal klaar als.

Geniet
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: JIMMI on June 30, 2021, 05:22:04 pm
Goed gedaan Petri

Nice when one connects buyer and seller in a seamless and trouble free transaction.

Ek "sanitise" nou vir Petri, Verkoper en Koper. (En ysterperd)

Wel gedaan mense.

Laat hy val var hy le...Opneuk
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: Jamaj on July 02, 2021, 03:24:53 pm
Sounds like a dream bike!

Congrats all round  :thumleft:
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: DaveT on July 02, 2021, 04:58:59 pm
Lekker man geniet die oranje
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: Tampan on July 04, 2021, 06:26:00 pm
Thanks to all for the good wishes. This is indeed a dream bike, for me.
Yesterday, a friend and myself took a short ride, about 120 odd km, just to get out. He took his small gas braai and a few beers and I took a roll of home made boerewors and a few buns.

It was quite windy, but we found shelter next to a wool shed at a beautiful farmstead. Had a braai and a couple of beers and then returned home. Yesterday made me realise how much I missed my bike and these short, but very rewarding day rides.

I had to meet him at Gariep Dam and I ran a bit late, so I took the N1 from my farm, to get to Gariep as quick as possible. The N1 was quite busy, with up to 5 trucks in a row, driving so close to each other that there is no other option, but to pass them all in one go.
And thatís what I did. However, catching a glimpse of the speedo at one stage, the 1190 was well on its way to 200 km/h! I nearly shat myself and realised that this must be what I was warned about. The bike is indeed very powerful and fast, but it does it in such a way that you donít really notice it.
I never ride this fast and got quite a wake-up call. I think yesterday was the first time ever that I got off my bike with a slight trembleÖ

A few pics where Hein and myself had lunch.
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: petri oosthuizen on July 04, 2021, 06:29:53 pm
Lekker Loodjie!!!!!!!! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :drif:
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: Tampan on July 04, 2021, 06:33:09 pm
We rode a short section of jeep track and I was very impressed by the way the 1190 handles. It takes everything in its stride and itís awesome on the open gravel roads. Suspension is very good and itís a real pleasure to ride and very easy to throw from side to side to avoid the odd pot hole, etc.
Iím not a fan of top boxes, or hard panniers, for that matter, but I must confess, for a trip like yesterday, having to carry stuff to braai, etc, the top box came in really handy.
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: m0lt3n on July 05, 2021, 07:24:10 am
what year model 1190 is that?

Ek is juis kwaad vir my vrou, sy het my n onnodige skewe kyk gegee en die bank slaap okay. So jy laat my nou ernstig weer groot bike oorweeg hier
Title: Re: I have SUCH a Nice Job.....I really Do.
Post by: Tampan on July 05, 2021, 07:47:31 am
Dis 'n 2015 model. Regtig 'n lekker skoeter m0lt3n. :thumleft:
Ek mis nog steeds my 990 - seker omdat ek hierdie ou nog gewoond moet raak. :)