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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: wino on February 10, 2007, 06:15:13 pm

Title: there's a klip with your name on
Post by: wino on February 10, 2007, 06:15:13 pm
no leo, not klipdrift, just a klip. :wink:

Left the house at 6 in the morning, all bright and spanky (erm, ok, that was the night before). The rain had fallen heavily during the night and I was prepared for some sliding.
Leaving home and the city of jhb:

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j213/wino7/m1.jpg)

Amazing! The tar roads still had some water on them, but the gravel had just soaken it all up and was pretty much dust dry. Well, my "yeehaa" moment did not last too long. The road I was on lost some of its top layer and a lot of small stones/mini rocks were exposed. Not a problem, until I hit one specific one. The moment I hit it, I got a sinking feeling and summarily closed down on the throttle. Less than 2secs later, the front wheel was flat.

3rd puncture in about 2 months!!! No prob, got the goodies out, cleaned the area and opened the glue. No glue, completely evaporated!! And the kit was bought less than 6 months ago. Well, next step then is to take the front wheel off, pull out the tube and replace it with one I always carry.

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j213/wino7/m2.jpg)

After sweating it up in the sun, all done. The trick (I’ve learned the hard way) is to stay relaxed – these things are bound to happen. If you get all agro, you can cause unnecessary bugger ups. Turning back? No way, I’ll take my chances.

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j213/wino7/m3.jpg)


(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j213/wino7/m4.jpg)


(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j213/wino7/m5.jpg)

this was such a superb vista that i rode down the hill at almost walking pace, just admiring the scenery

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j213/wino7/m6.jpg)

but temptation is always around the next corner :twisted: what is a man to do?

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j213/wino7/m7.jpg)


(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j213/wino7/m8.jpg)


(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j213/wino7/m9.jpg)

now, i'm off to dinner with my mil  :sad11: so to share my feeling on this, just remember that there's a klip with your name on it - be prepared :wink:
Title: there's a klip with your name on
Post by: Red on February 10, 2007, 06:29:22 pm
Lone ranger.  :D  :D
Title: there's a klip with your name on
Post by: shark_za on February 10, 2007, 07:35:27 pm
Nice pics dude.

The first one of JHB is cool.

What pressure were you running at the time?
Classic impact puncture, not a lot that will stop that or be a quick fix either.
Title: there's a klip with your name on
Post by: chrisB on February 10, 2007, 08:07:27 pm
Nice going, how long did it take to sort the puncture :?:
Title: there's a klip with your name on
Post by: KiLRoy on February 10, 2007, 09:32:51 pm
Was it only a puncture fixing stop or did you take in the 'scenery' too  :shock:
Title: there's a klip with your name on
Post by: wino on February 10, 2007, 10:18:49 pm
shark: on these roads i never let the pressure down, due to the many klippe in the road, so it would've been around 2 bar. i was just glad that i always ride with spare tubes.

chris: it took me about an hour, all in all. some time was spent in getting the bike set up - don't have a centre stand :oops: and i'll only lie the bike down in really extreme cases.

kilroy: a tube change and a scenic stop - i'm not 20 :wink:
Title: there's a klip with your name on
Post by: Kaboef on February 11, 2007, 07:53:44 am
Nice piccies there Wino.

Is it difficult too break the bead on the TA rims?

How do you do it? Sidestand trick?

Again, very nice pics. :P  :P
Title: there's a klip with your name on
Post by: wino on February 11, 2007, 08:44:22 am
Quote from: "Kaboef"
Nice piccies there Wino.

Is it difficult too break the bead on the TA rims?

How do you do it? Sidestand trick?

Again, very nice pics. :P  :P


never had a problem in breaking the bead, front or rear. usually, by the time i stop the bead is already broken :D
use whatever is available, eg log. yesterday i got to park the bike with the front in the air on a sandy heap.
Title: there's a klip with your name on
Post by: Groenie on February 11, 2007, 08:58:20 am
That's the problem with those plastic bikes. If you don't spend money on fancy bars, you can't lay it down like a KLR.
Title: there's a klip with your name on
Post by: wino on February 11, 2007, 11:07:59 am
Quote from: "Groenie"
That's the problem with those plastic bikes. If you don't spend money on fancy bars, you can't lay it down like a KLR.


more to laying a bike down than worry about plastics :roll:
Title: there's a klip with your name on
Post by: Stephan on February 11, 2007, 12:03:12 pm
Nice pics Wino.
Title: there's a klip with your name on
Post by: Butch on February 11, 2007, 06:36:47 pm
As always, kief report and pics there, Wino. :thumbright:

I always carry a spare phone number for when I get a flat. Apparently that's about the only thing you can do with the KTMs.  :oops:  :D
Title: there's a klip with your name on
Post by: Leo on February 11, 2007, 08:06:42 pm
Nice report Wino. Thanks  for sharing.

Was your previous puncture also on the front?

....wonder why some riders are so unlucky!  :roll:

Well is seems you have the tube changing process down to a tee  :wink:
Title: there's a klip with your name on
Post by: KiLRoy on February 12, 2007, 12:30:05 pm
In this game the more you practise the unluckier you become  :D

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Title: there's a klip with your name on
Post by: Grootseun on February 12, 2007, 12:36:50 pm
Nice report and pics wino.

That first pic...nice shot of Egoli...
Title: Re: there's a klip with your name on
Post by: Pete Rock on February 13, 2007, 01:26:45 pm
Quote from: "wino"

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j213/wino7/m6.jpg)


This picture just makes the sigh



Wonderful location and ride  :thumbright: