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General Bike Related Banter / Re: So..lets define a biker
« on: July 19, 2018, 08:16:22 am »
I have met some interesting folks recently who claims to be the worlds biggest bikers. Erm, ok pappa.
So I want to define a biker in regards to my way of thinking.

1. You get guys who build one bike after the other, or maybe a couple of bikes at the same time, keeps them all, but claim they do not have time to ride:
You are a bike builder. Not a biker.

2. You get guys who claim that they do not want to ride in in miserable weather, because its a mission to clean the bike again.
You are a lazy sod, Not a biker.

3. You get guys who have a garage full of high priced bikes, but never rides them. The bikes do however get started up and rev the cream crackers off it when a visitor pays attention. The bikes just about get taken out only when due for annual service.
You are a rich fart/collector. Not a biker.

4. "Since I,ve become a dad, I do not have time to ride".
Ahhh yes..... The one you bump into most. If you do not ride anymore,  because you feel more responsible, great, Then sell the bike to somebody that will use it.
If you argue that you do not have time, then I assume you work away from home permanently or you never leave the house. Because your bike is right there.
You are not a biker.

5. If you do not ride when it is too cold..... You are a moffie, Not a biker.

6. Commuting to your work every weekday on your bike, but not riding anywhere else ever on bike..
You are a commuter. Not a biker.

6. You have people that have ONE bike in the garage, go to work every day, and have a bike battery that is flat all the time, because they do not have time to ride.
Nope, do not understand this, at all.
Previous job I had, I had a company car and a petrol card. I took the bike to work every Friday, costing me money out of my pocket, but I wanted to ride.
You are not a biker.

OK, hope this all clear now. You either long for the image of biking, or you bike.
 There is nothing in between, except for excuses.

So Altie, please tell, where do you fit in your criteria - do you long for the image or are you a biker as per your definitions ?

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: So..lets define a biker
« on: July 18, 2018, 08:52:19 pm »
Seems I long for the image then as I don't ride my bikes 24/7  :( .....BUT,  the times I do ride, I really enjoy  ;D

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Garage, Projects & Restorations / Re: 2008 Aprilia SXV 550
« on: July 16, 2018, 03:56:40 pm »
Lovely bike, please report on the influence of the pipe, before and after you have flashed and re - programmed the ECU modes

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KTM LC8 950/990 / Re: Bike won’t start
« on: July 11, 2018, 12:20:28 pm »
Check the connections. Also, you could have a loose earth.

Yip, go with that - It was the resolve to my own similar issues on my 990

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New Member Introductions / Re: Hi- Janco from Specialised Adventures
« on: July 05, 2018, 12:45:32 pm »
Lekker bud  :thumleft: You one of the cap & shades ous in Hardy's team ?

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: CCM 650 Adventure..
« on: July 02, 2018, 02:19:24 pm »
Apparently this is the bike worth waiting for! :thumleft:  Very light and powerful! The 450 weighs 135kg wet, this one about 150kg wet..

Any news on this gem?..

Don't know much, except that the 450 was discontinued.

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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: July 02, 2018, 10:56:45 am »
GP at its best - MM remains a devil ( with a hell of a lot of skills and luck ) and VR 46 still has a lot of fight in him  ;)

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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: June 29, 2018, 12:14:29 pm »
Sounds like my brother's 1978 Yamaha XS850. :eek7:

Well Danie, you are knowledgeable on issues, motorcycles and their engines, so I would assume you would know that triples would sound similar, even the same, or should I get a guy who knows engines to explain this to you?  Wait!  I know a guy in Stellenbosch .....   >:D

No explaining needed, read again, it's EXACTLY what I said, that they sound the same. :thumleft:

Now, what would Billy and Sheep be laughing about? :pot:

Must be my rather clever and funny statement.   :lol8:

Edzattery  ;)

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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: June 28, 2018, 09:15:09 am »
Sounds like my brother's 1978 Yamaha XS850. :eek7:

Well Danie, you are knowledgeable on issues, motorcycles and their engines, so I would assume you would know that triples would sound similar, even the same, or should I get a guy who knows engines to explain this to you?  Wait!  I know a guy in Stellenbosch .....   >:D

 :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:

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New can on the 1090. Sound fantastic!
These guys understand the art of noise.....




Lovely pipe  :thumleft:

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Ride Reports / Re: Moro-go-go-goro!
« on: June 27, 2018, 09:19:30 am »
Brilliantly written  :thumleft:

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Ride Reports / Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« on: June 27, 2018, 08:47:26 am »
Thanks for sharing your trip - I really enjoyed the mix of beach and bush riding  :thumleft:

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Two sides to the story.....always - BUT, nobody can ever condone such barbaric behaviour.
Problem is, there is so much anger in a lot of people, whose fuses are tripped at a slight provocation, which leads to incidents as these.
A few years ago a biker from close to that area was shot in the back and killed by a motorist after an argument about road use - the court case against the shooter is not close to being wrapped up and the deceased left behind a young wife with two kids.
Aggression on the roads don't work for anybody, thats for sure.

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Noneking, unfortunately ( or fortunately ) for you guys, all other trips in the future will be measured against this brilliant trip and will probably fall short by miles  8) I really enjoy the RR and beautiful scenery.

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: What Bike ?
« on: June 21, 2018, 12:35:54 pm »
:lol8: OK, I've booked myself for Hardy's Kaokoland trip next April. I have the KLR and know it will do BUT,... I also have an itch  :ricky: Firstly, because I have not bought a bike for over a year, and secondly... I yearned long time for a light enduro type adventure bike.

If budget for a good secondhand bike, that will easily re-sell, is not an issue, what would you buy ?
Anything reliable, with puncture proof tyres, will be approved by your fellow adventurers!

Thats just about perfect  ;)
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: What Bike ?
« on: June 20, 2018, 08:07:32 pm »
ktm 350 xcfw - light four stroke, with good suspension and more than enough power - just stick on a long range tank and you are sorted.Come back and flog it easily.......which I doubt you would want to do  ;D

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This place starts to feel like our "local" and we carry a table out and get really comfortable.....




Great report & pics  :thumleft: Ice cold Tafel quarts at a tafel  ;D Did you have time to challenge the locals to some pool ?

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Great read and pics  ;) Signed in for much more

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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: June 06, 2018, 11:32:53 am »
Danilo Petrucci to Factory Ducati confirmed.

Hafizh Syahrin stays with Tech3 for 2019 and will switch from Yamaha to KTM.

The cop should do well on a factory duc

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