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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: March 16, 2018, 03:53:16 pm »
Rossi signs with Yamaha till 2020 (he'll be 41 then).


Good news - the old dog will keep the youngsters honest.More than the yam contract, VR 46 is a massive marketing magnet for the sport.

Garage, Projects & Restorations / Re: (Another) Barn find GS850 Suzuki
« on: March 15, 2018, 09:37:36 pm »
Not even worth a try ....rather open a beer and enjoy life  ;)

General Bike Related Banter / Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen / Svarpilen 401
« on: March 15, 2018, 09:05:12 pm »
Why does the vitpilen look so much smaller than the svartpilen ?

 :laughing4: It might be an optical illusion...or a SA perception  ;)

Jip, some are very known in bike and racing circles and very nice people too  :thumleft:

General Bike Related Banter / Re: Husqvarna Vitpilen / Svarpilen 401
« on: March 15, 2018, 08:32:16 pm »
Commission of inquiry could follow on these little bikes with their pseudo racial sexist name tags  :laughing4:

Great report on some tough riding  :thumleft:

General Bike Related Banter / Re: Moto Guzzi V85
« on: March 14, 2018, 02:18:05 pm »
Lovely looking bike  :thumleft: One would have to protect those expensive " crash bars " though

12000km sounds a bit rough!

- Perhaps the previous owner lied about when it was replaced.
- Perhaps he didn't replace the front sprocket
- Perhaps he used ChingChongCha sprockets

Change both sprockets and the chain.

General Bike Related Banter / Re: My first GSA to reach 200k
« on: March 13, 2018, 01:30:12 pm »
Great  :thumleft: Your bike is actually used, a lot  ;)

1125 replies on a little piff wheel bike  ::) The bike industry is in deeper shit than meets the eye   :(

General Bike Related Banter / Re: My new adventure bike
« on: March 12, 2018, 09:30:02 am »
Lekker for the bikes and not lekker for the dive......but thats dirtbiking for you  ;D

General Bike Related Banter / Re: Who else has the sickness?
« on: March 11, 2018, 05:14:15 pm »
Im afraid I too have this problem. Full garage, empty wallet syndrome

Lovely  :thumleft:

General Technical / Re: Roller Bearing Cam Conversion- Please explain
« on: March 09, 2018, 10:13:13 am »
Very informative, thanks a lot  :thumleft:

General Bike Related Banter / Re: Ktm 200 enjin rebuild?
« on: March 09, 2018, 09:42:53 am »
Dankie almal, ek het maar almal se raad gevolg en begin hol....

Wise decision  :thumleft:

Wild Dog Pictures / Re: Lowveld living thread
« on: March 08, 2018, 09:33:11 pm »
Stunning  :thumleft:

General Bike Related Banter / Re: Triumph is back in SA
« on: March 08, 2018, 09:23:12 pm »
Triumph have a very strong idea of who they are.....and always have. Nothing they have now is new conceptually. They have led the retro charge, been in the adventure game for a long time since their tiger range has been around for many years. Their triple has been an iconic bike for as long and in the super bike stake, they haven't been a leader by any means but they have been in this game for a long time too.

I wouldn't confuse your ignorance of the brand with their own self identity.

Triumph has grown globally and the ruckus locally has as much to do with our weak economy as it has to do with the pig headed lack of understanding that the Triumph UK think our economy can withstand or deliver.

Ok inform me then since I obviously didn't get the message. I get Harleys,I get Ducati's I get KTM's, I get BMW's and so on I can probably sum all of theirs up in a few words. what is Triumph's? Genuine question.

Triumph has been building bikes for over a century. They have more motorcycle heritage than almost every other brand that exists today. In fact, you could almost call them the granddad of enduro motorcycles, after all Steve McQueen and the then desert racing started off a whole segment of motorcycle manufacture.

I can't say I understand your statement about Triumph not knowing who they are. It's kinda like saying "Yamaha don't know who they are" because they build super bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, adventure bikes, side by sides, boat engines, musical equipment ...the list goes on. Triumph are a focused motorcycle manufacturer (dabbled in cars very successfully too) and a damn good manufacturers at that. They've been smart enough to embrace their rich heritage and capitalize on it with their retro range that they've dominated rather convincingly. You need to understand that they were insolvent just before 2000 and started up again. They're small compared to the likes of Honda, Yamaha etc. despite their size, they have been making a huge dent in the market share in their niche segments...being retro, adventure and naked performance bikes. They've had a few pearls too like the Triumph Rocket.

You won't easily find a Triumph owner who isn't passionate about Triumph motorcycles. They have something very special about them....granted, my experience is mainly with the retro range but of the most user friendly and reliable bikes I've owned.

This debacle locally is just unfortunate.


Agree - one cannot have an armchair view ( or google view ) of Triumph motorcycles to voice an opinion on the brand......What happened in SA was directly because of the importer and its relationship with Triumph UK ( and the SA economy )

General Bike Related Banter / Re: Na n lang gewag...
« on: March 08, 2018, 08:32:32 pm »
Congrats with your Tiger - its a great bike  :thumleft:

General Bike Related Banter / Re: Ktm 200 enjin rebuild?
« on: March 08, 2018, 08:48:37 am »
Run away...unless you really like to struggle and impoverish yourself  ;)

Ride Reports / Re: Short vid of my first dual sport trip to ET
« on: March 07, 2018, 06:50:21 pm »
 ::)  Eish, and its not even Monday !

Ride Reports / Re: Short vid of my first dual sport trip to ET
« on: March 07, 2018, 06:46:16 pm »
Lekker EETEE riding  :thumleft: :thumleft

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