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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Trackers - satellite based?
« on: June 08, 2018, 07:56:46 am »
Back to satellite trackers

Only 2 options
InReach- Garmin (Delorme product bought by Garmin)  min 12 month contract. if it hasn't changed.

Spot- New Spot3 looks good. Pay as you go month to month option

Itís the InReach that Iím investigating.  Purchase price is substantially higher than the Spot, but you have fully functional gps.  Also have a month to month, on/off option now and can send any text message, not only preprogrammed ones.  Still unsure about all the facts, but will update as I get certainty.

Look at Inreach mini

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Trackers - satellite based?
« on: June 08, 2018, 07:28:57 am »
Back to satellite trackers

Only 2 options
InReach- Garmin (Delorme product bought by Garmin)  min 12 month contract. if it hasn't changed.

Spot- New Spot3 looks good. Pay as you go month to month option

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Trackers - satellite based?
« on: June 08, 2018, 07:04:29 am »
Just to explain

Satellite tracking device use a satellite signal to find your location (Just like a normal GPS) but sends your info back also via satellite transmission. Spot, Inreach, Bleeper on live jacket and in some trucks....this is a very expensive tracking option but works everywhere

Normal tracking devices, Tracker, Netstar and other use satellite signals to determine location and sends it back vie GSM cellphone network. No cell coverage no tracking

Tracker also have a radio signal based tracking devise.

Satelliete tracking is for off grid adventures and not for everyday use.  Every 1 min track point can cost you from R0.20 up to R10.00 thats for 1 point.
Nice thing is some device can send Text massages via SATELLITE network

Your car/bike does not have satellite tracking, its GPS info via GSM

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Which small(er) adventure bike?
« on: May 19, 2018, 11:25:30 am »
Comparing the road "version" weight, I'll bet that both the Yamaha and KTM will be 180-190kg bikes
Duke 790 169kg Dry -70kw
MT-07 167kg dry- 55kw

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First Gremlin, I've been warned about the electrical system on the X.........
Every thing was working fine this morning, stopped, switched off and switched on again and speedo cluster is dead. If you play with the plugs and battery connections it brings up ABS 1.9 and then show everything and goes dead again

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Anyone have an exhaust for me.....please?

Original exhaust ?
Yes, but think I'm sorted.

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Anyone have an exhaust for me.....please?

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Did a short trip today, that exhaust is loud, to loud.

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Thanks everyone for all the info and help on this topic.
Question

Except for paying R10000 for new rear shock what's my options, secondhand from other bike?
 Pics of new bike. Not to bad for my bottom figure.

Made decent tailpiece, even number plate light works

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Now before I get all the naysayers on board, I got a G650X-challenge for a good deal and decided to give it a go.

Still 50kg ligter than a 800GS

If this does work for me I'll get a WR450f and maybe one day a 690

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I need an exhaust standard will be fine, this exhaust is to loud.

So I ended up buying a Xchallenge.....yes I know its not a WR450 or XR650r but the price was right and I decided to give it a go.

Bike needs to go for roadworthy.

I need to buy, borrow or swop exhaust.
Need a chain guard, If you can borrow one from someone in Pretoria it will be depreciated. ( I will pay in beers)






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Thanks all, will investigate as that exhaust is to loud for me

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To loud for me. I'm in Pretoria

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@Slaaiblaar .

There is a nice looking deal on Gumtree! Roadworthy WR 450. 2009. R38k.

No affiliation. Just saw this on Gumtree.

I tried to send the link via email but reception is dodgy.

Thanks spoke to him last week, bike is in good cindition

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Xpat and Wolf Skaap

Thanks for the info.


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Are you talking WR vs G450 i.t.o popularity, or using 450's in general?

Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk

450 in general and mainly WR450F because that's in my price range

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Aftre reading many pages on the Adventure Rider forum about the Aussie and USA guys doing 4000km + trips with loaded WR's I'm wondering why its not so popular in SA.

The one guy did a self sufficient 4000km desert crossing. More than 60l of fuel and 20l of water. all that on a WR450F

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Where are you based. If you want to have a go on a XR650R to feel the ergos you can try mine out.

I am 1.86 and around 120ish, I like the way it feels.

Thanks but in Pretoria

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Recent footage of a pretty stock XR650L illustrating suspension potential:



Is he hooting at the other bikes :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Quite impressive
What was the issue with the frames that cracked and valves that dropped on the XR?

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Ja nee



Your weight is not the problem..............just ergonomics

Thats what I looked like on my AR80 many years back

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