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Yamaha XT & XTZ / Re: Difference between 660Z & R
« on: September 07, 2018, 11:25:11 am »
both bikes can do 130kph all day long no issue. the gearing is probably a little taller on the Tenere but cant be sure (no rev counter on the R). but thats great because you don't know what the RPM is and can rev the tits off it  :lol8:. both awesome bikes, and equally capable / comfortable to tour with. I'm 1.88cm tall, the R was great for 1 year until i sat on the Z. it then became a problem. even then the only a issue was on the technical stuff standing up my balance was too far forward and hunched over and i didn't feel comfortable and my legs worked harder, but i lived. my wife however does not have that problem. I still commute on the R now and again for a change. it is a kiff little bike and puts a smile on my face. but the Z speaks to me. my wife and i have also done thousands of ks together touring no complaints.  :thumleft:
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Yamaha XT & XTZ / Re: Difference between 660Z & R
« on: September 07, 2018, 10:50:20 am »

Thanks, don't know the motor, is it a single or twin and is their a difference in the gear ratios? Presume one can "mod" the R a bit with better headlight shroud/screen and after market tank?

We don't do hardcore stuff, just the occasional lekker dirt road and want to be able to do Namib with it. What is a comfortable cruise and fuel consumption/range like?

Single fuel injected. You can get a taller screen which helps wind. Never seen an aftermarket tank for an R. 15 litres is enough to get you 350ks + if I can remember properly. Was worried once while planning a trip  through Lesotho but never even reached reserve. Which is 1/3 of the tank!!! 5 litres.

The R is a great little bike. Perfect for not too tall people. No fuss and a nuggity can do anywhere bike. Z is a better bike offers more. Depends on your need. For your wife and Namibia  perfect.
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Yamaha XT & XTZ / Re: Difference between 660Z & R
« on: September 07, 2018, 10:31:35 am »
I currently have both, and in an uncomplicated explanation, same engine different chassis. R is alot smaller, Z  has some advanced features in the cock pit, like rev counter. also Z has a larger fuel tank. 23 litres compared to R's 15 litres. the main attraction is the headlight shroud, much more pronounced. the R offers very little in terms of wind protection, the only issue i had with the R was the seat height / distance between the foot pegs and the seat. standing up meant bending down too much to hold the handle bars and maintain comfortable balance, where as the Z is a much better fit for me and offers alot more comfort around long distances.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: The Bike Show
« on: March 21, 2018, 02:54:27 pm »
subscribe! good show!
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eTolls - The Resistance / Re: E-Tolls
« on: February 26, 2018, 07:28:47 pm »
loving David makhura. he was one of the very few if only ANC  member to take stand against Jacob and the ANC... he is going to reap the rewards

Cape Town - Advocacy group the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has welcomed Gauteng Premier David Makhura's statement during his State of the Province Address on Monday that e-tolls have not worked.  

As News24 reported earlier, Makhura told the Gauteng legislature that it was “loud and clear for all to see that e-tolls have not worked”.

The Premier said that he would be meeting President Cyril Ramaphosa to devise an alternative funding model.

OUTA, which has long opposed e-tolling, said it agreed with the Premier’s call for “a new and more equitable funding model to expand Gauteng’s road network and public transport system”.

“E-tolls have failed and have added to the cost of living for many motorists and public transport users,” it said. 

It noted that according to the South African National Roads Agency's (SANRAL) 2017 Annual Report, the compliance rate for e-toll users was just 29%. 

“OUTA will support all initiatives to get this scheme halted,” it said. 

Negative impact 

Rudie Heyneke, OUTA’s portfolio manager for transport, said: “OUTA is preparing a submission for the Minister of Transport and the President and will engage with the executive to show the negative impact e-tolls have had on the public and on the SANRAL budget and to propose alternative funding models.”

“The collection costs and litigation costs are too high when measured against the revenue generated by e-tolls,” he added

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Ride Reports / Re: The Dinosaur,The Quarry, The Newbies and Mud Mud Mud
« on: February 05, 2018, 09:06:33 pm »
looked like a cool ride! nice africa twins too! where is that quarry? is it the one by the N14 near centurion maybe?
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Shops, Dealers and Mechanics on forums
« on: January 31, 2018, 01:19:23 pm »
AHA! a Goliath in the flesh! you dont sound so terrible...  :thumleft: :imaposer:
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Basically the second shop stripped a bolt on his bike’s rear axle. He then went to the first shop and asked them what they would charge him to fix that bolt. The first shop stripped their moer for him because he only wanted a quote and not give them the job. Then he went back to the second shop and confronted the second shop as to them having stripped the bolt. They then stripped their moer for him for insinuating that it was them that had stripped the bolt. They then wanted to moer him.

He wasn’t in a mood for moering so he left.

So it is mostly about stripping and moering. And bad customer service somewhere in between.
brilliant to this break down I meant
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The Fitness Board / Re: Fitness band discussion
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:39:34 am »
not sure. but the garmin ranges have MoveIQ which has some algorithms that record your movements and identify them. so although not 100% dedicated to skipping will address your requirements 100%. thats if it works as described below. jury's out on that. will see soon though and let you know.

Understanding Move IQ

Move IQ is a feature found on some activity tracking devices.  Garmin Connect identifies periods of movement that match familiar exercising patterns such as biking, running, swimming, walking, or using an elliptical machine and tags them as Events1.  Events will display on the Timeline tab in Garmin Connect as a grey icon as shown in the picture example below to help the user track what they have done throughout the day without the need to use the timed activity feature on their device. 
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