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Many thank to everyone who's already supported this initiative. We're about 2/3 way there with ticket sales and the list of prizes keeps growing, so if you got in early your chancing of winning something are higher than you thought!

Obviously all eyes are on the main prize though - it's coming along beautifully although we've only really done the wheels. Just waiting for the re-sprayed frame to come back then the rebuild starts. There was a small bit of pitting on the forks, barely noticeable but nothing gets past the eagle eye of Captain Arch so they've gone off to be re-chromed. Big shout out to Eagle Hard Chrome who very kindly offered to do the forks for us at a greatly reduced rate. They're in Paarden Island so please support them if you're in CT.

Speaking of wheels - anyone recommend a place to get the rims trued? Seems like a job best left to professionals.

Superfoxi should be able to help with that.  :thumleft:
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BMW 1100/1150/ADV / Re: Aaah! Why won't my brake pads fit.
« on: June 04, 2018, 09:07:44 pm »
There were guys (I think down in CT) that were waterjet cutting replacement discs. Do CAD drawings off the OEM.

Please please please tell me you can look up their details somewhere where you have used them before???

I think I remember guys restoring Airheads having them done - maybe ask on the Airhead thread or Technical thread.
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KTM LC8 950/990 / Re: 990 Exhaust pipes?
« on: June 03, 2018, 09:25:19 am »
There is a pair being given away for free on Bike Sales thread as we speak. OK not free but R500  :o
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Good Food & Braai / Re: "Donkey" Hot Water System - In Braai
« on: June 02, 2018, 11:34:18 am »
KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid acronym applies.
Built in basin at braai - polycop from house geyeser = sorted. No mess no fuss. More drinking time.  :thumleft:
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Full Throttle - Edenvale
« on: May 25, 2018, 10:01:47 am »
I always referred to them as Full Kak - website and customer service was always an appalling nightmare. I am not surprised as customers vote with their feet.
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KTM LC8 950/990 / Re: Buffeting issues revisited
« on: May 23, 2018, 03:20:36 pm »
What is really important with a screen to prevent buffeting is to have laminar flow - air flowing on both sides of the screen to eliminate the pressure behind it and turbulence at the top lip. This is the same principle used on the wings of planes (Google it). A screen that is closed off at the bottom or has restricted flow from that area will buffet. Often the solution is spacing the screen out with rubber washers to open a gap or drilling some largish holes toward the bottom. What you have done with your extension is actually create some laminar flow on that area due to the spacing. BMW has got this right and test in wind tunnels - that is why they have the best touring screens (true story). That said I have seen some BMW GS riders set screen to the very high position thereby closing the gap at the bottom and then wondering why they get buffeted. 

As you have discovered if all else fails rather shorten screen and ride in clean air.  :thumleft:
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Garage, Projects & Restorations / Re: R90S Full Restoration
« on: May 23, 2018, 03:07:51 pm »
Just fucking awesome! Proper full nut and bolt resto of international calibre.  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Navigation, Maps and GPS / Re: Zumo 590 lock
« on: May 19, 2018, 02:42:00 pm »
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BMW HP2 / Re: Where has your HP2 taken you today? Photos & videos
« on: May 13, 2018, 08:24:59 pm »
en route to the EC Bash in Baviaanskloof. 'Side Entry'- Rus en Vrede 4X4 and more  :ricky:
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The Comedy Club / Re: Photos that make you think WTF
« on: May 08, 2018, 10:25:51 am »


My kind of toilet. Almost NEVER have to change the toilet paper.

... and all been put on the wrong way round  :peepwall:
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lc is much Quicker than the Airhead

we talking about an oilhead vs an hydrohead  O0
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Biker jacket zip repair
« on: April 13, 2018, 09:08:19 pm »
My favorite leather jacket's zipp finally broke  :'(.   It's an AlpinStar jacket.

Can these be repaired and where in Joburg/Pta area?

Dubun the best by far.   www.dubun.co.za/   (do boots and kit very professionally)

AND are the approved repairers for AlpineStars
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What is the opinion on fhe garmin 64s? Seeing it can take normal batteries as well.

Still a solid rugged unit for bikes and hand held. Have a few friends who have had them a swear by them.
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But that's Yamaha, Amsterdam, even the R1's make better "off-road" bikes than a GS. :pot:

And a 28 hp XT sommer wins the Dakar.......twice! :ricky: :thumleft: :ricky: :thumleft:

Real off-road.

You see-ree-arse? And thereafter ... wait for it BMW GS's for 4 years in a row!  Listen properleee  O0 and do your homework properlee, Oom.

Now just for noting (and 2SD sure knows this) GS refers to the German Gelände/Straße (meaning: off-road/road) .... I rest my case, m'lord.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Dropping your bike standing still
« on: April 05, 2018, 08:45:18 am »
The 1150 group went to the Schwabinger beer hall, moved the pig to a better parking spot and forgot to put the stand down, the issue was that some staff were coming on duty, so a very attractive waitress rushed over to help me pick the pig up. 😎

Fair reason to push the bike over  :imaposer:
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Husqvarna / Re: Sidestand Wanted
« on: April 03, 2018, 11:43:23 am »
no, but we are now a supplier of THESE when you GET your sidestand!


shameless advertising, I know... :-[

Best regards

I have a ZigZag extendable 'third leg' jack already - does pretty much the same and very light and compact.
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Dubun are the best
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro
« on: March 22, 2018, 03:11:55 pm »
Even works when you really short

I was hoping she was going to pull a great wheelie - shorty poser rich chick!  >:D
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Chris and the gang run a smooth and professional operation - some of the best products and service out there.  :thumleft:
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General Technical / Re: Lithium Ion batteries
« on: March 09, 2018, 11:47:37 am »
Bike Gear has stopped importing  Ultrabatt  :-\ - who else supplies Li ion bike batteries?

I wonder why they stopped? too many warranty claims?

They told me "supply issues" and one of their dealers told me the suppliers in Netherlands were not honouring the warranty claims as they were meant to so Bike Gear were essentially picking up the tab. Not that I think there were that many warranty claims, especially on the newer Mk3 MultiMighty composite units which are great (I still have them in two bikes).
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