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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Scooter for liaatie on a budget
« on: November 22, 2017, 12:12:36 pm »
1) Yamaha BWS
2) PGO
3) Kymco

In that order ... after that take your chances and credit card.
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Racing Section / Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« on: November 01, 2017, 05:17:50 pm »
Shocking to see so few entries!!!!! :eek7: :eek7: :eek7: :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Yes I think it speaks directly to the debacle last year and has been coming for awhile. Yes the economic situation is a big factor as well but all the more reason for ROA to make sure they are giving a quality value for money event (some like Impi events are getting this right). The moving of the date that eliminates most school, college and varsity goers due to exams is definitely also a factor.

Only about 60 Gold riders and same for Silver - this including international riders. Two years ago when Josh did Silver there were 170 riders in that class! They have filled the Bronze numbers with all comers who did not qualify and have kept entries open to the last minute.

They do though seem to be getting things together a bit better than 2016 and things seem to be coming together. See the official site and the lates video by Darrel Curtis on the routes. http://roofofafrica.info/
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Ride Reports / Re: Our Story of the Honda Quest 2017
« on: October 16, 2017, 06:52:52 am »
HSK - agreed, great first hand insights. Clearly there were inevitably egos and testosterone in the mix but mostly measured from what I read between the lines. Big salute to Minxy for mixing it with the manne, and doing so with grace, skill and a smile.  :thumleft:
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General Technical / Re: How to clean a foam airfiler
« on: October 03, 2017, 10:31:19 am »
Saw a YouTube video on the subject that really works:  Buy a 5 liter thinners and pour the whole contents in something like a icecream bucket.  Wash the filter in that and then straight after with normal dishwashing liquid.  Afterwards just pour the dirty thinners back into the 5 liter container for re-use next time.  It is relative cheap and works like a charm.
I also have a whole box of surgical gloves that I use when working with this  :ricky:

Sorry but No imo.  :o  Lacquer Thinners is a 'hot solvent' - can even eat some foams, never mind adhesives! It can also eat ice cream buckets.  ::) You need to realise that "paint thinner" means different things abroad - they will be talking about 'white spirits' which is essentially turps. Thinners will also very quickly even eat surgical gloves. I have worked with solvents for 35 years - you want to avoid lacquer thinners wherever you can. Use the least toxic solvent for the job - that is why in many ways a water based degreaser is probably the best (followed by paraffin), even if one needs to work it a bit more.
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Water at this stage will remain very low with little to no rain forecast but always good to check again closer to the time. Smitskraal always has water and bottom is loose rocks. Not possible to avoid anything - once you in the kloof you in.  :laughing4:  Just take it slow and steady - the entry from the Petensie side is a veritable highway now - just be careful of the new cement strips - if you ride off them stay off till next opportunity to rejoin - do not try and remount them. Also the new paved rain channels have nasty raised 'gutters' on them - you will realise this quickly and predict them. Enjoy. Do not race any buffalo.  :peepwall:
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