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Ride Reports / Re: A PIECE of PONDOLAND
« on: May 10, 2018, 09:34:19 pm »
Thanks for sharing  :thumleft: Typical Transkei  - unspoilt, unclutteredand and unhassled  ;D
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There's a ton of good concerns here. Keep in mind that many similar ones were put forward when the thought of motorcycle traction control, ABS, cornering ABS, ride-by-wire throttle, rider modes, electronic steering damping, cruise control and, of course, electronic suspension were put forward. And yet here we are.

Keep in mind that Ducati (and every other manufacturer) employs many clever people with lots of fancy university letters behind their names to think about this sort of stuff full time. The weird thing is that whatever we think about here, they've already thought about. At length.

It's annoying, I know.

What is most annoying is the fact that most of these ideas come from the "I will never ride a bike" car-designers at Audi.

Actually, most of these ideas were used by other bike manufacturers first.

Which ones ?

Ducati were the first to use electronic suspension with the Skyhook on the Multistrada. All other electronic aids were used by other bike manufacturers first.

Thanks for that Donovan....most of us who have been around,know that
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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: April 09, 2018, 11:04:45 am »
Great race with huge issues - lekker dice between the podium boys : CC rode hard, but remains a toss ( for me ), Zarco raced to his talent and the last has not been seen of Rins.MM.......well, he is by far the fastest on the current circuit......but is also fast becoming the most destructive racer around  >:(  That ou  ( and the powers ) need to seriousely bring him into line, or else he is going to kill himself and / or others very soon. 
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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
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: I'd love to have one of these!!!
« on: February 02, 2018, 11:51:32 am »
I rode one of those ??? CR1125 ??...the super-bike type thing, with the fairing. Very very diferent...wish I could have spent more time on it. Magnificently engineered. LOVE them.

Almost saw my arse getting back onto my 950 and pushing too fast deep into a corner ::)

The one you refer to has the Rotax V 2 engine, as opposed to the HD mill used in the older Buells.
I rode the naked and faired versions as well and was very impressed with their power and handling.They are a bit quirky though....but very nice....typical left side options  :thumleft:
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Ride Reports / Re: Touch the Desert - Namaqua - Namibia ....
« on: January 09, 2018, 09:00:20 pm »
Thanks for a champion report  :thumleft:
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Sorry about your tumble  :( But...that happens, well, to most of us  ;)
Good for having insurance - let them pay to make your bike good again - get the ribs healed and jump right back on  :)
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: My new Ride
« on: November 28, 2017, 08:53:11 am »
Happy happy  :laughing4: Very nice bike  :thumleft:
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Racing Section / Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« on: November 19, 2017, 08:45:12 pm »
Just back from Lesotho. Mission accomplished  :thumleft:  Josh did us proud and got a top 40 Gold finish.  :ricky:

Conditions were challenging but fortunately it did clear although there was still snow and ice on the high mountain passes (many with hectic cliffs and off cambers!). Some carrying of bikes over ice covered boulders was required and balls of steel (yes even Kirsten Landman and Sandra Gomez). Tough competition in Gold and excellent level of routes - two final virgin signature passes before the Saturday finish, extreme hardly describes them.

Well done to  your son Dominic  :thumleft: He surely is a tough and very talented rider  ;)
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The anxiety drove me right onto my bike......and around the block  ;D
Strapped in and ready for the story  :sip:
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Over boots
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Advice needed from the clever manne
« on: October 11, 2017, 09:00:38 pm »
Jip, I trusted a fellow biker too much. I'll keep an eye on the oil issue in the meantime. Thanks for the advice.

I don't want to add insult to injury - but why oh why would one trust a complete stranger just because he is a fellow biker ? There are cold crooks out there Bashplate...they are all over - on bikes, in cars, on quads, in boats,in houses....that's the real world we live in.
I assume you bought the bike voetstoots =  "as is ".If this is the case, I am afraid you have very little recourse against the seller.
As advised above, maybe relax a little, check the bike out properly ( or have it done by a KTM techie) and embark on a fixing process.If the engine, main frame, forks and swing arm are fine, you can work on the bike, without throwing too much cash at it and still have a very lekker bike. Good luck in sorting it out  :thumleft:
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Plastic Bike Which One?
« on: September 19, 2017, 03:50:45 pm »
So last week Wednesday afternoon I took 3 hours leave and joined Brenton and his mate JJ for a ride at the enduro tracks at Rover.  I was done within 2 hours but was smiling from ear to ear - sand sand sand and more sand!! Could hardly walk Thursday and Friday.

Saturday I joined a few friends to ride the trails at Bridgmead.  We did a 60km ride which took us 2 hours along singletrack and no tracks, through rivers, up and down steep valleys, deep mud, rocks and boulders. I'm now properly hooked!!!! walking like a spayed cat.

- Before
- During
- After
- Cleaned and allowed back in the house

Cool  :thumleft: Welcome to the club of huge fun !
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Bike SA?
« on: September 18, 2017, 05:58:51 pm »
Actually arsehole it has changed, and for the better. Much better.

No. It looks different but the stories are exactly the same. Go check the contributors. They're the same people writing the same stories.

Then these contributors must have had their asses kicked to perform better.  Even the different look is an improvement.

No. They're exactly the same. If people had bothered to read the actual stories they would have seen that before, but mostly they flipped through it in 30 sec and then jumped on their keyboard to say how kak it is. Believe me, I've been putting up with it from some people (most have been really nice) on this forum since it started and kept telling people that same thing. You can imagine how annoying that has been. Now, they hear that it has new owners and suddenly try actually reading it and seen that the stories are good.

In terms of looks, the designer has been trying harder (and I've ragged him about it) since his family took it over, and that has helped, but much of that is also down to there being less ads. This is not the new owner's fault nor is it a problem with the circulation - that's still three times higher than the next print mag - but rather that none of the dealers have money any more. Times are tough.

Some ous just bitch and moan out of habit Donovan - let them read their  "intelligent glossaries " ( whatever those are )
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Bike SA?
« on: September 17, 2017, 04:28:51 pm »

Donovan, secretly, has no idea how to ride a bike. It's all photoshop.

Nonsense!  I personally saw you wobble around on a little red bike a few times.

A V Twin perhaps :lol8:

You saw him as well?   >:D

Sure, looked very uncertain of himself .......all over the place  :laughing4:

Indeed, but he seemed to be learning, albeit rather slowly.   :biggrin:

But at least he is learning :thumleft: Maybe he should visit Welkom a bit more  >:D
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Bike SA?
« on: September 15, 2017, 01:33:11 pm »

That's only because his dad will moer you if you stick your neck out  :)

Nah, Simon's chilled bud.
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KTM LC8 950/990 / Re: ktm 950 for sale advise
« on: September 15, 2017, 10:59:52 am »
Seek and you shall find lads

Picked up this beauty a week ago

06 first Reg 79K on the clock but very smooth

Very good looking S Sandrot - Plenty bike for small money ! Enjoy.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Plastic Bike Which One?
« on: September 12, 2017, 09:38:49 am »
Congratulations with your 300 - its the right choice, enjoy :thumleft:
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Plastic Bike Which One?
« on: September 07, 2017, 03:57:11 pm »
I am no guru, but have been doing the Duallie, Road and Plastic biking thing for quite a few years.
Plastics are great fun, but rather hard work if you do the trail thing - up koppies, down koppies, through rivers and mud and all of that sort of thing ! Once you hook up with a couple of like minded mates, the best fun you can have with your Jocs on.Trust me your physical fitness, or a lack thereoff, will very quickly show up - but dont worry, its great to get riding fit - only time in the saddle will remedy that :thumleft:
The choice of bike is very important though as brands, capacities and rider capabilities all play a huge part in decision making.
Be ultra cautious not to go out and buy the biggest, meanest mother of a bike, because most sales persons will unfortunately steer you in such direction.
Consider what exactly do you want to use the bike for - messing around initially, maybe a local enduro or a harescramble, or maybe even bigger competitions.
Your physical size and riding capabilities should help you decide on which capacity bike to buy.A 250 cc two stroke is a very good choice because they are very powerful without being unrideable quick.Arguably, the most favoured enduro bike in SA is the KTM 300 cc two stroke - and with very good reason.Its fast, very easy to ride with its loads of torque ( for a two stroke ), has a happy button for tough situations and fetches good returns on re - sale.They are also relatively cheap to maintain.
The four stroke bikes ( and more particularly the 450's ) are really quick, but heavier and quite a handful to ride.The older 450's are very difficult to ride chilled on an outride, because of their almost on/off power delivery characteristics. Some of the new four strokes are however tamer in the power delivery stakes and thus easier to ride.

Good luck with finding your new Plastic, its very exciting  ;) Just remember to budget for proper riding gear as well  :thumleft:
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