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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Brussels Move
« on: October 07, 2018, 08:09:56 pm »
As always, lovely pictures. Well taken.  :thumleft:
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General Technical / Re: Is a fuel bladder a realistic solution?
« on: September 26, 2018, 04:37:29 pm »
I  agree it's not very often that you would need extra petrol. Carry a plastic container when you are  really worried about running out of fuel.  I don't even use a GPS .

Heaven forbids! It is unimaginable for the 21st century biking community to even consider such low tech travelling methods. Youve got to splash out at least R2000 on something before it can be taken into consideration as a travelling utensil. And no GPS! How will you find the highway to Durbs without a GPS?! :imaposer:
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General Technical / Re: Is a fuel bladder a realistic solution?
« on: September 26, 2018, 01:28:36 pm »
I got a plastic 5 litre milk (?) container for free. Flushed it out, duly dried it inside and strapped it to the rear foot peg. Served me 100% through thousands and thousands of kilometres. Never had the slightest of hassles or problems. It always gave me those extra few miles I needed between fuelling points. And it is fully disposable / re-usable for other purposes.
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General Bike Related Banter / Hurray for the biker
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:12:24 pm »
This got posted on facebook earlier tonight:

Maryke Peacock‎ to Ek is van die Ooste
Ek wil 'n shout out gee aan 'n vreemdeling wat vanoggend op die R21 my gehelp het om my papwiel te ruil. Sonder om twee keer te dink het die biker omgedraai en kom kyk waarom staan ek langs die pad en seker te maak ek is veilig teen vreemde elemente. I will pay it forward. Baie dankie.

Anyone here?
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General Bike Related Banter / Riding without protective attire
« on: September 16, 2018, 06:17:27 pm »
I hate it when I see people riding bike without proper protection.


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BMW Airheads / Re: Practical problem solving
« on: September 10, 2018, 05:15:57 pm »
After aligning the 2 sprockets at TDC I use the old link by mounting it from the front of the chain at a position that is easily accessible. Do this over the teeth of the larger sprocket. Once the chain is connected one can rotate the motor to get the link to a position where the new link can be installed from behind.
It is still a finger twist to get it in place but it helps if the chain ends is held in position by the old link. Don't push the old link all the way trough, about 2/3 is enough and it is important to leave enough room for the new link to be installed in place before it can be used to push the old link out to the front.

I have made a note of this! Thanks.   
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New Member Introductions / Re: Had a look, I bleed orange now...
« on: September 05, 2018, 06:43:26 pm »
 :thumleft: Lekke man!

I wish you safe miles to come and lots of enjoyment.
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BMW Airheads / Re: R80G/S backfiring
« on: September 03, 2018, 06:16:57 am »
Motobins has in stock.

(This is the first time that I encounter what had happened with you. The other day I was working on a an R80 where the fuel line on the right carburettor was leaking directly onto the exhaust, to the extent that it had stained the exhaust directly underneath the carb. I feel you. This is bad.  :'()
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Kick start on a modern dirtbike
« on: September 02, 2018, 08:54:43 pm »
As they say in the video, an easy way to sell you something extra for a lot of money.  I think the kit for the KTM/Husqvarna is around R 4,000 and I never noticed the bikes becoming cheaper when they removed this part as standard equipment.  It will be interesting to know how many people actually added it to these later model bikes.  The 690/701 don't have a kickstarter and I don't hear people complain about it or say they won't ride them in faraway tricky places.

The old Japanese 4 cylinders had kickstarts and I for one never managed to get those started with it.  The singles were way easier.

That is something I find so peculiar: functions / aspects / components that worked well pre nineties, then got removed with big fanfare and telling the consumer that technology has progressed to such an extent that those parts are now antiquated and belong to the dinosaur age and that you as buyer are now much better off without it and your bike is now x/y kilograms lighter and pushes out y/z horses more (for which we shall hit you with a price increase); but, just remember that you never have had it better. So pay up and shut up.   

Then I read multiple times daily on this forum alone of bikers looking for this and for that in order to make their bikes more rideable. Meantime most of that was standard issue on the old bikes, or could be adjusted on the bike itself as produced from the factory. Now it is an expensive aftermarket item, manufactured by designer companies and sold at designer prices. While (generally as the rule) that was all inclusive in the purchase price of the bike back then. Boy, I dont want to buy a bike in pieces. That is definitely the impression I get from these highly advanced bikes you dont seem to buy a finished and klaar bike. Once youve bought the bike, then your real expenses start. That is how the actuaries of the bike companies ensure that the shareholders can maintain their lodges at St. Moritz.
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Brussels Move
« on: August 21, 2018, 08:21:26 am »
Great pictures. Thanks.
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Brussels Move
« on: August 16, 2018, 08:05:25 pm »
Great pictures. Thanks. :thumleft:
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Yamaha XT & XTZ / Re: XT660Z engine knock
« on: August 16, 2018, 12:30:31 pm »
I wont put forward any advice, but great pictures!
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Riding Tips and Training / Re: SAND RIDING
« on: August 15, 2018, 03:57:34 pm »
Het niemand vir jou ges jy mag nie met 'n padfiets en padbande op 'n avontuurrit gaan nie.  Waar val jy dan nou uit.  Hou by die rels asseblief.  Avontuurritte word slegs met goedgekeurde avontuur fietse (KTM, Honda, Yammie, Ural en die groot BMWs) gedoen.  Jy mot baie aggresiewe knobblies op sit, jy mot Touratech of Wolfman panniers, oranje kopligskerm, GPS (met moere klomp knoppies en 'n spesenjale klmp megfter), Leatt nekstut, sulke stram, styfpassende gladiator boetse, 'n R15000 se kletterpet en 'n satelietfoon gedoen.

Dit lyk asof jy jouself sonder al die tierlantyntjies geniet, hoe durf jy.

 :peepwall: :pot: :lol8:

Waar was jy in my lewe toe my mentaliteit gevorm is?! Dit is as gevolg van mense soos jy wat my nie die voorgeskrewe lyding leiding gegee het nie toe ek dit nodig gehad het dat ek nou so @*&%$^-up is. Nou is ek n ou hond wat nie nuwe toertjies geleer kan word nie. Ek werk nog met rookseine (hoekom dink jy maak ek aanstekers deesdae?!).  :imaposer:

Ek leer so baie hier. Ek begin wonder en twyfel in myself oor hoe ek ooit by n motorfiets uitgekom het sonder al hierdie kennis en toebehore / aanhangsels. Ek voel so naak en minderwaardig.
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Ride Reports / Re: Cederberg Traverse on KLR 650
« on: August 15, 2018, 09:40:20 am »
Lekker! Jy lat nie gras onder jou voete groei nie.
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello from Paarl
« on: August 15, 2018, 08:55:17 am »
Welkom!  :thumleft:

'n Netjiese fiets wat jy daar het. Geen verskoning vir jou om nie myle op te sit daar in die berge nie.
Mooi foto ook.
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Brussels Move
« on: August 15, 2018, 07:56:06 am »
Great pictures. Thanks.

Yes, put up some pictures of ordinary street life. As the cliche goes, a picture tells a thousand words.
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Wild Dog Pictures / Re: Roads in a distance.
« on: August 05, 2018, 06:48:09 pm »
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Baie mooi!
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New Member Introductions / Re: Newby
« on: July 31, 2018, 02:38:45 pm »
Welcome!
The place to be for any and all free and unwarranted advice.

Congratulations on your bikes.  :thumleft:
And many safe miles.
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Brussels Move
« on: July 30, 2018, 07:56:30 am »
Just too many spectators for my liking. Moved to a less popular test.

Just as I was getting the impression that you were starting to put excitement into the daily lives of them Belgians, you now want to take it away from them. That is cruel.
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Brussels Move
« on: July 29, 2018, 08:19:11 pm »
Looking at this picture, the sport looks more dangerous to the spectators than the participants.
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