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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 won’t 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 gesê jy mag nie met 'n padfiets en padbande op 'n avontuurrit gaan nie.  Waar val jy dan nou uit.  Hou by die reëls asseblief.  Avontuurritte word slegs met goedgekeurde avontuur fietse (KTM, Honda, Yammie, Ural en die groot BMWs) gedoen.  Jy moét baie aggresiewe knobblies op sit, jy moét Touratech of Wolfman panniers, oranje kopligskerm, GPS (met moere klomp knoppies en 'n spesenjale klêmp megêfter), 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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New Member Introductions / Re: The Greek in SA
« on: July 18, 2018, 08:15:19 am »
Welcome  :thumleft:. I trust you will get sorted.


PS: I will have Euro and dolars to Exchange if someone is interesting.


Nothing else from Mexico you want to exchange here?  :peepwall:
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Ride Reports / Re: Tankwa Teaches Humility
« on: July 10, 2018, 10:14:38 am »
Well done!
 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: Brussels Move
« on: July 08, 2018, 08:17:18 pm »
Lekkerrr  :thumleft:
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Taking a used nut, some used coins, a flint from a used lighter and valve parts from a used tire.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: What defines a good adventure bike?
« on: July 07, 2018, 08:08:01 am »
Simplicity and reliability.

But then again, define “adventure”. For one person it is riding Cape to Cairo on the roads less taken all the way, for another  person it is riding about in the kopjies in the Vrystaat. Both having adventure bikes, but would require two totally different bikes and bike set-ups.

Will the “adventure” take you outside of your comfort zone?
Does the “adventure” include back-up vehicles?
These factors play a crucial rule.
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General Technical / Re: I @#$#@$ hate...
« on: July 04, 2018, 09:03:52 pm »
At least they are prettier than fuel injectors. And they have these funny screws and knobs that you can turn. And you can open them and peek inside. Actually they are fully inter-active and allow you to participate completely in their whole, wonderfully designed set-ups. Makes you feel young again, like a child with your favourite lego / meccano set. Injectors are SO dull, SO boring.
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Not really the question you asked, but my personal experiences:

Many years back I took a bloke up to Swakop from Pretoria. He had the BMW R80 G/S and I had the BMW R60/6. The road we took to Swakop was roughly 60% tar and 40% non-tar. He had the latest (at that stage) metzeler sahara tires on and I had the ordinary road tires from metzeler. I kept up with him all the way (only on the thin loose sand was he quite ahead of me – and the dunes, but that’s a different story). At Swakop he had to replace his rear tire. I returned with the same tires.

When I travel on average about 15% would be on non-tarred roads out of about 6000km+. I never put on knobblies. I get many more miles off my road tires, which is far more important to me, so much more when you are riding where choice of tires are non- existent or extremely limited. The advantage that knobblies would give me weigh less than the fact that I would get less miles out of them. The stretches where knobblies would surely have made a difference I simply ride differently and slower. I plan ahead in such manner that I can compensate for those ‘bad’ patches. Those are my priorities and that is how I deal with them.  And I have never had tire problems.

Were I to do only dune riding, yes I would definitely put on the meanest knobblies on the market and trailer my bike all the way to Swakop. 

(and I only deflate my tires where I know well that I’ll be facing thick sand – as in dune sand -  for at least the next 30km and more, and I never had a puncture)
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Yamaha XT & XTZ / Re: Ignition Connundrum
« on: July 02, 2018, 10:38:34 am »
Very glad you got sorted!

It is often the key (worn out) and sometimes a little 'mutilation' on the right spots does the trick. So much the better where you still have an original.  :thumleft:
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With that attitude with which you approached and solved the handle bar situation, you WILL manage. I guarantee you that. or I'll eat my helmet hat
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hi Im New
« on: June 28, 2018, 05:55:39 pm »
Welcome!

Nice bike you've got there...
.... and a great girl friend.  :thumleft:
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