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Ek stuur jou 'n PM.
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Many of these things come down to how we as a society interact considering how culturally diverse we are in SA. People are impatient and intolerant.

The Afr term "Verdraagsaamheid" is the best descriptor of what we're lacking.
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#35  :thumleft:
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« on: June 07, 2018, 09:07:28 am »
So it would seem Honda has admitted the previous info was a cut and paste stuffup from the 250.

Here is the real deal:

hp in the 40's and everything else much like the x.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: KLR or Dakar
« on: May 24, 2018, 01:56:20 pm »
I would give the KLR my vote as well. Maintenance is cheap and easy to do, they are fairly bombproof and can stand up to a surprising amount of abuse.

Also, KLR even secondhand is probably still one of the best value for money DS bikes out there.
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Have you tried any of the engineering places in Stellenbosch?

Maybe ping 2StrokeDan. He might be able to help.
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Ride Reports / Re: Living the Dream Solo Around the World Trip
« on: May 15, 2018, 10:38:27 pm »
Great om te sien jy is weer op die pad.
Ja dankie my maat. Hoe maak 'n mens die video's kleiner om te kan post. Ek het geweldig baie video material wat ek kan op sit.

Laai dit eerder op youtube dan post jy net die links hier.
Hi Kortbroek jy praat nou met 'n ou wat nie te rekenaar vaardig is nie. Ek het nog met parafien lampe en kerse groot geword.

Jy sal dit nie glo nie maar ek het self, jonk soos ek is,  ook met kerse en parafien lampe groot geword, butterfly en alladin lampe.

Gaan krap 'n bietjie rond op youtube. Dit is eintlik baie eenvoudig en maklik om videos op te laai. Geen resizing nodig nie.
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Well done for supporting your neighbors in this way Chris.  :thumleft:

It is good for us as riders when the bike industry does well.
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Honda XR/XL 500/600/650 / Let there be LIGHT
« on: May 09, 2018, 01:02:37 pm »
I've decided a while ago to improve on the 1/3 of a candle that my XRR has for a headlight and over time I got all the bits but never got around to doing anything about it.

I got hold of an Auto LED headlight replacement bulb. Myself and a buddy bought a set of 2 on special for R500 and he used one on his klr, the second one being destined for my XR. Then last year sometime extreme lights had a special on 10w spotlights and I bought a set of 2.
Now as many of you know the XRR's lighting circuit runs on AC directly from the stator and the flickers/horn/etc runs of a parallel DC circuit. I've already added a Fan, GPS, USB/Cigarette socket to the DC side so I would prefer to run the lights of the current lighting circuit.

From a friend I got a lekker beefy bridge rectifier (25A A12V I think) and a 1000uf capacitor (I would have preferred 4000uf, but had a 1000uf and it is good enough if not ideal).I've been told by the previous owner that the bike has an upgraded stator (200w) and the existing 55w auto headlight bulb confirmed this. Another crucial point was checking that the existing wiring on my bike corresponds to the wiring diagram and hasn't been butchered and confirming that this AC line only powers the lighting circuit. From the wiring diagram for the DK model and using a multimeter I identified the AC line that provides power to the headlight switch.
I then cut this AC line at the front of the bike before it goes to the lights switch and crimped on a male and female round insulated connector on either end. For the earth on the AC side I used the earth going to the headlight and put a spade connector on there. Having these connectors in place means I can always go back to the stock AC configuration merely by unplugging my addons. The bonus being that if the LED setup quits on me I can literally fit a normal auto bulb from any spares shop/garage.

Plugging the bridge rectifier and capacitor setup into these lines gives me DC in the lighting circuit. Attached below is a wiring diagram drawn poorly in paint to illustrate what I did. From here it was merely a plug and play of the LED replacement bulb to confirm that it works and it does. Man it is literally a day vs night difference from the old bulb. I still need to mount and wire up the spotlights which will be powered from the Brights with a handlebar switch as well to isolate them. This way they can't be on when the headlight is dimmed. Due to the low power consumption no relays are needed (45w = 3.75A @ 12V). And the real voltage on there with the LED turned on is 15V so even lower current then.

This weekend I will make a mounting for the LED controller and tidy up the wiring as well as fitting the spots. Can't wait to go test it at night  :ricky:

Footnote: Issues I had - When measuring the DC voltage output from the rectifier without any load on it gave me a reading of 30vDC which is way to high for the LED. However some internet research indicated that in my case this was likely due to the multimeter measuring the relict peak from the AC source that was not completely filtered out. To test this I connected the old 55w bulb to the DC setup and measuring under load it gave 15V, which is the same value I get with the LED connected. A better setup with a large +-4000uf capacitor and a small 10-50uf capacitor should filter it better. I have however been advised that this is not too much of an issue for the LED's so long as the voltage is correct. Another easy solution to this is to fit a 12vDC voltage regulator after the rectifier.
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Great to read this.

Well done Buff  :ricky:
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Help with a Kid's Helmet
« on: April 04, 2018, 09:31:18 am »

I have a helmet in the pay kit forward thread. Can send via postnet. Might be a bit big though.
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Africa Info & other International Travels / Re: My African Dream
« on: April 02, 2018, 07:31:04 pm »
Awesome to see you're back Sardine.

Flying for AMS has got to be a dream job for anyone that has a passion for flying. We often fly with the AMS heli based in ct for mountain rescues. Maybe I'll run into you sometime.
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Agrimark or any agricultural co-op will also carry a variety of those types of fasteners.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Starter adventure bike suggestions
« on: March 26, 2018, 02:06:35 pm »
And if you want to you can ride them hard as well. A friend had a KLR650 and for 95% of our riding and touring he had no problems keeping up.
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Hi Maria
Welcome to WD's.

For Namibia and Botswana winter is by far the best time of the year. For the rest aside from SA I'm not so sure, but someone will pipe up soon.

For SA, depending on where you go winter is fine. The Cape (Western Cape) will be wet and rainy, the interior will be dry but cold (-3C to -10C and even colder in Lesotho and Drakensberg).
I think you have the perfect bikes for the trip you want to do and I'm sure you won't be in a hurry anyhow.  :ricky:
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Ride Reports / Cederberg Solo ride - Long overdue report
« on: January 06, 2018, 09:41:16 am »
So last winter over the long weekend of 16-18 June I decided impulsively to hop on the bike and spend 3 days riding around the Cederberg. I finally got around to editing the video over the holiday.

Day 1: I got up late undecided what to do with my long weekend. After some idling around I decided fuckit, I'm going riding. I ended up leaving Stellenbosch around 15h00 in the afternoon and decided I'm riding into the Cederberg, but no idea where to. Heading over Bainskloof I remembered everyone raving about Oasis. A quick google while filling up in Ceres decided it for me. By this time is was getting late as I had been idling about in no real rush and it was going to get dark soon. With the half a candle for a headlight on the BRP I had to pick up the pace a bit and I pulled into Oasis for the first time at last light.  What a lekker place to stay over. A few km back I'd run into some bikers from Somerset West (their names elude me now) and as it turned out they were staying right next door in the campsite. I got invited to join their braai making for a merry evening.

Day 2: I got up lazy and while having breakfast I notice non other than our own Rommel, who is the previous owner of my bike. He had heard the engine, immediately recognised it and come over to take a look. After a lekker chat I realised I had better get riding or I would not make it further than the bar that day. Hopping on the bike late morning saw me ride towards Eselsbank and Wupperthal. What a lovely route to ride. It is rough enough to slow you down so you can look around and enjoy the view while being a pleasantly easy ride, especially seeing as the XR eats up that kind of riding. Between Eselsbank and Wupperthal I came across a refreshing sight, a couple on two bikes the guy riding a XR600R and his girlfriend on a DR250. I could see she was new to riding but considering her choice in bike she was making a good job of it. Earlier in the day while I was still lounging about the campsite I had a brief chat to two guys who were just leaving intending to do Eselsbank as well. Later as I went past Travelers rest I decided to stop for a quick beer running into those same two bikes which had also just stopped. What an interesting few beers that turned out to be with the two characters namely Piet Vis and Jan Vrystaat as they introduced themselves. Both had retired on the west coast in Strandfontein with Piet being a west coast local and Jan as you can guess originating from upcountry. After a lekker chat it was back on the bikes, the two gentlemen heading home to the coast and me deciding to make a quick detour towards Graafwater to find some sandy tracks. Returning via Clanwilliam to refuel I found myself back at Oasis before 15h00 for a nice afternoon of relaxing. That evening a lekker buffet was being served which trumped my plan of noodles and tuna.

Day 3: After a great breakfast of bacon and eggs (the luxuries plied on me the previous evening by the kitchen had put me off my own cooking) I had the bike packed and hightailed it out of there for a quick run home along the Olifantsrivier, a lamb pie and coffee for lunch at kardoesie followed by a jaunt through the swartland via misverstand dam and Riebeeck Kasteel. Of course to add some flavour to the day as I pulled into Riebeek Kasteel I noticed something leaking from the rear of the bike. First though was fuck I'm leaking oil, however upon investigating it turns out a can of coke in the top of my luggage had chafed through soaking everything. Getting home early gave me plenty of time to clean and wash the coke out of everything  :dousing:

All in all it was a great ride. My first proper solo trip and I found it to be one of the most relaxing rides I've ever done. It was the ultimate freedom and suddenly ride reports like those of Xpat made sense. On your own you are free to do as you please, change plans on a whim and just ride sorting out the details as you go. This was but a minor foray into this realm but it is the start of some bigger plans for sure.

Here is a short video I put together, my first proper attempt at video editing so not the greatest, enjoy  :ricky:

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Summer Jacket. Ideas, anyone?
« on: January 05, 2018, 10:20:56 am »
Dustlover I'm not sure, was something in the 3-4k range. Not cheap but I decided recently to rather go all out on body armour and jackets. I too many stupid things on the bike not to  :ricky:
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Summer Jacket. Ideas, anyone?
« on: January 04, 2018, 04:04:17 pm »
I bought mine from Flying Brick in Cape Town.

It is vented by mesh material. It is however a very sturdy thick mesh and would hold up to wear and tear/bush riding really well Xpat.
It is not padded no but is designed to work with body armour. It is also designed to work with a neck brace.

It has a pouch for a water bladder that is great, also has pouches at the back for basic tools/snacks/waterproofs etc. Nice thing of this jacket is now I can ride without a camelback backpack.
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General Technical / Re: The Pooratech Thread
« on: December 02, 2017, 05:55:27 pm »
Brand New from Pooratech Inc: The latest Pooratech bike stand/lift.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Africa Twin 2018
« on: November 07, 2017, 11:32:46 am »
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