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General Bike Related Banter / Re: So What's Happening At Kawasaki SA?
« on: January 16, 2018, 09:20:48 am »
31 posts about Kawasaki SA changing ownership and 20 odd is dissing BMW.  Must be a new record.    :3some:
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Racing Section / Re: First ever MotoGP rider to ride Kyalami.
« on: January 15, 2018, 10:21:17 am »
Wasnt Collin Edwards the first MotoGP rider to ride Kayalami (The old track)? He also came out and did a Yamaha PR i think it may have been for the big bang R1? This was when he raced for Tech3

I may be wrong

Apologies.  I did mean the NEW Kyalami.  Heading edited accordingly.

Remember a few 500cc MotoGP races were ran on the old (first) Kyalami in the 80's.

- 1983 won by Freddie Spencer
- 1984 won by Eddie Lawson
- 1985 won by Eddie Lawson




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BMW 1200 LC / Re: Problems with the new LC
« on: January 10, 2018, 09:48:13 am »
My fiets is tans by Bavarian, BMW besig om enjin uit te haal en oop te maak om by die ratkas uit te kom, sal volgens hulle vanmiddag terugvoer kry oor wat fout is, en dan kan ons begin gesels oor hoekom wat gebeur het. Volgens alle aanduidings op die oomblik is dit redelike groot skade

Ek is regtig baie teleurgesteld in die fiets, dit klink of iets groot verkeerd gegaan het, op 'n fiets wat eintlik glad nie so hard gery was as waarvoor hy ontwerp behoort te wees nie.

Wat gebeur het is 'n absolute bummer van epidermiese proporsies.  Jammer om te hoor.  Die beste raad wat ek kan gee is in die woorde van Forest Gump.  "Shit happens".

Ek het in 1988 so geval gehad met 'n splinternuwe Opel Kadet 2.0GSi.  Jissie man, mens sukkel om oor die teleurstelling te kom.  Sterkte!
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BMW 1200 LC / Re: Problems with the new LC
« on: January 08, 2018, 09:33:18 am »
Is julle handbag swinging tannies nou klaar


Aha!  Die tweede volksjuweeltjie, so voorspelbaar soos gravitasie.  Die "is julle handsakswaaigeveg nou klaar".  Effe stadiger as gewoontlik, die keer, maar dis seker maar oor die vakansietye.   >:D
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Kill Switch, who uses it?
« on: December 30, 2017, 08:45:26 pm »
Kill switches are not for continuous use if you do it will wear out and fail (not applicable if you change bikes every 6 months) 🙄

The kill switch is surely as reliable as any other switch on the bike?

Go look for issues, they are

1. sidestand switch.
2. clutch switch.
3. KILL SWITCH.

 :sip:

So, if I understand you correctly, the starter button, or flicker switch is made of higher quality than the kill switch?   :sip: :sip:

No I never discussed quality, that is a completely different question, just that an ignition switch is designed to be used thousands of times a kill switch is not, mine has not been used more than a few hundred times in almost 20 years.  :sip:

Well, how often you have used your kill switch is unimportant to the discussion, just has how often I use mine is unimportant.  I doubt I have even used mine a few hundred times in the past 40 years.  I just never use it.    :sip:

What I am trying to wrap my head around is why a manufacturer would design the various switches of a vehicle to survive different usage frequencies.  I just cannot see them saying: "okay mr. switch maker, make this one to last for two usage cycles per day, but this one next to it for 50 usage cycles per day".  Just don't seem to make sense.    :sip:



 
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: R1200GSA Shaft issues
« on: December 21, 2017, 07:39:05 pm »
And in troo wilddog style this thread went due south in about 2 hours  :imaposer:

Ja, true, but he also got the correct advice in less than 5 minutes.   :thumleft:

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Bikers alegedly caused accident
« on: December 19, 2017, 11:14:14 am »

If you have to use the wrong side of the road you are riding outside your skill envelope... period. :sip:

Rubbish

Nope.  He is 100% correct.    Either outside your skill envelope, or well within your stupidity envelope.


That's a curious opinion that being on the right hand side on a gravel road requires supreme skill and/or stupidity?

Care to support your veiw?

No.  Actually, what it does mean is that if you are on the right hand side of the road it is because of a lack of skill and/or stupidity.  I am not sure why such a view need supporting.

Komaan , die lewe is baie eenvoudiger as dit. Daar is n tyd en plek vir alles

Jy is doodreg.  In die geval, so klink dit, het dit na 'n redelike ernstige ongeluk gelei.  Duidelik was die tyd en plek verkeerd.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Bikers alegedly caused accident
« on: December 19, 2017, 11:08:34 am »

If you have to use the wrong side of the road you are riding outside your skill envelope... period. :sip:

Rubbish

Nope.  He is 100% correct.    Either outside your skill envelope, or well within your stupidity envelope.


That's a curious opinion that being on the right hand side on a gravel road requires supreme skill and/or stupidity?

Care to support your veiw?

No.  Actually, what it does mean is that if you are on the right hand side of the road it is because of a lack of skill and/or stupidity.  I am not sure why such a view need supporting.

Ri put it very nicely in his post.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Bikers alegedly caused accident
« on: December 19, 2017, 08:52:19 am »
Yes while taking evasive action, swerving etc , someone in the car managed to jot down a registration number of a bike going in the opposite direction. Pull the other one....

Perhaps a witness not in the car in question?

If you have to use the wrong side of the road you are riding outside your skill envelope... period. :sip:

Rubbish

Nope.  He is 100% correct.    Either outside your skill envelope, or well within your stupidity envelope.


There are lots of stretches where I ride in the oncoming lane on gravel, because of a better surface, etc. You misunderstand Kamanya's point.

Of course Danie, but then, when you see a car approaching, what do you do?  You get out of the way.  Also, will your ride on the wrong side in a place where you cannot see a car coming?
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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2017
« on: October 23, 2017, 02:37:48 pm »
Another awesome weekends racing.  BIG thumbs up to Brad...loved the commentator saying "Binder = Dark horse for 2018".....hopefully he's over the qualifying challenges....:thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

With luck it is resolved.  For some reason, his bike did not like a new qualifying tyre. 
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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2017
« on: October 20, 2017, 12:30:49 pm »
Aussie GP:

Darryn Binder:  FP1 - p21, FP2 - p14
Brad Binder:  FP1 - 16, FP2 - p12.

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: BMW G310GS
« on: October 11, 2017, 10:53:22 am »
This simply demonstrate how futile our arguments actually are, for what we look for in a motorcycle is so vastly different. I can never limit myself with a bike that cannot go into difficult terrain, if and
where I come across such. Yet for you it works.

EUREKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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For me only a coward rides off. If you have the balls to kick a mirror, have the balls to take on the driver.

+1000!

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