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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Sheridan Morias-Portugese??
« on: April 15, 2018, 08:03:37 pm »
He is still a Saffer,  He is racing these two races under the Portuguese flag as the Portuguese Racing Association has paid for his rides today and next week. 
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Moet jy nie eerder damoerin vir die versekeraar wees as Bike Tyre Warehouse nie?

Anyway, I reckon speak to them again, slowly and clearly because it looks like they think that you are claiming for the repair, not a replacement tyre.
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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: April 09, 2018, 11:35:38 am »
So yesterday was the 2nd time that I actually watched a full race, ever. I liked what I saw, but understood little.

Why did Miller get the "gap start" for lack of a better description?

Pity about the Binder Bro`s spills..

According to the rules, if you leave the grid after it was set, you must start from the pit lane, or if in time at the back of the grid.  23 bikes starting from the pit lane,would be chaos and dangerous and impossible to all start at the back of the grid, so they reset the grid, some distance behind where it would normally be. 

This resetting of the grid is a new rule that was made after exactly the chaos and danger I mentioned during a GP in 2015 on Sachsenring. 

Huge pity about the Binder spills.  Sadly, it is a bit of a regular occurrence for Darryn, but a very uncharacteristic mistake by Brad.  Steven Odendaal ran his first top 20, which was nice.
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Racing Section / Re: Sheridan Morias. World SSP.
« on: April 05, 2018, 08:32:46 pm »
What happened with Yamaha, he was going so well there towards the end of last year ?

Jip.  As Tony said, Kalio Yamaha dumped both their riders for riders who could bring more money to the team.

Unfortunately, some racing classes is a competition between the richest riders instead of the best riders.
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suppose there are many small things that annoy different people.
My pet hate is BMW owners that put up posts about their aircooled BMW's. especially in the for sale section.
Get's me all excited to see what goodies are for sale and when I go in, it's some idiot with an oil cooled GS.
Your bike is not aircooled.

Since you want to be pedantic, all land bound vehicles are air cooled.

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: 2SD, het jy genoeg hartpille?
« on: April 03, 2018, 06:32:10 pm »

A nee a Dorsland!  Hoekom het jy die foto gephotoshop!?  Ek plaas die oorspronklike.

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: The Bike Show
« on: March 20, 2018, 02:50:23 pm »
When I bike is built in a certain country, it does not mean that all the components were manufactured there as well. The vast majority of parts would have been made elsewhere and most of the manufacturing processes in the country where the bike is built or assembled are carried out by automated machinery. 

The fact that the bike comes from Indonesia does not mean it was made in a jungle clearing by men in loin cloths using hand tools and a buffalo dung fueled forge. The bike has to meet the quality standards set by the parent company

Indeed.  We have been around this particular maypole a few thousand times with 2SD and the G310GS.
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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: March 19, 2018, 11:50:57 am »
In all seriousness, he must be quite proud of his Moto2 team. Saw a doccie about the Monza rally earlier in the day too, which VR has won like 6 times or so too. This guy is simply a legend.

The man is a legend.  Forget about his own on-track experiences.  Let's look at just a few off-track in terms of his development of young riders.:

- Created VR46 Academy for young riders.
- WIthin three years, VR46 Academy rider, Franco Morbidelli won the Moto 2 championship (2017) and signed a ride in MotoGP (2018).  First race in MotoGP ever, he finished 12th and top rookie.
- 2017 VR46 rider Bagnaia, on a Sky VR46 team bike was 5th in the championship Morbidelli won.
- Sky VR46 Moto 3 team finished 5th (2014), 4th (2015), 7th (2016), 9th (2017) in Moto 3 Championship.
- Sky VR46 team will also contest MotoE from next year.

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BMW 1200 LC / Re: Upgrade from 1200 Adv AC to LC advice
« on: March 12, 2018, 11:10:03 am »
There is no way I would buy a LC.  Water cooling defeats the purpose of a boxer engine.   :bueller:

Would you please elaborate?  I am missing the point completely.
From a purely practical consideration, having the cylinders in the wind and the cylinders not touching makes for very efficient cooling.  Have you ever had an old school '80's inline 4?  The center cylinders really struggled to loose temperature.  If you jacket the cylinders and add liquid cooling, what is the point really?  Aesthetics?  If this is unclear please elaborate your confusion.   ;)

What I missed is that you said liquid cooling defeats the purpose of a boxer.  I struggled to understand what you meant by "defeat the purpose", especially to a level where you would never buy one..  Thanks for the explanation.   

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« on: February 28, 2018, 10:17:32 am »
A South African fella has broken the motorcycle record for Cairo to Cape on his KTM 1190 Adventure R, completing the journey in a little more than 7 days. Not bad, I'd say.


You into seriously old news now Uncle?   >:D
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: BMW G310GS
« on: February 27, 2018, 01:04:44 pm »
Managed to get one. Should have it by the weekend.  :thumleft:
My wife is going to be over the moon - she was loving these little baby GS's and wanted one.
I'll also be using it for the odd commute.  :ricky:

Congrats!  Enjoy. 
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Vote away!   :peepwall:
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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: February 13, 2018, 09:58:56 am »
Moto 3 / 2 testing from Jerez,

Session 2:

Darryn, 5th fastest, 6.6s of the lead.  Only 9 riders took to the track due to rain.
Only 6 riders went on track due to inclement weather.  Brad and Steven sat this one out.

Session 3:

Darryn, 17th, 1,0s of the leader, Jorge Martin.
Brad, 11th, 0.6s of the leader, Francsco Bagnaia
Steven, 22nd, 1,5s of the lead.

More testing today, three sessions if weather allows.

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Brutal bike crash :(
« on: February 07, 2018, 10:43:14 am »
End of the day another fellow lost, it remains every rider's responsibility to ensure he is equipped, experienced and well trained before pushing the boundries.

Every crash resulting in serious injury or death is a tragedy, regardless of who is at fault and why.  I just remains a tragedy.

A problem in SA is that we seem to take less and less responsibility for ourselves.  Yes, a better licensing system or better policing, or better training will help, but it cannot replace common sense and accepting responsibility for your own safety.  Somehow that needs to be instilled.
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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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