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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Wife of ex-biker (deceased) in need
« on: October 16, 2018, 03:05:11 pm »
Ask the mods if you can post banking details of his widow.

Some dogs may find it easier to donate like that.

Good idea! I did so just now.  :thumleft: 

Not a problem at all eberhard. Please post the banking details here.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Black screen
« on: October 15, 2018, 04:25:23 am »
Love it....."asking for a friend"......

You have reason to doubt his word? I don't.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Woman biker shot in CT
« on: October 01, 2018, 08:22:26 pm »
Horrifying. RIP.   :'(

Thread has now been cleaned up.  Have some respect & common decency please.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: The problem with adventure riding
« on: October 01, 2018, 04:34:29 pm »
"Adventure riding"   
Whatever that might mean
Its the smile factor that counts
Not the ego
Yours or anyone.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: RIP Gary Rowley AKA Grolls
« on: September 16, 2018, 07:07:52 am »
I have been thinking quite a bit of Gary these last few weeks. What legend.

White Rhino - You are a true friend.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Re: Ewan and Charley to do Long Way UP !!!
« on: September 16, 2018, 07:03:14 am »
Danie, a lot of people don't know they have it in their blood. I only started riding in my mid 30's. Never considered that it was actually fun. I always thought it was only about showing off.

My wife was the only reason I started (she wanted us to & later regretted it when I started sleeping with my bikes ;D), but -as we have seen- many people have started riding since seeing Charlies & Ewan's videos.

I think that's awesome. :thumleft:
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General Bike Related Banter / Wade Young Thrashing Megawatt 111
« on: September 14, 2018, 07:31:08 am »
Some of the most amazing skills I have ever seen.

Insanely fast and ballsy. If you cant watch the whole thing, check out the first 3 min or so and between 10:00 and 13.00.  :ricky:  :eek7:
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Foeitog!!
« on: September 10, 2018, 04:18:16 am »
Why is she a stupid cow, cocky? Just curious. :
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Ride Reports / Re: Penge's pass and the Old Forest -> Bewaarkloof added
« on: August 25, 2018, 05:21:23 pm »
Just reread this and it definitely deserves a bump.  :ricky:  :thumleft: :thumleft:

@ sidetrack: So did you find Donkerkloof? Ping me a pm if youre still keen. :deal:
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Racing Section / Re: Rallies and the like.
« on: August 05, 2018, 06:00:06 am »
Some good pointers here already. :thumleft:

Checkout the various rally RR's as well and also the many rally prep threads. Search function in this thread is your friend. :deal:

if you need some inspiration on racing rallies in general click on the link in my sig line. Or even better ready "From Para to Dakar." in the racing thread.

I dont agree with going for the gps "lite" version of rallies. The whole idea of proper rally racing is that you are able to navigate and race. This gives someone who is good with a roadbook the edge.

Since Alexander, we have yet to see someone take up the banner with long rallies in RSA, but there are still some great events to get stuck into (mentioned already). Otherwise you will need to look at renting a bike and doing something overseas. Not many rallies left this year, apart from the Maroc which is iconic.

You could rent a bike with Desert Rose racing, or a few others, but it is not very cheap. Unfortunately rallies aren't very cheap generally.

I would suggest you go for a light version of nav setup: Use Rockfox's CAP & ICO and get a roadbook holder that mounts on your bars - This is what is meant by a rally light setup. If you scrounge around in the racing section you will find a few guys like markdiver, who made some really awesome 300-600km roadbook loops out of Gauteng that you can use to practice on. If they do give you a roadbook route from a friendly rally person, consider paying a donation if he does not charge you, because it is damn expensive and shit-tonne of work to setup routes and road books.

Also talk to Chris from Flying Brick, he has some good rally stuff as well.

A 500 is a little on the bigger side for a rally bike (not all rallies accept bigger than 450 anymore) but perfect for training on in my view. :thumleft:

All the best, ride safe and do keep us updated with your rally build! :thumleft: :ricky:
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Racing Section / Re: RIP Alexander Nel aka Camelman
« on: April 23, 2018, 10:18:29 pm »
Alexanders birthday today. Came up on Skype, felt like he was around and it was time to give him a ring and see how he is doing.

We are thinking of you Alex.
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I guess the concept is okay, except I really donít like the way they assume this is what everyone wants. I mean the whole idea of a bike is to add a bit of excitement and risk to our lives right? Why else is it so liberating to ride.

Now we have som bright spark taking that away from us to protect us from ourselves... no I donít like this one little bit

Frikkin laser beams. On their heads... touchť ;D
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: RIP - Lourens Hoffmann
« on: April 17, 2018, 04:14:40 pm »
I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.

Be careful out there folks
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Bloody hell I think I should lock this thread because everytime someone posts on this thread I think he has maybe finished it. ;D
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: KTM Cape Town rant!
« on: April 01, 2018, 07:18:38 am »
Danie, youre quite right. Everyone wants to get a degree these days, and there are much less tradesmen out there. Good ones anywhere. I see it a lot in mining.You can't find good fitters, turners, electricians, or mechanics. All kids seem to know these days is Economics (bullshit), IT or BComm. That doesn't help anyone.

If i was out of school today, knowing what I know now I would be doing a trade.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: RIP Hannah (Dredd's daughter)
« on: March 31, 2018, 07:49:13 am »
Those close to him: Is there anything we can do for our brother in this difficult time? I can't help but think he might need our support in one way or another.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: KTM Cape Town rant!
« on: March 31, 2018, 07:32:24 am »
Let me just say this: You guys can moan about bad service etc, (maybe true, probably rue who cares), but unless you want no KTM cape town or Yamaha service center or whatever don't knock these guys struggling to make a business in a tough market environment. Bike shops don't make a lot of money (most of them), the managers are not that well-off for a reason, they're mostly there because they passionate about bikes.

I think we need to be philosophical about these issues; I have lived in many countries and let me tell you guys, the service you get in South Africa is a shit ton better than most places I have been.

Be grateful and protect what you have. And bitch and moan in their shop if you must but lets leave it out of the forums if we can please? Not for our sake, but for theirs. Besides, we have lost a lot of good guys on this forum who run shops and bike repair places because of bitchy threads like these.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Thoughts on WR 450 for Dual Sport
« on: March 23, 2018, 10:22:09 pm »
WR 450 is probably one of the toughest (and heaviest) 450 engines out there. I don't see why not. See the Economising 500 EXC for DS riding thread. :deal:
Watching that 500 thread, but 500 out of my budget at this time

No reason at all why you can't do the same on a WR 450. :thumleft:
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: BMW G310GS
« on: March 13, 2018, 10:04:28 pm »
Bump ;D Actually this thread reads quite well now.

Suddenly I noticed the vids and photos instead all the BS. Thanks for posting guys. :thumleft:
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: BMW G310GS
« on: March 13, 2018, 05:56:03 pm »
Okay I have had enough. The thread is now cleaned up ::)

19 pages of Drivel (now in a separate thread), 24 pages of mostly sensible banter left behind.....

For the rest of you, please, please don't feed the animals, lets try not to let the threads get destructive.

Most of 2StrokeDan's comments and all the banter can be found here. http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=221950.msg3713833#msg3713833
Knock yourselves out.  :lol8:

If you really insist that your comment should belong in this thread and not in the hate thread, please pm me providing the exact link and your motivation for the change.

Play nicely now and call your friends back.  :deal:
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