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BMW 1200 LC / Re: Does cruise control affect fuel consumption?
« on: Yesterday at 02:39:27 pm »
Just a quick Google, to explain the basic concept. Same would apply on a bike.


5. Does cruise control use more fuel?

Actually, yes, if you were to use it all the time. Cruise control only aids fuel economy when driving on a constant flat surface, hence why it is usually good for motorway driving.

One of the keys to saving fuel is driving at a constant speed, cruise control can do this effectively on flat surfaces, making your driving is as fuel efficient as possible by negating unnecessary acceleration.

However, if you were to use your cruise control regularly, not on flat roads, you would encounter problems that would increase your fuel consumption.

This is because your cruise control would be slower to react to gradient changes, meaning when reaching the brow of a hill - at which point you would normally take your foot off the accelerator to maintain more of a constant speed when descending - your cruise control will keep the power on for a little longer, unable to see the gradient change in front.

Driving in this way regularly would accumulate to an increased fuel consumption.
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General Bike Related Banter / MOVED: Garden Route December Rides...
« on: December 12, 2017, 08:22:48 am »
This topic has been moved to Planning a Ride.

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: ALPS BY BIKE?
« on: November 29, 2017, 09:55:22 am »
My suggestion is, apart from looking at bike rental and accommodation costs, also pay some attention to the cost of insurance. It can be expensive.
Another suggestion, if the wife is going on the back, make a plan to attach a printed map of the day's route on your back, that way she can also check out the surroundings whilst still knowing where you are at that time.
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Planning a Ride / Re: Accomodation in lesotho
« on: November 01, 2017, 04:49:30 pm »
Also keep in mind, the Roof of Africa is happening from 15 - 18 Nov, so Lesotho will be busy.
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KTM LC8 1050 / 1190 / 1290 / Re: KTM, what have you done?
« on: October 26, 2017, 03:59:17 pm »
Well you may be in luck... KTM are having a sale on all their 2017 stock, selling everything as demos and at amazing discount.

This is a very good deal. I was at RAD earlier this week, those demos have zero miles on them, as in nothing. Sounds like they were imported as demos but never used, now they can't get sold as new stock. So when you sign for your new 1090R Dave or someone will put a few 100 kilos on it before you receive it. I guess it has something to do with import taxation....
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Good Food & Braai / Re: Cooking with a pressure cooker
« on: October 25, 2017, 09:54:22 am »
It helps to add flavour if you brown the protein in a pan on high heat, before adding it to the cooker.
Reducing the "stock" in a little pot afterwards will also give you a good base for a lekker gravy with deep flavour.

Don't be afraid to use flavourants such as worchestershire sauce, fish sauce or soy sauce during your cooking process.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Time to go camping
« on: October 24, 2017, 03:05:35 pm »
As for provisions, take some water with you. Then just plan to stop at the last town closest to your destination and buy whatever you feel like for the evening. I'm guessing, some wood, some meat and some beer. Strap these to the bike and ride slowly to your site. In the morning you can head back to town for bfast or keep going for brunch.
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Paraglider I'm guessing...

Remove back seat, and strap bag on there using something like Rokstraps.
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Sailing Board / Re: Flamenca 25
« on: September 20, 2017, 08:19:37 am »
Ek probeer die video pos maar kry niks reg nie 
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/GvoFp5uknu0&amp;t=19s" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/GvoFp5uknu0&amp;t=19s</a>

Man, dis darem lekker!
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