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Clothing and Equipment / Re: PACKING FOR A TRIP ( CLOTHING)
« on: April 18, 2018, 08:15:38 am »
...and a fleece is often a better option than the WARM inner liner of a jacket, since it can still keep you WARM while you ride, AND is easier/more comfortable OFF the bike than the WARM jacket inner - a THIN fleece combined with the bike jacket RAIN inner really does keep you warm, i just feel that jacket inner OFF the bike does often not zip up - something to consider!

It reduces duplication!
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Husqvarna / Re: Husqvarna 701 Tool tubes?
« on: April 18, 2018, 08:12:06 am »
2 manufacturers went out of business, and could no longer make the 'crutch' style bike props for us.

Phoned 2 others, not interested in making them, to a price point, of course!

So I imported Snap Jack, which is a very good option, next 20 will be under R1k, due to improved Ran/Dollar rate, and shipping bulk, with different shipper.
Once-off purchase, and we expect them to be shared between say 3 or 4 small bike riders, with just ONE rider carrying one Snap Jack...

Still, we recognize that it IS a lot of money, I will re-double my efforts to either source the crutch-type jack again, or get more manufactured.

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Husqvarna / Re: Husqvarna 701 Tool tubes?
« on: April 17, 2018, 01:50:09 pm »
the Toys2Go stainless pannier racks are designed - both sides - to take tool tubes IF needed; the 5L fuel bracket that takes a 5L plastic fuel cell can ALSO do duty as a tool tube carrier;

and the tool tubes on it's own will bolt directly to the OUTSIDE of the pannier rack, as well as the INSIDE (caution: the rising swing-arm may well interfere with the tool tube, always CHECK!)
it bolts up to the two tabs welded on to the edges of the T2G pannier rack.

Having said all that, the benefit of an ANGLED-up  tool-tube (not shown here) are that tools, if SLIGHTLY loosely packed, do not 'shunt' backwards and forwards every-time you approach a traffic light!!!

will try and post some pictures here:


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Clothing and Equipment / Re: Duffel bag
« on: April 05, 2018, 12:00:54 pm »

Quote from: Dirt Junkie on Today at 11:53:56 am>@zebra - Flying Brick send me pricing pls.

R1195 incl.
ordering in stock today...
Chris & Team

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Clothing and Equipment / Re: Uvex Carbon vs Desert Fox Carbon
« on: April 04, 2018, 01:15:02 pm »
Harold (BikeGear) currently travelling through the 'Stands (and Iran) by bike, as we speak, to let me reply on his behalf, if I may:

1. the Desert Fox Carbon is the same price/same quality as the Uvex, even 5 years later, quite an achievement for BikeGear (and thus the Retailers that get to sell it, such as ourselves...), but with IMPROVEMENTS made...

2. The Desert Fox CARBON improved upon the Uvex in quite a few regards, not least of which was a stiffer peak, to avoid the 'old' problem of the previous Uvex's peak which COULD cause a 'popping's sound whilst riding, it was likely built over-light originally, in pursuit of further weight saving, and has now been STRENGTHENED...

...and the 'detent' mechanism of the visor is MUCH improved, in fact has been substantially re-worked...

3. I ride with a Carbon Uvex, and can see the improvements / advencements made in the Desert Fox carbon.

Will try write more completely when time permits.
Chris & Team
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BMW 1200 LC / Re: 1200 GS LC bedrading vir spots
« on: March 30, 2018, 10:16:27 pm »
2 unused plugs tucked in somewhere behind front headlight...

One is switched to accessory (only on when ignition is on...)
The other is hot/live/always powered...

You know which one to use  :biggrin:

Got to MaxBMW microfiche to view the plugs...

Post your findings here, for others... ;D
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: RIP Hannah (Dredd's daughter)
« on: March 25, 2018, 07:46:24 pm »
Terrible, terrible news, was in Scarbs and saw the NSRI vehicle responding, just tragic.
RIP, and some serious strength to JD. Our thoughts are with you.
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Clothing and Equipment / Re: Broken valve tool help needed
« on: March 19, 2018, 02:43:51 pm »

Quote from: OomD on Today at 02:36:15 pm>"Where exactly does one use a tool like this?"

- Useful during tire changes and flat repairs.[/size]- Easy to pull the air valve stem through the hole on the rim.- Air valve puller head may also be used for air valve core removal.

Cheers, Chris & team
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Quote from: eberhard on Today at 01:38:43 pm
Thank you for a positive, different, bike related post.

Quite refreshing to read something with great visuals that isn’t about being done in by stealers, that doesn’t have a whiny voice, that cannot be made personal in respect of anybody, that doesn’t offend anybody, has a non-offensive colour scheme, is gender-neutral (being neither from Germany (Austria counting as part of Germany), China, USA or Japan) and is cute.

>On second thought, I don’t like gyms....
You gave me a GOOD chuckle, eberhard; since I read all this glowing stuff, then the kick in the b@lls, right at the end!  ;D
Cheers, Chris  ;)

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Honda TransAlp / Africa Twin (<750) / NC 700/750 X / Re: NC750X Screen
« on: February 21, 2018, 10:38:24 am »
Givi or Kappa, we usually have both in stock, same scree, same factors, different branding...

Call Jan/Werner/Andre 0215106455
Chris & Team
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New Member Introductions / Re: New on the Forums
« on: February 05, 2018, 03:13:41 pm »
Welcome to Wild Dogs! :paw: 

Some good reading material :sip: , some GREAT trip-reports :campsite: , a LOT of differing opinions :pain10: (my own included :angel5: !!!),
great tips on where to ride :deal: , particularly in Namibia :icon_sunny: , where there is really good info from a couple of well-traveled :happy7: regulars;

you can SELL  :glasses7: , you can BUY :glasses8: , you can SWAP :glasses6: , hell; some members will even let you TRY :iroc:  out stuff (bikes, not Spouses!),

20,000+ members :tongue: :tongue11: :tongue5: :tongue3: :tongue4: :protest: , something for EVERYONE!
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KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 / Re: 690R on a MX stand?
« on: February 05, 2018, 09:27:26 am »
we now stock and sell a workable solution, called SNAP-JACK....

the idea being that with a group of friends riding together, on bikes WITHOUT center-stands, only say ONE of the group would need to carry a Snap Jack V2, etc.

Check out the video, we have stock, in Orange, funny enough! and they cost R1095 incl.

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Chris and Team

LINK HERE: http://flyingbrick.co.za/product/snapjack-v2/
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Clothing and Equipment / Re: KTM HQ jacket repair.. plse help
« on: January 29, 2018, 01:33:26 pm »
1st Choice; Rocksole, Wale Street, Bo-Kaap

or maybe Leather Forever MIGHT consider a repair, but i think your BESTY bet is a 'Cobbler' such as Rocksole...

Address: 61 Wale St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000


Phone: 021 424 3993

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New Member Introductions / Re: Hi from Evergreen
« on: January 22, 2018, 03:12:47 pm »
...one day later... ;D

Welcome, lots to :sip: read here, lots to  :biggrin:  about, some  ???  answered, a fair bit of  ;)  goes on, some guys  :drif:  over the bikes (or else the babes), and there is even some  :pot:  that goes on, and a significant amount of :amazon:
(In fact – there is a LOT of :pot:  that goes on… :biggrin: )
Chris & Team
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Vendor Section / Re: How to become a registered Vendor
« on: January 10, 2018, 09:04:19 am »

Quote from: Mikie on Today at 08:26:55 am>Can anyone assist??

Or do I just start selling my shit until someone complains?

the Vendor mod(s) should be along shortly, but I think you are doing it the right way, FIRST inquiring!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Basically, two TIERS of Vendor, R1K per annum and R3K per annum, R1K may suffice for your needs, we are a R3K Vendor since it gives certain additional exposure.
Good luck, I will forward your enquiry to the Vendor Mod, who should then reply to you.
Cheers! Chris

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BMW 1200 LC / Re: Front screen extender
« on: December 21, 2017, 08:33:31 am »

Quote from: Brucet on Yesterday at 02:41:49 pm>Thank you Chris.
Didnt see them on your website but will take another look.

I think we need to UPDATE our website! Badly!here's one: http://flyingbrick.co.za/product/x-creen-sport-xcsa-all-years-smoke-or-clear/and have added some pics of others ...Cheers, Chris

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Quote from: Grunder on Yesterday at 12:48:59 pm

And how much for a side stand enlarger? (nc700)

despite having 21 or so after-market products for NC700/750, we've never had one, not even from SW Motech...

Will double check with GIVI/Kappa, but I think not...

Cheers, Chris
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Clothing and Equipment / Re: Neck brace
« on: December 20, 2017, 08:19:43 am »
we still have Leatt 5.5's on special, from 15th November until 23rd December, at R3999, versus the recommended retail of R4795... a saving of R800.

(the BLACK 5.5 however remains at R4795).

(this applies only to the 5.5 GREEN and the 5.5 ORANGE, pictured below)

Just putting it out there.
Chris & team
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General Technical / Re: Tubeliss suppliers Cape Town
« on: December 19, 2017, 12:21:23 pm »

Quote from: katana on Today at 12:15:15 pm>I got the tubeliss from Yamaha, but they don't have anyone to fit it anymore.  Can someone recommend someone to help me?
Eddy2Race could help, I reckon...
Chris & team

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Trials Bike from Cape to JHB
« on: December 18, 2017, 03:12:08 pm »
most all of the bike transporters we know will charge AROUND R2K, which is HALF of what your seller is being quoted...

so that alone might make the difference, and that R2K is for a 650cc to 1200cc bike, so the lighter/smaller biek may be a little cheaper, I would get the seller to use one of the regular bike transporters going up (and down) weekly, often 2x weekly - shout if yo need more info...
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