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The Quarry rides still happen every Sunday, just keep an eye on the sticky thread  :thumleft:
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Good Food & Braai / Re: The air fryer thread..
« on: May 22, 2018, 10:24:49 pm »
One of my favourite kitchen appliances  :thumleft: I did a whole chicken in it last night.
Step 1 - spice the chicken
Step 2 - place chicken in AD and cook for 25min at 180deg.
Step 3 - turn chicken over and cook for another 20mins.

Remove and enjoy... it's as easy as that  :thumleft: 

We cook almost everything in it now and hardly ever use our main oven. It also makes great oven chips, simply dump in the frozen chips and cook for 12mins and 180deg.
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Hey peeps, here's some feedback for all you Velcro fans. He popped around to my place on Sunday evening while I was working in the garage and asked what the chance was for a ride sometime, so a date was set for yesterday at 10am. His Dad Danie would be joining us on his DT125 which HJE had so generously donated so Danie could enjoy time riding with his son  :thumleft: The idea was to take them all the down to Stellenbosch to show them the little track I used to train on called Boelieplaas.

By the time I arrived to collect them at 10am, Velcro had just about driven Danie mad asking him "Hoe laat is dit nou?". He'd been up since 7am, dressed and ready to ride  ;D He was kitted to the hilt and looked very Pro, even sporting a new pair of boots and race outfit that Danie had bought him. What was immediately apparent was how much he's grown, he now sits flat footed on the ground on the 85cc with the original seat on it. He's also much more confident on the bike and can operate the clutch like its second nature.
Once we hit the dirt it was mind blowing to see how he's progressed from that nervous little boy riding around the complex. He's not afraid to light the little 85 up and hit powerband and Danie had a hard time keeping up with us  ;D

Half way there I punctured on my Beta and had to turn around. Fortunately it was a slow puncture and I was able to bomb it and head for home in a hurry to swop bikes, my Yamaha WR250 came to the rescue. Once at Boelieplaas we took a quick loop around the place and then over the humps and jumps. He managed to stall the bike a few times and struggled with the slower balancing stuff so we spent some time chatting about standing and balancing techniques and how to corner by leaning the bike but keeping the body nice and upright for traction etc. On the 2nd and 3rd laps he cleaned everything with only one minor spill when he hit a clay patch and the front end washed  :o The kid is a fast learner. True to form, all he really wanted to know was how to wheelie & jump  :imaposer:

Then I took them into the more technical part of the route with a few steep climbs in between the trees. After failing on the 2nd climb, I spent some time explaining how he mustn't be scared to use his clutch on the 85 to keep his revs up and from there it was a revelation. I can see plenty clutch replacements in Danie's future  ;)

By the end of those 3 loops both he and Danie were buggered and overheating so we headed back to the local garage for a cold coke and ride debrief and then headed home, 3 very happy bikers  :3some: :ricky: I can see us heading back there very soon  :thumleft:

And true to my form, we were having so much fun that I only took one photo then entire morning  :-[  Before leaving I gifted him with my lumo yellow and iridium googles, they'll go much better with his new outfit than those old dark Oakleys and keep the motivation high  8)

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I came across this on one of my FB ads and thought it was rather a unique concept to fix soft luggage onto your bike in the absence of racks or luggage plates. It's basically just a few straps and loops which form a base system to which you can fix your soft luggage.
Going through the video's on YouTube is would appear to be rather sturdy as well, although it doesn't look particularly strong. Might be worthwhile for Chris @zebra - Flying Brick or @P.K. to look into  :thumleft:


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Louis was op die bus  :thumleft:
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The Fitness Board / Re: IRONMAN 2018
« on: April 24, 2018, 12:54:56 pm »
Thanks, I'll go have a read at Swimsmooth  :thumleft: I've spent the past week watching every Total Immersion video I could find on youtube in the hope of finding some sort of salvation for my swimming   ;D
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The Fitness Board / Re: IRONMAN 2018
« on: April 24, 2018, 08:58:35 am »
Well done ICM, brilliant achievement just to finish this beast. I've decided 2019 is my year to slay this demon once and for all, entries open today apparently.
I can't swim for shit and can barely jog without pain in my hip since my femur break 3 years ago but what the hell, I can't go to my grave wondering, I need to do this thing  :ricky:
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Husqvarna / Re: Husqvarna 701 Tool tubes?
« on: April 17, 2018, 01:58:13 pm »
I've got my 2 x tire levers wrapped in duct tape and cable tied across my handlebars. Puncture kit goes into a small bag on the rear rack.
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Ride Reports / Re: Capie and Vaalie taken for a ride by dodgy Russian
« on: April 12, 2018, 10:46:17 am »
Regarding the issue of repairing the inner tube of the tubeliss system:

Theoretically it should not be a problem at all because that small tube is essentially just a bicycle tube. Most modern road bicycles have their tires pumped to between 7 and 9 bars depending on the weight of the rider. Some even go as high as 12bars with modern clinchers. I have often repaired mine and pumped them to 9 bar without any further issues.

However, thatís only when repairing pin picks from devils thorns etc. If the tube is cut from a pinch flat (which is the most likely thing on a tubeliss system) and itís anything larger than 1 or 2mm, the repair will not hold due to the volume of air escaping onto that patch. You can try use a bigger patch and give it time to cure but time is not always an option when stuck in the field.

I totally agree with Xpat, tubes remain the best form of backup... just make sure to check your tire thoroughly for thorns before fitting it if you previously ran tubeliss because chances are you'll have one or two sticking through that the slime has plugged and they will puncture your fresh tube.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: KTM Cape Town rant!
« on: March 29, 2018, 03:17:19 pm »
mraL, as a fellow 690 rider and one time customer of KTM CT my only advice to you is to rather take your bike to Dux to look after. You have my deepest sympathy, I know exactly what you are going through, good luck. BTW... the 690's are great bikes, no need to sell it due to the service you receive.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: My new adventure bike
« on: March 12, 2018, 05:03:43 pm »
Two awesome new scoots, congrats Neil  :thumleft: I was going to wish you guys many safe riding hours but looks like I'm too late... well for the missus anyway  :o So here's wishing you plenty then and hope the missus heals up soon  :thumleft:

That riding terrain looks amazing, wow  :drif:
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« on: February 09, 2018, 12:16:01 pm »
Cush drive sprocket would be the cheaper alternative  :thumleft:

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Velcro is absolutely styling, so much so that the YZ has needed some maintenance because he's on it every weekend.
Hje was kind enough to donate Danie an old DT125 to ride with Velcro, so the two of them go out together to practice. He's still loving the bike and is much more confident on it now. He's also had his first proper off but survived without too much damage to him and the bike  :thumleft:
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Hi Pielas,

You can add Hillbilly Farm in Ceres, also a Wilddog member. Owned by Steven and Tanith Matthews and very much biker friendly.
Tel: 0618193577
Coords: -33į 25' 28.6" 19į 15' 48.9"

I contacted them and they are on the map now thanks a lot. Looks like a great place with wonderful people
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: R1200GS to Husqvarna 701
« on: January 16, 2018, 01:32:59 pm »
I'll tell you what I told Ominorm when he was inquiring about the same thing... Just buy it, you'll never regret it.

I sold my Super Tenere a year after buying my 690. As much as I loved that big girl the 690 was just so much more fun to ride... just about everywhere, so the ST ended up standing in the garage. The only time I miss the 1200 is on trips over 200km's long and I probably only do one of those a year at the moment.

It's worth mentioning that a stock 690 or 701 in dealership trim is somewhat down on power to a bike with an Akro pipe and open airbox that's been remapped. Just keep that in mind when test riding one.
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Garage, Projects & Restorations / Re: My Up-cycled Projects
« on: January 10, 2018, 03:54:34 pm »
Wow, awesome job Jughead, really dig that door  :thumleft:
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KTM950's and 690's see to be prone to slappers after changing tires. Just torque the headset to twice the manual spec and it'll solve the problem  ;) My 690 regularly tries to make me climb off at 140km/h after fitting tubeliss and Dunlop 908's  >:(

Glad you're okay (relatively speaking), it's a k@k scary experience  :o
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Alexander Nel (Camelman) ........
« on: November 22, 2017, 03:46:47 pm »
Gees, life is sometimes so brutal  :'(

RIP Alex, you were a man that lived life to the full and died doing something you loved.
Many life lessons can be learned from how you set about accomplishing things you set your mind on.
Ride & fly free with the angels.
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Finally I have some feedback on Velcro and his YZ85  ;D

I got an sms on Sat morning from Danie saying that Velcro has been putting in some time on the bike and he'd like to show me his progress so I headed down to the sandpit on my 690 just before the rugby to spend some time with him.

Wow, the little okes is styling. Danie managed to find a secondhand seat and cut it down for the bike and dropped the suspension a little. As soon as his feet could touch the ground he got his confidence back. He pulls away well, runs through the full box and cruises around like an old pro. He's still very respectful of the powerband and only saves it for the straights (thankfully so) but it won't be long before he'll be ring ting tinging everywhere.
I was seriously impressed with how far he has come in such a short while. He's absolutely loving the bike and taking very good care of it  :thumleft:

I spent a little time with him coaching him on how to ride sand with more confidence and his body positioning while standing, so that's his homework for the next 2 weeks  ;) Feedback to follow  :thumleft:

Now I need to work on drilling it in his head and Danie's head that safety gear is there for a reason... notice the lack of boots :xxbah: In his defense, learning to change gears with boots is not the easiest thing in the world, especially for a kid.
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Yep, I still see Velcro but I haven't been able to take the little guy riding yet as it's been two weekends and the one I spent in the Tankwa and the other was my birthday weekend so it was party time  ;D

Hje popped in there on Sat before coming around to my place and Velcro is up and riding the 85cc on his own. Not in the powerband yet but getting his confidence up and progressing nicely  :thumleft: His Dad (Danie) has also done a deal with Hje for his old DT so now Danie & the older boet have a bike to join Velcro on outrides. Hopefully I'll get a gap this weekend to take them down to Boelieplaas near Stellenbosch for some fun  :thumleft:
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