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General Bike Related Banter / Re: KLR or Dakar
« on: Yesterday at 01:45:41 pm »
This looks like a pretty good deal, even though a Fugly is preferable, but good ones are getting scares http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=224669.0

Doubt you'll find a good Dakar for that price

Agreed. The KLR is kitted out nicely.
Fugly?


Pre 2007. The old shape
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Ride Reports / Re: Cross Cape "uni"Cycle Route 28 May 2018
« on: Yesterday at 09:03:20 am »
All the best and safe riding. Tough route. Done it over the years on the bike.
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Ride Reports / Re: EC BASH 2018 - DORINGKLOOF BAVIAANS
« on: May 22, 2018, 08:06:10 pm »
Ri se RR http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=224580.0
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Turning to a potential return to Africa, Lavigne told AFP that worsening austerity in Argentina and Chile, coupled with general difficulties hosting the Dakar in South America meant other avenues were being pursued.

What does that mean??

Engheid.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Which small(er) adventure bike?
« on: May 17, 2018, 12:01:03 pm »
T7
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Planning a Ride / Re: EC BASH 2018 - THE HOUSE RULES !!!
« on: May 16, 2018, 01:30:27 pm »
Its a rule i have that NEVER ever get on a bike after booze! :deal:

Wise Man. Keep it up

Next year if we make this bash we will also be in one of the chalets

10 - 12 May 2019. Book now if its not already booked out.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Poop scoop BMW 1200 GS
« on: May 10, 2018, 01:57:26 pm »
Need some advice guys. I recently bought a beautiful second hand BMW 1200 GS. Got the poop scoop with it, but it was not attched. I have heard that some people said it is better to just leave it off. I however, would like it on. What would you guys do? Any advice would be appreciated.


Poop scoop’s only function is to prevent spray in wet or muddy conditions.

One proper gravel trip with it and the rocks will leave it next to the road for you

Or jam it between the swing arm mount and back wheel, and cause you to exit the bike unexpectedly
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General Technical / Re: Tank relining
« on: May 10, 2018, 12:18:10 pm »
Thanks a mil... will give him a shout  :thumleft:

There is a guy in PE who is a specialist in lining these old tanks. Could be worth it to send to him. Its not just a simple matter of throwing epoxy in it.

Let me know and I'll send you his contact details.
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Clothing and Equipment / Re: Giant Loop Great Basin Roll Top
« on: May 08, 2018, 08:55:48 am »
I am sure Flying Brick stock and sell the Great Basin roll top


24 hours and Chris has not pounced yet. The man is loosing his touch  :lol8:
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Planning a Ride / Re: Cross Cape Cycle Route
« on: May 02, 2018, 11:51:56 am »
I would love to take you up on the offer and kak in your sho... I mean stay over, but that is a bit far north of my route this time. Maybe next time. Thanks though.

There are times I wonder why I am doing it too, and the other voices tell me I'm nuts. Not a good sign

Sent from my A8 using Tapatalk

Those of us who have done crazy shit know there is a very simple reason for doing anything... BECAUSE YOU CAN !  Enjoy and stay safe.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: the Jozi supermoto subculture
« on: May 01, 2018, 07:54:48 pm »
Or us on our zooped up, no baffle 50's, robot racing in the '70's.
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New Member Introductions / Re: Rude 4x4 guy
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:08:29 am »
Welcome. One the funniest intro's ever. Hang around. Lots of 4x4 adventurers here.
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General Technical / Re: FlyWheel Magnets - What glue?
« on: April 09, 2018, 12:52:36 pm »
Ask Draad if there is a Sikaflex product for it. That stuff sticks.
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General Technical / Re: Which bike to get
« on: April 07, 2018, 04:24:28 pm »
This is the Fugly(in for sales) I took for a test ride which said "You want a Fugly !" It was not wrong  :lol8:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=222812.0
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Garage, Projects & Restorations / Re: Vespa
« on: April 05, 2018, 05:30:50 pm »
Scooter is back, nice and straight and all. Now to try and figure out how to get it all back together.

(OK, also like taking pics of my Kombi  :biggrin: )
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Military Board / Re: Re: Army - Sayings -“Sę Goed”
« on: March 28, 2018, 07:24:34 am »
ENOUGH OF THE GRENSVEGTER TALK. THAT IS NOT WHAT THE THREAD IS ABOUT. THERE IS REASON WHY SOME OF US IGNORE THE MILITARY BOARD.

WE STICK TO THE JOKES.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Starter adventure bike suggestions
« on: March 27, 2018, 09:55:46 am »
Then its the 660R. You can have a good one for between R40k and R45k.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Starter adventure bike suggestions
« on: March 27, 2018, 09:05:47 am »
What? Nobody here suggested a 310?
You cant go wrong with xr/dr/yam660r.
They are reliable and popular and resale is quick.
I recently sold my 09 690 (with neck bearing thats moeg) to a friend for 45k.
The trade in of that bike was sitting at 38 k or something like that.
Take your time and hunt.
Problem with ktm is you either get a raced one or a pamprted one, and not much inbetween.


If it wasn't for that I would have offered you my 660Z

Surely those are easily replaced

The 660Z is a great bike. If the neck bearings are cleaned and serviced at every service they last. I did 40 000km on my second set.

If she thinks she will eventually be able to fit an AT, get her a 660Z. Chances are she might just stick with it.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Starter adventure bike suggestions
« on: March 26, 2018, 01:47:31 pm »
And some may laugh at this... as its a starter, you don't want to loose money. Look for a low kilo KLR650 Fugly. It can cruise at 120/130 in relative comfort and goes anywhere.

You know Gérrard I thoguth I was going to struggle to convince he tha the XT660 is a great buy, you know women judge so much on looks too

The KLR I think I may have a better chance of falling pregnant, she doesnt like the look of them but I do hear you, thats a tractor that wont stop going

What I like about the KLR is that its a grinder. Just get it in second and it chugs along. I found with the 660 you need to work the throttle all the time to keep it in the revs. Tired you out when you did technical. Advantage is its a nice light bike, but I did not enjoy it.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Mitas E 07
« on: March 20, 2018, 12:03:54 pm »
I learned this many years ago. Friend worked at General tyre and there was this argument around the braai fire about running tyres in.

Next time he brought two pieces of flat rubber strips from the factory. He twisted the one and after a few turns it tore. He took the other one and held it over the fire for a bit and then let it cool down. Repeated a few times and then he twisted it and just carried on twisting until he ran out of coil. The rubber did not tear. He uncoiled it. It was still hard like the rubber on a tyre. The heating did not make it soft. Just pliable to stresses.
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