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Kawasaki KLR 600/650 / Re: Show us your KLR
« on: August 10, 2018, 09:35:02 am »
Petrus Steyn / Lindley area last week.
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Wild Dog Pictures / Re: Roads in a distance.
« on: August 05, 2018, 07:06:16 pm »
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Special Interest Threads / Re: The JSE - a dog's view
« on: August 02, 2018, 07:54:46 am »
I have been trying to spread this basket as wide as possible and relatively conservative as well. I have only invested in funds and ETFs (no stocks), and have distributed it between developed Asia, developing Asia, Japan, Australasia, Developed Europe, UK, North America.

Latin America is too risky (the EFTs do not have a steady climbing history) and I left out Africa, because I still feel I have too much money on the JSE for now. 
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Special Interest Threads / Re: The JSE - a dog's view
« on: August 02, 2018, 07:49:58 am »
and moving money out to Luxembourg.

Care to Elaborate Piet?
I have opened an account with Internaxx (https://www.internaxx.com/ - no affiliation). The account allows me to invest in stocks, funds and ETFs on numerous exchanges worldwide and also in various currencies. It also provides brilliant research into the funds and ETFs and has a handy filter function to enable you to quickly sort through based on area, risk, currency, past performance, etc. E.g. I can search for funds based on North America's Energy sector with a risk profile of 3-5 (see attached).

It wasn't too much of a hassle to get it opened - you'll need fill out the application form and send it (along with a few supporting documents) via snail mail to them in Luxembourg.

You then receive an email to confirm that the account have been opened and they send you details back via snail mail. Thereafter, you can deposit money into your new account in the same way you would make an international payment. You'll have to specify that the transfer is part of your personal allowance for international investment from SARS (R 1 million pppa) and that you will apply it for foreign stocks. The limit of R 1 million pp does not pose a huge problem for me! I'm a relative armgat... :biggrin: :biggrin:

I don't have THAT much concern for an immediate collapse of the South African economy - I think we have relatively resilient economy. That being said, I expect to see a steady decline of international investment into SA and subsequently a steady decline in our currency worth. I also cannot ignore the track record of all the rest of colonial Africa. If things go Zim-pear-shaped, I want to have enough overseas to be able to make a plan.
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Do you want any parts for mahala?
Original screen
Original Exhaust as new
Original Belly Pan as new
Secondhand (new inner) clutch cable
Maybe a footpeg or 2

Stuff is cluttering up my garage
Jissie Dave! You're not as bad as everyone is saying, hey?!  ;)
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not the best pics but it was late at night.. you get the idea, over the next few days ill assemble the front end , screen on etc

The belly pan and side panels are next then the top box, then she is done,.
:biggrin: :thumleft:
VERY nice! The project won't be winning any speed-building contests :pot:, but what matters is that it is getting finished. Congrats Fuzzy!
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I just voted for my Sammy boy.

He now has 7 votes! Please just take 2 minutes out of your day and vote for the boy, it will do wonders for his self-esteem and will boost his manliness knowing that he is also contributing to the household budget.  ::)  :imaposer:

Here's the link again...   http://wshe.es/2rfMVSa0

Thanks guys and girls  :thumleft:
Sheesh, talk about blackmail and guilt tripping... :imaposer: :imaposer:

Fine, Zog...I've voted! :biggrin:
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Lyk lekker Coen! Geniet hom!
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Special Interest Threads / Re: The JSE - a dog's view
« on: March 08, 2018, 06:58:54 am »
Woolworths are unaffected. No share drop whatsoever. Past month's share price attached.
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Kawasaki KLR 600/650 / Re: Binding brakes
« on: March 05, 2018, 11:41:05 am »
Those long pins that hold the pads in place sometimes wear and then dirt builds up preventing free movement of the pads.
:thumleft: This. You will see the floating pins are "dented" where the brake pads have knocked them over the thousands of km of bouncing. You will also (likely) notice that the pads wear down unevenly.
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Kawasaki KLR 600/650 / Re: Engine cuts out at ful throttle
« on: March 05, 2018, 09:19:16 am »
To be honest, I actually have no idea at all, I am not very technically minded. I guess I need to get the bike to LeCap.
Good idea. Chances are that it is simply a dirty air filter.
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Kawasaki KLR 600/650 / Re: Engine cuts out at ful throttle
« on: March 05, 2018, 09:09:35 am »
You will have to pin-point the problem. Some ideas/options:
  • Air filter - is it clean?
  • Fuel delivery - check the entire system: fuel filter, fuel tap vacuum diaphragm leaking, fuel cap vacuum system, fuel quality/contamination
  • Carburetor - dirty jets, leaky carb boots
  • Electrical - ignition/exciter coils, spark plug functionality, stator problem, battery?
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Looking for some handguards for my 2005 Red Fugly.
Just need to look better than mine  ;D , not to keen on aftermarket stuff.

I have a black fugly set which you can have (if you are interested).
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Special Interest Threads / Re: The JSE - a dog's view
« on: November 24, 2017, 01:17:28 pm »
Would any of the guys here recommend these.
Pro and cons if some one could give some advice
Hi Esplin. The reason why Bundu sent you the link is because we like to keep threads topic-related. If we don't then every thread becomes a free for all and no-one knows where to find anything.

Ask your Bitcoin questions on the Bitcoin thread (it is the same people viewing the threads), or start a new thread with the heading "Investment advice needed: Bitcoins" or something similar.  :thumleft:
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Kawasaki KLR 600/650 / Re: Stripped sump plug
« on: November 06, 2017, 09:26:53 am »
I used a torque wrench to tighten the sump plug after every service

Imagine my surprise when the sump plug came out with small bits of the casing thread when I drained the oil

Any ideas on how to fix ? I believe the Helicoil route might not be a good solution, unless somebody has done that and got a good tight seal on the plug
Unfortunately a torque wrench does not measure torque, it measures friction. It is actually quite easy to break a bolt or strip a thread (with a calibrated torque wrench) if the threads are well lubricated - and in the case of a sump plug, the threads usually are.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Price of new bikes - is it worth it?
« on: November 06, 2017, 09:12:53 am »
Whenever I think ANYTHING is overpriced, I simply visit a cycling store or website. At least for your R175k you get a 220 kg chunk of metal that powers itself, only need to be serviced every 6k - 10k km, it has loads of electronics, and it puts a smile on your face. Have a look at the examples below - here you get 7 - 10 kg of material and you need to power it yourself. Services are way more expensive than on motorcycles, and needs to happen more frequently.

https://www.specialized.com/za/en_GB/mens-s-works-epic-xtr-di2/p/129015?color=240115-129015 - R150k
https://www.specialized.com/za/en_GB/s-works-venge-vias-disc-di2/p/129134?color=240047-129134 - R165k
https://www.specialized.com/za/en_GB/mens-s-works-tarmac-ultralight/p/129254?color=239632-129254 - R165k
https://www.specialized.com/za/en_GB/s-works-roubaix-dura-ace-di2/p/128885?color=240075-128885 - R165k

All of a sudden R175k for a proper motorcycle doesn't sound so bad anymore, does it?!  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

Bicycles are truly madness. :lol8:

Oh, and take note - pedals not included...
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Kawasaki KLR 600/650 / Re: Is this the right rim?
« on: September 19, 2017, 12:41:11 pm »
 :-X  :o Should be 2.5, yes...
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