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My 2c....

I spent the whole day riding on track this year and did not bother with the vendors (sorry)... rode 9 bikes so had heaps of FUN  :thumleft: Willie at Suzuki was an awesome marshall  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Was less people this year than 2017, and noticeably so
The organisers need to move this event to Zwartkops/RedStar etc. Kyalami, although a great track, will eventually kill  this event due to costs :'(
Great food and good vibes at the back...
My wife wants me to buy a Superbike after the marshall took her around Kyalami on a GSXR1000... ::)

But all in all an enjoyable day, I can see though that unless the venue/format is changed a bit the event will not survive another 2 years.. :(

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Nobody in the 4x4 community runs steel rims anymore (for years now) and at one point you would hear same argument around a braai concerning "mag" wheels on 4x4's, so agree with correct pressures should probably not be a problem on a bike...

An experieinced riding guide once told me me to ride EVERYWHERE at 2bar and adjust suspension to soak it up.... being doing that since and works for me  :thumleft:
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General Technical / Re: Fixing a brake lever
« on: May 17, 2018, 12:54:31 pm »
Looks great....  :thumleft:
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The only nice thing about the L for me is the suspension, the rest is overrated imho  :-\

Being a XR thread, we have no option but to tell ya to pss off..... :biggrin:
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: BMW G310GS
« on: May 08, 2018, 12:14:28 pm »
Grown men getting all weepy eyed over little bikes.... what is the world coming to..... :biggrin: :imaposer:
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General Technical / Re: PLEASE HELP. Looking for a 20/24 clutch socket
« on: April 05, 2018, 09:56:26 am »
Try the Inet, best place to buy specialist tools like these imo....
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: TYRE WEAR.... wtH?
« on: February 22, 2018, 11:50:42 am »
Thanks  :thumleft:
You are making me look harder at them now since they are well priced.
What are the speed rating/ sidewalls like?

I think an XR looks a lot better with those rims

That is EXACTLY the pic I first saw which made me want a set of Excels.... :biggrin: :thumleft:
I paid R1015 for the tyre which is a good price yes, the sidewalls feel solid enough and speed rating should be sufficient for my XR as I can cruise 120 easily and nip to 150 without a problem for overtaking when required... I will have to check the speed rating to be honest though as I did not bother when I bought the tyre...  :-[
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BMW (and others) seem to be hard at work to make us believe a measly 310cc that costs almost R90k is a great buy......... :o You have to be off your nut to take this bike at this price seriously.....and then call it an adventure bike to top it all..... in no other segment is a bike with mag wheels considered as an adventure bike, why this one then  ::)?

The review on Bike Show was a tad lame to say the least, and to credit it as "best adventure bike ever ridden" just ridiculous unless you have only ever ridden 2 bikes..... ....if reviewed even half decent Bike Show would have noted that it is not even possible to properly stand while riding this bike...you guys are losing the bit of credibility you had bit by bit and this one took a chunk believe me.... :-[

This bike has its place as a commuter that can do some rougher surfaces at slower speeds (like in India as the BM guy stated), but anything involving distance/load and highways speeds makes these things dangerous to the public. If you guys want to review it as an adventure bike then do a real SA adventure that involves the real elements instead of a 5min slot riding a pass that a Vespa could do just as easily.....  :thumleft:
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General Technical / Re: Help with Fuel Injectors
« on: February 08, 2018, 02:51:23 pm »
Plenty CDI's on Ebay, no need to scrap the bike....... available sub R2k....... take your pick  ;) :thumleft:

Follow the link.... never buy items like these from agents...... the cost is just not justified.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Brutal bike crash :(
« on: February 06, 2018, 04:03:51 pm »
Must say these bikes have a way of getting the blood pumping in your veins like few other things in life...... lets not forget how fast these things can accelerate and it only takes a moment to get yourself into major trouble..... Riders never intentionally plan to drift into oncoming traffic or make any other mistake for that matter. ....

Sometimes things go wrong, judgements are made in a split second and sometimes s$it happens, most times we can get away with life flashing before our eyes, sometimes there is no coming back at all........... and if we are honest most of us have done some sort of same and got away with it to live to ride another day..... some don't!

ALWAYS sad, never nice to hear and I always feel for the family and others involved..........ride with respect for your bike, others, your ability and live to ride another day always...

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Honda XR/XL 500/600/650 / Re: Trading F800 in for XRL
« on: February 01, 2018, 02:53:32 pm »
OK my 2c here as I commute a daily round trip of 85km.....
 - Change the gearing to 14/40 so you can easily cruise at 130kmh and still have reserve to nip to 150 for overtaking etc....
 - Tank to Acerbis or Clarke for some range.... my 18L Clarke will run to 320km before hitting reserve thus averaging just under 20km/l (I run a Dynojet carb and modified airbox)
 - Vibrations are negligable, okes who complain are spoilt buggers..... ;)
 - Get a screen for some wind protection...
 - I do not find the bike uncomfy for commuting, in fact I love it... :thumleft:
 - Strong wind is a bit of a challenge as the mudguard acts like a parachute and the lightness of the bike causes some weave, but that occurs very seldom
 - Tyres tend to be more road orientated variety as the 50/50 splits just vapourise on commutes.......

Go for it...  :thumleft:

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If i ever HAD to emigrate it would be to the USA....... stuff OZ / nz /UK and the others......... :biggrin: :imaposer:
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Bikers alegedly caused accident
« on: December 21, 2017, 07:50:11 am »
This is a biker forum so by default it was the cars fault..............  ;) :biggrin: :ricky: :lol8:
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: My new Ride
« on: November 28, 2017, 01:43:23 pm »
Lekr man  :thumleft: Ride it like you about to RACE it...... :biggrin:
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Honda XR/XL 500/600/650 / Re: Lekker Friday
« on: October 10, 2017, 01:37:32 pm »
Burp....... must confess me 'n Buddy of same feather (excuse the pun) when it comes to kiff pipes ruffling some fedders.......... ;) ;D...

My riding mates don't call me LoudRon for nothing, only because the open Yoshi barks like a rabid dog on steroids.......amd I LUV it...... :ricky: So, sorry for the wildlife, but at least they have fair warning to get the hell outta the way........ :imaposer: :thumleft:
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