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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Soon you could RIDE a Peugeot...
« on: October 14, 2018, 11:33:06 am »
French cars are actually very good, no worse than their German counterparts, but not as reliable as the Koreans/Japanese.

The big let-down for French vehicles was the "agents" and importers. No stock of anything, and friends had to wait 3 days for a service part to be flown in.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Very nifty bike trailer
« on: October 13, 2018, 08:54:23 am »
That trailer will literally disappear before your eyes if you tow that on a Kalahari dirt road.  As do most of the Lazy/Easy Loaders.

Yes, too many parts.

But the idea is good, as I have often thought while building little ramps to get a bike onto a trailer. >:D
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General Bike Related Banter / Perfect engine for a medium D/S machine?
« on: October 13, 2018, 08:50:06 am »
Some time ago, one of you posted a video of Japanese auto racing.

This seemed like a awkward type of nike and riding position, with huge lean angles, and it was new to me.

I saw some more of it recently, and also learned that they all use a dedicated engine from Suzuki, simply called the AR600.

This is a parallel twin, and produces 60HP and 45ft/lb of torque.

BUT......it seems to be just the engine, with no gearbox attached, as the article stated that these racers have a separate 2-speed gearbox.

Now if one can take this engine and built it into a good D/S chassis, and get someone to provide a separate 5/6 speed gearbox, almost like the pre-unit bikes of long ago?
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General Technical / Re: Tyre repair kits
« on: October 12, 2018, 06:39:26 am »
Go and buy some large truck/tractor tube patches, they make good inside gaiters.

Buy the tubeless repair kits and additional worms from Midas, cheap and works.
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Racing Section / Re: MotoGP 2018.
« on: October 10, 2018, 11:34:43 am »
Traction control does not rob an engine of too much power, it just takes away enough to stop the wheel spinning, and it does this through electronics.

It will sense a wheel turning faster than it should at that given speed, gear, RPM, and take the "edge" off, so to speak.

This is what the 500 2strokes did 30 years ago, if the electronics senses wheelspin, the exhaust powervalve would close proportional to the problem and limit power, and thus wheelspin.

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Bike vs Taxi
« on: October 10, 2018, 10:57:38 am »
Kamanya, I do agree with you regarding your last post on taxi's, they fill a vital gap in our pathetic public transport system and they have become too much of a general public pet hate.

This hatred on taxis has some merit, but it is often fuelled by the "how dare you get in front of me in traffic" attitude of many single car commuters.

They are some of our better drivers, and if they take a gap, or you graciously give them one, they NEVER hold you up. :thumleft:

I urge all of you to start paying taxis more respect, remember you are possibly the only person in your own vehicle, the taxi has several people trying to get to work/home.

Lastly, often the people in a taxi is busy with just one part of getting to work, often trains and long walks are also involved.
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Choosing one of the Rally Raid bikes to tour on, as magnificent as they are, would be like giving the postman a R1 to deliver post with.

Minxy and Johan, hold onto those, they are bound to become really collectible.
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Yes chop lunch is on like a donford scone.

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Very well written.

A major reason why singles, and at a push twins, are good in the dirt is that above certain horsepower, it is a waste anyway. :pot:

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Ek skyt my toe................
« on: September 29, 2018, 07:54:42 pm »
Gusset all you like , it will simply break in another place if you want to load it like a Landcruiser and do the rough stuff.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Woman biker shot in CT
« on: September 28, 2018, 08:23:49 pm »
This just made my stomach turn. Sickening. I am unable to digest what is happening in this country

The "oogklap bende" will tell you nothing is happening in this country. It's all sunshine and stink Afrikaners. :ricky:
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Pleez. Talk some sense to me......URGENT!
« on: September 25, 2018, 07:45:55 pm »
WTF would a dopey old git like me possibly do with a 675cc triple hooligan machine the size of a mini bike with a 16,000 rpm motor?  :o

But it looks so bloody tempting, and this morning I was thisss close. Spent the whole day walking around arguing with myself out loud like a jabbering moron.

I can't even afford it, but I've heard that if I take my ol' guitar down to the crossroads there's a guy who does special deals. Buy now, pay for all eternity.  >:D

I NEED HELP!  :eek7:

I own 3 Suzuki DR650s. Only reason I own 3 is because I'm selling the 4th. Only difference between them is year and mileage.

You want common sense? Won't find it here... :sip:

But Ri, if you own 3 Suzuki singles, then you have a triple. :deal:
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Try csmnl.
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Ride Reports / Re: Yes, not another Allen & Ian Ride Report.
« on: September 14, 2018, 09:38:57 pm »
Very lekker ride report!!

That "Malalla" guest house name must have the Muslims in a frenzy. :eek7:
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General Bike Related Banter / Bike on gumtree.
« on: September 13, 2018, 10:46:30 am »
Morning guys,

I have a friend interested in buying a Suzuki.  I want advice from the Dogs.

It is a 2007 Suzuki DR-Z400, with 26100kms on the odo.

It has; suspension redone by MP.
Zeta barkbusters,
Heated grips ::)
Renthal bars,
Aftermarket seat,
Pannier racks,
Rear fender eliminator [though I can clearly still see the fender there :pot:]

The seller wants R35000 for the motorcycle, and it looks real neat on the photos.

Does it seem like a good buy?
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Ewan and Charley to do Long Way UP !!!
« on: September 07, 2018, 08:08:09 am »
@Offside, well said.

It is indeed "mock drama", and of course many people will enjoy it and good for them.

I love motorcycles through and through, yet I do not feel that I should slurp up anything bike related.

There is a lot of kak motorcycling stuff out there, and for me Charley and Ewan is amongst the most fake.

You'll be surprised how many people also believe "Survivor" to be the real deal, a live-off-the-earth ordeal by genuine tough-guys. :ricky:

I find Laurel and Hardy more hilarious, though Charley can pull a sour face as well as Stan Laurel. :thumleft:
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Triumph Tiger 800 vs Bmw 800gs
« on: August 31, 2018, 07:11:52 am »
Lem's post is true, practical and sensible.

Even big brands are running on empty, this much is true, and there is one more reason why the GS800 is doing better than it's opposition.

The Yamaha's, Triumph's, Suzuki's, etc, design, build, test and distribute their own motorcycles.

BMW, much like Puzey, gets panels made in China, chassis components cheaply somewhere else, and then buy in a engine form an outside supplier.

The GS800 then gets the support of a strong car dealership network, it is after all the same company.

The above does not mean that you get a bad bike, on the contrary, the GS800 is a good motorcycle.

But ride the GS, and blandness will be your companion, all your days. It is just a throwback of the manufacturer not being as involved in the whole development process as they should be.

So.......the Triumph has Cafe racer/ducktail heritage and the GS800 is for millennials.

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Minxy, I'd rather say those guys are lucky to be photographed with you. ;)
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Ride Reports / Re: Just the two of us, Kaokoland Edition
« on: August 19, 2018, 08:49:35 pm »
Loved the video, you ride so well, that sandy riverbeds can be tricky.

Again, so sorry to hear about the 701 failing on you.

I am surprised that the Ford made it. :pot: :pot:
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Hoe ver wil jy ry :biggrin:

Jy kan altyd Baviaanskloof inwerk. :pot:
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