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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Honda CRF450L is coming
« on: September 20, 2018, 08:16:59 pm »
Just wonder why so little hp, WR has about 58hp and 49 torque.
Watse WR het 58 Hp?

@2StrokeDan  dit is ook weer waar ja, en 45hp is seker genoeg.

@tau volgens Motorcycle spec's, http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/yamaha/yamaha_wr450f%2007.htm
En 'n vriend van my in Aus het gister bevestig sy 2015 model WR450F doen 58hp teen 9000rpm.


Vir waaroor die gesprek gaan sal mens hom nie so rev nie en meeste bikes in die klas se krag kurwe sal baie naby aan mekaar wees tot sÍ bv 6000. Selfs Ďn KTM 500 en Ďn BMW 450 voel nie ligjare van mekaar af tot mens die 500 goed begin op wen nie
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Spoiler: I wasnít wearing mine.

I didnít want to post anything about this injury before I had a bit of clarity on recovery but it looks like I am almost out of real danger.

About six weeks ago, I clipped a pole with my bikes gear lever and footpeg at maybe 30km/h. The force of the footpeg against my foot caused degloving of my foot sole and the impact broke my big toe in three places. My foot tore open from my heel all the way to my little toe. Large parts of the foot suffered tissue damage from the impact. An incision had to be made on the top of my foot to relieve preassure from swelling and for drainage. This cut was then enlarged and used for access to put a plate on my big toe. I was in hospital for two weeks and Iíve been going for wound care twice weekly since (4 weeks) and will be for at least another 4. Probably more. This is to treat necrosis of parts of the sole as well as other areas that suffered trauma.

According to the two surgeons, wound care nurses, ER doctors.... well just everyone involved, I was extremely lucky not to have lost my foot. And even moreso that I am likely to make a relatively good recovery. I am not out of the woods yet, far from it but it at least sounds like the worst case scenario is now off the table.

Iím in two minds about posting the really graphic pics but it could serve as a warning to others and a reminder to myself. Iíll maybe save them for later so they donít pop up at the top of the thread.

This is what my shoe looks like.

I have two sets of boots but I obviously wasnít wearing either. My SG12s wouldíve greatly reduced the injury but I only wear them when I plan to go offroad. For other stuff I usually use W2 adventure boots and I am not convinced there wouldíve been much difference in the outcome with them over tekkies.

In the mean time I can only dream about riding for the next few months.

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There is another bike show with Charley on Ignition. I forget the name though but last eposide he rode with custom bike builders in Bali.

I'll watch anything with a motorcycle in it. Except Top Gun. That shit is gay

EDIT: The show is called Freedom Riders Asia
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Really? No padding? What do they mean by this then?

"3D molded, fully floating knee cap reinforcement"

Probably flexible knee cap panel to allow for stretching or as they say floating over guards, braces, what have you
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I agree. As a matter of interest, what have you done for armour on your jacket?

And finally, I found these but they are in CT:


Iíve bought from them before. They are super helpful. If you order pants and they donít fit, drop them at the jhb office for return and they send a new pair. Well when I bought a jacket anyway. Keep in mind these pants donít have knee protection
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I also rode my 690 hard from new. Not what the dealer recommended. Took it to DeWildt well before it had itís 1000km service. Did Amageza when it was 2 months old. Now 4 years on and itís still fine

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Planning a Ride / Re: Pretoria na Clarence
« on: July 24, 2018, 07:24:32 pm »
Ek was Maart of April daar en die pad is soos jy sÍ maar dis regtig nie so erg dat mens dit totaal moet vermy nie. Dis maar die pad wat ons ook altyd ry met die kar. Gaan self weer September af. Anders kan jy kestell om ry en deur golden gate in kom maar ek ken nie daai pad nie. Kan lekker grond trippie memel se kant verby so om gaan ook
Daar is twee paaie van Kestell af.

Die eerste een is so 2-3km buite die dorp op regterhand. Daar is n bord en n grondpad. Seker 15km?

DIe tweede pad is net voor Qwa-Qwa ook duidelik gemerk maar is heeltemal teer, as ek nou nie lieg nie

Beide is mooi.

Ek het lank in Kestell gebly.

Dankie ek sien my woord keuse was bietjie uit. Ek het al daai grond pad van kestell af gery maar nog nie van pta af kestell toe nie
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« on: July 24, 2018, 12:29:45 pm »
Friend of mine had a hydraulic clutch fail on the first day of Amageza.  The one that started in Kimberley. KTM 500.  Lost the slave in that 40 km dry river bed.  He kept going to Vanzylsrus and arrived late that evening but timed out.  That o-ring cost him R70 000.

Same thing could happen if you touring Botswana.  If you do not have that specific O-ring and the means to bleed it, a lion can eat you.  Might be more than R70k. 

The 790 is not a race bike.  Although it might be.  At least your clutch slave will not be the thing stranding you.

If you are on a DR the lion can eat you while you're riding flat out :peepwall:
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: G310GS recall
« on: July 19, 2018, 02:58:32 pm »
I'll get the ball rolling......

Did the notice just say "The whole thing is a piece of shit"  :pot:
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BMW F800GS / 700GS / 650GS Twins / Re: Whatís in you tool kit
« on: July 04, 2018, 08:37:08 am »
Milk carton in action. Transferring fuel from my bike to my brother's. Packs flat unlike a bottle

EDIT: @OrangeSwifty taught me this handy one

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BMW G450X / CCM 450GP / Re: BMW G450X RESOURCE O-N-L-Y thread
« on: June 29, 2018, 09:25:41 am »
My petrol pump gave out on our trip. BMW quoted R5800 for the fuel pump assembly. Ordered a replacement in tank pump from Fuel Performance for R1550. Delivered to my door in a day.

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@Trevo, @Minxy

I got a call from the bike shop. Fuel pump packed up
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« on: June 28, 2018, 09:09:01 am »
Net so  :thumleft:

I do hope they do an Enduro version too with a small tank though. Not that it would be the one I'd want but just to shut the HP2 folk up  :pot:

The Yamaha is the better looking bike no question but I don't buy a bike because of the way it looks. I never even did a sticker kit on my 690 when it was in rally trim. It was purely for function. Maybe it's easy to say because it's so damn ugly but this bike looks 100% function
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Planning a Ride / Re: Harrismith to Piet Retief and back via Ermelo
« on: June 27, 2018, 12:42:06 pm »
@Noneking sal vir jou kan help met Kruger draad roetes

@Just Blip It! is jou man vir Swazi roetes
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DR200 of 650. DR650 se link kan laer maak
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@Dwerg  Ek sal graag wil weet wat het fout gegaan met jou 450.

Moet hom nog gaan op tel van Specialised adventures maar ek sal op my ander thread post sodra ek weet
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I get the argument for simplicity in bikes but I can't fix anything anyway. That's someone else's job. I just ride the them :ricky:

I am itching for a bike with a TFT screen. If it happens to break, it's the insurers problem not mine  O0

Carbs are a pain in the arse IMO
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Money is tight !!
« on: April 18, 2018, 09:08:52 am »
Asking prices don't reflect reality. Anything will sell if it's priced right. My 9yo dirt bike sold within an hour after putting it on facebook. Prices some people ask for 10-15 year old DS motorcycles are just ridiculous
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KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 / Re: Husqvarna 701 - any good?
« on: April 04, 2018, 10:24:16 am »
Crop Sprang,

I'm reading around on the net. It would seem that this bike, quite like the 690, is
- geared high (someone said for environmental reasons, not impossible) however a larger rear sprocket seems to solve that,
- in technical stuff first gear is way too high, so one has to ride the clutch if the going gets slow.
Basically it would seem that this bike hasn't got the 'W'ide-ratio gearbox i.e it is missing a short first gear - is this true?

The clutch is super soft and feathering with 1 finger is no problem. How much of your riding is so technical to make that even a consideration?
I've got one tooth up on the rear but it doesn't make a massive difference in slow stuff.

i did find myself looking for another gear up at times when speeding along.....perhaps that is the thumper motor character

This interests me - I have "severe" mechanical sympathy and really don't like the idea of a thumper screaming away at highway speeds.
What kind of speeds were you doing when you started looking for a 7th cog?

I've read this so many times. The motor is happy to rev, it's just rider conditioning that's the issue. I've ridden mine at 140-150 for extended periods when I still had the rally kit. Stock form it's too uncomfortable to ride at those speeds for long. Stock gearing it runs into the limiter at 179 GPS and I've had it up to that on tar too. I think with stock gearing it runs at 6000 revs at 140-145 and it will do that all day long.

This is 690 by the way. I think the 701 red lines even higher
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