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Goeie donner! How these bliksems can f*ck up stuff.

Hope you find them.

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Wilddog Paraphenalia and Merchandise / Re: Wild Dogs stickers: GAUTENG
« on: October 20, 2017, 02:02:05 pm »
Hi Mikie.
Please pm me your email address, I want some custom stickers done and hope you can help.

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Joey is going to be doing a book signing at RAD Moto tomorrow. There'll be books on sale there also, plus the first 100 buyers will receive a free cap.

Nooooo!! How did I miss this!!
Would have loved to get a signed copy, will order online.
Joey you are a champ.

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I ordered online from his site, received a signed copy within 24hrs.  :thumleft:
Brilliant! Thanks Bud500! Will do that

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Joey is going to be doing a book signing at RAD Moto tomorrow. There'll be books on sale there also, plus the first 100 buyers will receive a free cap.

Nooooo!! How did I miss this!!
Would have loved to get a signed copy, will order online.
Joey you are a champ.

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Military Board / Re: Military book reviews
« on: October 11, 2017, 04:08:59 pm »
Guys, can I please ask that you elaborate a bit more on the books? Applicable conflicts, scope etc.?

Would like to have a better idea on what to follow up on.

Added synopsis in previous post for you  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Or join a gaming forum as awesome as WD, but that's about as likely as Zuma turning into a brilliant president

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EPIC!! Well done guys. Velcro is very privileged to have walked into your garage Buff! Hats off to you.

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Come on already! I'm like a teenager waiting for a message from a girl, checking this thread every 5mins!

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Can't wait for the weekend, even though I can't be there. Take lots of pics, his reaction will be priceless!!!

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Military Board / Re: Military book reviews
« on: September 10, 2017, 07:27:43 pm »
A higher call - Adam Makos

From Amazon.com:
December, 1943: A badly damaged American bomber struggles to fly over wartime Germany. At the controls is twenty-one-year-old Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown. Half his crew lay wounded or dead on this, their first mission. Suddenly, a Messerschmitt fighter pulls up on the bomber’s tail. The pilot is German ace Franz Stigler—and he can destroy the young American crew with the squeeze of a trigger...

What happened next would defy imagination and later be called “the most incredible encounter between enemies in World War II.”

The U.S. 8th Air Force would later classify what happened between them as “top secret.” It was an act that Franz could never mention for fear of facing a firing squad. It was the encounter that would haunt both Charlie and Franz for forty years until, as old men, they would search the world for each other, a last mission that could change their lives forever.

Devotion - Adam Makos

From Amazon.com:

Devotion tells the inspirational story of the U.S. Navy’s most famous aviator duo, Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, and the Marines they fought to defend. A white New Englander from the country-club scene, Tom passed up Harvard to fly fighters for his country. An African American sharecropper’s son from Mississippi, Jesse became the navy’s first black carrier pilot, defending a nation that wouldn’t even serve him in a bar.

While much of America remained divided by segregation, Jesse and Tom joined forces as wingmen in Fighter Squadron 32. Adam Makos takes us into the cockpit as these bold young aviators cut their teeth at the world’s most dangerous job—landing on the deck of an aircraft carrier—a line of work that Jesse’s young wife, Daisy, struggles to accept.

Deployed to the Mediterranean, Tom and Jesse meet the Fleet Marines, boys like PFC “Red” Parkinson, a farm kid from the Catskills. In between war games in the sun, the young men revel on the Riviera, partying with millionaires and even befriending the Hollywood starlet Elizabeth Taylor. Then comes the war no one expected, in faraway Korea.

Devotion takes us soaring overhead with Tom and Jesse, and into the foxholes with Red and the Marines as they battle a North Korean invasion. As the fury of the fighting escalates and the Marines are cornered at the Chosin Reservoir, Tom and Jesse fly, guns blazing, to try and save them. When one of the duo is shot down behind enemy lines and pinned in his burning plane, the other faces an unthinkable choice: watch his friend die or attempt history’s most audacious one-man rescue mission.

A tug-at-the-heartstrings tale of bravery and selflessness, Devotion asks: How far would you go to save a friend?

Well written and i think thoroughly researched. He really tries to describe a situation so that you almost feel as if you are there!

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EDIT: added synopsis from amazon.com as per request by LoopSoosStroop

General Bike Related Banter / Re: 2 stroke dan- Rumours or what
« on: September 08, 2017, 09:25:27 pm »
As requested, here are the names of all the dogs that talked k@k about you while you were gone. I have no idea what they have in common, maar hulle het jou goed sleg gesê;

Chairman Meow
DEE 1150
dirt rat
Gee S
Jors Troelie
King Louis
Klein Torkar
Mev Vis Arend
Odd Dog
Warren Ellwood
zebra - Flying Brick
Welkom terug 2FD!

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Can't wait to see his face...

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Velcro.... :imaposer: :imaposer:

What a guy

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: 2 stroke dan- Rumours or what
« on: August 07, 2017, 10:47:00 am »
Good luck with recovery! Strongs to the family as well.

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About South Africa... / Re: Twe Twe se Burger (Berger)
« on: July 21, 2017, 06:46:01 pm »
Flippen well done. Huge respect for the guy that gets an opportunity and does well!!

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Bike Dealer (forum)
« on: July 19, 2017, 04:09:55 pm »
Not (PC)2E? He now has a shop in pta, GS Traders I think,
oh 7 one 8 seven 6 eight 696

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Loan Bikes
« on: July 17, 2017, 11:54:00 am »
Bavarian BMW:

The norm.  All you have to do is book one in advance.  Basically, you may be able to get a service date for Wednesday, but with a loan bike, only next Wednesday due to the availability of loan bikes.  Also, loan bikes are not 35 year old 250's.  They are new BMW's, usually with less than 5000km on the clock.
What he said.

Clearwater does not give loan bikes.
Don't know about the rest

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Feedback Park
« on: June 19, 2017, 03:21:22 pm »
:ricky: :ricky:

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KTM gearbox, bloody hell. Not even the dashboard could find the neutral.

I forgot about this, flippen hell it's a battle finding neutral

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Yoh Antonie, that is a stiff list! You are going to ride some nice bikes! Have fun and report back!
Hi Straatkat.

Yes it is, been running this morning to get to everything but hell!!! :ricky:
So far lots of fun.

Impressions so far:
1)Honda Africa Twin DCT
What a bike! Feels light and nimble. I was amazed by the power this beaut puts out. Handles like a dream
Would I buy one: YES :thumleft:
Would like to take it off road! I am sure it will be an amazing all rounder.
Oh yes, the marshall's counting abilities somehow gave up, and we went for another flying lap, thank you Mr Marshall!

2) KTM 1290 Super Duke
Something completely different than what I am used to. Lots of fun to ride, Big acceleration, brakes like a champ and handles very lekker. The sound coming from this machine is wonderful when gearing down.
Would I buy one: Yes, would be a nice toy to have, but I am not sure who would killer me first, the wife or the bike.

3) KTM 1290 Super Adventure
To be honest I was a little disappointed with this bike. Although it is very powerful, accelerate like the beast it is, the brakes for me was a big let down, felt spongy and a little under responsive. It also doesn't handle very good. Felt sluggish. It might be my abilities, but I wasn't 'wow' ed' by this bike.
Would I buy one: No, except if I have millions of $$$ and lots of space in my personal bike warehouse.

4) BMW R1200GS Rallye
I rode this directly after the super adv, and it felt a lot more responsive than the ktm, in both handling and braking. Also has plenty power and handles great, felt very light through corners considering that this bike weighs in excess of 230kg.
Sticks like glue to the road.

I also took it out on the off road course and it was big fun! Handles lekker on gravel and I went through a few ' oh shit' moments, but pulled through.

Would I buy one: Definitely

5) BMW S1000RR
WOW!!! This ride was insane! The bike just wants to keep on going, and the acceleration with the quick shifter is crazy!!
To me it was an adjustment on the superbike wtrt body position, but got used to it quickly. I was the only lying one in the group and the Marshall pushed, great fun!!! Had a small moment when  I braked a fraction to late and went a bit wide in one corner, woke me up a little and concentration was back.

Would I buy one: for sure

6) Honda CBR 1000 SP1
Out of the superbikes I rode so far today, this one was an absolute pleasure! Handles like a dream through corners, brakes are responsive and the quick shifter is amazing. To me it rates better than the BMW 1000 RR wrt to handling. Felt like I could really push through corners, take in mind that I know the track relatively well by now.
Would I buy one: YES YES YES, but the wife would kill me, not the bike.

7) Suzuki GSX R-1000
Another fun ride. Had an older man in my group riding the GSX-S 1000F, we haven't even reached the first corner, and the poor guy was already behind, he was clearly not interested in going fast and only wanted to feel how the bikes ride under normal kind of riding (I am sure this is the main objective of the test rides). Anyway, the marshall tried waiting for about half a lap, after which he kind of gave up. Then he unleashed me. The Suzuki 'n handling came close to the SP1 and was also very smooth on throttle. Apparently you can fit a quick shifter optionally from Suzuki, I think this will improve the experience even more. I am not used to shifting so quickly while barrelling down the main straight, thus my shifts are a bit twitchy! No I am lying, it was horrid.

Would I buy one: yes for sure.

8lSuzuki GSX 1300RA
I always wanted to ride a Hyabusa, I guess because at some stage it was the fastest bike on the road. It never was a pretty bike to me, just that speed lured me. The ride was not crap, but not great either, I enjoyed it, but you know when you so look forward to something you are often disappointed. Anyway, back to the ride. It is heavy! It is fast and to be honest I was a bit intimidated. Through corners the bike dipped, maybe someone can tell me why? My suspicion is that when you close the throttle a bit it feels like it is falling over. Then again, the bike is more suited for comfort I guess. Except in the hands of someone who can actually ride!
Would I buy one: probably not.

9) Honda CBR 1000RR
I also enjoyed this version of the CBR, and even to me the difference between the RR and SP1 was noticeable. I think mostly because of the quick shifter. The Honda's let you feel confident and felt easy to ride.
So yes, I would buy one as well.

I didn't spend much time between the stalls and other stuff.
 I did buy a last minute ride on the Yamaha STen, and chose to do this at 09h00. Always wanted to feel how this bike rides and was very excited. However, after the gates opened I rushed to get there, as I was already late. To my surprise I couldn't find their tent at the adventure ride outs. I asked at the ticket sales tent, and was told that they are not there yet?! WTF?! Went back later, and still no show from the guys at yamaha! Was a bit pissed of, as this is not on, so bought a coffee and went over to the BMW guys to check them on their little skills course. After hearing what happened they graciously offered me a ride on their bikes and took me out on the course! Wow. I was amazed. It was really appreciated!!

I had a moerse fun day! Hope to go back again next year! Big up to the organisers, I am sure a lot of effort goes into organising a weekend like this.

Hope the other guys here are enjoying their rides! :thumleft:

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