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General Technical / Re: Q20 cans losing pressure
« on: October 15, 2018, 08:12:31 am »
Seems like a general problem. Bought a can of Q30, press the spray nozzle to waterproof some electrical connections, then nozzle refuse to release. Empty the can in about two minutes flat, left right and centre, virtual liquid plastic explosion.  Wife want to know why my T-shirt and beard have this plastic shit on.


Clothing and Equipment / Re: Helmet - Some useless information
« on: October 10, 2018, 12:06:08 pm »
Ah seems like money not well spend. Oh well I lived with the Uvex for 8 maybe 9 years, abusing it a lot. Replaced the visor only once. With the padding advice for the vibrating peak I think I can manage with the new one the next 8 years and by then I think my bike riding days will be nearing its end  :biggrin: ha firkin ha.

At least I got it for cheap, the Euro's spend on it were donated by my 'skoon familie' in Duisterland.


Clothing and Equipment / Re: Helmet - Some useless information
« on: October 08, 2018, 07:40:01 am »
The sizes are listed as S, M, L, XL, etc. Mine, a L - 59/60 whatever that may me mean.


Clothing and Equipment / Re: Helmet - Some useless information
« on: October 03, 2018, 08:18:22 am »
Thanks corne.l will try that trick on the new helmet


Clothing and Equipment / Re: Helmet - Some useless information
« on: October 03, 2018, 07:58:37 am »
Nah the duct tape work only up to 90km/h

Seem like rest of the pics did not attached, so here it are (Name are on helmet)

Question: The Desert Fox, is it exxactly the same as these two?


Clothing and Equipment / Helmet - Some useless information
« on: October 03, 2018, 07:48:56 am »
          Long long ago, round about 2007, if I remember correctly, I bought an Uvex lightweight carbon helmet for about R6000.00 new. Many years later I want to replace it with a new one, but was told these helmets are no longer in production.

          So I end up in Hamburg (Germany) during 2014, tried various motorcycle accessory shops there with the same result.

          Last week, while in Münich sampling some good quality Bavarian fizzy hops drinks, I found a helmet to my liking for the grand sum of 299.99 Euro minus the 19%VAT charged by Aunti Merkel.

          Now here is the interesting part. Have a look at the photographs. The one on the left is the much abused old one. Those white stripes are duct tape I stuck on to prevent the peak from rattling at the warp speeds of the PitBike. On Tsar’ Nikholay this is not a problem as the Rusky is going nowhere slowly. On the right is the new helmet.

          Now the question is did Uvex change name? Is it made under a new brand?


General Bike Related Banter / Re: Send your GS to fetch beer
« on: September 13, 2018, 11:55:59 am »
Bloody Dangaroos, it skipped a stop street there.


Garage, Projects & Restorations / Re: Best way to restore
« on: September 11, 2018, 07:57:46 am »
There is a company in Bronkhorstspruit, that manufacture and recon these kind of stoves. Ndebele Appliances and Coal Stoves.
I just bought a stove as shown in the photograph, brand new, for R3800-00 from them.


Ride Reports / Re: Ten Years After
« on: September 06, 2018, 07:43:54 am »
When you go, try not to do it during the rainy season. When we went through it, I have noticed some flood debris stuck fairly high up in a few trees where the valley gets a bit narrow.
Geniet dit.

Racing Section / Re: Motocrossers from the past and the present.
« on: September 05, 2018, 07:21:20 am »
Ahh Those were the days my friend, I thought they’d never end. Afgeval en seer gekry, op geklim en weer gery.

Rosherville, Back of the Moon, Brickcor  - are they still in existence?

It was the mid-seventies. I had an YZ250, converted to run on Ethanol, or was it Methanol? So long ago, cannot even remember. Those days during the 70’s fuel crises, racing were not allowed using petrol.

Pair of cheap boots, jeans, rugby jersey with the number ‘plakked’ on with contact adhesive, garden (gardenia) gloves and away you go.

Even made the pages of BikeSA, the day I managed to wipe out 20 of the 24 contenders at the first corner, now that was a pile up of humongous capacity.  :biggrin: Was in front till the final lap when I wiped myself out within site of the checkered flag. Damnn.


ps. Attached are two .pdf (MX001 & MX002) files with some photographs of that time.

General Bike Related Banter / Re: Never Ride Alone (movie)
« on: September 04, 2018, 02:19:08 pm »
Maybe this film is created with the team to show you what can happen if you ride on your own. The rider where definitely not alone during filming.


General Bike Related Banter / Re: Never Ride Alone (movie)
« on: September 04, 2018, 12:36:24 pm »
?? Looking at those clips: 'Who is the camera man?' So how can he be alone?


Planning a Ride / Re: NW Spring Spitt Braai Bash 1 Sept 2018
« on: August 27, 2018, 07:41:05 am »
Daardie roetes van Dunnes lyk bevange.

Net vragie - Is daar enige Pink roetes bekend of beskikbaar? Dit is waar my belangstelling huidiglik is.


ps Pink Roete: Die kortste lyn of roete wat alle Pubs, Sjabeens en Kroege in die onmiddelike omgewing verbind.

KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 / Re: Need help! Calling all 690 owners
« on: August 20, 2018, 12:22:04 pm »
I have a 690R 2010 model with nearly 78000 on it. Use it on a daily basis. Great little machine, buy it and enjoy.

The attached doc file (KTM Facts.docx) may give you an idea what to expect.
(OK I must say I'm an old toppie who's days of racing, to be windgat to impress the girls is over but still ride the bike on a near daily basis. That is why the tire and chain consumption is so low)



Goeie don...dor, kan die mense nie ordentlik tik of spel nie? Dit grief my tot in my verlore siel.


KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 / Re: Fixing the 690 dog whistle hooter
« on: July 19, 2018, 07:43:46 am »
I went to visit my local friendly scrap yard owner and liberated from him a Gholf (VW) hooter and replaced the crappy one on the PitBike with it. Believe me, it work.

Just make sure upon installation that the cone face down so that it can not be filled with water during water crossings, rain storms or the occasional washing spree. It sound rather bubbly when you operated it under these conditions


Planning a Ride / Re: NW Sheep Spring Thumper Bash 1 Sept 2018
« on: July 04, 2018, 12:52:54 pm »
Hmmn Maybe maybe miskien moontlik? Belowe ek sal probeer skoene dra......................
As die PitBike mobiel is met die, so nie trek ek die vonkprop draad van Tsar' Nikholay se een silinder en kom met die, dan is dit mos ook 'n Thumper.


Military Board / Re: A blot on Berede unit's name
« on: May 08, 2018, 08:04:37 am »
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated
Mahatma Gandhi

I wanted to say some more of my own comments but do not like to be watched.


Please, Please, Please do not buy your child one of those things. It teach them bad habits.
I have this theory regarding bike riding. Have a look at your fellow motorcycle riders next time when you are commuting. There are two type of riders.

1 – Those that upon pull away immediately place their feet on the foot rest, and on the tar (ground) only when they stop.
2 – AND then there are those that drag their feet (pedalling) until they up to speed and long before they stop, the feet are on the ground again, scraping the tar.

IMHO, those that fall in category two had one of those plastic jobbies as a kid.


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