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Planning a Ride / Re: KZN 2018 BASH.
« on: July 11, 2018, 07:59:40 pm »
I do a beginners drinking course at R250  :biggrin: Sign up urgently to avoid disapointment  :patch:
Draad, the names on the attendance list need an advanced course, not beginners. I don't think you're going to get many takers.

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Special Interest Threads / Re: The JSE - a dog's view
« on: July 05, 2018, 12:43:05 pm »
This thread is so quiet, I'm beginning to worry that some of the usual posters might have jumped out of the window.

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Planning a Ride / Re: KZN 2018 BASH.
« on: June 28, 2018, 07:48:04 am »
Leon.... that gravel road bash to Tugela ferry is good, however, the locals are known to be belligerent from time to time. They had protest action there recently and I would be careful.
Allan1 had to turn around at Tugela ferry because of safety reasons.

It's a really lekker route, but enquire about conditions closer to the time and maybe have a contingency plan.
 :thumleft:
Cool, will do Tommy. Last year we came through there on the way down to the bash, it was election time and there was one hell of a party, that town (Tugela Ferry) took an hour to get through!


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Planning a Ride / Re: KZN 2018 BASH.
« on: June 27, 2018, 08:31:30 pm »
Can someone please check the attached file and warn me if the loop (yellow) is red route (for CaveGirl and myself) and if the piece of dirt from the bash site to Tugela ferry is ok to ride.

Thanks
Leon

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Good Food & Braai / Re: Home beer brewing
« on: June 24, 2018, 04:42:05 pm »
Brewed my latest double batch today, now waiting for it to chill.
The brew itself is a red
4.45 KG Cara Red
3.5 KG Pale
1.5 KG Cara Aroma

I went very light on the hops, 25g African Queen, 15 minutes before end, and 25g Southern Promise 5 minutes from end.

Now for the interesting bit - This is a double batch, about 23L each. I plan on using an ale yeast (Safale04) on the one, and a lager yeast, (Saflager s-23) on the other. So, with the yeasts being the only thing different between the two batches, taste comparison is going to be interesting.

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Good Food & Braai / Re: Home beer brewing
« on: June 14, 2018, 01:22:34 pm »
Haven't posted in a while, but got drawn for another brewing competition.  Last one we got a second place in the Saison challenge.

Now we have to brew a Belgian Quad - 11.5%... Using a moer-of-a-big starter - 5l  :lol8: Must add - it is a 90l batch.
11.5%  ????
 :imaposer:  :imaposer:  :imaposer:
Julle gaan lekker slaap, maar moeilik opstaan.

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Good Food & Braai / Re: "Donkey" Hot Water System - In Braai
« on: June 12, 2018, 02:11:41 pm »
Sub.

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Full Throttle - Edenvale
« on: June 11, 2018, 03:53:03 pm »
So... went past where FT used to be in Lynnwood rd (Pta) and saw a NEW bike shop opened there - BIKE KINGS....? That was quick.   :patch:  FT in another guise perhaps?

Page 3 post 10???

So liquidate, screw over the suppliers and staff and just continue as normal?

With the not so new company act directors can be held personally liable? specially if they now open a new franchise
Dawie, as far as I can see that advert is for a place near harties, not Lynwood road?

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The Comedy Club / Re: Motorcycle photos that make you think WTF
« on: June 07, 2018, 05:08:15 pm »
Who noticed the bike in the background?
Looks like some of us when we tour.

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Ride Reports / Re: The Beast’s tour to Baviaans 2018
« on: June 05, 2018, 08:19:28 am »
So did you go to the bash LD?
Yes, did go to the bash.
Was good this year, they even shipped in extra beer after we cleaned them out on Friday night.
Sadly didn't get to ride the Smitskraal part of Baviaans due to the issues with the bikes, but there is always a next time.

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The Comedy Club / Re: Photos that make you think WTF
« on: June 04, 2018, 07:44:24 pm »


Bliksem ! I would have done it for free  :drif:

For three days a week.... for six months! ....and then still perform your normal duties at home....mmmm, I doubt it G  :laughing4:
Yes, but it gets us closer to the truth behind that now-infamous bash photo.

 :sip: ??
Here you go.
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=225070.0

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The Comedy Club / Re: Photos that make you think WTF
« on: June 04, 2018, 03:31:53 pm »


Bliksem ! I would have done it for free  :drif:

For three days a week.... for six months! ....and then still perform your normal duties at home....mmmm, I doubt it G  :laughing4:
Yes, but it gets us closer to the truth behind that now-infamous bash photo.


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Kawasaki KLR 600/650 / Re: The nut from hell
« on: June 03, 2018, 01:08:47 pm »
The plot thickens.
I think Kykdaar meant that the square nut fell out of the back of the plastic retainer. Mine did not fall out the back, it stripped right out through the front.
When I serviced this bike the first time I noticed that the winged bolt had been replaced by a normal one, someone had obviously lost the original along the way. This meant that the bolt was fastened with a spanner, which obviously placed too much tension on the plastic housing, causing the nut to strip right through the plastic and come loose.
I am now onto plan C, as plan A and B had both failed.
Plan C is to find a flanged nut with the same thread as the bolt, work it from being a hex to square, to fit into the hole, and then glue it in there from the back, with the flange to the rear.
Hope this works, I'm running out of ideas here.

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Kawasaki KLR 600/650 / Re: The nut from hell
« on: June 03, 2018, 11:17:27 am »
This problem hit me yesterday, and I have to agree that it is shitty engineering. The retaining nut is kept in there by a flimsy piece of plastic. On the new shape, you have to keep cleaning the airfilter because the bike for some reason sucks up a lot of dust. This means that the wingnut is going to be loosened and tightened often over the lifespan of the bike. Oh, and it's a thumper, not helping things along here.
I'm reluctant to use glue to solve the issue though, if the glue comes loose and that nut comes out of its hole during a ride, it will mean your airfilter is going to fall into the airbox, and you will not notice it until your piston is fubar.



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Ride Reports / Re: The Beast’s tour to Baviaans 2018
« on: June 03, 2018, 07:53:54 am »
Nice report Beast. You have a nice writing style. Just one question. Blue, Silver and Red appeared to not ride to much together. Lots of tail sniffing at the end of each day but the dogs appear to not have ridden in a pack during the day.
But that said, looks like all the dogs had an awesome ride.
Yes, Silver and Red are in control of two hooligans, while LeonDude is much more laid back, so we split up, meaning that everybody can ride at their own pace.

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Good Food & Braai / Re: Home beer brewing
« on: June 01, 2018, 01:05:23 pm »
Decided to try something last night - hops bombs in beer!
Well, our hops come in pellets, and dropping a pellet into a beer is going to give you a mouth full of hops, so I went for crushing the pellets, putting the hops in a tea-strainer and then pouring the beer through it.
The first beer I tried was one of my own, a light bitter beer I don't like much in any way. The hops did not seem to have much affect, but it was difficult to tell because my beers are a bit hoppy.
So decided to try the same thing, but used a Lion Lager.
Total disappointment. The beer had almost no additional hop taste, and the hops made the beer fizz, causing the beer to go flat.
I'm really sorry this did not work, I can imagine sprucing up a few commercial beers with hops bombs!

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Clothing and Equipment / Re: How much water and how to carry it ?
« on: May 29, 2018, 12:10:08 pm »
In Namibia Cave Girl came off her bike in a long river crossing. I had to walk through this river-crossing, fetch all her luggage and carry it out, then had to fetch the bike. (The bike was too heavy for me to pick up in the thick sand with the luggage on). Took a few trips, after which I drank more than a liter of the water we had on us. She could not ride further, so we had to wild camp in the desert that night.
3L of water on a hot day is not enough if things go wrong. The desert does not ask questions, the desert kills.
(Didn't a Dakar rider recently die of dehydration?)


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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Full Throttle - Edenvale
« on: May 29, 2018, 07:11:23 am »
They are opening a new shop now.  :thumleft:
WTF? Do  you have to pray before you can pay for your purchase? Sunday morning special programs?

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Interesting Places / Poort Pourie Klaarstroom - no more?
« on: May 28, 2018, 08:01:45 pm »
If my memory serves me correctly, this place was in Klaarstroom. I passed there the other day, and the house had a sign stating that it was private, and the bikes and guys were gone.
If I'm right, I'm sorry to see they are gone, the place featured on a lot of ride reports.

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Full Throttle - Edenvale
« on: May 28, 2018, 03:58:13 pm »
The recent service there was shocking to say the least.
I am not surprised at all that they went down.

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