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Ride Reports / Re: Honda Quest True Adventure 2018
« Last post by Hollywood on Today at 01:40:56 pm »
:3some: Ja ek mis al die outjies en vroutjies wat saam op die "trip of a lifetime" was.....gelukkig sien van ons darem weer mekaar binnekort op @SpecializedAdventures se Kaokoveld trip in Mei 2019..... Dit gaan verseker n ongelooflikke BIKERY en K@kpraat belewenis wees.....ek gaan inelkgeval vir my n paar "partytricks" inpak om my ou maatjie @Hollywood op sy tone te hou   :pot: :imaposer:

Kan nie wag nie!!!!
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Ride Reports / Re: Honda Quest True Adventure 2018
« Last post by Hollywood on Today at 01:39:49 pm »
Early morning penny-drop


On the last morning of Quest2018 the group sat down and had a quick chat about our experience of this once in a lifetime adventure. We all had learned various truths about ourselves, our fellow contestants and the world around us, and surely affirmed or disproved our life perceptions in one way or another.

@Hardy de Kock was also standing in the circle and made a remark that hit home hard…for me at least. “That bike is just a bike. It’s the adventure rider that makes the difference.” I came to yet another profound realization after hearing this. Yes, you might think that it goes without saying, but re-affirming it, re-applying that mindset, and re-living the implications of such an insight, just moved me a little deeper than one would expect on the surface.

No matter what your bike looks like, can do, or how old it is… you’re still the driving force. You are still the initial energy and mentality that determines your fate. It’s a decision you must take, every day, to be in control of your journey and destination. It runs deeper than you think. Decide to be optimistic, to not have a victim-mentality, to realize that all property is not the ends, but the means to be used as part of all the other tools in your “life toolbox”. Its about living, not seeming to be alive. Honesty. Character. Humanity.


To the finish line!


The last few hours of riding toward the finish at Kaleo Guest Farm were done in rather sedate, introspective fashion. Each one of us was using the helmet-time to reflect and ponder the future. We were not the same people going back home. We changed. For the better, I hoped. Would we see each other again after this Quest?
 
The biggest question that all of us started this journey with, was now the least important. Will I win the bike? Honestly, after the first day of Quest, when @Rickus and I decided that we ARE going to win, we didn’t speak about it again. It was just an unspoken certainty that we had... until we sat down for the media presentation and announcement. I turned to @Rickus , and for the second time during Quest2018 we spoke about winning... or not winning.

In a short hushed private moment, sitting among our fellow competitors, we both realized that it’s not what our Quest is all about. There and then, in that smaal moment, we made peace with the decision that HondaSA and the expedition team would make, whatever it may be. Our Quest turned out to be about more than a bike. We already have bikes. Quest rekindled and affirmed other things. Friendship, self fullfilment, our basic values.


And the winning team is……


@Rickus  and I quickly scanned the room. According to us, 3 teams were in the running, and we were spot-on in our assessment of the winners.

Tenacity, Humanity and an unrelenting sense of adventure sums up the winning team in the best way possible. Claude and Mojaki are deserved winners and a wonderfull addition to HondaSA’s family! Well done gentlemen…  brothers.


Back to reality


Leaving the pomp and ceremony, and already missing my teammate, I fell into a deep sleep in the taxi en-route to Cape Town International. I'm not sure if it was the emotional and physical exhaustion, or just the release of all that energy and anticipation throughout the day. In a way, it served as and end, a full stop, to our live changing adventure. From here on in, it would be back to reality.

It wasn’t easy. Post Quest Blues hit frequently, and without mercy.

My wife dropped a comment the other day. She said that she could see a change in me after the Quest and a couple of close friends also said they think I’m a little less hardegat. Who knows…

All I know is that I experienced a True Adventure, with true friends. Some of us have seen each other since, and that bond is still strong and clear. we wil ride together i n the future. No doubt about it.

I’m looking forward to enjoying the wonderful prize that team 7 won as the Spirit of the Quest award. In May 2019, @Rickus  and I are going to partake in another bucket-list adventure with Hardy and the Specialised Adventures team. Were heading to Damaraland and Kaokoland! Magic! Come and join us!

Thanx to Honda SA, Specialised Adventures and all the Quest 2018 particapants. You gave me the opportunity to grow, discover, share and live adventure. No words will ever be enough.

... for team Greybeard .... @Hollywood  ... over and out.

(sien jou oor 'n paar maande in Koaoland, @Rickus !!!)
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Suzuki DR 600 cdi unit
« Last post by JacoM on Today at 01:39:24 pm »
Grabouw Suzuki helped me out many years ago.
The have a supplier that can open and repair
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Electric bikes here we come!
« Last post by Ortos on Today at 01:01:58 pm »
the HD is R400k+ and the Zero DS bike R240k-R270k in the US  :eek: :eek: :eek:

SO X1.5 pricing here.

I'll burn a few dinosaurs while they sort their shit out

Jip - I'm sorry but I was extremely keen to get a Zero to commute etc. but with those prices I might as well commute on a Ducati and have enough spare cash to keep it running for years and years to come.
the day i have to ride a electric bike i will give up biking (what a load of shit)

Amen!

+1 High speed vacuum cleaner
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Last post by cocky on Today at 12:54:15 pm »
I rode one not too long ago. Fantastic bike. Only thing is I don't know if my legs will last all day riding on it if I had the privilege of owning one.

Maybe if you have a proper touring bike and then this....maybe
Dis nou die idea, how my 990 en Koop so iets vir die stad en speel.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Suzuki DR 600 cdi unit
« Last post by Vintage_Mania on Today at 12:49:11 pm »
Call Wayne at Wicket Rides - he will build you a new unit.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Suzuki DR 600 cdi unit
« Last post by Offroadrider on Today at 12:34:57 pm »
What is the bike doing that it needs another CDI?
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I rode one not too long ago. Fantastic bike. Only thing is I don't know if my legs will last all day riding on it if I had the privilege of owning one.

Maybe if you have a proper touring bike and then this....maybe
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Suzuki DR 600 cdi unit
« Last post by Ortos on Today at 12:27:05 pm »
Have you tried Startline?

Get most of my AT`s bits & pieces from them, go online download their catalog
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: BMW R9T Scrambler - good idea or not..??
« Last post by cocky on Today at 12:23:18 pm »
What do they cost?


They were on special a while ago for around R150k

I also like the look of these. The Thruxton is still number one on my cards but there are others that are creeping unto my list. @cocky sal in sy broek kak.
I like it, but must have some nice rest mods, in standard trim it just another BMW. The added benefit is you get muffins while you wait for the bike to be serviced.
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