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Triumph Tigers and Twins / Re: Cape Town Dealership
« Last post by the_BOBNOB on Yesterday at 07:58:04 pm »
Is this after they merged with Thruxtin in Bellville?
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Honda CR / CRF / Africa Twin 1000 / Re: CRF250 Rally/DS
« Last post by Tom van Brits on Yesterday at 07:22:27 pm »
;D Thanks guys. Yet I'll continue to live life in the slow lane on a small bike. But, as you know from first-hand experience, we will be having the most fun.  ;)
How would you rate the Rally's performance on the Kaokoland trip ? It seemed to do it with ease ?

Would like to hear her experience.  For me, although not in Kaokoland (soon  :biggrin:), I can say the following. 
Coming from bigger bikes, 650 - 1200, riding difficult and technical sections, the 250 rally is a breeze and takes everything you thrown at her with ease.  So much less effort to negotiate difficult sections.  To me the 250 is a no brainier, yes I do miss the brute power of the bigger bikes and the speed on the open road, but that is a small compromise for the fun you get in the woods on the small 250 Rally.    I will not go back to the bigger and heavier bike, I will stick to the smaller scooters, it suites me just fine.   :deal:

Oom Vis I would also like to try one at some stage to test the theory. The biggest concern for me is as I am getting older and rely so much on my health to work and I want to limit my risk. That is why I think a little and light bike like the Rally which to me (sorrie Daan) is the lipstick version of the XR250L is a wise choice especially when you need to put a foot down to save it. Your wife owns the 250L right? and how do they compare....is the Rally realy R10K better? It is for one 10kg heavier?
Anyway, like said I am also toying with the idea to go lighter/smaller out of safety concern and I get the enjoyment factor.
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Probably because of all the bruised ego's,  :pot: I notice Honda decided to be PC and not call it a Scooter, but rather as the: 

Honda X-ADV Crossover Adventure Bike: This motorcycle creates a whole new and unconventional category.

So it was a Crossover Adventure Bike that kicked something as awesome as a 690/701's arse.  :eek7:

That sounds better.
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I have a 1974 Suzuki 750GT in boxes
3 Cylinder, water cooled, 2-stroke

For sale?

I will also be looking for a project soon........ :)

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I have a 1974 Suzuki 750GT in boxes
3 Cylinder, water cooled, 2-stroke

For sale?

I will also be looking for a project soon........ :)
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Pleasant surprise to see you back sir, and please do continue your RR!!
BTW, I am also off to Kansas soon (maybe end of next week I think) since my agriculture farmworker VISA has been approved.
Looking fw to see a part of your beautiful Country  :thumleft:

Thanks, TVB, surprised and grateful to be back with my online family. I've been humbled, I needed it.

I will be concluding this RR soon.

If I can remain in the good graces of the forum, I will be adding an RR of my recent 11,000 mile, 5-month odyssey on my KTM 1290R, where yet again, I began the trip on the Ready to Race monster, but she just couldn't make it all the way back to the Mitten  :imaposer:  I had to depend on a Chevrolet Camaro to haul my arse the 700 miles to home  :xxbah:  Oh well, that's what makes it an adventure I suppose.

Congrats on the job  :thumleft:  Out of curiosity, why Kansas of all states?

If you've time to do any traveling while here, and would like to tour the most beautiful state of all 50, I'm not biased :peepwall:, I have a bike for you to ride, free of charge, it's a KTM, so there's no guarantee you'll return on the same bike you left with  :pot:, but we'll figure out a plan to get ya back to Kansas, and wait, there's more, a free guide that has ridden to all the secret spots in da Mitten baby  :ricky:

 :spitcoffee:  :imaposer:  :imaposer: Nothing has changed, I love your healthy sense of humor!!  :laughing4:

My son is also farming there, started off in Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, now South Dakota and later North and then eventually Illinois Chicago.
He has some friends in Kansas at the farm where I am going, and happened to be around when they needed 3 more guys for the remainder of the season.
Unfortunately there will be no time for travel, the farming is basically a 24/7 contract and I plan depending on Visa to give Mr Zog and his Missus a quick visit after.
However; you did not spook me with the KTM  :lol8: , I am sure there are enough 'Comaro's around to depend on  :deal:  :imaposer:
I am sure my time will come to explore the States 'hope! ......as to the best or most beautiful State I have no idea since I have seen so much great footage. of the exceptions on the rule; I can be happy anywhere.
Have seen the most beautiful pictures of Colorado, even awesome scenes in Arizona...California and the never ending list goes on!!
So where would your favorite place be in the States?
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Triumph Tigers and Twins / Re: Cape Town Dealership
« Last post by moldie on Yesterday at 06:44:42 pm »
After taking month to replace a cracked headlight and some scratched panels, I found some brackets for attaching the headlight and beak were also snapped off.

That and of course not returning emails, not returning phone calls, being given the transfer merry go round every time you phone them. Only issuing quotes after being prompted multiple times to do so. Trying to get me to sign blank paperwork when collecting the bike. Not knowing where the bike is when collecting it. Having the bike be covered in oily spots when collecting it. Finding the front fork leaking oil after driving off. Not actually reading the order from insurance agent on what needs to be done. The list goes on....

Last time it took it to them for a service they tried doing a valve clearance check even though one had been done by them less than 10000km before. They didn't clear the service indicator light (which came on only 5000km since the last service, still waiting on Chris's reply why this might be). The fog lights also mysteriously stopped working after this service.

In ander woorde, ek kak eerder in my eie hand as om ooit weer na MHM te gaan.
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Ride Reports / Re: Ou Pos Roete 13/07
« Last post by Offshore on Yesterday at 06:35:32 pm »
 :thumleft: Thanks for sharing, beautiful Area, nice Pics.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Verkoop julle ADV bikes en koop n scooter.
« Last post by Fudge on Yesterday at 06:29:03 pm »
Probably because of all the bruised ego's,  :pot: I notice Honda decided to be PC and not call it a Scooter, but rather as the: 

Honda X-ADV Crossover Adventure Bike: This motorcycle creates a whole new and unconventional category.

So it was a Crossover Adventure Bike that kicked something as awesome as a 690/701's arse.  :eek7:

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Best value.
He always throws stuff in for free when you fetch the bike from a service.
Ask for the wilddog discount.
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