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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Reliable bike transporter
« Last post by Rothwinds on Today at 10:07:40 am »
A question that has probably been asked many times but I cannot find a link!!

I need to transport a bike from Cape Town area up to Nelspruit or preferably Komatipoort and need a contact for a reliable and trustworthy transporter.

I have read too many horror stories of transport going wrong.

Thanks

Rothwinds is a well-established, reliable and reputable motorcycle transport company.  Please contact us if we can assist you with your transport requirements.
www.rothwinds.co.za

Kind regards
The Rothwinds team

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I own a 2014 Ktm 1190r which I bought new in beginning 2015. On my first off road outing I got a big smiley but managed to make it to the destination with 0.9 bar left in the front. Had a heavy duty tube installed and have had several other smileys but no flats. The rims are the only big draw down I have with the 1190 as we do mainly dirt road riding with a little technical here and there. I have been were the 1090 has been and prefer the softer suspension. Last year I made the calculations to upgrade and at the time I think the 1290r was +- R220 000. My 1190 had 40000 kays on the clock and say that I would hopefully get maybeeeee R120 000. So that left me with a R100 000 difference and was that roughly the same price as a real off roader (plastic) brand new. I just could not justify making the move. I have a blast on my 1190tie. Can wheely it from pull away up to 4 gear without having to clutch it. If I feel that I want a bit more speed and power , I simply take a ride with my RC8R.....which is the original Dna for that 1190ties engine. :bootyshake: I love my 1190ties....both of them. :headbang:

P.S. If I did not have an adventure bike and I was looking to by into the KTM brand then I would buy the 1290r as I think it is an awesome bike.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Motorcycle phone mount se moer
« Last post by the_BOBNOB on Today at 09:58:42 am »
If you do anything rough/off road for lengths of time you may well find your cameras etc fucking out. Phones are not designed for this abuse. Fine for bicycles and tar. For anything else just get a bike GPS imho.

My thoughts exactly :thumleft:
I had an HTC HD2, was a great fone, until I mounted it. Even on tar, after a few months the camera focus mechanism came loose and rattled around inside.
Although the construction of fones has been made more rugged over the years, it still isnt built for that.
Having said that, my soon to be useless brick Huawei fone has been mounted for a long time with no issues.

Yip lost the camera on my Iphone7 because of riding off road with it mounted to the Valcano cheapy mount. Road my new phone can sit in mount, off road its in the pocket. got an old phone with Maps.me to mount offroad for nav.

I have a couple of old Android phones - so plan is to use one of them for navigation.

Would not be funny if your day2day phone falls out or gets damaged.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Motorcycle phone mount se moer
« Last post by Daffyd on Today at 09:41:28 am »
If you do anything rough/off road for lengths of time you may well find your cameras etc fucking out. Phones are not designed for this abuse. Fine for bicycles and tar. For anything else just get a bike GPS imho.

My thoughts exactly :thumleft:
I had an HTC HD2, was a great fone, until I mounted it. Even on tar, after a few months the camera focus mechanism came loose and rattled around inside.
Although the construction of fones has been made more rugged over the years, it still isnt built for that.
Having said that, my soon to be useless brick Huawei fone has been mounted for a long time with no issues.

Yip lost the camera on my Iphone7 because of riding off road with it mounted to the Valcano cheapy mount. Road my new phone can sit in mount, off road its in the pocket. got an old phone with Maps.me to mount offroad for nav.
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Wild Dog Pictures / Re: Drone fotos/videos
« Last post by ChristoffGS on Today at 09:40:32 am »
@Captain Zef, your compositions are spot on.  I always think I get it right, but when I have a look at my photos afterwards I am disappointed.

I assume there is some editing done on your photos afterwards?  What tools do you use?
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Last post by 2StrokeDan on Today at 09:37:29 am »
The 640 ADV was certainly streets ahead in the lightweight adventure bike world. Big tank, good suspension, light, attractive.

light?  at 160kg ?

You forgot "vibrates, underpowered and heavy"

The 2000 model 640 weighed dry 154kgs, and made 50HP.

Compare it to the XT's, KLR's, DR's etc around it at the time.

Kom nou Dave, konsentreer. O0
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Last post by BiG DoM on Today at 09:31:11 am »
My wifes MT07 gets 25km/l with her riding, my son gets about 18.

Wife clearly has smaller hands  :imaposer:
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KTM LC8 950/990 / Re: Magura left mirror mount needed
« Last post by Cracker on Today at 09:26:02 am »
Just did. You're right, you gotta sit down for this one ............ R611-00 or R468-00 for the 640 one ................  :'(

BUT, 20 euros from Germany, posted to Netherlands. Think I'll have to do that and fetch on my next visit.

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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Last post by peter stuyvesant on Today at 09:25:23 am »
My wifes MT07 gets 25km/l with her riding, my son gets about 18.
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General Bike Related Banter / Re: Yamaha T7 Concept
« Last post by LoopSoosStroop on Today at 09:22:00 am »
What kind of fuel consumption could one expect from this bike?
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