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Offline Dorje

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How dual are DS'ers . . .
« on: October 25, 2006, 08:31:42 am »
:roll:  so this may be outa place here . . . but how dual can i be ?

My friend Koos invited me to a track day at Kyalami . . .

My bike has been at the bike shop for 18 days ! had the pipe opened up, and was waiting for a sprocket
which never arrived and had one machined.

Some anxieties here . . . how do i mix company with these R1's, Blades, GS1200's . . . (very carefully i found out!) . . . i will be slow, but HOW slow . . . i dont have medical insurance, but Koos says he will give me his first aid kit  :D

Sunday early . . . feed my 3 dogs . . . rouse my 3 children . . . pick up bike from shop at 7am . . . ride to track and register.

I need to stay focused and not be intimidated . . . ignore those tyre warmers . . . the portable fans . . . and the attention my 'grasshoper' attracts  :oops:

Koos arrives . . . doesnt give a damn . . . makes me feel better

First session . . .


make it through the first session . . .  bring back all my body parts . . . exhilarating  :)  :twisted:  :)

some 'interesting' moments . . . Koos checks my tyres . . . 'Not bad for first time out, but didnt even scrape your pegs, you can lean more !' :shock:

almost a pic . . . then camera broke  :cry:
 

Koos . . . "Remember why you are here, . . . to learn how to ride more safely' . . . and then he passes me on the outside of Sunset, pegs scraping, leaning at an impossible angle on his Triumph Tiger  :shock:

So 6 sessions later, a tank of fuel and no chicken strips  :wink:  and what have i learned . . .

- AMA-ZING  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  fun
- 20 times more confidence on my bike now . . .
- I am unresonably competitive  :twisted:
- Kids dont last the day at the track  :(
- Cameras dont work so well after a long off-road ride  :(
- i have a beeeutiful bike  :D
ildly adventurous ...
 

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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2006, 09:12:12 am »
sweet ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  8)
 

Offline Mark Hardy

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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2006, 10:33:52 am »
Are you riding a Husky 610 SM?
Thanks for the report, have been thinking of doing one myself.
 

Offline Dorje

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found some pics on web . . .
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2006, 10:42:35 am »
its a TE610 with motard wheels . . . put a 43 tooth rear sprocket on for the track, so now i am only 200kmph slower than the other bikes  :D

found these pics:






ildly adventurous ...
 

Offline X Banana Boy

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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2006, 03:07:28 pm »
very lekker thanks.  You have made some of these boys envious.
 

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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2006, 03:33:36 pm »
Quote from: "X Banana Boy"
very lekker thanks.  You have made some of these boys envious.


yep he has, nearly bought the 610 SM but got the 950 instead
 

Offline Leo

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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2006, 07:11:38 pm »
Hey Dorje

How much did those Sm wheels put you back ??

I wanna do the same with my XR600 - so far the cheapest quote for 17 inch wheels and tyres is R21K. Fcuk that  :roll:

Man this looks great. I also want too.............  :cry:
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2006, 11:36:55 pm »
Great work mate!

Good to see another track day nut on the forum :D  :D
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2006, 05:32:31 am »
Thats greate goes to show WE CAN DO EVERY THING  :D
is that a tear I se Gideon  :oops:  Sorry only sweat  :D


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How much did those Sm wheels put you back ??
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2006, 08:05:27 am »
Howzit Leo, paid R6,000 for the motard wheels plus tyres and tubes . . .
got a good deal through Norman at Smiths Motorcycles.
I only got the wheels and not the SM front disk, also i think the brake resevoir etc is also different.
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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2006, 05:28:38 am »
Go for it mate , all the time you can spend playing on 2 wheels is well spent .

The fact that you are out there doing it is 100 % more than all the wanna be talkers who never do it .

I support you , and actually envy you .

I just love dirt bike / racing bikes .

I was an old time Super Single racer , on an RM 250 in the mid '80s , that was so much fun !

It was actually what started  the current craze of Super Motard , except in those days we stuck to the tarmac , well that was the intention any way .

The odd dirt detours normally ended in tears !
Current bike - BMW R1100S   an old man's sport bike

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When in trouble hit the throttle ! !