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JA JA JA!!!! Paint dried, glued in 2 ports(pratley) soldered connections, siliconed exposed wires. Silver paint looks good(leftover frm Grizz painting the whales taillight inner reflector)

It is the intelectual one. Was gonna bbq, but she decided to take me to Spur. just had half pawpaw for brekkie, thx Grizz! Saw the Pod Build piece, remember it from my last UK visit.

Might try to get some heavy breathing going after Spur, but she is too nice for me to really try. So u can all give your imaginations a rest!!!!!

Going to watch silicone and glue dry now, maybe spin on bike.

Check in on Sa when I return........
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I think radio comms is a great thing on a ride like this.

However, we need to hear Dozers opinion as well. I suspect he has one too.

Thanks again to Goose for being the brains on that level.

YES!!!! Comms is a must!!!! Talk about scenery for pics, chics, THE LAW, tech problems, potholes, all the other things like monkey butt, pitstops etc.

Hope Goose doesn't sue me for using his idea!!!!
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I think radio comms is a great thing on a ride like this.

However, we need to hear Dozers opinion as well. I suspect he has one too.

Thanks again to Goose for being the brains on that level.

YES!!!! Comms is a must!!!! Talk about scenery for pics, chics, THE LAW, tech problems, potholes, all the other things like monkey butt, pitstops etc.

Hope Goose doesn't sue me for using his idea!!!!


Definitely not my idea boet.......... but gla you found it useful - I think a lot of people have the wrong impression of Comms - some want silence and privacy - I found that "sharing" the ride does not mean constant nattering... but little bits of info being passed to each other or agreeing on a stop etc is definitely what makes the trip.
Comms between rider and pillion is also a huge must - hell this involves your pillion in the ride and although you enjoy sitting with the thrill of operating the bike......... remember your pillion sits in silence not knowing what's happening. Comms allows you to "share" the control and having an extra pair of eyes for safety is fantastic.

Glad you chaps had a good time!
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I asked my wife (who rides her own bike) is we should get comms. She said: "NO!"

Unbelievable! ???
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I asked my wife (who rides her own bike) is we should get comms. She said: "NO!"

Unbelievable! ???

Yes, but your wife is cute and probably finds hiding inside her crash hat a relief..... :pot:

I suspect that if she tried it on the sort of ride we did, it would prove itself invaluable.

Just finished removing Suzuki coil from the GS, taking it back to Mavericks Father in Law later.

I have done just under 6200km on this bike, the last 1600-ish alone and must say the comms and company on long distance makes a HUGE DIFFERENCE.

Off to Eugenes farm for the weekend, flying back to England on Sunday evening.
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Enjoy the last few days of Sunshine and Africa, great to have met you guy's and hope there will be another meeting in the future, all the best Bud and enjoy the farm, travel safe.  :thumleft:
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Enjoy the last few days of Sunshine and Africa, great to have met you guy's and hope there will be another meeting in the future, all the best Bud and enjoy the farm, travel safe.  :thumleft:

Thanks mate. Maybe in England?

Just took the Whale back to Mavericks FIL Neels.

Weird how after removing the Suzuki coil, I reconnected the faulty BMW one for the top plugs and it ran faultlessly.....  ???

Looking forward to seeing Eugene's farm near Napier for the weekend..... He caters for Quads and Offroad/DS riders there.
You can camp or sleep in the massive shed, pitch your tent indoors and stay dry.

Not sure how many WD's are interested, but PM me for more details or contact him at Mabille Engineering in Paarl.

Then Sunday night homeward.

I have enjoyed this trip but have to say, I do love my wife's company and looking for shit with my kids. And of course the cats as well.

Weather my be shit in the UK but it is where I lay my head.
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A good woman is hard to live without no matter how good a time a man has on his own (or because of the good time that we miss sharing with them).  :thumleft:
You will have many stories to share as you enjoy her and the kid's company, I am sure that Sunday evening cannot come soon enough for either of you.

God bless you and your family and who knows I may yet pop-in to say hi in "sunny" England, Des still wants to do a tour of Scotland and Ireland, when next I have saved enough to do the trip. (and not then go and spend the money on a new bike, as I am prone to doing  >:D)

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Jis Ou Maat,

Ek glo die tyd in SA was dit werd en dit was goed om saam te kuier. Geniet die naweek, kom veilig by die huis en dan sien ons weer uit na jou manewales, en natuurlik die RR.

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Dit was lekker om nog een van die (skaars) goeie ouens te ontmoet.

Voorspoed.

P.S. My vrou se dankie vir die kompliment. ;D
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Ja lekker om jou en Deon te kon ontmoet.  Nou het ek iemand om hallo te gaan se sonder om my passpoort te toon.... Brakpan Dunnottar...slfde ding.

Lekker kuier die naweek en gaan geniet vir mammie en die kinders en die katte doer ver..  ;)

Hoop jou werk is nou gesort as jy daar kom.  Cheers

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Re: Grizz & Dozer's Memorial SA ride. Day 23 - NAPIER FARM for weekend.
« Reply #391 on: April 26, 2013, 06:48:51 pm »
So paar kiekies wat Grizz my gestuur het. Oppad terug sandvlakte toe deur die driffie waar my bike gevrek het.
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Re: Grizz & Dozer's Memorial SA ride. Day 23 - NAPIER FARM for weekend.
« Reply #392 on: April 27, 2013, 11:02:49 am »
OOH!!! AAAHH!!! JUST THERE!!!!! AAAAGGHHH!!!! No You Dirty Old Men!!!! That was me when she got on my back and got hold of my 6000km Knots and Muscle Pains in my back!!!

Had Great munchies at Spur, home, shower, back-massage and then played with the dog(mini Daschund/Yorkie X) Coffee @ 6, chat, on the road home by 8.

Odds & ends at home now, then book+ afternoon snooze to build energy for tonites bbq.

Grizz, leave the unweaned sheep and calves alone!!! and enjoy the farm and rest of your SA!!!!

Book is calling!!???......
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Re: Grizz & Dozer's Memorial SA ride. Day 23 - NAPIER FARM for weekend.
« Reply #393 on: April 28, 2013, 01:53:50 pm »
Back from farm.

Cousin picking me up at 3pm for coffee and chat, then early drop off at airport by 7pm as I have one more meeting with Thinus to collect a 310 year old smoking pile he dived put off the Cape coast from a wreck years ago.
He feels Nicola should be the newcare taker of it as she likes pipes just a bit.

This will be my last entry till I get back to Mud Island where it seems to still be cold and chilly.

Thanks to all the people who made this ride worthwhile for Deon and myself.
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Re: Grizz & Dozer's Memorial SA ride. Last Day. Midnight flight back home.
« Reply #394 on: April 28, 2013, 02:40:15 pm »
Safe travels.
 

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Re: Grizz & Dozer's Memorial SA ride. Last Day. Midnight flight back home.
« Reply #395 on: April 28, 2013, 02:48:31 pm »
A pleasant flight in buss Class Rian  ;) and nice to have seen you in PE!
 

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Re: Grizz & Dozer's Memorial SA ride. Last Day. Midnight flight back home.
« Reply #396 on: April 28, 2013, 03:08:50 pm »
A pleasant flight in buss Class Rian  ;) and nice to have seen you in PE!

Thanks GT

Harry, after this trip, I suspect coach class will be very painfull.

Really looking forward to getting home to my wife and family, regardless of how good the trip was.
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Re: Grizz & Dozer's Memorial SA ride. Last Day. Midnight flight back home.
« Reply #397 on: April 28, 2013, 05:24:03 pm »
Rian ou maat - dit was darem so lekker om jou hier te sien. Veilige trippie huis toe en ek sien uit om jou vroeg in Junie weer te sien - hopelik kan ons tussen ons so 'n bietjie sonskyn terugvat.

Groetnis aan Nicola...........  :thumleft:
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Re: Grizz & Dozer's Memorial SA ride. Last Day. Midnight flight back home.
« Reply #398 on: April 28, 2013, 06:56:18 pm »
Lekker om jou te kon ontmoet Rian! Baie voorspoed!
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Re: Grizz & Dozer's Memorial SA ride. Last Day. Midnight flight back home.
« Reply #399 on: April 28, 2013, 09:23:18 pm »
Wellllllll................................. :biggrin:


Sitting in the Business Class lounge in CT International Airport.

Got some fruit and a Brandy and Coke.


Flight at 23.20 and hope to be home by 18.00 tomorrow if the roads play along.

Louis, as mentioned before, some amazing guys met on this trip.

I met H2O/Tinus at Greens in Plattekloof with my cousin Marius tonight.

Tinus brought me a 300+ year old pipehe felt should be curated by Nicola....... What a nice guy, and he has one of the most envy provoking jobs I ever heard of...... ask him when you see him  :biggrin:
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