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Re: BUNGYCOOL's Visit - A Thumper Trip and RR with a Difference
« Reply #100 on: December 08, 2012, 06:13:56 pm »
Your Z is going places  ;D

First real tour and it sounds like its really been taken for a ride  :thumleft: I have three days to get back... can't wait.
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Re: BUNGYCOOL's Visit - A Thumper Trip and RR with a Difference
« Reply #101 on: December 08, 2012, 07:33:43 pm »
Jim arrived safely at our home......

Fantastic... but oh boy.... he smells a bit rich - so we sent him off to the shower sharpish!!!

Food ready..... so will update more later!

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Re: BUNGYCOOL's Visit - A Thumper Trip and RR with a Difference
« Reply #102 on: December 08, 2012, 07:36:45 pm »
Man its is good to see that bike  :ricky:

... and Jim of course back safe  :3some: have a good party  :thumleft:
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Re: BUNGYCOOL's Visit - A Thumper Trip and RR with a Difference
« Reply #103 on: December 08, 2012, 07:43:34 pm »
Nice, I was just wondering whether I should go look for him and ride wingman  ;D
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Re: BUNGYCOOL's Visit - A Thumper Trip and RR with a Difference - He's Safe Home
« Reply #104 on: December 08, 2012, 08:25:37 pm »
It looks like the sumpguard is falling off, better check that  ;)
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Re: BUNGYCOOL's Visit - A Thumper Trip and RR with a Difference - He's Safe Home
« Reply #105 on: December 08, 2012, 09:14:19 pm »
It looks like the sumpguard is falling off, better check that  ;)

See the front indicator came loose again as well. Its OK, I've got a mechanic on call  :biggrin: He'll sort it out before I have to ride it next week... O Peter !
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Re: BUNGYCOOL's Visit - A Thumper Trip and RR with a Difference - He's Safe Home
« Reply #106 on: December 08, 2012, 09:16:34 pm »
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Re: BUNGYCOOL's Visit - A Thumper Trip and RR with a Difference - He's Safe Home
« Reply #107 on: December 08, 2012, 09:25:50 pm »
Geez, this is like a horror story.    :dousing:   :biggrin:
Glad and nice to see the bike and rider is safe and almost in one peace.   :patch:
Now for his RR.   :sip:


































and then the return trip.................... :peepwall:

« Last Edit: December 08, 2012, 09:26:37 pm by Vis Arend »
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Re: BUNGYCOOL's Visit - A Thumper Trip and RR with a Difference - He's Safe Home
« Reply #108 on: December 08, 2012, 10:58:31 pm »
Well sump guard fixed already. Food eaten beers drunk. Friends and family reunited. My last leg is hopping on a plane tomorrow night to Scotland. Then I'll upload photos and tales of plains, knife making muzzleloading locals and giant lizards and tortoises. And so much more. It is well it must be the end!
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Re: BUNGYCOOL's Visit - A Thumper Trip and RR with a Difference - He's Safe Home
« Reply #109 on: December 08, 2012, 11:16:27 pm »
What sump guard issues?

« Last Edit: December 08, 2012, 11:16:56 pm by Kamanya »
I wonder where that road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. Appologies to Mr Frost

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Re: BUNGYCOOL's Visit - A Thumper Trip and RR with a Difference - He's Safe Home
« Reply #110 on: December 09, 2012, 06:21:09 am »
Well done to the old thumper and bungycool, glad you are all safe.   :thumleft:  Can't wait for your story.   :sip:
Safe trip to Scotland.   
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Re: BUNGYCOOL's Visit - A Thumper Trip and RR with a Difference - He's Safe Home
« Reply #111 on: December 09, 2012, 06:39:55 am »
Well sump guard fixed already. Food eaten beers drunk. Friends and family reunited. My last leg is hopping on a plane tomorrow night to Scotland. Then I'll upload photos and tales of plains, knife making muzzleloading locals and giant lizards and tortoises. And so much more. It is well it must be the end!

Well done looking forward to the RR!
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Re: BUNGYCOOL's Visit - A Thumper Trip and RR with a Difference - He's Safe Home
« Reply #112 on: December 09, 2012, 07:43:01 am »
Hey man......... what a lekker evening.  (Kamanya & I finished cooking the meat.... just as we placed it on the table - Jim arrived at the door ..... timing!!)

Obviously Jim was starving........... with Kamanya not doing too badly and a moerse Milktart disappeared in a flash   :biggrin:

I'd forgotten to post a few pics of our visitors prior to Bungycool arriving.........  Monkeyboy & MissM made an early turn hoping to meet the man........ sadly he was still some distance from Cape Town at that stage!

Had to laugh at Monkeyboy..........  he mentioned how amazed he was that I was more interested in taking pics of the "Dominator"  than of the GS800 standing outside...... I explained it was all about the "houding and attitude" of the old bike......... STUNNING!!

Cheers for making us laugh MissM...........  hope you had a good evening!   :thumleft:
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Re: BUNGYCOOL's Visit - A Thumper Trip and RR with a Difference - He's Safe Home
« Reply #113 on: December 09, 2012, 08:02:35 am »
What sump guard issues?


Ek watch julle  :patch:
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Re: BUNGYCOOL's Visit - A Thumper Trip and RR with a Difference - He's Safe Home
« Reply #114 on: December 09, 2012, 08:45:41 am »
Got this PM from Goose. Thought I want to share it (edited just a little, hope he does not mind) now Jim can't hide anything from us in the RR. We want to hear it ALL.  And don't worry to much over the bike. just McGyver it so I can get home. This is what they were made for and built to take it. Like Jan Staaldraad said... no bike drops like an XT and still carries on.

Well the old XT made it..... and it seems that there's newfound respect by both Bungycool and Kamanya for this old lady.

Standing in the garage with the XT550's = they were stunned to learn that the bikes are around 30 years old.......... quite a feat for the old girls 

A few small issues with the bike - but nothing major. I sorted the bash plate with 2 pop-rivets while Kamanya fiddled with the Indicator. I will see if I can sort that properly - ....

Jim's "mishap"  obviously left a few small scars......

The right-hand Tooltube broke, so that needs to be replaced. The brake pedal is pointing in a weird direction, so a bit of straightening required.
The rear tyre needs to be replaced and he was also concerned about the front tyre........ however Kamanya semed to think it was still ok and could do some distance.

Seems there's an oil-leak as well..... his boots were covered in oil, and the boots are buggered - seems the right boot "burst" open on the foot area.....


Sien uit daarna om jou weer hier te sien ou maat............  laat weet - dan was ek die fiets vir jou...... hy't BAIE houding nou..... maar as hy mooi skoon is kan mens sien waar daar issues is...

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Re: BUNGYCOOL's Visit - A Thumper Trip and RR with a Difference - He's Safe Home
« Reply #115 on: December 09, 2012, 08:47:26 am »
Had to laugh at Monkeyboy..........  he mentioned how amazed he was that I was more interested in taking pics of the "Dominator"  than of the GS800 standing outside...... I explained it was all about the "houding and attitude" of the old bike......... STUNNING!!

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Re: BUNGYCOOL's Visit - A Thumper Trip and RR with a Difference - He's Safe Home
« Reply #116 on: December 09, 2012, 08:48:58 am »
Pragtig.  Well done to everybody. :laughing4:

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Re: BUNGYCOOL's Visit - A Thumper Trip and RR with a Difference - He's Safe Home
« Reply #117 on: December 09, 2012, 02:23:31 pm »
Bwahahahahaaa that's the smiley he's rocking.

Sad not to have had a chance to meet Jim, but definitely had an awesome night.

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« Reply #118 on: December 09, 2012, 07:55:29 pm »
Nice one Jup  :thumleft:
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Re: BUNGYCOOL's Visit - A Thumper Trip and RR with a Difference - He's Safe Home
« Reply #119 on: December 11, 2012, 12:58:14 pm »
 :thumleft: Must be a BIG story if we waiting this long for it  :peepwall:
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