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Offline Sparky

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Re: ♫ Slip Sliding Away ♫
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2012, 09:28:03 am »
A huge thanks to Rommel, Bubby and Operator. The ride turned out way better than expected.

Next time we use this to get to the farm ;D


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Re: ♫ Slip Sliding Away ♫
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2012, 09:53:41 am »
Now stonehenge is on my list of must see places.
Thanks for a the lekker RR guys  :thumleft:
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Re: ♫ Slip Sliding Away ♫
« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2012, 11:02:02 am »
 So much water  :o   :o, jeepers you guys had some extra fun that you don't get when the sun shines . Sure looks like fun  :biggrin: :biggrin:

Thanks for sharing .  :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: ♫ Slip Sliding Away ♫
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2012, 12:46:12 pm »
 :thumleft:  baie nice
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Re: ♫ Slip Sliding Away ♫
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2012, 07:54:13 am »
Dit gaan baie mooi lyk oor 'n paar dae daar. 

You surely had loads of fun.   :thumleft:
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Re: ♫ Slip Sliding Away ♫
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2012, 08:20:13 am »
Lekker Glen and Co........and good to see you are enjoying the new bike!!  :thumleft:
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Re: ♫ Slip Sliding Away ♫
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2012, 08:39:56 am »
" HOW BAD CAN IT BE " = " turn around and go in the opposite direction". Thanx to all the guys - Sparky, Bubby and Opperator for your adventurous spirit without which I would not have had this awesome ride. First time riding in propper mud, and  the A/T showed it's true capabilities. At 360 KG all up, she got through with only once getting bogged down and only one tumble ( if you can call it that ). Bubby should join a stunt team with his spectacular cartwheel which was actually quite hillarious.
As for the tyre blowout, the only one at fault here is me. When we did the repair in Ceres, we noticed that the inside of the tyre was delaminating on the sidewall. This, in my opinion, was caused because I rode the tyre, after it was allmost compleately deflated, for about  3 Km's to get to a comfortable place to effect the repair. We inserted a gator where the tyre was cut ( about 10 mm very thin cut ) but I decided not to put a gator over the delaminated area. My bad. Regardless of the tyre brand, it's not clever to continue riding with a broken tyre. Had a total failure just as we were through Mitchels Pass. Kak feeling getting an instant deflation. I believe that the progressive springs I had inserted not so long ago almost certainly prevented the bike from kettling. Just tapped off slowly and let the front end do it's thing. Thanks to Bubby for waiting at the roadside with me until Gusman showed up with a team of workers - his sons in law -  and the Viper Lounge trailer. Took us 3 hours to get from Tulbach to Durbanville - bloody bushpub.
So, when are we doing this again ? New tyre going on this morning - yes, I am sticking with the Mitas E 07, and hopefully Topbox has a new screen for me, or if anyone knows where I can get an extended screen for the A/T ( RD 07 ) please let me know.
Again , to my fellow Mudcateers, big up for great weekend.
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Re: ♫ Slip Sliding Away ♫
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2012, 08:48:27 am »
Lekker RR guy's, Karoo mud, does not get any better, NOT!
Bubby, KTM giving you smiles than the old scoot!!
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Re: ♫ Slip Sliding Away ♫
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2012, 09:03:30 am »
Thanks guys...................this was huge fun.  :thumleft:  :ricky:


Phone me for the next mud/water ride  ;)  ;D
 

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Re: ♫ Slip Sliding Away ♫
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2012, 09:43:21 am »
Nice one guys... :thumleft:
Rommel....get that bead breaker going my son! ;D
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Re: ♫ Slip Sliding Away ♫
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2012, 11:27:03 am »
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Re: ♫ Slip Sliding Away ♫
« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2012, 06:54:11 pm »
Lekker in die modder  :snorting: - bet the cleaning part was just as much fun  :pot:
 

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Re: ♫ Slip Sliding Away ♫
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2012, 07:42:16 pm »
Stonehenge did not look like much fun...

But the ride there and back, sure did.

Flippen 4 malletjies  8)  :thumleft:


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Re: ♫ Slip Sliding Away ♫
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2012, 10:10:52 pm »
Rommel picked up a slow leak that later burst the Mitas completely.

Pure German efficiency. A surgeon at work.

Did this tyre perhaps end up @ WOA (Tygervalley)??? I poped in there this afternoon on my way home (w.r.t. some tyre info) & Hando showed me a Mitas E07 tyre that fits that exact description??

Sure glad the Rommel mannaged to save the bike under that "Instant Deflation" episode..... :thumleft:
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Re: ♫ Slip Sliding Away ♫
« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2012, 10:09:16 am »
Yip, that's the one.
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Re: ♫ Slip Sliding Away ♫
« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2012, 10:15:08 am »
Yip, that's the one.

Wow,.... that tyre sure is wel & truly done!!! ;D >:D Once again Buddy, glad you mannaged to save things after that "instant deflation" :thumleft:
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Re: ♫ Slip Sliding Away ♫
« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2012, 11:08:48 am »
Glen, good to see you are using that 640 for its intended purpose!!

Looks like an interesting adventure with all that water and snot on the road.  We have had difficult times in the Karoo with less water around so you guys seemed to have done very well!

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Re: ♫ Slip Sliding Away ♫
« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2012, 05:50:50 pm »
Glen, good to see you are using that 640 for its intended purpose!!

Looks like an interesting adventure with all that water and snot on the road.  We have had difficult times in the Karoo with less water around so you guys seemed to have done very well!

You must see him on that bike.... a proper darksider >:D
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Re: ♫ Slip Sliding Away ♫
« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2012, 05:58:43 pm »
Glen, good to see you are using that 640 for its intended purpose!!

Looks like an interesting adventure with all that water and snot on the road.  We have had difficult times in the Karoo with less water around so you guys seemed to have done very well!

You must see him on that bike.... a proper darksider >:D

For me it is just like that 640 and Glen is a perfect fit/match.  Think it was a good buy for him.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: ♫ Slip Sliding Away ♫
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2012, 08:10:23 pm »
Glen, good to see you are using that 640 for its intended purpose!!

Looks like an interesting adventure with all that water and snot on the road.  We have had difficult times in the Karoo with less water around so you guys seemed to have done very well!

Riding the mud was great fun. Took a few tumbles too but that's the way to learn. Great company as well. Thanks Riaan, am very happy with the bike...glad you convinced me to take it. It has that oomph that the 650 lacked. Your RR was monumental in comparison.
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