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Re: ouch GS650 rider down in Namibia
« Reply #60 on: December 30, 2012, 05:50:59 pm »
Bad luck can happen to even the very best riders.
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Re: ouch GS650 rider down in Namibia
« Reply #61 on: December 30, 2012, 05:52:16 pm »
Thanks for the info MTB'er hope CTD recovers well and gets back in the saddle.
 

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Re: ouch GS650 rider down in Namibia
« Reply #62 on: December 30, 2012, 05:53:48 pm »
Mountainbiker, I certainly hope your wife recovers well, all the best.

Ignore the bullsh!t comments about the 650.
It's about the ride, the journey and the pleasure one can experience doing an activity you enjoy. Who cares what you ride, as long as you are riding. :thumleft:

I know folk that rode cheap Chinese scooters to Tanzania from jhb, not ideal bikes, but that is what they had and they had a great time.

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Re: ouch GS650 rider down in Namibia
« Reply #63 on: December 30, 2012, 05:59:37 pm »
My wife fell off her 650 twin today, after hitting a sandy patch. She says she'll ride the wildness out of it, just like she did with me. :biggrin:
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Re: ouch GS650 rider down in Namibia
« Reply #64 on: December 30, 2012, 11:34:13 pm »
??? ???Thanks for those pearls of wisdom BS. My previous bike prior to the 990, was a GS 1200 on which Imanaged about 40k km';s prior to buying my 990 in mid Aug last year. I've managed about 40k km's on that to date - I don't commute. My wife replaced her prev single cylinder 650GS with this one, but hasn't ridden that much in the last year, but being fairly capable off road -  she chose this bike specifically because she is vertically challenged and didn't want a single as a dual purpose bike(she used hers for an amount of commuting). The twin 650 GS has the same /similar set up to the 1200 GS/Adv, V-Strom, 1200 Tenere etc innthat they all share 19"front and 17"rear wheels. They aren't as focused as the KTM's or other single cylinder, 21"front wheel bikes out there, but they are good dual sport bikes. She also comes from a mountain biking back ground and isn't an idiot. She packed her gear responsibly with heavy items low down ???, with very little excess, other than spare water for the long stretches in the arid areas we passed through.

In short, she got caught out by a bad peice of sand road and paid the price. I certainly wouldn't recommend that everyone on this forum that doesn't have a semi motorcross/enduro bike sell their pride and joy for the express purpose of surviving a relatively short bad sand area, out of a trip of aproximately 500km's - life would become boring if we all rode KTM's.

I think after this tirade I will revert to reading and non posting, as is my normal practice. Seems that there is always someone with nothing to say, who's going to say it anyway.


I wouldn't be too bothered about BS's BS comment....  ::) :thumleft:

Please let us know how your wife is doing and what happened to the bike?

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Ignore the 19-inch bullshit. I've done many kms in Nam with bikes with 19-inch wheels.

Glad your Hollander is okay. :thumleft:
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Re: ouch GS650 rider down in Namibia
« Reply #65 on: December 30, 2012, 11:45:20 pm »
??? ???Thanks for those pearls of wisdom BS. My previous bike prior to the 990, was a GS 1200 on which Imanaged about 40k km';s prior to buying my 990 in mid Aug last year. I've managed about 40k km's on that to date - I don't commute. My wife replaced her prev single cylinder 650GS with this one, but hasn't ridden that much in the last year, but being fairly capable off road -  she chose this bike specifically because she is vertically challenged and didn't want a single as a dual purpose bike(she used hers for an amount of commuting). The twin 650 GS has the same /similar set up to the 1200 GS/Adv, V-Strom, 1200 Tenere etc innthat they all share 19"front and 17"rear wheels. They aren't as focused as the KTM's or other single cylinder, 21"front wheel bikes out there, but they are good dual sport bikes. She also comes from a mountain biking back ground and isn't an idiot. She packed her gear responsibly with heavy items low down ???, with very little excess, other than spare water for the long stretches in the arid areas we passed through.

In short, she got caught out by a bad peice of sand road and paid the price. I certainly wouldn't recommend that everyone on this forum that doesn't have a semi motorcross/enduro bike sell their pride and joy for the express purpose of surviving a relatively short bad sand area, out of a trip of aproximately 500km's - life would become boring if we all rode KTM's.

I think after this tirade I will revert to reading and non posting, as is my normal practice. Seems that there is always someone with nothing to say, who's going to say it anyway.


I wouldn't be too bothered about BS's BS comment....  ::) :thumleft:

Please let us know how your wife is doing and what happened to the bike?

+1

Ignore the 19-inch bullshit. I've done many kms in Nam with bikes with 19-inch wheels.

Glad your Hollander is okay. :thumleft:
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Re: ouch GS650 rider down in Namibia
« Reply #66 on: December 31, 2012, 08:05:31 am »
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Re: ouch GS650 rider down in Namibia
« Reply #67 on: December 31, 2012, 11:16:50 am »
I'm glad to hear your wife is ok.   :thumleft:

Must have been quite a shock to your system.

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Re: ouch GS650 rider down in Namibia
« Reply #68 on: December 31, 2012, 12:45:10 pm »
Hi Mountainbiker, hoe gaan dit met Brigitta? Sterkte daar vir julle. Kon julle toe die bike al gaan kry?

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Re: ouch GS650 rider down in Namibia
« Reply #69 on: December 31, 2012, 01:00:08 pm »
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Re: ouch GS650 rider down in Namibia
« Reply #70 on: December 31, 2012, 01:02:22 pm »
all the the best to Brigitta, I've had one damaged rib...don't want to know what ten broken ribs feels like. You are blessed to have a 'riding' partner. Some years back I bought a Dakar for my, since separated wife. I sent it to the BMW dealer in Pretoria centre for a thorough check before buying. A big bill and all was okay!! She then had a spill on some corrugations behind Haenertsburg/Magoebaskloof. I immediately checked the rear shock.....it was completetly pap!! Had it reconditioned and since then was good in all conditions.
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Re: ouch GS650 rider down in Namibia
« Reply #71 on: December 31, 2012, 02:13:26 pm »
I think after this tirade I will revert to reading and non posting, as is my normal practice. Seems that there is always someone with nothing to say, who's going to say it anyway.

Please guys this guy has endured enough............he was letting us know what had happened to his wife!

Have the respect to not debate on circumstances which we have no knowledge of.

Keep with the subject, and please let us know how Crash Test Dummy is doing.

Moderators pleasekeep this in line.....
 

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Re: ouch GS650 rider down in Namibia
« Reply #72 on: December 31, 2012, 03:14:26 pm »
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Re: ouch GS650 rider down in Namibia
« Reply #73 on: December 31, 2012, 04:51:28 pm »
I think after this tirade I will revert to reading and non posting, as is my normal practice. Seems that there is always someone with nothing to say, who's going to say it anyway.

Please guys this guy has endured enough............he was letting us know what had happened to his wife!

Have the respect to not debate on circumstances which we have no knowledge of.

Keep with the subject, and please let us know how Crash Test Dummy is doing.

Moderators pleasekeep this in line.....
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Re: ouch GS650 rider down in Namibia
« Reply #74 on: December 31, 2012, 04:58:24 pm »
I think after this tirade I will revert to reading and non posting, as is my normal practice. Seems that there is always someone with nothing to say, who's going to say it anyway.

Please guys this guy has endured enough............he was letting us know what had happened to his wife!

Have the respect to not debate on circumstances which we have no knowledge of.

Keep with the subject, and please let us know how Crash Test Dummy is doing.

Moderators pleasekeep this in line.....
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Re: ouch GS650 rider down in Namibia
« Reply #75 on: December 31, 2012, 05:11:54 pm »
Ek haal my hoed af vir jou, Brigitta.  Hoop jy herstel spoedig en is sommer gou weer op die been en die bike. 
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Re: ouch GS650 rider down in Namibia
« Reply #76 on: December 31, 2012, 05:12:31 pm »
I resent my comments being dissed as bullshit , but the fact of the matter is that the GS650 is a road bike , with a limited capacity to go on good dirt roads. I have done a couple of hundred kms on one and I will be very hesitant to attempt a sand road on one. I had no intention to start another anti BM thread (I also have a BMW) , but only hope that I can prevent another lady rider from seriously hurting herself. I seriously am impressed by guys with the balls to take the big BM's into really rough stuff, they really are harder to ride than the big KTM's and other smaller bikes (KLR , XR , DR , etc.)

I in no way want to take away from the fact that I am relieved that CTD seems to be okay , and the stress her hubby must have felt , so lets try and prevent others having the same bad luck.

ps. even the Dakar has limited the capacity of the bikes because the bigger bikes were to dangerous and to many riders were dying.
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Re: ouch GS650 rider down in Namibia
« Reply #77 on: December 31, 2012, 05:49:33 pm »
I resent my comments being dissed as bullshit

Well sir, if you post bullshit you have to be prepared for it to be called exactly that.
And calling bullshit for what it is, is hardly 'dissing' it.

Fuck me, both my daughter and I should have been dead by your 19" standards by now, (she rides a 17" front where guys like you who "can ride" will not dare go with a 4x4), yet we are still OK, fancy that.

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Re: ouch GS650 rider down in Namibia
« Reply #78 on: December 31, 2012, 05:50:35 pm »
Boet you are digging a big hole for yourself so just leave it. Nobody wants to hear your advice( We all Have/Had a bad Day) the Lady had an off & came unstuck(No Offense) Which can happen to any of us irrespective of what Bike/Bicycle/Tricycle/Cage you are riding in, S&$t happens!!!! Ask any forum member, so thanks for the Heads Up. Been there Done That Have the T-Shirt. If you want I can relate to my Battle scars if you are interested, will it stop me riding my bike or listen to anybodies advice. Answer NO!! If its my time so be it! Have a lovely 2013 you & family   :thumleft:
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Re: ouch GS650 rider down in Namibia
« Reply #79 on: December 31, 2012, 05:52:11 pm »
I resent my comments being dissed as bullshit

Well sir, if you post bullshit you have to be prepared for it to be called exactly that.
And calling bullshit for what it is, is hardly 'dissing' it.

Fuck me, both my daughter and I should have been dead by your 19" standards by now, (she rides a 17" front where guys like you who "can ride" will not dare go with a 4x4), yet we are still OK, fancy that.

As kak praat kolletjies gehad het...



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