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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #100 on: January 25, 2013, 02:21:17 pm »
RIP
This is truely sad news, but as it was said before by his family, he die doing what he loves.
The concern about the speed on gravel is something I don't understand, we are all guilty of "gooing mielies" I certainly do, however it is done with due care and always kitted, ATGATT is a given.
The truth will filter through, for now we need to understand his families pain and feel for the loss.

Dis juis nie wat hulle sę nie.  Hulle sę sy familie was sy eerste liefde.  :deal:
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #101 on: January 25, 2013, 02:26:40 pm »

RIP Kevin Ash.  A tragic loss to his family, friends and colleagues.

It is always bad to hear this type of news, but anythig can happen to anyone at any time, a motorcycle is just a bit more dangerous than walking down the stairs or taking a shower, but people have died doing that too! 

Personally I have never ridden faster than 120kms on a gravel road, and even then I scare myself and slow down again... gravel is just too unpredictable to want to go so fast!

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #102 on: January 25, 2013, 02:28:24 pm »
RIP
This is truely sad news, but as it was said before by his family, he die doing what he loves.
The concern about the speed on gravel is something I don't understand, we are all guilty of "gooing mielies" I certainly do, however it is done with due care and always kitted, ATGATT is a given.
The truth will filter through, for now we need to understand his families pain and feel for the loss.

Dis juis nie wat hulle sę nie.  Hulle sę sy familie was sy eerste liefde.  :deal:
Dit was volgens BBC radio, shoot me!
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #103 on: January 25, 2013, 02:48:42 pm »
Gaan staan langs 2SD voor die firing squad.
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #104 on: January 25, 2013, 04:10:48 pm »
Hulle se hulle vreet skille

Glo sy dogter het hierdie opmerking gemaak! Snaaks as dit jou brood en botter is/was, weet nie!
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #105 on: January 25, 2013, 04:36:58 pm »
RIP
This is truely sad news, but as it was said before by his family, he die doing what he loves.
The concern about the speed on gravel is something I don't understand, we are all guilty of "gooing mielies" I certainly do, however it is done with due care and always kitted, ATGATT is a given.
The truth will filter through, for now we need to understand his families pain and feel for the loss.

Dis juis nie wat hulle sę nie.  Hulle sę sy familie was sy eerste liefde.  :deal:

a post on Kevins website by his daughter

 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #106 on: January 25, 2013, 04:48:13 pm »
From the various articles written by Kevin he came across as, un-biased, well informed and a different sense of humor.
It's not about 160km/hr on the road/gravel, it's about a wife and 3 girls who have lost a loved one, absolutely tragic and painful.
Ride that golden highway in the sky Kevin.
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #107 on: January 25, 2013, 05:18:31 pm »
Check my reply#61. No firing squad for me thank you very much.
What I notice in this thread is how the majority seems to be OK with the excess speed on a public dirt road. BUT let a superbike rider do the same on a public road, and he is toast.
One sure thing, those that say it can happen to anyone is very wrong. 2SD on his XT can never crash at 160kmph. :thumleft:
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #108 on: January 25, 2013, 05:27:23 pm »
Slangvelle on die bikes.  At 2.5 bar + traction becomes very problematic on gravel.  I don't know what happened, but it is easy to make mistakes at speed.

RIP Kevin. Sad indeed.
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #109 on: January 25, 2013, 05:38:51 pm »
bikes are dangerous. simple as that. RIP boet.
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #110 on: January 25, 2013, 05:43:08 pm »
Dit is baie tragies, RIP
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #111 on: January 25, 2013, 07:36:16 pm »
Tragic indeed. From all reports a highly respected and skilled motorcyclist and journo, with a generous and adventurous spirit.
RIP and strength to those he left behind.
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #112 on: January 25, 2013, 08:14:06 pm »
As 160 te vinnig is op 'n grondpad, dan is daar baie ouens op die forum wat met die swart kar se starter speel...


One of the Wilddog forum members, who was involved with the launch was driving directly behind Ken when the accident happend.


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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #113 on: January 25, 2013, 08:27:46 pm »
Really sad, just hope there will be full INDEPENDENT investigation done into possible metallurgical or mechanical failure.
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #114 on: January 25, 2013, 09:01:39 pm »
Really sad, just hope there will be full INDEPENDENT investigation done into possible metallurgical or mechanical failure.

Hmmmm KAK suggestion bro.

 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #115 on: January 25, 2013, 09:04:46 pm »
Really sad, just hope there will be full INDEPENDENT investigation done into possible metallurgical or mechanical failure.
Hmmmm KAK suggestion bro.

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #116 on: January 25, 2013, 09:06:31 pm »
Agreed!
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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #117 on: January 25, 2013, 09:55:50 pm »
Common pratice in major accidents where lives are lost.
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #118 on: January 25, 2013, 11:09:51 pm »
But not with BMW, here we cover up the crap. Not saying it was the bike's fault, but if it was it would not be the first. Maybe Gin and Teutonic?
 

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Re: UK Journo killed on watercooled GS Launch
« Reply #119 on: January 25, 2013, 11:31:41 pm »
Slangvelle on die bikes.  At 2.5 bar + traction becomes very problematic on gravel.  I don't know what happened, but it is easy to make mistakes at speed.

RIP Kevin. Sad indeed.

RIP Kevin.

This pic of the bikes shows that the tyres were not even Anakees as previously summised. These bikes look like they have road tyres on. So I guess 160 on the dirt withj them would not be a great idea.

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