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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #80 on: October 22, 2013, 01:21:57 pm »
Great video Thomas!

Takes balls to do that on your own IMO!

What did you do about carrying water?
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #81 on: October 22, 2013, 02:05:58 pm »
It's Martin, Alan, but no worries it's been a long time   ;D

I carry always excessive amount of water as I'm paranoid about dehydration - it almost done me few years back by the Lake Turkana in Kenya. So this time I had 3 litre cameback, and about 6-7 litres on one of those Touratcg water bags that take no space once empty.

And I was alone because my mate with whom I have started the trip - one of the guys in the beginning of part 1 - fell off Tenere at about 100kmh few km before Epupa Falls two days before and him and Tenere were out of commission for VZP. That said, I do not find riding solo that intimidating - even though inner Kaokoland is pushing it a bit.

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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #82 on: October 22, 2013, 05:11:05 pm »
It's Martin, Alan, but no worries it's been a long time   ;D



Apologies Martin, I'm really crap with names.  Sorry.

But still thanks for the info.  I'm also paranoid about water, especially in that part of the world.

When I was up there with all my mates following in 4x4's I tried to get them to understand what the consequences could be if I couldn't find them or eieth party got lost (I only carried 3 litres), and was usually a hundred k's or so ahead of them at any point - but they never really took the issue too seriously.   I suppose because it was ultimately my issue, not theirs.
 

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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #83 on: October 27, 2013, 01:48:41 am »
Last part of the Van Zyl's pass crossing - Marienfluss valley

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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #87 on: November 04, 2013, 08:08:40 pm »
Well I must admit I was never a fan, just more over the top than the 610 which I think was a step in the wrong direction. I have read alot of articles on the 630 now and even the looks have started to grow on me, as a second Husky to the 610 I reckon I would like one just because they are so damn scarce in SA. Think Xpat mentioned only 4 being sold locally, would be a nice addition to the man cave  :biggrin:
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #88 on: November 04, 2013, 08:44:44 pm »
Well I must admit I was never a fan, just more over the top than the 610 which I think was a step in the wrong direction. I have read alot of articles on the 630 now and even the looks have started to grow on me, as a second Husky to the 610 I reckon I would like one just because they are so damn scarce in SA. Think Xpat mentioned only 4 being sold locally, would be a nice addition to the man cave  :biggrin:


WTF you saying here boet? The 610 was a step in the wrong direction or the 630? If 630 well yes in some respects.
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #89 on: November 04, 2013, 09:24:32 pm »
Well I must admit I was never a fan, just more over the top than the 610 which I think was a step in the wrong direction. I have read alot of articles on the 630 now and even the looks have started to grow on me, as a second Husky to the 610 I reckon I would like one just because they are so damn scarce in SA. Think Xpat mentioned only 4 being sold locally, would be a nice addition to the man cave  :biggrin:


WTF you saying here boet? The 610 was a step in the wrong direction or the 630? If 630 well yes in some respects.
630 heavier, less suspension travel etc. But certainly still a very good choice along side a 690 in the middle weight class.
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #90 on: November 05, 2013, 06:50:39 am »
You still have not explained your comment about "a step in the wrong direction"?
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #91 on: November 10, 2013, 02:22:55 pm »
Well I must admit I was never a fan, just more over the top than the 610 which I think was a step in the wrong direction. I have read alot of articles on the 630 now and even the looks have started to grow on me, as a second Husky to the 610 I reckon I would like one just because they are so damn scarce in SA. Think Xpat mentioned only 4 being sold locally, would be a nice addition to the man cave  :biggrin:


I seems you may still get the chance - it's just not going to be branded as Husky but Shineray (whatever that is in Chinese):

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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #92 on: November 10, 2013, 03:02:41 pm »
Well I must admit I was never a fan, just more over the top than the 610 which I think was a step in the wrong direction. I have read alot of articles on the 630 now and even the looks have started to grow on me, as a second Husky to the 610 I reckon I would like one just because they are so damn scarce in SA. Think Xpat mentioned only 4 being sold locally, would be a nice addition to the man cave  :biggrin:


I seems you may still get the chance - it's just not going to be branded as Husky but Shineray (whatever that is in Chinese):


Wow now that's interesting?

Do you think they bought the design or back engineered it?

At least SOMEONE is listening to what us DS bikers want - not necessarily whom we would want it to be - but still.
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Re: 630 in SA ?
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #94 on: November 10, 2013, 04:17:50 pm »
Thanks

Busy going through the thread, not sure why I never saw it before - its a long thread with tons of interesting snippets  :thumleft:

My take is that this probably means that Stefan Pierer are not going to build a new 610/630, so he sold of the design to the Chinese.  I saw they are supposedly building them in Italy for the European market only.

Makes you think?!!!!

At least they are not dead....but as much as I like the 610 - would I buy a Chinese version  :-\ :xxbah: ???
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #95 on: November 10, 2013, 04:46:00 pm »
"spoke to the shineray guy again at the eicma... they will sell for 30% less than the husky prices, and they'll focus on europe only for the near future."

Wow, if they ever came here that would translate to, what, R60K?  Good value if true, and if they genuinely used European sourced parts..

Lots of "ifs", but I'd put my money down "if" it were all true.


 

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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #96 on: November 10, 2013, 06:08:27 pm »
Interesting but I have mixed emotions, Italian stuff can do my head in sometimes but when they go there is nothing like it. I'm on the fence  :-\
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #97 on: November 10, 2013, 06:21:54 pm »
Well well, I never saw that coming, but I like it and hope it takes a shit load of sales away from KTM.
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #98 on: November 10, 2013, 06:25:08 pm »
Kark part is telling someone you ride a Shinerai  :P
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #99 on: November 10, 2013, 06:35:22 pm »
Just buy a set of original plastics and no-one will know.