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« on: February 01, 2006, 03:08:28 pm »
About a year ago we did a tour with 5 Russian riders in good old KZN. Here are some pics I dug up out of the archives.

Tour started badly, with one rider highsiding off the edge of a steep drop :shock:

Fortunately my quick thinking and superfast reactions, saved the day :twisted:

As in life there are often two ways to get things done. The easy way, as I so aptly demostrate here


and of course the hard way, where you get wet to the bone :?
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2006, 03:11:28 pm »
Looks like great fun, trust it went better than the bike tour some russians did as reported in this months BarkEssay.
One died in a head on with a bakkie.
Glad you managed to grab him like that and save the day!     :lol:
 

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2006, 03:12:02 pm »
:wink: cool pics!
 

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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2006, 03:13:26 pm »
stunning pic that of the wheelie in the river  :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:
 

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2006, 04:02:47 pm »
AOR

Kewl pics man...

Were those boots heavy?? :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2006, 04:09:00 pm »
Despite our wonderful varied terrain, some idiots on this tour, insisted on riding up and down staircases :evil:
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2006, 04:13:33 pm »
Well, one things for sho... you certainly know how to wheelie that small bike. Bugger! Another thing... wheelie the 1200 like that on the same river, and you will have me really gobsmacked  :wink:  :P  :P  :P  :P
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2006, 08:38:53 pm »
Ditto with that pic of the wheelie in the river...fantastic.

Unfortunately there are some idiots out there that do things
they shouldn't and can spoil it for the rest of us.  :tongue6:
 

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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2006, 11:20:13 pm »
Awesome! You okes certainly can ride! 8)

AO. I see you list a CRF450 as one of your bikes. We are taking one on the Desert Run.


Impressions? Advice, tips?

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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2006, 08:59:56 am »
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Unfortunately there are some idiots out there that do things
they shouldn't and can spoil it for the rest of us.  :tongue6:


Erm, cough, hhhhhmm [clears throat..]
The idiot was me :oops:

I was just trying to impress the SAPS border control at the Sani post :D
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2006, 09:28:52 am »
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Awesome! You okes certainly can ride! 8)

AO. I see you list a CRF450 as one of your bikes. We are taking one on the Desert Run.


Impressions? Advice, tips?

Thanks man.


You taking an X or an R to the desert?
If you are going to be doing long distances suggest you add one tooth to the front sprocket. Both are geared a little sort.

Suspension, unless you are 70kg and less you need to add major preload to the Xs rear shock.

I installed proper radiator guards on mine. The Honda perimeter frame makes them quite vulnerable (I have a spare set of these if you are interested)

Other than set up, these bikes are pretty bullet proof. Just make sure you run a clean air filter , watch your oil levels, run a good synthetic on the engine side (Remember these bikes have their clutch and piston/cam sections running in separate oil systems. Dont do like a friend of mine who drained the engine side and refilled the clutch side of his new CRF250R. 40km into our ride there was a very expensive POP)
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« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2006, 09:40:59 am »
Quote from: "AfricaOffroad"
Quote from: "JourneyMan"
Awesome! You okes certainly can ride! 8)

AO. I see you list a CRF450 as one of your bikes. We are taking one on the Desert Run.


Impressions? Advice, tips?

Thanks man.


You taking an X or an R to the desert?
If you are going to be doing long distances suggest you add one tooth to the front sprocket. Both are geared a little sort.

Suspension, unless you are 70kg and less you need to add major preload to the Xs rear shock.

I installed proper radiator guards on mine. The Honda perimeter frame makes them quite vulnerable (I have a spare set of these if you are interested)

Other than set up, these bikes are pretty bullet proof. Just make sure you run a clean air filter , watch your oil levels, run a good synthetic on the engine side (Remember these bikes have their clutch and piston/cam sections running in separate oil systems. Dont do like a friend of mine who drained the engine side and refilled the clutch side of his new CRF250R. 40km into our ride there was a very expensive POP)


Thanks AO.

Not sure if it's a X or R.  What's the difference? X = Full offroad and R = Road Legal? If so, it's an X.

Buddy of mine's bike and he got it in late 2004. I'll pass the info on to him.

What price on those guards?
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« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2006, 10:44:37 am »
The R is the motocross bike.
If he got it late 2004 it must be the R, as the X was only launched mid 2005
Suspension will be fine, in fact may want to soften it up a bit.
Definitely need to regear - 15T front and about a 46 - 48T rear

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« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2006, 10:57:55 am »
Thanks for that, AO. :wink:

I'll, pass the info on.
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« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2006, 08:05:23 pm »
Quote from: "AfricaOffroad"


Erm, cough, hhhhhmm [clears throat..]
The idiot was me :oops:

I was just trying to impress the SAPS border control at the Sani post :D



Oops!  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :lol:
 

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« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2006, 08:13:21 am »
Quote from: "mango"
Quote from: "AfricaOffroad"


Erm, cough, hhhhhmm [clears throat..]
The idiot was me :oops:

I was just trying to impress the SAPS border control at the Sani post :D



Oops!  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  :lol:


Not your fault. He left the door wide open fot that one! :wink:  :lol:
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