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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2014, 07:09:05 pm »
Hier in die Transvaal was al daai kanonne al gesteel vir scrap metal!  Julle is gelukkig.

I was told that they indeed caught a guy busy cutting a short section of barrel off on of those big guns. :eek7:

                                                                                                                                                                     
 

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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2014, 09:48:44 pm »
http://www.houtbayheritage.org.za/page17.html

A bit more about those magnificent cannons,and the missing bits.
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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2014, 08:23:08 am »
Great day out altogether. It would have been nice to see just one of these things in action. With practice rounds, of course. Thanks to Katana for the impromptu head-to-head 1200 test.
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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2014, 09:07:22 am »
Why Harley's ride the way they do....

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/s33LeUIKyfg?hl=en_US&amp;amp;version=3&amp;amp;rel=0&quot;" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/s33LeUIKyfg?hl=en_US&amp;amp;version=3&amp;amp;rel=0&quot;</a>

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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #44 on: March 19, 2014, 09:12:06 am »
Harley wankers, should have run them over.
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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #45 on: March 19, 2014, 04:34:27 pm »
These Harley riders are often overseas groups, and I would guess the reason why they are so frantic about sticking together is because they are strangers in a foreign land.

Meeting guys like you okes can only be a bad experience for them.

I met a group of "Travel Gravel" XT's on the Macassar coast road after the gun run on Sunday, also riding like poepol tortoises, but I exercised patience, bacause I could see that they were either very new riders, or very foreign to our roads.
 

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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #46 on: March 19, 2014, 06:19:24 pm »
Julle het dit seker maar soos ek ook opgesoek - Ek like dit gee 'n goeie idee van die dissapearing gun.

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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #47 on: March 19, 2014, 07:19:58 pm »
These Harley riders are often overseas groups, and I would guess the reason why they are so frantic about sticking together is because they are strangers in a foreign land.

Meeting guys like you okes can only be a bad experience for them.

I met a group of "Travel Gravel" XT's on the Macassar coast road after the gun run on Sunday, also riding like poepol tortoises, but I exercised patience, bacause I could see that they were either very new riders, or very foreign to our roads.

Who are you?And what have you done with 2StrokeDan?
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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #48 on: March 19, 2014, 10:08:10 pm »
These Harley riders are often overseas groups, and I would guess the reason why they are so frantic about sticking together is because they are strangers in a foreign land.

Meeting guys like you okes can only be a bad experience for them.

I met a group of "Travel Gravel" XT's on the Macassar coast road after the gun run on Sunday, also riding like poepol tortoises, but I exercised patience, bacause I could see that they were either very new riders, or very foreign to our roads.

Who are you?And what have you done with 2StrokeDan?

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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #49 on: March 23, 2014, 04:49:25 pm »
Julle het dit seker maar soos ek ook opgesoek - Ek like dit gee 'n goeie idee van die dissapearing gun.

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Thanks for the link WB , I enjoyed watching the guys load that canon.  :biggrin: The disappearing cannon was also my favourite of the day . :thumleft:
 

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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #50 on: March 23, 2014, 04:53:18 pm »
These Harley riders are often overseas groups, and I would guess the reason why they are so frantic about sticking together is because they are strangers in a foreign land.

Meeting guys like you okes can only be a bad experience for them.

I met a group of "Travel Gravel" XT's on the Macassar coast road after the gun run on Sunday, also riding like poepol tortoises, but I exercised patience, bacause I could see that they were either very new riders, or very foreign to our roads.

Who are you?And what have you done with 2StrokeDan?
:imaposer: but actually 2StrokeDan is one of the most courteous riders I know . He is always looking out for stragglers and strugglers in the group , and is very considered of car drivers also. ..... anyway before I end up sounding like a 2sDan groupie, let me post my pics  .  :biggrin:
 

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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #51 on: March 23, 2014, 04:58:15 pm »
Thanks again , that was a super day , and I bought a card reader so could download my pics.

Dewald le Roux from the Heritage Society telling us about the cannons , how they work and the history of us. It was a highlight for us.
 

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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #52 on: March 23, 2014, 05:02:13 pm »
I felt like a little girl in a toy shop. So much to see and learn. Great idea Andy  :3some: we must do this some more .

The couples are Miss M and Cowboy-for-the-day Monkeyboy  :biggrin: and Lem and his wife .
 

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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #53 on: March 23, 2014, 05:06:14 pm »
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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #54 on: March 23, 2014, 05:08:44 pm »
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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #55 on: March 23, 2014, 05:13:19 pm »
From underneath. 2Sdan and Rooies and Superten . It looked like a space shuttle to me. And saw some Brokeback mountain action too from Grrrr.... and Monkeyboy.  :imaposer:
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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #56 on: March 23, 2014, 05:17:02 pm »
Kevin? ,Piston Pete , Gavin from Yamaha ,and Superten , amongst others , all of us pretty fascinated by the revolving canon. Last one is Fuzzy Muzzy on his phone.

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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #57 on: March 23, 2014, 05:24:48 pm »
The Disappearing Canon , was the high amongst all the highlights.
 

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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #58 on: March 23, 2014, 05:31:17 pm »
Going downstairs. Dewald explained to us that the gunners had to take off all their clothes and wear cotton whites and wooden shoes to make them less "electric".

Some enactments by the Heritage Group and their charter. I found it interesting that they are not concerned with the politics of war , but for the life and uniforms of the soldiers, and their weapons and vehicles, regardless of whom they fought for .
 

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Re: Ride with Yamaha to the big guns
« Reply #59 on: March 23, 2014, 05:38:16 pm »
Andy660 at the entrance .Inside where the big bullets are kept . The blue ones is for testing , the green ones for real , something like that . :biggrin:

Last one is Superten beckoning us to join up.  ;D
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