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« on: August 16, 2015, 04:32:06 pm »
For the better part of 10 months, my HP2 was locked away in a dark workshop while incompetent people pretended to fix it. It was a difficult time that is now hopefully something of the past....
A month ago, after too many threats (and threads  ;D ;D), the HP was taken to Zambezi Auto where she was restored to her former glory.

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2015, 04:37:05 pm »
After what seemed like a lifetime, I got the call on Friday to confirm that she was indeed running and ready for our reunion! I drove the 320km between Nelspruit and Pretoria and arrived at Dwerg's place in time for a few cold ones. Next morning we loaded Dwerg's 690 on the trailer to take it in for a service (or maybe just an expensive wash?) on the way to Zambezi Auto.



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Re: Firing up a old romance
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2015, 04:37:59 pm »
Wonder waar is daai rooi lap vandag? :peepwall: >:D
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2015, 04:39:32 pm »
Wonder waar is daai rooi lap vandag? :peepwall: >:D

In hulle holle opgedruk as ek iets daarmee te make gehad het..... >:D
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2015, 04:45:31 pm »
By Zambeizi is die papierwerk  :deal: afgehandel en dit was die HP2 se beurt om op die trailer te klim.

Ek en Dwerg omhels mekaar soos dogtertjies in die parkeerterrein toe dit deursyfer dat die HP uiteindelik oppad huistoe is.


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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2015, 04:51:39 pm »
Well done on hanging in there to get your pride and joy back to it belongs.

Enjoy the special satisfaction I'm sure it will bring you

 

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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2015, 04:52:51 pm »
Wonder waar is daai rooi lap vandag? :peepwall: >:D

In hulle holle opgedruk as ek iets daarmee te make gehad het..... >:D
Seker darem met n terpenteintjie ook op for good measure ;)
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2015, 05:14:03 pm »
We met up with Gevarlik and PietSkiet at Rafters for a late brękkie and then it was time for the long drive back to the Lowveld.

Luckily I had something to look at in the rearview mirror...... :ricky:

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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2015, 05:17:23 pm »
Well done on hanging in there to get your pride and joy back to it belongs.

Enjoy the special satisfaction I'm sure it will bring you



Thanks for the kind words BLK!

Wonder waar is daai rooi lap vandag? :peepwall: >:D

In hulle holle opgedruk as ek iets daarmee te make gehad het..... >:D
Seker darem met n terpenteintjie ook op for good measure ;)

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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2015, 05:25:18 pm »
I arrived in Nelspruit just after 4 and spent the next 45 minutes offloading, parking the trailer and pretending to not have an uncontrollable urge to take the HP2 for a spin.... ;D




My wife had an eventful weekend as well and was telling me about it at length. I was staring at the Grey and Blue beauty and not listening to a word she was saying.
Eventually my wife said I should just go for a ride as I was clearly not interested in anything else.... :lol8:
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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2015, 05:31:34 pm »
The beauty about living in Nelspruit is that we have a huge playground right on our doorstep. I was able to do a quick ride via Mataffin and then Hermansburg arriving back home just before dark.
I was taking it easy as pistons, head, valves and  crank were replaced but it was still clear that she is a BEAST! >:D




Took the family out for dinner before fiddling around on the HP2 in the garage till late.....


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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2015, 05:40:14 pm »
Bly vir jou sy's uiteindelik terug!

Wens jou duisende probleemvrye kilometers toe!😄


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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2015, 05:41:57 pm »
Bly vir jou sy's uiteindelik terug!

Wens jou duisende probleemvrye kilometers toe!😄


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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2015, 06:06:00 pm »
Early Sunday morning I push this monster out the garage, fire her up and just know that everybody in the neighbourhood was just awakened by that growl from the gutted Akropovic.... >:D

Familiar gravel roads via Schagen and Alkmaar on my way to Hendriksdal. Falling in love with her all over again! :love4: :love4: :love4:
















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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2015, 06:15:22 pm »
Ai dit lyk lekker. Mag jy duisende probleemvrye km's met haar ry.

Moet seker voel soos on van nuuts at te begin date 😍
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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2015, 06:15:42 pm »
On to Sabie and a breakfast at Woodsman. Combination of some nice open gravel highways and rough, twisty plantation roads.











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« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2015, 06:17:50 pm »
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Is wat daai motor nou soek om goed in te loop en baie daarvan. :deal:
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« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2015, 06:25:10 pm »
Standing tall between all the posers at Woodsman.... :pot: :peepwall:

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« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2015, 06:29:52 pm »
Time to get home and spend some time with my kids........ but not before getting properly lost in the plantations and testing the HP2's fuel range.. :peepwall:
















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« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2015, 06:42:49 pm »
Arrived home feeling madly in love with this wild beast - AGAIN!




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