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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2015, 02:47:02 pm »
Does anyone know why he has a hole the size of a licence disc in his screen??... ???
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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2015, 02:56:59 pm »
Does anyone know why he has a hole the size of a licence disc in his screen??... ???
I have been thinking of that one at length and as yet have no answer................................airflow?
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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2015, 03:03:34 pm »
Ek het so iets gedink, maar dit maak nie sin nie...miskien het hy een van daai tappet revcounters in die gat gehad...hahahaha
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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2015, 03:13:41 pm »
Does anyone know why he has a hole the size of a licence disc in his screen??... ???

My guess is to mount a go pro behind the screen.
 

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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2015, 03:46:19 pm »
On channel 179 on Monday nights.
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Last night he got shot at in Northern Kenya. Back brake caliper and backwheel spokes shot fubar. Got a lift to Nairobi to have it fixed.

Should be some reruns in this week.

Ek het om begin record. Sien die decoder het opgevang op die re-runs. Gaan hom die naweek kyk.
 

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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2015, 03:48:45 pm »
We are so starved of programs about biking or motorcycles, so I watch them all. The Worlds Greatest, Tough Rides, African MCD, The Bike Show etc.

There will always be some aspects of the shows I enjoy, and some I don't, but I mostly enjoy them all and they beat watching Grey's Anatomy with my wife.

The only ones I find myself really avoiding are those dubbed German things where they are talking about the new GS800, and it's a 2010 model.

I am sure this guys problem is the same as everyone else trying to make a half decent program for broadcast on TV, and that's funding. It is always about money as soon as you try to get it on a TV station, and those that do contribute, want their pound of flesh, probably the reason for the Yamaha branding. But that doesn't bother me at all, bikes are bikes at the end of the day.

The hole in the screen I think has something to do with reducing turbulence.

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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2015, 04:34:51 pm »
Does anyone know why he has a hole the size of a licence disc in his screen??... ???

My guess is to mount a go pro behind the screen.
Good option :deal:

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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2015, 06:45:11 pm »
I also thought the hole is for buffeting on the helmet
 

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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2015, 09:33:00 pm »
The last one I saw was very rushed. Malawi, Moz, RSA, Nam. and into Angola all in half an hour!

That's some riding!  :eek7:
Yes he did and still claims he is all alone. :peepwall:
Also he did not do a good job of editing, I mean the biggest Boabab forest in Keetmanshoop?!!! :eek7:
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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2015, 07:00:23 am »
Is youtube there to film the show too?

I don't have dstv... link anyone?
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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2015, 07:02:48 am »
I tried to watch, but could not gel with the guy, I think he has missed the point.
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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2015, 07:08:19 am »
Is youtube there to film the show too?

I don't have dstv... link anyone?
http://bfy.tw/2svC
 

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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #32 on: November 20, 2015, 07:42:02 am »
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« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2015, 09:24:03 am »
he did say that Ewan and everyone else has done that side of africa (down the east side) so he wanted to do the west coast and get to it asap. so maybe the series will get more on point from here as it is a largely unknown route with many risks.

Plenty of people have done the West Coast. The last guy I spoke to was from Poland and he came some two years ago. The most popular routes through Africa have changed a number of times over the last three decades always depending on the current political situation.
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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2015, 10:24:00 am »
that hole in the screen, is taped closed later on. 

maybe it was for air flow - but did not work.
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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2015, 10:35:46 am »
he did say that Ewan and everyone else has done that side of africa (down the east side) so he wanted to do the west coast and get to it asap. so maybe the series will get more on point from here as it is a largely unknown route with many risks.

Plenty of people have done the West Coast. The last guy I spoke to was from Poland and he came some two years ago. The most popular routes through Africa have changed a number of times over the last three decades always depending on the current political situation.
yeah i meant there hasn't been many documentaries around that area i don't think, i know people have done it. just not documented it.
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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2015, 07:11:51 pm »
The dude seems to kletter neer an awful lot. To the point where he abandoned his panniers...so much for hard luggage.
Maybe the hole was cut after they shot through the screen, probably somewhat of an issue riding around with a bullet hole in your screen...
I also find it hard to gel with the program, but watch it nonetheless.
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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2015, 09:24:16 am »
Is youtube there to film the show too?

I don't have dstv... link anyone?
http://bfy.tw/2svC


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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2015, 09:49:28 am »
Is youtube there to film the show too?

I don't have dstv... link anyone?
http://bfy.tw/2svC


Only trailers on youtube, thanks for nothing titanic  :lol8:

Hahaha, I did not make any promises I simply googled it for you. I was also hoping for it being on Youtube.

Oh, and Youtube does not do the filming. They only share video content if someone uploads it.
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Re: African Motorcycle Diaries.
« Reply #39 on: November 23, 2015, 10:25:43 am »
hehehehe thanks for clearing that up.

I liked the trailers and interviews so hopefully someone will leak the episodes soon, waiting game.
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