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Why would you take a 14 year old boy to Kubu on his own bike???
« on: September 06, 2016, 03:11:07 pm »
Without any backup nogal?

There are many valid and compelling reasons.

1. He obviously has no licence, and it is against the law.
2. Botswana drivers are some of the worst around.
3. Botswana roads are notoriously dangerous with stray donkeys, goats, and cattle everywhere.
4. Emergency services and hospitals are probably not the best.
5. Carrying his own luggage (full camping kit) and extra fuel increases the risk of a fall significantly.
6. Should anything happen to him, I would be solely to blame, and rightly so.
 

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Re: Why would you take a 14 year old boy to Kubu on his own bike???
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2016, 03:16:57 pm »
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Re: Why would you take a 14 year old boy to Kubu on his own bike???
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2016, 03:19:29 pm »
I did it anyway.
 

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Re: Why would you take a 14 year old boy to Kubu on his own bike???
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2016, 03:19:45 pm »
Dis 'n RIDE REPORT... so seker al klaar gedoen  :thumleft:

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Re: Why would you take a 14 year old boy to Kubu on his own bike???
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2016, 03:21:27 pm »
Ignoring the licence issue for one minute:

I think it has nothing to do with age, but with skill & experience. How are points 2 to 6 any different for an adult?
He could have been riding bad dirt roads with stray animals and traffic for the last five years or so, in which case he'd be fine. If he's only ever ridden to school and back and mucked around at the Rhino Park or whatever then maybe not.

But yeah...the licence would be a deal-breaker for me.
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Re: Why would you take a 14 year old boy to Kubu on his own bike???
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2016, 03:25:17 pm »
Getting the bikes prepped. 690, 990, 640 and an XL500s.



We put the bikes on the trailer to get through border without much hassle. Stockpoort is always a breeze.

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Re: Why would you take a 14 year old boy to Kubu on his own bike???
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2016, 03:36:41 pm »
We barely made the 18h00 cut-off at the border, and stayed the night with a friend in Botswana's Tuli Block.
Had a lekker braai and a few cold ones.

All packed and ready to go when we spotted a leak on the 990's auxiliary tank. Stripped it down, plastic welded it with a soldering iron and cable ties, and off we went.

Until the 640's clutch let go 300 m further. Luckily I remebered reading somewhere that baby oil is a suitable substitute for mineral oil, and the farm manager has a baby!
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Re: Why would you take a 14 year old boy to Kubu on his own bike???
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2016, 03:59:33 pm »
Subscribed.........
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Re: Why would you take a 14 year old boy to Kubu on his own bike???
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2016, 04:05:57 pm »
Pics aren't working for me - am I the only one?
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Re: Why would you take a 14 year old boy to Kubu on his own bike???
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2016, 04:07:51 pm »
No Pictures
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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2016, 04:11:53 pm »
Pics work for me.
 

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Re: Why would you take a 14 year old boy to Kubu on his own bike???
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2016, 04:16:48 pm »
Can't see the pics.
 

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Re: Why would you take a 14 year old boy to Kubu on his own bike???
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2016, 04:17:39 pm »
pics not working for me either.
 

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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2016, 04:26:16 pm »
.....no pics  :peepwall:
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Re: Why would you take a 14 year old boy to Kubu on his own bike???
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2016, 04:29:32 pm »
pics the same as the 640, broken :deal: :lol8:

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Re: Why would you take a 14 year old boy to Kubu on his own bike???
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2016, 04:32:15 pm »
Die TV se buis is geblaas ............. niks beeld nie ............ :(
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« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2016, 04:38:29 pm »
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« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2016, 05:33:49 pm »
sub and no pics for me either ...  ???
 

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Re: Why would you take a 14 year old boy to Kubu on his own bike???
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2016, 05:53:25 pm »
Will try something else with the pics.  ???
 

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Re: Why would you take a 14 year old boy to Kubu on his own bike???
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2016, 06:47:34 pm »
Hierdie een wil ek ook klaar kyk, maar ook niks prentjies nie......
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