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Offline Damaraland

Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #640 on: October 09, 2017, 08:42:51 am »
Okangwati - VZP - Orupembe - Purros the week before last.  Did it on fully loaded KTM 990 / 1090 / 1190, tough going in places on the big bikes but fantastic fun.









« Last Edit: October 09, 2017, 09:07:22 am by Damaraland »
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Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #641 on: October 09, 2017, 09:01:43 am »
Okangwati - VZP - Orupembe - Purros the week before last.  Did it on fully loaded KTM 990 / 1090 / 1190, hard work on the big bikes but fantastic fun.











Cant see your pictures. Where is the ride report? :ricky:
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Offline Damaraland

Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #642 on: October 09, 2017, 09:10:56 am »
Okangwati - VZP - Orupembe - Purros the week before last.  Did it on fully loaded KTM 990 / 1090 / 1190, hard work on the big bikes but fantastic fun.











Cant see your pictures. Where is the ride report? :ricky:
Still figuring out Google Photos :dousing:  Changed some stuff so should work now.

There's a glut of Kaokoland reports at the moment, so don't think I'll be writing one.  Also, we didn't have the complex human & group dynamics of the Quest guys, nor the mechanical and medical dramas of the God's country report - just 3 guys riding their bikes, dodging ellies and drinking warm beer :ricky:

That said - busy putting together a lekker video - we took a small drone with so hopefully some good footage.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2017, 09:16:33 am by Damaraland »
RR - Angola (https://goo.gl/BzFy7Y) / Video RR - Kaokoland (https://youtu.be/-c-Zespa2No)
Video RR - Messum & Ugab (https://goo.gl/Uhd1vb)  / Video RR - Southern Namibia (http://goo.gl/WpRdRE)
Video RR - Ugab (http://goo.gl/dr57i9) / Video RR - Omaruru River (http://goo.gl/RCTajv)
 

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Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #643 on: October 09, 2017, 09:15:10 am »
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Damaraland hoe loop daai 1090?
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Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #644 on: October 09, 2017, 09:16:10 am »
Now I can see the pictures!! Stunning area.
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Offline Damaraland

Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #645 on: October 09, 2017, 09:20:36 am »
1090 /

Damaraland hoe loop daai 1090?

Heel OK, basies dieselfde bike as die 1190 as jy my vra.  Die traction control het die manne partykeer uitgevang (hulle het vergeet om dit af te sit), veral op die klipperige gedeeltes waar jy moet klim.

My 990 het niks TC of ABS nie so darem nie daardie probleme gehad nie.

In die sand is al die groot bikes maar omtrent dieselfde dink ek.  Haak 2de, maak oop en hou vas :ricky:
« Last Edit: October 09, 2017, 09:22:43 am by Damaraland »
RR - Angola (https://goo.gl/BzFy7Y) / Video RR - Kaokoland (https://youtu.be/-c-Zespa2No)
Video RR - Messum & Ugab (https://goo.gl/Uhd1vb)  / Video RR - Southern Namibia (http://goo.gl/WpRdRE)
Video RR - Ugab (http://goo.gl/dr57i9) / Video RR - Omaruru River (http://goo.gl/RCTajv)
 

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Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #646 on: October 09, 2017, 09:22:43 am »
1090 /

Damaraland hoe loop daai 1090?

Heel OK, basies dieselfde bike as die 1190 as jy my vra.  Die traction control het die manne partykeer uitgevang (hulle het vergeet om dit af te sit), veral op die klipperige gedeeltes waar jy moet klim.

My 990 het niks TC of ABS nie so darem nie daardie probleme gehad nie.

In die sand is al die groot bikes maar omtrent dieselfde dink ek.
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Offline Xpat

Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #647 on: October 09, 2017, 09:25:51 am »
Okangwati - VZP - Orupembe - Purros the week before last.  Did it on fully loaded KTM 990 / 1090 / 1190, tough going in places on the big bikes but fantastic fun.

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Good job riding the heavies on those tracks!  :thumleft:

Offline Damaraland

Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #648 on: October 09, 2017, 09:35:05 am »
Okangwati - VZP - Orupembe - Purros the week before last.  Did it on fully loaded KTM 990 / 1090 / 1190, tough going in places on the big bikes but fantastic fun.

...

Good job riding the heavies on those tracks!  :thumleft:

Thanks. 

To be honest it takes away a bit of the experience.  With the luggage as well as extra fuel (17L) and water (8L) the bikes becomes a bit of a pig in the rivers.  I was a bit tense other side of Puros canyon because we saw elephants and it would've been difficult to do a quick turn and escape.  Also saw big cat prints there, which didn't help.

There were times where I just wanted to enjoy my surroundings but the sand requires 100% mental and physical effort.  Will go back on 690 or 701 to experience it fully.

For now the 990 is what I have, that is why I took it there.  I do a lot of sand riding so it was OK, but otherwise I would recommend taking a smaller bike.
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Video RR - Messum & Ugab (https://goo.gl/Uhd1vb)  / Video RR - Southern Namibia (http://goo.gl/WpRdRE)
Video RR - Ugab (http://goo.gl/dr57i9) / Video RR - Omaruru River (http://goo.gl/RCTajv)
 

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Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #649 on: October 21, 2017, 05:13:47 pm »
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Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #650 on: October 21, 2017, 05:14:49 pm »
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Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #651 on: October 21, 2017, 05:15:50 pm »
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Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #652 on: October 21, 2017, 05:16:37 pm »
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Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #653 on: October 21, 2017, 05:17:43 pm »
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Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #654 on: October 21, 2017, 05:18:41 pm »
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Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #655 on: October 21, 2017, 05:19:54 pm »
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Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #656 on: October 21, 2017, 05:20:31 pm »
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Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #657 on: October 21, 2017, 05:21:23 pm »
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Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #658 on: October 21, 2017, 05:22:26 pm »
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Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #659 on: October 21, 2017, 05:28:20 pm »
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