Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: Where has your bike taken you today?  (Read 239196 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline DaveT

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 790 Adventure R
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 1,571
  • Thanked: 51 times
  • This is my personal text
Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #3300 on: November 08, 2020, 09:17:30 am »
Backroads
 
The following users thanked this post: Jakkals.

Online MildlyWild

Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #3301 on: November 08, 2020, 12:30:43 pm »
Loading the bikes this afternoon and heading to the beautiful mountains and valleys on the Swazi border





That is just too much prettiness for one photo :biggrin:
As a man thinketh, so he becomes...
 

Offline BuRP

Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #3302 on: November 08, 2020, 06:23:06 pm »
Our bunch - 9 bikes, me new2most - met at 7h00 at the Caltex station on the Molotto road - early to beat the heat.
We didn't manage the latter, so quite a few refreshment-stops were impromptu-ed along the way through De Wildt and on.
We even brought some takeaway beers into the Tswaing Crater - a beautiful spot, I'd not been there yet.
We had lunch - whitebread&chilliepilchards, lekkerrrr.... - at 'Menlyn', always a good stopover.
On out way back close to Pretoria some chaps veered off, and the remaining motley (and filthy) crew parked theirselves at Die Eiland for some beers and a burger roundabout 16h00 to end the day.
The pace was a bit haastig all day long, something I had not expected but appreciated - too hot to dawdle anyway.
Thanks dudes, will see some of you at the Mountain Madalas!  :thumleft:
Sparta MC50, 46 other 50cc's, Garelli Tiger Cross, Jawa 250, Kreidler RS (plated), Kawasaki S1 250/3, S2 350/3, H1 500/3, H2 750/3, Suzuki GT380/3 - 10 year gap - KDX200, BMW 1150GS Adventure, Honda CBR600RR, Honda XR650R 2007 & 2003, Honda CRF230, Yamaha BWS100, BMW F800GS Adventure, Husqvarna 701 Enduro 2018, KTM 790 Adv R 2019, KTM 2020 XC-W TPI 300 Six Days, KTM 2014 500 EXC-W Six Days, KTM 790 Adv R Rally 2020, KTM 890 Adv R Rally 2021
 

Offline GravelFox

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 717
  • Thanked: 93 times
Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #3303 on: November 08, 2020, 06:47:38 pm »
Klein Karoo
Baie mooi foto Dave...waar in die KK het jy rondgery?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
GravelFox
ex, MT50, XT250, XT550, KLR600, Africa Twin, XRE500, GS1200, DRZ400, CRF250L,
Now: XTZ660, 1200 GSA LC
 
The following users thanked this post: DaveT

Offline AntVan

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 1,298
  • Thanked: 1 times
  • I am the Zipslayer! Hear me zzzzzzzzp!
Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #3304 on: November 08, 2020, 09:59:29 pm »
You know what? My trip today was nothing epic. But, it was the first "fun" ride I've had in months. We just sold the smallholding, renting a small house while the purchase goes through, and for the first time in 5 years, I had a Sunday to my family. So I rode to the stables, but I took the long way round, through the Swavelpoort and off to just before Rayton. Then we decided to go for brunch and I did the gravel as much as I could.

My bike to me to my happy place. 
I don't always drop my bike, but when I do, I prefer to drop her in front of a crowd
 

Offline Hollywood

  • Pack Dog
  • **
  • Bike: Honda CRF-1100L Africa Twin
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 160
  • Thanked: 37 times
Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #3305 on: November 09, 2020, 05:53:09 am »
Die naweek baie lekker in die sanderige doringveld naby Borakalalo gespeel.

https://youtu.be/FkNa7-xpJtE
« Last Edit: November 09, 2020, 07:32:14 am by Hollywood »
Addicted to riding big bikes in tricky places.
Rode most of Southern Africa.
Went over to the dark side recently.... not KTM... AT again... but the 1100... with all the electronics 🤞 Jury still deliberating.
 

Offline Andyg

  • Pack Dog
  • **
  • Bike: Chang Jiang (all models)
    Location: Kwazulu Natal
  • Posts: 277
  • Thanked: 40 times
Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #3306 on: November 09, 2020, 10:02:45 am »
Saturday saw 5 of us in the Richmond, Hella Hella area. Clive took us to some magic new spots with awesome scenery and riding. Day was marred for me by 2 punctures and then my bike started cutting out when hitting bumps and then firing again almost as if you were playing with the kill switch. Eventually my son came and recovered my bike and me. Grant elected to wait with me and we found some shade. He went exploring on his 790 and came back with cold Zamaleks. What a botjie.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2020, 10:15:27 am by Andyg »
 

Offline Andyg

  • Pack Dog
  • **
  • Bike: Chang Jiang (all models)
    Location: Kwazulu Natal
  • Posts: 277
  • Thanked: 40 times
Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #3307 on: November 09, 2020, 10:06:01 am »
.
 

Offline Andyg

  • Pack Dog
  • **
  • Bike: Chang Jiang (all models)
    Location: Kwazulu Natal
  • Posts: 277
  • Thanked: 40 times
Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #3308 on: November 09, 2020, 10:13:59 am »
Sunday saw 2 of us leaving Unhlanga and heading inland to Verulam where we entered the valleys there. 40 deg heat which saw us stopping at a river for a cooling off dip. Eventually came out in Dalton and through to Albert Falls. We are going back to explore more as there is literally hundreds of kms of dirt there which needs riding
386km for the day of which 75% was gravel and paths. Awesome day
 

Offline DaveT

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 790 Adventure R
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 1,571
  • Thanked: 51 times
  • This is my personal text
Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #3309 on: November 10, 2020, 11:51:02 am »
Klein Karoo
Baie mooi foto Dave...waar in die KK het jy rondgery?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Dankie, dit was iewers op die R327 op pad Barrydale toe. Lekker storm en wind beleef. Vergeet om my drybag toe te maak nadat ek my reŽnklere aangetrek het. Fleece, broek, skoene en half-jack vol Jack verloor :imaposer:
 

Offline JonW

  • Hilton Hound
  • Global Moderator
  • Grey hound
  • ***
  • Bike: Boss Hoss (all models)
    Location: Kwazulu Natal
  • Posts: 6,604
  • Thanked: 312 times
Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #3310 on: November 12, 2020, 06:54:16 am »
My awesome new KTM 500 took me through the Rocky Horror route near Muden on Sunday

How can I be lost if I've got nowhere to go?
 

Offline Rexc-w

Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #3311 on: November 12, 2020, 10:10:10 am »
@JonW: And the new 500 much nicer/better than your older 520/525?
Rex
(KTM 1190 Adv R - 2013, BMW R1200 GS Rallye (Sport) - 2017, Specialized Epic S-Works)
 

Offline JonW

  • Hilton Hound
  • Global Moderator
  • Grey hound
  • ***
  • Bike: Boss Hoss (all models)
    Location: Kwazulu Natal
  • Posts: 6,604
  • Thanked: 312 times
Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #3312 on: November 12, 2020, 03:22:16 pm »
@JonW: And the new 500 much nicer/better than your older 520/525?

Hi Rex

The 500 is undoubtedly better than my old 520 in just about all departments. It feels lighter, tighter and more powerful, also quite a bit more fuel efficient.

Does it feel R60k better than the 520? Not so sure  :biggrin:, the 520 was a great bike and served me well.

But so far I am really happy with the 500  :thumleft:
How can I be lost if I've got nowhere to go?
 
The following users thanked this post: Rexc-w

Offline Kaboef

  • Jedi Knight
  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: KTM 950 Adventure S
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 5,947
  • Thanked: 671 times
    • CFO Consult SA
Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #3313 on: November 12, 2020, 04:02:01 pm »


But so far I am really happy with the 500  :thumleft:

Glad to hear it.

They are massive impressive bikes. Except in very tight trails where they become a real handful due to the power. Then you have to ride the clutch to tame the bike.

Are you going to add a longe range tank?

And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, "O Lord, bless this thy hand grenade, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy."

www.cfoconsult.co.za
 

Offline JonW

  • Hilton Hound
  • Global Moderator
  • Grey hound
  • ***
  • Bike: Boss Hoss (all models)
    Location: Kwazulu Natal
  • Posts: 6,604
  • Thanked: 312 times
Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #3314 on: November 12, 2020, 04:39:48 pm »
A long range tank would be nice to have sometime in the future, but for the current price of about R7500 it is not something that I am desperate to get.

Seems I can get about 180 km on the standard tank, which is fine for most of the riding I do. On the odd occasion where i need more than that, my trusty Desert Fox bladder will have to suffice.
How can I be lost if I've got nowhere to go?
 

Online Noneking

  • Ugly
  • Grumpy Mutt
  • **
  • Bike: KTM 890 Adventure R Rally
    Location: Mpumalanga
  • Posts: 21,969
  • Thanked: 1331 times
Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #3315 on: November 12, 2020, 05:21:10 pm »
Not my bike, but had a lekker ride



2021 KTM 890 R Rally
2007 KTM 990 S

NONEKING'S RIDE REPORTS - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=226099.0
YOUTUBE CHANNEL - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaEGQBgLPqOXz6oGUsauaXw
 

Offline skydiver

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda CRF-250L
    Location: Limpopo
  • Posts: 2,864
  • Thanked: 231 times
  • Free as a bird
Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #3316 on: November 12, 2020, 07:48:36 pm »
Not my bike, but had a lekker ride




Great view.
So when will you give us some impressions of the bike?
 

Online MildlyWild

Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #3317 on: November 12, 2020, 07:49:52 pm »
Not my bike, but had a lekker ride





 :santa:  Kersfees het vroeg gekom
As a man thinketh, so he becomes...
 

Online Noneking

  • Ugly
  • Grumpy Mutt
  • **
  • Bike: KTM 890 Adventure R Rally
    Location: Mpumalanga
  • Posts: 21,969
  • Thanked: 1331 times
Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #3318 on: November 12, 2020, 07:55:31 pm »
Not my bike, but had a lekker ride




Great view.
So when will you give us some impressions of the bike?
Posted some on the T7 thread / Comedy section
2021 KTM 890 R Rally
2007 KTM 990 S

NONEKING'S RIDE REPORTS - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=226099.0
YOUTUBE CHANNEL - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaEGQBgLPqOXz6oGUsauaXw
 

Online Noneking

  • Ugly
  • Grumpy Mutt
  • **
  • Bike: KTM 890 Adventure R Rally
    Location: Mpumalanga
  • Posts: 21,969
  • Thanked: 1331 times
Re: Where has your bike taken you today?
« Reply #3319 on: November 15, 2020, 12:10:33 pm »
Awesome breakfast run to Sabie and then lunch in Kaapsehoop



































2021 KTM 890 R Rally
2007 KTM 990 S

NONEKING'S RIDE REPORTS - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=226099.0
YOUTUBE CHANNEL - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaEGQBgLPqOXz6oGUsauaXw