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Offline Cane Rat

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Loads of Guts and probably no Glory
« on: July 26, 2006, 08:32:13 pm »
Met this couple from "Down Under" at our local bike shop in Richardsbay yesterday. They were on their way to Cape Town on this 25 year old Honda XR250. They have cruised most of Europe and came down through Africa on this.

They have covered 36000 miles so far and have only had 2 flat tyres and on this day, they had the chain and sprockets replaced. The Carb's rubber mounting has perished and it was repaired with a piece of tube and wire. The carb is being held steady with a piece of wire around the cylinder.

They don't carry much luggage, but the again, I don't think that little 250 motor can handle much more than it already does. The bike looks very tatty but I can assure you, the little 250 single sounds as healthy as the day it was born.

I never though of taking their names and other details, but they allowed me to take these photos with my cell. Just shows you, you don't need an expensive machine to have awesome adventures.

Cape Town guys, look out for them. I don't think they'll get there soon, but I'm damn sure they will get there




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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2006, 08:36:17 pm »
Wow guys that takes guts! Well done to them!!

 I think they will have an amazing story to tell!

Cape town definitely watch out for them!

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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2006, 08:43:17 pm »
That's a Honda XR for you. You can try but you won't kill it, still miss my Baja special, should have kept it  :cry:

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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2006, 09:09:07 pm »
With that bag on the front mudguard covering the light, I guess they don't travel much at night. Wise people!

..........especially in Africa  :wink:
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2006, 09:55:27 pm »
Hardcore ridaz!  :salute:

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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2006, 09:56:00 pm »
Wow, very cool.  Wish i was there...
 

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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2006, 11:49:34 pm »
Yo Cane Rat, good to hear from you again. How is it going in the Bay?
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2006, 01:26:14 pm »
Mucho respect. And amazing tribute to Honda.
 

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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2006, 01:44:44 pm »
Respect!

when I see things like this I feel a bit stupid on my big expensive bike...just a tiny bit though...
 

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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2006, 07:31:15 pm »
Yo Zonkel,

Goed dankie en jouself? Things are quiet down here. Capo is standing most of the time because there is just no time to ride. Too many other things keeping me busy. I need to come up to PTA some time to have the mapping re-done, but I'm not keen on that. Will let you know if i come up and maybe we can get together.

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