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Offline BlueBull2007

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Re: End of the road...
« Reply #40 on: January 17, 2017, 10:22:15 pm »
BB did you not have a KTM 450 RR (sp) rally bike as well ?

I did in Peru, but I had to sell it when I left there because its bloody paperwork was not in order to export ::)

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Re: End of the road...
« Reply #41 on: January 18, 2017, 06:41:34 pm »

Glad to hear the Bokkie got a new home!

Attached is a picture of 3-legends... Joey, Neil and Bokkie that I took at the 'geza 2016.

 

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Re: End of the road...
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2017, 10:09:19 am »

Glad to hear the Bokkie got a new home!

Attached is a picture of 3-legends... Joey, Neil and Bokkie that I took at the 'geza 2016.


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Re: End of the road...
« Reply #43 on: January 19, 2017, 12:39:13 pm »
:imaposer: I guess so, Rhino.
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Re: End of the road...
« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2017, 09:21:27 am »
Better bike-up soon Niel.
There's lots of riding still to be done.
A question: If you buy another bike will it be a rally fitted one to enable you to still compete or will you hang up your Rally boots for now?
And will you stick to the lighter class ie 350 to 500 or try something bigger like KTM 690 or the Husky 701?
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Re: End of the road...
« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2017, 10:52:44 pm »
Swifty, it Looks like I will be moving to Zim, and maybe also working in the DRC. ::)

A lot will depend on the money situation. If things go swimmingly, then I would likely get a 450 WR or EXC for training/mucking about, and a brand new 450 RR.

But more likely I will get a 701 and use that for everything.

I found out today that I fractured a vertebra on the Amageza last year. ::) Was wondering why my back was a bit sore :imaposer:

I want to write about my rally, because my head was not in it at all and the results showed (writing will help me sort out what went wrong and why), but after following the Dakar again this year I got all keen again. So the way I am thinking now, I would love to do a couple more rallies, but I'm going on 45 and need to get fit, also remembering I'm no riding God and I'm not about to be breaking any records. I need to start thinking a little more about preserving life and limb, but I don't think that means my rally days are over.

Bit of a long winded answer I suppose, but that's where I am.

In my immediate future its a wall of work and no riding but the mine in Zim that we are looking at comes with a house on 24 acres with a MX track :thumleft:

One of the 17 bikes the previous owner left behind (because there was no more space on the trailer) is still there....its 2006 Wr 450 :laughing7: works for me!
Zim = fewer fences = serious offroad adventure!

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Re: End of the road...
« Reply #46 on: January 24, 2017, 12:24:12 am »
Isn't it strange how things can sometimes turn out ... one door closes and another opens. Looks like Yamaha is here to stay :biggrin:

Hope the MX Track with a mine attached to it works out :thumleft:
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Re: End of the road...
« Reply #47 on: January 24, 2017, 12:43:41 am »
BB - it went to a seriously good home where it will be loved by the two DADs  :biggrin:

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Re: End of the road...
« Reply #48 on: January 24, 2017, 09:33:23 am »
Swifty, it Looks like I will be moving to Zim, and maybe also working in the DRC. ::)

A lot will depend on the money situation. If things go swimmingly, then I would likely get a 450 WR or EXC for training/mucking about, and a brand new 450 RR.

But more likely I will get a 701 and use that for everything.

I found out today that I fractured a vertebra on the Amageza last year. ::) Was wondering why my back was a bit sore :imaposer:

I want to write about my rally, because my head was not in it at all and the results showed (writing will help me sort out what went wrong and why), but after following the Dakar again this year I got all keen again. So the way I am thinking now, I would love to do a couple more rallies, but I'm going on 45 and need to get fit, also remembering I'm no riding God and I'm not about to be breaking any records. I need to start thinking a little more about preserving life and limb, but I don't think that means my rally days are over.

Bit of a long winded answer I suppose, but that's where I am.

In my immediate future its a wall of work and no riding but the mine in Zim that we are looking at comes with a house on 24 acres with a MX track :thumleft:

One of the 17 bikes the previous owner left behind (because there was no more space on the trailer) is still there....its 2006 Wr 450 :laughing7: works for me!
Zim = fewer fences = serious offroad adventure!
I will be watching your progress with anticipation.
Who knows - maybe we can drum up a delegation of adventure riders to come visit you there once you are settled in..........
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