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Let the "FUN" begin. Toe breek die Yamaha
« on: April 24, 2017, 09:27:51 am »
This is not a Ride Report but since it was a BIG event in the family, I want to share it.

Couple of years ago Tom van Brits sold his son's XT125 to me for our little pensioneater.

We taught the man to ride a bike in the park just up the street.

Took the bike with when we went to the farm so that he could ride a bit.
Also did a trip to Kilroy's Nkandla with Subie where he could ride a bit.

I believe that if you do not have a licence, you do not ride on the road.... finish and klaar.

So the oke really did not have a lot of time to hone his riding skills.

So he managed to get his learners licence about 2 weeks ago and I promised him that we would do a Breakfast Run as soon as time permits.

So Sunday was the first time we could make good on my promise.

Decided to take it easy and hit tar to Boswell Wilkie Circus near Meyerton.

On the way there we did not reach 90 km/h.

Me and Ma in the front, him in the middle and Ouboet and his wife riding shotgun.

Well maybe he is just a bit nervous so I let it be, but I knew from one of our farm trips he managed to get up to 110 / 120.

So we have a great breakfast  at the Cafe... really great food and great prices... check it out... .http://www.circus.co.za/

On the way back his brother decide to go straight home to Alberton.

So that left just the 2 bikes.

Close to Brakpan I see this left arm go up... thumbs UP and he is right on my tail.

So I speed up... and he stay on my tail.

Got home and I ask him where did the horses come from....

Well my kids do not lie and the answer...

Pa ek het 5de rat GEKRY....... :laughing4: :ricky: :ricky:

Welkom to many safe miles Pierre.

Checked out the bike when we got home and the clutch lever had a bit of play.
Took it apart and found it was worn a bit.
Quickly turned a small bush and fixed this for him.

« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 07:13:39 pm by woody1 »

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Re: Let the "FUN" begin.
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 09:36:32 am »
Ek sien Sweisie smile sy standaard van oor tot oor!!! ;)
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Re: Let the "FUN" begin.
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 09:41:32 am »
Ja Chris,  Sweisie is maar 'n STIL mens.  :imaposer:

Nog so 'n paar

Pierre het somm 'n Pizza vir ontbyt gehad.  :thumleft:

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Re: Let the "FUN" begin.
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 09:44:00 am »
Welkom Pierre - wens jou miljoene veilige en genotvolle km's toe!!!  :thumleft: O0















....psst: Pierre, nou moet jy nog net oorslaan na 'n "ordentlike" brand toe ...  :peepwall: :patch:
 

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Re: Let the "FUN" begin.
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 09:44:54 am »
Hey... hy IS op die BESTE BRAND...  :laughing4:

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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2017, 09:46:28 am »
Hey... hy IS op die BESTE BRAND...  :laughing4:

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Re: Let the "FUN" begin.
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2017, 10:09:37 am »
Ag lekker man!

Nou moet ons hom op 'n grondpad trippie ook vat!

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Re: Let the "FUN" begin.
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2017, 10:12:48 am »
Safe riding young man... let the adventure begin  :thumleft:
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2017, 10:18:17 am »
Ag lekker man!

Nou moet ons hom op 'n grondpad trippie ook vat!

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Ons gaan dit nog inpas Frankie.  :thumleft:

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Re: Let the "FUN" begin.
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2017, 10:19:47 am »
Safe riding young man... let the adventure begin  :thumleft:

Hy het sommer 'n gedaante wisseling ondergaan nou dat hy INDEPENDANT en VRY is.

Hy wil net heeltyd winkel toe om melk en brood te gaan koop vir sy ma. :laughing4:

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Re: Let the "FUN" begin.
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2017, 11:31:49 am »
So this little bike was well used and needed a cleanup.

Pierre is a RED person and when we talked about fixing up his little Yammie he insisted that it becomes a red bike.


Ja ja I know it is a Honda colour, but funny enough, these little buggers were also available in red.

So I ordered a new tail piece and a headlight thingy and I could choose between 4 colors available ex-stock ...Well done Yamaha  :thumleft:

He is as happy as can be in Brakpan with the result  :laughing4:


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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2017, 09:53:23 pm »
Looks like a happy lad on his Yammie.
 

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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2017, 10:56:41 pm »
Very very nice!!!  :thumleft: :thumleft:

We're making progress here ... colour  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2017, 01:52:54 am »
Baie geluk en baie veilige kilometers vir jou.  :ricky:
 

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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2017, 06:51:55 am »
Since he became mobile he is a different kid.

Now he can ride to his music lesson, his karate, his extra maths lessons and running shopping trips for his mother to the shops.
He likes to get on the bike and not sit in front of the computer anymore. :ricky: :ricky:

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Re: Let the "FUN" begin.
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2017, 10:15:32 am »
Mooi man. Ek beny jou dat julle nog bymekaar is en dit saam kan doen. Koester daai geleentheid en menige veilige myle.

Ek en my laaitie het laas in 2012 saam 'n trip gedoen. Ek mis dit. Nou het hy Jo'burg toe getrek, so wie weet wanneer ons weer bymekaar sal kom vir 'n trip.
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« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2017, 10:23:15 am »
Moenie worry nie die GROOT seun is verlore nou dat hy getroud, en as hy eers die einde van die maand Uitenhage toe trek is hy nog verder van my.

Ek dink jy en Sweisie moet dan maar saam ry. :ricky: :ricky:

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Re: Let the "FUN" begin.
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2017, 09:37:07 am »
Hey... hy IS op die BESTE BRAND...  :laughing4:

+1    ;D


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« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2018, 06:34:44 pm »
Update.

So the Little Red Rocket did not really make it in the big world.
It would run out of steam quickly on any small hill.

So I had a search and found some Big Bore Kits...but mostly 150 CC

THEN I found a 180 CC BBK in Taiwan for around R 1200.00. Piston, barrel, gaskets the tootie.

Braam at Shimwels did the conversion and I must say I am impressed with the performance.

With the sprockets it still is not very much faster, but riding up mountains she keeps  a good speed now.

So things happend in our lives and we moved down to Riversdale in the Western Cape.

Every weekend we go for a rides. From Gysmanshoek to Barrydale, Riversdale to Stilbaai via Vermaaklikheid,
Riversdale to Malgas, and every day to school and friends.

Then it happend the CALL... Pa die bike wil nie start nie.

Off to the school...pissing with rain find the laaitie next to his Red Rocket that is now a paper weight.

Check petrol = OK
Check spark + Not OK.

No spare spark plug to replace and shops are closed.

So he push his bike home.

He tell me the laaities at school unplugged his spark plug cap earlier the day. He got it going rode home after school to fetch his hockey stuff. Back to school, practice and then it went DEAD.

So that night we did some more checks.  Found another spark plug in the toolbox.

NO SPARK.

Measure the plug cap... WTF, diss no reading not even on 20k if it had a resistor in.

Wow lekker easy fix. Wait for tomorrow buy a new spark plug cap and away we go.

Next day new spark plug cap obtained from CCC Motorcycles in Riversdal... nice shop

Home, put it on... NO SPARK.   Ag nee.

Find the specs on the coil... with my MM measure it... Shit it looks wrong... Back to CCC Motorcycles... Yes he has one.

Back home put it on... NO SPARK... Shit now only the CDI and pickup coil left.

Tried to measure the pickup coil... Nothing no reading.

So on Saturday while he goes and play hockey in Oudshoorn I strip the stator cover.

Wragtig the pickup coil is DISS.

I never had a pickup coil go faulty before so for met this was new.

Phone Shimwells... Yes we can order one for you, but it comes compete Stator and pickup as one part number.. and thank you meneer that will be 4 weeks waiting on back order and R 1700.00.

Eish Stator is fine, this little pickup is a loose part why not sell it separate...  nee ons moet vaseline saam neem..... :imaposer:

So my trusted ebay was consulted....you can buy the pickup coil by itself, but I found the complete stator / pickup coil in Germany for R 727.93 and at the same store the CDI for R 174,88 and it will be on a courier and should arrive 1 to 15 June 2018.

Well he is bikeless and pappie does not feel like MOMS TAXI so he was given the XL 600's keys....with strick instructions not to ride around town, not to drag race his fiends on their 125's... Huistoe, skooltoe en weer huistoe.

He is still smiling and wish the parts take a bit longer to arrive.  :laughing4:
« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 06:36:08 pm by woody1 »

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Re: Let the "FUN" begin.
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2018, 07:07:42 pm »
He tell me the laaities at school unplugged his spark plug cap earlier the day.

Kyk miskien net Ou vuil trick Sigaret stompie in die sparkplug cap en hy start nie en moeilik om te kry
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