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Re: The old Ballies throwing Peegs off the mountain.
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2017, 08:02:43 pm »
Wow Welsh, adventure sure seems to follow you wherever you go. Not sure how DaPeeg managed to tip over the edge, but I guess strange things do happen.

Glad you all made it back in one piece.

...... And you're still as skinny as hell 👍👍
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Re: The old Ballies throwing Peegs off the mountain.
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2017, 08:32:50 am »
Wow Welsh, adventure sure seems to follow you wherever you go. Not sure how DaPeeg managed to tip over the edge, but I guess strange things do happen.

Glad you all made it back in one piece.

...... And you're still as skinny as hell 👍👍

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Re: The old Ballies throwing Peegs off the mountain.
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2017, 08:43:26 am »
:o

And I was thinking about trying Sani with a KLE versys. Nope!! :lol8:

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« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2017, 09:14:57 am »
Nice one Welsh, that black GSV is still one fine example. Phew wouldve walked past you without recognising you-one lean mean old Ballie now :biggrin: :thumleft:
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Re: The old Ballies throwing Peegs off the mountain.
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2017, 09:28:48 am »
Hi guys...
daPEEG survives to ride another day !!!  On that Bike I've broken my back, dislocated my shoulder and broken my neck in four places and now taken a tumble off Sani - AND THAT BIKE JUST KEEPS ROLLIN'...

I had popped a front fork seal on the way up so the steering was 'wallowing ' a bit.
The rear brake lever was also bent from a previous tumble so I didn't have good control over my rear brakes.

After having negotiated all the tricky switchbacks(but one) at the top on my way down, on the LAST one, the front wheel locked up and started slipping on the loose gravel towards the edge.  With the bike in first and on decompression at about 1km/h;  I was trying cadence-braking to correct the slippage but at that slow speed it didn't help - the bike just went STRAIGHT !

So it was a case of: "Grip - release - grip - release - grip -release - grip - oooh - shiiiiiiit !!!" and over we went.

Luckily the incline wasn't too steep and the loose rocks broke my fall.  I have NO injuries and the bike has MINIMAL damage (it will be brought back to origional again)...

As Welsh mentioned, both bikes purred back to Jhb like nothing happened - I have once again gained HUGE respect for the R1150GSA.

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Re: The old Ballies throwing Peegs off the mountain.
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2017, 09:29:32 am »
You old ballies should be called the 1150 Wrecking Crew .
 

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Re: The old Ballies throwing Peegs off the mountain.
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2017, 09:37:55 am »
Who was supporting the support vehicle......   :imaposer:


Just kidding. You okes had a proper adventure, glad all things considered you and your bikes are relatively unscathed.

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Re: The old Ballies throwing Peegs off the mountain.
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2017, 02:21:58 pm »
I'm sure they don't make them like they used to (the old ballies I mean)!
 

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Re: The old Ballies throwing Peegs off the mountain.
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2017, 03:31:50 pm »
Where is the video.. I know Da Peeg always have his camera on. :thumleft:

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Re: The old Ballies throwing Peegs off the mountain.
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2017, 04:03:35 pm »
Hi guys...
daPEEG survives to ride another day !!!  On that Bike I've broken my back, dislocated my shoulder and broken my neck in four places and now taken a tumble off Sani - AND THAT BIKE JUST KEEPS ROLLIN'...

I had popped a front fork seal on the way up so the steering was 'wallowing ' a bit.
The rear brake lever was also bent from a previous tumble so I didn't have good control over my rear brakes.

After having negotiated all the tricky switchbacks(but one) at the top on my way down, on the LAST one, the front wheel locked up and started slipping on the loose gravel towards the edge.  With the bike in first and on decompression at about 1km/h;  I was trying cadence-braking to correct the slippage but at that slow speed it didn't help - the bike just went STRAIGHT !

So it was a case of: "Grip - release - grip - release - grip -release - grip - oooh - shiiiiiiit !!!" and over we went.

Luckily the incline wasn't too steep and the loose rocks broke my fall.  I have NO injuries and the bike has MINIMAL damage (it will be brought back to origional again)...

As Welsh mentioned, both bikes purred back to Jhb like nothing happened - I have once again gained HUGE respect for the R1150GSA.

da :snorting:
If I as noob may give a tip... I lost rear brakes on my 1200GS going down those switchbacks as well, carrying a pillion and luggage. I am guessing the brake fluid boiled, but anyhow, I had to make a plan and ended up switching of the bike and using the clutch as a rear brake. Sounds like this could have helped you as well.

Cant believe the bike got so little damage, that's great stuff! Looks like a great trip. We are doing Lesotho in August again, cant wait!
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Re: The old Ballies throwing Peegs off the mountain.
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2017, 04:58:32 pm »
Where is the video.. I know Da Peeg always have his camera on. :thumleft:
I've got some video footage to post but don't know how to do it...  :eek7:
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Re: The old Ballies throwing Peegs off the mountain.
« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2017, 05:01:23 pm »
Hi guys...
daPEEG survives to ride another day !!!  On that Bike I've broken my back, dislocated my shoulder and broken my neck in four places and now taken a tumble off Sani - AND THAT BIKE JUST KEEPS ROLLIN'...

I had popped a front fork seal on the way up so the steering was 'wallowing ' a bit.
The rear brake lever was also bent from a previous tumble so I didn't have good control over my rear brakes.

After having negotiated all the tricky switchbacks(but one) at the top on my way down, on the LAST one, the front wheel locked up and started slipping on the loose gravel towards the edge.  With the bike in first and on decompression at about 1km/h;  I was trying cadence-braking to correct the slippage but at that slow speed it didn't help - the bike just went STRAIGHT !

So it was a case of: "Grip - release - grip - release - grip -release - grip - oooh - shiiiiiiit !!!" and over we went.

Luckily the incline wasn't too steep and the loose rocks broke my fall.  I have NO injuries and the bike has MINIMAL damage (it will be brought back to origional again)...

As Welsh mentioned, both bikes purred back to Jhb like nothing happened - I have once again gained HUGE respect for the R1150GSA.

da :snorting:
If I as noob may give a tip... I lost rear brakes on my 1200GS going down those switchbacks as well, carrying a pillion and luggage. I am guessing the brake fluid boiled, but anyhow, I had to make a plan and ended up switching of the bike and using the clutch as a rear brake. Sounds like this could have helped you as well.

Cant believe the bike got so little damage, that's great stuff! Looks like a great trip. We are doing Lesotho in August again, cant wait!
That's what I DID dude!
But de-compression at 1km/h on loose gravel does not really work well  (ask me I now have 1st hand experience thereof...)
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Re: The old Ballies throwing Peegs off the mountain.
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2017, 05:59:04 pm »
Hi guys...
daPEEG survives to ride another day !!!  On that Bike I've broken my back, dislocated my shoulder and broken my neck in four places and now taken a tumble off Sani - AND THAT BIKE JUST KEEPS ROLLIN'...

I had popped a front fork seal on the way up so the steering was 'wallowing ' a bit.
The rear brake lever was also bent from a previous tumble so I didn't have good control over my rear brakes.

After having negotiated all the tricky switchbacks(but one) at the top on my way down, on the LAST one, the front wheel locked up and started slipping on the loose gravel towards the edge.  With the bike in first and on decompression at about 1km/h;  I was trying cadence-braking to correct the slippage but at that slow speed it didn't help - the bike just went STRAIGHT !

So it was a case of: "Grip - release - grip - release - grip -release - grip - oooh - shiiiiiiit !!!" and over we went.

Luckily the incline wasn't too steep and the loose rocks broke my fall.  I have NO injuries and the bike has MINIMAL damage (it will be brought back to origional again)...

As Welsh mentioned, both bikes purred back to Jhb like nothing happened - I have once again gained HUGE respect for the R1150GSA.

da :snorting:
If I as noob may give a tip... I lost rear brakes on my 1200GS going down those switchbacks as well, carrying a pillion and luggage. I am guessing the brake fluid boiled, but anyhow, I had to make a plan and ended up switching of the bike and using the clutch as a rear brake. Sounds like this could have helped you as well.

Cant believe the bike got so little damage, that's great stuff! Looks like a great trip. We are doing Lesotho in August again, cant wait!

Brake fluid boils because you haven't changed it, it is hygroscopic so it absorbs water which boils then you have no brakes.  8)
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Re: The old Ballies throwing Peegs off the mountain.
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2017, 07:42:48 am »
decompression did not work? You had the bike off? like engine not running? my rear locked up even loaded as I was. Strange. I only had a few meters to react and abuse the bike.
But all is well that ends well. How much is a windscreen on the 1150?

Don't know why my fluid boiled, if it did even. It was changed at BMW as per BMW service schedule. After that we did more passes like naudes nek and so, it did not trouble me again.
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« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2017, 11:56:23 am »
Its been a while since I had time to read ride reports.

Nice one to start off with, thank you.
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« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2017, 07:42:05 pm »
sheesh you okes can destroy some pigs man!  well done on doing the ride and still heading home!  tough old ballies!
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Re: The old Ballies throwing Peegs off the mountain.
« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2017, 05:55:10 pm »
sheesh you okes can destroy some pigs man!  well done on doing the ride and still heading home!  tough old ballies!

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« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2017, 06:04:05 pm »
something us young'uns can aspire to!
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Re: The old Ballies throwing Peegs off the mountain.
« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2017, 12:31:10 pm »
Give that Welsh a bells and da PEEG a brandy for the shock  ;)

Sounds like you had an adventure that will stick in the memory for ages :thumleft:
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Re: The old Ballies throwing Peegs off the mountain.
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2020, 11:06:08 am »
Three years ago today Peeg.  :biggrin:
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