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Re: Project bike for bike crazy neighbourhood kid?
« Reply #360 on: November 30, 2017, 08:15:34 am »



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Re: Project bike for bike crazy neighbourhood kid?
« Reply #361 on: December 05, 2017, 12:39:10 pm »
Will pop in by Danie tonight  :thumleft:

And? how are things going with this Velcro?
 

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Re: Project bike for bike crazy neighbourhood kid?
« Reply #362 on: December 05, 2017, 01:05:05 pm »
Didn't have time sorry, had a family emergency, am back at work today so will definitely pop in by him this coming weekend.

Ps. Only go to CT over weekends, work in a diff town during the week.
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Re: Project bike for bike crazy neighbourhood kid?
« Reply #363 on: December 05, 2017, 03:06:55 pm »
Didn't have time sorry, had a family emergency, am back at work today so will definitely pop in by him this coming weekend.

Ps. Only go to CT over weekends, work in a diff town during the week.

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Re: Project bike for bike crazy neighbourhood kid?
« Reply #364 on: February 04, 2018, 10:20:54 am »
Will pop in by Danie tonight  :thumleft:

And? how are things going with this Velcro?
Is Velcro still riding?

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Re: Project bike for bike crazy neighbourhood kid?
« Reply #365 on: February 04, 2018, 05:02:17 pm »
Velcro is absolutely styling, so much so that the YZ has needed some maintenance because he's on it every weekend.
Hje was kind enough to donate Danie an old DT125 to ride with Velcro, so the two of them go out together to practice. He's still loving the bike and is much more confident on it now. He's also had his first proper off but survived without too much damage to him and the bike  :thumleft:
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Re: Project bike for bike crazy neighbourhood kid?
« Reply #366 on: February 04, 2018, 05:28:58 pm »
Velcro is absolutely styling, so much so that the YZ has needed some maintenance because he's on it every weekend.
Hje was kind enough to donate Danie an old DT125 to ride with Velcro, so the two of them go out together to practice. He's still loving the bike and is much more confident on it now. He's also had his first proper off but survived without too much damage to him and the bike  :thumleft:
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Re: Project bike for bike crazy neighbourhood kid?
« Reply #367 on: February 04, 2018, 10:31:31 pm »
Also popped in by Danie this afternoon, as Buff said Velcro's absolutely loving it.  :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:  Sounds like the kickstarter gear/spring is gonna need some attention soon though, if time permits I'm gonna try and help him in the next week or three as I'm only in CT over weekends. Danie is looking for a XL helmet now for himself so if anyone has one lying around that's not in use please let me know, I'm willing to buy it off you.  :thumleft:
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Re: Project bike for bike crazy neighbourhood kid?
« Reply #368 on: February 14, 2018, 11:30:58 pm »
Quick update............... only a circlip on the kickstarter idler gear that came off........must add that he takes good care of the bike.  :thumleft: :ricky:
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Re: Project bike for bike crazy neighbourhood kid?
« Reply #369 on: February 15, 2018, 08:05:27 am »

Well done Henry, a little maintenance goes a long way!  :thumleft:
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Re: Project bike for bike crazy neighbourhood kid?
« Reply #370 on: February 17, 2018, 07:07:26 am »
.......must add that he takes good care of the bike.  :thumleft: :ricky:
Good to hear that. Thanks for the update
 

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Re: Project bike for bike crazy neighbourhood kid?
« Reply #371 on: February 17, 2018, 07:17:28 am »


Danie is looking for a XL helmet now for himself so if anyone has one lying around that's not in use please let me know, I'm willing to buy it off you.  :thumleft:

Hi. I have an helmet. Im not sure it will fit but he is more than welcome to try it on.

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Re: Project bike for bike crazy neighbourhood kid?
« Reply #372 on: February 18, 2018, 11:58:14 am »


Danie is looking for a XL helmet now for himself so if anyone has one lying around that's not in use please let me know, I'm willing to buy it off you.  :thumleft:

Hi. I have an helmet. Im not sure it will fit but he is more than welcome to try it on.

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Re: Project bike for bike crazy neighbourhood kid?
« Reply #373 on: February 18, 2018, 08:38:42 pm »


Danie is looking for a XL helmet now for himself so if anyone has one lying around that's not in use please let me know, I'm willing to buy it off you.  :thumleft:

Hi. I have an helmet. Im not sure it will fit but he is more than welcome to try it on.

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Thanx to @Franky3  Danie is now also sorted with a helmet, the one he had he could almost spin around on his head.
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Re: Project bike for bike crazy neighbourhood kid?
« Reply #374 on: March 30, 2018, 09:19:45 pm »
How is Velcro doing?
 

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Re: Project bike for bike crazy neighbourhood kid?
« Reply #375 on: March 31, 2018, 05:13:15 am »
How is Velcro doing?

Havn't seen them in about 3 weeks, will pop in sometime over the weekend
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Re: Project bike for bike crazy neighbourhood kid?
« Reply #376 on: May 02, 2018, 11:09:21 am »
Hey peeps, here's some feedback for all you Velcro fans. He popped around to my place on Sunday evening while I was working in the garage and asked what the chance was for a ride sometime, so a date was set for yesterday at 10am. His Dad Danie would be joining us on his DT125 which HJE had so generously donated so Danie could enjoy time riding with his son  :thumleft: The idea was to take them all the down to Stellenbosch to show them the little track I used to train on called Boelieplaas.

By the time I arrived to collect them at 10am, Velcro had just about driven Danie mad asking him "Hoe laat is dit nou?". He'd been up since 7am, dressed and ready to ride  ;D He was kitted to the hilt and looked very Pro, even sporting a new pair of boots and race outfit that Danie had bought him. What was immediately apparent was how much he's grown, he now sits flat footed on the ground on the 85cc with the original seat on it. He's also much more confident on the bike and can operate the clutch like its second nature.
Once we hit the dirt it was mind blowing to see how he's progressed from that nervous little boy riding around the complex. He's not afraid to light the little 85 up and hit powerband and Danie had a hard time keeping up with us  ;D

Half way there I punctured on my Beta and had to turn around. Fortunately it was a slow puncture and I was able to bomb it and head for home in a hurry to swop bikes, my Yamaha WR250 came to the rescue. Once at Boelieplaas we took a quick loop around the place and then over the humps and jumps. He managed to stall the bike a few times and struggled with the slower balancing stuff so we spent some time chatting about standing and balancing techniques and how to corner by leaning the bike but keeping the body nice and upright for traction etc. On the 2nd and 3rd laps he cleaned everything with only one minor spill when he hit a clay patch and the front end washed  :o The kid is a fast learner. True to form, all he really wanted to know was how to wheelie & jump  :imaposer:

Then I took them into the more technical part of the route with a few steep climbs in between the trees. After failing on the 2nd climb, I spent some time explaining how he mustn't be scared to use his clutch on the 85 to keep his revs up and from there it was a revelation. I can see plenty clutch replacements in Danie's future  ;)

By the end of those 3 loops both he and Danie were buggered and overheating so we headed back to the local garage for a cold coke and ride debrief and then headed home, 3 very happy bikers  :3some: :ricky: I can see us heading back there very soon  :thumleft:

And true to my form, we were having so much fun that I only took one photo then entire morning  :-[  Before leaving I gifted him with my lumo yellow and iridium googles, they'll go much better with his new outfit than those old dark Oakleys and keep the motivation high  8)

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Re: Project bike for bike crazy neighbourhood kid?
« Reply #377 on: May 02, 2018, 11:31:40 am »
Thanks for the update BUFF. Sounds as if this kid really has a passion for the biking scene
 
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Re: Project bike for bike crazy neighbourhood kid?
« Reply #378 on: May 02, 2018, 11:36:43 am »
Great to read this.

Well done Buff  :ricky:
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Re: Project bike for bike crazy neighbourhood kid?
« Reply #379 on: May 02, 2018, 01:03:00 pm »
First class, Buff!

Look forward to Velcro and Danie joining us in the Parklands bush.