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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2017, 06:05:47 pm »
Whatís his number bigdom?

Spectating this year, will keep an eye out for him!

This year is going to be good, last year was an absolute abortion. That snake bite pass almost broke me :lol8:

Got to agree about last year - we also spectated which was a bit of a cock-up. Ended up helping at the self refuel for about 3 hours where there was barely any water for riders and one marshal!  Josh's race number is 25. http://roofofafrica.info/2017/10/18/josh-thorborn/

Sweet will keep an eye out for him :thumleft:

Is he riding a TPI?

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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2017, 06:07:34 pm »
Whatís his number bigdom?

Spectating this year, will keep an eye out for him!

This year is going to be good, last year was an absolute abortion. That snake bite pass almost broke me :lol8:

Got to agree about last year - we also spectated which was a bit of a cock-up. Ended up helping at the self refuel for about 3 hours where there was barely any water for riders and one marshal!  Josh's race number is 25. http://roofofafrica.info/2017/10/18/josh-thorborn/

Sweet will keep an eye out for him :thumleft:

Is he riding a TPI?

No - 2017 XCW with Lectron carb.

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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2017, 10:14:51 am »
Renrew, has your experience with the 2017 jetting been bad? A couple of my mates (experienced "Roof Level" riders) have them, and they are happy, subsequent to re-jetting.

For the record, I have a 2016, so my question is just out of curiosity.

Good luck to all this year's participants. 2017 was supposed to be my year for a Silver attempt, but my relocation to the WC, and the lack of riding opportunities (read - lack of training) has tossed that notion out the window. Next year I'll be 49, so my window is closing...
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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2017, 10:15:28 am »
One week to go!  ;D
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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2017, 11:02:12 am »
`lil Edgy (Tristan) ready for his 1st Roof and new sticker kit....thx BigDom for a brilliant job :thumleft:
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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2017, 11:28:53 am »
Renrew, has your experience with the 2017 jetting been bad? A couple of my mates (experienced "Roof Level" riders) have them, and they are happy, subsequent to re-jetting.

For the record, I have a 2016, so my question is just out of curiosity.

Good luck to all this year's participants. 2017 was supposed to be my year for a Silver attempt, but my relocation to the WC, and the lack of riding opportunities (read - lack of training) has tossed that notion out the window. Next year I'll be 49, so my window is closing...

The standard 2017 jetting with the Mikuni carb was terrible - both poor running and fuel economy. KTM brought out a 'fix kit' with new needle jet, needle etc. Then local dealers could not get stock of it and ended up trying to order the kit parts separately etc. We could not wait for KTM to get their shyte together (the bike was not Ready to Race!)  and got a JD Jetting kit and the replacement needle jet and got it probably 90% fixed, but still guzzled juice. I then was lucky to source an as new Lectron from Oz and the rest is history. These smart carbs are amazing - no fooking around with jetting at altitude and bike is crisp all over. We have 3 friends with the 2017 Mikunis who experienced similar problems on a 125, 150 and 300 and the dealer could not get it right. All three are now also running Lectrons. Many of the international riders also ended up using smart carbs or retro fitting Keihin carbs off the older models. With lots of patience and time and energy one can get the Mikuni's right but are very finicky with the 2017 models for some reason. KTM got into bed too quickly with Mikuni due to using their FI as I understand.  ::)
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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2017, 11:56:16 am »
One week to go!  ;D

When are you guys leaving?
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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2017, 12:00:30 pm »
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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2017, 12:01:30 pm »
One week to go!  ;D

When are you guys leaving?

Woensdag oggend. Will hit the road around 05:00 to get ahead of GP traffic.
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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #49 on: November 07, 2017, 12:07:24 pm »
One week to go!  ;D

When are you guys leaving?

Woensdag oggend. Will hit the road around 05:00 to get ahead of GP traffic.

Ons ook. But we going round eastern side of LS, crossing border at Ramaselitso. Will only be at Lodge on Thursday evening.
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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2017, 03:00:06 pm »
Any Idea when the routes will be out??

I heard there might be a good chance some of the riding will be in the Ramabantha area on one of the days ??

 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2017, 05:37:36 pm »
Any Idea when the routes will be out??

I heard there might be a good chance some of the riding will be in the Ramabantha area on one of the days ??

Probably Monday.
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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #52 on: November 07, 2017, 05:47:22 pm »
One week to go!  ;D

When are you guys leaving?

Woensdag oggend. Will hit the road around 05:00 to get ahead of GP traffic.

Ons ook. But we going round eastern side of LS, crossing border at Ramaselitso. Will only be at Lodge on Thursday evening.

Ramarseliso?

We are hoping to  cross at Monantsa, then a lekker scenic rout to the lodge. Iíll be having a whisky and stogie before sunset.
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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #53 on: November 07, 2017, 09:16:27 pm »
Good luck again to all the riders as well as crew and happy festive supporting to the supporters  :laughing4:
@ Dominic, hope Joshua cracks Silver  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #54 on: November 07, 2017, 09:29:23 pm »
Good luck again to all the riders as well as crew and happy festive supporting to the supporters  :laughing4:
@ Dominic, hope Joshua cracks Silver  :thumleft:

Thanks boet (btw Josh doing Gold!) Min Dae  :thumleft:
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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #55 on: November 07, 2017, 09:53:12 pm »
Good luck again to all the riders as well as crew and happy festive supporting to the supporters  :laughing4:
@ Dominic, hope Joshua cracks Silver  :thumleft:

Thanks boet (btw Josh doing Gold!) Min Dae  :thumleft:

O yes, sorry, he is going for the biggie ....and rightly so, he will ace it  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #56 on: November 08, 2017, 08:46:25 am »
One week to go!  ;D

When are you guys leaving?

Woensdag oggend. Will hit the road around 05:00 to get ahead of GP traffic.

Ons ook. But we going round eastern side of LS, crossing border at Ramaselitso. Will only be at Lodge on Thursday evening.

Ramarseliso?

We are hoping to  cross at Monantsa, then a lekker scenic rout to the lodge. Iíll be having a whisky and stogie before sunset.

Ramaselitso - south eastern edge of LS. Close to Qacha's Nek.
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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #57 on: November 08, 2017, 11:29:22 am »
and the pace hots up, here's a competitor fooling around at the back of Iain McDonald's  farmhouse:

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and here is Barry, Barry is so excited about coming to watch with us that he did this at his farm on the South Coast:

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and on a more serious note this is the end of the Rock Rabbits Gold loop in the Tsoelike valley. Difficult to work out but you are looking into a rock chimney in the cliff face. Words by Blake Gutziet:

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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #58 on: November 08, 2017, 11:39:52 am »
One week to go!  ;D

When are you guys leaving?

Woensdag oggend. Will hit the road around 05:00 to get ahead of GP traffic.

Ons ook. But we going round eastern side of LS, crossing border at Ramaselitso. Will only be at Lodge on Thursday evening.

Ramarseliso?

We are hoping to  cross at Monantsa, then a lekker scenic rout to the lodge. Iíll be having a whisky and stogie before sunset.

Ramaselitso - south eastern edge of LS. Close to Qacha's Nek.

Ja wel no fine...  :lol8:

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Re: Roof of Africa 2017
« Reply #59 on: November 08, 2017, 12:13:32 pm »
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