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Offline Damaraland

Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #880 on: April 12, 2018, 11:27:21 am »
Monstrosity is the right word.  Lost two number plates before I put on the new one.

Stock rubbish.

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #881 on: April 12, 2018, 11:32:14 am »
What they thinking - guess DOT etc for Euro market?
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #882 on: April 12, 2018, 02:49:47 pm »
In stock form you will actually see lights. and licence plate will be illuminated legally.


Not much fun braking at night and indicating that you plan on turning left and cage/truck behind you can't see shit from your bike and takes you out.


 
 

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #883 on: April 12, 2018, 03:14:16 pm »
In stock form you will actually see lights. and licence plate will be illuminated legally.

Not much fun braking at night and indicating that you plan on turning left and cage/truck behind you can't see shit from your bike and takes you out.


I can see the LED's well enough both riding, brake and flickers?  Not sure about legality to be honest, must it be illuminated with a bulb?

Here's a very shitty screengrab of a ride we did in the rain



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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #884 on: April 12, 2018, 03:23:50 pm »
As far as i know yes

Many small units have a bottom white running light for plate.

BUT there not many cops ,trucks in the bush so you should be ok :)
 

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #885 on: April 12, 2018, 03:31:09 pm »
Is this your kit ? If yes it has down light


 

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #886 on: April 14, 2018, 09:15:57 am »
This is why I sold my SE and moved to a 500

It can do everything and more ... the absolute giant killer

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #887 on: April 14, 2018, 09:38:37 am »
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #888 on: April 14, 2018, 10:31:35 am »
That video sounds a lot like us, 3 mates,3  500's, lots of fun!
Thanks for posting that Justin, awesome vid.
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #889 on: April 14, 2018, 12:00:20 pm »
This looks like a very neat bike and a very good buy considering all the extras and the big tank

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #890 on: April 14, 2018, 12:46:45 pm »
This looks like a very neat bike and a very good buy considering all the extras and the big tank

https://www.gumtree.co.za/view.html?adId=1002291093340910186908609&utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bolt

Wow that is a good deal. I would have pounced on it if I didn't have one already!
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #891 on: April 14, 2018, 02:24:39 pm »
Just a head's up. When I bought my second hand 500 recently, the starter motor was poked. I shopped around, and found out that SSS Racing in Jhb sells after market complete starters for KTM's (and other bikes). They have a batch of starters in stock for the older KTM's, and a batch is on the ocean for the '12-16 models, and they will sell for about R1500 each. Good deal I think.
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #892 on: April 17, 2018, 12:53:19 pm »
Motonomad 3 featuring the 500

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #893 on: April 17, 2018, 01:17:42 pm »
Should be good - I am guessing a 4th cameraman did the trailer? Is one of them camerman on the trip - trying to remember but must be + drone etc I guess.
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #894 on: April 17, 2018, 03:17:24 pm »
Should be good - I am guessing a 4th cameraman did the trailer? Is one of them cameraman on the trip - trying to remember but must be + drone etc I guess.

Adam Riemann is an absolute champ when it comes to documenting these rides, they are only 3 and he does most of the camera work, with a drone as well, but  i can ensure you there is a lot of"let me plant the camera and ride back, then all 3 of us wheelie past, then i turnaround and collect the camera again type shots. I think he chooses his companions knowing that they know the basics of videography, or coaches them beforehand.


Similiar to LyndonsPoskitt's Races2places, all shots are done by himself, and he sends it on for editing  (i think)

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #895 on: April 19, 2018, 05:47:36 pm »
This is definately no Motonomad, but took some footage of a quick ride we did this morning, just outside Windhoek, to begin testing our loadout for Angola.



Loadout:

15l water
25l petrol
2 KTM toolkits
Tent
Sleeping Bag
First Aid kit
Pots
Stove and gas
Mattress
Towel
Emergency blanket
Lamp
Toiletries

Very happy with how the kit performed, the riding in Angola should be easier than what we did today.  The 500's also handled the extra weight with aplomb and handling was impacted less than what we thought it would be.  Some more testing & experimenting to be done over the course of the next couple of weekends.
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #896 on: April 19, 2018, 06:06:23 pm »
The bush there looks bloody spectacular!!
 

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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #897 on: April 19, 2018, 06:12:42 pm »
The bush there looks bloody spectacular!!

Pretty lucky to have this loop about 5 mins ride from my house - video is mostly in and around the river that runs up to the Elisenheim estate just north of Windhoek.
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #898 on: April 20, 2018, 01:04:59 pm »
Yes great riding terrain you have there  :thumleft:
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Re: Economically adventurizing a EXC 500
« Reply #899 on: April 20, 2018, 01:09:27 pm »
Looks like you had rain that side.
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