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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2018, 09:01:00 pm »
Hey 2-S, does your pappie still hold the Durban-Joburg record on that BMW back in the '90s or was it the '80s? The time was just under three hours I think. 8)
I thought it was a big Honda with a stupid fuel tank?

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Yes makes sense, I remembered it being a big UJM not a BMW.  8)

Indeed is was a Gixxer. It was his third attempt the bike blew up the first two times.

2 hours 59 minutes and 10 seconds. This was while running out of fuel just before Jo'burg and getting a hand from a passerby with a fuel can.

Your Dad managed to blow up a Gixxer, twice??  Thousands of Cape Coloureds have not been able to do that since.... :eek7: :pot:

It takes huge skill!
 

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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2018, 09:23:04 pm »
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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2018, 10:19:38 pm »
Great achievement to both the 7day Cairo to Cape and your Dad Donovan.

The endurance of doing both: Cairo to Cape having to deal with fuel, customs and other challenges and the Durbs/Jhb at speed, concentration, tyres ++

For some things like these does not makes sense, but life does not always need to make sense. I love it  :laughing4:
 
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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2018, 06:55:10 am »
Also remember it had to be Durban Town Hall to Johannesburg Town Hall :ricky:
I know nothing but I can not prove it,,,,,
 

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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2018, 07:09:05 am »
Would be interesting to see how the Jhb to Durban time would differ today, given [slightly] better bikes, better roads, but terrible congestion.

Donovan, daar gaat jy!
 

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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2018, 10:06:46 am »
Hey 2-S, does your pappie still hold the Durban-Joburg record on that BMW back in the '90s or was it the '80s? The time was just under three hours I think. 8)
I thought it was a big Honda with a stupid fuel tank?

1988 Suzuki GSXR 1100 with enlarged fuel tank early on Christmas morning

Yes makes sense, I remembered it being a big UJM not a BMW.  8)

I got BMW on the brain.....must be Alz lite. :-[
 

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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2018, 10:10:25 am »
Would be interesting to see how the Jhb to Durban time would differ today, given [slightly] better bikes, better roads, but terrible congestion.

Donovan, daar gaat jy!

Surprisingly you didn't suggest he's take the 310GS  :eek7:
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Re: SA man breaks Cairo to Cape record
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2018, 09:49:18 pm »
Would be interesting to see how the Jhb to Durban time would differ today, given [slightly] better bikes, better roads, but terrible congestion.

Donovan, daar gaat jy!

Surprisingly you didn't suggest he's take the 310GS  :eek7:
As jy soiets aanpak vat jy mos die beste bike.   :imaposer:

 :thumleft: Donovan should send Frank Zappa on a GS310 to do the JHB to Durban run, on one of the best adventure bikes he has ever ridden. He can do dirt and still beat Simon's time. ::)