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Re: Leaving the realm of the bikeless :)
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2018, 06:08:40 pm »
Mooi man! Congratulations, buddie! No more broken bones now okay?

Looking forward to seeing some pics of the riding up there. :deal:
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Re: Leaving the realm of the bikeless :)
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2018, 07:40:56 pm »
Klink vir my goed ek beplan om so binne die volgende 2 maande terug te ry VIA daai Eastern Highlands.

My enigste probleem is tyd, werk vir n baas :bueller:

Hoop jy is nie te haastig om weer 'n lekker RR te doen nie  :ricky:
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Re: Leaving the realm of the bikeless :)
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2018, 07:41:36 am »
Mooi man! Congratulations, buddie! No more broken bones now okay?

Looking forward to seeing some pics of the riding up there. :deal:

Will try my best, promise  :lol8:   :thumleft:

Klink vir my goed ek beplan om so binne die volgende 2 maande terug te ry VIA daai Eastern Highlands.

My enigste probleem is tyd, werk vir n baas :bueller:

@Ruan 87  ek ken daai tyd probleem al te goed!
As jy deur Harare kom is jy meer as welkom om by ons te bly.
E/Highlands kan ek vir jou n paar idees gee, maar die beste ou om te vra is seker JustBlipIt   ;D   :thumleft:


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Re: Leaving the realm of the bikeless :)
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2018, 07:43:40 am »
Lekker Coen. Geniet hom  :ricky:
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Re: Leaving the realm of the bikeless :)
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2018, 10:46:40 am »
Klink vir my goed ek beplan om so binne die volgende 2 maande terug te ry VIA daai Eastern Highlands.

My enigste probleem is tyd, werk vir n baas :bueller:

Hoop jy is nie te haastig om weer 'n lekker RR te doen nie  :ricky:

Verseker Ri, die keer met meer kiekies

Mooi man! Congratulations, buddie! No more broken bones now okay?

Looking forward to seeing some pics of the riding up there. :deal:

Will try my best, promise  :lol8:   :thumleft:

Klink vir my goed ek beplan om so binne die volgende 2 maande terug te ry VIA daai Eastern Highlands.

My enigste probleem is tyd, werk vir n baas :bueller:

@Ruan 87  ek ken daai tyd probleem al te goed!
As jy deur Harare kom is jy meer as welkom om by ons te bly.
E/Highlands kan ek vir jou n paar idees gee, maar die beste ou om te vra is seker JustBlipIt   ;D   :thumleft:

Dankie 0012, ek gaan verseker nie verby ry sonder om te groet nie :thumleft:
 

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Re: Leaving the realm of the bikeless :)
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2018, 11:11:28 am »
Very much congratulationnesses, and do look after that bike, they are a generation of motorcycles unavailable today, yet extremely capable.

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Re: Leaving the realm of the bikeless :)
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2018, 07:55:29 pm »
Baie geluk, awesome bikes daai. baie veilige ,happy kilometers  :ricky:
 

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Re: Leaving the realm of the bikeless :)
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2018, 09:00:15 pm »
And Chopper has done all the right upgrades, I rode Swaziland with him a few times with him on the DR and on one ride he was on Mark's tail the whole time and he was on a 990.
You got probably the best DR in the country!
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Re: Leaving the realm of the bikeless :)
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2018, 09:07:26 am »
After approx a month since having bought it, Chopperpilot's and my calendars aligned this weekend, he drove up from the spruit to Beitbridge and I drove down from Harare to BB.

First two pics:
Chopper showing me the bike is soopa 100s and good to go, pappie!

Third pic:
I dug out my old, dusty riding gear, not even been washed since I went sleepy time in the gravel nearly 2 yrs ago!

Paperwork etc was in readiness and due to time being tight, I rented a trailer and a buddy and on friday 11am we set off from harare.

Fourth pic:
A Scooby cannot drive past a fuel station.

Fifth pic:
We pulled into Lion & Elephant motel around 6pm, 7 hours to do 500km. Those that have done it will know that the road from Harare to Beitbridge has a bad surface, and lots and lots and lots of buses and trucks, progress is slow!

Sixth pic:
After one or two beers  ;) and a good rump steak we turned in early for the night. Next morning we left at 5:30 and were at the border by 6:30. My buddy dropped me off on the zim side and went to go find the one tree in beit bridge to park and wait under. The heat for 7 in the morning was amazing, literally breathtaking  :lol8: zim side I was through in 10min, walked over the bridge for the first time in my life and then the SA side confronted me. this pic is about 1/4 of the immigration queue that I joined! I told Chopper that I'm gonna be stuck a while and he should chill at a Musina ultra-city until I let him know I'm done. at 10am (yes, 3 hours of queuing in the sun) I gave him the all clear. Very nice to meet him & Swambo and they brought me the most beautiful thirst quenching cold water on the planet!!!

Unfortunately due to me wanting to get the export/import process started ASAP there was little time for pleasantries, I wish we had time for a cold one together, chat bike stories and enjoy! but it was not to be and on to business. Those that know him will know that Chopper is super organised and diligent. paperwork was 100% in order and I was amazed at every little detail and work that he did to make sure the bike is absolutely perfect when handing over to me! Chopper, waardeer!   :thumleft:

Having offloaded and said goodbyes I promptly joined the wrong queue based on wrong information from SA customs official. When I got to the front of the queue an hour later, still sweating like a hog due to blistering heat and standing in the sun, the official there said I can't do the export myself, need a clearing agent. lekker man. went out, got an agent, and submitted Bill of Entry. that was around 12pm. The SARS system was down, so it was a waiting game, can't proceed till the system is back...

Around 4pm I started wondering where the bike and I were going to sleep that night, since clearing/imports close at 10pm on the zim side.

Anyhoo just after 4 system came online and we proceeded with clearance on SA side. went more or less smoothly and I pillioned the clearing agent (I had awesome Arai helmet Chopper gave me and agent had niks!) over to the zim side, arriving there around 5:30pm.

Warra warra warra, only finished paying duty and stuff at 8:30pm.

Then had to rush to some dodgy place in BeitBridge town about 10km from the border to submit paperwork for the final clearance certificate.
Still with agent as pillion, at 9 at night, navigating BB with trucks and buses tearing past us, I was more than a little afraid for my life  :o
Made it to the place, submitted papers, have to come back tomorrow to collect, they open at 6am.

Pic 7 and 8:
It was 9:45pm and I was knackered. pillioned the agent to his place, then got lost 3 times trying to find the only 5 star motel in BB where my buddy found us place to stay for the night. Yes that's 5 star, for BB, it even had aircon, and a toilet!

Next morning go back to the place of last night where I handed in my application forms. Oh no, today we're processing these somewhere else, go there  :-\
Get to that joint, there's like 30 applications on top of mine. Being an 8hour drive to harare and me hating to drive at night in zim i knew i had to make a plan....

I chatted with the station supervisor and told him my wife is pregnant and I need to get back asap, he put my application on the top of the pile  ;D
Two hours later (!!) got the doc I needed, and hit the streets, scooby on boost! It was about 9:30am. Pulled into harare just about 5!

And that's how you get a bike from SA to Zim   :ricky:

For this machine, so worth it!
Have to thank Chopper for all the time and amazing effort he put in to this, helping me every step of the way, from a month ago, and doing so much more than I could have hoped for, what a legend  :thumleft:





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Re: Leaving the realm of the bikeless :) - pickup report added
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2018, 09:50:33 am »
Lyk lekker Coen! Geniet hom!
 
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Re: Leaving the realm of the bikeless :) - pickup report added
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2018, 10:30:01 am »
Baie geluk. Ek glo die smile gaan maar sukkel om te verdwyn!
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Re: Leaving the realm of the bikeless :) - pickup report added
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2018, 10:49:51 am »
Lekker BRAKPAN wiele op daai karretjioe van jou. :pot: :imaposer:

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Re: Leaving the realm of the bikeless :) - pickup report added
« Reply #32 on: April 09, 2018, 11:10:28 am »
Dankie julle  :ricky:

Lekker BRAKPAN wiele op daai karretjioe van jou. :pot: :imaposer:

Ja nee, dis vandat ek by Oom gekuier het dat ek sulke neigings het   :eek7:

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Re: Leaving the realm of the bikeless :) - pickup report added
« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2018, 11:57:55 am »
My hart is nou nog seer dat die bike nie my vrou sin geword het. Ek het nogal uitgesien daarna om sy batterie te charge. ;)
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« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2018, 02:29:27 pm »
Baie geluk en ek hoop ons gaan nou lekker RR's sien!  :thumleft:
 
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Re: Leaving the realm of the bikeless :) - pickup report added
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2018, 07:08:21 pm »
Beit Bridge is an aboslute shithole. Well done.
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Re: Leaving the realm of the bikeless :) - pickup report added
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2018, 08:16:38 pm »
Nice...enjoy 8)
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« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2018, 09:45:31 pm »
Pasop net daardie UD trokke!
 

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Re: Leaving the realm of the bikeless :) - pickup report added
« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2018, 03:14:03 am »
Coen

This transaction turned out epic and memorable!

I've had my Husky 610 TE for 2 years, and due to my love for DRs, could not get so far as to sell her.

You realized the value of my DR, and therefore a worthy recipient of this fine specimen!

The cross-border sale required a lot of paper work before the actual handling over. A friend in Nelspruit, Vlam Els, handled the SARPCO and other paperwork.

Me and Swambo had a fun weekend meeting up with you in Beit Bridge!

It was only a pleasure dealing with you Coen!

May you have many safe adventurous miles!




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Re: Leaving the realm of the bikeless :) - pickup report added
« Reply #39 on: June 04, 2018, 02:19:54 pm »
so ek gebruik my fiets meestal vir weekend warrior solo rides, +- 2 - 3 ure... sal seker bietjie meer gebruik wanneer ek adv bike maatjies maak/convert hier.
Ek neem nie gewoonlik kieks nie, maar ek het gister, net om vir julle te wys hoe lykit.

Gister was so 60km "loop" wat my so net onder 2ure geneem het. Stadig gery, ontspan, baie gestop vir kieks.
so 'n mengsel van 2spoor, oop gravel en dan ook n klein stukkie wat lekker rowwe voetpad is sommer teen n heuwel op  ;D

Geniet myself vreeslik baie soos ek die DR beter leer ken.

Hier en daar n water poel om deur te splash, en ook lang stukke met diep spore wat in modder getrap was wat toe weer hard geraak het. Daai kan tricky wees, ek sien nounog duidelik in my "mind's eye" hoe my vriend op sy 1200GSA neerslet bo op gannaga pas, aan die middelpos kant van gannaga lodge.



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