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Offline Aaklige Attie

Re: 2017 GSA Tyre Advice for a trip
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2018, 05:26:05 pm »
Hi Bruce,

Myself, Ouman and Gingerball returned yesterday from our trip down. We went in from Matjiesfontein to Tankwa, Stonehenge through the park to Middelpos and then to Sutherland. Ouman lost his as new Karoo3 due to a rock cutting through the tyre. The only problem with that road is that if it gets wet your current tyres is a definite NO as it gets slippery as hell.  Personal choice for me would not be the anakees but that is just me.
 
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Re: 2017 GSA Tyre Advice for a trip
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2018, 06:15:25 pm »
Thank you Aaklige Attie.
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Re: 2017 GSA Tyre Advice for a trip
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2018, 07:25:57 am »
Looks like I will be doing the trip alone so another question related to tyres:

If you lose a tyre and it is not repairable and you are in the middle of no where will the BMW road side assistance help or how would i resolve the issue? I dont see many people carry spares on their bikes.
Should I just avoid the R355 etc?

My planned route is below. Leaving JHB midday on Friday the 20th, CT on Sunday then leaving CT on Thursday the 26th at around midday to be back in JHB on Saturday or Sunday.

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Re: 2017 GSA Tyre Advice for a trip
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2018, 08:30:45 am »
An alternative could be to do Katbakkies and Ganaga passes, sleep over at Ganaga lodge.  Anakees would do fine for that too :thumright:
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Offline Miracle_Salad

Re: 2017 GSA Tyre Advice for a trip
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2018, 05:12:08 pm »
Take a Gander at Brett Tkacs videos, he rides a trophy with anakees pretty much everywhere.



This one covers riding in dirt you might be facing etc. In one of his Q and A session videos he often gets asked whether to deflate tyres and which tyres etc. Very interesting to note he does alot on the anakees and without deflating, depending on what terrain you will be facing.

Edit: posted the wrong video sorry  :ricky:
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Re: 2017 GSA Tyre Advice for a trip
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2018, 02:31:46 pm »
I have done the R355 many times and have the same tyres as you. No problems at all and we were shunting at some stages. I don't do off road biased tyres as I commute every day and they are kak in the rain. Just keep your speed under 120km/h or over 140km/h. I got a bad tyre slash last time and had to use 5 snot plugs and that still kept popping out when I hit the tar as it was very hot. We ran out of snot plugs so my wife had to come and fetch me just outside Wellington with my trailer. The R355 is known for punctures due to the slate on the road and your front wheel throws it up and connects the back one. Hope it does not rain as it can get like snot as well. It is an awesome ride and you will love it. Make sure you got enough snotties and a compressor just in case. Take a spare back tyre if you can. We always do and the one time we did not I needed it. Travel safe.
 

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Re: 2017 GSA Tyre Advice for a trip
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2018, 03:23:53 pm »


If you lose a tyre and it is not repairable and you are in the middle of no where will the BMW road side assistance help or how would i resolve the issue?

They will help, but I reckon it could take them a few days to get to you somewhere in the Tankwa Karoo!

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Re: 2017 GSA Tyre Advice for a trip
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2018, 03:26:58 am »
Brucet, print this spreadsheet just in case you need some help along the way: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=136676.0
 
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Re: 2017 GSA Tyre Advice for a trip
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2018, 07:35:56 am »
Hi BruceT,
I've done the R355 a couple of times.  I have a 50% puncture rate on the stretch north of Tankwa Padstal.  On both occasions i was using road biased tyres on my 1200.  So the point i'm making is, be sure to have your tyre fix kit on hand.  Keep speed to what you can handle, to avoid sudden braking with a slipping back wheel over that shale.  I will still recommend  the route, it is spectacular.  The nothingness is really beautiful, breathtaking.  Maybe you will be in the lucky 50%!  Enjoy and ride safe!
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Re: 2017 GSA Tyre Advice for a trip
« Reply #29 on: April 17, 2018, 08:37:57 am »
Thank you all for the replies.

Dawid S thats a great idea thank you
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Re: 2017 GSA Tyre Advice for a trip
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2018, 09:12:36 am »
Thank you all for the replies.

Dawid S thats a great idea thank you
AND...... did your tyres survive?  ;D ;D ;D

We've done that road so many times. No punctures luckily.
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Re: 2017 GSA Tyre Advice for a trip
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2018, 09:37:06 am »
If I did that trip I would have fitted TKC 80's in Cape Town, or Anakee Wilds

I do not like tar road biased tyres on dirt
 

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Re: 2017 GSA Tyre Advice for a trip
« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2018, 02:22:01 am »
Interesting thread, Iím also curious about the outcome.

I would not ride the R355 beyond Stonehenge on A3ís. Iíve seen those sharp splinters go through the middle of the Anakee thread on the rear tyre of Jakaís 1200. Much too thin for my taste.

From Ceres to Padstal or via Katbakkies should be OK if itís dry.
 

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Re: 2017 GSA Tyre Advice for a trip
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2018, 02:59:25 pm »
I unfortunately had to cancel the trip so never did choose tyres.
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