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Offline Losper

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Jackol asked me to take him and his friends on a lekka technical 3 day trip in Lesotho.
The plan was to do a lot of river crossings and also include the gorge just north of Molengoane. This gorge was part of the Roof of Africa Bronze route in 2011 and we would be the first group to take big bikes into that area. The cherry on the cake would be Jockstrap pass on day 3.
We were, 1x 990, 1x 1190, 1x Africa Twin, 1x 701, 1x 690 and a 500.
Here is a video to give you an idea of what we were up to:



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Dankie Losper! Dit was n ongelooflike lekker trip met die beste wat Lesotho op die spyskaart gehad het. Jy is n fantastiese toerleier!!!

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Meeste pret wat mens kan he met jou broek aan!

En van my kant af ook n groot dank aan Pieter vir nog n epic Losper special!
Dooie visse gaan saam met die stroom...
 

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Ai manne..... dit lyk sommer erg lekker.
Dankie vir die nice video.
 

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Kyk, as ek gespaar word sal ek defnitief, vir Losper vra om my deur Lesotho te neem, die ou Ken Lesotho, soos wat ek nou kan afly van die roetes wat ek al gesien het op videos...

Lekker man lekker!!!!!!!!!!!

Dankie vir die video...

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Kyk, as ek gespaar word sal ek defnitief, vir Losper vra om my deur Lesotho te neem, die ou Ken Lesotho, soos wat ek nou kan afly van die roetes wat ek al gesien het op videos...

Lekker man lekker!!!!!!!!!!!

Dankie vir die video...

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Ek dibk daar is maar min ouens wat Lesotho so ken soos hy, en dit sluit die locals in.
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Day 1: Peka brigde, Pitseng, Metolong dam, Molengoane
We entered Lesotho at Peka brigde and immediately we got of the tar into the veld on single track paths as far as possible. We did a lot of dry river beds, huge erosion dongas and refueld at Pitseng at 2pm. At that stage we were 3 hours behind schedule and I had to cut out a few other interesting technical river crossings and rock sections. We crossed the pedestrian bridge at Metolong dam at dusk and arrived at Molengoane lodge at 6pm. 
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Awesome! Who is on the 701? Good to see I am not the only one on a 701 with a BMW twatsuit :imaposer:

Would love to do a trip like this with my 701! :ricky:

Any issues with the bikes on the trip?
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Awesome! Who is on the 701? Good to see I am not the only one on a 701 with a BMW twatsuit :imaposer:
Would love to do a trip like this with my 701! :ricky:
Any issues with the bikes on the trip?
The rider on the 701 is ndj on the forum.
The only issue we had was a flat battery on the 690.
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Awesome! Who is on the 701? Good to see I am not the only one on a 701 with a BMW twatsuit :imaposer:

Would love to do a trip like this with my 701! :ricky:

Any issues with the bikes on the trip?

W@anted, I would recommend replacing your clutch slave with an Oberon or other aftermarket option before such a trip. Mine went at 3000km on the 701. Would have been a bitch if it went on Jockstrap...

Thanks again Losper for the amazing, epic trip!

PS. This is my first post on the forum.
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Excellent content as usual, Lesotho delivers again ! Thanks for the report and the participants who made the trip with you Losper.
 

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Awesome! Who is on the 701? Good to see I am not the only one on a 701 with a BMW twatsuit :imaposer:

Would love to do a trip like this with my 701! :ricky:

Any issues with the bikes on the trip?

W@anted, I would recommend replacing your clutch slave with an Oberon or other aftermarket option before such a trip. Mine went at 3000km on the 701. Would have been a bitch if it went on Jockstrap...

Thanks again Losper for the amazing, epic trip!

PS. This is my first post on the forum.

Hi!

Thanks for the feedback. I have not read about many clutch failures on the 701's? Is this common during technical riding?
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Day 2: Molengoane, gorge, Roma, Ramabanta
We were on the bikes at 8am and headed for the gorge about 4km away from the lodge. To get into the gorge one has to descend a very very steep off-camber section strewn with loose rock. It was tricky getting down but everybody made it. The gorge is probably the most beautiful area in Lesotho. We crossed the river about 10 times before we got to a very dense area packed with bushes and trees. There is a very technical single path leading thru the bush following the Phuthlasana river. It took us 2 hours to cover the 3km section in the gorge but it was totally worth it.
 
From there past Thaba Bosio on our way to Roma for fuel and again a great semi technical river bed section followed by a ride thru a huge Denne tree forrest. 
The last river crossing for the day was the Makhaleng river west of Ramabanta.   
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