Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns  (Read 30572 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Noneking

Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #160 on: June 18, 2018, 03:38:29 pm »
Glorious, glorious sand......











2006 HP2 Enduro 1229
2019 KTM 790 R

NONEKING'S RIDE REPORTS - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=226099.0
 
The following users thanked this post: westfrogger

Offline Noneking

Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #161 on: June 18, 2018, 03:45:36 pm »
Dwerg's 450 decided that it had had enough. No more!
Dwerg was devastated. We stopped to wait for backup vehicles. @Ri had to give up the ride due to her injury and was kind enough to offer her purple monster to Dwerg for the rest of the trip. I for one was very relieved as I would have hated to see Dwerg on the bakkie for the duration of this adventure.












2006 HP2 Enduro 1229
2019 KTM 790 R

NONEKING'S RIDE REPORTS - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=226099.0
 
The following users thanked this post: westfrogger

Offline Noneking

Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #162 on: June 18, 2018, 03:48:58 pm »
Check the happiness on that face....









Not sure if it was the bike or the seat height that excited the midget most...... :pot:




2006 HP2 Enduro 1229
2019 KTM 790 R

NONEKING'S RIDE REPORTS - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=226099.0
 
The following users thanked this post: westfrogger

Offline Noneking

Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #163 on: June 18, 2018, 03:52:22 pm »
The euphoria didn't last long..... I ran out of fuel before the lunch stop







Dwerg's "I'm sorry to leave you here" face....




2006 HP2 Enduro 1229
2019 KTM 790 R

NONEKING'S RIDE REPORTS - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=226099.0
 
The following users thanked this post: westfrogger

Online woody1

  • Forum Whore
  • ****
  • Bike: Yamaha Super Tenere
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 9,457
  • Thanked: 156 times
  • XT1200ZE "Vinnige" Witte
Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #164 on: June 18, 2018, 03:52:28 pm »
It's the PURPLE !!!! :laughing4:

I WOULD RATHER BE AN HONEST ASSHOLE .... THAN A FLIPPEN LIAR !   


Ducati 100cc Mountaineer, Honda 550 K3, Suzuki Gs1000E, Suzuki Gs1000G, Suzuki 1100 Katana, BMW R1100RT, BMW R1150RT,,,,,All gone. Only 2014 ST in the garage at the moment... And Honda XL 600
 

Offline Noneking

Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #165 on: June 18, 2018, 03:59:22 pm »
@Hardy de Kock , Janco and Steff arrived and I was really relieved. II was taking photos and gesturing with my right hand for them to stop. Hardy and Janco rode past. Steff took his hand of the throttle in an attempt to high five me and nearly hit the deck in the sand  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

None of them realised that I had run out of petrol and I was left stranded next to the road. The backup vehicles were still on their way though and we ended up taking fuel from the 450 on the bakkie to get me going again


2006 HP2 Enduro 1229
2019 KTM 790 R

NONEKING'S RIDE REPORTS - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=226099.0
 
The following users thanked this post: westfrogger

Offline Noneking

Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #166 on: June 18, 2018, 04:08:34 pm »
I spent just over an hour next to the road. I was just over 40 minutes behind Hardy and the team when I eventually got going again. I was riding like a madman to catch up.

Meanwhile the rest of the guys hit Heartbreak hill. This is a seriously rocky climb that took most of us by surprise. Respect to the Quest participants who went up there on the big bikes.

When I eventually arrived I stalled the 501 as I came round the corner. Corrected my line and opened up the 501, then chose the incorrect line and jumped and hopped over all the big rocks. Barry was standing at the top and I ran him over on my way to the crest.  I would have been dead on anything else  ;)



















« Last Edit: June 18, 2018, 04:09:41 pm by Noneking »
2006 HP2 Enduro 1229
2019 KTM 790 R

NONEKING'S RIDE REPORTS - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=226099.0
 
The following users thanked this post: westfrogger

Offline Noneking

Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #167 on: June 18, 2018, 04:12:37 pm »













« Last Edit: July 05, 2018, 07:31:29 pm by Noneking »
2006 HP2 Enduro 1229
2019 KTM 790 R

NONEKING'S RIDE REPORTS - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=226099.0
 
The following users thanked this post: westfrogger

Offline Noneking

Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #168 on: June 18, 2018, 04:14:34 pm »
Dwerg was still coming to grips with riding the heavier bike in sand.












2006 HP2 Enduro 1229
2019 KTM 790 R

NONEKING'S RIDE REPORTS - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=226099.0
 
The following users thanked this post: westfrogger

Offline Noneking

Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #169 on: June 18, 2018, 04:18:09 pm »
Van Zyl's camp was a welcome sight after one of the hardest days of the trip




2006 HP2 Enduro 1229
2019 KTM 790 R

NONEKING'S RIDE REPORTS - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=226099.0
 
The following users thanked this post: westfrogger

Offline Noneking

Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #170 on: June 18, 2018, 04:18:56 pm »
2006 HP2 Enduro 1229
2019 KTM 790 R

NONEKING'S RIDE REPORTS - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=226099.0
 
The following users thanked this post: westfrogger

Offline Noneking

Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #171 on: June 18, 2018, 04:21:16 pm »
We were camping in the beautiful riverbed. No working toilet though......









2006 HP2 Enduro 1229
2019 KTM 790 R

NONEKING'S RIDE REPORTS - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=226099.0
 
The following users thanked this post: westfrogger

Offline Noneking

Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #172 on: June 18, 2018, 04:22:13 pm »




« Last Edit: July 05, 2018, 07:32:36 pm by Noneking »
2006 HP2 Enduro 1229
2019 KTM 790 R

NONEKING'S RIDE REPORTS - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=226099.0
 

Online Hardy de Kock

  • Vendors
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda CRF-1000L Africa Twin
    Location: Northern Cape
  • Posts: 1,679
  • Thanked: 160 times
    • De Rust Outdoor
Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #173 on: June 18, 2018, 04:23:34 pm »


The dentist doing the dirty - Show off
 
The following users thanked this post: Chantal Burger

Offline Tom van Brits

Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #174 on: June 18, 2018, 04:36:05 pm »
So what was the issue right in the beginning with the flat battery on the Huskey? I recall you said something about Gps wiring...assume it was sorted. That 501 sure is the best looking bike on this tour!
 

Online Hardy de Kock

  • Vendors
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda CRF-1000L Africa Twin
    Location: Northern Cape
  • Posts: 1,679
  • Thanked: 160 times
    • De Rust Outdoor
Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #175 on: June 18, 2018, 04:36:48 pm »
@Hardy de Kock , Janco and Steff arrived and I was really relieved. II was taking photos and gesturing with my right hand for them to stop. Hardy and Janco rode past. Steff took his hand of the throttle in an attempt to high five me and nearly hit the deck in the sand  :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

None of them realised that I had run out of petrol and I was left stranded next to the road. The backup vehicles were still on their way though and we ended up taking fuel from the 450 on the bakkie to get me going again




NoneKing really puts effort into taking pictures. As I rode towards him, I saw his bike was parked outside of the track and thought, "That is very thoughtful of him, not blocking the road. He was busy taking the picture above and I grinded out my "In Law" smile as I rode past him. We could not help with fuel anyway, as it was on the Cruisers behind us.
Thinking back now, I can only imagine what Canzius must have thought as we rode past -  :imaposer:
« Last Edit: June 18, 2018, 04:38:13 pm by Hardy de Kock »
 

Offline Noneking

Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #176 on: June 18, 2018, 04:40:52 pm »
So what was the issue right in the beginning with the flat battery on the Huskey? I recall you said something about Gps wiring...assume it was sorted. That 501 sure is the best looking bike on this tour!

Still not sure. I disconnected the gps fuse every night and put it back in the morning, just to be sure, Last few nights I forgot about it, but every morning the bike started fine.
2006 HP2 Enduro 1229
2019 KTM 790 R

NONEKING'S RIDE REPORTS - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=226099.0
 

Offline RobLH

  • Member
  • **
  • Bike: Honda CRF-1000L Africa Twin
    Location: Kwazulu Natal
  • Posts: 159
  • Thanked: 21 times
Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #177 on: June 18, 2018, 04:45:52 pm »
Noneking, you seem to have run out of fuel a few times. Were you running the standard fuel tank?
 

Offline Noneking

Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #178 on: June 18, 2018, 04:46:24 pm »


The dentist doing the dirty - Show off

Nou wanneer kry ek 'n pet en check you -check you back Oakleys?? 8)
2006 HP2 Enduro 1229
2019 KTM 790 R

NONEKING'S RIDE REPORTS - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=226099.0
 

Online Hardy de Kock

  • Vendors
  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda CRF-1000L Africa Twin
    Location: Northern Cape
  • Posts: 1,679
  • Thanked: 160 times
    • De Rust Outdoor
Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #179 on: June 18, 2018, 04:49:34 pm »
So what was the issue right in the beginning with the flat battery on the Huskey? I recall you said something about Gps wiring...assume it was sorted. That 501 sure is the best looking bike on this tour!

It is a magnificent bike, and it weighs almost nothing.
It is also the newest bike on the trip.

Tom - the "special" battery in the bike was dead and could only be charged with some "special"charger according to the TRAX KTM workshop staff.
They also told me that they did not have such a charger in stock and that it would take several weeks to order.
I asked them if there was a normal battery replacement upon which they reluctantly gave me the part nr.
I then started phoning around and eventually found two batteries in George (at a fraction of the price of the special battery from KTM)
PK picked it up, and brought it with him to Windhoek where we wanted to replace it - only to find that the batteries were a centimeter too high (which meant that we had to remove a bracket to get it to fit. We luckily found the right battery in WH and all was sorted.
I have no idea what the problem was with his gps wiring, but it did not give any problems after he re-wired it.
 
The following users thanked this post: Tom van Brits