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Offline Noneking

Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #120 on: June 18, 2018, 11:50:23 am »
I assume the 'bike talk' will follow at a later stage, and what the ideal bike for the trip is but in my mind it seems the Huskey 501 (or a KTM 500) to be ideal.

Looking forward to the rest!  :laughing4:


Tom, not for me to say what the ideal bike for trip would be. I can however tell you that the 501 was epic on this trip. Nothing got it out of shape and even on these long open stretches, it was epic fun to ride.  It was especially telling on days where we did a LOT of sand riding in riverbeds. I was just getting along so much easier than Dwerg and the rest. It was not about skill, but purely the ability of the light bike.

 In an ideal world, I would ride my 1090 R to Okongwati, then load it on the bakkie and complete the trip on the 501.

We were so lucky to be able to travel without luggage and in my case oversized fuel tank. Under different circumstances, I might have been better off on the 701 with extra fuel and luggage options.

I must admit that the Husky made mincemeat of the technical (sand and rocks) sections. It really is a weapon for the technical terrain and Canzius even said it was enjoyable on the longer stretches.
Tom - reliability and basic knowledge of your bike is underestimated in most cases and this is where the thumpers shine. Old school, easy to fix technology is what I would recommend any time of the day. I am sure Dwerg would tell you that the DR might not have the best suspension etc, but he will also tell you that  Ri's DR brought him home without a glitch.

Agree 100% Hardy  :thumleft:

Respect to Ri for handing him her bike after her unfortunate mishap. Spoke to her yesterday, she went to the hospital and got X-ray's and confirmed a broken fibula - will need an operation and fusion. That is one tough lady to walk around with a smile on her face with a broken fibila!

Know she will read here at some time - Strongs Ri, hope you recover quick to be back in the saddle soon!  :thumleft:

She surely is!

I arrived at the scene when she broke that fibula, but more on that a bit later........
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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #121 on: June 18, 2018, 12:05:13 pm »
Hardy is absolutely right the DR (even being almost 10 years old, high mileage and a little beat up) started every morning and took me through the toughest parts of the trip and I will be forever grateful to sweetest Ri for offering it to me  :thumleft:

But if you ask me whether I would have enjoyed the trip more if I was on my 450 (or 690) for the entirety of it? Absolutely, no question. Partly because with the DR it was constantly in the back of my mind that I was riding someone else's bike and needed to look after it accordingly. But mostly because of weight and suspension. Outright power is seldom required on a trip like this and both the 450 and DR had plenty.

But let's get back to the report. The riding gets better and better from this point.
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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #122 on: June 18, 2018, 12:14:25 pm »
This is awesome...
 

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« Reply #123 on: June 18, 2018, 12:24:54 pm »
We counted off the km s to Okongwati and were excited about what lay ahead after the turnoff.
All around us there was still spectacular beauty.


















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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #124 on: June 18, 2018, 12:27:55 pm »





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« Reply #125 on: June 18, 2018, 12:40:32 pm »
Sit al klaar en huil wil terug ry alweer lekker saam. Dankie Noneking
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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #126 on: June 18, 2018, 12:42:11 pm »
Hardy is absolutely right the DR (even being almost 10 years old, high mileage and a little beat up) started every morning and took me through the toughest parts of the trip and I will be forever grateful to sweetest Ri for offering it to me  :thumleft:

But if you ask me whether I would have enjoyed the trip more if I was on my 450 (or 690) for the entirety of it? Absolutely, no question. Partly because with the DR it was constantly in the back of my mind that I was riding someone else's bike and needed to look after it accordingly. But mostly because of weight and suspension. Outright power is seldom required on a trip like this and both the 450 and DR had plenty.

But let's get back to the report. The riding gets better and better from this point.

Hi Dwerg, watdink jy van die 250rally/xt250 vir daardie trip? Het dit genoeg oemf?
 

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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #127 on: June 18, 2018, 12:46:48 pm »
Hardy is absolutely right the DR (even being almost 10 years old, high mileage and a little beat up) started every morning and took me through the toughest parts of the trip and I will be forever grateful to sweetest Ri for offering it to me  :thumleft:

But if you ask me whether I would have enjoyed the trip more if I was on my 450 (or 690) for the entirety of it? Absolutely, no question. Partly because with the DR it was constantly in the back of my mind that I was riding someone else's bike and needed to look after it accordingly. But mostly because of weight and suspension. Outright power is seldom required on a trip like this and both the 450 and DR had plenty.

But let's get back to the report. The riding gets better and better from this point.

Hi Dwerg, watdink jy van die 250rally/xt250 vir daardie trip? Het dit genoeg oemf?

Frans - Met baie respek, Jaco is die verkeerde ou om dit te antwoord. Hy ry hard, en hy ry vinnig.

As dit jou plan is om deur die plek te tailslide - gaan die fietse nie werk nie.
As jy die plek wil sien en meer adventure orientated is - VERSEKER


 

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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #128 on: June 18, 2018, 12:47:50 pm »
Fantastic report for a fantastic area.

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And thank you for ruining my Monday. Cant work now with Namibia in my head and whats to come in this RR.  :drif:

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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #129 on: June 18, 2018, 12:51:12 pm »
Hardy is absolutely right the DR (even being almost 10 years old, high mileage and a little beat up) started every morning and took me through the toughest parts of the trip and I will be forever grateful to sweetest Ri for offering it to me  :thumleft:

But if you ask me whether I would have enjoyed the trip more if I was on my 450 (or 690) for the entirety of it? Absolutely, no question. Partly because with the DR it was constantly in the back of my mind that I was riding someone else's bike and needed to look after it accordingly. But mostly because of weight and suspension. Outright power is seldom required on a trip like this and both the 450 and DR had plenty.

But let's get back to the report. The riding gets better and better from this point.

Hi Dwerg, watdink jy van die 250rally/xt250 vir daardie trip? Het dit genoeg oemf?

Frans - Met baie respek, Jaco is die verkeerde ou om dit te antwoord. Hy ry hard, en hy ry vinnig.

As dit jou plan is om deur die plek te tailslide - gaan die fietse nie werk nie.
As jy die plek wil sien en meer adventure orientated is - VERSEKER

Dankie! :thumleft: Dit antwoord my vraag..

Ek weet hy jaag soos n hooligan! :snorting:
 

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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #130 on: June 18, 2018, 12:54:32 pm »
Hardy is absolutely right the DR (even being almost 10 years old, high mileage and a little beat up) started every morning and took me through the toughest parts of the trip and I will be forever grateful to sweetest Ri for offering it to me  :thumleft:

But if you ask me whether I would have enjoyed the trip more if I was on my 450 (or 690) for the entirety of it? Absolutely, no question. Partly because with the DR it was constantly in the back of my mind that I was riding someone else's bike and needed to look after it accordingly. But mostly because of weight and suspension. Outright power is seldom required on a trip like this and both the 450 and DR had plenty.

But let's get back to the report. The riding gets better and better from this point.

Hi Dwerg, watdink jy van die 250rally/xt250 vir daardie trip? Het dit genoeg oemf?

Frans - Met baie respek, Jaco is die verkeerde ou om dit te antwoord. Hy ry hard, en hy ry vinnig.

As dit jou plan is om deur die plek te tailslide - gaan die fietse nie werk nie.
As jy die plek wil sien en meer adventure orientated is - VERSEKER

Dankie! :thumleft: Dit antwoord my vraag..

Ek weet hy jaag soos n hooligan! :snorting:

Altwee die fietse wat jy ingedagte het is baie betroubaar - ek weet nie wat die XT se range is nie maar jy behoort maklik 250km uit die Rally te kry.
Jy gaan nie regtig ooit meer as 100kph ry nie, en die Rally doen dit maklik.
Solank jy jou voete plat op die grond kan kry is jy 100% ok
 

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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #131 on: June 18, 2018, 01:04:51 pm »
We took the turnoff at Okongwati and within a few hundred metres, the fun started. Twee sppor sand with a nice middelman. a Few rocky climbs followed shortly after and I could feel the speed picking up immediately.

We went on like this for a short while before I pulled over at a school and suggested that we wait around for the others. This was the first time we were going to really depend on our gps navigation and I wanted to make sure that everybody was on course. We waited around a while before @trevo and then @JannievandieVaaldam arrived. We had some snacks and mused over the scenery.




















We had been waiting for close to 30 minutes when I decided to turn back and see what happened to the others. Just before I got to the turnoff, @P.K. , Shane, Hennie and @Ri approach from the front up a rocky climb. I pulled off to the side for them to pass and allowed for a bit of a dust gap before I continued.
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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #132 on: June 18, 2018, 01:20:53 pm »
Hardy is absolutely right the DR (even being almost 10 years old, high mileage and a little beat up) started every morning and took me through the toughest parts of the trip and I will be forever grateful to sweetest Ri for offering it to me  :thumleft:

But if you ask me whether I would have enjoyed the trip more if I was on my 450 (or 690) for the entirety of it? Absolutely, no question. Partly because with the DR it was constantly in the back of my mind that I was riding someone else's bike and needed to look after it accordingly. But mostly because of weight and suspension. Outright power is seldom required on a trip like this and both the 450 and DR had plenty.

But let's get back to the report. The riding gets better and better from this point.

Hi Dwerg, watdink jy van die 250rally/xt250 vir daardie trip? Het dit genoeg oemf?

Frans - Met baie respek, Jaco is die verkeerde ou om dit te antwoord. Hy ry hard, en hy ry vinnig.

As dit jou plan is om deur die plek te tailslide - gaan die fietse nie werk nie.
As jy die plek wil sien en meer adventure orientated is - VERSEKER


Ek verskil van Hardy in die opsig. Die trip was vir my oor bikery eerste. Waar anders kan jy 300km tweespoor op ń dag ry sonder om ń enkele persoon of voertuig te sien? Soms ry jy etlike kilometer sonder dat die landskap verander. Dit was by tye baie tegnies en ek gee nie om wat jy ry nie, daar is nie dan  kans vir sightseeing nie. Ons het egter baie gestop, genoeg vir my om amper 2000 fotos te neem.


Die 501 vra om hard gery te word, hy smeek jou amper en as jy sy oor draai sÍ hy dankie met thrilling ride. Dit geld vir enige enduro tipe bike.

Ek en Dwerg het hard gery, maar vloeiend gery en verseker  nie resies gejaag nie. As daar iets mooi was om te sien het ons gestop en die natuurskoon geniet. Ek weet nie wie gaan verantwoordelikheid aanvaar vir tailslides nie, ek sal nooit so iets doen in Nam nie......
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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #133 on: June 18, 2018, 01:44:16 pm »
Dwerg and I hang back and stop for photos








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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #134 on: June 18, 2018, 01:46:13 pm »
Hardy is absolutely right the DR (even being almost 10 years old, high mileage and a little beat up) started every morning and took me through the toughest parts of the trip and I will be forever grateful to sweetest Ri for offering it to me  :thumleft:

But if you ask me whether I would have enjoyed the trip more if I was on my 450 (or 690) for the entirety of it? Absolutely, no question. Partly because with the DR it was constantly in the back of my mind that I was riding someone else's bike and needed to look after it accordingly. But mostly because of weight and suspension. Outright power is seldom required on a trip like this and both the 450 and DR had plenty.

But let's get back to the report. The riding gets better and better from this point.

Hi Dwerg, watdink jy van die 250rally/xt250 vir daardie trip? Het dit genoeg oemf?

Frans - Met baie respek, Jaco is die verkeerde ou om dit te antwoord. Hy ry hard, en hy ry vinnig.

As dit jou plan is om deur die plek te tailslide - gaan die fietse nie werk nie.
As jy die plek wil sien en meer adventure orientated is - VERSEKER

Dankie! :thumleft: Dit antwoord my vraag..

Ek weet hy jaag soos n hooligan! :snorting:

Altwee die fietse wat jy ingedagte het is baie betroubaar - ek weet nie wat die XT se range is nie maar jy behoort maklik 250km uit die Rally te kry.
Jy gaan nie regtig ooit meer as 100kph ry nie, en die Rally doen dit maklik.
Solank jy jou voete plat op die grond kan kry is jy 100% ok
Ek onthou jy het iewers gesÍ van al die bikes wat al die trips gedoen het is dit die DR650's wat nog nie een probleem gehad het nie ? Seker die 250's sal ook goed vaar as mens nie haastig is nie. Geniet die report sover  :thumleft:
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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #135 on: June 18, 2018, 01:47:14 pm »
We arrive at the rest stop riding like ou tannies..........  :peepwall:












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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #136 on: June 18, 2018, 01:50:09 pm »
 :sip:
 

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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #137 on: June 18, 2018, 01:50:15 pm »
Everybody takes a bit of a breather before taking on the tweespoor sand








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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #138 on: June 18, 2018, 01:50:59 pm »
 :lol8: 'Misses Daizy'
 

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Re: Northern Namibia with my brother......and a few other clowns
« Reply #139 on: June 18, 2018, 01:54:12 pm »
OK fine dalk het ons plek plek klein bietjie gejaag  :imaposer: :imaposer:

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