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Offline Damaraland

Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #140 on: June 28, 2018, 04:07:43 pm »
N'Gola is 5% and goes down like a fat kid on a slide.

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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #141 on: June 28, 2018, 04:55:52 pm »
Another kick ass ride report!!!
Thanks to you and Metaljockey,I am too keen to ride the Doodsakker.
seems the 500's are the bike to go on for these more technical trips,seriously capable machines and not too much modifications needed
Thanks for taking the time to do this ride report,looking forward to some more
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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #142 on: June 29, 2018, 09:49:16 am »
What a lekker write up.  We did pretty much the same route but the other way round.  We had some Police run ins and got "arrested / detained" twice in the time we were there.  The first time the guy was a soldier completely goofed, but his R1 made us listen to him.
Flamingos was excellent,  we had to do 2 clutch replacements so we were there a while longer than initially planned.  That beer fridge was hammered repeatedly in the 3 days we were there.  They must pay almost nothing for the beers to make money in that spot.

The ship was about half way sunk in the sand, when i compare your peecha and the one from MJ's report.

We did it on SE's was an absolute jol, i would love to go back.  Honestly though i would not ride on the beach again.  Once is enough.  The pebble desert behind the dunes is also an amazing landscape.

What caused the clutches to go on two bikes?  Those SE's typically can take an absolute hammering.  I was wondering how far the dune belt stretches inland - we didn't go past the first couple of dunes.

Our friend in Iona was also blasted, but fortunately that was our only-run in with the cops.

The clutch on the 690 was i think was just time to go, as soon as we hit the beach it gave up.  So unlucky for sure.  The clutch on the SE had just been replaced, but the macchie put the plates in the wrong way round or order (cant recall) so it was a wetware (human) fault that caused it.  But it took 14 hrs to get a clutch from JHB to flamingos.  First the guys from KTM opened the shop at 6:30am on a tuesday, a mate drives the clutch to the airport.  He gives the clutch to a pilot of a cargo plane (also a mate) who just happens to be flying to Lumbango.  There it is picked up by the cook, at Flamingo's "friend"  who just happens to be scheduled to drop some contraband off at Namibe.  So the guys were able to collect the clutch at about midnight at a garage in Namibe..  What a luck!  Helps that the guys i was riding with were really connected...
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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #143 on: June 29, 2018, 09:51:00 am »
Satelliete phones are a real god send sometimes...
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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #144 on: June 29, 2018, 10:17:59 am »
The clutch on the 690 was i think was just time to go, as soon as we hit the beach it gave up.  So unlucky for sure.  The clutch on the SE had just been replaced, but the macchie put the plates in the wrong way round or order (cant recall) so it was a wetware (human) fault that caused it.  But it took 14 hrs to get a clutch from JHB to flamingos.  First the guys from KTM opened the shop at 6:30am on a tuesday, a mate drives the clutch to the airport.  He gives the clutch to a pilot of a cargo plane (also a mate) who just happens to be flying to Lumbango.  There it is picked up by the cook, at Flamingo's "friend"  who just happens to be scheduled to drop some contraband off at Namibe.  So the guys were able to collect the clutch at about midnight at a garage in Namibe..  What a luck!  Helps that the guys i was riding with were really connected...

Good Lord - that was an amazing run of planned fortune - I woulda bet large against that every time - nicely done!!!  :thumleft:
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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #145 on: June 29, 2018, 10:20:04 am »
Satelliete phones are a real god send sometimes...

I know they are frowned upon by some of the more gnarly, blowhard types, but I won't do an remote trip without one.

And well done on making a plan and getting sorted, connections or not!
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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #146 on: June 29, 2018, 02:53:03 pm »
We did the exact same trip all though be it on the big bore bikes, bring back befokte memories..
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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #147 on: June 29, 2018, 03:57:29 pm »
We did the exact same trip all though be it on the big bore bikes, bring back befokte memories..

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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #148 on: June 30, 2018, 07:38:19 pm »
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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #149 on: July 03, 2018, 08:23:42 am »
We hit a roadblock not far out of Tombua, and to our surprise the officer spoke English very well.  You could see he also relished the opportunity to actually speak it, because he asked a lot about us, Namibia, where we've been, where we going, that kind of thing.  Something to note with the Angolese roadblocks - the officers were invariably friendly and professional, and not once were we actually asked for any sort of papers or identification.

My experience as well...they were more interested in chatting, finding out where you from, where you going etc. etc.

Quite pleasant.. :thumleft:

Thanks for an awesome report.
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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #150 on: July 11, 2018, 03:09:50 pm »
Thanks for great trip report, much appreciated. All the best for future rides both of you and all who you might ride with.
 

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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #151 on: July 11, 2018, 03:25:53 pm »
Hey! Where is the rest of the report?

I'm glad to see there's a AJP PR7 Adventure bike dealer in Angola already! :thumleft:
 

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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #152 on: July 12, 2018, 10:43:44 am »
Was wondering the same! Hope there's more to come.
 

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Re: Muito obrigado, Angola
« Reply #153 on: July 12, 2018, 12:13:38 pm »
Was wondering the same! Hope there's more to come.

Maybe both bikes broke down!  >:D

So maybe it is the sad end of the trip..