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Re: Just the two of us, Kaokoland Edition
« Reply #80 on: August 10, 2018, 08:27:12 am »
www(whatwentwrong)?.

First it was the fuel filter, which we sorted out, I'll get to that in the RR.  And then after that my key broke off inside the fuelcap, just after we did the most epic riding to Palmwag :( We found out the hard way that the Husky 701's fuelcaps are clearly not of a very good design.

Where's Flying Brick, is there an aftermarket cap, Acerbis or so? :P

So sorry to hear that  :'(

There definitely is an acerbis fuelcap that can be fitted on the 701.  :thumleft:
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Re: Just the two of us, Kaokoland Edition
« Reply #81 on: August 10, 2018, 08:51:34 am »
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Re: Just the two of us, Kaokoland Edition
« Reply #82 on: August 10, 2018, 09:33:01 am »
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Re: Just the two of us, Kaokoland Edition
« Reply #83 on: August 10, 2018, 09:48:22 am »
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Re: Just the two of us, Kaokoland Edition
« Reply #84 on: August 10, 2018, 02:32:27 pm »
I'm still busy sorting out photos, the video footage is AMAZING though so did that first :)
I'll put together another video for Brandberg and Huab river section and work on the actual RR soon...

For your viewing pleasure :D

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/VySiRqDixAE" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/VySiRqDixAE</a>

LOOK AT ALL THE BEAUTIFUL SAND!!!  :love5: :love5: :love5:
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Re: Just the two of us, Kaokoland Edition
« Reply #85 on: August 10, 2018, 03:12:40 pm »
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Re: Just the two of us, Kaokoland Edition
« Reply #86 on: August 10, 2018, 03:20:17 pm »
I'm still busy sorting out photos, the video footage is AMAZING though so did that first :)
I'll put together another video for Brandberg and Huab river section and work on the actual RR soon...

For your viewing pleasure :D


LOOK AT ALL THE BEAUTIFUL SAND!!!  :love5: :love5: :love5:
Blksem, but you can ride! Nice vid, Minxy!

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Re: Just the two of us, Kaokoland Edition
« Reply #87 on: August 10, 2018, 04:04:00 pm »
Looking forward to the RR!
 

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« Reply #88 on: August 12, 2018, 01:18:40 pm »
Excellent video. Looking forward to the report, pics and more vids :sip:
I want to ride those river beds :ricky:
 

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« Reply #89 on: August 17, 2018, 09:59:47 pm »
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Re: Just the two of us, Kaokoland Edition
« Reply #90 on: August 18, 2018, 07:40:13 am »
Time is going soooo slow!
Come on April "19.
Very nice vid and good riding. :thumleft:
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Re: Just the two of us, Kaokoland Edition
« Reply #91 on: August 19, 2018, 06:48:04 pm »
It has been hectic since returning back to civilization... just been sorting things out and trying to catch up with normal life stuff again. I'll try write a bit more in the days to come.

"Getting there"

We left home just after 3am to get the Skilpadshek border post as they open. We got there just after 6am and border crossing was smooth and painless. The plan, drive all the way to Gobabis and get accommodation there, then do the distance to Henties the following day. The border post right on top is open until 12pm, so it really gives you time to do the full distance of Botswana in one day.

The Trans Kalahari highway was in pretty good condition and we made good time (considering all the speed traps) and we got to Gobabis in Namibia surprisingly early... Since we didn't want to hang around in Gobabis and look pretty all afternoon we decided to push on to Windhoek and just book something there instead. After having phoned all the popular lodging destinations in Windhoek though, to my surprise everything was booked full! Some huge conference was apparently in town. I looked for places out of town as alternative, and we found this awesome place called Gravel Travel Lodge, a German bike tour lodge/company.

https://www.gravel-travel.com/motorbikes-technology.html

This Gravel Travel place was something else, they have a workshop there with, I don't know, over 30 maybe, Yamaha XT 660's. All properly rigged with Touratech goodies. The owner there takes overseas customers (mostly) on tours all over Namibia. Unfortunately we didn't get to meet the owner, but it was sure interesting having a peak through the workshop window. Anyway, being proper exhausted we hit the hay early.












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Re: Just the two of us, Kaokoland Edition
« Reply #92 on: August 19, 2018, 07:21:01 pm »
Great stuff  :sip:
 

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Re: Just the two of us, Kaokoland Edition
« Reply #93 on: August 19, 2018, 08:06:39 pm »
We had a smooth and uneventful drive to Hentiesbay early the following day, making a very quick stop in Swakopmund to have something for brunch. Excitement levels are super high! :D

The shipwreck on the way is very cool especially if you haven't seen it before and we stop to have a quick look and then press on to Huis Klipdrift (yes that is really our lodgings name :imaposer: ) . A modest, but very accommodating fishermen's lodge with lekker breakfast and a kind caretaker who agreed to give us space on their property to leave our bakkie and trailer for the duration of our trip. We pop in to get fuel (we filter all of it with the gugletec filtration thingie) and get back to the lodge.

We offload our bikes and almost immediately start with our "last" prep before we start the actual trip. We had prepacked just about all of things so it was quick to slap our luggage into to the bikes. For anyone undertaking this, do not underestimate how long it takes to get your packing perfect!

With bikes packed and safely locked away in the garage, we leave to have dinner at a highly recommended local spot called Fishy Corner. We had some freshly caught kabeljou and it was literally the best fish I've ever tasted in my life ;D ;D ;D

Things have been going well so far, too well maybe... mmmmm... to be continued!





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Re: Just the two of us, Kaokoland Edition
« Reply #94 on: August 19, 2018, 08:49:35 pm »
Loved the video, you ride so well, that sandy riverbeds can be tricky.

Again, so sorry to hear about the 701 failing on you.

I am surprised that the Ford made it. :pot: :pot:
 
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Re: Just the two of us, Kaokoland Edition
« Reply #95 on: August 19, 2018, 09:14:16 pm »
Loved the video, you ride so well, that sandy riverbeds can be tricky.

Again, so sorry to hear about the 701 failing on you.

I am surprised that the Ford made it. :pot: :pot:

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: Funny! I'll get to that in a bit...
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Re: Just the two of us, Kaokoland Edition
« Reply #96 on: August 20, 2018, 08:59:52 am »
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Re: Just the two of us, Kaokoland Edition
« Reply #97 on: August 20, 2018, 09:10:55 am »
Interesting that the fuel pump died even with you filtering the fuel through the guglatech filter... There goes my fool proof plan to prevent fuel pump failure on my husky... :patch:

Can't wait for the rest of the report!
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Re: Just the two of us, Kaokoland Edition
« Reply #98 on: August 20, 2018, 02:23:34 pm »
:imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: Funny! I'll get to that in a bit...

oh yes!

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« Reply #99 on: August 20, 2018, 02:26:15 pm »
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