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Offline Xpat

Re: Beach bumming Mozambique
« Reply #160 on: February 11, 2019, 09:45:57 pm »
Thanks again for comments  :thumleft:

On the account of Tubeliss failure - yes it is entirely possible the heat and correspondingly increased pressure in the inner may have been culprit. Before I set-off for the long ride back from Vilankulos, I have made sure that the inner was in the 7 - 7.5 bar prescribed range. And unlike the prior days when I was winding through the bush most of the time at relatively moderate speed, on the day Tubeliss failed I was pushing quite a bit more on a mission and also riding straight dirt track through the bush that allowed it. So maybe going lower on tubeliss inner when it is hot may help to prevent this. But quite frankly, if you use Tubeliss, I recommend carry spare inner.

@wildside : Apart from the section from Macaneta to Bilene which is really tough sand, most of the other tracks (with wrench thrown in here and there) are really not that tough if you come on small bike. I don't know how much you enjoy sand on the XRs, but on your daughter's bike (it is 250, right?) you might be surprised that this isn't that tough. And unlike your ride around lake Malawi, you can bail out very easy on these tracks as they run in parallel with EN1 and there are regular connections going to the tar. And also it is much closer to SA so doesn't require such an big time and monetary investment like lake Malawi.

So as long as you enjoy riding sand at least little bit (and may be able to borrow your daughter's bike), you might actually enjoy this ride very much  :thumleft:

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Re: Beach bumming Mozambique
« Reply #161 on: February 11, 2019, 10:44:00 pm »
Sub... I still need to read this properly but it looks awesome and a great RR.  :thumleft:
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Re: Beach bumming Mozambique
« Reply #162 on: February 20, 2019, 11:41:54 pm »
Martin we need to ride this , I think the beach holiday thing will strike a chord with me.
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Re: Beach bumming Mozambique
« Reply #163 on: February 22, 2019, 05:04:23 am »
Thanks for the entertaining RR Martin.


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Re: Beach bumming Mozambique
« Reply #164 on: February 25, 2019, 12:55:38 pm »
Martin we need to ride this , I think the beach holiday thing will strike a chord with me.

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Re: Beach bumming Mozambique
« Reply #165 on: October 15, 2019, 02:14:03 pm »
lekker RR.. stealing your tracks for sure for a trip im planning
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Re: Beach bumming Mozambique
« Reply #166 on: October 21, 2019, 07:03:47 pm »
Recognised all those spots in Swaziland. Great riding there! Nice report bud. :thumleft:
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Re: Beach bumming Mozambique
« Reply #167 on: October 21, 2019, 08:28:48 pm »
Recognised all those spots in Swaziland. Great riding there! Nice report bud. :thumleft:

I'm sure you do Mark - those were the ones you took us through, but I didn't do that time as I stayed behind to fix my flat tyre.

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Re: Beach bumming Mozambique
« Reply #168 on: October 22, 2019, 06:56:39 am »
Recognised all those spots in Swaziland. Great riding there! Nice report bud. :thumleft:


Quite sure you recognise most spots in Swazi......
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Offline MRK Miller

Re: Beach bumming Mozambique
« Reply #169 on: November 07, 2019, 12:02:08 am »
Thank you for a very enternaning report. Don't think I will ever ride there, although I would so much like to. I do not do well in sand at all. I stick to mountains and valleys. But your reports are a inspiration. I still think there should be a tv program around adventure riding where people like you get paid for your footage, from a action cam point of view though. At least then we will have a good reason to switch on the tv. Almost like voetspore.There are so many great reports/stories here. If I may ask as to where you got the pouch like holder for your gps
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Re: Beach bumming Mozambique
« Reply #170 on: November 07, 2019, 07:18:06 am »
Thank you for a very enternaning report. Don't think I will ever ride there, although I would so much like to. I do not do well in sand at all. I stick to mountains and valleys. But your reports are a inspiration. I still think there should be a tv program around adventure riding where people like you get paid for your footage, from a action cam point of view though. At least then we will have a good reason to switch on the tv. Almost like voetspore.There are so many great reports/stories here. If I may ask as to where you got the pouch like holder for your gps

Cheers  :thumleft:

As said before, lighter bike will make you ride sand like a champ straight away. Doesn't need to be 500 - something like second hand DRZ or even XR will do just fine. However the 450 / 500 cc (or even smaller) enduro bike will make it easiest. You ride Kawasaki - get plated KLX450R for good price and it will take you through any sand without problem.

The holder (only for Garmin Etrex GPS) is Roost (SA company). Runner at Offroadcycles sells them as do many other shops - it is widely used by enduro riders for example on the Roof.

Offline MRK Miller

Re: Beach bumming Mozambique
« Reply #171 on: November 11, 2019, 04:48:05 pm »
Thank you for a very enternaning report. Don't think I will ever ride there, although I would so much like to. I do not do well in sand at all. I stick to mountains and valleys. But your reports are a inspiration. I still think there should be a tv program around adventure riding where people like you get paid for your footage, from a action cam point of view though. At least then we will have a good reason to switch on the tv. Almost like voetspore.There are so many great reports/stories here. If I may ask as to where you got the pouch like holder for your gps

Cheers  :thumleft:

As said before, lighter bike will make you ride sand like a champ straight away. Doesn't need to be 500 - something like second hand DRZ or even XR will do just fine. However the 450 / 500 cc (or even smaller) enduro bike will make it easiest. You ride Kawasaki - get plated KLX450R for good price and it will take you through any sand without problem.

The holder (only for Garmin Etrex GPS) is Roost (SA company). Runner at Offroadcycles sells them as do many other shops - it is widely used by enduro riders for example on the Roof.

Appreciate the feedback X- pat. On a recent trip to north west we were only KLR and Madsack and Porra also on klr, were rinding that sand as if they had wings, also on klr, so I reckon it has a lot to do with rider (experience), although a lighter bike would make picking it up easier ;D I am not putting myself down, it is just I started riding  motorbike at a very late age, around 40, and I don't do sand every day, although I with my son go look for it every now and then, to try and hone the skill, but for me I don't think it is enough time spending practicing. He has gotten a lot better at it and for that I am great full. But thank you for great advice, and I will be looking very much at a lighter bike
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