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« on: August 18, 2006, 11:20:48 am »
Thank you to all women for giving us a day off in the middle of the week.  :wink:

Honda Helderberg arranged a ride out for woman?s day last week.
2 roots, one for the dual purpose and one for the road.

There was +- 40 riders. (And yes there were riders with other makes KTM/BMW and more)

The root took us on about 200 Km off-road, good gravel and a technical section of about 80 Km. and about 80 km road, taking us on a roundabout trip from Strand to Hermanus to Veliersdorp to Franshoek (however you spell it) and back home.

Thanks Honda Helderberg for a wonderful day, lets see more of them.
And to Gavin/ Rod / Charlie, thanks for everything. :oops:  :P  :oops:

Some pic?s, plus have a good look, even Honda road bikes can go off-road  :D  8) (plus its two-up) 8)










check this classic








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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2006, 12:12:51 pm »
tx for the report, especially since its friday!! i'm starting to become very jealous of the greenery currently in ct, but then again, summer and rain is coming to valieland!
 

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Re: Honda Helderberg's Ride out
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2006, 12:30:41 pm »
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check this classic


Hey, I know that guy - He is the Riccha agent in the Western Cape
I guess bla-bla knows him too

That old beemer has been all over Africa - from Makwassie to Ethiopia
The guy is doing the GS Challenge this year on that 80GS Kalahari



Nice to hear that Honda takes good care of their customers
 

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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2006, 12:52:14 pm »
You are 100% correct LS, he is also the new touratech rep for the western cape if not mistaken, very nice mellow dude.
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2006, 01:03:50 pm »
Hey Acc - Have you still got contact with that Zero2 guy in your parts of the woods - my boots needs some attention?

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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2006, 01:15:36 pm »
Hallooo Bud, whats up with the boots? Met a old work bud of your Ben.

Sorry dude do not have any contact details, but phone the Honda Helderberg shop and thay will be able to give you the contact details.
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2006, 01:19:14 pm »
Here you go, got hold of the web address and contact details.

http://www.zerotwo.co.za/

All enquiries can be made to:

Charmaine Taylor
Office: 021 852 5865
Cell: 082 570 0585

Address:
Zero-Two Boots
14 Glenora Close
Andalusia Street
Somerset West
7130

charmaine@zerotwo.co.za
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2006, 01:39:08 pm »
Was it you who said the guy may be able to put a steel shank in the soles of the boot?  Mine is just coming apart at the heel - thanx for the contact details

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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2006, 02:02:10 pm »
No it was not me, I did not do it. dont blame me.

Jokes aside, I cannot see why not, if thy can get the bottom section of stick a nice tire leaver in the you should not have any problems.
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2006, 09:15:53 am »
Vardero looks good.

Any info on how it fared in the dirt etc?
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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2006, 09:24:14 am »
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Vardero looks good.

Any info on how it fared in the dirt etc?


The Varadero that you see there is owned by a man called Rod. He did change a few things and being a Honda man he will tell you that the Varadero is not setup correctly for off-road stock standard. He changed the Sump guard and bash plate, improved the back suspension, Transalp and Varadero very pap in that area. And a few other extras.

Believe me you will battle to keep up with Rod off-road; he is a daemon on that bike.
And it has seen more of the country that I think most other bikes.
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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2006, 09:40:40 am »
Thanks for the reply.

Don't think I would want to keep up with him, I did not even take my TA on a descent dirt ride. I see the occasional dirt road and climb pavements every now and again. Pavements are a bit more tricky now with the bigger bike, cant afford to stop at a critical point, will fall over  :(

Stalled my bike as I pulled out of my gate this morning, nearly dropped her. (twatwaffle !)

Just general interest and bragging about my bike  :) . (In the first pic I count four maybe five dero's)
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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2006, 10:29:36 am »
You are correct in a way, this was only half the bikes that took the root, most of the other Varadero?s are stock standard, and I must say thy showed no problems. The blue Transalp standing next to the Varadero in the second pic (one at the filling station) is my one. If you look good you will se I have riveted a checkered aluminum plate to my bash plate, the original bash plate underneath is actually plastic and cracked in the muddle from rock I connected on a previous ride.
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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2006, 11:07:38 am »
I've got a 2006 Silver Varadero, same as the pics, fitted Touratec crash bars.

Your bike looks good, like the exhaust.



I also broke my bash plate on my TA. While lane splitting at a robot, a truck shot a stone out the side. I heard a huge bang, crapped myself and pulled off to have a look at the damage. The stone missed my leg (Feet were still down at the robot) by an inch and went straight though the bash plate. Fortunately there was no other damage.
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« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2006, 11:23:29 am »
Its amazing what a stone can do, And then you still get people that ride without boots, think about how your leg would have looked if it was hit by the stone, Eina (hope you are using boots bud).

The pipe on my bike is a thunder, I?m busy with a conversion, have done the pipe and the filter (DNA) already makes a huge difference, next up I will be removing that little suppressor box sitting just in front of the back tire, then I should be able to give a Harley a go on Thump.
I also changed the crap hand gards with pollysport versions, GMA Screen and a fat 140 nobblie on the back.
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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2006, 07:17:11 am »
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Was it you who said the guy may be able to put a steel shank in the soles of the boot?  Mine is just coming apart at the heel - thanx for the contact details

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it was i mon who said that
i will ask them for you if shank can be retrofitted Rod said it should be able to
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« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2006, 08:15:23 am »
Howzit Sribb, you must get Rod to stick the steel on the outside, so when Hein claps the corners leaning the KLR to the max, he can make some sparks.
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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2006, 08:28:14 am »
:D  :D
how you doin dude long time no see
looks like you been a busy dude though ?
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« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2006, 08:44:17 am »
Hey man you telling me. With the second bambino on the way (first week of December) plus attempting to setup a small sideline business and hacking away at current work it has been bussssyyyy. But we are not complaining, the riding time over weekend are being used to the max, even if its only a hour. We must get the dudes in our area together and do the ride we did on woman’s day, it is a stunning ride, have you done it before?
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« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2006, 08:09:40 am »
i think some of it but i will have to check doesnt matter anyway cos would be fun to do it again  :D
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