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Offline Ber

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How to get your old Adventure Bikes repaired FOR FREE in South Africa:


1 Start a company that you might call “Adventure Bike and Safari” and base in Durban.


2 Rent motorbikes with guarantee clauses so constraining that every time something touches the “adventure bike” (ha ha), the client will have to pay for the tiniest scratch on the paint.


3 Rent your bikes to non English speakers (French guys, Italians, Spaniards... Avoid Brits, Americans, Australians or Kiwis: they might know about legal proceedings in South Africa).


4 As soon as they come back from their trip, refurbish your KLR 650 (for instance) thanks to the deposit. You can only produce vague web estimates or quotations instead of actual bills.


5 If you get a letter from a foreign lawyer, you're unlucky because you've run into real pains in the ass !

Thank you Steve and Campbell for your charming company (on this website, as on others, I'm sure you will show how offended you are and find justifications. You are a good actor.).

 

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Re: How to get your old Adventure Bikes repaired FOR FREE in South Africa
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 01:14:55 pm »
Hier kom n ding.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank amongst those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
 

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Re: How to get your old Adventure Bikes repaired FOR FREE in South Africa
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 01:29:00 pm »
A somewhat strange Introduction but never mind, Welcome!
 

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Re: How to get your old Adventure Bikes repaired FOR FREE in South Africa
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2019, 01:32:42 pm »
A somewhat strange Introduction but never mind, Welcome!

 :lol8:

I think he is only here for one purpose
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Re: How to get your old Adventure Bikes repaired FOR FREE in South Africa
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2019, 01:34:58 pm »
Largish deposits which are forfeited in there entirety after a lay down in a car park was a trademark of operators like Ray while he was still alive.  :sip:
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Re: How to get your old Adventure Bikes repaired FOR FREE in South Africa
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2019, 02:00:18 pm »
A somewhat strange Introduction but never mind, Welcome!

Would a welcome have made you feel better? how many people have you welcomed in the new member section?

Sometimes a hello goes out the window when you have an axe to grind.
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Re: How to get your old Adventure Bikes repaired FOR FREE in South Africa
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2019, 02:05:09 pm »
Happened to me in France :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: How to get your old Adventure Bikes repaired FOR FREE in South Africa
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2019, 02:08:14 pm »
Happened to me in France :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

Did you go and bleat on a French bike forum ?  :peepwall:
Loose wimmen tightened here.
 

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Re: How to get your old Adventure Bikes repaired FOR FREE in South Africa
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2019, 02:15:15 pm »
Happened to me in France :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

Did you go and bleat on a French bike forum ?  :peepwall:

And that's how a thread dies a tragic death...  :lol8:
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Re: How to get your old Adventure Bikes repaired FOR FREE in South Africa
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2019, 02:17:12 pm »
Happened to me in France :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

Did you go and bleat on a French bike forum ?  :peepwall:

true  :laughing4:
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Re: How to get your old Adventure Bikes repaired FOR FREE in South Africa
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2019, 02:22:56 pm »
Who are Steve and Campbell??
:paw:

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Re: How to get your old Adventure Bikes repaired FOR FREE in South Africa
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2019, 02:27:59 pm »
Who are Steve and Campbell??

+1

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Re: How to get your old Adventure Bikes repaired FOR FREE in South Africa
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2019, 02:34:24 pm »
Tell the story as it happened
 

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Re: How to get your old Adventure Bikes repaired FOR FREE in South Africa
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2019, 02:39:41 pm »
from OP's RR, just from google translate:

Small conclusion a little damageable as a result of this trip:

The "nice landlords" of Adventure Bikes Safaris "based in Durban, Campbell and Steve have never returned the deposit of motorcycles (3 times 620 euros anyway, in addition to the 90th / day / motorcycle course that we have settled for roll).
After two months, they send us a letter with pseudo invoices (actually quotes, or price references on za sites) to upgrade motorcycles.
Frankly, we had a doubt by signing the commitment because it indicated that there was no insurance, but from there, that these little cynics grow cynicism to get back to nine their bikes on our back, there was a margin ... I detailed at the beginning of the CR the problems encountered. Frankly for a pro box in France (they do not rent Ferraris on the hood of which we invoice the slightest scratch, but all-terrain bikes that have already lived well, even if their condition, except tires and radiator protection, was suitable ) we would not have taken 500 euros in all. In short small scammers who made their calculation, thinking that the chances of being prosecuted were low - which is not decided yet! So AVOID absolutely! if you are going to ride there.
And as we are not happy, we will post on the sites Anglo-Saxon a small text on this subject (which follows).


And then he made the opening post...

drama   ;D    :lol8:


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Re: How to get your old Adventure Bikes repaired FOR FREE in South Africa
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2019, 02:42:09 pm »
I don't think they are members here.

How can I be lost when I have got nowhere to go?
 

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Re: How to get your old Adventure Bikes repaired FOR FREE in South Africa
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2019, 02:43:50 pm »
zut alors! :sip:
 

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Re: How to get your old Adventure Bikes repaired FOR FREE in South Africa
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2019, 02:53:39 pm »
from OP's RR, just from google translate:

Small conclusion a little damageable as a result of this trip:

The "nice landlords" of Adventure Bikes Safaris "based in Durban, Campbell and Steve have never returned the deposit of motorcycles (3 times 620 euros anyway, in addition to the 90th / day / motorcycle course that we have settled for roll).
After two months, they send us a letter with pseudo invoices (actually quotes, or price references on za sites) to upgrade motorcycles.
Frankly, we had a doubt by signing the commitment because it indicated that there was no insurance, but from there, that these little cynics grow cynicism to get back to nine their bikes on our back, there was a margin ... I detailed at the beginning of the CR the problems encountered. Frankly for a pro box in France (they do not rent Ferraris on the hood of which we invoice the slightest scratch, but all-terrain bikes that have already lived well, even if their condition, except tires and radiator protection, was suitable ) we would not have taken 500 euros in all. In short small scammers who made their calculation, thinking that the chances of being prosecuted were low - which is not decided yet! So AVOID absolutely! if you are going to ride there.
And as we are not happy, we will post on the sites Anglo-Saxon a small text on this subject (which follows).


And then he made the opening post...

drama   ;D    :lol8:

Posting everywhere hoping to hit something
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Re: How to get your old Adventure Bikes repaired FOR FREE in South Africa
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2019, 02:58:57 pm »
Would you keep quiet if you were scammed?
I'd be screaming from the rooftops.
 
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Re: How to get your old Adventure Bikes repaired FOR FREE in South Africa
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2019, 03:12:00 pm »
Will ask Campbell and Steve to come give their side of the story
There invariably are at least 2 sides.
How can I be lost when I have got nowhere to go?