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Offline Oubones

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Oubonesís journey via Kaokoland to a new life!
« on: April 28, 2019, 08:10:20 pm »
This RR is long overdue in its writing as this journey actually started many years ago when I was in the Karoo for a few years.
Those of you that like to just watch pictures will not enjoy this RR as this is a deep story! My phone with most of my pics on got donated to Nam on this journey so pics are few.
Johan @Dorsland brought the smells and taste of the Karoo with its lot off nothing back to my memory with his thread about his farming!
@hardy with the Quest 2017 revived my lifelong want to go to Kaokoland and the nothing of the Namib region.
I had been caught up in a work situation where I did not get leave and ďselfishĒ money being in short supply.
When I got a call from Hardy about my enquiries about his trip to Kaokoland in April 2019 I made a decision that enough is enough and that I need to make a change!
I am going on this trip!
Very carefull consideration used! Ja, no bike, no money but determination!
So first is family conference, wife and the rest say YES!
Ok, so what now?
Andre had just withdrawn his Klr from sale and Hardy said that is the right bike for me to use so contact was made with Andre and the convincing started!
Long story short, few weeks later he deliveres the bike with some spares to me in Hammersdale from Gauteng ( including some extras) for a very good price. Ok credit card takes some damage but I smile.
I get on the bike for the first time and take it straight through roadworthy without even washing it! ( It was sweet)
I helped a guy years ago and out of the blue I get a call for banking details as he has gotten back on his feet and wants to send me some money! Deposit for the trip just fell out of the sky!
All off this happened in a period of a few weeks.
The bike pic and to be continued.
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Re: Oubonesís journey via Kaokoland to a new life!
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2019, 08:49:51 pm »
Blixem Oubones this is going to be epic!
 

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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2019, 09:00:26 pm »
 ;) looking forward to reading your RR
 

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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2019, 09:00:39 pm »
    Good intro, but waiting to hear the rest of the story.
 

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Re: Oubonesís journey via Kaokoland to a new life!
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2019, 09:09:16 pm »
Ek volg Hennie! ;)

Respek vir Oubones, wat seker verder met die KLR gery het na die trip, as tydens die trip! :o

Ghoene van staal! ;)

Daar's een foto by Brandberg, White Lady kamp, wat my laat dink aan ń Harvard vliegtuig wat vroegoggend start! :o
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2019, 09:11:31 pm »
Ek kan nie wag om die res van die storie te lees nie.   :thumleft:
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Re: Oubonesís journey via Kaokoland to a new life!
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2019, 09:26:17 pm »
Ou Bene, ek wag geduldig om te hoor wat jy aangevang het.   :biggrin:   :thumleft:

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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2019, 09:35:07 pm »
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2019, 09:48:23 pm »
Ek volg Hennie! ;)

Respek vir Oubones, wat seker verder met die KLR gery het na die trip, as tydens die trip! :o

Ghoene van staal! ;)

Daar's een foto by Brandberg, White Lady kamp, wat my laat dink aan ń Harvard vliegtuig wat vroegoggend start! :o
Eish, moenie oor die lugbesoedeling praat nie, ek dink ek word die wÍreld vol gesoek! :imaposer:
Gelukkig het die " biker brotherhood" 'n groot gedeelte van die land gespaar van verdere besoedeling.
Later meer oor daai een en my flikker linker en regter hoofligte wat ek tuis mee aangestrompel het! :peepwall:
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Re: Oubonesís journey via Kaokoland to a new life!
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2019, 10:10:13 pm »
Ok, so far so good!
I had a bike! Oops, passport had expired so in between work that had to be sorted! :dousing:
The Sand Monster was now the next challenge! Ok so here comes the Kzn bash!
Ja well, my son rode the bit off sand there with me on his NC750! Not much help for training for Kaokolands thick soft sand!
@dieseldawie and others there gave advice on the bike and riding so this became a combined effort! :thumleft:
@Pyscho Porra the crazy guy first let me ride his bike with his custom lowered seat on and then said we need to try it on my bike? Crazy! When changed and the test ride done, he says " yours mate" refuses any payment and says enjoy your trip!
Thank you guys for everything!
Plans were made to go to Richards Bay or up to Kosi Bay to Luke's lodge to go and ride sand, there I knew the right stuff was their as I had been through sections there with my old Vito! :patch:
Every time there is a new spanner in the works and till now I have not gotten around to it!
But I am going, ready or not!
November comes with another nasty!
Things at work have been going south for some time and I was informed that due to restructuring etc. my rates were under revision and would be cut so chances were good that I would join the unemployed!
December came and went with very little preparation getting done!
So 2019 started under a big dark cloud!
Hell or high water, OuBones is going on his first proper holiday since he got his first child in his house! He is turning 30 this year.
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Re: Oubonesís journey via Kaokoland to a new life!
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2019, 10:31:16 pm »
This sounds like the start of a great story Oubones.
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2019, 06:19:56 am »
Ok Next up is bike preparation!
Long range tank, eish nearly as much as what I paid for the bike so nope!
Boer maak 'n plan!
Some square tubing from my scrap pile and a piece of stainless expanded metal and sorted!
We can even take it off and use it for a braai grid if needed! :imaposer:
Thanks to Mooiboy Luke I got a rear tyre for cheap delivered!
That tyre did nearly 4000km before the trip and still has some thread left.
With the bike I also got an "in spec" clutch kit that also got fitted just before the trip.
Note the very sophisticated and very professional workshop used!
I dumped the bike on its side and voila!
Oil change and new filter as well as air filter serviced and the bike was ready!
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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2019, 07:27:51 am »
Mooi Hennie, ek volg  :sip:
 
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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2019, 07:35:39 am »
Ja ek ook....skryf vinniger!!  :deal: :biggrin:
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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2019, 07:36:43 am »
Right ! nou ry ek ook saam.  :ricky:

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« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2019, 07:44:25 am »
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« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2019, 07:46:44 am »
Ek wag ook geduldig.... :peepwall:
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« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2019, 08:06:01 am »
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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2019, 09:39:34 am »
Julle sal moet vasbyt tot later vandag!
Die werklose het werk wat gedoen moet word!
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« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2019, 09:52:58 am »
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