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Offline Buff

Re: Honda CRF450L and The Tankwa Cross Country Rally
« Reply #160 on: September 10, 2019, 11:21:50 am »
Wow, you guys sound really jacked up, looking forward to seeing the whole setup  :thumleft:
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Re: Honda CRF450L and The Tankwa Cross Country Rally
« Reply #161 on: September 10, 2019, 11:31:14 am »
Wow, you guys sound really jacked up, looking forward to seeing the whole setup  :thumleft:

We will be setting up a proper camp and work area with a large Gazebo.

You and anyone else there are more than welcome to pop in for a Monster and a chat. I might just need some moral support.

You might even take the RX for a ride if you feel like it.
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Re: Honda CRF450L and The Tankwa Cross Country Rally
« Reply #162 on: September 10, 2019, 11:38:04 am »
I'll pop around for sure, thanks  :thumleft:

Honda, Droomers Yamaha and E2R Husky are all going to have a big presence there this year  :thumleft: I'll be the odd one out on the Green Machine  ;D
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Re: Honda CRF450L and The Tankwa Cross Country Rally
« Reply #163 on: September 10, 2019, 11:41:44 am »
This is too easy...  Reminds me of this:
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Re: Honda CRF450L and The Tankwa Cross Country Rally
« Reply #164 on: September 10, 2019, 11:45:12 am »

The kind folks from Tygerberg is not only sending filters with but all kinds of other parts we might need. As a matter of fact we are taking a brand ne RX with to cannibalize for parts if needed.

 :eek7: Surely the value lost on that bike when it gets stripped for spares isn't worth it?

But your planning for Tankwa sounds great. Can't wait to hear how it goes  :ricky:

Don't worry. It is Japanese and Honda. They don't break.

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Re: Honda CRF450L and The Tankwa Cross Country Rally
« Reply #165 on: September 10, 2019, 12:05:16 pm »
This is too easy...  Reminds me of this:


It's the route we'd all go if offered the opportunity  :thumleft:

But sponsors can't ride the bikes for you  ;)
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Re: Honda CRF450L and The Tankwa Cross Country Rally
« Reply #166 on: September 10, 2019, 04:42:46 pm »
This is too easy...  Reminds me of this:


It's the route we'd all go if offered the opportunity  :thumleft:

But sponsors can't ride the bikes for you  ;)
If I didn't imply an extreme case of jealousy, I will try harder.  I love that the guys got this opportunity.  Go Honda!

p.s.  I can give myself a pretty decent uppercut If you need another rider...
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Re: Honda CRF450L and The Tankwa Cross Country Rally
« Reply #167 on: September 10, 2019, 07:58:11 pm »
Donít cannibalize the RX before we had a shot on it. Torn between a RX and a new X (if they ever get here)
 

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Re: Honda CRF450L and The Tankwa Cross Country Rally
« Reply #168 on: September 10, 2019, 11:05:27 pm »
This is too easy...  Reminds me of this:


It's the route we'd all go if offered the opportunity  :thumleft:

But sponsors can't ride the bikes for you  ;)
If I didn't imply an extreme case of jealousy, I will try harder.  I love that the guys got this opportunity.  Go Honda!

p.s.  I can give myself a pretty decent uppercut If you need another rider...

I really would love for other people to get an opportunity like this.

Hopefully we can play a part in making this happen somehow. First order of business would probably be to not wreck any bikes.

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Re: Honda CRF450L and The Tankwa Cross Country Rally
« Reply #169 on: September 11, 2019, 09:33:16 am »
Donít cannibalize the RX before we had a shot on it. Torn between a RX and a new X (if they ever get here)

News just in is that the RX have been sold.

Bummer. Not for us but for you guys wanting to have tested it.

New X - tell me more.
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Re: Honda CRF450L and The Tankwa Cross Country Rally
« Reply #170 on: September 12, 2019, 12:33:30 pm »
noooooo.. I was really looking to test that RX against my new rebuilt X

Bummer... when are you guys going up Charl? Will you be heading up on Wed?
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Re: Honda CRF450L and The Tankwa Cross Country Rally
« Reply #171 on: September 12, 2019, 01:18:56 pm »
noooooo.. I was really looking to test that RX against my new rebuilt X

Bummer... when are you guys going up Charl? Will you be heading up on Wed?

This is getting real.

We will be driving up next Thursday, leaving early morning.

I am really looking forward to this, but there is also a little nerves creeping in.
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Re: Honda CRF450L and The Tankwa Cross Country Rally
« Reply #172 on: September 12, 2019, 03:43:58 pm »
Cool let me know, we can convoy as i'm also leaving early Thurs

Those nerves will leave you as soon as you hit those awesome Tankwa roads. Its going to be fantastic.
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Re: Honda CRF450L and The Tankwa Cross Country Rally
« Reply #173 on: September 12, 2019, 09:56:07 pm »
Things are getting busy with the final preparations to be done.

There is a hell of a lot of things we need to remember and take with.

The campsite gazebo/race workshop arrived today.




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Re: Honda CRF450L and The Tankwa Cross Country Rally
« Reply #174 on: September 12, 2019, 09:58:23 pm »
And just one or two more pictures from last weekend to get us hyped up.






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« Reply #175 on: September 13, 2019, 04:33:55 am »
Loving it so far guys.

Tankwa is high on my recovery goals list. Big off? Recover and do a big race. A year might be a little too tight though but thatís my recovery motivation strategy borrowed (ok stolen) from @Bazinga  after his accident. And how two utter idiot noobs like us ended up with amageza 2014 finishers medals


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Re: Honda CRF450L and The Tankwa Cross Country Rally
« Reply #176 on: September 13, 2019, 07:59:08 am »
KK Het julle wyer gegaan op die agterbande ? Ek sien standaard is 120/80/18 . Ek sien op die Michelin Deserts wat julle opgesit het staan 140/80/18 .
 

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Re: Honda CRF450L and The Tankwa Cross Country Rally
« Reply #177 on: September 13, 2019, 08:07:06 am »
KK Het julle wyer gegaan op die agterbande ? Ek sien standaard is 120/80/18 . Ek sien op die Michelin Deserts wat julle opgesit het staan 140/80/18 .
Hulle is wyer maar pas nog steeds perfek. Ons was eers bekommerd dat exhaust in die pad gaan wees, klein bietjie kontak gehad met die ketting na die naweek se ry maar verder perfek

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Re: Honda CRF450L and The Tankwa Cross Country Rally
« Reply #178 on: September 13, 2019, 12:42:16 pm »
Just popped in at Honda to check on the bikes.

Pure coincidence that the race numbers also arrived while I was there








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Re: Honda CRF450L and The Tankwa Cross Country Rally
« Reply #179 on: September 13, 2019, 12:46:40 pm »
Shit just got real  :thumleft:

We all know its game on when the race numbers arrive  :laughing4:
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