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Offline Ian in Great Brak River

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Re: My Scenic Solo Ride to Joburg
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2020, 03:27:14 pm »
You don't bugger around when you get going hey. How many kilometres for the round trip Mother? You and @subie not related?  He's another mad one riding 1200 and something clicks one day on his 660R.

And my tyre question again if you don't mind: what new tyres on the bike? I'm asking tyre questions as I am about to have the tyres on my bike replaced and want to make an informed decision.

Your bike looks great, seems to eat miles for breakfast.

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the 1250 is much more comfortable than my old aircooled 2010 model .......when i used to do 1000 km on the old bike i was toast
the tyres i have on are Michelin Anakees they are ok for me for distance and tar riding also the road noise is bearable done close to 10k on them now
for my Namibia trip i put on Karoo 3 but the road noise drove me nuts and i wasnt that impressed with them for grip
always used to ride my previous GS's on TKC but felt that this 1250 bikes accelaration will rip the knobs off....hence staying away from TKC

sorry didnt check km round trip but my bike has 14300km on it since June

Dors, on the AT I have tried the following in 26 000 km - Rear; E07 old design, Motoz Tractionator Adventure and now the Motoz Tractionator GPS. Both Motoz are excellent for what I do with the bike, and will replace with GPS's again plus they can be reversed to a 65/35 arrangement. Front: E10, and Motoz Tractionator Adventures. Motoz really noisy from 50kph onwards but wear well. E10 perfect for what I need. Enjoy!
1978. It's 6am, mid winter...two up on a XL 185S ... off to my first casino ever with all of R40 and we've got a full tank of fuel, so enough to get there we reckon.... that's determination...

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Re: My Scenic Solo Ride to Joburg
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2020, 04:42:55 pm »
You don't bugger around when you get going hey. How many kilometres for the round trip Mother? You and @subie not related?  He's another mad one riding 1200 and something clicks one day on his 660R.

And my tyre question again if you don't mind: what new tyres on the bike? I'm asking tyre questions as I am about to have the tyres on my bike replaced and want to make an informed decision.

Your bike looks great, seems to eat miles for breakfast.

 :thumleft:

the 1250 is much more comfortable than my old aircooled 2010 model .......when i used to do 1000 km on the old bike i was toast
the tyres i have on are Michelin Anakees they are ok for me for distance and tar riding also the road noise is bearable done close to 10k on them now
for my Namibia trip i put on Karoo 3 but the road noise drove me nuts and i wasnt that impressed with them for grip
always used to ride my previous GS's on TKC but felt that this 1250 bikes accelaration will rip the knobs off....hence staying away from TKC

sorry didnt check km round trip but my bike has 14300km on it since June
Mother next time you want to try knobblies try Capra X. I have a client with a 1200 LCA and he says they are the best tyres he has ever had on any of his bikes tar and dirt.
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Re: My Scenic Solo Ride to Joburg
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2020, 04:51:59 pm »
You don't bugger around when you get going hey. How many kilometres for the round trip Mother? You and @subie not related?  He's another mad one riding 1200 and something clicks one day on his 660R.

And my tyre question again if you don't mind: what new tyres on the bike? I'm asking tyre questions as I am about to have the tyres on my bike replaced and want to make an informed decision.

Your bike looks great, seems to eat miles for breakfast.

 :thumleft:

the 1250 is much more comfortable than my old aircooled 2010 model .......when i used to do 1000 km on the old bike i was toast
the tyres i have on are Michelin Anakees they are ok for me for distance and tar riding also the road noise is bearable done close to 10k on them now
for my Namibia trip i put on Karoo 3 but the road noise drove me nuts and i wasnt that impressed with them for grip
always used to ride my previous GS's on TKC but felt that this 1250 bikes accelaration will rip the knobs off....hence staying away from TKC

sorry didnt check km round trip but my bike has 14300km on it since June
Mother next time you want to try knobblies try Capra X. I have a client with a 1200 LCA and he says they are the best tyres he has ever had on any of his bikes tar and dirt.

 :thumleft:  will look into this
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Re: My Scenic Solo Ride to Joburg
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2020, 06:10:05 pm »
Great ride report   :thumleft: :thumleft:
Thanks once again for posting
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Re: My Scenic Solo Ride to Joburg
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2020, 02:18:41 pm »
Great ride report   :thumleft: :thumleft:
Thanks once again for posting


thanks appreciated
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Re: My Scenic Solo Ride to Joburg
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2020, 02:30:28 pm »
Great report , thanks for sharing.

Used to stay a lot at the Lord Fraser in wepenaar...lovely place back then but the town was a shithole...seems to have degraded even more.
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Re: My Scenic Solo Ride to Joburg
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2020, 02:34:57 pm »
Great report , thanks for sharing.

Used to stay a lot at the Lord Fraser in wepenaar...lovely place back then but the town was a shithole...seems to have degraded even more.

thanks
yes also stayed there once .........it has truly gone to the dogs now .....the town that is
took a ride through and was shocked to see the state of affairs

in fact all these little towns along lesotho and the eastern freestate
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