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My Old Bike Touring Days - pics attached
« on: June 08, 2020, 11:49:01 am »
Dunno if anyone would be interested - I've found some old adv bike pics of trips I did when I was younger, this was between 1989 and 1996, thereabouts.

One of my favourite bikes was my R80G/S.........took it on several Lesotho trips, down to Agulhas one year (from Bethlehem, mostly gravel).........I cant even remember all the places I've been to with her

Here she is. Did some mods back then - drop handles, delivery bike screen, that sort of stuff to make life easier in the saddle.

I'm sure there are several similar Threads, shout if you Guys need some more in this Thread
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Re: My Old Biking Days - pics attached
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2020, 12:01:49 pm »
Nice!
That red /day/rucksack - Karimore?
Love the water can and rod  :thumleft:

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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2020, 12:07:18 pm »
Somewhere in Lesotho, riding with my tjommie Des on his 600 Tenere, "Bessie".

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2020, 12:10:39 pm »
Agulhas, I took a loooong tour down the West Coast at that time, sleeping on the beach at times, that sort of stuff. Nice.

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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2020, 12:14:56 pm »
Thanks for sharing and keep them coming  :thumleft:
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2020, 12:30:34 pm »
Awesome - post more!!!  :thumleft:
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2020, 12:35:16 pm »
Also had this DR 750, did a couple lesotho trips with it, will try find those pics too.

Somehow not my best bike - dunno why, I just dont have good memories of it, not like in the Boxers and my TT600 and XT500.
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2020, 12:54:31 pm »
NIce, yes post more!
 

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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2020, 01:00:26 pm »
After selling the 80, I got this 100 PD from Bruce Meyers from Bavarian, I think it was a 1991 model. VERY nice bike, super comfy. BUT........must say, the 80 GS was somehow just "smoother" to ride. Still, this PD was the bike I spent the most time with,
Had this nice cubby hole, I also bought the single seat setup later, that was VERY comfy on my solo trips.
Hepco and Becker boxes, and tank bag.
Did numerous trips with it.......Zim twice, Namibia, a couple coast to Cape trips, and a whole bunch of Lesotho trips.
Bike was rigged for this, I remember I even attached a spare clutch cable to the existing one, this came in VERY handy one year when the thing snapped near Kariba at sunset.

Not sure where this pic was taken, maybe Eastern Transvaal or even Zim.......??
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2020, 01:03:24 pm »
Icy Lesotho, my beloved place......with my other tjommie Braam and his then new Funduro. Balaclava, open face, Boxer and Blonde.......en darem so bietjie rookgoedjies ook O0
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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2020, 01:05:29 pm »
more Lesotho
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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2020, 01:09:59 pm »
more Lesotho.......I must find the old Katse/Lesotho pics that I did with the 80GS, will post here some time, nogal nice fouties daai! :thumleft:

( I think this was also Lesotho, Sani??)
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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2020, 01:12:10 pm »
Lesotho - again.
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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2020, 01:13:56 pm »
Somewhere in Zim.........
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« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2020, 01:15:04 pm »
Petri, waar is OA nommer plaat vandaan?
 

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« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2020, 01:18:02 pm »
Mamma se Seun..........I rode like this most of the time - open face, PT Short, stapskoene, VERY hot in Zim, I stopped every couple k's to we my clothes and helmet inners
Biker, OA was Bethlehem. OB was Bloem........van julle sal ook onthou "OIL" was Sasol
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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2020, 01:18:57 pm »
@Bikerboer1973 that was Bethlehem's number plate
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« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2020, 01:24:20 pm »
Met this Guy and his wife in Eastern Zim, Doctors from Hamburg in Germany, the GS 1100 was JUST launched at the time in Germany. We got extremely pissed that night, they drank a sort of schnapps with little branches in it :P :o
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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2020, 01:26:52 pm »
More Zim, this was near Wankie I think.......got some more interesting pics on this, will look for it
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« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2020, 01:28:26 pm »
Birchenough Bridge, Zim
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