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Re: Nam4x4 and Richtersveld, ala Losper special
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2021, 05:36:15 am »
Dankie Martin! Dit was verseker een van die lekkerste trips wat ek al gedoen het!!! Dit het gevoel of ek van voor af leer sand ry, jy kry samd en dan kry jy dit wat ons hier gery het...

Dabkie Losper! Jou roetes is uitstekend soos altyd!!!

Ek gaan so paar fotos by sit...

Ek sit die laaste foto by wat nie deel was van ons trip nie, my sus was die naweek waar die oranje rivier in die see inloop...
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Re: Nam4x4 and Richtersveld, ala Losper special
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2021, 06:34:01 am »
Lekker RR

Well done om jul self uit n paar senutergende situatsies uit te kry
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« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2021, 07:23:54 am »
Noordkaap en Kalahari was my beste ry areas maar ek het maar meestal alleen op die gewone grondpaaie getoer.
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Re: Nam4x4 and Richtersveld, ala Losper special
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2021, 08:32:49 am »
Goeie RR
Lyk soos n belewenis.
Dankie vir die deel daarvan.
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Re: Nam4x4 and Richtersveld, ala Losper special
« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2021, 09:12:18 am »
Nice ride.  You guys definitely had your share of troubles.  Dragging big bikes over those rocks next to the track is hard work.
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Re: Nam4x4 and Richtersveld, ala Losper special
« Reply #45 on: February 22, 2021, 07:37:13 am »
dankie vir die goeie woorde almal, waardeer.

Ek sal probeer paar vids saam sit en op youtube laai. As ek reg kom sal ek heading verander.

Dit was verseker een van die lekkerder trips, en terwyl groter groepe soos 4 of so ryers ook lekker is, het die mooi uitgewerk so net met die 2 bikes wat selfde spoed doen en ons as ryers is ook redelik gelyk, behalwe ek is beter met val.



Het nou hierdie naweek huis en tuin admin gedoen, voel onrealisties om te dink net die vorige naweek was so iets uit n ander wereld uit.
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Re: Nam4x4 and Richtersveld, ala Losper special
« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2021, 07:53:10 am »
Dit was nou lekker so op die Maandag oggend. Dankie  :thumleft:

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« Reply #47 on: February 22, 2021, 10:51:16 am »
So what happened to the Riemvasmaak trip? Similar riding half the distance from you, you actually trailered on this trip way past it... :pot:

Just curious about the drowned 990. When you stood it up (I'm guessing bike standing up with front wheel in the air - quite a feast of strength in two people I have to admit), did you put in in gear - ideally 6th - and rock it back and forth on the rear wheel so that the valves could open few times and water could get out via the exhaust? That is the approach @gerrit du toit uses frequently on his 990 and it seems to work. That is why I carry rope with ratchet on my trips in the hope (probably vain) that I could ratchet the bike vertical up the tree and get water out.

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Re: Nam4x4 and Richtersveld, ala Losper special
« Reply #48 on: February 22, 2021, 10:53:08 am »
What a lekke trip, thanks for the photo's. :thumleft: :drif:
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Re: Nam4x4 and Richtersveld, ala Losper special
« Reply #49 on: February 22, 2021, 12:38:28 pm »
Die Richtersveld is altyd "amaizing" en het 'n spesiale bekoring.
Ek is bly julle het die roete geniet :thumleft:
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Re: Nam4x4 and Richtersveld, ala Losper special
« Reply #50 on: February 22, 2021, 01:34:00 pm »
So what happened to the Riemvasmaak trip? Similar riding half the distance from you, you actually trailered on this trip way past it... :pot:

Just curious about the drowned 990. When you stood it up (I'm guessing bike standing up with front wheel in the air - quite a feast of strength in two people I have to admit), did you put in in gear - ideally 6th - and rock it back and forth on the rear wheel so that the valves could open few times and water could get out via the exhaust? That is the approach @gerrit du toit uses frequently on his 990 and it seems to work. That is why I carry rope with ratchet on my trips in the hope (probably vain) that I could ratchet the bike vertical up the tree and get water out.

we had time for a 3 day trip so didnt want to spend all that time so close to home. My bike is still @Bill the Bong  in Kanoneiland I do hope/plan to do a Riemvasmaak day trip when I fetch it.

No we didnt rock it with front end in the air. (I just learned something, thanks) we actually picked the front end up while still in the water so maybe thats what helped us to get it up. Great idea on the ratchet strap, but you may struggle to get a tree though.

How much of that water actually ends up in the oil? Oil will be serviced this week, a little worried for what will come out.


Die Richtersveld is altyd "amaizing" en het 'n spesiale bekoring.
Ek is bly julle het die roete geniet :thumleft:

Net so, ek dink nie mens sal ooit moeg kan word daarvoor nie. En ek dink ook nie hy staan terug vir Lesotho nie



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Re: Nam4x4 and Richtersveld, ala Losper special
« Reply #51 on: February 22, 2021, 03:06:34 pm »
Great RR!  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #52 on: February 22, 2021, 03:28:44 pm »
Lekker report  :thumleft: You guys did well to resuscitate the drowned 990  ;) I submerged my 300 in Transkei during December break and struggled like hell to get it going again  ::)
 

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Re: Nam4x4 and Richtersveld, ala Losper special
« Reply #53 on: February 22, 2021, 04:32:08 pm »
Excellent ride!

Hopefully only a little water would have got into the oil. By riding that far afterwards, most would have cooked off.

I did exactly the same thing and wasn't so lucky as  some watery oil got to the rear camshaft and caused some slight wear on the journals.
I wonder where that gravel road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. (Apologies to Mr Frost)

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Re: Nam4x4 and Richtersveld, ala Losper special
« Reply #54 on: February 22, 2021, 04:54:15 pm »
Well done guys!! Great report and a proper ride! Henk seems to like lying around though? :scratch: Send him my regards! :biggrin:
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« Reply #55 on: February 23, 2021, 08:58:57 pm »
Well done guys!! Great report and a proper ride! Henk seems to like lying around though? :scratch: Send him my regards!

Wow Mark! I forgot about this pic! I was so tired after a hard days ride! Still need to do this with the 990 with you!!!

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Re: Nam4x4 and Richtersveld, ala Losper special
« Reply #56 on: February 24, 2021, 07:52:07 am »
Well done guys!! Great report and a proper ride! Henk seems to like lying around though? :scratch: Send him my regards!

Wow Mark! I forgot about this pic! I was so tired after a hard days ride! Still need to do this with the 990 with you!!!

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But I know Mark's 990 skill level, I think Mark needs to carry our luggage, water and extra fuel.


I take it Swazi fuel is cheaper than our fuel, so Mark can bring some back for us...
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« Reply #57 on: February 24, 2021, 10:20:39 am »
Brilliant report and awesome riding - especially with those big beasts..
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Re: Nam4x4 and Richtersveld, ala Losper special
« Reply #58 on: February 24, 2021, 01:38:27 pm »
Great rr and awesome pics.  Thanks for sharing. 

To put this pic from your rr in perspective, see the 3 photo's thereafter.   :eek7:
The 3 last photo's is from the same tree, Grootmelkboom.  Pics taken during Oct 2020 and Nov 2020.
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Re: Nam4x4 and Richtersveld, ala Losper special
« Reply #59 on: February 24, 2021, 02:12:56 pm »
Thanks VA. Thats actually why I put that pic up, for the guys that have been there which will realize to what extend the water has raised.

I remember the last time we were there we actually struggled to find that tree, it wasnt near the water at all
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