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Offline Doerengone

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Re: X-Challenge shakedown cruise and a night in Bainskloof.
« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2009, 10:02:50 am »
Great report LS.  Viva stealthcamping Viva.
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Re: X-Challenge shakedown cruise and a night in Bainskloof.
« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2009, 10:13:34 am »
stealthcamping ...I like it :imaposer:

I'm going to use that term from now on thanks
 

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Re: X-Challenge shakedown cruise and a night in Bainskloof.
« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2009, 10:22:33 am »
Go for it, ......but we wont be printing bumper stickers. Cheers.
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Re: X-Challenge shakedown cruise and a night in Bainskloof.
« Reply #43 on: February 04, 2009, 10:42:02 am »
Now thats a report ! and thankyou for the photo's, I will copy your spare tank
idea  :thumleft:
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Re: X-Challenge shakedown cruise and a night in Bainskloof.
« Reply #44 on: February 04, 2009, 10:45:29 am »
Thanks, very inspirational.
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Re: X-Challenge shakedown cruise and a night in Bainskloof.
« Reply #45 on: February 05, 2009, 05:06:03 am »
Nice one!

Net die regte ride om te bond met die fiets.

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Re: X-Challenge shakedown cruise and a night in Bainskloof.
« Reply #46 on: February 05, 2009, 06:08:58 am »
Dis nou n nice RR. Ek kyk uit vir die volgende een LS.
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Re: X-Challenge shakedown cruise and a night in Bainskloof.
« Reply #47 on: February 05, 2009, 06:33:06 am »
Lekker LS. :thumleft:
Gewoontlik n@@i ek reguit aan op fyndraai.

 

Offline Renier

Re: X-Challenge shakedown cruise and a night in Bainskloof.
« Reply #48 on: February 05, 2009, 09:07:00 am »
nice ride report...
the X-challenge is an awsome bike..

i weigh in at 85kg,1.82m tall and only inflate to 8bar for commuting and lil dirtroad excursions...
for more rugged stuff i go down to 6bar .. otherwise the bike is too high and then im prone to fallin over ;-)
and soft susp soaks up any crap anyway... i never look at tht bubble rubbish on the bike.. feel it with my pucker and know where the pressure is leke..
air shock i also adjust to soft dampening.. the hard setting stuffs up the offroading for me.. the soft setting is more consistant.

i know i spell like a 5yr old ;-)

yep as kykdaar states.. D606 is da bomb...
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Re: X-Challenge shakedown cruise and a night in Bainskloof.
« Reply #49 on: February 06, 2009, 12:32:43 am »
F'ing awesome!!!
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Re: X-Challenge shakedown cruise and a night in Bainskloof.
« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2009, 05:07:50 am »
The man is back and riding  :thumleft:
As usual an excellent report and pics.

Looking forward to more.




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Re: X-Challenge shakedown cruise and a night in Bainskloof.
« Reply #51 on: February 06, 2009, 09:40:55 am »
It has happened to him too ::) :'( :3some:

The first picture is of a Bike for two kitted for one - A true Adventurers bike  :drif:

The second picture is a bike for one with a tent for three - A true family mans tent  :imaposer:

Lets just agree that he's not getting soft, he's just compromising with the family :mwink:

p.s Actually I think there is nothing wrong with that :thumleft:
 

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Re: X-Challenge shakedown cruise and a night in Bainskloof.
« Reply #52 on: February 06, 2009, 08:53:25 pm »
Great report and awesome pic LS.
I'm glad you are happy with the bike. Hope we see some more reports more regularly! :thumleft:
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Re: X-Challenge shakedown cruise and a night in Bainskloof.
« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2009, 07:09:18 pm »
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good work dude
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Re: X-Challenge shakedown cruise and a night in Bainskloof.
« Reply #54 on: February 11, 2009, 11:07:29 pm »
Awesome RR!

I agree. After quite a few thousand km's on my X Challenge including a trip around Lesotho and following the railway line to Potchefstroom (with pillion): it is a great DS bike. I have meanwhile fitted a hyde windscreen and it is now also great at highway speeds even though I ride with a MX helmet with a large peak. I have pillion pegs fitted and it handles perfectly with a pillion. This bike gives me new confidence when things get technical. Airhawk might be good for both me and pillion though. This is only my humble opinion...

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Re: X-Challenge shakedown cruise and a night in Bainskloof.
« Reply #55 on: March 21, 2009, 01:53:42 pm »
Great RR. I'm hoping that I enjoy the new Xchallenge as much as you seem to!
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Re: X-Challenge shakedown cruise and a night in Bainskloof.
« Reply #56 on: March 21, 2009, 09:39:23 pm »
you had the shock at 9 bar ? how much do you weigh dude ? [150kg?]

 the report is great,the pix spectacular. you have captured a gauteng`ers fantasy ride.
 it makes me wanna ride.
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