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Bakkies Tubes Are TUFF
« on: March 09, 2009, 03:19:07 pm »
I better post the ride report so Bakkie stops pestering me….

Yes, it happened again…saturday nite

Tring, tring,
“hey Thump you wunna go for a ride tomorrow?”
“No not really, I would like to but I’ve been out every weekend since…can’t remember…Have stacks to do around the house.  Where are you going?”
“Don’t know yet, just want a long ride but must be back by 2pm”
“Sounds like a good Idea.. Email me when you have a route”
“Okay, You sure you can’t make it?”
“I’m sure, what time you leaving?”
“Don’t know yet, but early, I must be back by 2pm”
“hmmm…..okay, send me the route when you have it”

“ok”

“I only got ±4hrs sleep last night so I’ll phone you when I get up”

“OK”

I go to the PC and just wildly plot 3 potential routes and send them to Bakkie saying:
“Three choices from me. You can add whatever choices you want. I'm too easy to be disappointed. Just send your final route you decide on so I can load on my GPS.”

He chose option 3.

Phone him at 6am, “I’m Up lets go”.
We meet at Colchester to fill up and head towards Kinkelbos.

I’ve never done Kinklebos, had heard it’s very sandy and okes with more experience than me with much more expensive bikes have battled so I was apprehensive. (One of my bigger words, learnt it after getting the KLR)

I must have got the roads confused there were very few patches of sand and they weren’t very deep. Even Bakkie never had a problem. :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

The red was the planned route, the yellow the one we did as we ran out of time.


There was a slight mist at the start.
Here travelling through Kinklebos stretch. Most photos taken while riding, we didn’t feel like stopping.


Bakkie











Me









Beautiful, grass was green and air was clear and KLR is awesome.
(Ok, ok the KTM wasn't bad either)









Stop at Alexandria for cool drink and Snacks


Then onto Woody cape through Cannon Rocks to Bushmans river.
Here the mist got very thick making visibility very poor.

I had to ride faster to get the water to run off the visor.


I tried to get a pic of Gorillas in the mist,
 
..but by the time Bakkie caught up the mist had cleared.

We went through Kenton and then on to GHT through southwell.
Gravel highway with Pot holes. Gave a bit of oil. (KLR + high speed = Oil consumed)






I missed the GPS signal to turn off and ended up going past some WD kennels.
If you have to ride tar it should be like this road.


We then followed the R67 as we (Well Bakkie) were worried about time.

Turned of onto the road to kwandwe game farm.




Heading along this rocky road I'm trailing behind Bakkie's Dust when I suddenly see Bakkie stopped at the side of the road.
He had just made his tyres Tubeless that week. Front gave out and nearly made Him Boobless.
Amazing that he kept the bike up while skidding to a stop just before and slightly into the bend.
I take back all the things I said about his riding in the past. (Ok well not all, but some)
He is definitely a natural.
Check the skids. front and back wheel making their marks.

Bakkie does have a heart... I heard it pounding.
(Unless that was his stomach trying to reverse... But I never heard the Beep, Beep, Beep noise)













So Bakkie starts the repairs.

I won't tell you Bakkie's official home language...
But check his pillion.


Luckily he had a tube as the rim was a bit bashed up.
Bakkie is no mean wheel changer.


I go to get my compressor for him.
(Typical helpful KLR rider).
 And find this.


My tyre weld can had worn against the top box bracket and burst inside the bag. what a mess.

Well Bakkie gets finished and I'm off, get to the gate of the Game farm and wait... and wait.

Eventually he rocks up.
As he was about to leave he got attacked by the environmental police helicopter.
Apparently it was upset about the smell he made when he K@ked himself.
Luckily due to abilities picked up during his miss spent youth, Bakkie won.

Pic of helicopter


The Game Farm
Always nervous when the signs say beware: Lions, Elephants, Rhinos and Wildebeest.
Never saw the lions, elephant or Rhino this time.
















Unfortunately by this stage we where officially out of time and Bakkie had to head home. (His wife was working at 2 and he had to get back to look after the kids.
Knowing how unreliable a KTM is I rode back with him, doing the last 30km to Colchester on reserve before filling up and going home.

I love the nuvi500. get home, take off bike and wash under tap. GPS clean again.

Thanks Bakkie, it was a great ride.

(Let me know if anything I wrote offends you.
So I can memorize it. :imaposer: :imaposer:)



« Last Edit: March 09, 2009, 04:30:26 pm by Thump »
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Re: Bakkies Tubes Are TUFF
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 03:50:49 pm »
 :thumleft:
 

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Re: Bakkies Tubes Are TUFF
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009, 03:57:50 pm »
sorry forgot the trip meter
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Re: Bakkies Tubes Are TUFF
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009, 04:01:07 pm »
nice one  :thumleft:

but do yourself a favour and leave the tyreweld at home

tyreweld is worthless on tubed tyres  :ricky:
 

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Re: Bakkies Tubes Are TUFF
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009, 04:03:44 pm »
Nice ride

That is my main fear of having a tubeless conversion

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Re: Bakkies Tubes Are TUFF
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2009, 04:05:34 pm »
i ALWAYS look 4ward 2 reading ur reports - u have so much fun & its so spontaneous ;D
 

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Re: Bakkies Tubes Are TUFF
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2009, 04:07:04 pm »
Nice ride guys.


tyreweld is worthless on tubed tyres  :ricky:

That is a 50/50. Lots of people have complained. It has helped me out in Ceres on a Sunday at 17:00. Lasted all the way to CT. It did pump the tyre 3.5bar though.

Mine wasn't TyreWeld, but TyreFix
« Last Edit: March 09, 2009, 04:16:14 pm by buzzlightyear »
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Re: Bakkies Tubes Are TUFF
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2009, 04:07:37 pm »
nice one  :thumleft:

but do yourself a favour and leave the tyreweld at home

tyreweld is worthless on tubed tyres  :ricky:
I love tyre weld.
Last time I used it all the stuff squirted into my face.
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Re: Bakkies Tubes Are TUFF
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2009, 04:08:31 pm »
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Re: Bakkies Tubes Are TUFF
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2009, 04:08:53 pm »
 :P
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Re: Bakkies Tubes Are TUFF
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2009, 04:11:32 pm »
no wunda I had to keep waiting for you :laughing4: :pot: :dousing:
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Re: Bakkies Tubes Are TUFF
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2009, 04:13:07 pm »
Nice ride

That is my main fear of having a tubeless conversion



I have had a flat on the front with a tube and now without a tube.... there was no difference. The tyre never came off the rim.
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Re: Bakkies Tubes Are TUFF
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2009, 04:14:50 pm »
no wunda I had to keep waiting for you :laughing4: :pot: :dousing:

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Re: Bakkies Tubes Are TUFF
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2009, 04:22:05 pm »
Try this new KTM range of tyre, it won't go flat but might throw a spoke like a porcupine. :mwink:
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Re: Bakkies Tubes Are TUFF
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2009, 04:30:46 pm »
saw your RR, will go there this weekend coming  ;D
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Re: Bakkies Tubes Are TUFF
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2009, 07:07:54 pm »
Nice ride guys and lucky there Bakkie! How long was the other skid mark?
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Re: Bakkies Tubes Are TUFF
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2009, 07:31:52 pm »
saw your RR, will go there this weekend coming  ;D

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Re: Bakkies Tubes Are TUFF
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2009, 07:32:48 pm »
What is it with thump and flat tyres??? where ever he is there is a flat tyre somewhere close ???
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Re: Bakkies Tubes Are TUFF
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2009, 07:58:24 pm »
Cool, tell your wife to get a non Sunday job, or take the kids with her to McDonalds if she's gotta work shift
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Re: Bakkies Tubes Are TUFF
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2009, 08:26:52 pm »
Nice ride

That is my main fear of having a tubeless conversion



I have had a flat on the front with a tube and now without a tube.... there was no difference. The tyre never came off the rim.

Bakkie,
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