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Offline Leo

Honey turns 100
« on: July 14, 2009, 07:06:42 pm »
Yes she has been growing older (wiser) gracefully and now hit the century mark during the return of a recent trip from Malawi.



Herewith a few interesting statistics of her life:

I bought her on 16 Jan 07.

I have owned her for 896 days and we have covered an average of 111.864955 kmís for every day of her life thus far.

The fastest 10 000 kmís was from 90 Ė 100km which was covered in just 56 days Ė it did include a 6200 km trip to Malawi. The average being 89 days to cover 10k kmís.

The longest was 131 days to cover from 50 Ė 60k kmís. I have to add that I had the BURP as a second bike and covered 10k on her while clocking mileage on Honey.

In her 100000 kmís she has consumed 6028.1 litres of fuel at an average of 16.63 kmís per litre.

The best consumption I have achieved was 24.66 kmís per litre and the worst 8.49 kmís per litre. There has been a definite decline in fuel consumption since she reached the 55 000 km mark.

The most fuel I have managed to fit into the tank during fill up was 38.01 litres even though according to the ownerís manual she can only carry 33 litres of fuel.

The longest distance covered on a tank before refuelling was 714 kmís. After upgrading from Windows XP to Windows Vista I have never managed more than 650 kmís per tank.

She is on her 7th rear tyre with the best mileage of 16199 achieved on a Metzeler Tourance.

She is on her 5ht tyre, although one was damaged by a pothole and I had to replace as I didnít trust that buldge. Best mileage on a front was 20555 kmís Ė also a Tourance.

I have spend R 84 793.44 on her maintenance which turns into a running cost of Ī R0.85 per kilometre.

Things I love about Honey.

Her reliability. Thus far her battery gave in once during the winter of 07 and was replaced under warranty. Head lamp replaced 3 times. Apart from that no other problems, not even a flat.
The fuel range.
Comfort

Things I dislike about Honey

Her ground clearance. I would love to fit a set of Wilbers and raise her ride height by another inch.

Modifications I have done.

Full Remus Exhaust.

K&N Airfilter.

Ohlins steering damper.

Hyperpro suspension springs

Handlebar raisers.

Touratech Bashplate.

B&W short levers.

Most memorable trip we have done: Visit to Ponta de Quro in Sep 07.

Best stretch of road ever ridden: The road from Britstown, over Carnavon to Sutherland.

Worst stretch: During Dec 08 from the Sani hotel to Himeville in very muddy conditions.

Honey enjoying the beauty of lake Malawi



Honey enjoying some wildlife during a trip in Apr 09



Honeyís favourite is taking her owner to places less travelled



One of the best trips we had Ė Ponta in Moz



Ainít she a beat?



She has travelled to the far corners of SA



Her preferred road surface



Sometimes objects bigger than her got in her way



One of the best roads ever covered



Taking care of her owners needs



Sometimes the going was not smooth



The one and only time I have ever dropped her



A brand new Honey being eyeballed by friends during her fisrt rally Ė The Stag in Feb 07



Man this is a reliable machine



Her happiest moment Ė taking her owner to placers where he can enjoy R&R



Beautiful backdrop



Happy bike and owner after she hit the 100k mark on Sunday morning just outside Carolina



Thanks old faithfull one - May you give me another 200k kmís


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Re: Honey turns 100
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 07:15:51 pm »
This is AWESOME!
Wow! 100 000km's!
You sure get around hey Leo..
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Re: Honey turns 100
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 07:19:00 pm »
Leo truly awesome!!!!!

This is awesome  :thumleft:
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Re: Honey turns 100
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2009, 07:19:34 pm »
Baie nice en geluk man..... whoooo hooo daar is hoop..... 1200s hou lank ek hoef nie gou weer bike te koop nie.... ;D
 

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Re: Honey turns 100
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2009, 07:21:27 pm »
Fantastic,enjoyed that! :thumleft:
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Re: Honey turns 100
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2009, 07:23:44 pm »
 :blob7: :blob6: :blob5: :blob3: :blob3: :blob5: :blob6: :blob7:
 :hello2: :hello2: :hello2: :hello2:
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Congrats to the both of you!  :occasion14:

100'000km in 2.5 years - much respect! May you have as many more safe, happy, extraordinary, uneventful km ahead!
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Re: Honey turns 100
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2009, 07:25:45 pm »
This is AWESOME!
Wow! 100 000km's!
You sure get around hey Leo..

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Re: Honey turns 100
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2009, 07:26:20 pm »
Wow!!

Thank Leo I enjoyed that.
Some excellent memories you have there and the stats I think is very impressive.
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Re: Honey turns 100
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2009, 07:29:32 pm »
Where's all by BM Bashers now!!!  ::) ::) ::) ::)
Well done Leo.
Man, you get around  :drif: :drif: :drif: :drif:

Many more happy miles!!  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Honey turns 100
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2009, 07:29:39 pm »
Lekker Leo & Honey!!!
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Re: Honey turns 100
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2009, 07:31:40 pm »
 :occasion13: :occasion13:

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Re: Honey turns 100
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2009, 07:33:35 pm »
Nice Leo, may she bring us many more ride reports!  :thumleft:
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Re: Honey turns 100
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2009, 07:35:09 pm »
Wow Leo, the GSV took almost 10 years to do that  :-[ :-[
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Re: Honey turns 100
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2009, 07:37:31 pm »
Well done Leo!!! I hope you get to ride Honey for at least another 100,000.

And well done on keeping all the statistics - an equally admirable quality in my books!!!
 

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Re: Honey turns 100
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2009, 07:39:23 pm »
Whou, Leo you are a tru, adventurer!!!! Well done!!!! ;D :thumleft:
 

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Re: Honey turns 100
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2009, 07:50:07 pm »
Brilliant, that's what adventure riding is about.   :thumleft: :thumleft:

Looks like the road(s) to bangha nek that you dropped it on?

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Re: Honey turns 100
« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2009, 07:53:44 pm »
Nice Leo.   :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Honey turns 100
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2009, 08:06:34 pm »
Fantastic, Leo :thumleft:

100,000 in 2.5 yrs? That's avg 3333 per month  :o
 

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Re: Honey turns 100
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2009, 08:08:21 pm »
Fantastic, Leo :thumleft:

100,000 in 2.5 yrs? That's avg 3333 per month  :o

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Re: Honey turns 100
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2009, 08:26:29 pm »
Well done Leo!!! I hope you get to ride Honey for at least another 100,000.

And well done on keeping all the statistics - an equally admirable quality in my books!!!

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