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Re: Africatwin "Get toghether"
« Reply #40 on: January 20, 2010, 05:45:21 am »
This thread is so politically incorrect, besides, didn't these bikes go out with the old regime? :pot:
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Re: Africatwin "Get toghether"
« Reply #41 on: January 20, 2010, 09:09:00 am »
This thread is so politically incorrect, besides, didn't these bikes go out with the old regime? :pot:

looks like you want the stirrer spoon back >:D
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Re: Africatwin "Get toghether"
« Reply #42 on: January 20, 2010, 10:21:14 am »
This thread is so politically incorrect, besides, didn't these bikes go out with the old regime? :pot:

Hhmmm, lets see, I paid a third of the value of your bike for mine and it can go anywhere your Beemer goes...and it's nicer to look at... >:D
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Re: Africatwin "Get toghether"
« Reply #43 on: January 20, 2010, 10:29:50 am »
This thread is so politically incorrect, besides, didn't these bikes go out with the old regime? :pot:

Hhmmm, lets see, I paid a third of the value of your bike for mine and it can go anywhere your Beemer goes...and it's nicer to look at... >:D

Probably more reliable as well
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Re: Africatwin "Get toghether"
« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2010, 10:39:01 am »
This thread is so politically incorrect, besides, didn't these bikes go out with the old regime? :pot:

Hhmmm, lets see, I paid a third of the value of your bike for mine and it can go anywhere your Beemer goes...and it's nicer to look at... >:D

Probably more reliable as well


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Re: Africatwin "Get toghether"
« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2010, 11:08:14 am »
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seriously?  only 5 guys?      common guys, where are all the Twins?
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Re: Africatwin "Get toghether"
« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2010, 11:53:07 am »
Hey, I have a Twin to!
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Re: Africatwin "Get toghether"
« Reply #47 on: January 20, 2010, 11:56:44 am »
Hey, I have a Twin to!

And are you in ???????????
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Re: Africatwin "Get toghether"
« Reply #48 on: January 20, 2010, 11:59:44 am »
Jakkals- George   AT
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seriously?  only 5 guys?      common guys, where are all the Twins?
There must be more, or are they a bit shy
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Re: Africatwin "Get toghether"
« Reply #49 on: January 20, 2010, 12:11:18 pm »
Ai, sien nou eers die datum, jammer manne, 20 Feb is uit. Ai, eintlik is alles to April uit :(
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Re: Africatwin "Get toghether"
« Reply #50 on: January 20, 2010, 02:46:02 pm »
I can only say that maybe I can make it and thats final!  :mwink:
Will know closer to the time!!
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Re: Africatwin "Get toghether"
« Reply #51 on: January 20, 2010, 02:48:12 pm »
Bly om tesien dat dar nou bietjie meer mense is :thumleft:

Fugly I think your just jelous :deal:
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Re: Africatwin "Get toghether"
« Reply #52 on: January 20, 2010, 05:06:00 pm »
Vanaf "TOURS FOR AFRICA"  ... net vir interressantheid !!! Terwyl die Africa Twin nou onder bespreking is.

WHAT BIKE FOR AFRICA????????
From decades of travel experience in and throughout Africa below is our personal choice in order of preference and recommendation of the best suited Adventure Motorcycles to use when considering serious adventure motorcycling riding or crossing Africa, understanding the following:
•   The weight of the motorcycle is a major factor
•   Bigger cc capacity is not important (bigger is not better)
•   Fuel capacity is important
•   The capability of being able to run on diesel/kerosene in the event of a “no petrol available emergency” – remove the CAT (Catalytic converter)
•   21” front wheels are a definite recommendation over 19” front wheels
•   Tyre sizes are a factor – 18” rear tyres and 19” front tyres are difficult to locate in the event of an emergency
•   Upgraded front and rear suspensions is number 1 priority
•   Good and suited tyres are number 2 priority

ALL ADVENTURE MOTORCYCLES ARE GREAT…………….. BUT SOME ARE MORE SUITED THAN OTHERS
 
NO 1   
HONDA XRV750 AFRICA TWIN
                                                                                                           
PROS
•   VERY, VERY RELIABLE AND DURABLE
•   VERY WELL GEARED
•   GOOD FUEL CONSUMPTION AND FUEL RANGE
•   GIVE VERY FEW PROBLEMS
•   EXCELLENT HEADLIGHTS
•   EXCELLENT OFF ROAD CAPABILITY
•   HAVE EXCELLENT QUALITY STANDARD BASH PLATES AND WELL DESIGNED ENGINE PROTECTION
•   GOOD SUSPENSION
•   GOOD POWER FOR 2 UP WITH PILLION RIDER
•   WHEEL RIMS ARE VERY, VERY DURABLE
•   EXCELLENT ALL ROUND MOTORCYCLE
CONS
•   REGRETTABLY DISCONTINUED
•   NO CENTER/MAIN STAND
•   SEAT IS UNCOMFORTABLE FOR LONG DISTANCE
•   PARTS ARE NOT READILY AVAILABLE IN SOUTH AFRICA
•   REGRETTABLY NOT WELL MARKETED AT THE TIME BY HONDA SA

NO 2 
BMW F650 DAKAR

PROS
•   VERY RELIABLE AND DURABLE
•   VERY WELL GEARED
•   GOOD FUEL CONSUMPTION AND FUEL RANGE
•   GIVE VERY FEW PROBLEMS
•   EASY TO WORK ON
•   GOOD SPARE PARTS AVAILABILITY
•   FAIR SUSPENSION
•   GOOD OFF ROAD CAPABILITY
•   WHEEL RIMS ARE DURABLE
•   EXCELLENT ALL ROUND MOTORCYCLE
CONS
•   REGRETTABLY DISCONTINUED
•   VERY POOR HEADLIGHTS
•   SEAT IS UNCOMFORTABLE FOR LONG DISTANCE
•   VERY LOW WINDSHIELD WHICH ALLOWS THE WIND TO BUFFET THE RIDERS
•   NO CENTER/MAIN STAND
•   LACK OF POWER FOR 2 UP WITH PILLION RIDER

NO 3   
                                    BMW F800GS
                                                                                                                                    PROS
•   VERY RELIABLE AND DURABLE
•   VERY WELL GEARED
•   GOOD FUEL CONSUMPTION AND FUEL RANGE
•   GIVE FEW PROBLEMS
•   GOOD SPARE PARTS AVAILABILITY
•   GOOD POWER FOR 2 UP WITH PILLION RIDER
•   GOOD OFF ROAD CAPABILITY
CONS
•   VERY POOR HEADLIGHTS
•   SEAT IS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE FOR LONG DISTANCE
•   WHEEL RIMS ARE WEAK AND DENT VERY EASILY
•   VERY LOW WINDSHIELD WHICH ALLOWS THE WIND TO BUFFET THE RIDER

NO 4 
KTM 950/990
                                                                                                PROS
•   VERY, VERY RELIABLE AND DURABLE
•   VERY WELL GEARED
•   GOOD FUEL CONSUMPTION AND FUEL RANGE AT 100/120 KM’S
•   GIVE VERY FEW PROBLEMS
•   EXCELLENT OFF ROAD CAPABILITY
•   EXCELLENT SUSPENSION
•   GOOD POWER FOR 2 UP WITH PILLION RIDER
•   FAIR SPARE PARTS AVAILABILITY
CONS
•   SPECIFIC ENGINE OIL REQUIREMENT (ONLY AVAILABLE FROM KTM DEALERS)
•   WHEEL RIMS ARE WEAK AND DENT VERY EASILY
•   SEAT IS UNCOMFORTABLE FOR LONG DISTANCE
•   POOR HEADLIGHTS
•   18” REAR TYRE – DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN IN AFRICA

NO 5 
KAWASAKI KLR 650
                                                                                                                                   
PROS
•   VERY, VERY RELIABLE AND DURABLE
•   WELL GEARED
•   GOOD FUEL CONSUMPTION AND FUEL RANGE
•   GIVE VERY FEW PROBLEMS
•   FAIR OFF ROAD CAPABILITY
•   FAIR SUSPENSION
•   WHEEL RIMS ARE DURABLE
•   FAIR SPARE PARTS AVAILABILITY
CONS
•   GENERALLY UNDERPOWERED
•   NO FRONT FORK STABILIZER (THE FRONT FORKS FLEX VERY EASILY) 
•   POOR HEADLIGHT
•   SEAT IS UNCOMFORTABLE FOR LONG DISTANCE
•   LOW WINDSHIELD ALLOWS THE WIND TO BUFFET THE RIDER
•   NO CENTER/MAIN STAND
•   LACK OF POWER FOR 2 UP WITH PILLION RIDER
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An' here I go again on my own
Goin' down the only road I've ever known,
Like a "drifter" I was born to "ride" alone
An' I've made up my mind
I ain't wasting no more time = Whitesnake
 

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Re: Africatwin "Get toghether"
« Reply #53 on: January 20, 2010, 05:57:58 pm »
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Re: Africatwin "Get toghether"
« Reply #54 on: January 20, 2010, 09:50:46 pm »
AND...Honda didn't try and save costs like BMW did by fitting one smaller headlight...
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Re: Africatwin "Get toghether"
« Reply #55 on: January 20, 2010, 09:56:15 pm »
Vanaf "TOURS FOR AFRICA"  ... net vir interressantheid !!! Terwyl die Africa Twin nou onder bespreking is.

NO 3   
                                    BMW F800GS
                                                                                                                                    PROS
•   VERY RELIABLE AND DURABLE
•   VERY WELL GEARED
•   GOOD FUEL CONSUMPTION AND FUEL RANGE
•   GIVE FEW PROBLEMS
•   GOOD SPARE PARTS AVAILABILITY
•   GOOD POWER FOR 2 UP WITH PILLION RIDER
•   GOOD OFF ROAD CAPABILITY
CONS
•   VERY POOR HEADLIGHTS
•   SEAT IS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE FOR LONG DISTANCE
•   WHEEL RIMS ARE WEAK AND DENT VERY EASILY
•   VERY LOW WINDSHIELD WHICH ALLOWS THE WIND TO BUFFET THE RIDER


Ray, you are a mate!! You placed the 800 above the KTM!! Will pm you a 6 pack :thumleft:
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Re: Africatwin "Get toghether"
« Reply #56 on: January 20, 2010, 10:06:39 pm »
The Africa Twin is also a head turner, besides i haven't seen a F800 winning the dakar? :pot:
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Re: Africatwin "Get toghether"
« Reply #57 on: January 20, 2010, 10:10:47 pm »
Yip!
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Re: Africatwin "Get toghether"
« Reply #58 on: January 21, 2010, 09:32:54 am »
AND...Honda didn't try and save costs like BMW did by fitting one smaller headlight...
:laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:
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Re: Africatwin "Get toghether"
« Reply #59 on: January 21, 2010, 09:35:59 am »
Will be there

Jakkals-           George        AT
Gryph-           George           AT
JamesXRV-         WC              AT
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Hermit-       Vrystaat newbie   AT

Maybe

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