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Offline Jabben

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SA - Sweden
« on: February 08, 2010, 06:25:12 pm »
Just arrived in Johannesburg after 2 months in west africa. The plan is to buy a motorbike and drive it back to Sweden, as it is my first time in SA I need some tips on where to find what I need.
So far i have found gumtree, junkmail and autotrader when looking for bikes (F650, KLR650 or similar, budget max 30.000R, preferrably with panniers)
Are there any other good places to look for bikes?

As we are on a tight budget we are going 2 up on the bike and will be camping mostly. I need to find riding gear (helmet, boots, gloves, clothes...) of the cheap kind, not alpinestars or dianese...

Camping equipment, tent, sleeping bags etc, where can i find it?, went to eastgate and found some stuff but need more options.

Any hints on where to find cheap motorbike stuff in Joburg would be greatly appreciated!

//Anton and Karin
 

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Re: SA - Sweden
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010, 06:31:42 pm »
Whatever you do, DO NOT LISTEN to a guy on this forum called The_Wes.

He is a serial adulterer of a brand slut. He will lead you down an evil and futile path!
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Re: SA - Sweden
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2010, 08:29:23 pm »
You are on the right track with the bike.

For gear try Outdoor Warehouse, Cape Union Mart, Game, Due South.

You can also buy a Gettaway magazine. Always specials and stuff in the back pages.

Hope you find what you need. Have a great trip!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: SA - Sweden
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010, 09:17:32 pm »
Couple of places sell 2nd Hand riding gear, Second Gear in Honeydew and I believe Full Throttle also...

Maybe also make a specific list of what you are lookign for and you may find that some members here could help out!  :thumleft:

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Offline Jabben

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Re: SA - Sweden
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2010, 01:49:08 pm »
Thanks for the tips guys!

So this is what I need: (dig deep into your garage an closets)

KLR 650 (decided to go for the klr instead of the f650 because of its simplicity and rep. of being a tank)
anyone got one for sale?

Riding gear for him (175 cm 70 kg, shoesize EUR40)
Riding gear for her (160 cm 45 kg, shoesize EUR36)
(yes i know the KLR isn't ideal for midgets, but it can be lowered  :ricky:

where can I find accessories for the KLR? panniers, windscreen, crashbars etc.

//Anton (currently on antibiotics in joburg...  :( )