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Offline Lourens ツ

My first soul'o ride with the DR650
« on: May 03, 2010, 09:28:23 am »
After the AMID show on Saturday I head out home towards the west.  It was way to early to go home so I decided to go and explore some. I took the first dirt road in a westerly direction I could find and just followed it.  I had my GPS with me and after some kays I though I must try to get to Lanseria via dirt.   99kilos and 3:30 hrs later I got home, drenched by the rain.  I could not get to Lanseria due to not being able to cross the Jukskei river but what a lekker ride.  :thumleft:

There where some interesting bits but mostly easy riding.  In some of the dead ends I tried was some nice mud monsters, not deep but very slippery.  The DR650 handled everything without missing a beat.  :thumleft:

Lanseria in the far back ground.


I found some very nice spots with beautiful views.  Dirt roads going straight to Jhb on the horizon.


Here I'm just getting a little bit arty with PS.  ;)


There were some nice 'twee spoor paadjies' ...


.. and some river crossings I wasn't going to attempt.


The water was about knee deep and the Jukskei river was flowing fast.


Back at home, the DR650 tasted some first mud.   An arty viewpoint.  ;)


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Re: My first soul'o ride with the DR650
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010, 09:42:20 am »
That river crossing in winter is nice.  Will not attempt it now.
 

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Re: My first soul'o ride with the DR650
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2010, 11:25:34 am »
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Re: My first soul'o ride with the DR650
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010, 02:01:59 pm »
Lekker--and how is the DR compared to the Yammie  :mwink:
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Re: My first soul'o ride with the DR650
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2010, 02:06:04 pm »
Lekker--and how is the DR compared to the Yammie  :mwink:

Any DR owner (past or present) will know the answer :biggrin: :mwink:

Congrats on the new ride :thumleft:
 

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Re: My first soul'o ride with the DR650
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010, 02:06:33 pm »
Lekker--and how is the DR compared to the Yammie  :mwink:

I must be honest, I attempted things with the DR I would never dreamed of with the XT, and pulled it of nogal.  It is amazing how much more in control I feel on the DR.  Love it!  :thumleft:  It makes me feel a little like a  >:D    ;D
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Re: My first soul'o ride with the DR650
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010, 02:10:37 pm »
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Re: My first soul'o ride with the DR650
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2010, 04:02:03 pm »
Lekker Lourens!!!  :thumleft:
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Re: My first soul'o ride with the DR650
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2010, 04:20:25 pm »
Nice. They are sweet little bikes. I got a pdf full manual for you if you are interested. Enjoy.

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Re: My first soul'o ride with the DR650
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2010, 05:12:19 pm »
cool! and congrats on your new bike! ;)
i'm pretty sure that's the same crossing cracker took my nxr across that one time...
 

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Re: My first soul'o ride with the DR650
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2010, 03:51:10 pm »
Nice lourens :) She's hot in black  :drif:
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Re: My first soul'o ride with the DR650
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2010, 04:00:14 pm »
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Re: My first soul'o ride with the DR650
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2010, 07:50:51 am »
Nice  :thumleft:
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Re: My first soul'o ride with the DR650
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2010, 09:50:10 pm »
nice one Lourens! where did you get that windscreen? i want to add that to my DR too.
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Re: My first soul'o ride with the DR650
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2010, 10:19:29 pm »
nice one Lourens! where did you get that windscreen? i want to add that to my DR too.

 :D The screen is home made, prototype 3!  :thumleft:  Still working on a final design and it I'm on prototype 4 now.  ;D
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Re: My first soul'o ride with the DR650
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2010, 11:44:29 am »
cool! and congrats on your new bike! ;)
i'm pretty sure that's the same crossing cracker took my nxr across that one time...

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Re: My first soul'o ride with the DR650
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2010, 03:53:58 pm »
thats the place

I definitely have to go back when the water level is lower.  :thumleft:
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