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Thumping KTM Meanderings
« on: November 13, 2010, 04:34:16 pm »
Thought I'd start a thread of memory pics for one day when I'm old like J-dog.

First weekend short ride.
Got the bike on the Thursday 28th at 10PM.
Spent Saturday night and Sunday afternoon checking everything,
Then Sunday at 3PM decided to do Elandsrivier road to Patensie and back on the tar.
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Re: Thumping KTM Meanderings
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2010, 04:37:36 pm »
Whos bike is this and what did you do with Thump?
 

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Re: Thumping KTM Meanderings
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2010, 04:59:32 pm »
Weekend of 6th Nov 2010.
Went on bike to a church Men's camp. expecting to ride to Darlington dam  afterwards on the Sunday.
So I rode out in the rain on Friday night expecting a good ride on Sunday.
That is a slippery road in the rain.

On Saturday, I noticed me chain was very slack and further inspection showed the sprocket teeth snapped off in places.

Later found one of the rollers on the chain had broken off resulting in a very quick deterioration of the sprocket.

So just went home instead.

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Re: Thumping KTM Meanderings
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2010, 05:11:03 pm »
Saturday, 11 November.
So after changing chain and sprockets, I went for a short bush ride to get a feel for the bike.
Did not do anything daring as I was on my own, just exploring a bit.

Got into one or two scary parts, but was actually easy once I went for it. :ricky:

Solo in technical terrain is always more scary without someone to help pick up your bike  :imaposer:

I've got to learn to be softer on the throttle, this bike "Spin vir niks"

Tomorrow I'll got with J-Man & 214, so will have back up. :3some: :ricky: :3some:
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Re: Thumping KTM Meanderings
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2010, 05:11:56 pm »
Whos bike is this and what did you do with Thump?
Mine, and I'm still here.

Will be selling the KLR
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Re: Thumping KTM Meanderings
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2010, 05:13:02 pm »
So...how do you like it so far? :)
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Re: Thumping KTM Meanderings
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2010, 05:16:04 pm »
Tyres and chain and sprockets are going to be a problem.....
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Re: Thumping KTM Meanderings
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2010, 05:17:26 pm »
Nice one Thump  :thumleft:
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Re: Thumping KTM Meanderings
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2010, 05:19:23 pm »
Geluk man
 

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Re: Thumping KTM Meanderings
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2010, 06:07:59 pm »
Lekker, what time tomorrow? Sparrow fart?
Just a friendly reminder, if you topple over, I'll hold the camera, I aint pickin up that monster thing! :biggrin:
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Re: Thumping KTM Meanderings
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2010, 08:13:06 pm »
nice bike thump!  take it easy  :ricky:
 

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Re: Thumping KTM Meanderings
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2010, 09:31:26 pm »


nice  :o
 

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Re: Thumping KTM Meanderings
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2010, 10:17:43 pm »
oi thump,

we wanna hear a detailed bike review from you soon, what's your impression of 'the beeeaaassst"?
 

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Re: Thumping KTM Meanderings
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2010, 07:01:30 am »
Very nice wheels....  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Thumping KTM Meanderings
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2010, 08:07:44 am »
Hey Thump, congratulations .... hope you have many happy KM's on the Katie!!  :thumleft:   ;D
 

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Re: Thumping KTM Meanderings
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2010, 11:54:12 am »
Thump in action today
At the bridge over the N2, bit hesitant in the beginning:

But his confidence grew, and he was soon looiing that poor KTM, kicking up dust everywhere:
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Re: Thumping KTM Meanderings
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2010, 11:57:46 am »
Look how close he came to this snake and did not even see it.

 

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« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2010, 12:54:49 pm »
 :ricky: :laughing4:
 

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Re: Thumping KTM Meanderings
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2010, 05:49:40 pm »
Notice how scared that puffy looks?
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Re: Thumping KTM Meanderings
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2010, 06:17:01 pm »
Thanks J-man, 214 and Tyger, I had an awesome time.

Starting at±07h20, We did 60km together, then another 104km after J-man left.
didn't take too many photo's, having too much fun.

Unfortunately even more space is being fenced off.

214, Tyger and I Ended the ride off with a meal at the 3 legged pig, getting home at ±15h00. :3some:
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