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« Reply #60 on: May 10, 2007, 05:19:06 pm »
Blingy or not... I think their bikes look the business!
 
Question: What is that black thing on the crash bar of the red bike? Just below the leopard print / cheetah spots?
 
Also: See behind the Touratech chest of drawers thingy? Isn't that another bike? Maybe for the camera man? Will that be Claudio again?
 

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« Reply #61 on: May 10, 2007, 06:23:19 pm »
Kev, that blingy thing on the crashbar is a TT storage bag. Might work to keep water in it and keep the bag wet? Maybe they keep their animal print jocks in there? :D  :D
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« Reply #62 on: May 10, 2007, 06:35:45 pm »
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Kev, that blingy thing on the crashbar is a TT storage bag. Might work to keep water in it and keep the bag wet? Maybe they keep their animal print jocks in there? :D  :D


I thought they were Knee warmers, or to keep Charlies T bags in?

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« Reply #63 on: May 10, 2007, 06:37:49 pm »
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« Reply #64 on: May 10, 2007, 06:59:24 pm »
Aaag neee :shock:  Wat da donner maak hulle?  :shock:  :twisted:

This is going to far, way too far. Porn star leopard print on the tank?

I am talking on behalf of all GS owners.....to all other bike riders and brand owners

WE THE GS RIDERS OF SOUTH AFRICA ARE NOT LIKE THAT, PLEASE DON"T KEEP THIS AGAINST US
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« Reply #65 on: May 10, 2007, 07:26:53 pm »
OK, the animal prints on the tank is taking a bit far... but besides that, I think the bikes look cool.  8)
 

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« Reply #66 on: May 10, 2007, 07:34:02 pm »
What on earth is that!! :shock:  :shock:

No, thats just terrible. Looks like those two bikes got stolen and was recovered in Danville or Elsiesrivier.
Bet they've got a pair of 12inch subs and 6 x 9's in there as well.

On a serious (but still ridiculous) note: What are those black bars/brackets that extends from the tank to the screen?
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« Reply #67 on: May 10, 2007, 07:42:22 pm »
See, Touratech is already reaping the rewards of the marketing.

Whats this, whats that, ooooh...
 

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« Reply #68 on: May 10, 2007, 07:44:38 pm »
The porn star rapper screen for the GS/ADV, the crown jule of bling :lol:

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« Reply #69 on: May 10, 2007, 08:02:12 pm »
Just think of all the bribes the poor farkers would have to pay to local cops. I think from here to Tanzania you have to cross about 50 locally manned police road blocks and them guys are hungry.

Think about the multitude of little children that will swarm around them from village to village.

I have travelled extensively in SubSahara Africa and its not a place that rewards you for traveling in a big road show. People are poor and they are keen on bling.  

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« Reply #70 on: May 10, 2007, 08:06:39 pm »
Hope they take sunblock  :twisted:


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« Reply #71 on: May 10, 2007, 08:09:49 pm »
Pron? Did someone mention pron?


I think they are OK then. As long as it's not a gay thing. :shock:  :shock:  :shock:



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« Reply #72 on: May 10, 2007, 08:16:45 pm »
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WE THE GS RIDERS OF SOUTH AFRICA ARE NOT LIKE THAT, PLEASE DON"T KEEP THIS AGAINST US
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 :lol:  :lol:


If we see them standing on the dirt highways then you will something to be concerned about....` :twisted:  :wink:

I for one would jump at the chance to do what they have done/are doing.
Someone from this forum asked me if I would the Dakar like in the Race to Dakar........YES if I was offered the chance with trainning and back-up. I would even sell my house to pay for the year trainning and buy the bike myself. Not for the publicity but for the experience and adventure to do something like that. You only live once and its for a short time so bring it on.....I'm Game.

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« Reply #73 on: May 10, 2007, 08:25:58 pm »
The experience is a life changing event no doubt, to the Dakar or just Africa is many peoples dream, and will only be just that.

What's a bit cheesy, are all the TT bling added, most probably just for advertising purpose, and they went over the top with it, all of that wasn't necessary.

Now all they need is Paris Hilton and we are in for a lekker Huisgenoot / You show off. I just hope this don't turn into some sort of reality Holllywood show.

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« Reply #74 on: May 10, 2007, 08:40:13 pm »
I wonder if the Amrican Reality guru's it going to make a reality show of Paris Hilton when she does her jail time?  :?
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« Reply #75 on: May 10, 2007, 08:45:37 pm »
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I wonder if the Amrican Reality guru's it going to make a reality show of Paris Hilton when she does her jail time?  :?


Well the dropping da soap in the shower should be different?

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« Reply #76 on: May 10, 2007, 08:55:07 pm »
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Well the dropping da soap in the shower should be different?

Welsh  :wink:


ok that just corrupted my young innocent mind  :twisted:  :D
 

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« Reply #77 on: May 10, 2007, 09:00:44 pm »
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Well the dropping da soap in the shower should be different?

Welsh  :wink:


ok that just corrupted my young innocent mind  :twisted:  :D


Well. It surely is a heck of a lot better than a toothy grin from Charley. :shock:  :oops:


Crit he's character/personality. Crit their bling bikes. Crit their luck.

We are just jealous. :)

(Ok. I'll agree on the leopard skin thingies at least. :D )
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« Reply #78 on: May 10, 2007, 09:09:26 pm »
On ADVrider they like the Zebra/Leopard skin thing  :?  

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=227379

If it was me, and it isn't :(  I would rather use the old 1150ADV to do this trip and look really into it, than go with these new blinged up TT advertising boards :lol:

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« Reply #79 on: May 10, 2007, 09:24:02 pm »
I heard a story the other day about a German who did a similar trip, after listening to the advise on ADV rider, Horisons Unlimited etc etc, and havind done the German equivalent of Amersfoort, left home on his 1150 GSA with around 180 kilos of kark loaded on his bike! Before he reaches the African shores he had shed at leat 120 kilos of kit, by the time he reached SA he was down to around 40 kilos of kit.
This dude did this trip on his own.
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