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Offline Brakenjan

Re: Paying Attention on the roads in Namibia …..May 2011
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2011, 08:46:10 pm »
Ek weet, ek weet! Kry 'n KTM! :ricky: :pot:

Nee hel, ek weet nog minder van waterpompe en enjins regmaak as stabilser arms!!  :biggrin:

 

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Re: Paying Attention on the roads in Namibia …..May 2011
« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2011, 08:59:32 pm »
 :laughing4:

ek dink nie dis n probleem nie as jy net dit rustig vat nie

Nambia was full of ruts and washes and they caught me out

i was going way too fast ......first day fever probably.....have ridden a collection of GSAs many many kilos with pillion
i wouldnt stress if you going to take it easy

im not the greatest mechanic....but maybe a chat with ur dealer as to recommendation if support required

my mate Leo has had his strengthened....but he rides like a maniac.... ;D
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Re: Paying Attention on the roads in Namibia …..May 2011
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2011, 09:15:26 pm »
Thanks for the sound advice Mother!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Paying Attention on the roads in Namibia …..May 2011
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2011, 09:39:52 pm »
As always - nice photos and RR.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Paying Attention on the roads in Namibia …..May 2011
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2011, 10:15:59 pm »
Nice RR ... thanks for sharing  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2011, 10:33:53 pm »
What a really Super RR. Thanks a lot for sharing your Trip with us all. :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Paying Attention on the roads in Namibia …..May 2011
« Reply #46 on: May 20, 2011, 10:20:41 am »
Thanks Mother! What a grea :ricky:t trip & pics - thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #47 on: May 20, 2011, 11:38:59 am »
Great RR and trip. Thanks for making my a** itch. :thumleft:
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Re: Paying Attention on the roads in Namibia …..May 2011
« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2011, 01:09:32 pm »
thanks :thumleft:

just took my bike in to Bavaria for repairs...they where impressed with the repair job we did
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Re: Paying Attention on the roads in Namibia …..May 2011
« Reply #49 on: May 20, 2011, 02:29:41 pm »
Stunning trip, makes me wanna go for a long ride  :ricky:
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Re: Paying Attention on the roads in Namibia …..May 2011
« Reply #50 on: May 20, 2011, 03:49:11 pm »
Thanks for the RR. I really enjoyed it.   :thumleft:

I was discouraged from doing that Hoogland road from Walvis to Windhoek. I should have done it last year.  Well a reason to get back there then.  ;D

I am glad to see that I am not the only one that feels the Sosousvlei has become a bit over crowded and might I say exploited?
 

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« Reply #51 on: May 20, 2011, 04:22:22 pm »
Thanks for the RR. I really enjoyed it.   :thumleft:

I was discouraged from doing that Hoogland road from Walvis to Windhoek. I should have done it last year.  Well a reason to get back there then.  ;D

I am glad to see that I am not the only one that feels the Sosousvlei has become a bit over crowded and might I say exploited?

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« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2011, 06:04:49 pm »
Great RR  :thumleft:
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Re: Paying Attention on the roads in Namibia …..May 2011
« Reply #53 on: May 20, 2011, 09:10:49 pm »
thanks :thumleft:

just took my bike in to Bavaria for repairs...they where impressed with the repair job we did

w.r.t. that repair job you did,... :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: Fark'n impressive!!! given the situation & location you guys were in,.... that was a damn fine job!! Ell done. :thumleft: ;)
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Re: Paying Attention on the roads in Namibia …..May 2011
« Reply #54 on: May 20, 2011, 09:37:38 pm »
thanks :thumleft:

just took my bike in to Bavaria for repairs...they where impressed with the repair job we did

w.r.t. that repair job you did,... :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: Fark'n impressive!!! given the situation & location you guys were in,.... that was a damn fine job!! Ell done. :thumleft: ;)
thanks man....yeh not bad for a pen pusher  :biggrin:
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Re: Paying Attention on the roads in Namibia …..May 2011
« Reply #55 on: May 21, 2011, 11:58:21 am »
Great RR, have to do Namibia, have to, have to........

Good work on your bike under the tree, thats so much part of adventure riding :thumleft:
 

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Re: Paying Attention on the roads in Namibia …..May 2011
« Reply #56 on: May 23, 2011, 10:36:06 am »
Monday morning, not so keen on work......
but thank you for making me dream in broad daylight ......
dust, heat, sweat, great sundowners, fantastic views, time in hand and enjoy every second of it ....

yes, i payed attention and it took me away .... far away from work and the blues ......

thank you for sharing !

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Re: Paying Attention on the roads in Namibia …..May 2011
« Reply #57 on: May 23, 2011, 11:28:58 am »
Nice RR and the advice Mother. We r going that way in 3 weeks time and will take it easy on the Nam dirt.
 

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Re: Paying Attention on the roads in Namibia …..May 2011
« Reply #58 on: May 23, 2011, 12:04:23 pm »
Great report.

Pity about the bad service at Joe's in Windhoek.

I have in the recent past heard quite a few similar reports about bad service as well as poor food selection (availability).
 

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« Reply #59 on: May 23, 2011, 03:23:39 pm »
thanks to all for your nice words re our trip report it was great doing the trip and sharing it with u

if you going in that direction....have loads of fun and take it easy....as there are lots of washes at the moment

if u havent been to Namibia in a while i advise you to go ASAP......its a great place to ride a DS bike and the people are nice

and life is short.....enjoy the ride  :thumleft:
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