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Re: Botswananananaa!
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2007, 07:49:16 pm »
That sounds like a nice trip.

I would like to do something similar in the future
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Re: Botswananananaa!
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2007, 07:50:38 pm »
Great report LS, as usual! How did the TKC and Tourance tire combination handle all the sand?
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Re: Botswananananaa!
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2007, 08:08:37 pm »
Hi guys!
I'm envious, I so desire a nice long trip, it's not even funny.
LS I'm sure you'll sell this to a couple of mags easy.

One concern though: you bugger pass a block from my work and you don't say hi :'(

But you were in a hurry and I'll forgive you this time......Only ;D
Glad everything worked out relatively good. 8)
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Re: Botswananananaa!
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2007, 08:09:03 pm »
Brilliant !      once again.
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Re: Botswananananaa!
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2007, 08:34:15 pm »
Thanks for taking up a large part of an otherwise boring evening.
Eloquent writing LS. Very enjoyable. :D
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Re: Botswananananaa!
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2007, 09:16:49 pm »
Awesome report as usual....LS!

Great pics and thanks for the waypoints! ;)

Nice to see you got back safe...

BTW,if Butch had hurt himself after falling,what were your plans in the event of.....an injury...?
Did you have travel insurance like Europ assist or similar?
Just interested!

Well done you guys!
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Re: Botswananananaa!
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2007, 09:21:46 pm »
As usual - excellent reading

I always look forward to your photo's and again was not disappointed

Well done !!
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Re: Botswananananaa!
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2007, 09:34:16 pm »
Well done LS, Kaboef and Butch. Many thanks to LS for this rendition of your trip.
Ghanzi brought back memories, we tried to get into Thakadu, but because most of the crowd at that time  were on road bikes, one being a Hoda Goldwing 1500 WITH a trailer, before the first gate not 500 metres from the main road, I had a mutiny on my hands. One of the guys on a RT1150 was thirsty and carried on, I had to fetch him from the bar at Thakadu, we found another campsite 5 km up the road, 300 metres from the tar road and we were there, and we camped on grass.

Regarding that front shock, I think we should create a bit of a stink with BMW, not having stock is inexcusable. I have a meeting with Cora coming up, I'll see what she has to say, and maybe a chat with Lachlan Harris, the top honcho.
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Re: Botswananananaa!
« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2007, 09:46:11 pm »
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Awesome report LS. Some damn fine writing
 

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Re: Botswananananaa!
« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2007, 10:20:09 pm »
Thanks LS, it was worth the wait! 8)
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Re: Botswananananaa!
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2007, 10:27:07 pm »
:thumbsup: LS
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Re: Botswananananaa!
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2007, 10:47:38 pm »
What a nice read!  Thanks for sharing this brilliant piece of work - If I had a magazine I would publish it straight away!  Also, thumbs up for making it easy to follow with all the GPS info - great job and well done.  Congrats - a ride like this without injury is an achievement!
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Re: Botswananananaa!
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2007, 12:07:08 am »
Nice one ;)

Well done to you all!
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Re: Botswananananaa!
« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2007, 12:25:42 am »
Awesome stuff LS, thanks for all the effort in sharing the report. Makes me green with envy and longing for another trip very soon...

Well done guys
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Re: Botswananananaa!
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2007, 07:12:22 am »
Great report and pics as always as always. ;)
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Re: Botswananananaa!
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2007, 07:18:56 am »
Awsome ride report and great pics 

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Re: Botswananananaa!
« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2007, 07:42:23 am »
Outstanding report LS, exceptional as usual.
Your pictures and storytelling really do make a difference to the report.

To Kaboef and Butch, we can tell you guys had a great time and a memorable trip. Well done.  O0


 
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Re: Botswananananaa!
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2007, 08:20:31 am »
Great trip and report!

As always, first class reporting LS.

Now where is the rest of the pics? Kaboef? Butch? :mrgreen:
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Re: Botswananananaa!
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2007, 08:27:58 am »

LS, Butch, and Kaboef...... it looks awsome!

LS always a stunning experience to read your report!
 

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Re: Botswananananaa!
« Reply #39 on: July 12, 2007, 08:40:15 am »
Lovely report! Have you found out what caused the shock failure yet?
Thanks Pierredb

No, not really. The fluid leaked from the top of the shock where the piston arm enters the piston body. Logic suggests that a rubber or plastic seal is twisted, torn or popped.

The reason why I cranked up the spring was to minimise movement on the piston. I'm no engineer but it seemed the right thing to do. The leaking continued but the banging sounds we dramatically lessened. It would not have survived a long journey on dirt roads.

The shock got me back okay which I think is a testament to the telelever and its anti-nosedive design.