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Re: The Orange Atlantic adventure (110 odd pics)
« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2007, 10:12:11 pm »
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In die normale spreektaal vrouens >:D

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Re: The Orange Atlantic adventure (110 odd pics)
« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2007, 10:19:59 pm »
An Epic journey - thoroughly enjoyed the post and pics. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: The Orange Atlantic adventure (110 odd pics)
« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2007, 06:17:28 am »
If our trip is 1/2 as fantastic I will be the happiest person on the face of this earth.
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Re: The Orange Atlantic adventure (110 odd pics)
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2007, 01:14:25 pm »
Amazing pics, dream ride.

Runner, I believe you built racks for the 650R's for the trip? Do you have any pics of the racks?
Did you strengthen the subframes to carry weight also?

And to Runner, Redrider and Gforce (if you're on this forum) what kind of weight were you carrying on the back of the XR's,  any idea? Any subframe problems?

I'm looking at ways to reinforce my XR subframe and put on a rack for a long trip / heavy load, any info or ideas would be appreciated.
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Re: The Orange Atlantic adventure (110 odd pics)
« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2007, 08:58:35 pm »
Amazing pics, dream ride.

Runner, I believe you built racks for the 650R's for the trip? Do you have any pics of the racks?
Did you strengthen the subframes to carry weight also?

And to Runner, Redrider and Gforce (if you're on this forum) what kind of weight were you carrying on the back of the XR's,  any idea? Any subframe problems?

I'm looking at ways to reinforce my XR subframe and put on a rack for a long trip / heavy load, any info or ideas would be appreciated.

My Pack was +- 10Kg. Subframe was OK, but some carrier bolts was lost, and then some more broke. Runner changed them to M8 and added lots of Loctite.
 

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Re: The Orange Atlantic adventure (110 odd pics)
« Reply #45 on: August 21, 2007, 09:05:39 pm »
Excellent trip!

When was this exactly?
Last Saturday I came over Pakhuis Pass and 5 bikes was coming from Clanwilliam side (with no luggage). It was raining cats and dogs. Nice and muddy.

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Re: The Orange Atlantic adventure (110 odd pics)
« Reply #46 on: August 21, 2007, 09:38:56 pm »
Some really nice pics :salut:
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Re: The Orange Atlantic adventure (110 odd pics)
« Reply #47 on: August 21, 2007, 09:51:15 pm »
Thanks DD.  You can really paint a story with photos. :thumbsup:
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Re: The Orange Atlantic adventure (110 odd pics)
« Reply #48 on: August 21, 2007, 10:07:09 pm »
Thanks china. I live vicariously through these ride reports, and this one is stunning.
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Re: The Orange Atlantic adventure (110 odd pics)
« Reply #49 on: August 21, 2007, 10:21:21 pm »
Hier is nog 'n paar fotos van die nie-proffesionele fotograwe:

Moet nooit jou goed onbewaak los nie,wie weet wat kan bygesryf word....



Hoe dit als begin het:



In-Cabin verversings



Net net vinniger as 'n XR



Lekker weer met die aankoms in die Kaap met nuwe knobs en remme,donker en nat,PERFEK !!!



Naby Elandsbaai



Die mooiste bike in die huis....



Die Sederberge




DD in sy volle glorie



Redrider in sy favourite posisie



Die eniste manier oor 'n rivier wat 27j laas geloop het



Die einde van 'n moerse dag



Spot die fags aan die voet van die heuwel



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Befo_k


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Re: The Orange Atlantic adventure (110 odd pics)
« Reply #50 on: August 22, 2007, 09:06:11 am »
Thanks Runner ,Thankfully U only got me after I picked the bike up  ;)my favorite position is actually underneath the bike with my head in the sand  ;D
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Re: The Orange Atlantic adventure (110 odd pics)
« Reply #51 on: August 22, 2007, 09:29:36 am »

Yes my packs weighted +- 20kg and I had no problems will post some pics of the racks and bags ,It is similar to dirtbagz racks with some added protection for the side covers ,the model xr 's we got in SA has a honda subframe extention wich with very little modification lots of loctite do the thing .I know runner has a billet rack not sure exactly witch one .I have read some of your posts on adv rider with lots of interest welcome to our forum. 

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Re: The Orange Atlantic adventure (110 odd pics)
« Reply #52 on: August 22, 2007, 03:09:27 pm »
Awesome ride guys and brilliantly captured!!
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Re: The Orange Atlantic adventure (110 odd pics)
« Reply #53 on: August 22, 2007, 06:20:46 pm »
Fantastic ride guys ,  it would be great if you could explain the route you did and what permits you had to get before the trip I have had the pleasure of only doing half of the trip you did, in a 4x4 and would like to know the other half.

Thanks for a super report and pics !Well done  :) :)
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Re: The Orange Atlantic adventure (110 odd pics)
« Reply #54 on: August 22, 2007, 07:51:55 pm »
Bevarkte ride ouens. 8)English translation   :I'm jealous!!!
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Re: The Orange Atlantic adventure (110 odd pics)
« Reply #55 on: August 22, 2007, 08:25:31 pm »
Bevarkte ride ouens. 8)English translation   :I'm jealous!!!

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Re: The Orange Atlantic adventure (110 odd pics)
« Reply #56 on: August 22, 2007, 08:56:59 pm »
Well done guys! Lekker report there.

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Re: The Orange Atlantic adventure (110 odd pics)
« Reply #57 on: August 22, 2007, 09:33:38 pm »
Yep the racks on the XR's are based on the Dirt Bagz setup but better since the bags rests against the frame and not on the sidepanels. The XR's needs 8mm bolts on the subframe, the DRZ S comes with a proper subframe for adventure trips :) Thanks Killroy, the headlight is the best mod ever and very usefull on the trip but I need a bigger tank. I'm looking at the IMS then the DRZ would be perfect.
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Re: The Orange Atlantic adventure (110 odd pics)
« Reply #58 on: August 23, 2007, 02:58:40 pm »
Ek het nou nou met DD gestaan en gesels en terwyl ons praat het ek net gesit en dink hoe bef@k dit moes gewees het. Eendagggg.....
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Re: The Orange Atlantic adventure (110 odd pics)
« Reply #59 on: August 25, 2007, 03:30:04 pm »
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