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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #100 on: June 07, 2012, 02:06:25 pm »
Awesome trip guys. I saw you okes at the Pioneer gate/lobatse border post.
The Katoom was broken  :'( . Looks like you had a great trip and cant wait for the rest.
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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #101 on: June 07, 2012, 03:02:51 pm »
Thanks guys. It felt like I was there with you...all the way!!

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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #102 on: June 07, 2012, 03:14:56 pm »
thanks for sharing! awesome stuff!  :thumleft:

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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #103 on: June 07, 2012, 03:32:30 pm »
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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #104 on: June 07, 2012, 04:21:04 pm »
those rokstraps really are great.
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awesome report. thanks for the inspiration. I don't feel too bad about my idiot friends now.
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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #105 on: June 07, 2012, 11:28:26 pm »
Uitstekend - goed geskryf, lekker foto's. Dankie baie!
 

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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #106 on: June 08, 2012, 09:05:12 am »
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Baie nice! Dankie vir die deel... Wanneer doen julle nog 'n trip? EK soek leesstof...
 

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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #107 on: June 08, 2012, 02:32:03 pm »
Befokte een ouens, wys bietjie hoe daai agter'tyre op die Katoom gelyk het?! :deal:
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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #108 on: June 08, 2012, 02:34:07 pm »
Befokte een ouens, wys bietjie hoe daai agter'tyre op die Katoom gelyk het?! :deal:
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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #109 on: June 08, 2012, 05:45:57 pm »
Eendag....... :-\
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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #110 on: June 08, 2012, 11:16:20 pm »
Well done, excellent read this was.

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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #111 on: June 10, 2012, 03:20:49 pm »
Dankie vir 'n lekker lees RR en mooi fotos. Ek dink ek het dit net so geniet om te lees as julle om te ry !  :biggrin:
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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #112 on: June 10, 2012, 05:07:53 pm »
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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #113 on: June 10, 2012, 05:11:13 pm »
Ai die RR laat mens dagdroom :drif:

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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #114 on: June 11, 2012, 07:48:36 am »
Hi all,

In total I got 2 968km out of the back tyre, I will try and take a picture of it , but it does not do it justice, it is basically a slick tyre in the middle with some nobblies on the sides......

The bluetooth we used are the INTERCOM SENA SMH10D-01B , it is the one that allowed for more than 2 people to connect, only once we connected them we realised that no more than 2 people can connect at a time which is a pitty as you need to basically phone each other the whole time and only 2 okes can talk to each other at a time, but it is still better than riding "alone" the whole time. It is nice to communicate and I recommend it highly

However when riding technical areas switch it off!!! Eswee made me nervous by just his heavy breathing over the thing and the odd "o f*k" etc.

Battery life was amazing on these units !!

With regards to the next trip I am in the process of planning it ................ I have a few ideas which I will bounce off the other 2 over a couple of beers, we will most probably get sidetracked and decide on something completely different .................but for now I suppose we need to do some work .......

Will post the awesome video a.s.a.p.

Namibia is a amazing place .............and I highly recommend it. I just wanted to go for a bike ride and was not too interested in Namibia, but I ended up falling in love with the place !!
 

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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #115 on: June 11, 2012, 10:05:00 am »
Hi all,

In total I got 2 968km out of the back tyre, I will try and take a picture of it , but it does not do it justice, it is basically a slick tyre in the middle with some nobblies on the sides......

The bluetooth we used are the INTERCOM SENA SMH10D-01B , it is the one that allowed for more than 2 people to connect, only once we connected them we realised that no more than 2 people can connect at a time which is a pitty as you need to basically phone each other the whole time and only 2 okes can talk to each other at a time, but it is still better than riding "alone" the whole time. It is nice to communicate and I recommend it highly

However when riding technical areas switch it off!!! Eswee made me nervous by just his heavy breathing over the thing and the odd "o f*k" etc.

Battery life was amazing on these units !!

With regards to the next trip I am in the process of planning it ................ I have a few ideas which I will bounce off the other 2 over a couple of beers, we will most probably get sidetracked and decide on something completely different .................but for now I suppose we need to do some work .......

Will post the awesome video a.s.a.p.

Namibia is a amazing place .............and I highly recommend it. I just wanted to go for a bike ride and was not too interested in Namibia, but I ended up falling in love with the place !!
Gummi howz about a bit of a budget breakdown if you dont mind and have such info available.
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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #116 on: June 20, 2012, 08:51:41 am »
Yes, we have been trying to figure out the budget ourselves, the beer blurred some of the expenditures.......

In essence we each spent R 7 000 per person over the 14 day, but this included some spares still. So in summary, our budget looks something like this per day

Bike Trip                         Average Cost    
Accommodation                     R 100.00    (Accommodation varied from R 60 p/p/n to a max of R 190 (Luxury room in windhoek)
Fuel per day                         R  175.00    (We did travel quite a bit and I think on average this should cover it)
Food                                   R    80.00    (Food is fairly cheap, we did not eat that bad, but buying for 3 helps)
Beer                                    R  100.00    (Beer cost between R 12 to R 15 along the way)
Average per day                    R  455.00    
12 days                              R 5 460.00    
      
Treats                                    R 800.00    This is the odd trip into Soususvlei and expensive dinners etc.
      
Total Budget                         R 6 260.00    per person
      
Car trip (trailer)      
Fuel                                 R 3 500.00    (By far the biggest expense - 1 400km's x 2 pulling 3 adv bikes)
Road taxes tolls                 R    700.00    
                                      R 4 200.00    
      
Per person                            R 1 400.00    
      
Total Per person                       R 7 660.00    

Apart from the above we did have to spend some "capital" as we had nothing to start with, some essentials I would recommend:

Sena bluetooth system                                   R 1 250. per person ( a must , communication is awesome)
Sleeping bag                                                 R    100. anything more is unnecessary
Tent                                                            R    200. It was fine
Rock Straps                                                             R   175. Truly amazing ask Liam
Dry bag                                                            R ??? Cant remember , but it is really worthwhile
Oxford Soft Luggage                                        R 895 - I think - this is cool when you drop the bike in rough terrain
Tankbag a must!!!

Take tubes, learn how to repair tubes and change a tyre ........................a clutch lever in the sand did come in handy .......

We did come up with a complete packing list as well, with the help of the forum amongst other, I am happy to share it so let me know, however we did not really take everything on the list but it is fairly complete..............

sorry about the delay in the video, hopefully up soon ................ Liam got side tracked.............................



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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #117 on: June 20, 2012, 09:23:10 am »
Yes, we have been trying to figure out the budget ourselves, the beer blurred some of the expenditures.......

In essence we each spent R 7 000 per person over the 14 day, but this included some spares still. So in summary, our budget looks something like this per day

Bike Trip                         Average Cost    
Accommodation                     R 100.00    (Accommodation varied from R 60 p/p/n to a max of R 190 (Luxury room in windhoek)
Fuel per day                         R  175.00    (We did travel quite a bit and I think on average this should cover it)
Food                                   R    80.00    (Food is fairly cheap, we did not eat that bad, but buying for 3 helps)
Beer                                    R  100.00    (Beer cost between R 12 to R 15 along the way)
Average per day                    R  455.00    
12 days                              R 5 460.00    
      
Treats                                    R 800.00    This is the odd trip into Soususvlei and expensive dinners etc.
      
Total Budget                         R 6 260.00    per person
      
Car trip (trailer)      
Fuel                                 R 3 500.00    (By far the biggest expense - 1 400km's x 2 pulling 3 adv bikes)
Road taxes tolls                 R    700.00    
                                      R 4 200.00    
      
Per person                            R 1 400.00    
      
Total Per person                       R 7 660.00    

Apart from the above we did have to spend some "capital" as we had nothing to start with, some essentials I would recommend:

Sena bluetooth system                                   R 1 250. per person ( a must , communication is awesome)
Sleeping bag                                                 R    100. anything more is unnecessary
Tent                                                            R    200. It was fine
Rock Straps                                                             R   175. Truly amazing ask Liam
Dry bag                                                            R ??? Cant remember , but it is really worthwhile
Oxford Soft Luggage                                        R 895 - I think - this is cool when you drop the bike in rough terrain
Tankbag a must!!!

Take tubes, learn how to repair tubes and change a tyre ........................a clutch lever in the sand did come in handy .......

We did come up with a complete packing list as well, with the help of the forum amongst other, I am happy to share it so let me know, however we did not really take everything on the list but it is fairly complete..............

sorry about the delay in the video, hopefully up soon ................ Liam got side tracked.............................





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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #118 on: June 27, 2012, 07:45:14 am »
Ok boys !!!!!!!!!!! Dis hier !!!

Well worth the wait !!!!!

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Re: 3 Idiots take on NAM_KTM view
« Reply #119 on: June 27, 2012, 08:07:35 am »
Velly velly naaais!! Dankie vir die deel! Dit was defnitief een moerse trip.  :thumleft:
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