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Offline Heimer

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This is a fantastic idea for a thread.

Mellowjo - well, well well done! And to your your yellow champ of a GS

- expect many GS' owners here  ;)
« Last Edit: June 17, 2012, 05:46:51 pm by Heimer »

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Trek al by 36 000 maar stewig op pad haha! Geluk Melow Jo en Groenie, dit wil gedoen wees!!!!
 

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One man, one bike, one ton - great idea - :thumleft:

I've god a mate (one crazy mf) who would take first prize on this fred, hands down. Unfortunately he's not a WD so he won't be posting. He's got an original 1980 R100; done Africa (as in bumming around for over 10 years - relying on his people and trading skills) in and around most of the African countries - 6 times over the years; with a bit of Europe and Eastern block thrown in for good measure. He reckons over a million kms - and he's still holding onto the bike. He revamped it last year - it looks like it's ready for a few more rounds. He was offered a replacement (any new one of his choice for his battle scarred bike) in Bavaria by the Tech Director of BMW some years back - he turned it down :imaposer:

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Congrats MellowJo, it is a super nice feeling when you clock over the 100 000 km mark.

2 January 2011 I reached the same mile stone while on the return leg of a 14 day trip. Well the odometer finally registered 100 000 km even thou I was way over the mark already. ( problems with the speedo cable for about a year) By my reconning my bike has over 130 000kms to date.





 

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nice one MH.
 

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Cool Mark, how many of those kilos belong to u?
I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy
Nothing clears the head like a throttle twisted and the fresh air on the tip of the nose

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Congrats MellowJo, it is a super nice feeling when you clock over the 100 000 km mark.

2 January 2011 I reached the same mile stone while on the return leg of a 14 day trip. Well the odometer finally registered 100 000 km even thou I was way over the mark already. ( problems with the speedo cable for about a year) By my reconning my bike has over 130 000kms to date.


Nice one MH, thanks for posting ..... glad to see a KTM on his thread  !!
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Subscribed.  Well done to all of you who did it.
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Hoeveel engines mag gebruik word om die 100 000 te doen... ktm :biggrin:
I'm not saying kill stupid people, I'm saying, remove the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.

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Nice one MellowJo, can still remembers our chats back then, took you a while to find the right bike?

I did 36k on my KLR and done 60k on my GSA thus far. Own other bikes way back, but only count d/s kms. So i'm due for 100k kms on d/s bikes soon, but have to wait another 40k kms to do it on the BM :thumleft:
 

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Cool Mark, how many of those kilos belong to u?

every single KM belongs to me .... except the first 1700 kms.....I bought the demo bike from KTM CT.  ;D
 

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Cool Mark, how many of those kilos belong to u?

every single KM belongs to me .... except the first 1700 kms.....I bought the demo bike from KTM CT.  ;D

Well done.

That bike of yours is a very good testament for KTM all round.
Shows you what a bike can do with proper care and maintenance, even though it isn't in for a Sunday school picnic life under your hands.

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Well done! I've done about 60k km in the last year and a half but that's on 3 diffirent bikes. Hoping to take my 800 GS to a century  :thumleft:
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Love the look  of that 1150 GS painted like a 1200 GS. Lyk pragtig!!! Well done.

Oh yes, Well done on the RR.
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My post is here:

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=34941.0  :thumleft:

Thanks Leo, nice to read your post from the link !!

Now when is Rynet going to add her post ?   ???
« Last Edit: June 23, 2012, 06:41:56 am by MellowJo »
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O well, now we clocked the magic 150,000km
Don't worry, be happy ! Don't take yourself so seriously !!
2 x FS1, 200Roadmaster, 400Hawk, XL500R, XS750, XR500R, 600TT, CX500, 1150GS, R1100RS, R1100GS, R1200S, R1200RT, 1150GS (2), K100, R1100S & 35 Cages !!
 

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Nee flip man. Ek is nou eers halfpad op pad na 100k oor 2000 km  :thumleft:

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Ok mine isnt an adventure bike, its my daily comuter.
I do approx 100km per day round trip.

Purchased Aug 2006



August 2010



And August 2012



As you can see I get bored of paint quickly.
Anyway she now has 146000km and going strong.