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Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 02:16 AM
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Posted By TechnomadicJim
Spotted...

Spotted (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24540885#post24540885) in the wild (Baviaanskloof, South Africa) :

http://i.imgur.com/Sz3aJF7.jpg

Hope you're well Mark! Just finished my...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Thanks man. Its all over now. My final ride...

Thanks man. Its all over now. My final ride report. Thanks for all the comments :)



Yep :( 9 countries, 9 months. 29,000 km's.



Yep. All done now. Lynda just got back from a trip in Asia...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Welcome MeinMotorrad! Good to have you along for...

Welcome MeinMotorrad! Good to have you along for the ride :D

Here's a new installment for you (and all the lurkers) :

After leaving the hospital happy that my ankle wasn't broken I was greeted...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
I drove down to beach in St Lucia and had a walk...

I drove down to beach in St Lucia and had a walk around for a while. Its a really nice long beach and almost nobody there.

http://i.imgur.com/wbK2Gdf.jpg

After a drive around the town and lunch...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Thanks for tuning in dvmweb :) Ahh...

Thanks for tuning in dvmweb :)



Ahh yes could well be. I'm slowly getting familiar with their names. There are just so many!



Hey Mark! Great to hear from you! I hope you are well ?...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
After unsuccessfully obtaining a visa for...

After unsuccessfully obtaining a visa for Mozambique I decided to head down to Cape Maclear. It was only about 300 km's and the route across the hills is a particularly nice ride. Lots of twisty...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Yes sir! Next installment coming up! :) ...

Yes sir! Next installment coming up! :)



I feel future game drives won't match up to South Luangwa. I do still need to see a Rhino before I've seen the big 5. I saw one in Nepal before but not...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
The drive to Lusaka was about 320 km's but we...

The drive to Lusaka was about 320 km's but we were low on Kwatcha as our bill of T Bone steaks and camping had cleaned us both out. The ATM's were also conspiring against us. For some reason only...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Hey Osadabwa :) I certainly am, thanks reading my...

Hey Osadabwa :) I certainly am, thanks reading my report and taking the time to write me a message!

Your route idea sounds great. I'm going to drive from Lusaka to Petauke tomorrow (407 km's)....
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
As recommended be several people I headed to the...

As recommended be several people I headed to the Victoria Falls Hotel (http://www.victoriafallshotel.co/) for high tea with my friend from Katima, Namibia who was also visiting Vic Falls. We bumped...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
I forgot to mention before I left Mutare I...

I forgot to mention before I left Mutare I knocked up some small flyers to hand out as people are constantly asking about my trip. I had them photocopied for $1 for 20 sheets with 8 to a sheet. I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Hey man :) Good to hear from you! Hope you are...

Hey man :) Good to hear from you! Hope you are well ?

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Kilometers so far 14,000.

I visited the Natural History Museum in Bulawayo (http://www.naturalhistorymuseumzimbabwe.com/). Entrance...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Cool man, Thanks for tuning in :) I have a quote...

Cool man, Thanks for tuning in :) I have a quote for you : "You only need 12 horse power to travel the world. The rest is just wheel spin." ;) I have been on your thread too and had a read. Great...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 45,097
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Nice one! Small bike adventures are the way...

Nice one! Small bike adventures are the way forward :)
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Just a little update on the service : I put...

Just a little update on the service :

I put the bike in for its 12k (actually 13k) service at Honda Gabarone. They were really good and even organised me a lift back to the hostel and picked me up...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Thanks man! This next report is probably my best...

Thanks man! This next report is probably my best adventure of trip yet :)

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Soon after checking in at the Old Bridge Backpackers (http://www.maun-backpackers.com/) in Maun I met Dave and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Thanks for the advice :) Will do. I think I...

Thanks for the advice :) Will do.

I think I can explain the small amount of leaking oil as the previous mechanic had over filled the oil level a bit. Must have forced some oil out under the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Here's the current status of my sprockets and...

Here's the current status of my sprockets and tyres at 11,600 km's.

Front :
http://i.imgur.com/08rEHr7.jpg (http://imgur.com/08rEHr7)

Back :
http://i.imgur.com/yVrxC2r.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Thanks for the tips man :) I will certainly have...

Thanks for the tips man :) I will certainly have high tea in Livingstone. As a British guy I think its pretty much required of me! See below for updates on the sump plug saga :

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I'm going to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
That's good to know. Thanks man! The part is a...

That's good to know. Thanks man! The part is a pretty standard 24mm drain plug use on lots of bikes / quads / scooters.. I'm hoping I can source one locally :
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
I got some advice from two uses on the wild dog...

I got some advice from two uses on the wild dog forums (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=137240.msg2737809#msg2737809). I'm going to go to the local mechanics / spares shop tomorrow...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
So I have had my first major problem of the trip...

So I have had my first major problem of the trip :(

I'm in Katima Mulilo right in the north east of Namibia on the Caprivi strip. I changed my oil today and tightened the sump plug too much and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
KM's so far 9400 Leaving Tsumeb I drove...

KM's so far 9400

Leaving Tsumeb I drove north and after about 20 km's I came across Otjikoto Lake. Its estimates to be over 142 meters deep!

http://i.imgur.com/kjtCh1t.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
So I took the bike into Honda Windhoek and...

So I took the bike into Honda Windhoek and explained a few of the issues I wanted looking at and was told no problem come back at 2pm. Its quite exciting knowing the bike was going for some TLC. It...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Yes :) Awesome. Glad you guys made it in OK. It...

Yes :) Awesome. Glad you guys made it in OK. It truly is a spectacular place! Thanks for taking to the time to find my ride report :)



Thanks man! I'm always glad to hear of other smaller bike...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Thanks! Happy new year to you too :) I had a...

Thanks! Happy new year to you too :)

I had a funny image posted on the wild dog (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=137240.msg2713851#msg2713851) forum by a guy who's not far behind...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
I met Basil the owner of Brandberg Rest Camp...

I met Basil the owner of Brandberg Rest Camp (http://www.brandbergrestcamp.com) who rides a Honda Africa Twin and also gives discounts to bikers who stay at his place (50 N$ for camping). He had just...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Here's our camp : ...

Here's our camp :

http://i.imgur.com/8T7Xi5k.jpg (http://imgur.com/8T7Xi5k)

The next day Yien and I headed up to Twyfelfontein to see some of the bushman art. Before heading in we stopped for...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
I've dropped the CTX a fair few times now in the...

I've dropped the CTX a fair few times now in the sand and even loaded with my gear its easy to pick it up. Thanks for the message Joe :)

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I moved hostels to Desert Sky Backpackers...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Thanks for the messages :) Here's today's...

Thanks for the messages :)

Here's today's report :

50 km's on the C14 after leaving Solitaire I came to the Tropic of Capricorn for the obligatory photo :

http://i.imgur.com/SJHsQ6o.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Thanks! This was advised by another wild dog...

Thanks! This was advised by another wild dog rider too. I will probably drive the Gamsberg Pass on my way Windhoek for the 8k service.

Spectacular. One of the bends caught me off guard and I...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-06-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,999
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Just thought I would pop back here and point out...

Just thought I would pop back here and point out that I successfully bought (and registered) a bike in South Africa and I'm currently in Namibia and have over 6000 km's on the clock. Here's the ride...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
I spent a few more days in Lüderitz‎ staying at...

I spent a few more days in Lüderitz‎ staying at Element Riders (http://www.element-riders.com/) hostel. Its run by an all round sound guy called Rainer. Its actually the premises of the old Lüderitz‎...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
On the way into Ludertiz I came across a road...

On the way into Ludertiz I came across a road block just outside Kolmanscop. It turns out that a veichle transporting a boat had bought down the 22,000 volt power lines that were now just lying in...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Thanks Dave :) I'm camping some of the time and...

Thanks Dave :) I'm camping some of the time and doing dorm rooms when I find a hostel. Its also nice to meet other travellers as the road can be a lonesome place sometimes.

On with today's report...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Some extra photo's from fish river canyon. Here's...

Some extra photo's from fish river canyon. Here's inside the Canyon Roadhouse bar :

http://i.imgur.com/qhULDtB.jpg (http://imgur.com/qhULDtB)

Some of the old trucks outside :
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Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Augrabies Falls Gorge walk. Was a crazy hot day...

Augrabies Falls Gorge walk. Was a crazy hot day to go hiking but the views were very impressive :

http://i.imgur.com/QXoyhPS.jpg (http://imgur.com/QXoyhPS)

Two balloons took off at 5:30am from...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
You too Mark! Was a great weekend. I'm starting...

You too Mark! Was a great weekend. I'm starting to get on top of this sand riding. Acceleration and not fearing the wobble is key!

Take Care and I hope to meet up with you again at some point.
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Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
Been hanging out in Augrabies the last few days....

Been hanging out in Augrabies the last few days. The backpackers (http://augrabies.wozaonline.co.za/) is a nice chilled out biker friendly place to use as a base camp. I have been exploring the local...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,181
Posted By TechnomadicJim
From Elands bay I just headed north to see where...

From Elands bay I just headed north to see where I would end. Garies was where I decided I had done enough km's for the day. I stayed in a nice cheap self catering apartment for 280 rand. The next...
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