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Forum: Africa & Mid East 02-16-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 273,676
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
@Rider 101

Hi there,

DjfLoYd covered almost everything to be as safe as you can in RSA.

From my side, I have the following to contribute:
Always keep laptops, cameras, cellphones out of sight whilst...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-26-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 53,149
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
@Krone

Krone, I envy this bike with all my heart!

Wish it was mine! I would tear up the streets like never before!

Please send more pics

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/880/img1473xl.jpg[/QUOTE]
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-26-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 53,149
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
Taking shape

Thanks for the new post!

I am always eager to see what it is that you have done recently.

The bike is starting to look like something! I admire your hard work and dedication in creating...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,763
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
Looks great, wish I could afford a bike like...

Looks great, wish I could afford a bike like that, and tour!

Keep it up.
Forum: Africa & Mid East 03-11-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 273,676
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
I can't believe that the new Tenere will win in a...

I can't believe that the new Tenere will win in a match against a Blackbird?

Old tech or not, 1300cc engine is no toy..
Forum: Africa & Mid East 03-06-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 273,676
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
XR600R No more.

I sold my second motorcycle yesterday, after two years of fun riding.

I started regretting selling it the moment the new owner rode away on the bike.

But, all good things come to an end. Now I...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-08-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 53,149
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
She will be a beauty when finished.

She will be a beauty when finished.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-08-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 53,149
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
You have done some good work. I guess it is...

You have done some good work. I guess it is easier to restore these bikes in the US, than in South Africa. The most simple part can not even be bought here, never mind the engine parts.

I am...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-12-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 53,925
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
Looks great.. Wow.. I'm jealous.

Looks great.. Wow..

I'm jealous.
Forum: Africa & Mid East 05-02-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 273,676
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
You won't see any wild animals along this route...

You won't see any wild animals along this route unless you check into a wildlife park...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 04-22-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 273,676
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
Yes, I agree. Check this link ...

Yes, I agree. Check this link

http://www.gumtree.co.za/f-Cars-Vehicles-motorcycles-scooters-W0QQCatIdZ9027QQgalleryZtrue

That will direct you straight to the motorcycle listings in South...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-20-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,109
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
Seems like such fun! And your writing of the...

Seems like such fun!

And your writing of the ride report is entertaining thanks!

I really need to know what type of headlight that is David's KTM! Looks quite cool!
Some sort of LED headlight...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11,592
Views: 1,770,235
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
Guys, you all make me laugh! I am certain...

Guys, you all make me laugh!


I am certain that I would rather wear a cast for 9 than have a baby...forever!

Funny... Except the pic you posted, 22many. I was busy eating a delicious salami...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11,592
Views: 1,770,235
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
Yes but what happens when you're up in front but...

Yes but what happens when you're up in front but take a Olympic-style dive across the handlebars for everyone to see?:deal
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11,592
Views: 1,770,235
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
I rode today... Just to the Varsity and back... ...

I rode today... Just to the Varsity and back...

I claimed my lane and slowed down as I was approaching a red traffic light. Then this lady comes past me and misses me by millimetres, and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11,592
Views: 1,770,235
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
JA JA I wasn't trying to start a brawl! :D ...

JA JA

I wasn't trying to start a brawl! :D

(the Vids' title contains XR600........)
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11,592
Views: 1,770,235
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
Hate to break it to you buddy, but the XR600's...

Hate to break it to you buddy, but the XR600's has a dry sump.... :thumbup


Cool vid though! Epic ending! HAHAHA was expecting something bad to happen! Did the guy do a forward roll?
Damn he...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 04-16-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 273,676
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
Yes well AA membership will be just fine. ...

Yes well AA membership will be just fine.

Too bad you didn't buy the GSXR?

Anyway, take care.
Forum: Africa & Mid East 04-13-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 273,676
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
I would recommend Gumtree. I bought both my...

I would recommend Gumtree.

I bought both my bikes and all my gear (second hand) from gumtree, and I have been quite pleased.

Just check all the models and makes and variations of the bike you...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 90,403
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
Bike looks neat with that tank on... 28...

Bike looks neat with that tank on...

28 litre tank is quite large, I am sure you guys will be just fine.

May I ask what is your height and weight? And do your feet touch the ground flat on both...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 11,592
Views: 1,770,235
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
Either that or the tank is not standard... But...

Either that or the tank is not standard... But hey it doesn't look that bad, and if it really bothers you, just recognize the problem by thorough inspection and then solve it with a bit of elbow...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 11,592
Views: 1,770,235
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
Thumb Nice bike, looks quite pretty. Try to take...

Nice bike, looks quite pretty.

Try to take the seat off and check if there is a screw or bolt attached to the top of the tank underneath te seat.
That bolt is supposed to allow the seat to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,109
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
Looks like fun! Just wanted to know if you...

Looks like fun!

Just wanted to know if you guys know the amount of horsepower the KTM500XCW produces?
I am eager to know...

The water is so clear at your first crossing, wow!
Looking forward...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11,592
Views: 1,770,235
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
Ah nooooooo, is that the same bike you uploaded...

Ah nooooooo, is that the same bike you uploaded last time? The one with the great chromed fenders?

Shame the poor thing even has a smaller sprocket on....

(Disappointed).....
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 90,403
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
WOW.... That seat sure looks comfortable,...

WOW....

That seat sure looks comfortable, beautifully made and a real piece of craftsmanship. Compliments to BMS!
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11,592
Views: 1,770,235
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
Reply to elsalvadorklr

I am very jealous of your new, clear tank... It looks great on your bike...

But I would like to hear your opinion on why the IMS was no good?

I have the exact IMS tank on my bike, and it hasn't...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-10-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 53,925
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
That engine is really shiny..... Wow.

That engine is really shiny..... Wow.
Forum: 2 smokers 04-08-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 53,925
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
What a great build up! Very neatly done,...

What a great build up!

Very neatly done, thank you for sharing with us! Please post an update of the work you have done thus far!
Since I discovered the mechanical simplicity of two strokes, I am...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 90,403
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
And by the way, those bearings should be just...

And by the way, those bearings should be just fine. I would suggest you change them in 10 to 15 thousand km's, depending on the terrain, just to be safe.

Waterproof grease is a good idea!
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 90,403
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
All the best with your trip! I am excited to...

All the best with your trip!
I am excited to read more about it!

If you decide to keep that dash, try and pad it as much as you can... And I mean really pad it up! If you hit that thing at speed...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 110,956
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
I would surely like to see some photos (albeit...

I would surely like to see some photos (albeit one) of your gear and tools just before you pack it into your panniers.

Thanks for the reports. You are definitely living the dream!
Great tent by...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,286
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
I had fun reading. As a family we travelled the...

I had fun reading. As a family we travelled the Montagu dirt road in January 2011. Very beautiful!

I laughed when I read that Big KTM had to trade in for a BMW! HAahahahahahahahaahhhhhaa.
This...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,286
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
Ah you see, there is many threads on the net...

Ah you see, there is many threads on the net where guys will argue about how unsafe riding with a backpack is...

My first concern, did your back ache after all the riding you did in a day? What...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,286
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
I would like to see your backpack setup. Did you...

I would like to see your backpack setup. Did you ride with all your gear on you back?

Just the other day I wondered if this was possible....
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 84,481
Views: 9,808,196
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
Guys, check out XR650L's ride report. It...

Guys, check out XR650L's ride report.

It looks promising!
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,286
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
That looks like a great group to travel in. ...

That looks like a great group to travel in.

I like the long range tank on the one XR... Makes it look like a real traveller!

How did the Suzuki's keep up? Never been a fan, and to me the KTM is...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 03-22-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 273,676
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
It is quite easy to find accommodation and...

It is quite easy to find accommodation and supplies along the road, where ever you go.

I would suggest that if you decide to sleep over, or if you are interested in camping, that you would find a...
Forum: Vendors 03-22-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,836
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
Hi guys, I mailed Danny as well, in the hope...

Hi guys,

I mailed Danny as well, in the hope of buying a cooler.

I have not yet recieved a reply.

Would any of you mind to PM me the dimensions of one of these coolers?
I am trying to...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 03-21-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 273,676
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
I would recommend that too...

I would recommend that too...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11,592
Views: 1,770,235
Posted By Rocket_Rookie
Hi Gusmang, welcome! That XR looks like...

Hi Gusmang, welcome!

That XR looks like great fun.
You'll get another tank for cheap. And the paint doesn't look that bad...

Thanks for posting a pic of your bike.
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