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Forum: Beasts 05-29-2008, 03:49 AM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 449,824
Posted By Rod Rat
Will arrange some for you guys shortly.

Will arrange some for you guys shortly.
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 449,824
Posted By Rod Rat
Here is what can be done with a 2008 model for...

Here is what can be done with a 2008 model for our conditions in South Africa, Cape Town. This bike just eats up the off roads as thats where I like to ride.
Forum: Beasts 05-27-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,730
Posted By Rod Rat
[Viciriberio][If your friend don't have spend all...

[Viciriberio][If your friend don't have spend all his money on an expensive german bike:wink: :wink: :wink: , he could have bought a decent scale..... 122 kg a GS 1200???? The guy definitely needs a...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,730
Posted By Rod Rat
Why don't we get the manufacturers to publish...

Why don't we get the manufacturers to publish their warranty claims as that might give us the truth as to what the bikes are doing? Bet we won't get that right though, as I can tell you from...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,730
Posted By Rod Rat
Now here is what a Varadero can look like, so all...

Now here is what a Varadero can look like, so all you non Vara believers need to have ridden this bike before you pass comment, and at least have ridden this version.
As for weights, I agree that...
Forum: Beasts 04-06-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 53,809
Posted By Rod Rat
As I said it was to explore the options of...

As I said it was to explore the options of sending them to the USA as they don't get them and we have had them here in South Africa for years. The gov't here gives all kind of export incintives to...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 53,809
Posted By Rod Rat
Now here is a opportunity for you all. If I can...

Now here is a opportunity for you all. If I can get this Varadero into the USA, what would you be prepared to pay for this converted Varadero?
Let me Know!
Forum: Beasts 04-04-2008, 05:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,364
Posted By Rod Rat
I think it would be nice to see the range of the...

I think it would be nice to see the range of the 950+ cc bikes as these tend to be the big sellers for adventure riding else where in the world.
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,364
Posted By Rod Rat
Great list but can you convert into metric and...

Great list but can you convert into metric and can we get people to add to it as it would be nice to see the 1000cc range added.
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,823
Posted By Rod Rat
Hey bluesbrain, let me know where you got your...

Hey bluesbrain, let me know where you got your imfo as we are fitting Firestorm cams at the moment and not SP2's as they are geared, but the rest works and now we have a dual purpose that should run...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 19,444
Posted By Rod Rat
Now thats one badass bike as it looks like you...

Now thats one badass bike as it looks like you can go forward and backwards on that thing.
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,823
Posted By Rod Rat
Let me know when you get it as I can't wait to...

Let me know when you get it as I can't wait to help you make it the best bike in your world. Remember that this bike has the credentials of the bkes like the SP2 and the Blackbird, as there is the...
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,823
Posted By Rod Rat
Its a no brainer as here is a picture of my...

Its a no brainer as here is a picture of my Varadero and you need to ride this bike to appreciate what it is all about. I have made it more off road for the conditions we ride here in the Cape, South...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 19,444
Posted By Rod Rat
Squish, clearly you are not loking straight as...

Squish, clearly you are not loking straight as you can see this is no ordinary Honda. The adventure bikes of today are heavy so go to gym, as BMW weights are way out, as they even take the water out...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2008, 01:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 19,444
Posted By Rod Rat
Here is the best adventure bike in the world ...

Here is the best adventure bike in the world

Any arguments?
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 449,824
Posted By Rod Rat
Here is what we can do to ours in South Africa....

Here is what we can do to ours in South Africa. This is an 07 model but converted to be about 80% off road now.
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2008, 08:09 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 53,809
Posted By Rod Rat
The best luggage system is the H & B as this now...

The best luggage system is the H & B as this now has only 6 quick release bolts, as you can see I have the frame and side panniers on and then off. It is such an easy system to mount and dismount....
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 53,809
Posted By Rod Rat
Well this is what I have had done to the bike...

Well this is what I have had done to the bike and it was worth every cent spent as it is rated by most as the best Varadero in the World.
Here's a run down on the bike:
1. Had both front and rear...
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2008, 02:24 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 53,809
Posted By Rod Rat
Here's a different angle to get to see what an...

Here's a different angle to get to see what an amazing bike this is.
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2008, 01:33 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 53,809
Posted By Rod Rat
Now you can see what we are doing with our...

Now you can see what we are doing with our Varadero's in Africa, namely Cape Town in South Africa. I have had four Varadero's and they are more than capable of any dirt road with a few mod's, and the...
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2008, 12:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,356
Posted By Rod Rat
Can someone tell me how many of these are selling...

Can someone tell me how many of these are selling in a year in the USA and Canada seperately, and while we are about it, how many KTM,s and GS are sold?
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2008, 12:07 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 37,698
Posted By Rod Rat
And then of course there is that tank on the...

And then of course there is that tank on the sides made of plastic? Makes you think !
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 37,698
Posted By Rod Rat
The suspension has been done and the bike stands...

The suspension has been done and the bike stands about 50mm higher, and as for plastics, I have coated the inner side of the panels with Durobac which is a rubber based liner which protects the...
Forum: Beasts 02-29-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 37,698
Posted By Rod Rat
Once again I'll show you what we have done with...

Once again I'll show you what we have done with the Varadero here in Cape Town South Africa, and Honda you need to wake up.
This bike out sells tourers in Europe as people are fast catching on to...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 53,809
Posted By Rod Rat
Don't agree with you at all Blusman as here is an...

Don't agree with you at all Blusman as here is an example of what we do to the Varadero here in South Africa and altough it is heavy, no heavier than the rest as their weights are true....
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2007, 07:47 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 37,698
Posted By Rod Rat
Now this is what Honda USA should be looking at...

Now this is what Honda USA should be looking at as we have had DS in South Africa for awhile and I have seen all the Bullshit coming out of the USA. Why should they allow BMW and Susuki rule the Dual...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By Rod Rat
If they are Honda Susuki dealers then you should...

If they are Honda Susuki dealers then you should ask them to show you the Honda Varadero. Have a look at the best Varadero in the world in the column.
Forum: Beasts 10-23-2007, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,376
Posted By Rod Rat
My understanding is that they are built in Spain...

My understanding is that they are built in Spain but in the Honda factory. When it comes to dual sport, I still believe this is one of the best bikes as you spend at least 70% on asphalt and the rest...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2007, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,376
Posted By Rod Rat
This is not for ploughing but ripping through the...

This is not for ploughing but ripping through the wild terraine in Africa. We have some of the most amazing off road trips around us here in the Western and Eastern Cape of South Africa, so get on...
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,376
Posted By Rod Rat
You must be blind if you think that looks like a...

You must be blind if you think that looks like a V-Strom and what an insult to the Terminator. The VS has no bash plate and there would be oil pissing out of the front by now, but nice try to getting...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2007, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,376
Posted By Rod Rat
Thanks for all the comments and you have to...

Thanks for all the comments and you have to believe me I'm glad to be back on two wheels after my accident in May this year, where I wrote off the Terminator I which is what my collegues called it....
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2007, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By Rod Rat
You have to believe me that I have put a lot into...

You have to believe me that I have put a lot into this my Varadero which they call it the Terminator II as I wrote off the TI in May so I'm glad to have the 08 version and get her up to this spec.
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2007, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,376
Posted By Rod Rat
The best Varadero in the World

At last the wait has been worth it. Here is a sneak preview as I collect the bike tomorrow and have had the chance to do about 1 km so far on the bike....
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By Rod Rat
The best Varadero in the World

At last the wait has been worth it. Here is a sneak preview as I collect the bike tomorrow and have had the chance to do about 1 km so far on the bike....
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2007, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,286
Posted By Rod Rat
Here is the best bike I believe as I have...

Here is the best bike I believe as I have modified my bike for South African off roads and trust me this Vara does the buisness.
http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/4388/newvaradero018afn8.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By Rod Rat
Here is an example of the Varadero that I have...

Here is an example of the Varadero that I have modified in South Africa to suite our off road conditions and it is the buisness.

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/4642/newvaradero018akt9.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,053
Posted By Rod Rat
You guys don't know what you are missing as we...

You guys don't know what you are missing as we have the Varadero and the Transalp here in South Africa, and I have the pleasure of riding in the Cape down here, so here is a picture of my modified 06...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,545
Posted By Rod Rat
Here is another photo as I have done a lot more...

Here is another photo as I have done a lot more with, twin Akopovics, power commando, increased power by 18%, bash plate from Europe, hand guard protectors, handle cross bar, H&B panniers in both...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By Rod Rat
Have a look at this site in South Africa...

Have a look at this site in South Africa www.zerotwo.co.za (http://www.zerotwo.co.za) as these are avery good strong dual grain leather, and a tip, don't need all the fancy leather protector dubins...
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,545
Posted By Rod Rat
http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/6862/newvarader...

http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/6862/newvaradero009akh5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)Hi there, here is a photo of what I have done to my Varadero in Cape Town SA as we do a lot of off road riding,...
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