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Old 12-25-2011, 03:24 PM   #12151
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Hey Rob, hello everyone,
the pics are a little bit older now, the German Big-meeting has been on the last weekend of june and that off-road-event by the end of october.
But you're right, the weather has been very warm and dry 'til 1 or 2 weeks ago. Even the river Rhine in front of our door had got very narrow and flat. In the meantime it has become colder and rainy. We even had some snow last week. We had some ice on the streets and they put salt on the roads to melt it. So now I won't use my bike until spring as corosion would get too high ...
Now it's time to run my dog-team, although still on wheels and not on a sledge.
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Old 12-25-2011, 04:22 PM   #12152
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Kyle, these are very good and make riding much easier and comfortable 65mm wide Pivot Pegs worth every cent or penny in your case and cheaper to buy from America in my case even though they are made down under .
sorry the pic is a bit fuzzy.
When you take that bike off road those intiminators will just make it majic.
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Old 12-25-2011, 04:25 PM   #12153
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Bambi I would hate to fall off and get some gravel rash with the salt on the road it would sting like hell youch.
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Old 12-25-2011, 05:46 PM   #12154
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Just made sure I didn't tell this story up to this time: In the meantime everybody here should know my 'Miss Marlboro'. So can you imagine my surprise when attending a German amateur-off-road-competion with Iris and after walking around a corner to stand in front of this:
Bambi,
loved the leading link on the Marlborough outfit. Did you take note of the make and is it just for Motocross.
The setup looks like it's for a club fun day. It looks great.
Happy new year.
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Old 12-25-2011, 05:50 PM   #12155
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Just made sure I didn't tell this story up to this time: In the meantime everybody here should know my 'Miss Marlboro'. So can you imagine my surprise when attending a German amateur-off-road-competion with Iris and after walking around a corner to stand in front of this:
Bambi,
as soon as I saw the photo I guessed the outfit was for a fun day of motocross with a club or mates. I loved the leading link on the bike. Did you notice what make or was it a home made setup.
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:57 AM   #12156
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cheers Rob...never had piot pegs and just at the moment i cant justify the money...getting these ones as they are as cheap as chips....hope they aren t crap
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:39 AM   #12157
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cheers Rob...never had piot pegs and just at the moment i cant justify the money...getting these ones as they are as cheap as chips....hope they aren t crap
They're not.. I've 'em on my bike for some time now and they're quite good.. I had to mod them a little bit.. Just sharpened the edges of the tips 'couse when its muddy/wet boots tend to slip.. I've fallen several times since I've installed them (sand-dirt-rocks) and they are still in perfect shape..
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:50 AM   #12158
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I believe i've seen that DR here b4..

This is me somwhere in South Africa (cant remember exactly where)..

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Old 12-26-2011, 01:08 PM   #12159
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Catembe, Mozambique



Me from Catembe to Ponta Do Ouro- Mozambique





Me and the guys in Sappi (SA)



Hotel in Maputo, Mozambique, b4 taking the ferry to Catembe..



Me and the guys enjoying a Blue Label and Amarula mixed with Zacapa Ron in Kruger Park, SA




Karaoke night, in Mooi Rivier, S.A. (the day b4 we climbed up the Sani Pass)



Sani Pass Camp Site (Highest bar in Africa -Lesotho)





MORE PICS COMING!! LOTS OF VIDS TOO!!
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:20 PM   #12160
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I believe i've seen that DR here b4..

This is me somwhere in South Africa (cant remember exactly where)..

At Rider's Ranch (obviously),the site of the Swazi Rally, just outside Manzini in Swaziland - technically not in South Africa...
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:18 PM   #12161
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Jabroka, great pic,s looks like you lot had a great time, I remember you posting about this trip, and you were in the planing stages maybe nearly a year ago, did you look up Big Edd.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:13 AM   #12162
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At Rider's Ranch (obviously),the site of the Swazi Rally, just outside Manzini in Swaziland - technically not in South Africa...
Swazi! thats true!! I didn't remember that.. great place.. Didn't like Manzini much, we felt like it wasn't safe so we just spent one night there, the outskirts were another matter, lots of nice people.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:17 AM   #12163
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Jabroka, great pic,s looks like you lot had a great time, I remember you posting about this trip, and you were in the planing stages maybe nearly a year ago, did you look up Big Edd.
Actually we didnt have time.. We got to Cape Town with just enough time to take a bath, have dinner and take the flight back to jo'burg and then to Arg.

Mozambique, Lesotho and Karoo desert where a little more difficult than we thought and took us more days than we initially planned.

We also took a few not planned rest days in the garden route.. Chinsta (or something like that) and Plettensberg Bay where the nicest places.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:21 PM   #12164
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Hi Jabroka,
so you're home just in time for the Dakar ...
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:29 PM   #12165
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Ausibatla asked:
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as soon as I saw the photo I guessed the outfit was for a fun day of motocross with a club or mates. I loved the leading link on the bike. Did you notice what make or was it a home made setup.
Happy new year.'

A leading link fork is very common in Germany for hacked bikes especially for off-road-use. So the stress of holding the wheel, suspension and steering is divided a bit. Common manufacturers are, for example, Wasp and German firms like Mobec, Sauer, Horst Ulrich and many more. If you use a telescopic-fork on a bike with a sidecar the turning-forces will make the legs of your fork twist. You can compensate for that with a fork-brace like Robmoto and Sad-punk use on their bikes. But on an outfit, the use even of a braced telescopic-fork is limited. The leading link on this bike might be a Wasp-version, but I'm not quite sure. I have an old one in my barn waiting to be adapted to my still to be constructed MZ-outfit. The upper mounting-points for the dampers and the places, where the bearings of the U-link sit seem a little bit stronger to me (on mine).

Concerning today's powerful roadbikes, the manufacturers even take one or more further step(s): They adapt axle pivoted steering. There's a construction, that holds the wheel and acts as a counterpart of the suspension. Steering is done via a steering hub with rods connected to the bars.

Iris and me got the opportunity to talk to the rider and his passenger. They had scratched the competition after going over the bars, thus damaging some minor parts. And receiving some hefty bruises ... But they said, they still enjoyed their first turn. The accident happened on the first special-test in lap 2. German Enduro-Competitions consist of 2 - 4 laps of up to 50 kms each with one or two special-tests per lap.

To sum up the whole talk, here's a close-up shot of the leading-link:

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