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Discussion in 'Africa & Mid East' started by zulusafari, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. causef0rconcern

    causef0rconcern Rift Explorer

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    By the way, great choice of steed. Those 950SEs absolutely rip. I rode one for a few days in Colorado Rocky backcountry in allll sorts of trail conditions, and it handled incredibly considering it's size and powerplant. I don't know who deals with KTMs between Uganda and SA, but Ian Duncan is the go-to KTM guy in Nairobi if you need anything. Good luck na maisha merefu!
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  2. Osadabwa

    Osadabwa Don't be Surprised

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    Hey Nairobi ADVers,

    Very upset about the Nairobi attacks at Westgate on Saturday. Hope all of you are safe and that your people are safe.

    Be well
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  3. zulusafari

    zulusafari E African ADVRDR

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    Really appreciate that. Thanks for reaching out. As far as I know, no riders have been harmed, but we'll know the full extent over the coming week. It is a common place to bikers to visit after a ride. Factual information is slow to come. I will be sure to update here if I find out any information.
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  4. udevu

    udevu n00b

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    Have not seen or heard about any riders being affected. I know of plenty others that were though. We stay about 3 km's from Westgate and it finally seems like its calming down. Thanks for checking in.
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  5. Osadabwa

    Osadabwa Don't be Surprised

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    Hi Kenyan brethren,

    My wife and I (and two sprogs) are on our way to NBO in January. I will try to drag my XR 400 with me if I can figure out the paperwork involved (any help there is appreciated).

    Anyway, just a hello and hope to catch up with some of you for a ride in the new year. Can't wait to be back in Kenya!

    Cheers
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  6. jamie1

    jamie1 Adventurer

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    Hi There,

    Anyone looking for Africa Twin parts? I am breaking mine....PM me if anyone is interested.

    Cheers
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  7. zulusafari

    zulusafari E African ADVRDR

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    Thanks for the note. Be sure to post this on the facebook page...

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/AMDiaries/
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  8. zulusafari

    zulusafari E African ADVRDR

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    FYI: We try to do a regular bike meet-up every 1st Friday of the month at K1 around 7-10pm and the following Sunday at Valley Arcade Java House 2-5pm.
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  9. mennleo

    mennleo Been here awhile

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    2008 KTM 950 super enduro Uganda Registered 200km/hr dirt bike!! $8000 OBO[​IMG]
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  10. jhamby

    jhamby n00b

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    That's a gorgeous bike. Next time you come through Jinja, give me a shout.
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  11. mennleo

    mennleo Been here awhile

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    Entebbe, Uganda, $9800 OBO PM if interested Ready for another trip to South Africa!!

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  12. nathancollett

    nathancollett n00b

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    hi I'm in Nairobi, I'm interested in the 950, can you get in touch? Email Nathan(at)hotsunfilms.com cheers


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  13. RedBallRun

    RedBallRun Been here awhile

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    Hi,
    I have 2008 Yamaha WR250R (this isn't the endure F bike but a completely different beast with efi and highest standard kit) for sale in Nanyuki. 4.75 US gallon clear tank, 30mm bar risers, front sprocket guard/case saver, Force radiator guard, rear tail tidy, rear rack. I've ridden to Turkana and back, all over Laikipia and into the Rift Valley. the bike's equally as home on the highway or in the luggas, murram and stones. Fully Kenya duty paid and registered. Under 9,000km. Breaks my heart to sell it :cry but the other half insists its time sort the house out. With a steel rear frame and rear pegs it's built to carry weight. I've not been riding it two up but it carries a Giant Loop and camping gear like it wasn't there.
    pm me if you're seriously interested.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovBI6KvbaO4
    - my bike and I are jumping off the bank at 0.35
    Cheers
    John
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  14. zulusafari

    zulusafari E African ADVRDR

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    Where is that river bed exactly? How long is it? Is the bike located in Nairobi?
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  15. RedBallRun

    RedBallRun Been here awhile

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    Hi there,

    the lugga is up north of the Mukogodo Forest in Laikipia - about 30km long and lovely rollercoaster descent off the plateau to get to it. pops out at Kipsing. On a seperate trip in February we continued down the lugga to the Ewaso Ngiro just upsteam from samburu and forded the river there. Slightly buttock clenching as 3 bikes got stuck in knee deep water but luckily no crocs around!

    The bike's in Timau just beyond Nanyuki. In fact I've gor three of them for sale as wife twisting my arm to sort out a new kitchen and put my dreams on the back burner :cry

    j
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  16. RodRoo

    RodRoo n00b

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    Hey RedBallRun,

    Are any of the trails that you have routed on/near trout streams? Would it be possible to do a fishing/riding type trip up there?

    RodRoo
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  17. RedBallRun

    RedBallRun Been here awhile

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    Any trout in them would be long dead, desicated and blown away on a desert breeze! There's good perch in Lake Turkana though!
    I did ride round the Aberdares and the mountain but most trout have been hoovered from the shambas but you can ride up to Rutundu and fish Lake alice

    J
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  18. RodRoo

    RodRoo n00b

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    I have fished Rutundu, Alice, Ellis, Michealson and several of the streams in the park on Mt. Kenya. I have also covered just about every stream in the Aberdares. I was just wondering if any of your riding on the slopes of Mt. Kenya took you close enough to the park boundry that there were still fish in the streams but accessible by motorcycle. I love Mt. Kenya fishing but you are not supposed to be in National Parks with motorcycles. I would love to find some streams that can be reached by motorcycle.

    Having been up to Korr and Marsabit via South Horr, I agree no trout up there!
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  19. ndorobo

    ndorobo Adventurer

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    KWS does allow motorcycles on mt kenya!


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  20. RodRoo

    RodRoo n00b

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    Ahh, Lake Ellis! I am hoping to get up there in August. Did they hassle you at all at the gate or just let you through as a matter of course?

    How long ago did you ride up there? What was the road from Chogoria up to the gate like?