SA Adv Riders - show us you and your bike!

Discussion in 'Africa & Mid East' started by HappyGoLucky, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. HappyGoLucky

    HappyGoLucky Goeie Grys Giftige Gert!

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    So I havent seen too many SA boytjies or bokkies post anyding here, and its so prevalent in the Yank section, so heres one with a distinctive AFRIKA flavour.. Show us yous and yours bikes!


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  2. Buccaneer

    Buccaneer RT Fanatic

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    Not quite as muddy as yours, but you deserve a reply, so.....

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  3. macduff

    macduff Adventurer

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    hi buc :D nice to see you here too


    my fateful clutch-burn day
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  4. Buccaneer

    Buccaneer RT Fanatic

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    LOL - what a classic shot!

    Small world, Mac.... or is it? <grin>

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  5. Camo Jo

    Camo Jo a lotta Mojo

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    Still need time to spend more time around here, Hi Buc, (the question remains: Do TKC 80's actually fit on that RT? :1drink

    Hi, OutDoors Guy, we,ve been to Lesotho two weeks ago and were off to Lydenburg this weekend (Gravel of course)

    Some pic's from Lesotho:

    Chris (From Dune 7) this time getting stuck in the Senqu River in Lesotho:

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    Garth on Sani Pass:








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    And Pat and JJ on Nottingham Road on the way home (Between Himeville and Mooirivier:

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    will post some more pictures of our ride this weekend later.

    Till then,

    Enjoy..
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  6. macduff

    macduff Adventurer

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    what a stunning pic, camo jo.... (the last one)
    correction... all 3 of them are superb


    wow! :1drink
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  7. TheSaint

    TheSaint Hopefull Adventurer

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    Camo Jo............one word: "WOW" :wink:
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  8. HappyGoLucky

    HappyGoLucky Goeie Grys Giftige Gert!

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    Hi Buc! And Hi Camo Jo! And Hi MacDuff!

    Nice pics all. Ahem... of course I took that one of McD - :D (you should have smelt the oil..... that would have taken your smile off right away......)

    Dune 7 guy looks to do the kind of riding I like to do - good on him. Perhaps we will meet up someday

    Lesotho is always sweet isnt it? Nice ride. We plan to do the GS Challenge (red routes/skill challenges) and then plop off to do Lesotho the hard way round too. Cant wait.

    And then Nottingham Road - thats where I spent the very first years of my life, so its VERY special to me - Salut. And I havent even ridden my motorsickle up there yet....... perhaps if I get me a KTM from Alfie Cox, I will go and tour what I have done on 4 wheels.

    Kewlie, LITO
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  9. Camo Jo

    Camo Jo a lotta Mojo

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    Got a Nice one of the Katoom 950 on Sani, and also in the same river as, will try to post them later tonight.

    most of us will also be at the GS Challenge.
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  10. SGB

    SGB Learning Always

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    Have done in the last 6 months:
    Desrt Run
    Normandien
    Sani / Hella Hella
    Lost Pass
    Lots of short trips: 1000 hills / valleys (Inanda / Lovu / Umkomaas)
    Durban - Katse - Durban in one day.
    East Freestate

    Here's some pics, not greatest - but something:

    Desert Run - best riding out...

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    Fellow rider we assisted en route
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    Who's coming along / Where to next?

    Plans:

    Durban - Cape Town (Iron Butt)
    Circumnavigate Lesotho
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  11. HappyGoLucky

    HappyGoLucky Goeie Grys Giftige Gert!

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    SGB,

    Howzit - what happened to that 1200? What did the rider/bike do to cause that kind of axident...

    I also see you have your bike marked as an S - did you change your suspension?

    Kewl, G
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  12. maverick

    maverick Lost South-African..

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    2002 - Roodeplaat Dam just outside Pretoria

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    Xmas Day 2002 - Playing on Brakpan Minedumps (Don't tell my mom she will pull my bout velle af if she knows I played there)

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    Me and Mrs Maverick at the Elephant rally in Germany...

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    It was blerrie cold camping in the snow my china's!

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  13. SGB

    SGB Learning Always

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    Hi there

    1200 - Guy from PE and his son - Heavy load, hard tyres, sitting down, hit "middelmannetjie", braked, highsided, then lost control and who knows what happened then. Both had some broken bones, but were OK. We picked up the bike and accompanied them to Mariental from where they were sent to Windhoek for some surgery. We left the bike at Windhoek and Simon took care of the guys and bike from there.

    Yes, suspension swopped with a shorter guy who wanted a blue S with low springs...
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  14. HappyGoLucky

    HappyGoLucky Goeie Grys Giftige Gert!

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    A few piccies from HoutBay side yesterday with the GF on the back


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  15. SGB

    SGB Learning Always

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    Africa..... What a horrible place.....
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  16. zorgs

    zorgs Adventurer

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    Hey SGB
    Do I know you???

    I also ride 950......4 of so far in Hilcrest that ride quite often.
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  17. Noodles

    Noodles Wrecker

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    Okay I know its not an adventure bike but I'm planning to get a dual sport soon. This was my toy until I destroyed it in the rain on the freeway in KZN.
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  18. HappyGoLucky

    HappyGoLucky Goeie Grys Giftige Gert!

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    Damn Noodles! My GF rides one of those on her own.... time to get a bigger bike bud. And come ride with me and da boys :D
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  19. Noodles

    Noodles Wrecker

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    Had a 1981 CB750F before this one. The VFR400 is quick and fun, much quicker than a 650 single but can't go places an adv bike can. As soon as I'm home and settled I'll be breaking the bank again and buy me a new toy. It's my birthday 2 days after I get back....maybe I'll buy me a present :-)
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  20. HappyGoLucky

    HappyGoLucky Goeie Grys Giftige Gert!

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    oh I believe that - a 650 single is meant for tractor riding.. not racing. So! Tell me - does your birthday bring a certain ORANGE glow to it????

    Hell man, I'd be STOKED if you went that route... DAYAM! And where again do you live? If its Natal, I am not interested cos I miss the place like the daisies and cant wait to tour my beloved birthland on a motorfiets.
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