South African ADVrider.com members

Discussion in 'Africa & Mid East' started by Gruebane, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. Jammin

    Jammin Living on a DR

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    Hope you all had a nice Christmas :freaky

    I'm in Lusaka now and just got my visa for Namibia and am trying to plan some routes through there. I posted a thread on Wilddogs for routes and tracks info. If you guys got any tips, let me know.

    http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=114314.0

    I think I'll be entering SA towards the end of Jan and then I have a month for my visa there. I plan to head to Joburg first to visit with you guys, then through Lesotho to Durban and then down the coast to Cape Town and shipping out of there. Any route tips for riding in SA? :wink:

    Cheers
  2. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    Same as the rest of Africa, RULE NUMBER 1 dont ride at night! :1drink
  3. Jammin

    Jammin Living on a DR

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    Hey guys, I reached Windhoek. Great riding in the north, what epic landscapes Namibia has, wow :clap

    My rear tire is almost finished and I think I can make it to Joburg on it but I've noticed a strange bubble forming from the carcass. Do you any of you know of shops in Windhoek where I can get tires? If not, then how about in Upington? I'll be heading to Joburg from Fish River Canyon.
  4. Pombe

    Pombe Mzee

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    How is everyone in this region?

    Mzee
  5. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    All fine Mzee:1drink
  6. Jammin

    Jammin Living on a DR

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    Hey guys! I'm in Joburg. Arrived last night from Upington. I'm staying with a biker, Riaan, in Rooderport and he's having a braai Monday night and you guys are invited :freaky He's taking off in a month on a 1200GS for a trip around Africa, up the west coast then down the east. My local number is 083 738 2312, give me a call if you're coming :dg
  7. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Nice man. Ping on www.wilddog.za.net if you want to do some nice local rides with good folks. :deal
  8. Gruebane

    Gruebane Pawn Star

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    Hey Mzee...all good my good man all good.

    Cheers
  9. Rocket_Rookie

    Rocket_Rookie Learning the ropes!

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    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 can start saving up for my new bike!

    Any suggestions?

    Has anyone noticed the cheap prices of HONDA Blackbirds? Can someone please explain to me why?
  10. Gruebane

    Gruebane Pawn Star

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    Cos they old ...i think the last models were 2007.... performance surpassed by the hyabusa and zx12 and zx 14 and yamaha 660 tenere by all accoutns too.

    but they still good i spose but essentailly old tech .....
  11. Rocket_Rookie

    Rocket_Rookie Learning the ropes!

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    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..
  12. grizz

    grizz Been here awhile

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  13. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    You are in kark if we dont meet up at some stage:1drink
  14. Gruebane

    Gruebane Pawn Star

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    The blackbird was a 1100 as i recall ...

    hey the 660 Tenere is moerofa fast....easily whip a blackbird ........ofroad
  15. Gruebane

    Gruebane Pawn Star

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    tats about right i reckon
  16. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    Well he's in George at the moment and hes gonna finish up in Nigel, doesn't sound good does it, but I guess we will see him at some stage:1drink
  17. Gruebane

    Gruebane Pawn Star

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    in Nigel you say ....... strange bloke this grizz...not so sure I wanna meet him now :rofl
  18. Welshman

    Welshman B.U.F.F.

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    OK, so we have got the solstice behind us, so days will get longer, but sheet its chilly in the mornings:D:D not USA chilly, but its still down around 0C and for us that is blerry chilly.. especially when you have to take a recuperating dog for "ablutions" every few hours as she must be caged for 3 months :cry

    Anyway, sun is up, temps are climbing another hour and it will be biking warm:1drink
  19. Africa woody

    Africa woody Adventurer

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    Greeting fellow South African Adv Rider folk. Just checking in and making myself known. Spent too long lurking in the shadows.
  20. des275

    des275 Adventurer

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    Hey Guys,
    I will be arriving to South Africa this week and plan on getting a bike to do some riding for a few months. I dont have any plans so any suggestions are welcomed. Also, if anyone would like to meet up let me know!