Wanted RTW on a KTM 1190 - Adventuring Into The Heart of Africa.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Wanted, May 16, 2016.

  1. Wanted

    Wanted Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the generous offer, don't be surprised if I actually e-mail you! I will be back in Cape Town for sure in a few months and will have to track down tools from somewhere :p. Didn't even go up Table Mountain while I was there, just straight laziness haha


    Cheers mate, you guys have also done really well. I'd employ anyone who wants to see what real African adventure is like to take a look at your blog, for it is much more adventurous than mine! Hope I get a chance to send some beers your way for carrying that speaker from Senegal! I'm sure our paths will cross in the near future

    Each to their own, whatever you have the most fun doing is the better option. I'll be around there in August I think, not sure I'll head into Joburg due to the traffic, and also the South Africans back home telling me if I even attempt to walk down the street there I'll get shanked and robbed haha
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  2. tncpowell

    tncpowell Long timer

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    Nice write up on the bike choice mate! Unfortunately we live in the world of opinions and keyboard warriors. It goes both ways on the bike size thing. We are constantly being told that we need bigger bikes, generally something in the 1200 class. I say the machine you do it on is the right one. Whether it has 1 little cylinder or four. Great blog and great pics! Ride on!
  3. Wanted

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    +1 I completely agree
  4. Roadhawg011

    Roadhawg011 Been here awhile

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    Just for reference, Joburg is like any other big city. There are parts you don't want to really be in, but the rest is perfectly normal. The city centre itself is a bit shit, and nobody really lives there (legally anyway) but the suburbs are great. Lived here pretty much my whole life.
  5. anydavenow

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    Hey @Wanted, just wanted to say thanks for taking the time and (scarce at the time) energy to put this together for people like me to read. I've been totally glued since I came across your report.

    I also appreciate the lack of bullshit in your report and the fact that you call things as you see them, not try to paint a certain picture of the situation or yourself (good or bad). This has been one of the few ride reports where you really see what it feels like to be there.

    Despite your experience I'm planning to do West Africa on a 990 next year. Your report has really helped me understand what the real challenges are. Often you either read "don't worry be happy" or "don't go you'll die" without a lot of explanation of what that looks like on the ground day to day. Maybe this is because you made an effort to report back while you were in the thick of it, rather than with the afterglow of a trip completed.

    Not sure how active you still are on the board but hopefully you get a notification about this and you're doing well and enjoying your four wheeled travels.
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  6. Wanted

    Wanted Been here awhile

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    Thanks man, yup fairly active but not quite on 2 wheels anymore. Me and Isa are back in Africa to do the east coast in about a month! I hope you enjoy your trip. I wrote up somewhat of a guide to help anyone doing the west coast over on The Hubb. You can find it here
  7. anydavenow

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    Legend. Will check it out.
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    thewildcallsjon Aesthetic Voyager

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    Please post your east coast blog, & pics of your 'rolling summer residence' 2 wheels or four i dont care, very much enjoyed reading up your west coast, & those drone videos/pictures were sizzling! Excellent report on the Hubb, thankyou for all the time and effort posting that, your blog alone has persuaded me to be willing to do it, when before i considered Africa a no go.
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  9. boomshaka

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    Just spent almost all of my working day reading this from page 1. Awesome RR.
    Hope to see some more on your East Coast journey. Hoping to do something similar in reverse (from Tanzania to Cape Town). Good luck man.
  10. anydavenow

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    Just finished trawling that guide of yours. Awesome! I'll try and gather anything useful to add as I go. Still a while before I head off. Hope your 4x4 trip is going well!

    Dave