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Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,210
Views: 1,424,303
Posted By metaljockey
Yip, I'm still alive and kicking, thanks for...

Yip, I'm still alive and kicking, thanks for caring.

I did two trips this year, one in Guatemala and one in Argentina. Otherwise just the odd weekend here and there. I hope to do something...
Forum: Latin America 11-20-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,394
Posted By metaljockey
Yes, I'm sure that they will be able to trace the...

Yes, I'm sure that they will be able to trace the money in due course. The question will be whether it had been paid into some guy's account, that may have seen it as a wonderful opportunity.

I'm...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2011, 02:32 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 129,734
Posted By metaljockey
Good to see that you are getting back to the...

Good to see that you are getting back to the 'real life'.

Another couple of weeks and I'm of to Guatemala for a trip too, things are looking good.

I'm going to be hanging in France in June/July...
Forum: Latin America 11-19-2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,394
Posted By metaljockey
Just an update. I tried to buy a bike in...

Just an update.

I tried to buy a bike in Paraguay and now between the two banks the money went missing. Out of my account but not into the recipient's account.

So now I have no bike nor the...
Forum: Latin America 08-19-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,394
Posted By metaljockey
Goran Thanks for the offer. I'll send you a...

Goran

Thanks for the offer. I'll send you a pm, I've got southern Europe in mind for July next year.
Forum: Latin America 08-08-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,394
Posted By metaljockey
The idea is to check out one or two days of the...

The idea is to check out one or two days of the Dakar and then branch off and enjoy whatever presents itself for enjoyment. Damn, I'm keen.
Forum: Latin America 08-08-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,394
Posted By metaljockey
Yes I know three weeks is a bit of a joke, but...

Yes I know three weeks is a bit of a joke, but that's all I have right now. I'm doing a month of Guatamala in December and just figured that seeing as I am already on that side of earth, I might as...
Forum: Latin America 08-08-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,394
Posted By metaljockey
That ferry thing sounds interesting. But would...

That ferry thing sounds interesting. But would the original paperwork not have to be issued in the country of origin?

My first preference would be to borrow a bike. Having only three weeks riding...
Forum: Latin America 08-08-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,394
Posted By metaljockey
Jeff, thank you, I will probably take you up on...

Jeff, thank you, I will probably take you up on that offer sometime. I'll stay in touch. If you feel like checking out my valley, speak up, we'll make a plan.
Forum: Latin America 08-03-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,394
Posted By metaljockey
Thanks, I did not know that you are allowed...

Thanks, I did not know that you are allowed across borders with rented bikes. Do they have more off road biased bikes too? XR DR and the like?
Forum: Latin America 08-01-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,394
Posted By metaljockey
Thanks for the advice. The only reason I'll be...

Thanks for the advice. The only reason I'll be restricted to stay in the borders of Argentina, is that it is impossible to take any local bike out, even if registered in your name. So if you source a...
Forum: Latin America 07-31-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,394
Posted By metaljockey
Bike to beg, borrow, rent or buy in Buenos Aires

I am a South African that will be visiting Argentina in January 2012.

I need a bike; to borrow, rent or buy. I will be there for about 3 weeks and am not fussy about the kind of bike.

I will...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 129,734
Posted By metaljockey
Most excellent L. I am enjoying this, it looks...

Most excellent L. I am enjoying this, it looks like damn hard work.
Forum: Vendors 10-09-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 132,992
Posted By metaljockey
Dan, I would like to buy a shock and internals...

Dan, I would like to buy a shock and internals for my X-Challenge. However the Ohlins site do not list any products?
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 226,209
Posted By metaljockey
No, that is not a tsetse fly, it was something...

No, that is not a tsetse fly, it was something that stayed in the shade and near moisture. It hurts pretty bad when that thing penetrates.
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 226,209
Posted By metaljockey
Yes, after running into them, we were a bit...

Yes, after running into them, we were a bit shaken. Especially as the visibility was nowhere because of it being so overgrown.
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2010, 03:48 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 226,209
Posted By metaljockey
We carried Zambian Kwatsha, in the bigger sentra...

We carried Zambian Kwatsha, in the bigger sentra you can get dollars exchanged, but generally and certainly in the rural areas, Kwatsha is the way to go. You carry quite a bundle because of the weak...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2010, 03:40 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 226,209
Posted By metaljockey
On this trip, almost any bike would do, as long...

On this trip, almost any bike would do, as long as it can carry the weight that it needs to. You have to keep in mind that our trip starts 3000km away from home and spares backup. So, if you want to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 226,209
Posted By metaljockey
No, not really, was kinda busy. Anyway, a 250...

No, not really, was kinda busy. Anyway, a 250 would not have carried me and my load of spares and tools.





No, I've never held back in where I go, what I eat or drink or what I swim in, and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 226,209
Posted By metaljockey
The trip was about two weeks, I guess 4000km. The...

The trip was about two weeks, I guess 4000km. The furthest fuel distance was 426km. Small fuel tanks are often an issue on our trips, but the X-Challenge now has a tank range of 550km, so the 800...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 29,564
Posted By metaljockey
Yes, the tank hinges at the rear to allow access...

Yes, the tank hinges at the rear to allow access to the air filter.
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By metaljockey
The dvd is pretty good, there were only two...

The dvd is pretty good, there were only two mistakes that I picked up. One is that it refers to 13 casing bolts that has to be undone on the right side, when in fact there are 14 and the 14th one is...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2010, 03:48 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 226,209
Posted By metaljockey
Three hours to go. It's going to be...

Three hours to go.

It's going to be interesting for sure.
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2010, 04:34 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 226,209
Posted By metaljockey
Yes, the 640 is better equipped and better...

Yes, the 640 is better equipped and better quality parts.
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 226,209
Posted By metaljockey
Ok, here goes; The rear shock absorber ...

Ok, here goes;


The rear shock absorber

The airshock on this bike has come in for a lot of criticism worldwide. I do not know much about the grey art of suspension, so I decided to give it a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 226,209
Posted By metaljockey
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Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 226,209
Posted By metaljockey
No, we should be able to retrieve it with a...

No, we should be able to retrieve it with a little effort and repatriate to South Africa.
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 226,209
Posted By metaljockey
A last word The Trip I almost did not...

A last word

The Trip

I almost did not write this report.

We had good pics but it is difficult to make it interesting because all you can really say is “"we rode the best tracks, and then...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2010, 07:39 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 226,209
Posted By metaljockey
Mutinondo River to civilization We get our...

Mutinondo River to civilization

We get our things loaded up and as Hennie swings his helmet onto his head his eye catches something sitting in the earwell.

A scorpion!!!!

Damn, that could...
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 29,564
Posted By metaljockey
I think dropping any bike in sand or gravel is...

I think dropping any bike in sand or gravel is going to have a risk of brake sensors on the levers getting fouled.
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 29,564
Posted By metaljockey
Very interesting, it makes sense.

Very interesting, it makes sense.
Forum: Beasts 06-06-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 29,564
Posted By metaljockey
RE: Sport/ touring switching on the fly - yes, I...

RE: Sport/ touring switching on the fly - yes, I slipped there, you are quite correct, it was pointed out in the South African thread too.

Slip control - agreed

ABS - If the speedo fuse is...
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 29,564
Posted By metaljockey
Bolt back on and all is operational again.

Bolt back on and all is operational again.
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 226,209
Posted By metaljockey
No, not a croc, in fact we never saw any. But if...

No, not a croc, in fact we never saw any. But if the fishermen won't go in the water you can bet your ass they are there.

These Zambians are the most helpful lot ever. Except for the Lukusuzi...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 226,209
Posted By metaljockey
Luangwa to Mutinondo river ...

Luangwa to Mutinondo river

http://metaljockey.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Zambia-2010/Zam11/871162143_cUb2P-M.jpg



Our plan for the day is to cover the 120km corridor route to the Great...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 226,209
Posted By metaljockey
Bush Camp to Hunting Camp ...

Bush Camp to Hunting Camp

http://metaljockey.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Zambia-2010/Zam10/871027534_DUBV6-M.jpg



We enter the park at the Milyoti gate. The reason that we are allowed in the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 226,209
Posted By metaljockey
Yes, it lands on the tank and it gets scratched...

Yes, it lands on the tank and it gets scratched up, but no other problems.
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 29,564
Posted By metaljockey
Yes, largely I do. My comparison between...

Yes, largely I do.

My comparison between the GS and the ST is based on my GS's, which is a 2004 and was a 2006. So the 2010 GS may well be marginally better in the power stakes.

Also, in...
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 29,564
Posted By metaljockey
Probably not.

Probably not.
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 226,209
Posted By metaljockey
Flatdogs to bush camp ...

Flatdogs to bush camp

http://metaljockey.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Zambia-2010/Zam9/870851589_CCJU8-M.jpg

By midday Hennie's bike is sorted and we get restless so we hit the road.

Our plan...
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