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Forum: Orange Crush 05-30-2013, 03:11 AM
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Posted By silver donkey
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af18/advanderwa...

http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af18/advanderwalt/IMG_08381.jpg (http://s989.photobucket.com/user/advanderwalt/media/IMG_08381.jpg.html)


Crash bars and skid plate to follow once dealer gets...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-30-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,594,840
Posted By silver donkey
Better yes but i think the main thing is...

Better yes but i think the main thing is DIFFERENT. After day 2 on the new bike I'd go harder in twisties than I would have on the 950. Looking fwd to see how the new one compares to the nimble 950...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-30-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,594,840
Posted By silver donkey
Wicked might i just add that the seat on the new bike is...

might i just add that the seat on the new bike is a HUGE improvement on the '04 950 like i had before :evil

2hrs in the saddle is long enough to make any seat feel hard, combine that with engine...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-07-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10,809
Views: 2,277,663
Posted By silver donkey
Sold mine...

Sadly, after 9 years and 50,000km's of pure joy, I had to let mine go to greener pastures and a happy new owner. I am going to miss you my friend, please think of me on your new adventures.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-24-2011, 12:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,342
Posted By silver donkey
Laugh Sweet Mary Jane

Thanks to ABYSS and CJRacer my silver donkey is starting to resemble the looks of a Batmobile...

http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af18/advanderwalt/DSC02553s.jpg
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Forum: Orange Crush 01-31-2011, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,342
Posted By silver donkey
Thumb awaiting arrival...

Great stuff! Thank you all for your advice. After weighing up the affordability of restoring the covers vs the craftsmanship of CJDesigns' billet covers I decided on the latter.

Not only because...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-24-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,342
Posted By silver donkey
Looking for a new speedo/clock cover

http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af18/advanderwalt/DSC02479s.jpg

My trusty old silver donkey is showing signs of maturity as you can see above. I found a replacement cover for the rev counter...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,197
Posted By silver donkey
Day 7 - Home sweet Home

Last day of riding, rather uneventful as it's all on smooth, easy tarmac. We stayed at a very nice B&B in Louis Trichardt where we played musical charades using our different iPods: I won!

This...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,197
Posted By silver donkey
Day 6

We stayed at the Holiday Inn, which was less than average considering they did not accept Visa and Mastercard. However, we were not going to let this get us down. At least there were cold beers at...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,197
Posted By silver donkey
Day 5

Heading back. Now here is the up-side to a journey on a bike: although the 'holiday' is almost over the fun hasn't stopped yet - more riding before we arrive home safely.

This part of the journey...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,197
Posted By silver donkey
Day 4

Excitement of a different kind today - river rafting! Sorry, no pics :(:
In the afternoon we took a short trip to the Big Tree and had a couple of sun downers afterwards to wash away the dust. ...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,197
Posted By silver donkey
Day 3

Waking up to the sound of birds saying "Good morning" to each other is not so bad. It means you are about to see another day in Africa and fortunately for us it meant more time in the saddle :clap
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,197
Posted By silver donkey
Wicked ...and so the story continues

OK, all right. After I had zoned out for a while :norton I came to my senses and thanks to a kind reminder to finish what I'd started here is the rest of the story. Apologies you had to wait so...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,197
Posted By silver donkey
Round trip via Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af18/advanderwalt/VicFalls.jpg

We did this trip a while ago, in fact it happened last year. Better late than never...

So the plan was to go up the eastern...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-01-2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By silver donkey
yep, crash bars and a high fender conversion...

yep, crash bars and a high fender conversion coming up. had enough of mud build-up under the front fender causing the front end to lock up and go off in its own direction without letting me know...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-30-2006, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By silver donkey
:clap nice one brother! i've had the damn...

:clap
nice one brother!
i've had the damn stand jump open during numerous river X-ings and kill the engine just as i need to send it up the incline. gotta kill that switch!!
Forum: Orange Crush 12-30-2006, 02:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By silver donkey
Question a cure for the disease?

so after a couple of encounters with terra firma the cosmetic side of the donkey starts showing some signs of character.
problem is that some of the nuts that hold the front side covers (yes, both...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-30-2006, 02:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By silver donkey
Thumb methinks i got it

so i got to spend some time with the donkey over the last cpl of days after neglecting it for so long.
i was trying to find this valve - cannisterectomy...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-30-2006, 12:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,667
Posted By silver donkey
Thumb mooi man! motard style off road, things have...

mooi man!

motard style off road, things have come full circle.
just goes to show dirt is more fun.
Forum: Orange Crush 11-26-2006, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By silver donkey
yep the plunger pulled out of the master...

yep the plunger pulled out of the master cylinder.
i be the one causin all the confusion...

the circlip/snapring/retainer ring just had to be re-inserted, brake line was bled and that was it. ...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-26-2006, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By silver donkey
the more i know the more i learn i know nothing at all

erm, sorry for the confusion :confused
i am prob the only saffa that had it wrong, i think the rest of them down here would have had a good chuckle about it :)

oh and there are more reasons why...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-25-2006, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By silver donkey
Thumb found some great reading while dreaming of riding the donkey

yeah well africa is a tough place man :wink:
reason for the caliper pulling out is due to the fact that the bike hasn't got ANY breakstop on the rear brake lever.
i've also made my own breakstop -...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-23-2006, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By silver donkey
Eh? rear brake failure

yip, i too had my rear brake calliper pull out during some rocky terrain.
got all fixed up and bled and works a charm, however after some hard riding in town :super i loose my rear brake - no...
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