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Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 38,929
Posted By lootch67
Awesome report! Thanks for sharing.

Awesome report! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 1,310,685
Posted By lootch67
Took me 3 days but I've caught up :clap ...

Took me 3 days but I've caught up :clap Excellent report and stunning photos ! Thanks for posting.
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,695
Posted By lootch67
Great RR!

Great RR!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,029
Posted By lootch67
Cool idea!

Cool idea!
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 821
Views: 832,607
Posted By lootch67
Awesome report & photos. Thanks for sharing.

Awesome report & photos. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,211
Posted By lootch67
Awesome report! Brilliant pics.

Awesome report! Brilliant pics.
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2009, 04:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,383
Posted By lootch67
Great report Wilmo!

Great report Wilmo!
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2009, 03:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,805
Posted By lootch67
Awesome report!! Thanks!

Awesome report!! Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,641
Posted By lootch67
Great report! Pity you missed the northern part...

Great report! Pity you missed the northern part of Namibia, especially Kaoko. That sandboard road you mention reminds me of the road to Puros in Kaoko. Bloody hell! Sometimes it helps to ride by the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 128,133
Posted By lootch67
Excellent stuff and fantastic pictures! ...

Excellent stuff and fantastic pictures!

Tell us a bit about the bike. Any problems?
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,422
Posted By lootch67
Keep 'em coming! Looks like great fun was had.

Keep 'em coming! Looks like great fun was had.
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 80,460
Posted By lootch67
Fantastic report! More please sir!

Fantastic report! More please sir!
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,953
Posted By lootch67
Some lizards in the trees by our tents. The blue...

Some lizards in the trees by our tents. The blue and orange one is the male and the brown one the female.
http://dirklottering.smugmug.com/photos/219030740-M.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,953
Posted By lootch67
The falls, which is actually a series of small...

The falls, which is actually a series of small falls. The river wasn’t very high as it was at the end of the dry season, but I’d love to see it when it’s in flood....
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,953
Posted By lootch67
Day 5 – Rest day at Epupa Falls This has to be...

Day 5 – Rest day at Epupa Falls
This has to be one of the most relaxing days ever. It was spent doing a bit of washing, updating the diaries, calling home (there’s a cell phone mast about 150m from...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2008, 06:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,953
Posted By lootch67
The rest of the road to Opuwo was pretty good fun...

The rest of the road to Opuwo was pretty good fun with loads of dips which had the suspension bottoming out at times. I was starting to feel mildly optimistic about the rest of the day’s riding. We...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2008, 06:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,953
Posted By lootch67
Day 4 Planned route: Ongongo Springs - Opuwo -...

Day 4
Planned route: Ongongo Springs - Opuwo - Epupa Falls
Distance: 332km
Today started the same as every other day with some basic maintenance being done. Mostly it required only the lubing of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2008, 06:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,953
Posted By lootch67
Day 3 - It's not supposed to be able to do that! ...

Day 3 - It's not supposed to be able to do that!

Despite, or perhaps because of yesterday’s experience I was a bit apprehensive about today’s riding. It started good enough with a, shall we say...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2008, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,953
Posted By lootch67
Nambabwe again... But our worries about...

Nambabwe again...

But our worries about lion tracking was soon forgotten when Uncle H showed as the little pass we need to ascend. Since some of us had a little different route the previous day,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2008, 05:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,953
Posted By lootch67
Nambabwe continues.. Day 3: Making...

Nambabwe continues..


Day 3: Making progress...
Planned route: Leeupas - Opuwo
Estimated distance: about 370km
Real route: Leeupas - Ongongo Springs
Distance: 263km
Day 3 to me (Nambabwe)...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,953
Posted By lootch67
The road rose steadily onto a plateau with an...

The road rose steadily onto a plateau with an excellent view of the Brandberg. The road was OK – a bit rocky but not too bad.
http://www.dirklottering.smugmug.com/photos/222324527-M.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,953
Posted By lootch67
The main road to Uis is in a very good condition....

The main road to Uis is in a very good condition. In stark contrast to yesterday’s big gravel road we were not hanging about. We stopped at Uis to fill up and buy some supplies which included a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,953
Posted By lootch67
Day 2

Day 2
Planned route: Omaruru Riverbed to Twyfelfontein
Estimated distance: about 180km
Real route: Omaruru Riverbed to Lion Pass
Distance: 134km

Man was I glad when it was time to wake...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,953
Posted By lootch67
Day 1 Planned route: Henties Bay to the...

Day 1
Planned route: Henties Bay to the Brandberg via the Spitzkoppe
Estimated distance: 210km
Actual Route: Henties Bay – Spitzkoppe – Omaruru River
Actual distance covered: 160km
At this stage...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,124
Posted By lootch67
I have got to go Baja. Great report! Thanks

I have got to go Baja. Great report! Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2007, 10:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,341
Posted By lootch67
KLR650 crashbars

Hi, in preparation for a trip which will involve some heavy off-road riding I was thinking of fitting the KLR650 engine/radiator guard combination. I'm a bit worried about the weight though. Have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2007, 01:04 AM
Replies: 8,375
Views: 1,974,151
Posted By lootch67
Before.... ...

Before....
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f267/Lootch67/KLRTKC.jpg

Muddy on Salisbury Plain
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f267/Lootch67/6KLRDirty.jpg

Helping a Transalp out.....
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2007, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By lootch67
I took mine off-road one with the stock pegs and...

I took mine off-road one with the stock pegs and refuse to do any more mud with them on. They were so slippery I couldn't stand at all.

I wear a size 14 so the wider the better. These do look...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2007, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By lootch67
Thanks Krabill! They do look like they'll do the...

Thanks Krabill! They do look like they'll do the job. How much wider are they than the stock ones?
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By lootch67
Photo of DR650 Pegs

Hi Guys, I read that the Suzuki DR650 pegs can be fitted to the KLR. Does anybody have a photo of the DR's pegs? We're planning a trip over the weekend which will involve lots of mud and I don't...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2006, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By lootch67
I've bought the bike. Managed to get the price...

I've bought the bike. Managed to get the price down to GBP1,200 and after stuffing some JD Weld over the oil leak managed to get the 200miles home without any oil leak at all. I'm well chuffed!!
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2006, 11:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By lootch67
Just to clear up the 04 vs 02 model issue - the...

Just to clear up the 04 vs 02 model issue - the bike is most probably an 02 model but it was only registered in 2004. KLRs are not exactly selling like hot cakes in die UK..
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2006, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By lootch67
Apparently the bike runs fine but it has a slight...

Apparently the bike runs fine but it has a slight oil leak at that point. Having said that, the owner is not exactly mechanically minded so I don't really trust his opinion. Apparently he bought the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2006, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,116
Posted By lootch67
Should I buy? Calling all KLR owners

Thinking ahead to the planned Kaokoland trip next year I stumbled across this '04 KLR650 - the A model which has a bigger tank. It has about 7k kilometres on the clock and the owner wants GBP1,325...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2006, 01:59 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 171,130
Posted By lootch67
I've saved this report under Favourites and have...

I've saved this report under Favourites and have just finished reading it for the unpteenth time. Absolutely brilliant! Thank you for posting!
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2006, 05:04 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 171,130
Posted By lootch67
When I was there in 1994 we avoided this pass...

When I was there in 1994 we avoided this pass because we thought it would be too dangerous - and we were in 4x4's! We were right. Respect!
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