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Old 04-09-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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RTW part 2 Durban to Dusseldorf- Cheap Aussie Style

Well its been a while since i posted a ride report on here, and the next bit of my trip is about to start,the thing with riding around the world on a bike is that you have to get on with it at some stage, to actually do it ,but things get in the way so the madness is about to start, i have bought a ticket to Johannesburg and bought a set of panniers of wild dog forum ,oh yeah and a GPS and a rain suit ,just working on the bike ,looked at a pretty cool travel ready 81 XT500 online and thought about it, but it might end in tears, so going with another KLR me thinks ,so any way stay tuned ,just have to remember how to use smugmug ,oh and i apologise in advance about ,spelling, grammar and smart ass comments

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Old 04-09-2013, 06:26 PM   #2
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:35 AM   #3
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well i made it here at least

i bought a KLR (of course) from a chap named Errol from the wild dog forum,he was kind enough to pick me up from the airport ,i didnt really know where he lived ,turns out it is bethlehem ,so i have a holy start to this trip ,mind you it's bethlehem in south africa not the Jesus place, and the other thing is it was 250 km trip ,how is that for keen to unload his bike,na just joking Errol ,its just the hospitality over here, Errol has a workshop so i make myself at home for a week and his trusty KLR now looks like this


a few mods to the crash bars to suit the new safari tank

and just for good measure a view from the patio in my room at Erolls place

and not to mention there pet zebra down the paddock ,everyone here has a pet zebra by the way
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:35 AM   #4
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With that maxi KLR TANK, You'll probably get to Germany on one tank of fuel . Let's ride
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:23 AM   #5
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With that maxi KLR TANK, You'll probably get to Germany on one tank of fuel . Let's ride
Looking forward to this report. Love your Zebra! I'll try and sneak a pic of mine in the back garden when he's not looking but he gets very agitated when he sees me with a camera and i have to feed him beer to calm him down
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Ohh yes, I shall be following this trip. Good luck
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:12 AM   #7
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20 mm or rain is not a good start to a trip

i was due to ride up to joburg to get some gear and head off ,but it was pissing it down this morning and f-ing freezing , seeing the rain gear i was buying was 250 km away and it was raining, that is a good reason to stay put ,anyways, modded the panniers with a bit of a canyon cut ,so when they land on me it those nasty pointy corners wont poke me quite as badly
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:27 AM   #8
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And then what happened?
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:20 AM   #9
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And then what happened?
Still raining ?
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:23 PM   #10
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:29 PM   #11
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And then what happened?
He' freezing his butt off in and around Lesotho now ! Left my place on Monday 27th.

Good luck, Dave !!! Travel well ... it was nice having you here.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:53 PM   #12
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I want a pet Zebra too!

Looking forward to the report. Ride on.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:48 AM   #13
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Hi David ...

Have a great trip ...

Cheers ..
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Old 05-31-2013, 03:55 AM   #14
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He' freezing his butt off in and around Lesotho now !
Thanks! Hope he takes lots of pix there - Lesotho is one of my favourite parts of the world.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:21 AM   #15
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Dave !!! Where are you !

Eishh ... seems like Dave has disappeared off the face of the earth ! Or else he must have found himself a girlfriend in Lesotho ...

Might have to organize a search party if he does not surface somewhere !!
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