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Old 07-29-2013, 10:53 PM   #76
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Love the report. Want to cruise around ZA and Namibia myself soon

Regarding the tyre spoons
http://www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-08-...pro+tyre+spoon

Get 3 in total and do like Doug Schopinsky!

And the Bead Buddy:
http://www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-08-...pro+bead+buddy
Thanks Mein + Bell. Have located a suitalble motion pro dealer.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:42 AM   #77
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hello boys, my fine tools are neither of these 2 , i will post some pics, they are south african i think ,and they aren't cheap at $80 USD R800 , but what they do is get the bead broken with no effort what so ever , and that is with a heidenau ,and they are normally hell to break the bead
the ones i have are similar to the motion pro bead pro
http://www.cycleworld.com/2012/11/09...ers-tool-time/

http://www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-08-...-1&keywords=mo
here are the ones i have

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Old 07-30-2013, 12:38 PM   #78
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so anyone want a bike from the 92 Dakar , that is the one from Paris to Cape Town i found a bike that was in it ,it was originally white and sitting in a shed for nearly 20 years , a guy got it and did it up ,but in the sonauto color scheme ,$5000 USD not bad i reckon, even has a new Akro on it
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:32 PM   #79
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Beadbreaker tire levers

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hello boys, my fine tools are neither of these 2 , i will post some pics, they are south african i think ,and they aren't cheap at $80 USD R800 , but what they do is get the bead broken with no effort what so ever , and that is with a heidenau ,and they are normally hell to break the bead
the ones i have are similar to the motion pro bead pro
http://www.cycleworld.com/2012/11/09...ers-tool-time/

http://www.amazon.com/Motion-Pro-08-...-1&keywords=mo
here are the ones i have
[img]http://thecanoeguy.smugmug.com/Other/he

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Described in Cycle World, confirmed by an Aussie in the Kalahari! A major advance in civilization, I say. Cheers and thank you!

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Old 08-06-2013, 11:12 AM   #80
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skeleton coast to caprivi striip

i headed out of Skakopmund up the skeleton coast, pretty bleak ,there was a ship wreck there that stranded over 100 people on the beach, a plane landed on the beach to attempt a rescue but got stuck ,there have been books written about it ,this was very isolated back then

this one got a bit close around 5 years ago

then i lost my GOpro on the stretch of road between the coast and Outjo, the bracket snapped and away it went ,never noticed, bugger, the ammount of shit i am losing is starting to add up ,might have to put out the hat soon, this is whats left

still ,could be worse ,at least i havn't lost my other hand held camera , i blew up my first Gopro at the start of the trip
with too many volts

small village

pots and wooden carvings on the side of the road



not sure if that is a mozzie ,more like a small bird

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Old 08-06-2013, 11:34 AM   #81
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i got to Divundu at the start of the Caprive Strip after a few days and it was getting a bit late and was looking for a camp site,
headed down a rough little track down to the Okavango River and came across this camp ,not exactly rough camping



it was $50 aussie for one of theos flash tents with an ensuite , a 3 course dinner and a great breakfast ,there were crocs
and hippos galore ,right under my balcony which was over the river
saw my first elephants on the side of the road heading to Botswana
here i am getting sprayed for foot and mouth

i headed for Maun to do a trip on the Okavango Delta
i was recommended the Old bridge campground ,it is great ,cold beer and big shady trees

check out the lock on the shower

a couple of guys on GS beemers from Switzerland and chek republic
we took a 2 day trip in wooden Morokos ,which are local dugout canoes
this is heading to the delta





nile crocidile

on the Okavango River

the old bridge backapackers from the river

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Old 08-08-2013, 10:58 AM   #82
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Croc

That's an impressive Croc. I can't believe I swam in that swamp (1976). Was there much road sand between Namibia and Maun? There used to be I believe. If so how did the KLR manage? I have a similar bike (DR650) and have avoided sand so far but wonder how it would cope.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:31 AM   #83
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sand

no the hippo aint too fond of sand she wiggles and burps and farts
nice log bridge

,here is a nice little fella wandering about on this section of road with signs that read something like ,stop at your own risk native wildlife in area

so what does the hippo do ,but start coughing and farting from 110 down to 105 ,95 ,85 hiccuping ,oh no , i pass more elephants and other critters ,then 75 ,74 73 ,holding its own ,but still 70 km from Kasane with the sun lowering in the sky ,the last thing i want to be doing is stopping here, so i am holding in own in 4th gear, at about 68 kph , i pulled on a little choke and it slowly crept up to 80 i let the choke off and it died completely ,fuck ,i pulled up , full choke ,it fired up , and i spluttered my way back up to 80 ,after 40 km of this it cleaned itself out
,maybe a bit of shit fuel last stop

the ferry accross the Zambezi, it is a free for all to try and get on this thing



Victoria Falls ,now aint that something to see



oh yeah ,i found this , i might just buy it ,rust free 67 splitty

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Old 08-08-2013, 02:43 PM   #84
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Victoris Falls

I'm from Zimbabwe, born and raised... lived there for 18yrs before moving to Brisbane.

At Vic Falls, you used to be able to do the bridge bungee jump for free if you do it nude...
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:51 AM   #85
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until too many nude backpackers turned up
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:33 PM   #86
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not much to report here, pulled my tank off changed fuel filter i did go on a sunset booze cruise ,that was a great idea, hangover all day yesterday, rode up to Lusaka today , bike was still shit ,good sometimes but definatly starving for fuel ,then fine ,then shit again ,if i stop its fine for a while , grrr ,might have to pull the carby, got here on dusk ,but will look for a front tyre tomorrow then off to Lake Tanganyika for a 2 to 3 day boat trip on the MV Liemba on friday
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:59 PM   #87
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not much to report here, pulled my tank off changed fuel filter i did go on a sunset booze cruise ,that was a great idea, hangover all day yesterday, rode up to Lusaka today , bike was still shit ,good sometimes but definatly starving for fuel ,then fine ,then shit again ,if i stop its fine for a while , grrr ,might have to pull the carby, got here on dusk ,but will look for a front tyre tomorrow then off to Lake Tanganyika for a 2 to 3 day boat trip on the MV Liemba on friday
Hey Dave, if you fitted an additional inline filter it restricts the fuel flow to much, ditch it and all will be good. Worked for me
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:05 PM   #88
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thanks glen
that was my next option ,seems funny that it has been fine for the first 9000 km though
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thanks glen
that was my next option ,seems funny that it has been fine for the first 9000 km though
While you are at it, throw the bike on it's right hand side, Remove the main fuel tap on the left hand side and see how much crap is on the filter on the top of the fuel tap
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:53 AM   #90
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bike was fine after i ditched the extra filter and cleaned the one in the tank
i headed up to Luaka as i was on my way north to Mpulungu , i spent half a day in Lusaka trying to find a tyre , Kal tyre ,if anyone needs a new tyre , its a Kenda and was about $60

safety first here in Africa

selling charcoal , these stalls all over the place



i went to Subway to get a feed and camed back and noticed my kill switch was all limp and did not work , , thete were a bunch of guys standing about , one offered to push me as the ignition still worked , so 2 guys push started me for a fee of course and 1 tried to steal my tyre ,nice guys
so i got back to the backpackers and started to pull the hippo down , they had tried to yank some wiring and smashed my kill switch , i managed to trace it with my trusty little test light and it was broken in the kill switch start button loom , whil i had it apart mt exhaust had been leaking at the join next to ythe airbox , the heat melted a hole in my airbox , do out with the prattly putty , all fixed except i needed to find a starter button , no luck, so it was a coin to bridge the fucked switch hanging off the bars
i then headed north and turned off towards Democratic republic of Congo
nice campground in the middle of nowhere

friendly staff

I have a Safari tank ,so better head in to the Safari Bar

I went in the 25 km to the place where doctor Livingstone died ,I presume

these guys ride on some rough ole tracks on a Bajaj Bicycle

i even visited a palace , pretty modest if i must say so

Hello Mista , how are you

DRC in the background

Lakes like oceans

glad i didn't pitch my tent here

Had my own AK47 equipped guard while at the bank

making bricks

selling slate , these guys were making gravel from rocks by hand with hammers , now that is hard work



they live in shacks but have phones in the boonies


spot of fishing

kids being kids

the local bus

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