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Old 10-09-2013, 01:59 AM   #136
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big of a bugger but shit happens , all my earlier pics are backed up on smugmug ,but since my laptop shit itself i did not do it so that is the worst part , the camera's and gear is replacable ,i also realised my hard drive from the computer was in there as well , so all my 1 minute pics from before the go pro fell off are lost , so much for being an easy going aussie , i will have to harden up for next year, so yes off to the german superbikes this weekend to see Robbie Phillis's son Al race , he is a 19 old and has been going well in his first year n the 1000 class over here
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:43 AM   #137
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With no shock just a spring it bucked around a bit at speed , so it decided to highside me into a prickle bush





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Old 10-16-2013, 02:36 AM   #138
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Great to see you,ve made it fella...AND great to hear there is another Phillis making a name for himself in Euro..land .I will be following the new Albury 'hurricane' from now on ta. c
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:21 PM   #139
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big of a bugger but shit happens , all my earlier pics are backed up on smugmug ,but since my laptop shit itself i did not do it so that is the worst part , the camera's and gear is replacable ,i also realised my hard drive from the computer was in there as well , so all my 1 minute pics from before the go pro fell off are lost , so much for being an easy going aussie , i will have to harden up for next year, so yes off to the german superbikes this weekend to see Robbie Phillis's son Al race , he is a 19 old and has been going well in his first year n the 1000 class over here
I grew up in Zimbabwe, lived there for 18yrs, Africa is a great training ground for experiencing some of these things...

I'm thankful for some life skills it's taught me though... not all of which are necessarily good traits, like trusting strangers. Being more aware of one's surroundings is highly recommended, no matter where in the world you are.

Sorry for your loss
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:13 AM   #140
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i made it back home to Albury via Germany and Scotland(not on the hippo) and the bike is tucked up in Doctor KLR's shed just south of Johannesburg getting a 685 kit fitted over the summer , i ended up doing 21,000 km and a nice loop of southern africa , it was brilliant and i would suggest to more guys to get out there and do it , africa is beautiful and not at all dangerous like it is made out to be , a little frustrating at times and a lot of bullshit paperwork at borders, but seems to be improving ,i will hopefully ,touch wood come back in june 2014 and make it to dusseldorf to finish this report with a new camera , and new enthusiasm

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Old 11-11-2013, 08:21 AM   #141
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Really enjoyed your pictures and reports. It was so great to see some of my old hang outs reached by bike, and then everything north that I've never been to. The KlR napping on that little path in the game reserve, crossing the river in a canoe. 21,000km of that sort of stuff - you've got amazing guts. Thanks for sharing with the rest of us!
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:47 PM   #142
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Someone on Austouring forum told me to check out this thread because I'm currently preparing to ride from Cape Town to Norway from November 2014. Sure, summer is not ideal but better at non-ideal time than never.

Anyway, I enjoyed reading your ride reports and seeing your photos. So great to see stuff from others who have actually done what I am setting off to do because there are so many nay-sayers trying to tell me it can't be done.

I'm taking a different route and will probably be riding a Honda XR125 not a big 650. But still ... so excited about the trip. And will be back to look at your RR when I need inspiration.
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Old 03-31-2014, 03:51 AM   #143
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you should have fun , i want to go back and do the next stage , have a look at the africa on a ctx 200 trip report , it is great , i have been following it with plenty of interest , that is a bike i would recommend to you
here is the link

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=930940
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:03 PM   #144
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had my bike stolen by mechanic in South Africa

I left my bike in south Africa with a guy called Dr KLR in october 2013 he said i could leave it there and store it for free, and i was meant to go back the following may to continue my trip , he was to do a engine rebels , ,Piston rings rebore , fix airbox , new bearings , chain and sprockets, new battery etc , total cost R 18000 , around $2000 USD , i said wait until i send a deposit in the new year , he went ahead and did most of the work well at least he said he did , i asked him how it was going and asked for pics of the finished jobe etc ,no replies , for months , actually not at all, I got a medical condition , that would not allow me to go back last year ,mailed him and he said what a load of shit boo hoo, then asked him on many occasions about the work done , no replies , he then sends a message saying he will sell the bike for non payment , i asked him again about pics etc , nothing , i sent 1/3 payment , no replies , i sent another 1/3 payment , he then sends a tyrade of drunken messages that he has sold my bike for non payment and sends the second payment back , my bike and some of my gear are worth R 60,000 , the only replies i get are abusive , so i now have a friend that is going to report it stolen, this bike had a stack of mods and was going to be the bike i finished my round the world trip on , but now its shattered my plans for this year to return

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Old 01-29-2015, 08:12 PM   #145
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I left my bike in south Africa with a guy called Dr KLR in october 2013 he said i could leave it there and store it for fee, and i was meant to go back the following may to continue my trip , he was to do a engine rebels , ,Piston rings rebore , fix airbox , new bearings , chain and sprockets, new battery etc , total cost R 18000 , around $2000 USD , i said wait until i send a deposit in the new year , he went ahead and did most of the work well at least he said he did , i asked him how it was going and asked for pics of the finished jobe etc ,no replies , for months , actually not at all, I got a medical condition , that would not allow me to go back last year ,mailed him and he said what a load of shit boo hoo, then asked him on many occasions about the work done , no replies , he then sends a message saying he will sell the bike for non payment , i asked him again about pics etc , nothing , i sent 1/3 payment , no replies , i sent another 1/3 payment , he then sends a tyrade of drunken messages that he has sold my bike for non payment and sends the second payment back , my bike and some of my gear are worth R 60,000 , the only replies i get are abusive , so i now have a friend that is going to report it stolen, this bike had a stack of mods and was going to be the bike i finished my round the world trip on , but now its shattered my plans for this year to return
That sucks! Plenty of us are originally from that part of the world and I know I could have lined up a friend/cousin to store your bike for you or collect it. Hind sight is great but yeh... asking for help of the Adv community can make a difference... I wish I could have helped
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:22 PM   #146
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I left my bike in south Africa with a guy called Dr KLR in october 2013 he said i could leave it there and store it for free, and i was meant to go back the following may to continue my trip , he was to do a engine rebels , ,Piston rings rebore , fix airbox , new bearings , chain and sprockets, new battery etc , total cost R 18000 , around $2000 USD , i said wait until i send a deposit in the new year , he went ahead and did most of the work well at least he said he did , i asked him how it was going and asked for pics of the finished jobe etc ,no replies , for months , actually not at all, I got a medical condition , that would not allow me to go back last year ,mailed him and he said what a load of shit boo hoo, then asked him on many occasions about the work done , no replies , he then sends a message saying he will sell the bike for non payment , i asked him again about pics etc , nothing , i sent 1/3 payment , no replies , i sent another 1/3 payment , he then sends a tyrade of drunken messages that he has sold my bike for non payment and sends the second payment back , my bike and some of my gear are worth R 60,000 , the only replies i get are abusive , so i now have a friend that is going to report it stolen, this bike had a stack of mods and was going to be the bike i finished my round the world trip on , but now its shattered my plans for this year to return

DAMN! that is bad luck Dave.
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:45 PM   #147
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Pissed Bummer

Have enjoyed your RR - so this is a major set back.

Have you mentioned this guy on the Wild Dogs forum?

Seems a real low move to pull

Hope you can continue - good luck.
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:04 AM   #148
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I left my bike in south Africa with a guy called Dr KLR in october 2013 he said i could leave it there and store it for free, and i was meant to go back the following may to continue my trip , he was to do a engine rebels , ,Piston rings rebore , fix airbox , new bearings , chain and sprockets, new battery etc , total cost R 18000 , around $2000 USD , i said wait until i send a deposit in the new year , he went ahead and did most of the work well at least he said he did , i asked him how it was going and asked for pics of the finished jobe etc ,no replies , for months , actually not at all, I got a medical condition , that would not allow me to go back last year ,mailed him and he said what a load of shit boo hoo, then asked him on many occasions about the work done , no replies , he then sends a message saying he will sell the bike for non payment , i asked him again about pics etc , nothing , i sent 1/3 payment , no replies , i sent another 1/3 payment , he then sends a tyrade of drunken messages that he has sold my bike for non payment and sends the second payment back , my bike and some of my gear are worth R 60,000 , the only replies i get are abusive , so i now have a friend that is going to report it stolen, this bike had a stack of mods and was going to be the bike i finished my round the world trip on , but now its shattered my plans for this year to return
That's a rough deal Dave, I know you won't give in. Maybe it's telling you to go back to a Vespa????
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Old 01-31-2015, 03:44 AM   #149
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its a bummer all right , i thought this bike would last me through to Magadan , , it was set up perfect , a lot of my gear gone as well , still trying to find out more
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Old 01-31-2015, 10:22 AM   #150
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That's pretty shit Dave. We are in namibia but will likely be re-entering sth Africa in 2 weeks, going to Pretoria and Jo'burg, if there is anything we can do from here let me know. Even if you just want me to call him I know lots of good swear words. Best of luck, Mick and Tanya
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