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Old 05-18-2005, 02:57 AM   #91
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Yip ,, cept i was not there...

You surf a lot it seems
I think I suffer from that attention disorder kids have, or I am just a bad desk jockey, too much interesting stuff out there to concentrate on that work stuff. Oh well lunch time soon.

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Old 05-18-2005, 03:11 AM   #92
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Funny enough, the Africa Twin being only 100cc bigger absolutely leaves the Dak behind in terms of speed and pace. But I usually leave them all behind when it comes to the technical slower stuff, so no worries.
the africa twin is a twin.

One bike i did not mention would be worth looking at is the KLR650 ,at 43K it rocks
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Old 05-18-2005, 03:22 AM   #93
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the africa twin is a twin.

One bike i did not mention would be worth looking at is the KLR650 ,at 43K it rocks
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The twin is a twin? Who knew?

and yep, I have heard from KLR guys that they like their bikes, and yep its cheaper. I agree with Grue - think about what you will want it for, and then go test ride em all.

TEll ya what Noodles - buy me a 950 KTM and I will GIVE you my Dakar
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Old 05-18-2005, 06:11 AM   #94
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ps: on second thought, I have had a lot of girls also say - GIVE ME A RIDE - but I wasnt sure what they were saying.......
BM it is then!
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Old 05-18-2005, 06:18 AM   #95
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An old mate of mine owns a yamaha dealership so I can get a good deal with a bunch of free extras on the XT. But I really like the BM, it is so well built and I want ABS (wrote my last bike off in the rain). I am pretty sure the XT will handle being dropped over rocks much better. Just the sound of the XT660 with an after market 2in1 pipe is insane. I'm going to commute on the bike and let my car rust so the BM is better for that. I'm so undecided. I think you guys are right, I'll ride them both and decide, just gotta wait till I get back to SA. There's alot of old XTs on the roads here , not many hondas or suzukis. A sign of reliability?

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Old 05-18-2005, 07:02 AM   #96
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Just the sound of the XT660 with an after market 2in1 pipe is insane.
A lot of folksies down here dont know you can put an aftermarket 1 into 1 pipe on the Dak. ITs expensive, whats the real benefit, but hey- it sounds GREAT...... I like you, like a really nice sounding exhaust. Boosts my man ego just listening to 'em.... ever heard Akra's on a Katoom?

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Old 05-18-2005, 10:17 PM   #97
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The dakar's standard pipe sounds so gay, if I buy a dakar that faggoty cat is going. I like the adventure pipe with the storage cannister on the other side. If you go north you'll struggle to find unleaded fuel so the cat will die eventually.
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Old 05-19-2005, 12:01 AM   #98
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An old mate of mine owns a yamaha dealership so I can get a good deal with a bunch of free extras on the XT. But I really like the BM, it is so well built and I want ABS (wrote my last bike off in the rain). I am pretty sure the XT will handle being dropped over rocks much better. Just the sound of the XT660 with an after market 2in1 pipe is insane. I'm going to commute on the bike and let my car rust so the BM is better for that. I'm so undecided. I think you guys are right, I'll ride them both and decide, just gotta wait till I get back to SA. There's alot of old XTs on the roads here , not many hondas or suzukis. A sign of reliability?
Best check em all out , i reckon the KLR will live that kinda life well and u save a wad of cash up front for goodies although not ABS.

All the "adventure bike " 650's will commute real well..

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Old 05-19-2005, 02:27 AM   #99
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Blanket Run - Tarlton

Hey any of you going to the Blanket Run at Tarlton on Sunday???

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Old 05-19-2005, 03:57 AM   #100
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Hey any of you going to the Blanket Run at Tarlton on Sunday???

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sadly i'm out ,, moving on sunday

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Old 05-19-2005, 07:52 AM   #101
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Hey any of you going to the Blanket Run at Tarlton on Sunday???

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Sorry,
But booked out by my daughters that day, they don,t take my excuses well!
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Old 05-19-2005, 07:54 AM   #102
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CALLING ALL CAPETONIANS WITH A BIKE

This Sunday I am leading a ride out which will teach you how to ride in sand. There is no cost. (as if there ever would be).

The ride will be on Sunday after lunch for around four hours, from the N7 to West Coast road,and includes fresh mud, deep sand (although nicely compacted from recent rains making it much easier to ride in), more whoopsies to ride over than you can count, berms, turns, and dunes, where you can practice coming up and down.

There will be a safety briefing if anyone pitches up, and we will have a blast.

Cheers, George
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Old 05-19-2005, 09:19 AM   #103
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CALLING ALL CAPETONIANS WITH A BIKE

This Sunday I am leading a ride out which will teach you how to ride in sand. There is no cost. (as if there ever would be).
Sorry – if it’s free then it’s probably no good. I believe that you get what you pay for. The more I pay the better instruction I expect. If I pay nothing then it’s worth nothing…

Just KIDDING!

Can’t anyway – have to go to a stupid wedding! Will try to wriggle out of it but I doubt the missus will understand…
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Old 05-19-2005, 11:21 AM   #104
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CALLING ALL CAPETONIANS WITH A BIKE

This Sunday I am leading a ride out which will teach you how to ride in sand. There is no cost. (as if there ever would be).

The ride will be on Sunday after lunch for around four hours, from the N7 to West Coast road,and includes fresh mud, deep sand (although nicely compacted from recent rains making it much easier to ride in), more whoopsies to ride over than you can count, berms, turns, and dunes, where you can practice coming up and down.

There will be a safety briefing if anyone pitches up, and we will have a blast.

Cheers, George
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will give you a buzz or sms on saturday

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Old 05-20-2005, 03:20 AM   #105
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Good Day gentle men, ladies and gruebane (which wears ugly glassses). let me intraduce myself.

Bikes. 1150gs(the 4X4 of bikes) and a blackbird (long distance highspeed ICBM)
Club: well ja that drinking club with a biking problem (the Koppe -- for the sensitive viewers)
live in midrand, work in braynston for a small computer company.
ingaged to a lovely lady that rides a cbr600f4, live on a plot with 5 cats, 2 dogs and i think i saw a bloorie snake in the house this morning, and oh ja have a 19 year old son that says he lives there but basicaly he just comes there to eat, shower and get his clothes washed and complain when there is no bread to eat and skeems his old man has lost it. he rides a sr250 with fuel that is normally stollen out of one of my bikes.
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