I got my TRN at last! Had to hang around in the civic centre for a couple of hours while they processed it. Why it took 4 weeks I have no idea. I hassled them by phone, email and in person over the last week which is why I think they eventually sorted it. Honda now have a copy so I can get my number plate processed which in turn means I can head north up the western cape next week! If anyone has any must ride trails let me know
I do still have a few things I want to get sorted on the bike. I have a 5 litre plastic container and some bike rubber inner tube for attaching it to the bike. I also want to try and get my luggage down a bit lower and mount my soft Kriega US20 + US30 bags on the sides as saddle bags. I was in a hardware store today and noticed a plastic crate for 70 rand. I reckon I can cut it up a bit and mount it upside down on the back rack to allow extra support and protection from the exhaust. Seems like a nice cheap/light option that should work unless anyone else has any good ideas ?
I also need to buy the following : Tool kit, Tyre levers, Puncture repair patches, Mini Pump, Extra Bungee's (already lost one and broke one), Rox Straps... Probably more... still thinking
I'm not sure but I think I might leave my waterproof and insulating layers for my RST Adventure Pro jacket / trousers. I reckon its going to get hot and I will just end up lugging them around. Not that they are heavy just a little bulky. The only problem is that if it does get cold or wet on my journey I'm not going to be very well protected if I ride in it. Any thoughts ?
Pop into the shop later if you can....beers are cold! :thumleft:
Sorry I couldn't make it Friday but I will pop by and see you on Tuesday. I forgot my spare inner tubes last time. Could probably do with some other odd's and sod's too.
this is turning into a really good one...
that plaasbike is looking quite at home in Wild Africa (said in a Henry Cole pommie accent)
haha i sure hope so
You travel light☺
That road to die Hel is such a delight. They recommend 2 hours one way for a car. We did it in 1 hour 10 min :lol8:
A screen and ATG saddle bags will do the trick for a long trip methinks.
I took it slower on the way in but opened it up on the way out as i knew what to expect. Great fun!
I weighed my gear yesterday and it comes in at 19 kgs (not including fuel + water). The bike can "officially" carry 3 + 20 kg's (front + back). I'm not too heavy so I reckon it will take more especially if I can get it down lower.
Man I like this. Small bike is the way to go. That road that "cuts through the mountain at Zoar" is Seweweekspoort. Just for your records :thumleft:
Nice one, thanks! I've modified my post.
at what speed are you traveling?
im thinking of doing the same thing. have a TW200 in mind. and know they arent the fastest.
Provided its not too windy/hilly the bike is comfortable between 80 and 90 km/h. It can get up to 110 km/h if I give it full throttle or I'm going down hill or the wind is behind me
. Highways are OK but boring. I'm certainly not the slowest thing on the road even when the bike's fully loaded.