Thumper bash 2018: 10 to 12 Aug SouthAfrica

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Thumper bash 2018: 10 to 12 Aug SouthAfrica

Post by xtjoe » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:28 am

We will have to change the name in due course as we find thumpers are being replaced by the multi cylinder bikes- a good ride/time was had -In a nutshell we ride out from various points and meet up at Koedoeskloof outside Ladismith here in the western cape on friday - have good time talk nonsense ride our bikes through saturday and sunday pack up and go home again. Most of us sleeping in tents with friday nights temp prediction being 1deg celsius and snow on the mountains you sometimes wonder why do we do that smile:
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Rode out with mates on GS 800 and 1150
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setting up tents on friday afternoon

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used the Moss bike that was saved out of the hedge where it was left for many years- purred along nicely with the front wheel just just touching the ground as it was loaded with all t shirts and prizes for the w/end

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Post by xtjoe » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:01 pm

With the cold temperatures a huge fire and plenty beverages kept the guys up till pretty late-crappy CAT phone pics did not quite do the job
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it was f ing cold as they say but saturday - guys up early for breakfast
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standing around catching sun
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cousin Brian on Tenere with Gary on Enfield leaving early to explore the long way home
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Post by xtjoe » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:00 pm

saturday night was 3 deg warmer and we had a nice prize giving and then a braai afterwards.
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Tired bodies woke to a bright and clear sunday morning but with a chance of rain and lower temps again on the way back we were up early and hit the road back
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Post by xtjoe » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:05 pm

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new mate Fine art teacher at university of CT Johan joined us on the way back with as his 660 only had 1st 4th,5th-lots of the 660 Teneres have these problems i believe

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some random pics
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Post by xtjoe » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:10 pm

odds and ends
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Re: Thumper bash 2018: 10 to 12 Aug SouthAfrica

Post by jibber » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:35 pm

Nice pics Joe :goodjob: , theres a thread ref the 11D model gear box issues over on 660.com, I believe its predominant on 09 bikes more than other years :book:

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