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    other things to take into consideration are the...

    other things to take into consideration are the angle the bike stands at when on the side stand, very often the side stand has to be adjusted/modified and also, once a bike has been lowered it makes...
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    if I remember correctly, crash bars where made...

    if I remember correctly, crash bars where made compulsory in the late 1970's/early 80's but it didn't take long before that was removed, a lot of people got hurt by them.

    Personally, I like crash...
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    from what I understand, the GT is the evolution...

    from what I understand, the GT is the evolution of the ST. The GT is a dual compound tyre so the centre and side have differnt compounds to make the centre more hard wearing and the sides more...
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    Pirelli Angel GT I used them on my 1050,...

    Pirelli Angel GT

    I used them on my 1050, averaged around 20k km per set , They worked exceptionally well for me 1 up or 2 up, in the dry & wet, on long roads and mountains and even on the days we...
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    From what I can gather, the safety ratings etc...

    From what I can gather, the safety ratings etc are in the import regs and helmets need to be homolugated, so in theory (??) you should only be able to buy legal helmets, but we know thet there are a...
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    83066

    83066
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    I have heard different stories such as a helmet...

    I have heard different stories such as a helmet has to cover your ears, and was trying to clarify and get the actual regs.

    I saw the bit that Knot posted, but it was on a 2008 thread on a...
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    Crash Helmet regulations

    Hi,

    Can somebody please point me in the direction of the regulations with regards motorcycle crash helmets?

    What is legal / not legal etc?

    Many thanks
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    our group did 1920km in 3days over the December...

    our group did 1920km in 3days over the December long weekend, 800km was the most in one day, it can be easily accomplished and we only did it because we wanted to go see a specific area, as AMZ says...
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    Devil's Advocate Isn't gear there to help you...

    Devil's Advocate

    Isn't gear there to help you after you have had the crash, and doesn't it only protect you from a small set of injuries? It does pretty much nothing for real blunt force trauma...
  11. #REDLIZARD, what kind of training did you do?

    #REDLIZARD, what kind of training did you do?
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    Polarised glasses are not always the best option,...

    Polarised glasses are not always the best option, they can make reading smart phones, GPS & LCD/TFT screens, car dashboards much more difficult depending on whether what you have is horizontally or...
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    RNM1 - well said All i would add here is...

    RNM1 - well said


    All i would add here is that as a newcomer to motorcycling, you have no experience to fall back on, so it is very difficult for you to have a real feel for what you want to do...
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    #AMZ, I think maybe it's time for another newbie...

    #AMZ, I think maybe it's time for another newbie ride, like the one we did to Kitty Hawk, even if we do a semi-urban one?
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    Here is a gps file of some of the riding I have...

    Here is a gps file of some of the riding I have done over the past few months, I have done 10000km since easter, literally zero commuting

    My suggestion is to stop picking destinations, rather pick...
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    Ag nee man! I really wish the guys would get...

    Ag nee man!

    I really wish the guys would get off the bad roads stuff. The roads are far worse in the towns that out "there" . You just have to remember that our rural roads are not race tracks,...
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    I would suggest first just getting used to riding...

    I would suggest first just getting used to riding a bike, put the offroad on the back burner temporarily, if you are not confident with gear changes now, that will only be exaggerated offroad.

    in...
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    enjoy the Street Triple, it's what i call a...

    enjoy the Street Triple, it's what i call a "naughty" bike, it's a bike that when you get to a traffic circle, you do 3 laps before you exit!

    I am not sure where you are based but the Gauteng...
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    motomate

    motomate
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    Seriously? You can go out Harties way every...

    Seriously?

    You can go out Harties way every weekend for a year and literally not go to the same place twice!
    Swiss African
    Amazingwe
    Aviators
    Silver Orange Bistro
    Van Gaalen Cheese farm
    Die...
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    when I commute or ride traffic areas I wear this...

    when I commute or ride traffic areas I wear this

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    sounds like a guy I have seen on the N3 past...

    sounds like a guy I have seen on the N3 past Edenvale & Marlboro a few times, red bike, red jacket, flipping off all & sundry.

    Just a quick aside, this past Sunday, a taxi blocked an intersection...
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    can be windy yes, but road is good, just watch...

    can be windy yes, but road is good, just watch your mirrors, some guys do like to ride fast on that road
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    The simple route is the R59, about 100km of...

    The simple route is the R59, about 100km of straight hiway unless you make some detours. There are a number of options, how fast and how far do you want to ride?

    They like to trap on the R59 and...
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    I suggest you also go have a look at the ER6's...

    I suggest you also go have a look at the ER6's brother, the Versys 650, same engine, but more like the NC in configuration, awesome commuter and there are lots out there.
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