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Re: All the train tour info...

Post by 2UP4ADV on 13th August 2008, 09:27

Hi Leroy

I removed both rear footplates before loading the bike into the carriage. I parked the front wheel hard up on to the end of the carriage & parking it on its side stand. I then lashed the front wheel to the front railings. Where I had removed the foot plates I put a tie-down through each side & around the sub-frame and pulled that through slightly forward to restrain the bike from possibly moving backwards. I personnally do not believe in putting the bike into gear as even a slight movement/ jarring can damage the gears if it happens regularly and trust me on the train journey this is a common occurrence. Hope this helps.

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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 13th August 2008, 17:20

Thanks for the advice - i thought about leaving it in gear. Will definitely not do it now and tie the bike down as you have succesfully done as it obviously worked. Regards.
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Post by DaveS on 13th August 2008, 20:02

LeRoy Olivier wrote:Thanks for the advice - i thought about leaving it in gear. Will definitely not do it now and tie the bike down as you have succesfully done as it obviously worked. Regards.

Ditto here - good advice - would also have left it in gear. Think I will take an extra two tiedowns with just to make sure... Cool

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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 14th August 2008, 12:24

Have just received a mail from the organisers - the loading ramp is at least built for the larger heavier bikes such as the Beemers (0.9m wide). Also the bikes gas tanks should be as empty as possible when loading. There is a filling station 2 kms from where we offload.
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Post by 2UP4ADV on 15th August 2008, 10:24

Strange that you are being asked to have near empty fuel tanks when loading. No mention of this was made when I booked / paid for the bike at Cape Town station! Thank goodness because to drain the LT tank is not an easy job.
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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 15th August 2008, 11:38

There is now ways i am going to drain the tank - will ensure that it is relatively empty - below half that is. We still have to ride there on the saturday morning. And the same applies to coming back.
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Post by Bear on 19th August 2008, 18:23

[quote]="gone away"]21 - 27 September

Book early to secure your place on what promises to be a fantastic tour.[quote]

Hi,

Are there still places in this tour ??


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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 19th August 2008, 18:52

Believe so - Dave posted the link on the first page of this thread. The full amount must be paid by tomorrow, by those who have booked - if not the reservation is cancelled automatically - what i am trying to say - if the tour is full now - there might be a cancellation or 2 by friday - check on the page or send a mail to lizelle@jbtours.co.za. The tour code is MB4.
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Post by DaveS on 19th August 2008, 21:41

[quote="Bear"][quote="gone away"]21 - 27 September

Book early to secure your place on what promises to be a fantastic tour.


Hi,

Are is there still places in this tour ??

Seems to be - we had two new people book today, so maybe they not yet full. Only take 30 bikes max - so max is 60 people if all bikes have pillion.

Don't think there will be 60 people though because our group has 5 bikes with no pillions.

So far we (club)are 9 people paid up and 4 people still to pay. So, 8 bikes confirmed with 4 bikes to confirm - and maybe you as well?? Cool

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Post by Bear on 20th August 2008, 08:08

If i go sure, have two friends that are keen as well....
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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 20th August 2008, 15:48

The more the merrier. You now have your dream bike - include it in this dream ride. You still have enough time to rack up sufficient km's to have the 1000km service done before the trip, especially if you include Millies in your ride planning.
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Post by Henk on 20th August 2008, 16:14

Kyk nou is ek sommer jaloers in afrikaans. Would have loved to go maybe next time (sigh) Sad Exclamation
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Post by DeonP on 21st August 2008, 23:27

Paid mine today
So I am confirmed !

Going to be a great trip !
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Post by DaveS on 21st August 2008, 23:45

Just waiting for JB Tours to confirm if there are maybe members who are going who have not let me know then will start confirming details etc.

So far, by my count we are 10 bikes and 11 people. The total number on the tour so far that have confirmed is 27 people and 18 bikes.

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Post by Richard H on 23rd August 2008, 17:19

A website you may wish to visit before your train trip:

http://cdn-5.psndealer.com/e2/dealersite/images/bmw-ok/BMWTiedownproceduregeneral.pdf

Just so that when you secure your bike, you don't do it a damage...!

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Post by DaveS on 23rd August 2008, 17:38

Thanks

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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 24th August 2008, 12:36

Thanks have printed it and will definitely have a look at it.
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Post by DaveS on 24th August 2008, 14:34

OK - final numbers for this is 10 bikes and 11 people confirmed!! Very Happy

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Post by DaveS on 7th September 2008, 20:45

Received the shirts today. Very Happy

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Post by DeonP on 8th September 2008, 15:04

Very nice Dave
Well done !
Fantastic.
Wow, what a great start to a fantastic trip !
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Post by JR on 8th September 2008, 15:14

deonp wrote:Wow, what a great start to a fantastic trip !

ok, ok please sit down now........painful enough to read the basic info knowing we can not make it Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad ...... Wink
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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 8th September 2008, 22:29

Excellent - time is ticking. As said earlier in the Millies ride - the payment part has been done - now waiting for the fun part to start. Think the last time i was on a train must be the best part of 20 years ago.
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Post by DeonP on 13th September 2008, 09:04

A picture is worth . . .

Thanks Dave for the great T-shirts !
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Post by JR on 13th September 2008, 09:35

lol! lol! lol!

good one Mr P
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Post by GSlady on 13th September 2008, 10:26

I have a funny feeling MrP will make the S&P again!

9 days to go for you guys and girls! Oh I wish . . .
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