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Re: Roadies vs GSs

Post by Happy-go-lucky on 30th April 2009, 08:54

I normally ride between 110 and 130 km/h, thus going to 160 to 170 km/h is going to speed. Sure definitely I not going to speed like Jamie, then again he has a bike to do it. Smile
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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 30th April 2009, 16:23

The 650 tops out at 160 - that is the max it can do - but 140 can still be attained and kept very nicely for long distances.
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Post by KnopKop on 30th April 2009, 16:36

LeRoy Olivier wrote:The 650 tops out at 160 - that is the max it can do - but 140 can still be attained and kept very nicely for long distances.

I have a recorded speed on my GPS of 165km/h on a slight downhill, and on a seriaaasly flat strecth between Koster and Lichtenburg with no wind, I got 163km/h on the GPS..... And in Mozambique I did not have GPS yet, but the needle went well over the 180 mark, I was chasing Pauli, Uwe Ludwig, Leon Smit and Andre Henrico between Xai-Xai and Macia, damm those 1200's are fast!!!!

Sien ek kan ook vinnig ry....... Very Happy
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Post by JR on 30th April 2009, 17:15

......I got 163km/h on the GPS.....

Laughing another difference between the Roadies and the GS's ........we never go that fast Wink
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Post by KnopKop on 30th April 2009, 17:17

affraid affraid

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Post by Marnus on 30th April 2009, 17:38

Sharkie wrote:affraid affraid

Bwhahahaha!!! Ya... they don't make BM's like they used to Smile
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Post by tj on 30th April 2009, 18:54

Off topic again?

We in the Cape, starting home bound tomorrow have decided we do not like the name 'Roadies'.

We prefer S's; since we love
- Strasse, straits & sweeps
- Safe speed
- Sex appeal
- Super bikes
- Serious country explorations

We also do not like the 'vs GS' as we regard them as our mates who still have to grow wiser to experience/enjoy the above

Viva S's Viva - Amandla!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by DaveS on 30th April 2009, 19:19

Wat was die topic now weer??

When Dorothy and I had the 650's we did long trips as well. Found it comfortable travelling at 140km/h (loaded).

Faster speeds were attainable but then you tended to be riding at almost full throttle and it was not pleasant.

...en Johan - die GS ouens het the vs ding begin!! Moontlik lei hulle aan 'n kompleks en moet iets bewys. Rolling Eyes Wink Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

eintlik dink ek hulle is jaloers oor die road trips dis hoekom hulle insinueer dit is boring - hulle will nie he ander lede moet in die toekoms saam gaan nie - maar moenie vir hulle se dat ek dit vir jou gese het hoor! Wink

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Re: Roadies vs GSs

Post by JR on 30th April 2009, 20:13

tj wrote:......We prefer S's.........Viva S's Viva............
I can like the S too Very Happy

talking about the S.think to get an idea of (GPS) speed, we can double this

......I got 163km/h on the GPS.....
less salusa Wink


Rejuvenated DaveS wrote:......eintlik dink ek hulle is jaloers oor die road trips dis hoekom hulle insinueer dit is boring........
man, x beindruk met jou aferkaans cheers
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Post by Mud Pooh-bah on 8th May 2009, 09:53

S can also stand for "Scared of dirt" Wink

Just joking. I suppose if GS stands for Gelande Strasse the S name is probably a good suffix although I personally connect the S with the Sports type bike like the K1200S, etc. This might leave the impression that the group is not for RT'S, LT's etc.

The GS group refers to the model bikes, which is the GS. If we use the same logic the "S" name might not be a good collective name for the tar road group.

"Roadies" is also not a descriptive name as we all ride roads, some with tar and other with dirt, sand and mud.

Maybe we should start a competition to get a good name for the tar only group.

What about the TOG's (Tar only Group) ??
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Re: Roadies vs GSs

Post by JR on 8th May 2009, 10:33

how about 747's and Aero's Twisted Evil .......up to each person to decide which is which.......
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Post by Marnus on 8th May 2009, 13:50

pdekoker wrote:Maybe we should start a competition to get a good name for the tar only group.

What about the TOG's (Tar only Group) ??

I still like TARt's What a Face
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Post by DaveS on 8th May 2009, 16:06

MadnohB wrote:how about 747's and Aero's Twisted Evil .......up to each person to decide which is which.......

Hear there is an air show at the Union Buildings tomorrow - boeings, fighters, helicoptors - anyone going?? Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

Might even be exciting!


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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 8th May 2009, 16:07

Getting the technical now on the group naming - personally - Roadies suits me.
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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 8th May 2009, 16:08

No comment - you're looking at your tax money being squandered there.
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Post by DaveS on 8th May 2009, 16:09

LeRoy Olivier wrote:No comment - you're looking at your tax money being squandered there.

..and yours! Wink

..but then again, your tax money is my tax money!! Shocked Shocked

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Post by DaveS on 8th May 2009, 16:11

damn - I am paying my tax and government workers tax!!!

Makes it even more of a drain on my finances!!!! Sad Sad Sad

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Post by LeRoy Olivier on 8th May 2009, 16:11

Ok - Our (Collectively) Tax Money.
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Re: Roadies vs GSs

Post by dakardrix on 8th May 2009, 16:38

Back to the topic.... friend of Jamie...? tongue



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Post by Tony R on 8th May 2009, 16:42

I could see Jamie doing that. In fact he did, slightly smaller river but a river nevertheless.

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