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    Got to try out the neck tube yesterday! Click image for larger version. 

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    Never try to teach a pig to sing, it wastes your time and annoys the pig. 

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    And here it is...
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    Never try to teach a pig to sing, it wastes your time and annoys the pig. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by kickstandsup View Post
    Got to try out the neck tube yesterdatv! Click image for larger version. 

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    The weather seems to be nice

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    Now for some training.......

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    Noraly has her neck tubes back in stock, under the "shop" button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMeteor View Post
    posted up new vid yesterday after a break...
    Wow,,,,,,,,,,, Johannesburg in a Pandemic, no one will ever say she doesn't have sprit and tenacity,,. Although she wouldn't say, if circumstances permit, I would think she will try and do the continent,,.

    Be interesting to see what she comes up with for a bike, it will be her 3rd unless she sold the Honda, quite a surprise move in any event I will likely perk her audience up as well!!

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    Itchy Boots bought a used 2013 Honda CRF250L (see minute 8) that appears to be in good condition. I hope she finds a couple of gas cans to carry with her during her travels. I don't think those bikes have a very big gas tank. And I really want to see how she is going to pack all of her stuff on that little skinny Honda: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNIMbTMsbXQ
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    Ya I thought it was a 450? I see it is a 250,,,,Obviously her experience with the smaller dirt bikes she was training on has rubbed off,,. Might be a bit of a hint as to what she plans on doing on future episodes, I don't see her riding this thing any distance on public roads or for longer hours,,. 1.6 gals,,,,37.8 seat height and only 237 lbs, just abought half of the 500X,,.

    I don't think its an coincidence or accident she bought this,,. Obviously she's headed off the beaten path,,.

    Nice job tweaking the viewer interest,,!!

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    Ya I thought it was a 450? I see it is a 250,,,,Obviously her experience with the smaller dirt bikes she was training on has rubbed off,,. Might be a bit of a hint as to what she plans on doing on future episodes, I don't see her riding this thing any distance on public roads or for longer hours,,. 1.6 gals,,,,37.8 seat height and only 237 lbs, just abought half of the 500X,,.

    I don't think its an coincidence or accident she bought this,,. Obviously she's headed off the beaten path,,.

    Nice job tweaking the viewer interest,,!!
    Was thinking the same with the gas tank size....cannot be venturing too far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMeteor View Post
    Was thinking the same with the gas tank size....cannot be venturing too far.
    So another episode, and a few more clues,. She has mentioned that she will be doing mostly dirt hence her choice which she had already researched,,.
    Will think she will need to add fuel capacity, skid plate and I presume a windscreen is not an option,,. Top speed 130 km/h (80 mph) & I incorrectly posted the wrong seat height and weight,,. Its actually 34.4 in and 322 curb wt,,. 24.4 HP ,,.
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    Having previously visited Johannesburg, her visit was not reminiscent of mine in the least,,. She did a very smart job of navigating what is considered by many to be rough place to navigate,,. I trust the journeys in South Africa (which may include 5 countries) will be equally as successful for her, and interesting for the rest of us?

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    As I see it right now, her practical range is about 100 miles, before she will need to look for a gas station. Do you think she will find a gas station every 100 miles along dirt roads in SA? Noraly will definitely need to carry extra fuel, but how and where? Perhaps she could find a set of small saddlebags that can be thrown over the fuel tank, although that tank surface is sure small and not very level.
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    Might need to find crash bars and skid plate,,. She can attach those Rotopax's fuel cells to the crash bars, down low,,. Need a skid plate for off the beaten path, to easy to punch a hole in the underside in the middle of no where,,. Also , I'm wondering if camping will be on the agenda?

    She's smart, she will order this stuff and show up when it arrives down the road at some point, it takes weeks for this stuff to come in,.

    You can see she's chomping at the bit to get riding, its in her DNA,,!!

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    Here is Itchy Boot's first ride in South Africa. So far, so good. She sure managed to pack a lot of stuff on that little bike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xdxq83940X8
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    Her enthusiasm is great to listen to.

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    Here is the latest Itchy Boots episode. She is now riding around South Africa and in this educational video she visits an interesting geological feature, the Blyde River Canyon.



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    Here is a new Itchy Boots episode that will keep you on the edge of your seat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKi_vUz0sJ8
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    Ya, she's getting pretty good,. Don't think she would have got either of her other bikes up that mtn,,. Don't see her saying much abought the gas range or the seat,,. Actually she commented that she has adapted quite well to the seat,,,,, thats at least one of the difference between being 33 and much, much older,,!!

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    Itchy Boots tackles another pass. This time with all of her luggage. But this one was not nearly as tough as the last one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgN4Cdn2qRg
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    I have to give her credit. On the way down you could see how steep the grades were and how loose the rock was. Not sure I would have completed that. At least not without dropping the bike a few times. Takes good management of clutch, throttle and inertia on the climb.
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    I subscribed to Noraly when she was in the middle of Nowherestan in Central Asia. She's made me put places on my bucket list. Like Norway. OMG.
    The next day after watching her do Sani Pass, the creepy YouTube AI dropped this in my feed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EuLNj4Wh4o Damn, she's hard-core...

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