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    Senior Member Mr.Paynter's Avatar
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    Finally, a brief introduction.

    Hello,

    I have been a lurker for a very, very long time, and I am finally saying hi from Durban, South Africa.
    I have wanted a Tdub for a long time, and have been through a few other bikes and a whole bunch of reasons why I couldn't just yet.

    Needless to say, I am finally getting the Tdub after years of lurking and reading.
    I am picking up a new 2013, which I should get the week after next (I am away all of next week unfortunately) and whilst I know they are trail bikes I am going to hollow-mod mine over some time as budget allows and use it for my 4 mile one-way daily commute and some other, around town riding. I have been infatuated with the idea for some time, but have recently been tempted all the more by a friend-of-a-friends' Hollow-mod which I had the pleasure of taking for a spin around our offices' parking lot a while back

    The friend-of-a-friends' ride which didnt help my infatuation.
    IMG-20130413-WA005.jpg

    I will ride her as is for a while yet though, and whilst we here in South Africa dont have a lot of trail-riding areas, I think I will taker her up Sani Pass which is a 4x4/motorcycle-only dirt road up a mountain side to the South Africa/Lesotho border.

    Other than that I will be trawling the forums for more info and advice as I go, and I will start a build thread once I get going.
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    Finally picked up a Tdub...

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    Welcome to the forum Mr. Paynter! Your friend has a nice looking bike, you are going to enjoy having one. As you already know, there is lots of good info here and helpful folks!

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    welcome to the forum, we've had a few so africans on here, though not many still active. there's lots to learn on here, a lot of knowledgable folks willing to share. i've learned a lot.

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    Thanks guys!

    @Joe - It really is hey, we're really lucky.
    Finally picked up a Tdub...

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    Greetings and welcome.
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    Welcome and Congrats! Looking forward to your build thread!
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    Thanks guys!
    Finally picked up a Tdub...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Paynter View Post
    Hello,

    I have been a lurker for a very, very long time, and I am finally saying hi from Durban, South Africa.
    I have wanted a Tdub for a long time, and have been through a few other bikes and a whole bunch of reasons why I couldn't just yet.

    Needless to say, I am finally getting the Tdub after years of lurking and reading.
    I am picking up a new 2013, which I should get the week after next (I am away all of next week unfortunately) and whilst I know they are trail bikes I am going to hollow-mod mine over some time as budget allows and use it for my 4 mile one-way daily commute and some other, around town riding. I have been infatuated with the idea for some time, but have recently been tempted all the more by a friend-of-a-friends' Hollow-mod which I had the pleasure of taking for a spin around our offices' parking lot a while back

    The friend-of-a-friends' ride which didnt help my infatuation.
    IMG-20130413-WA005.jpg

    I will ride her as is for a while yet though, and whilst we here in South Africa dont have a lot of trail-riding areas, I think I will taker her up Sani Pass which is a 4x4/motorcycle-only dirt road up a mountain side to the South Africa/Lesotho border.

    Other than that I will be trawling the forums for more info and advice as I go, and I will start a build thread once I get going.
    Don't know if you have seen this link, there are 16 pages of hollow mods, might be helpful for some ideas for you.

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    Enjoy!

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    @littletommy - Wow thanks!

    I am back from my trip and picking up my TW tomorrow, I cannot wait, my current ride, a 2005 Yamaha SR250 has almost 100 000 miles and is just plain tired!
    I cannot wait to be on something a little fresher!
    Finally picked up a Tdub...

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    Aaaand so I've just had my Tdub dropped off!
    Super stoked with her, I cannot wait to run her in, get the 1st service out of the way and then start modding here and there.
    Finally picked up a Tdub...

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