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    Cornshield Road Trip 2017

    Yes, I'm back on the road again for the 3rd year in a row. . . .

    The only concern at the moment is that my bike is not running perfectly, after searching for 3 weeks it looks like the cause of the problem is a faulty CDI, and I cannot wait for a month for Yamaha South Africa to import a new one from Japan so I decided to go ahead with the road trip, but I'm taking it easy with the bike.

    Why did I go ahead with my road trip? I've been looking forward to this for the whole year and the problem is small enough for me to handle at the moment.

    A new coil and spark plug cap improved the performance but my bike is still hesitating lightly when I'm cruising, the upside is that around 6000 - 6500 rpm the bike goes fine with about 80-90% power delivery, so I stay in that range when cruising which means that I travel at about 60 - 70 mph with my 15/42 sprocket combination which is OK with me

    I had a very busy year so I decided to start my road trip at the same place where I went last year because this is the ideal place to unwind, so I travelled the 230 miles to Amphitheatre Backpackers which took me about 5 1/2 hours with more than an hour in the driving rain with a lovely strong crosswind blowing over the road.



    Upon arrival I was pleasantly surprised to find a group of 8 bikers from Durban on a weekend getaway and as usual they were astonished that there is someone who is actually touring with a TW200

    1 Yamaha Super Tenere, 1 KTM and 6 BMW's in total





    Early this morning the guys had to start packing and head back home





    In the meantime yours truly had 3 mugs of coffee and 2 mugs of tea (no joke) to recover from the previous day and to look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed again . . .

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    Mooi, man! (South African for “nice, man!” or “well done, man!).
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    Go Corn Go!!
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    Your going to have to pee!!!! A lot!!!!



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    Tom - Just imagine working a 12 hour shift where you are working in a busy restaurant, then go home and try to get 5 hours of sleep, then get up and work non stop for 4 hours trying to fix your bike and to pack for the road trip at the same time and then to get onto the bike for 5 1/2 hours hoping you will make it to your destination before night and praying the bike will make it all the way. . .

    What do you get? A severely dehydrated person waking up the next morning!
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    Sounds like you deserve a well earned rest.
    Best wishes for the CDI to hold up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornelis View Post
    Tom - Just imagine working a 12 hour shift where you are working in a busy restaurant, then go home and try to get 5 hours of sleep, then get up and work non stop for 4 hours trying to fix your bike and to pack for the road trip at the same time and then to get onto the bike for 5 1/2 hours hoping you will make it to your destination before night and praying the bike will make it all the way. . .

    What do you get? A severely dehydrated person waking up the next morning!
    Oh I understand you being dehydrated. Not sure 3 mugs of coffee and two mugs of tea is what the doctor would have ordered though!


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    Cornelis and the five cup challenge

    I have to ask, after those five cups that morning just how far down the road did you get before dashing into the bushes?

    Also, it probably didn’t bother you too much that the petrol tank required frequent stops on the way north.
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    I had my 5 cups after the long trip bro, and I'm travelling South not North!

    After a tough year I'm using this first week just to unwind and relax and the only work I'm doing is on my tan which is non-existent at the moment.

    Laying next to the pool or on a comfortable sofa with a good book is my main activity

    What book am I reading? What I saw at the revolution by Peggy Noonan, wow, really a fascinating book, I'm enjoying every page!

    Check out the the lovely scenery

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