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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-07-2009, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hi from sunny South Africa

This is my first time as a member on a forum such as this, but since I can't seem to keep my mouth shut about how smile-enducing my V is (2008 Ebony) and will tell anyone who is willing (or not willing) to listen, I thought I'll give the forum a shot.

I live in near Cape Town and loved the Versys since I saw it on the trading floor of a local dealer in February this year. By March it was mine and I have NO regrets.

Today I did a 100km+ ride on a motorway and slipped through a tiny space between two cars at 120km/h then, in top, rolled on to 180km/h+. Watching the scenery tear past I thought: Damn, I got to tell somebody.

So here I am, giving it a shot...

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-08-2009, 05:35 AM
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Scorp,

I think you have now upped the users from SA to... hmm.... 4? Mebbe?

Ride safe dude, with the weather slowly warming up here in CT the riding is just getting better!

Just watch out for the grey riders on the highways, haven't seen one yet, but heard a few reports about them.

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Welcome aboard Scorp...Good ridin to ya...

If I new what I was doing, I wouldn't still be working
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-09-2009, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Bob

Thanks, have seen one of those grey riders at the side of the N2 writing a ticket... Where did you get your avatar pic? Its Skulduggery Pleasant isn't it?

I saw that a couple of people on the forum came from SA, 3 CT 1 PTA, I think.

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Greets,

spot on, it's Skulduggery

I read alot of fantasy fiction, my wife get's upset when I go to Exclusives cause I refuse to buy only one book, I normally walk out with a series

Decided to give Skulduggery a go the one day when there was no other series that sounded good. Was quite impressed actually, for a "kids" book it is very good and fun to read... reads a bit quick though

My normal avatar is a very good pencil drawn Death and his scythe I found long ago on the interwebs, but old Skulduggery caught my fancy as well.

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-12-2009, 10:10 AM
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hey, welcome. I am also here.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-12-2009, 11:48 AM
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Safe ride mate.

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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-12-2009, 12:34 PM
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Hi Scorp42

Fellow CT-based V rider here.. got the black one too.. the coolest! Hope to see you on the road somewhere soon, otherwise we may have to organize a chat over a beer some time.

Welcome!

"Only dead fish go with the flow"
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When do you guys think the 2010 V wil be available in SA?
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Scorp42: hi, welcome to the forum....
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Hi Scorp42,

, and Have a Great Time Riding....

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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-13-2009, 08:32 AM
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Hi, I see CT seems to be well represented. I'm from FS, more specifically Bloem. Not too many SA members on this forum, but on the other hand not that many V's on the road around here (in the FS at least). Got myself the 09 model in Candy Burnt Orange about a month ago. Feel free to drop me a line or message if you ever come to this part of the country!!
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-13-2009, 09:11 AM
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Centurion. Was going to loose to much money selling in US compared to shipping back to SA. So I shipped and still (since Feb09) waiting form my plates. Man SA rocks. NOT!

Did you guys see the new emplem to be used by the SA government?

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Howzit Zonkelnut, am also based in Centurion You gonna go to the Zwartkop track day this sunday? registration starts at 7:30 last entries 9:00 first race 09:30 four groups to ride in. cheers H
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Hammer, I like the yellow. Did not know SA had yellow V's. No I am not going. I mainly use Baton Rouge for adventure riding and commuting to work. Not so keen on the speed thing. Think I am scared a bit. Did do some track days at Pakisa and Kayalami a few years ago and it was big fun and lots of learning. I think the guys name was Quintin but I forgot his company name.

But so by the way, I do not know if you know the Wilddog forum hosted here SA? They have a bunch of V riders. Got their annual get together in Nov. Just shout if you want their forum address. It is Duel Purpose people with 98% weekend warriors on BM's and KTM's but every here and there a V.
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