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My-Bike-Story


1955 -  my 1st Bike - and the last one for the next 36 years


1991 - this rented bike on Phuket island turned me into a "REBORN BIKER"

1991 - Phuket Island - my 2nd  own bike -  after 36 years  ! !
 

1992 - Thailand bike tour. The missus cum pack-mule
 

1992 - Thailand - bridge river Kwai.

 

whilst living in Thailand,  when my  Suzuki was in for repairs, I  borrowed a Vmax.
After riding the Max for a day I said " When I'm back in SA I want a Vmax"

the Vmax story
2002 - 22 October 2006


2002 - road to Nagle Dam

2002 - road to Nagle Dam

2004 - Durban North-Pier

2004

Improvements
2002 - 22 October 2006


Fork Brace
 

Cruising-Pegs - Boere patent pending -

Double-Hose Front Brake Master Cylinder

Raised Aluminium Foot-Peg Brackets

22 October 2006
the Accident damage

sorry no pic of the damaged exhaust pipe yet
what would have happened to my face if I had worn a PISS-POT ? ?

January 2007
a Reborn Mr Max . . .
Have A Looky . . .


Funky Levers. BENEFITS...? They don't break when you drop your bike. YOU WANT PROOF?....LOOKY at my accident Pix

Carl's Clamps. Fitted May 2007


 
whilst at the bike shop to repair the accident damage, I took  the opportunity to have the following improvements made to Mr Max:
*Slash-Cut Pipes (copied from Exactrep pipe)
*Sissy Bar  -  *Bigger Windscreen  -  *Luggage Rack, attached to Sissy Bar (copied Dok Dokter's Rack)

Improvements
Feb 2007 - June 2010

This loud Air Horn..... fitted may 2010..... really makes a difference to make my presence heard in awkward traffic situations. The Air Intake Cover I made from the bottom of an alluminium Pot my wife threw away The Belly Pan was fitted some time in 2009 after our 4th Odyssey Gathering
The Oil Pressure Gauge I fitted really has put my mind at rest in respect of an Engine Blow-Out due to the oil pressure suddenly dropping because of an O-ring fealure
april 2010
apr 2008
Latest Decals and added some Gold Paint to Mr MAX

1st Durban Breakfast Run

Our Vmax Odyssey Gatherings Badges

the Metal Rally-Badge on my Max Carl Talbot had  the same idea and fitted his Badge on the side-plate of his radiator r My whole Metal Badge collection from the 1st to the 4th Gathering
Latest Pix
Starting at The Top

Having lunch with Brian Davies at Gateway, Umhlanga Rocks. S.A.
may 2010

Showing Off Our New Group Colours
apr 2008

The Harley Club - JJ Memorial ride to Greytown
mar 2007


Dirk - the most beautiful member of the club. Ready for a make-over

 

Hans Knop - the only  Harley club member with a Vmax - SHAME !!

 

Nagel Dam

 
                 TAfrican PRESS LAUNCH at the Tarlton Drag Racing Tra

The Max about to be unveiled

OLD& NEW

YAMAHA'S test rider

vJet Power

Mike de Vos & Hans Knop

Hans Knop

The nice guest house owners and their beautiful children

At the guest house.......
Packed .....ready to go home

Parked in front of the Estcourt Shell Ultra City for lunch

 


Judges Concourse d' Elegance  scrutinizing the Maxes

SEA-VIEW at the BUSH TAVERN - UMDLOTI
with Kite-Surfers up-front and Ships anchored at the horizon

At the BUSH TAVERN - UMDLOTI...........our  final destination of the Scenic Ride
Hans & Marlies enjoying the sea-breeze. The photographer being caught in the act Damien Wood - Hans & Marlies Knop Entrance to the venue
Hans testing the Ice-cream at the Braai Just talking Vmaxes Beer drinking Competition.
LtoR. Michael Wood, Andre Blignaut & Brett Nicholas

Michael Wood at Krantzkloof Gorge

 

LtoR Roger Wilson, Rob Nicholas  & Hans Knop  Krantzkloof Gorge our Prettiest Members are in the Pic and the not so beautiful Rugby Addicts are hiding behind their TV Screens Scenic Ride briefing Hans proudly unveiling the new Banner
ROGER & JANENE WILSON
They have Participated in all our 4 Gatherings
and always brought a lot of their Buddies of the Wheels Club with them as well .....! ! ! !
Our Group Colours Mike Wood entertaining us with his Balancing Acts The Wood family
Andre says: I shower once a week only but wash my Max every day Our Concourse Winner up front The Wood's bikes have arrived Jim's naughty Rear-End

Hans congratulating Michael Wood, the winner of the Beer drinking competition
 TO SEE MORE PIX OF THE EVENT CLICK HERE

 


2005 - our grandson Collin on his Proto-Type Vmax

2002 -  me and my mate in  the "Photo Studio"

may 2016
Admiring #230Rupert Meyer's Great Looking Vmax at the Durban Point Yacht Club

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