This morning I got the KLR back after its service at CyTech. As usual Ray Muller and his son Donovan had a few surprises in store. I saw a cable running from the engine to the handle bars without any logical use. They attached a second clutch cable parallel to the present one so that one can install it within minutes should the old one break.
Again I realised what the value is of experience. Those two travelled many thousands of kilometers in Africa. They know what works. The only new ‘gadget’ on the bike are two water containers attached to the back of the side panniers. If all goes well I want to venture deeper into the Nubian desert. Any extra water would help a lot.
Normally CyTech is flooded with BMW’s standing around. This morning there were only KLR’s. There were two KLR that were fitted and upgraded to the fullest. They looked mean!
The ride through the CBD of Johannesburg to the Park Station was relaxed. I saw quite a lot of cars and taxi’s with the South African flag. One could feel the vibe building up to the 2010 FIFA championships.
The Park Station was a surprise. it was clean, neat, functioning with friendly staff. It took only a few minutes to get the KLR onto the train and tied up. Saturday at 15:15 it should arrive in Cape Town.
One week and two days …