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michnus last won the day on September 15 2017

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  1. I had the same issue with that App @Eric Hall so I am using the one you are using but it as ugly as sin as it is too big. Will see if there is one that is better looking when posted. As for # and copy cats, the copy and paste pages seems to have less engagement and have somehow started to fall in popularity. I think also the ones that just start up to monetize later on capitalize on other people's efforts will have not have it as easy anymore. XLADV will have to keep posting good content not just photos to keep growing and show to be community supportive.
  2. Uganda is absolute amazing!!!! One of our top 5 countries ever travelled. We planned a week there and nearly stayed two months. The USA was really our biggest surprise. I swear I was more scared to ride the USA than Sudan or Turkana route. People and friends really told me not to speak to cops and have Elsebie talk to them as they will throw my ass in jail for doing or saying something stupid. And it is true the fu((ing media is the worst a$$holes in the world doing the most damage to the image of countries. I have zero time for them and will keep on writing articles to tell people to go to places. I ask many overlanders why they do not go through Africa and all are too chicken shit scared. Africa is not a walk in the park but it is a wonderful adventure travel destination and one of the last proper RAW experiences. South America - Ushaia is a holiday.
  3. If we do the work group it has to be a group effort. Meaning people have to do their bit to go post on the post people make. @Eric Hall is the only one that post a lot more than the others which might become an issue for some. But then also the only reason doing a group is to increase followers and get engagement up. If that is not important then it is not worth doing this. If you guys and girls wants to do this we make a message group on Insta and once you posted you share the post to that group. We comment on the post and like the post and like the comment post. So it is easy to sit at one go and see where you commented and where not. Unfortunately now with the new Insta algorithms it is about the only way to grow a following other than the normal way.
  4. Man your photos are stunning I liked it since the 1st one you posted way back of your bike in the dunes and you had one in snow.
  5. Agree with you 100% on FB and on the BS. Instagram at least is just fun and although not needing too much brain power it is much nicer to follow and see the people you really enjoy following. @Eric Hall we can try that, it will cost nothing and not much effort. You can start a group in Insta and send one of your post as the group and we can just comment on it. And everytime someone do a post they can send the post the group to comment on. I only do 3 post a week so won't spam the place up.
  6. Absolutely Eric that is the sad part of whatever de F they want to achieve with their software decision. I know the group comment posting works well. Heard it from other groups, but you have to have a group that will work at it. But that it works is true.
  7. Instagram's brain is loosing it. I thought @Eric Hall was just busy with the Baja rally to post much on XLadv. Because I haven't seen a lot of XLadv post lately. Here and there the odd one but not as often as I remember his regular feed. Go look now and there's a load of post that for sure did not come up on my feed. All I can think is Insta / FB algorithms is not working for me or working properly. I know you can set a page to notify you when they post but this means I will have to set quite a few to make sure I see their post.
  8. Okay apprantly this case the bike went over a cliff in Lesotho!
  9. Don't know what happened
  10. The market for 2wheel RV's is still the dominant one and growing.
  11. I think KTM will always be the only brand with proper suspension. For the rest I have made peace with it that I have do upgrade suspension on whatever bike I buy. The stock is just not up to the task.
  12. That's a lot of force to transfer, funny how the wheel got destroyed and the suspension did not help soak up the force and even the tyre still looks inflated. Even the top supporting arm is not bend and that thing always bend first when you hit a rud or gully hard.
  13. http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/honda/more-adventure-worthy-honda-africa-twin-on-the-way.htmlPatent designs suggest larger fuel tank for CRF1000L Africa TwinA new, more adventure-focused version of the Honda Africa Twin may be on its way, offering more off-road capability and a larger fuel tank. The new model may make its debut in a couple of weeks at EICMA as a 2018 model. It will likely be based on the Africa Twin Adventure Sports Concept (pictured above) that was shown off in early 2016.Evidence of this new variant comes to us via design patents filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office for a new fuel tank and tail side cover. While the patents don’t mention what motorcycle they will below to, the designs show a clear similarity with the current Africa Twin. Maurizio Carbonara, the designer of the Africa Twin, is listed as one of the designers of these two new patents, further establishing the connection to the AT.The new fuel tank design looks very much like the current CRF1000L Africa Twin’s tank, having the same sloping angle and the bulges on either side where it would meet the AT’s fairing.To illustrate the difference in the fuel tank shape, we overlaid the overhead view of the tank design onto the current Africa Twin in the animated gif below. While we don’t know exactly how much larger the new tank is, we were able to make an approximation based on the size of the filler cap. By our estimation, the rear of the new fuel tank closest to the seat has a similar width as previous, but the sides flare out much wider.The tail side panel design also has a clear similarity to the current Africa Twin. Notice the two openings for the luggage attachment points and the cut-out for the passenger grab rail; they are almost identical to the current Africa Twin’s tail section.The big difference comes at the front which runs longer than the panel on the current model and would likely cover the Africa Twin’s rear subframe. The Adventure Sports Concept also had longer panels on its tail (see below), but the placement of the mounting hole and seat lock opening are not in the same place, which tells us these designs are for a new motorcycle and not the older concept model.The new tail panels would suggest other changes to the tail and/or seat, perhaps a flatter one-piece seat design like the one on the concept instead of the two-piece seat on the current Africa Twin. Other changes we expect include crash bars, a stronger bash plate, a higher exhaust and knobbier tires.As for the name, Japanese publication Young Machine has floated the name “CRF1000LB” for a potential”Big Tank” version of the Africa Twin. Young Machine reports the CRF1000LB will be unveiled at EICMA, and the timing of the patent designs lead us to the same conclusion.Motorcycle.com will be in Milan for Honda’s EICMA presentation, and we’ll have more information as it becomes available.
  14. I dont understand did the spokes corrode? What is erosion red?
  15. I was a bit stupid when I started Insta, was like a kid in a candy store, so many nice blogs I could not stop following them. Also pages outside of the Adv community. But I always tried to follow back the guys and girls who have nice pages and made and effort to post good quality stuff. But then Facebook got Insta and decided we have to be forced to see what their algorithms decide I want to see. It was a bugger up, as I would not see the ones I really wanted to see. This last few weeks I decided it was time to clean house, also, I had enough of repost pages that I tag and often they never respond to anything so I stop tagging them and I will eventually unfollow them, I see no need to look or follow them otherwise. Also unfollowed many who post one or two bike shots and the rest is kids and cats, I ain't wanna see all those photos. Not my thing There are some nice NASA space pages, photography, cars and bike site to follow I will post some i follow.