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    Quote Originally Posted by simondippenhall View Post
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    So finally after three rollercoaster days the GS seems to be working well despite the need for a new TPS.

    Most of these guys were working for the last 2-3 days to get the bike running and they achieved that. And they ended up doing it for a modest amount despite Angola’s high cost economy!

    So a shout out for Romolo and all the team at Wilson Martins in Luanda Sul - they have had the bike in pieces more than once as they worked to tune it!

    Still a Hall sensor to fit once I have a TPS...but that’s for another day!


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    Excellent, sounds like a good result. Route from there?

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    I spent a happy few hours yesterday reading this. Great trip report, and I hope you get moving again soon.

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    Thanks Quinten. Did you manage to catch the earlier instalments? (Gael warnings in West Africa).

    Jock: we will take the coast road towards Lobito if we can.


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    As it said in the closing lines of the film 'Best Exotic Marygold Hotel' ... if I remember correctly

    "If it hasn't worked out for the best, then maybe it's not finished working out yet'

    Good one Simon
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    Thanks is Micky but it’s Jim who is the calm and technically competent one of the Dynamic Duo

    We had a pleasant ride down the coast from Luanda, ending up in Port Amboin. We decided to k ixk off early so we could enjoy the beach.
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    So far both bikes running well today

    First order of business after finding lodgings was for me to send my smiley Moto boot off for gluing



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    Thanks Luke. I contacted them through FB at 12:30 and they already confirmed they have a TPS for me

    Meanwhile it seems the boot repairer does house calls:
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    I explained I didn't want it stitches on as would let water in, bs then we headed to the beach opposite the hotel




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    Quote Originally Posted by simondippenhall View Post
    Thanks Quinten. Did you manage to catch the earlier instalments? (Gael warnings in West Africa).
    Starting it now! I'm laid up ill at home, unable to do anything bike related except read about other people's adventure. It's keeping me sane while daytime TV tries to send me mad.

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    A few pictures of our route today from Luanda to Porto Amboim. Some great trees and by the roadside giving welcome shade. Inevitably a motorbike disappearing into the distance. Great to see the GS running well.

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    Some dried fish at our stop half way and people seeking shade where they can find it. The sea was never far away and as we went further south the land turned from green to brown.

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    Porto Amboim was a great place to stop with great beaches, scary crabs, fishermen doing their stuff offshore and the obligatory sunset.

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