Africa Blog

The Ride to Half a Million Miles

Zambesi Motorrad

When I visited Kruger National Park  I had a nice chat with the owner James of Elephant Walk Accommodations,  who to my great surprise had my bike washed ( Thanks again!!) while I was in the park.   We talked about traveling Africa on a BMW bike and he mentioned an up coming trip on a R1200GS.  I mentioned the troubles I was having with the oil cap leak and how something so simple could cause such a mess.    James said you must visit my friends at Zambesi BMW in Pretoria.

   He was right,  this was a first class dealership all the way around.  The staff was fantastic.   I meet with Udo who went out of his way to attend to me and show me around the place.   Udo took several pictures of my odometer having a hard time believe my GS was about to turn 500k.   I also had a great time talking to some of the local customers and urging them to come to my part of the world for some adventure.

   I bought fresh o-ring seals and ordered a new oil cap.