Snapshot: sanDRina Rebuilt in Nairobi

6 August 2012


Getting ready to hit the road again and big thanks to Milan Shah for helping me out with sanDRina’s rebuild. We’ve been working on her for the past three weeks and she feels like a new bike now! Lots of major and minor things were done, such as: fitting new spark plug thread inserts on the engine, reconditioning the piston and rings, rebuilding the carburetor, replacing most of the bearings, installing a new rear wheel hub and spokes, installing a new air horn, fitting a new braking system, rebuilding the suspension, welding a crack in the frame, painting the fenders, fixing a loose exhaust, replacing rusted bolts, installing new highway pegs, mounting a new rear tire and giving her a thorough washing 😀 Big thanks also to my friends in Nairobi who acted as human couriers and brought me back tonnes of parts and gear from the US and the UK 🙂 Countdown to departure has started. Right now the plan is to leave Nairobi next week but that’s subject to change and pending my South African visa. Have to pack and close up my life in Nairobi this week…