Author Topic: Sani guidance please  (Read 696 times)

April 26, 2016, 11:28:41 AM
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Wasp

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Will be close to Sani in June with 2012 xs auto. Done Sani with bike three years ago. Is it worth it with the ongoing road construction and if yes what tire pressure would be best? Vehicle not loaded, just 2 passengers and tire size 225/55/17. Advice woul be appreciated

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April 26, 2016, 10:49:46 PM
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Stev0

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Do it anyway. I suggest pressures between 1.8 and 1.6 bar.
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April 28, 2016, 02:02:13 PM
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Do it anyway. I suggest pressures between 1.8 and 1.6 bar.

Thank you Steve!

May 11, 2016, 07:59:31 AM
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Agreed. Do it before its all tar, still stunning to do.


Take a drive up to black mountain while you there, it's all new tar now anyway but increases your chance of snow with the increase in altitude. 

Last time we went ( last year ) sani top was cold and rainy, 15 mins up the road and we git fresh falling snow, was awesome.
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May 11, 2016, 11:28:17 AM
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Was there July 2014 and definitely well worth it. Stunning views!!

It wasn't nearly as scary or difficult as I thought it would be but then it was dry on the day.
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May 11, 2016, 04:21:24 PM
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They've graded it so well now you can do it in mostly anything
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May 20, 2016, 02:19:47 PM
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I did Sani Pass on the 5th of May, but I came from the Lesotho side and just went down the pass.
The road is in good condition, not really a challenge unless you have a fear of heights. There was a guy with a Kuga coming up past me, which is basically a front wheel drive car.
Snow and ice will be a different story. I left my tyres at 2 Bar as I was just going down, but you should be fine going up fully inflated.

The road from Fouriesburg over Lesotho to Sani Top is all tar, most of it looks brand new.

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May 20, 2016, 02:20:57 PM
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May 23, 2016, 07:18:23 PM
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Thank you, really looking forward to it. will also do a trip to Afriski. know its a bit early but on my way back from Comrades so cost is marginal.