So what does “Gou-gou leen se moer” mean?
According to google translate, “soon borrows her nut”. Not exactly a Pulitzer-worthy translation, so I asked some Afrikaans speaking locals.
“Well, it means something like ‘quick borrowing is bad/a swearword'”, which did not make more sense to me. They explained – it is not seen as a good thing to ask “may I just borrow this quickly”, the reason being that the owners of the thing-to-be-borrowed-quickly are afraid they will never get it back. So presumably it means something like “Quickly borrow this ? My ass!”
Then they added: “Here we have a ‘rule’ that there are two things you never lend to someone else: your wife and your bike.”
I will refrain from judgment here. And you? Better refrain from asking any of the locals if you can quickly borrow their Harley.
So here is the gallery – enjoy mean motors, wicked vintage, and shiny shiznit (click on the pics so see them fullscreen/with captions etc):