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Title: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: Wolfmother on October 25, 2012, 10:17:12 am
Lightweight, barely road legal bikes capable of travelling far and off the beaten track. Post any pics but better yet post your own.

(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0017/7152/products/IMG_1432.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XwdF0L7wpaw/UBWOR_mzM7I/AAAAAAAABG8/BIxM6_2FyDY/s1600/DSC00923+%281%29_thumb%5B17%5D.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1oGRt0n0Z0k/UG27Vrl0rdI/AAAAAAAAA6s/VTJkQXrRUK0/s1600/Matt%27s+Trip+2012+013.JPG)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_v702Yy3Frts/TOXCZARmLeI/AAAAAAAAADs/ct9eKJcj37I/s1600/791487240_JvLSs-X3.jpg)

(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq19/teamoatmealpie/DSCF0185.jpg)

(http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=247903&stc=1&d=1296852568)

(http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz282/IronmanDS/Single%20Track/Wildwood%20400/Plumas%20Circumnavigator/Ironman%20Dual%20Sport/CIMG0091-1.jpg)

(http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx251/StoveyBuzzard/Montana%201000%20Rally/100webresized.jpg)

(http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-jLX6k75/0/L/i-jLX6k75-L.jpg)

(http://i836.photobucket.com/albums/zz282/IronmanDS/Single%20Track/Wildwood%20400/Plumas%20Circumnavigator/Ironman%20Dual%20Sport/CIMG0319-1.jpg)

(http://yodogsmith.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Local-Rides/Bachelor-Anything-Goes-Tour/i-XwHnXRz/0/L/IMG0817-L.jpg)

(http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp98/imgoin/2009%20TAT/P8290883.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3L38rh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/DOsW0h.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/UnJvYh.jpg)
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: Operator on October 25, 2012, 11:04:12 am


Like this ?  Djebel 250 XC in southern Namibia ?

(http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=37259.0;attach=63643;image)
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: Road Hog on October 25, 2012, 01:01:16 pm
Namibia - Henties to Palmwag to Kamanjab
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: darthvader on November 05, 2012, 03:03:07 pm
Beaten and off the track...

(http://i.imgur.com/drmJD.jpg)
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: Gary M on November 06, 2012, 09:43:30 am
What KTM is that first one! I want one  :)
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: domstes on November 06, 2012, 11:09:34 am
What KTM is that first one! I want one  :)

Most probably a 525 EXC that was pimped for adventure rides.
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: adv on November 06, 2012, 12:08:42 pm


Like this ?  Djebel 250 XC in southern Namibia ?

(http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=37259.0;attach=63643;image)

daai is mos nou n fiets!
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: Wolfmother on November 06, 2012, 12:12:39 pm
What KTM is that first one! I want one  :)

Most probably a 525 EXC that was pimped for adventure rides.

Yip.

(http://wachs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Giant-loop-09-Nevada-Daves/IMG1008/584241429_qd54E-XL.jpg)

(http://wachs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Giant-loop-09-Nevada-Daves/IMG0902/578648658_CFchr-XL.jpg)

(http://wachs.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Giant-loop-09-Nevada-Daves/IMG1434/581500745_9GyGg-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: Tommy Transalp on November 06, 2012, 12:17:14 pm
My little Scoot for trailing........
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: Wolfmother on November 06, 2012, 12:22:28 pm
Some more pics: (mostly from http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=641622 and http://www.giantloopmoto.com/)


(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk171/adventure_boy_miller/Print%20shots/045.jpg)

(http://ontheboat.net/gallery2/d/28536-2/P9013942.jpg)

(http://jakbrand.smugmug.com/photos/987046325_WvAT7-L.jpg)

(http://withgusto.smugmug.com/Travel/09-2nd-trip-Pai/P1000567/593448091_gnrYL-M.jpg)

(http://cyb.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Bergs-over-the-Rainbow/i-hvDPVT5/0/XL/IMG6141-XL.jpg)

(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z8/brokowsj/P1010661A.jpg)

(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z8/brokowsj/Idaho%202012/TIDA003.jpg)

Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: arrowfeather on November 06, 2012, 12:26:15 pm
 :drif: :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: adv on November 06, 2012, 12:38:30 pm
Makes sense to use plastic bikes for adv duty in the US.

1. They are cheap
2. Parts are cheap
3. Everything is better in the US :P
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: AlbieK on November 07, 2012, 12:34:32 pm
Ah man this sums it up for me perfectly!! A light bike with a massive fuel tank, easy to work on and can go anywhere with a decent range. I seriously love the idea of small bike touring, why would you want to go fast anyway, you miss all the scenery then.
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: CoolBreeze on November 07, 2012, 01:49:21 pm
Okes, looking at these pic gets me really excited. :ricky:
they are awsome!!
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: wiledog_X on November 07, 2012, 04:34:54 pm
such a pity Yamaha SA doesn't bring the WR250R in..... now that is the bizniz.....  :thumleft:

Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: eikeboom on November 07, 2012, 06:53:22 pm
I like this thread
Functionality is all that counts

 :ricky:   :thumleft:  :ricky:  :thumleft:  :ricky:
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: whitedelight on November 09, 2012, 05:37:40 pm
such a pity Yamaha SA doesn't bring the WR250R in..... now that is the bizniz.....  :thumleft:



Agreed, I would have one in my garage right now.
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: witblitz on November 11, 2012, 07:07:54 pm
Is this what you had in mind?

Sorry about the size, comes from advrider

(http://www.moto-mule.com/cust-me10.jpg)
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: Dorsland on November 11, 2012, 07:41:29 pm
Is this what you had in mind?

Sorry about the size, comes from advrider

(http://www.moto-mule.com/cust-me10.jpg)

Dis nou weer daai Yanks vir jou.  Daar is seker 'n Café Laté masjien,  cable TV, warm kombers, 6 maande se Twinkies, 2 TV remotes, 'n Weber "barbeque", 12 ground beef patties, 'n bergfiets met heart rate monitor en 24 Budweisers in daai klein sleepwaentjie.  Hulle glo mos in die Wild Outdoors en roughing it  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: Dorsland on November 11, 2012, 07:46:49 pm
This is more what we had in mind:

 

Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: OMO on November 11, 2012, 08:31:47 pm
Ah man this sums it up for me perfectly!! A light bike with a massive fuel tank, easy to work on and can go anywhere with a decent range. I seriously love the idea of small bike touring, why would you want to go fast anyway, you miss all the scenery then.

 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: Dogboxelectric on November 11, 2012, 11:40:50 pm
  Been shopping around. Hoping that the Sherco 290 X-ride will be road legal in SA, then there is the CRF250L? And the Kawa KLX250?
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: sidetrack on May 14, 2014, 03:48:10 pm
Nice thread !

My ex 2001 DRZ 440, big bore kit - FCR carb - Talon hubs and Excel rims - Acerbis tank plus many other goodies. Rode just about the whole country on this bike.

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/mordies/DSCF1610.jpg)

2005 KTM 525 dual sported - Acerbis 25L tank, tractor !

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/mordies/IMG_0166.jpg)

1997 DR250SE - bigger Djebel tank fitted light and nimble

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/mordies/DR250/DSCF7601.jpg)

Honda first generation XR250 Baja - doing Baviaans solo years ago before the 1200 and 1190 crowd discovered it  :peepwall:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/SuzDRZ/trail4.jpg)

TE610, bought and sold twice - getting too heavy

(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j220/mordies/DSCF4696_zpsfd727e45.jpg)
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: Wolfmother on May 14, 2014, 03:52:24 pm
Nice thread !

My ex 2001 DRZ 440, big bore kit - FCR carb - Talon hubs and Excel rims - Acerbis tank plus many other goodies. Rode just about the whole country on this bike.

...


 :drif: or should I say  :'(
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: sidetrack on May 14, 2014, 03:54:17 pm
Nice thread !

My ex 2001 DRZ 440, big bore kit - FCR carb - Talon hubs and Excel rims - Acerbis tank plus many other goodies. Rode just about the whole country on this bike.

...


 :drif: or should I say  :'(
Thing is you can chuck 30k on extras for this bike or you could just buy a stock 525 that is better everywhere .... except slighly more oil changes needed  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: alanB on May 14, 2014, 04:26:02 pm
Not quite an enduro bike but close...

(http://africantechnical.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/P1010824_sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: nemodakar on May 14, 2014, 05:22:58 pm
I'll post before Grrrr gets here.
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: MaxThePanda on May 14, 2014, 05:47:56 pm
This is fiddling the rules a little, but this bike is hard to pigeon-hole. It goes everywhere the lighter bikes go, and sits right in-between the 525-class and the 650-class weight-wise:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3793/11929084345_41e8272a8c_o.jpg)
(Here solo on top of the Leeuberg 4x4 trail in the far northern Tankwa.)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3705/11958573763_0a0be5c312_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: westfrogger on May 14, 2014, 05:56:53 pm
 :sip:
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: pietas on May 15, 2014, 08:31:15 am
While not a photo, I love this video clip of lightweight enduro style riding

http://www.youtube.com/v/yhWR5jjGzfM
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: Lem on May 15, 2014, 08:50:14 am
at the moment I can only own one bike, which means that I sort of needs something that can do a bit of everything, although not anything superbly in particular. That's why I currently have a 650 with a comfy seat.

but one day....in my dream garage

I will definitely look at one of these +- 130-150kg machines, and they look really good with camel tanks, airhawk cushion & boomerang style bags.

something like a G450/650 X-challenge/DRZ 400/Husqvarna 250-610cc will do just fine for me.

Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: sidetrack on May 15, 2014, 01:31:46 pm
Not quite an enduro bike but close...

(http://africantechnical.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/P1010824_sm.jpg)
Excluded by the size of that tank  :biggrin: That looks like the route between Dullstroom and Lydenburg ? Scenic route that.
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: alanB on May 15, 2014, 02:20:36 pm
Close... actually sort of the road between Dullstroom and Machadadorp, but then you turn right about halfway along.

And are you saying that photo makes my tank look big? :-\
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: Sláinte Mhaith on May 16, 2014, 10:21:39 am
Would love to get into this type of riding. Do we have enough such type of roads in SA to make a tour of it?

Ideal bike for the Quad4Quads from Jhb to Durban and back.

Sub
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: LoopSoosStroop on May 16, 2014, 11:05:51 am
What a lekker thread, these bikes are my idea of an adventure bike nowadays.

Mine. 115 kg dry weight, air cooled reliability, kick backup, 450-500 km range. Road legal and licensed. Just scratch the nav equipment obviously.

(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s635/vdventpieter/DSC_1031_zps26225c5d.jpg)

(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s635/vdventpieter/DSC_1034_zps73f38c93.jpg)

(http://i1309.photobucket.com/albums/s635/vdventpieter/DSC_1030_zps02fefcc9.jpg)
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: sidetrack on May 16, 2014, 02:48:33 pm
Would love to get into this type of riding. Do we have enough such type of roads in SA to make a tour of it?

Ideal bike for the Quad4Quads from Jhb to Durban and back.

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Believe me when I tell you places like Limpopo alone has hundreds of km's of dirt tracks on it's own. Some is remote with only rural villages you pass here and there but it's awesome riding. Some of it here :

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134175.0 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134175.0)

Just look at the smile factor on smaller bikes !

http://www.youtube.com/v/LC2LWk8P4wQ
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: MaxThePanda on May 17, 2014, 05:49:02 pm
What a lekker thread, these bikes are my idea of an adventure bike nowadays.

Mine. 115 kg dry weight, air cooled reliability, kick backup, 450-500 km range. Road legal and licensed. Just scratch the nav equipment obviously.


And she even does the Amageza!!! Should have something to show off here reeeeeeal soon.  ::)
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: lj111 on May 17, 2014, 06:52:58 pm
What a lekker thread, these bikes are my idea of an adventure bike nowadays.

Mine. 115 kg dry weight, air cooled reliability, kick backup, 450-500 km range. Road legal and licensed. Just scratch the nav equipment obviously.


And she even does the Amageza!!! Should have something to show off here reeeeeeal soon.  ::)

 :sip:
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: Louis Photo on May 18, 2014, 02:44:29 pm
Here's my DRZ, I'll post a new pic when I got the 17l Safari tank I already ordered and paid a deposit on  :)
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: sidetrack on June 20, 2014, 09:45:58 am
Weekend let's ride  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: MaxThePanda on June 20, 2014, 12:20:54 pm
That your new bike?? VERY sweet looking ride!
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: sidetrack on June 20, 2014, 01:17:30 pm
That your new bike?? VERY sweet looking ride!
Nope just a random pic from ADVrider
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: MaxThePanda on June 20, 2014, 01:59:08 pm
Ah, thought that, maybe. Those yanks sure know how to pimp a ride!
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: sidetrack on September 19, 2014, 02:25:59 pm
The new WR's sure looks purty  :drif:
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: boland on September 22, 2014, 10:17:25 am
Weekend let's ride  :peepwall:

Sexyste bike wat ek in 'n lang tyd gesien het...
Title: Re:
Post by: adv on September 22, 2014, 11:57:40 am
Boland... mee man
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: Louis Photo on October 14, 2014, 11:48:24 am
Weekend let's ride  :peepwall:

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: Louis Photo on October 14, 2014, 11:53:06 am
Here's my DRZ, it's pretty standard except for the:

Safari tank
Hand guards
Hyde bashplate
Diy screen
PM Billet rack
Wolfman pannier racks

Title: Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
Post by: fred400 on October 14, 2014, 04:31:45 pm
Sold my DRZ to a buddy and stepped up to BMX650XC - DRZ is really light and nimble...but did not enjoy the long open stretches when they did pop up - even after some proper gearing.  The low revving fuel efficient XC (+20kg's) was a the way for me to go.  Still the DRZ makes a brilliant "plastix" tourer.  I did make a few bits and pieces to farkle it fit for purpose.  Still love the concept...