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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: WannaBeJoe on November 24, 2019, 04:52:55 pm

Title: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: WannaBeJoe on November 24, 2019, 04:52:55 pm
....... ons is gatvol vir Chnineese baaiks! Laaitie het 'n 125 cc pitbike waarvoor ek R5000 betaal het (as ek reg onthou). Nie lank nie toe breek die crank ....ja .... reg gehoor ........ die cranck. Nog 'n duidend of twee later vervang ons die motor met 'n BigBoy 125. In die week begin die motor olie rondom 'n breather pyp uitgooi. Ons laat sak die motor en die hele casing het rondom 'n engine mount uitgebreek.

So, nou is ons klaar met Bruce Lee se baaiks.

My laaitie het nou-net 12 geword en is langerig vir sy ouderdom. Totale petrol-kop maar ry taamlik versigtig. Budget is nie te wyd nie ........ wat koop ek?
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: Andre E on November 24, 2019, 05:30:21 pm
Ek het op daai ouderdom vir myne 'n DR 200 gekoop, hier van die forum af.

R6k betaal en weer verkoop vir dieselfde prys na 2 of 3 jaar.

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Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: Kobus Myburgh on November 24, 2019, 05:39:02 pm
Of selfs die DRZ125.  As hy lank is kyk ook na die 230 mark, maar hulle is al duur.  Die 85 2 strokes mag dalk intimiderend wees as hy tans versigtig is.
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: Bill the Bong on November 24, 2019, 05:43:28 pm
KTM 690

Dan gee jy hom jou KLR
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: WannaBeJoe on November 24, 2019, 05:47:55 pm
Kobus, jy is eintlik 'n smart ou.

Lyk my die Suzuki is 'n gewilde keuse. Ons is op 'n plaas so hier is baie ry-plek en heelwat DRs wat as plaas-baaiks gebruik word. Sy versigtigheid stop by spoed so iets stadigers is glad nie 'n slegte idee nie.

Dankie vir die raad.
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: WannaBeJoe on November 24, 2019, 05:48:21 pm
KTM 690

Dan gee jy hom jou KLR

 :laughing4:
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: Dux on November 24, 2019, 06:41:54 pm
There are actually quite a few bikes available , DRZ125 , CRF125/150F , TTR125 , KLX140 , the tricky part is finding one , although I did see a DRZ125 for sale in the bike sale section
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: chicco on November 24, 2019, 07:02:26 pm
Honda CRF 230 with lowering kit if needed. He wil have a bike till he,s 18. Cheap maintenance and rock solid!
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: Vis Arend on November 24, 2019, 08:29:12 pm
KTM 690

Dan gee jy hom jou KLR

Soos my vrou sal se, daai is 'n man met 'n plan.   :thumleft: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: ROOI on November 25, 2019, 09:11:00 am
Ek het TTR 125 wat ek oorweeg om te laat gaan ,Moet net eers diens en nuwe batery kry .Hy het lanklaas geloop .
PM my as jy sou belangstel .
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: BuRP on November 25, 2019, 09:51:54 am
Honda CRF 230 with lowering kit if needed. He wil have a bike till he,s 18. Cheap maintenance and rock solid!

+1, fantastic bikes them!  :thumleft:
No lowering needed, they're quite low as they are - but still quite capable, not that fast and very reliable!
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: Kortbroek on November 25, 2019, 11:29:03 am
Ek het TTR 125 wat ek oorweeg om te laat gaan ,Moet net eers diens en nuwe batery kry .Hy het lanklaas geloop .
PM my as jy sou belangstel .

This is a great option.
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: BuRP on November 25, 2019, 12:06:56 pm
This is a great option.

Plus.... it's waaayyy too small for Rooi, you should see this groot bliksem!





 :peepwall:
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: WannaBeJoe on November 26, 2019, 07:40:00 pm
Will hopefully be looking at some Suzukis over the weekend ...... scarce they are and fetching quite high prices even for older bikes. Spoke to a guy who sold his "old" DR 200 for R19 000 a few weeks ago. Appreciate the advice here.
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: Roxtar on November 27, 2019, 03:40:27 pm
Now be a HERO dad and get the boy a 2 stroke, lets stop pi$$ing around with the lazy 4T stuff on offer... we want to keep the boy biking into adulthood.... not bore him to sleep before he even really starts.... :lol8:

He will learn to really ride on a 2t... get a good 125 Jap bike and remember the smile on his face till the day you die.. :thumleft:

I was 15 and my dad came home with a XR500 for my birthday (I had been riding since 5 so was reasonably adept by then)... my mother had a stroke just there and then and had my dad take it back and I eventually ended up with a shitty 4T 250 Kawa that my 50 could out accelerate WITHOUT MUCH FUSS... still hate that 250 to this day :o
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: Dux on November 27, 2019, 04:15:38 pm
Now be a HERO dad and get the boy a 2 stroke, lets stop pi$$ing around with the lazy 4T stuff on offer

 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: WannaBeJoe on November 27, 2019, 06:52:04 pm
Now be a HERO dad and get the boy a 2 stroke, lets stop pi$$ing around with the lazy 4T stuff on offer... we want to keep the boy biking into adulthood.... not bore him to sleep before he even really starts.... :lol8:

He will learn to really ride on a 2t... get a good 125 Jap bike and remember the smile on his face till the day you die.. :thumleft:

I was 15 and my dad came home with a XR500 for my birthday (I had been riding since 5 so was reasonably adept by then)... my mother had a stroke just there and then and had my dad take it back and I eventually ended up with a shitty 4T 250 Kawa that my 50 could out accelerate WITHOUT MUCH FUSS... still hate that 250 to this day :o

LOL, my old man used to say that the smaller bikes did not have a throttle, ... only volume control.

You gotta love a dad who buys you a XR500 on 15 ..........  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: WannaBeJoe on November 27, 2019, 07:01:18 pm
Is this too much bike?

https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycles-scooters/constantia/suzuki-rmx-2-stroke/1006346854800910098130209
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycles-scooters/hermanus/suzuki-rm+z-250/1006244979640912119358909

... and this too little?

https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycles-scooters/parklands/suzuki-ts125-2stroke/1006233759360910008804409
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: Dux on November 27, 2019, 07:39:47 pm
RMX250 , older bike , power valves have a tendency to destroy themselves and piston and cylinder in the process , quite a few spares discontinued including the power valves .
RMZ250 is a four stroke motocross , I wouldn’t go for one unless new .
TS125 , reliable and mmmmm , nothing else really .

What about something like a KDX 200 or KTM200 , on the 125 side the YZ125 is a good package and reliable
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: WannaBeJoe on November 27, 2019, 07:44:46 pm
Thanx Dux ...... I am a bit at sea here!

Below Kawasaki KDX 125 ..... but 1996 .....?

https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-motorcycles-scooters/fish-hoek/1996-kawasaki-kdx/1006313316210910221148309
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: BuRP on November 28, 2019, 08:13:06 pm
@WannaBeJoe

Saw this bike at Offroad Cycles in Pretoria today - spotless, had to think of this thread.
2stroke but not a wild one, utterly reliable and on the road, and as said virtually new.
Maybe phone them?
012 333 6443
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: WannaBeJoe on November 29, 2019, 07:08:23 am
Thanks for the heads-up. Trying to find something in and around Cape Town as a start before looking "abroad". Will be looking at a few Kawasaki KDXs over the weekend. Again, really appreciate the advice from this community.
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: Oubones on November 29, 2019, 09:49:35 am
KDX 200!
If you use a bit patience you will find a good one!
If you want roadworthy bike, the DT175 is a good choice.
My one foster son had one and did everything with his. ( even falling himself a nice roasty while we were dicing )  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: Pullaway on November 29, 2019, 10:57:41 am
My 12 jarige het n YZ85 big wheel, ook nogal n langerigge knaap. Die bike het n bietjie min torque, maar dit leer hulle vinnig die cluch werk -  so 2 dae se oefen. Die bikes is nogal vollop, dink nie daar is n groot verskil as jy n KX of RM of CR kry nie So R12 000 kry jy n redelike een.
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: BuRP on November 29, 2019, 11:25:58 am
Will be looking at a few Kawasaki KDXs over the weekend

Nike bike, I actually have one... but veryvery few are on the road, and let's be honest here, you know he'll also ride there!  :P
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: Dux on November 29, 2019, 01:00:34 pm
Will be looking at a few Kawasaki KDXs over the weekend

Nike bike, I actually have one... but veryvery few are on the road, and let's be honest here, you know he'll also ride there!  :P

Maybe that is a good thing then that it is not a ‘road’ bike
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: WannaBeJoe on November 29, 2019, 08:49:56 pm
I am with Dux on this one. My deal with my son was that he can go nuts off-road and I will supply the equipment BUT if I ever catch him on a public road before he is out of my house then it all ends.

But BuRP you are right, he will probably "try me" at some stage ........

We are on a farm so that makes the temptation just a little less and at the moment he has buddies coming over from town bringing their bikes for the weekend. The Chinese bikes were a cheap option as we could have more than one which again helped the buddies who did not have their own bikes, but as I mentioned at the start of this post: they simply do not last. So we have now basically decided to trade a PW80 and a busted pit-bike for a repair on his quad (unfortunately also Chinese) and then hopefully a KDX 200 (I will be selling a kidney at some point ....).

I recently bought a KLR650 (2006) in very very good nick and will be having my Gelandewagen on the road pretty soon. The idea is then to do outdoor weekends where we can trailer his bike behind the Gelandewagen and then go off somewhere, camp and ride bikes. A very good friend of mine has a KTM 950 so he is in on the deal. Well, that is the plan .......

Thank you again for all the advice, it is deeply appreciate and heeded.  :)

Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: WannaBeJoe on December 14, 2019, 03:11:19 pm
Just back from Riebeek Wes where we bought a 2006 Kawasaki KDX 200. Bike looks in really good condition bar a few scratches and dents. I had an option on a cosmetically better looking bike (for about R3000 more) but since my 12-year old will be cutting his teeth on the KDX, his first "real" bike, I am anticipating dents and scratches aplenty, might as well have a bike with a bit of a head start.  :imaposer:

Thank you for all the advise, especially Dux who, for his sins, will be getting a new full-of-shit customer to add to his flock.
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: Tusk on December 18, 2019, 08:24:06 am
made the best choice......I may be slightly biased  :biggri
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: WannaBeJoe on December 21, 2019, 12:15:07 am
I present the KDX 200 Low-Rider! A HUGE thank-you to Dux for lowering the bike to fit my 12-year old. It was done professionally and in double-quick time. Thank you Dux for helping us out at such short notice and really making this Christmas one to remember for my 12-year old petrol-head. Super-service from a super-guy.

I guess we are a Kawasaki-family now with the KDX 200 and the KLR 650 sharing a stable here on the farm. Thank you again for the advice and recommendations.
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: Dux on December 21, 2019, 07:54:18 am
My pleasure  :thumleft:
This is only an intermediate link , another link half way between stock and this one will be available mid January
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: 2StrokeDan on December 21, 2019, 08:31:44 am
I am with Dux on this one. My deal with my son was that he can go nuts off-road and I will supply the equipment BUT if I ever catch him on a public road before he is out of my house then it all ends.

But BuRP you are right, he will probably "try me" at some stage ........

We are on a farm so that makes the temptation just a little less and at the moment he has buddies coming over from town bringing their bikes for the weekend. The Chinese bikes were a cheap option as we could have more than one which again helped the buddies who did not have their own bikes, but as I mentioned at the start of this post: they simply do not last. So we have now basically decided to trade a PW80 and a busted pit-bike for a repair on his quad (unfortunately also Chinese) and then hopefully a KDX 200 (I will be selling a kidney at some point ....).

I recently bought a KLR650 (2006) in very very good nick and will be having my Gelandewagen on the road pretty soon. The idea is then to do outdoor weekends where we can trailer his bike behind the Gelandewagen and then go off somewhere, camp and ride bikes. A very good friend of mine has a KTM 950 so he is in on the deal. Well, that is the plan .......

Thank you again for all the advice, it is deeply appreciate and heeded.  :)

While I completely understand your concern for safety of your son on public roads, it is also important to get to learn to ride public roads with their traffic if he is to go on to D/S riding later on.

Lots of examples of riders getting D/S bikes, and having to traverse traffic to get to gravel travel, and never learnt the finer points of things like lane-splitting, never stopping behind a car at traffic lights, etc,

find themselves nervous to do traffic.

Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: WannaBeJoe on December 21, 2019, 11:00:23 am
True, but he is only 12, so there is another 6 years before he is allowed to drive a bike (larger than 125 cc) on a public road. He already drives my bakkie on the farm roads so that is enough road-driving at this stage.

It will depend on our circumstances but when he turns 16 I will give the whole bike-on-a-public-road idea another think.
Title: Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
Post by: WannaBeJoe on December 29, 2019, 08:50:36 am
Given the concerns expressed by some that the Ride Reports and General Bike Related Banter sections are not doing so well, I thought I'd give an update on the progress of the youngest generation of adventure riders .....

My son is now fully kitted: KDX 200 (lowered), protective gear and the latest addition: riding boots! The latter was purchased from @zagser yesterday. What a lovely family, met his wife (was actually her boots) and their kiddies and was surprised to hear that they do trips where mom and dad each pillion a kiddie. How is that for a school report on: What I Did During The Holidays.  :lol8: