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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: Xander on April 12, 2006, 03:39:58 pm

Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: Xander on April 12, 2006, 03:39:58 pm
When I see the ride reports all of you are driving with very big bikes.
Are you masochists or what is the reason?
At our place most people who are riding off road are using KTM EXC 250 till 525 or Yamaha WR 250 - 450 - Honda CR - Suzuki RM 450.

In 't Vlaams voor diegene die mijn Engels niet goed begrijpt.
Waarom rijden jullie zo'n zware motoren?
Off Road is toch veel leuker met lichtere machienes?

Xander
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: Lootch67 on April 12, 2006, 03:45:44 pm
The biggest reason is that SA's such a vast country which often involves big mileage both on and off road. Most of the off-road riding is done on fairly good gravel roads which suit the larger bikes quite well.

Oh yes, and we've all got small d!cks.... :D
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: Grootseun on April 12, 2006, 03:48:52 pm
Xander,

i sold my car to avoid the traffic jams on the way to work, i like spending time in nature so buying a motorcycle capable of riding on all surfaces are perfect.

and what Lootch said  :withstupid:
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: LuckyStriker on April 12, 2006, 03:52:41 pm
I like touring long distances as well as playing on dirt roads...and I only have enough money for one bike

Hier is bietjie Afrikaans vir jou Xander:
My vrou hou van my motorfiets en ek het meer gereeld intieme omgang vandat ek dit gekoop het :lol:
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: Grootseun on April 12, 2006, 03:57:18 pm
:sex:  :hello1:  :downtown:  :headbang:  :laughing3:  :laughing3:  :laughing3:
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: sidetrack on April 12, 2006, 04:07:01 pm
Biggest reason is the distances, you could easily ride 600 km in a day on dirt roads alone. Lots of people ride smaller bikes too (250, 450 etc) but they tend to trailer the bike there and ride smaller more technical terrain.
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: shark_za on April 12, 2006, 04:08:55 pm
Dirt and offroad riding is very different from dual purpose riding.
Those of us who do offroad also use 250 2T and 450 4T's mostly.
And some real men who are stable in thier masculinity use KDX200's


Riding 100km on tar to a riding spot then riding up a 50m granite klip or a dry river bed and then returning 100km on tar again is what dual sport is all about.
Or loading all your kit onto the bike and heading out for a few days camping.

The enduros will smoke you offroad but for the type of riding mentioned above they dont cut it.
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: Xander on April 12, 2006, 04:22:49 pm
Quote from: "LuckyStriker"
IMy vrou hou van my motorfiets en ek het meer gereeld intieme omgang vandat ek dit gekoop het :lol:


Bij mij is het juist omgekeerd, ik val in slaap gelijk een baksteen na een dag off-road, eerst krijg ik mijn motorfiets niet meer recht van vermoeidheid, en 's avonds met veel moeite mijn piemel :lol:
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: Xander on April 12, 2006, 04:25:17 pm
Quote from: "Grootseun"


i sold my car to avoid the traffic jams on the way to work


Traffic jams in SA, the end of the world must be very close!
Xander
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: masehare on April 12, 2006, 04:43:00 pm
My wife (riding pillion) would shit herself every time a two-stoke dirt bike goes into its power band - that's why I prefer the bigger thumper. And aren't the bigger bikes a bit more environment friendly? Less noise, less erosion on a road surface, etc.
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: grizz on April 12, 2006, 05:29:07 pm
Ja Xander, soos hulle se.... klein pen!s sindroom,

But seriously, if you can half handle a big bike and like most South Africans only afford one bike, then the big bikes make some sense.

In SA I  only had the 1150GS and a Vespa scooter, now I have 1150, and 600Aprilia Tuareg here in the UK, for dirt and mainly long distances respectively.
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: Kev on April 12, 2006, 05:31:09 pm
Quote from: "LuckyStriker"

My vrou hou van my motorfiets en ek het meer gereeld intieme omgang vandat ek dit gekoop het :lol:

 
Does your bike vibrate? :D
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: Maverick on April 12, 2006, 05:33:32 pm
Quote from: "Xander"

Traffic jams in SA, the end of the world must be very close!
Xander


I have seen it, can last for a fair few minutes :shock:
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: Butch on April 12, 2006, 05:59:29 pm
Quote from: "Xander"
Traffic jams in SA,...


Well, mostly in mating season, when elephants, rhino and lions are running around in the city streets, looking for mates.  :wink:

It's also easier to get away from the really fast predators on a big bike  :shock:  , and one can travel further and pack more, and because our bikes are phalic extentions of our male egos, and they sound schweeeet, and...
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: macduff on April 12, 2006, 06:11:07 pm
now i know why my sex life stinks...
my bike is too small  :(
Title: Re: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: Kev on April 12, 2006, 06:22:06 pm
Quote from: "Xander"
When I see the ride reports all of you are driving with very big bikes.
Are you masochists or what is the reason?

 
My bike of choice is the KTM 950 R Super Enduro, which I will be getting next month. It is big. But then again, so am I! :D My riding: 85% will be on road... but some of these small French rural roads are in near "off road" conditions. They are narrow, twisty and bumpy. A dual sport is perfect for them, or mottard type bike. My other 15% will be spent on the higher Alpine passes and "military" roads, which are dirt. Have you heard of the Stell Alpina Rally Raid? If not, look a this link: http://193.175.22.77/j.hau/mot/2004stella/index.html That also shows the type of terrain that I LOVE to ride in. To get to this area, I travel on small rural roads... barely wide enough for 2 cars. Distance, about 100 to 150 km depending on which route I take. A smaller 4 stroke or a 2 stroke is not the machine of choice for this sort of riding. Got to respect the environment too. And my backside! And yes, I will be going to this years Stell on the 8th and 9th July. Expect a GOOD ride report.
 
Oh yes, one last thing. My choice of bike has nothing to do with my penis size, or lack there of.  8)  And the power of the big enduro / dual sport? Comes in damn handy when you are on the wrong side of 100kg! :D I make those "small" dirt bikes look like a Yammy PW50!  :shock:  :D
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: Welsh on April 12, 2006, 07:36:08 pm
Quote from: "shark_za"
Dirt and offroad riding is very different from dual purpose riding.
Those of us who do offroad also use 250 2T and 450 4T's mostly.
And some real men who are stable in thier masculinity use KDX200's

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Why don,t you borrow a Teazers sign board to hint at what you might be considering?

Welshie    :twisted: 8)
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: shark_za on April 12, 2006, 07:40:22 pm
Not doing that again till its in the garage
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: Welsh on April 12, 2006, 07:48:22 pm
Quote from: "shark_za"
Not doing that again till its in the garage


What, the Teazers bit or the other thing?

Welsh   :oops:  :twisted:  8)
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: Adventurer on April 12, 2006, 08:11:07 pm
I have a saying, 'Go large or go home!'
Yes, the bigger bikes are a handfull off road but nothing beats them when it comes to long distance touring, which I predominantly do, a smaller bike with a week's worth of kit doesn't do it for me.
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: sidetrack on April 12, 2006, 08:32:17 pm
Quote from: "Adventurer"
I have a saying, 'Go large or go home!'
Yes, the bigger bikes are a handfull off road but nothing beats them when it comes to long distance touring, which I predominantly do, a smaller bike with a week's worth of kit doesn't do it for me.


Yes but sometimes small is better, like riding up a rock or through sand. I think it's best to have a big and small bike. No if I can just get enough money together for my "big bike"  :lol:
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: Lootch67 on April 12, 2006, 08:53:43 pm
I hope Xander likes the South African humour otherwise we'll never hear from him again.. :lol:
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: macduff on April 12, 2006, 09:17:58 pm
well, the belgians are rather notorius for their "humour" - paddy humour...

he might be XXXander in disguise  :D  :D  :D
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: JourneyMan on April 18, 2006, 01:53:19 pm
Quote from: "digitaldan"
Quote from: "Adventurer"
I have a saying, 'Go large or go home!'
Yes, the bigger bikes are a handfull off road but nothing beats them when it comes to long distance touring, which I predominantly do, a smaller bike with a week's worth of kit doesn't do it for me.


Yes but sometimes small is better, like riding up a rock or through sand. I think it's best to have a big and small bike. No if I can just get enough money together for my "big bike"  :lol:


I hear you DD. Did the DR on Dakar and 1150 and both have their places. Those big bikes just eat up those dirt roads and does'nt even flinch through the odd sandy patch.

Would not take it on more technical riding. Even the Dakar/KLR was maybe a bit too heavy for the red stuff. (To be seen in context with the ability of the rider) Smaller MX would have been awesome on the red route.

So Three bikes in the garage? Need to win the lotto!
Title: Why sutch a big bike?
Post by: Leo on April 18, 2006, 09:53:18 pm
Want ons kan & wil. 8)







PS.Some of the earlier comments are absolutely hillarious  :D  :D  :D

Thanks guys for a good laugh. Much appreciated. 8)