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Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
« Reply #21 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?
Mesmerising stuff?!?
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Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
« Reply #22 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.



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Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
« Reply #23 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.

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Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
« Reply #24 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.

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 :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:
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Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2014, 04:26:02 pm »
Not quite an enduro bike but close...

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Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2014, 05:22:58 pm »
I'll post before Grrrr gets here.
 

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Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
« Reply #27 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:


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« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2014, 05:56:53 pm »
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Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2014, 08:31:15 am »
While not a photo, I love this video clip of lightweight enduro style riding

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/yhWR5jjGzfM" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/yhWR5jjGzfM</a>
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Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
« Reply #30 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.

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Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2014, 01:31:46 pm »
Not quite an enduro bike but close...


Excluded by the size of that tank  :biggrin: That looks like the route between Dullstroom and Lydenburg ? Scenic route that.
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Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
« Reply #32 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? :-\
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Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
« Reply #33 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.

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Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
« Reply #34 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.





 

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Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
« Reply #35 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

Just look at the smile factor on smaller bikes !

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Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
« Reply #36 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.  ::)

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Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
« Reply #37 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.  ::)

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Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
« Reply #38 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  :)
 

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Re: Wolfmother's eye candy: Lightweight expedition enduro bikes.
« Reply #39 on: June 20, 2014, 09:45:58 am »
Weekend let's ride  :peepwall:
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http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134175.0 Penge's pass and the Old Forest http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=9421.0 - Orange Atlantic adventure http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=7514.0 - 805 km day trip http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=20260.0 - East Cape Bash http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=70199.0 - Two KTM thumpers head north