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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #80 on: November 16, 2007, 01:32:20 pm »
The drab olive TW looks mucho macho but the first African pothole would probably shear a few welds in the subframe.

Also not the most desirable scenario to get your boot stuck in mud and having this ammo box riding into your fibula  :o

And there's no dust on the bike. Poser!



That bike belongs to ChopperCharles on the TW forum. His idea was to use it as his fishing bike, one ammo case filled with ice and beer, the other with fishing gear!

Caught his boot under one and then removed them in favour of some harley bags:


My favourite TW setup belongs to a South African guy who has two set up identically for him and his wife. This guy has some great fabrication skills:


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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #81 on: January 02, 2008, 04:57:44 pm »
The above must be Linda's bike then?

Small bikes on the Forum:

TR - CTX200
Mrs. TR - NXR125
Sir G - NXR125
SCP - NXR125
Sweeper - NXR125
Clinton - NXR125

Watty - Djebel250XC
Mrs LeCap - Djebel200
Rooipoot - DR200
Bobnob - TS250
White Stripes - DR200
Mal Johann - DR200

Eisbein - TTR250
Kykdaar - TW200
pgapatric - TW200
Mr.Big - TW200
Adventurer - XT225 (Serow)
Peaches - XT225 (Serow)
Paramed - XT200 (?)
ITRider - IT250
Jerrycan - TW200
Linda - TW200

Kaboef - KE175


Battle Scooters

Shark - BWS 100
MalJohan - Suzuki 150
Mountainboy - Vespa
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #82 on: January 02, 2008, 05:00:52 pm »
Maljohan also got a DR200 if I'm not mistaken...


Oppad got a Djebel for his son ... Don't know if that counts.

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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #83 on: January 02, 2008, 05:04:26 pm »
It will if he rides it >:D
 

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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #84 on: January 02, 2008, 11:25:21 pm »
It will if he rides it >:D
oh yeah,he rides it. saw that with my own eyes!
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #85 on: January 03, 2008, 12:28:45 am »
The above must be Linda's bike then?

Small bikes on the Forum:

TR - CTX200
Mrs. TR - NXR125
Sir G - NXR125
SCP - NXR125
Sweeper - NXR125
Clinton - NXR125

Watty - Djebel250XC
Mrs LeCap - Djebel200
Rooipoot - DR200
Bobnob - TS250
White Stripes - DR200
Mal Johann - DR200

Eisbein - TTR250
Kykdaar - TW200
pgapatric - TW200
Mr.Big - TW200
Adventurer - XT225 (Serow)
Peaches - XT225 (Serow)
Paramed - XT200 (?)
ITRider - IT250
Jerrycan - TW200
Linda - TW200

Kaboef - KE175


Battle Scooters

Shark - BWS 100
MalJohan - Suzuki 150
Mountainboy - Vespa
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #86 on: January 03, 2008, 12:54:51 pm »
I'm still looking for a scooter to do Baviaans with me. Preferably a BW100 or a Vespa. I think that would make a way cool ride report!  8)
I hear you. first thing i asked robert after his baviaans trip was if he took loads of pics,cause that would be an epic ride report! but sadly no pics :-(

He doesn't have shoes or long pants, how do you expect him to have a camera?  ;D
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #87 on: January 03, 2008, 01:36:38 pm »
I'm still looking for a scooter to do Baviaans with me. Preferably a BW100 or a Vespa. I think that would make a way cool ride report!  8)
I hear you. first thing i asked robert after his baviaans trip was if he took loads of pics,cause that would be an epic ride report! but sadly no pics :-(

He doesn't have shoes or long pants, how do you expect him to have a camera?  ;D

sadly he got mugged in Stellenbosch (??) on his way to the toy run! He's OK now but was beaten and had all hiss stuff stolen.Luckily they did,nt take his vespa keys
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #88 on: January 03, 2008, 05:32:55 pm »
What does a TW200 cost new?
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #89 on: January 03, 2008, 05:35:34 pm »
R29k I think?
 

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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #90 on: January 03, 2008, 06:29:14 pm »
Maybe this is a better deal?

BIG plus - 13l tank!!!

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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #91 on: January 03, 2008, 07:17:40 pm »
The above must be Linda's bike then?

Small bikes on the Forum:

TR - CTX200
Mrs. TR - NXR125
Sir G - NXR125
SCP - NXR125
Sweeper - NXR125
Clinton - NXR125

Watty - Djebel250XC
Mrs LeCap - Djebel200
Rooipoot - DR200
Bobnob - TS250
White Stripes - DR200
Mal Johann - DR200

Eisbein - TTR250
Kykdaar - TW200
pgapatric - TW200
Mr.Big - TW200
Adventurer - XT225 (Serow)
Peaches - XT225 (Serow)
Paramed - XT200 (?)
ITRider - IT250
Jerrycan - TW200
Linda - TW200

Kaboef - KE175


Battle Scooters

Shark - BWS 100
MalJohan - Suzuki 150
Mountainboy - Vespa



How many of these bikes have actually been used for adventure riding?
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #92 on: January 03, 2008, 08:22:37 pm »
I believe the exact same question could be ask of the bigger bikes! i kw tons of bigger adv bikes that might see easy dirt once in a while
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #93 on: January 03, 2008, 08:33:36 pm »
TR - CTX200 - Yes (lots!)
Mrs. TR - NXR125 - Yes (by Mrs TR - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=4498.0 among others)
Sir G - NXR125 - Yes
SCP - NXR125 - Yes (lots!)
Sweeper - NXR125 - Yes
Clinton - NXR125 - Yes

Watty - Djebel250XC - Yes
Mrs LeCap - Djebel200 - Yes
Rooipoot - DR200 - Yes
Bobnob - TS250 - ?
White Stripes - DR200 - Yes
Mal Johann - DR200 - ?

Eisbein - TTR250 - Yes
Kykdaar - TW200 - ?
pgapatric - TW200 - Yes
Mr.Big - TW200 - ?
Adventurer - XT225 (Serow) - ?
Peaches - XT225 (Serow) - ?
Paramed - XT200 (?) - ?
ITRider - IT250 - ?
Jerrycan - TW200 - Yes (lots!)
Linda - TW200 - Yes (lots!)

Kaboef - KE175 - ?

Some ? might still become yeses! Wanna make a list of the big bikes? ;)
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #94 on: January 03, 2008, 09:53:24 pm »
The above must be Linda's bike then?

Small bikes on the Forum:

TR - CTX200
Mrs. TR - NXR125
Sir G - NXR125
SCP - NXR125
Sweeper - NXR125
Clinton - NXR125

Watty - Djebel250XC
Mrs LeCap - Djebel200
Rooipoot - DR200
Bobnob - TS250
White Stripes - DR200
Mal Johann - DR200

Eisbein - TTR250
Kykdaar - TW200
pgapatric - TW200
Mr.Big - TW200
Adventurer - XT225 (Serow)
Peaches - XT225 (Serow)
Paramed - XT200 (?)
ITRider - IT250
Jerrycan - TW200
Linda - TW200

Kaboef - KE175


Battle Scooters

Shark - BWS 100
MalJohan - Suzuki 150
Mountainboy - Vespa



How many of these bikes have actually been used for adventure riding?

Taking a 950 or 1150 with freakin three panniers for a 300 km ride on weekends is not adventure riding either. We are all a bunch of pansies, but your Angola trip was cool  ;D I think taking any of the above bikes on the freeway qualifies as an adventure !
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #95 on: January 03, 2008, 10:58:49 pm »
I guess it's an adventure when you carry your bike up Mitchel's pass and not the other way around......,ne? Trailrider >:D ;D

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Taking a 950 or 1150 with freakin three panniers for a 300 km ride on weekends is not adventure riding either. We are all a bunch of pansies, but your Angola trip was cool   I think taking any of the above bikes on the freeway qualifies as an adventure !

I hear you  :D

But what is the allure? I understand the plastic bike must be light for enduro riding, but what's the allure, adventure riding a way underpowered bike that can't reach 100km on down hill and struggle to carry 100kg?

Is it cheap gat gyt? >:D ;D Or that you go so slow that you smell rat piss and tortoise piss on the way?  ;D

I don't really geddit, there's no way most of them loaded up will go out places a DRZ 400 or 650 would go.


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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #96 on: January 03, 2008, 11:19:51 pm »


But what is the allure? I understand the plastic bike must be light for enduro riding, but what's the allure, adventure riding a way underpowered bike that can't reach 100km on down hill and struggle to carry 100kg?

Is it cheap gat gyt? >:D ;D Or that you go so slow that you smell rat piss and tortoise piss on the way?  ;D

I don't really geddit, there's no way most of them loaded up will go out places a DRZ 400 or 650 would go.



I just think some people get a kick out of small bikes cause they are cheap, reliable, very easy to ride so you are not filled with trepidation when coming across watercrossings or sand , mud etc. I rode 250's for a long time and really enjoyed myself (only sold mine to add more goodies to my 400), stop alot and take in the scenery and make sure your riding buddy is also on a small bike. R15 000 can take you further than you think ! Or buy a 400 and have the nimbleness of a 250 and the power of a 650.
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #97 on: January 03, 2008, 11:26:59 pm »
But when you load the bike, there's not much power or suspension left for riding?

Especially the more full bodied persons. I would feel like this on a 125/250  ;D


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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #98 on: January 03, 2008, 11:35:05 pm »
Correct me if I'm in the wrong here, but why is there this seeking of acknowledgement for the small bikes?  Why list the small bikes on this forum?  So, the rest of the forum are BIG bikes!

Us big bike owners don't look down on the small bikes, neither do we say things like "the big bikes will be at point B 10 minutes before the small bikes".  Although, I have heard small bike owners dicriminating against big bikes, with things like "We'll take pics of the big bikes falling!".  FFS, can't we just ride in peace together?
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Re: The small bike thread
« Reply #99 on: January 03, 2008, 11:40:02 pm »
I don't really geddit

I could have a bigger bike if I wanted too, but why? What would I do with it among 10+ friends with 125's and 200's?

Small bikes keep you honest. You have to take it slow, you have look around, you have to take the gravel. It keeps your head in the clouds, but your feet on the ground.

With our big machines we sometimes get an inflated sense of self. Minimalistic touring negates that notion. A small uphill influences you. We are but passers by, not masters of the earth.

(An earth, buy the way, the meek shall inherit.)

FFS, can't we just ride in peace together?

We can - and we do! Oh, and we fall too ;)
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