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Offline Jaakmh

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Help.....Which one?
« on: April 14, 2013, 07:22:30 pm »
I Can not decide between the following (all 2nd hand):

Honda XR650L
Yamaha 660 Tenere
KTM 640 Adventure
Royal Enfield

I'm a short guy +- 1.65m and weigh no more than 60kg's with Off road/enduro experience.

The XR is the lightest but also got the tallest seat height.
The XT is the most expensive and the heaviest.
The KTM will most probably be the most expensive to maintain?? Not too sure on seat height and weight(wet).

Your advise will be highly appreciated. :newbie:
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Re: Help.....Which one?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 07:53:25 pm »
You picked the worst to choose between...

Honda, yes
Yamaha, yes
Ktm, yes

Like I said, its the worst selection to choose between. I'd take any one of them

Honda has no aftee sale service, but extremely reliable.
Yamaha has both, but way over priced
Ktm is a headache to start with, but the raw power and flexibility always makes you smile.

To build into a Ralley look bike. Go ktm
If you want a more relaxed touring type bike. Go honda
If you want a bike to be a bike for no mods. Go Yamaha.

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Re: Help.....Which one?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 08:03:19 pm »
I Can not decide between the following (all 2nd hand):

Honda XR650L
Yamaha 660 Tenere
KTM 640 Adventure
Royal Enfield

I'm a short guy +- 1.65m and weigh no more than 60kg's with Off road/enduro experience.

The XR is the lightest but also got the tallest seat height.
The XT is the most expensive and the heaviest.
The KTM will most probably be the most expensive to maintain?? Not too sure on seat height and weight(wet).

Your advise will be highly appreciated. :newbie:


I would go for the XR, cost much less and have the same amount of fun
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Re: Help.....Which one?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 02:32:24 pm »
Thanks guys!! Will let u know once my mind's made up.
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Re: Help.....Which one?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2013, 02:40:40 pm »
I have the XT660 Ten, so can only comment on this one. I am 178cm tall(short) 78kgs dry, and find the bike very high, it's better now that I softened the suspension back to the factory settings so I can now almost put my feet flat. When walking the bike backwards it's still a bit of a problem. BUT, I love the bike and just still need to learn to ride it properly in the rougher terain as I was used to MX bike weight, but I think for shorter people it might be a problem.
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Re: Help.....Which one?
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2013, 08:46:27 pm »
Thanks ZK!

Does any one know where I can test drive a demo on the Tenere in Cape town region? Dealers don't have demo's.
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Re: Help.....Which one?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2013, 09:11:25 pm »
Hi Mense!!

Ek het toe 'n Yamaha XT660z Tenere gekoop Saterdag! >:D
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Re: Help.....Which one?
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2013, 09:26:33 pm »
of your options that is a good choice.. many happy Km's  :thumleft:
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Re: Help.....Which one?
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2013, 09:44:00 am »
Nice! Welkom eks ook maar nuut in die XTz Club maar love nou my bike, moes so bietjie gewoond raak aan die gewig en die hoogte, maar ek het die suspension net terug na std toe gestel en dis nou baie beter!
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Re: Help.....Which one?
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2013, 08:24:59 pm »
Hi ZK.

My Tenere het 'n lowering link op want die vorige eienar is ook kort. Het ook Panniers, Top Box en splinter nuwe agter tyre saam gekry. Bike het ook crash bars en hand guards op.

2011 Model met 3800km op die klok  ;D
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Re: Help.....Which one?
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2013, 08:30:15 pm »
Kon ook jacko se HP2 gekoop het. Seker hy het ook n lowering kit gehad.

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Re: Help.....Which one?
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2013, 08:18:57 am »
Hi ZK.

My Tenere het 'n lowering link op want die vorige eienar is ook kort. Het ook Panniers, Top Box en splinter nuwe agter tyre saam gekry. Bike het ook crash bars en hand guards op.

2011 Model met 3800km op die klok  ;D
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Re: Help.....Which one?
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2013, 10:40:09 am »
Hiers 'n foto...........gesukkel om dit kleiner te maak! ???
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Re: Help.....Which one?
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2013, 10:43:53 am »
Hiers 'n foto...........gesukkel om dit kleiner te maak! ???

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Re: Help.....Which one?
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2014, 07:30:46 pm »
Baie mooi, geniet hom
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Re: Help.....Which one?
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2014, 12:16:17 am »
Goeie call gemaak.

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Re: Help.....Which one?
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2014, 12:11:09 pm »
Lekkerrrrr man, Lekkerrrrr

....ai hoe verlang ek nou na myne. Die suspensie op hierdie bikes is ongelooflik....

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