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Re: What bikes have you owned ?
« Reply #60 on: November 26, 2007, 04:22:27 pm »
Kawasaki AR50  in school
Kawasaki 100cc ninja in school
83 kx125
87 kx125
89 yz125
92 yz125
96 rm250
99 kx250
03 cr250
04 kdx200
05 kdx200
06 kx250
04 ktm200                  still going strong
05 klr650
98 xrv750 Africa twin  still going strong
 

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Re: What bikes have you owned ?
« Reply #61 on: November 26, 2007, 04:37:45 pm »
Triumph 175 Tiger Cub
Vincent 500 Comet
  Huge break
Yamaha RD 200
  Bik break
Yamaha XJ900 (shaftie)
  Break
Honda VFR 800 (delicious)
BMW Dakkie
 

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Re: What bikes have you owned ?
« Reply #62 on: November 26, 2007, 04:51:43 pm »
not nearly as many bikes as some of you lot!

Honda MB5 (sold)
Honda MBX50 (sold)
Suzuki GSXR750 (sold)
Suzuki TL1000S (sold)
BMW R1200GS (sold)
Honda Z50 Minitrail (keeper)
BMW R1200GS Adventure (sold)
Suzuki DR650SE (current)

a future Yamaha 660 Tenere???
 

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Re: What bikes have you owned ?
« Reply #63 on: November 26, 2007, 05:00:33 pm »
Honda MBX50
Yamaha RD125
Suzuki GSX1100
10 year gap
BMW 650 Dakar
 

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Re: What bikes have you owned ?
« Reply #64 on: November 26, 2007, 05:09:33 pm »
First bike in 1993

81 XT500 (sold)
82 GPZ550 (sold) - a bit of a mistake as I prefer non-road bikes
04 XL650V Transalp (my baby)

I still cry about my XT500 - she was pretty, but then currently she would have hurt me like hell. They are quite small in fact. My buddy's DT125 is almost the same size if in fact not bigger.

Fooled around with mate's bikes in school - DT50, RZ50, MB-5 and the Gamma's. Had to cycle to school >:(
 

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Re: What bikes have you owned ?
« Reply #65 on: November 26, 2007, 05:56:00 pm »
Honda SS 50
Honda MT 5 The traveling bug bit on this bike. Went to the Hell twice on it. Did 32000 kms in 2 years!
Suzuki DR 500 S
Honda XL 500 S Loved it. Easy to start. 23 inch front wheel and engine unbrakeable.
XL 600 R Not to bad but problems with timingchaintensioner.
XT 500. Hated it. Difficult to start. Not good on dirt and sand. XL 500 S was much better.
XT 600 Tenere 84. Red White and blue. Big tank. Loved it. Travelled 75000kms with it.
Dakar 650. Love it. Has done 63000km in 3 and half years and no problems. I only use it for holidays and weekend riding. No commuting as I live on a farm.
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Re: What bikes have you owned ?
« Reply #66 on: November 26, 2007, 06:39:25 pm »

1980: Suzuki TF125A (50000+ farm km's, 1 rebore)


 Onse liewe dooie d@nner !!!
 Dis mos daai model wat so baie diefwering opgehad het.
 

Bought Jan '80 at Peter Bjergfelt in C/town, helmet incl. for R1334.00, sold 16/4/2003 at auction for R5000.00. 1 rebore, seat cover replaced, numerous tyres, chain sprockets, all lights & electrics working, red paintwork original, black resprayed, but OWNER driven.

Original helmet, used only now & then.

Photo taken 16/4/2003. New owner still uses it on his farm.
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Re: What bikes have you owned ?
« Reply #67 on: November 26, 2007, 07:37:59 pm »
In order of owning:
Bridgestone 50cc - not roadworthy - used in veld - learned to push
Yamaha 50cc - Shimwells did very well out of me for spares,
Honda CB500 - first four cylinder - rode for many miles while at varsity,
Honds CB750 F - First new bike, really great - sold when I got a company car - big mistake,
Ducati Desmo 350cc single - inherited from father (still have)
Ducati 450cc scrambler - in pieces in the garage, a few part missing,
Honda CB1100RC - lusted after this bike while at varsity, still a great bike to ride, surprisingly fast by todays standards,
Kawasaki KLR650 - wanted to do some off-road riding. Not the best in any category but a very good allrounder.

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Re: What bikes have you owned ?
« Reply #68 on: November 26, 2007, 08:36:39 pm »
from then to now
  • Puch two spedd pedal scooter
    MT 50
    MBX 50
    Z 750
    XR200RE
    XR500R
    Dakar
    640 Adv
    KTM 300ECX current
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Re: What bikes have you owned ?
« Reply #69 on: November 26, 2007, 09:43:10 pm »
Moto Morini 500
Ducati 900 ss
Xt 500
2 x wr 200
2 x Gas Gas 200
KTM 950
Cagiva Canyon
KTM 200
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Re: What bikes have you owned ?
« Reply #70 on: November 26, 2007, 10:27:55 pm »
xt250
rm125
kx250
xt550
dr650
suzuki freewind 650
aprilla 650
kdx200
ktm300
bmw 1150gsa
ktm300
nog so baie om te traai, in so min tyd.

 

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Re: What bikes have you owned ?
« Reply #71 on: November 26, 2007, 10:40:57 pm »
bultaco 370  :o
honda cb 400
vespa scooter
xt 600 tenere
xt 750 super tenere
1150 gs
1150 gsa  :-*

Scribb,s how do you have a 370 Bult as first bike? Pursang or Fontera, Simon of BarkSA has a Frontera srt of belonging to me in his "collection" (the first bike that SCARED ME) was a Husky Mikkola Replica, but I was vertical heading for a ravine and couldn,t shut it down fast enough....
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Re: What bikes have you owned ?
« Reply #72 on: November 27, 2007, 08:08:30 am »
Yamaha 50 scoot schooldays
BMW 650 GS
BMW 1150 Rockster
Yamaha TTR 250
Honda CRF 230
Suzuki DR650
 

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Re: What bikes have you owned ?
« Reply #73 on: November 28, 2007, 12:12:20 am »
Zundapp 50 fastest 50 in town
Honda SS 50 slow
Honda CB 360 6speed great bike
1969 Triumph T120 Bonnievile I should have kept it
BMW R90S x2 again should have kept at least one
BMW 90/6 Did over 100000KM
BMW R50 So smooth and cool
Yamaha SR500 Strong
Royal Enfield 125 flying flee very pretty little bike
BSA bantam still have it
XT 250 the most reliable bike I had                                                               IT 495 mad and so much fun
YZ 125 to small
XR 400 Wonderful
WR 200 Easy to ride
Vespa 200 still have it
RD 350 LC Still have it
BMW K100RS I loved this bike
BMW R80ST Just sold it
BMW R1100GS Still have it because the 800 is not here yet
Honda CBR 150 R Race bike awsome cheap racing fun
1936 Triumph 500 side valve . At a friends uses it for the D.J.
I hope my wife never sees this list she has always said I have had to many
bikes . There was a 1000 Katana that I forgot and well I am sure a few more .
eep it shiny side up !
 

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Re: What bikes have you owned ?
« Reply #74 on: November 28, 2007, 07:26:21 am »
Honda MT5 (school) My brother killed it while doing my "diensplig"
Honda CX500 (during my army days) have got a lot of respect for this bike.
Yamaha XT250...Nice bike, just too underpowered....Swapped it for the Z1000R
Kawasaki Z100R Eddie Lawson Replica.......Nice & fast but no DS capability.
Honda XR500....Sold it as i needed the long range and street worthiness of an XT600
Yamaha XT600 Tenere (x2)....First one got stolen....Really enjoyed these bikes. Easy to work on and was cheap to own.
Kawasaki KLR650...Planning to keep this bike as long as possible. Great all rounder and like the XT600 the cheapest fun bike to own that constantly begs you to be taken over the horizon to some unknown place.
KLR = Kom Laat's Ry

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Re: What bikes have you owned ?
« Reply #75 on: November 28, 2007, 07:30:09 am »
tjopper (laerskool)
resiesfiets (hoerskool)
MT50 "

Wait friken forever

KTM 640
KTM 950 current

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Re: What bikes have you owned ?
« Reply #76 on: November 28, 2007, 07:53:33 am »
Seems that one you had a 50 in school, you are doomed to be a serial bike purchase after that.....

Yamaha RZ50
Honda CB750F (this bike did the most kms and was probably the best bike I owned. Took it all the way to Malawi once)
Yamaha FZR1000
Kawasaki ZZR1100 (too fast too scary...)
Honda XL500S (1979 vintage for the farm)
KLR 650 (08)

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Re: What bikes have you owned ?
« Reply #77 on: November 28, 2007, 08:10:46 am »
'81 Yamaha PW50
'84 Yamaha DT 50 25 000km
'89 Yamaha DT125. Still on the farm.
'94 XT600E 11 000km
'99 Honda XRV750 28 000km. Fantastic bike.
'01 BMW R1150GS  28 000km. Nice nike. Too haevy and no suspention.
'04 KTM 950 Adventure 40 000km. The love of my life.
'07 BMW 1200 GS Adventure 1200km. To heavy and no suspention.
'07 KTM 990S . It's all starting over again.


'07 Silverback Dakota. First one to have big crash on. Does it count?
 

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Re: What bikes have you owned ?
« Reply #78 on: November 28, 2007, 08:19:52 am »
Honda QR50
Honda Z50
Honda CR50
Honda CR60
Honda CR80
Honda XR70
Honda XR200
Honda ATC70
Honda ATC250R

Current:

Honda CRF250X
KTM 950 Adv


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Re: What bikes have you owned ?
« Reply #79 on: November 28, 2007, 01:42:21 pm »
Looking at the listings of all those bikes - brings back some dear memories!!

first bike was some sort of delivery bike Suzuki 50
Yamaha DT175 Endero (this bike never ever wanted to die!! even tried ramming it into a Kudu... the kudu and me almost died!!!)
Yamaha DT50 - needed to be legal
Yamaha XT500
Yamaha YZ125
Suzuki PE 175

Then a few years with nothing - we sold the farm and my parents moved to Namibia...

Honda CR250R
Yamaha YZ465 (What a BEAST!!! 1980's Suicide Scrambler)
Yamaha IT490
Honda XR500RE (the BEST Thumper in the world and UNdestructible - Did the Namib desert run twice - no problems)
and last my NEW Baby!!!

Honda XRV750 - Twin......Africa Twin..........

Lost of plans with this Baby!!



 
Call us Crazy!! But what an ADVENTURE!!