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Offline Vintage_Mania

Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #80 on: August 16, 2013, 07:16:25 pm »
We are also paying CO2 tax with petrol that cannot justify the emotions, based on 1 st world country legislation. Welcome to to the best constitution in the world.


   
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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #81 on: August 16, 2013, 07:56:13 pm »
And any motorcycle examined after the implementation of these new laws, and found to have the Catalytic converter removed, will be in contravention of the law, and duly impounded.


Sorry for perhaps sounding a bit stupid....but how the hell do they determain if the cat has been removed?? Take the exhaust apart??

Now what happens if you as the present owner of the bike have no idea if the previous owner has removed the Cat.....& they discover/determine that your bike has no Cat.....Wasn't your doing...butnow you have a bike that has no CAt?? What now??
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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #82 on: August 16, 2013, 07:58:14 pm »
So basically those of us that cannot afford the "premium" brands and are looking for a dual sport starter pack are going to be screwed.  Entry into the D/S market is going to become less and less affordable.  My 2c...   >:(

There'll be second hand thumpers around for years to come still.

Agreed.

And as I understand it, no problem with bringing in spares for any of these models.

Here- in I see a GOLDERN opportunity to bring in an entire bike in "Spare Parts" & then simply build yourself a new bike.....would however be a bit on the expensive side.....but you get a bike. ;) ;D :thumleft:
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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #83 on: August 16, 2013, 08:43:25 pm »
And any motorcycle examined after the implementation of these new laws, and found to have the Catalytic converter removed, will be in contravention of the law, and duly impounded.


Sorry for perhaps sounding a bit stupid....but how the hell do they determain if the cat has been removed?? Take the exhaust apart??

Now what happens if you as the present owner of the bike have no idea if the previous owner has removed the Cat.....& they discover/determine that your bike has no Cat.....Wasn't your doing...butnow you have a bike that has no CAt?? What now??

You really shouldn't take some of dan's statements too seriously  :laughing4:

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« Reply #84 on: August 16, 2013, 08:48:29 pm »
 :laughing4: :laughing4:

No seriously, when this new law gets implemented, the Gerassic department will have all the needed equipment and manpower to stop any vehicle and by means of a simple exhaust analyser test, determine whether you go to jail or ride on.......
 

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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #85 on: August 16, 2013, 08:51:05 pm »
:laughing4: :laughing4:

No seriously, when this new law gets implemented, the Gerassic department will have all the needed equipment and manpower to stop any vehicle and by means of a simple exhaust analyser test, determine whether you go to jail or ride on.......
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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #86 on: August 16, 2013, 08:53:05 pm »
:laughing4: :laughing4:

No seriously, when this new law gets implemented, the Gerassic department will have all the needed equipment and manpower to stop any vehicle and by means of a simple exhaust analyser test, determine whether you go to jail or ride on.......
All the more reason to never venture on tar! :thumleft: :ricky:

Precisely  ;) :thumleft: :lol8: :lol8: :lol8: :lol8:
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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #87 on: August 16, 2013, 09:16:20 pm »
could not believe how rof the XR felt today. 10 vibrations a second at least so if you were into this kind of thing it may make you feel good. on the road its a crap piece of japanese engineering and chews 3x more oil than my 30 year old bmw airhead with x10 the mileage on the clock does. faarking dinosaur i say, let the beast die in peace. same goes for klr - dr and all the other chinese bikes. it's about time we had something new at an affordable price. just know it will be from the land of the rising sun.
Been riding my nc700x the last two months so this is the reason the XR has not seen much mileage of late. no vibes, no oil consumption, much faster, better fuel consumption but just not a dirt bike. overall very happy with the nc as the business travel vehicle of choice. 5000km in 6 weeks and things are looking good.

XR - plenty of vibrations, gives the proverbial finger to the environmentally enlightened members of society and loves to powerwheelie. best used offroad for much smiles and the dirtier it gets the better. two rides planned with kzn dawgs for the weekend. weapon of choice. XR

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« Reply #88 on: August 17, 2013, 09:13:07 am »
In all the legal blurp I can still see absolutely nothing about which standards will apply?

As long as they don't apply EuroIII or later emissions standards we will have exactly the same bikes next year.
Else we are looking at riding BMW's, XT660's and Bajaj Pulsar.

Since all the others will be banned you better order your new 2014 model now or get a pair of hiking shoes :lol8:
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« Reply #89 on: August 20, 2013, 02:00:45 pm »
FYI...

Can't seem to attach the PDF cause the company web marshall keep on blocking it.   ???

Here's the link though:  http://www.abrbuzz.co.za/publications/2013/august/magazine/files/assets/downloads/page0052.pdf

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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #90 on: August 20, 2013, 02:04:24 pm »
Another underhanded scandal? :sip:
 

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« Reply #91 on: August 20, 2013, 02:36:51 pm »
Well I suppose we could vote for a party other then the current ruling party.
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KLR's Future?
« Reply #92 on: September 16, 2013, 03:51:40 pm »
Hi All,

Heard Kawasaki is not bringing KLR's into SA anymore? Apparently we get the same as the EU market and that does not include KLRs, they will only go to the US.

Comments? Is this true?

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Re: KLR's Future?
« Reply #93 on: September 16, 2013, 04:00:56 pm »
SA applies the same Euroweenie laws as EU... so yes, no more carburettor bikes as from next year.
But I bet the chopstix bikes will get some loophole. :sip:
 

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Re: KLR's Future?
« Reply #94 on: September 16, 2013, 04:05:56 pm »
R u sure it's a carb issue?
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Re: KLR's Future?
« Reply #95 on: September 16, 2013, 04:21:09 pm »
 :sip: I have owned and loved my KLR for many trouble free miles , such a easy bike to look after with a small budget and skill , It would be sad to see these machines come to a end... 
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Re: KLR's Future?
« Reply #96 on: September 16, 2013, 04:26:17 pm »
Well, in a word, crap.

Thanks for clearing that up...

I guess those laws won't apply to offroads?

Guess i will look at the XT660R then...  :sip:
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Re: KLR's Future?
« Reply #97 on: September 16, 2013, 06:12:49 pm »
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« Reply #98 on: September 16, 2013, 10:35:49 pm »
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« Reply #99 on: September 17, 2013, 09:02:15 am »
I am still waiting for any official confirmation that there will be no more KLR's DR's and other carb bikes in SA next year.
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As far as I have found out it's bull.

Hmologation rules will apply, rules which have been agreed upon as international standards for motor vehicles some as long as four decades ago - such as amber flickers ::) and plenty of them were applied in SA already - also for decades. The loopholes for importing non homologated vehicles are being closed.

I did not find any reference that only Euro 4 or Euro 5 vehicles will be able top pass homologation in SA next year. Only Euro 4ff is restrictive enough re. emissions that a vehicle can only conform by using FI & a catalytic converter.
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