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Re: *Budget bikers" What bike? Talk to me
« Reply #60 on: September 03, 2013, 01:31:53 pm »
I want to have a DR as my next bike.
 

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Re: *Budget bikers" What bike? Talk to me
« Reply #61 on: September 03, 2013, 01:37:32 pm »
Hey Crab

I know of someone that might be parting with a DR within the next couple of weeks.
 

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Re: *Budget bikers" What bike? Talk to me
« Reply #62 on: September 03, 2013, 01:43:55 pm »
find a cheap one of these and start building i have seen them for 10k, lots of RM bits and shave of 20kg can make a decent scoot
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Re: *Budget bikers" What bike? Talk to me
« Reply #63 on: September 03, 2013, 01:52:21 pm »
considering letting the dakkie go...jason my son wants to keep my funduro and ill use the cash as a deposit to upgrade.

recently refurbished by Jughead, he'll confirm scoots okay...

looking for bout R30K
 

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Re: *Budget bikers" What bike? Talk to me
« Reply #64 on: September 03, 2013, 01:57:31 pm »
find a cheap one of these and start building i have seen them for 10k, lots of RM bits and shave of 20kg can make a decent scoot
that DR is  :drif:
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« Reply #65 on: September 03, 2013, 02:33:06 pm »
For that price range I would definately look at the DR650 and fitting progressive springs in the front (R1500 - R2000). It really makes the bike handle nice and if you want to get some wind protection there are a lot of screens for around 1K or even less. Then you have a cheap, reliable, easily mantained and pretty capable DS bike. I cruise at 120 on good dirt roads with no problem.

Add to that R1 000 for a 100 l big bag panniers bag and off you go! :ricky:
 

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Re: *Budget bikers" What bike? Talk to me
« Reply #66 on: September 03, 2013, 06:30:00 pm »
Problem of the X Challenge is close on 10k for a tank and another 10k for a rear shock with fitment. That is 50% of the bikes value you will never get back. It is light on fuel though and many do not mind pumping up the rear shock on a weekly basis. I would go for a DR650 if I had 30k, for 40k there are alot more bikes to choose from
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Re: *Budget bikers" What bike? Talk to me
« Reply #67 on: September 03, 2013, 06:52:26 pm »
Nobody said anything about the KLE500, very under rated bike you can pick-up a very late model for the price range you are looking for. Yo u cantour 2 up me and vroutjie went to Paternoster last weekend and KLE perform great. With our bags 2 up and a lot of stop go I got between 18km/l to 19.5km/l and I could gruise lekker at 120km/h.
 

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« Reply #68 on: September 04, 2013, 07:59:30 am »
If you can find one you can also throw a KLR 650 C model into the mix.

They have been mostly gray imports, but they share basically all the mechanics with the normal A model.

More like a DR650 in terms of what it is and a much prettier tail piece than the A model.

They are scarce though, but if you find one it should be towards the bottom of your budget.



Not correct. They were the official KMSA KLR's between 1995 and 2002. At the same time Canada spec. KL650A's were parallel imported. The Kl650A was only brought back to SA in 2004.
The KL650C was by far the best of the 650CC KLR's.


BTW the ultimate budget bike for me would be the XR125L. Buy a brand new one for R 15k, R200 for fork boots, R550 for decent bars and R 500 for hand guards. Then take a month off and do an epic trip around SA , to Vic Falls or Ilha do Mocambique with the balance of the R30k.
If your friends want to travel faster well their problem :biggrin:
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« Reply #69 on: September 04, 2013, 08:02:42 am »
If you can find one you can also throw a KLR 650 C model into the mix.

They have been mostly gray imports, but they share basically all the mechanics with the normal A model.

More like a DR650 in terms of what it is and a much prettier tail piece than the A model.

They are scarce though, but if you find one it should be towards the bottom of your budget.



Not correct. They were the official KMSA KLR's between 1995 and 2002. At the same time Canada spec. KL650A's were parallel imported. The Kl650A was only brought back to SA in 2004.
The KL650C was by far the best of the 650CC KLR's.

nice looking KLR.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: *Budget bikers" What bike? Talk to me
« Reply #70 on: September 04, 2013, 08:25:19 am »
Problem of the X Challenge is close on 10k for a tank and another 10k for a rear shock with fitment. That is 50% of the bikes value you will never get back. It is light on fuel though and many do not mind pumping up the rear shock on a weekly basis. I would go for a DR650 if I had 30k, for 40k there are alot more bikes to choose from

Is that a fact? I suppose those two items are essential.

I really don't want to have to spend more than 20-30k in total. don't want to have to start adding kit. must be ready as is to go anywhere?
 

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« Reply #71 on: September 04, 2013, 08:28:08 am »
If you can find one you can also throw a KLR 650 C model into the mix.

They have been mostly gray imports, but they share basically all the mechanics with the normal A model.

More like a DR650 in terms of what it is and a much prettier tail piece than the A model.

They are scarce though, but if you find one it should be towards the bottom of your budget.



Not correct. They were the official KMSA KLR's between 1995 and 2002. At the same time Canada spec. KL650A's were parallel imported. The Kl650A was only brought back to SA in 2004.
The KL650C was by far the best of the 650CC KLR's.

nice looking KLR.  :thumleft:

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« Reply #72 on: September 04, 2013, 08:28:42 am »
what about something like this for 13k new?  :sip:
 

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« Reply #73 on: September 04, 2013, 08:29:24 am »
No!
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Re: *Budget bikers" What bike? Talk to me
« Reply #75 on: September 04, 2013, 08:31:30 am »
what about something like this for 13k new?  :sip:

good idea.
if something goes wrong,  you simply discard,  and buy another.
 

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« Reply #76 on: September 04, 2013, 08:33:47 am »
No!

LOL why?

You can get a better quality second-hand item for the same price... (better quality)
Go and have a proper look at it... it does not even have return springs for the footpegs...
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Re: *Budget bikers" What bike? Talk to me
« Reply #77 on: September 04, 2013, 08:43:52 am »
Problem of the X Challenge is close on 10k for a tank and another 10k for a rear shock with fitment. That is 50% of the bikes value you will never get back. It is light on fuel though and many do not mind pumping up the rear shock on a weekly basis. I would go for a DR650 if I had 30k, for 40k there are alot more bikes to choose from

Is that a fact? I suppose those two items are essential.

I really don't want to have to spend more than 20-30k in total. don't want to have to start adding kit. must be ready as is to go anywhere?
There might be a cheaper option, jerry can / fuel bladder etc. but as far as I know only Touratech builds a tank.
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Re: *Budget bikers" What bike? Talk to me
« Reply #78 on: September 04, 2013, 08:44:43 am »
What do you intend doing with the bike James...

Play around in the armpit area
Run chores with it ala commuter style
Take the odd trip to the Nat bash / EL area ( kind of the 300kms weekend tourer)
Tour to Makakeng via Lesotho - if so fast or slow?
Shoot down to Seapoint for a bleaching session and back

Give us some basic requirements first before everyone shouts their favourite bike's name out loud...
 

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« Reply #79 on: September 04, 2013, 08:48:31 am »
What do you intend doing with the bike James...

Play around in the armpit area
Run chores with it ala commuter style
Take the odd trip to the Nat bash / EL area ( kind of the 300kms weekend tourer)
Tour to Makakeng via Lesotho - if so fast or slow?
Shoot down to Seapoint for a bleaching session and back

Give us some basic requirements first before everyone shouts their favourite bike's name out loud...

all of the above, bar the bleaching. don't mind riding to makakeng slowly.

plus stuff like 4x4 routes like side entry to baviaans. bike must have tolerance for rocky tracks etc.