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Offline J-dog

Re: *Budget bikers" What bike? Talk to me
« Reply #80 on: September 04, 2013, 08:49:56 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.

yep, the kit in your pics is R20k  :-\

shock is a must. fuel bladder and option, but annoying?
 

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Re: *Budget bikers" What bike? Talk to me
« Reply #81 on: September 04, 2013, 08:50:36 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

It then stands to reason that you can buy a sorted one for not much more then  :deal:
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« Reply #82 on: September 04, 2013, 08:52:23 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

It then stands to reason that you can buy a sorted one for not much more then  :deal:

so look for a sorted X with tank and shock for between 25-30k? Would it be possible?

P.S. A BMW scrambler just doesn't seem right  :imaposer:
 

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Re: *Budget bikers" What bike? Talk to me
« Reply #83 on: September 04, 2013, 08:56:06 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

It then stands to reason that you can buy a sorted one for not much more then  :deal:

so look for a sorted X with tank and shock for between 25-30k? Would it be possible?

P.S. A BMW scrambler just doesn't seem right  :imaposer:

Have I mentioned that I think you should buy a DR?  :snorting:
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Re: *Budget bikers" What bike? Talk to me
« Reply #84 on: September 04, 2013, 09:18:59 am »
just remember the fun factor the bike will give you  >:D
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« Reply #85 on: September 04, 2013, 10:30:09 am »
Get a DR or a XR - simple as that.  Case closed.

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« Reply #86 on: September 04, 2013, 11:21:54 am »
just remember the fun factor the bike will give you  >:D
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« Reply #87 on: September 04, 2013, 11:25:09 am »
My last .02 cents - in my experience also you should look at where in the 'price range' a specific model is.

What I mean: If X-Challenge's go for R30k to R45k and XT600e's go from R15k to R25k, then a R20k XT600e would probably be better looked after (and a better buy with less underlying/possible issues) than an X-Challenge for R30k - just because the one is in the middle of what is available and the other at the bottom.


Considering that you want to top out at R30k all-up expenses you are unfortunately (and in my opinion) stuck in DR650/XR600/KLR/XT600e territory.

For R30k you'll get an XT660R but it will either be pulled through or have very high kilos (or both) - same with some of the other newer options.
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« Reply #88 on: September 04, 2013, 11:35:28 am »
My last .02 cents - in my experience also you should look at where in the 'price range' a specific model is.

What I mean: If X-Challenge's go for R30k to R45k and XT600e's go from R15k to R25k, then a R20k XT600e would probably be better looked after (and a better buy with less underlying/possible issues) than an X-Challenge for R30k - just because the one is in the middle of what is available and the other at the bottom.


Considering that you want to top out at R30k all-up expenses you are unfortunately (and in my opinion) stuck in DR650/XR600/KLR/XT600e territory.

For R30k you'll get an XT660R but it will either be pulled through or have very high kilos (or both) - same with some of the other newer options.

good points  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #89 on: September 04, 2013, 01:09:24 pm »
Ahoi!
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« Reply #90 on: September 04, 2013, 01:24:06 pm »
Ahoi!
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Not the board for it.
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« Reply #91 on: September 04, 2013, 01:27:10 pm »
Sorry Veldtie :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #92 on: September 04, 2013, 02:09:19 pm »
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« Reply #93 on: September 04, 2013, 05:49:34 pm »
This is what I would go for, second place would be a DR.

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« Reply #94 on: September 04, 2013, 05:54:28 pm »
Honda xr 600 r

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Re: *Budget bikers" What bike? Talk to me
« Reply #95 on: September 04, 2013, 05:59:39 pm »
Sorry Veldtie :thumleft:
apologies from me, too, Veldtie, saw KilRoy's post, and could not resist the humour!

Couple of tough days, especially moving the shop, and it made me chuckle, and it was an OBLIQUE reference, i never mentioned body parts, just ALLUDED to the fact...  :biggrin:

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« Reply #96 on: September 04, 2013, 06:01:37 pm »
Would this bike be good for a female (me) - keeping in mind i don't do my own repairs (I have a very happy mechanic) and dont do any heavy offroading
 

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« Reply #97 on: September 04, 2013, 06:07:19 pm »
Sorry Veldtie :thumleft:
apologies from me, too, Veldtie, saw KilRoy's post, and could not resist the humour!

Couple of tough days, especially moving the shop, and it made me chuckle, and it was an OBLIQUE reference, i never mentioned body parts, just ALLUDED to the fact...  :biggrin:

In this case, my own post - somewhat out of character, gave me the biggest smile I've had all day!  :biggrin:
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« Reply #98 on: September 04, 2013, 07:07:42 pm »
Would this bike be good for a female (me) - keeping in mind i don't do my own repairs (I have a very happy mechanic) and dont do any heavy offroading

Could be koekrooster, depends on your height though. This bike is a bit high, and its also quite a heavy machine. But if you're a big girl should be fine. If you are as small as my SWAMBO, forget it!  :imaposer:
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« Reply #99 on: September 04, 2013, 07:08:16 pm »
This is what I would go for, second place would be a DR.

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