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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #120 on: September 12, 2016, 11:04:26 am »
After getting it back from Eddy2Race
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #121 on: September 12, 2016, 11:18:28 am »
Very nice!!!

Ballpark damage? $$$
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #122 on: September 12, 2016, 11:20:18 am »
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #123 on: September 12, 2016, 11:20:57 am »
Very nice!!!

Ballpark damage? $$$

A little less than R40k
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #124 on: September 12, 2016, 11:22:29 am »
Lekker man. It's brand new.

At least you didn't take the R30k-ish? knock.

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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #125 on: September 12, 2016, 11:56:22 am »
Jip glad about that.

I do believe that it is a lot of bike for the money.

Hope to get some good fun and milage from it.
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #126 on: September 12, 2016, 01:50:36 pm »
Bliksem that bike was a steal.

Its still a beautiful machine - hope you get many awesome Km on it. :thumleft:  :drif:
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #127 on: September 12, 2016, 02:38:21 pm »
Now please go join Chris L and Big Dom on the 450X board  ;D
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #128 on: September 12, 2016, 03:33:34 pm »
very nice
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #129 on: September 12, 2016, 05:19:36 pm »
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #130 on: September 12, 2016, 05:23:49 pm »
Vurke lyk effe getwist vir my :peepwall: >:D ;)

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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #131 on: September 12, 2016, 05:28:35 pm »
Congrats and all the best. It's so nice you probably won't want to scratch it up in the Parklands bush!
 

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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #132 on: September 12, 2016, 05:35:10 pm »
Congrats and all the best. It's so nice you probably won't want to scratch it up in the Parklands bush!

Just said the same thing to my neighbor.

But that is what I bought it for. Once the first scar is on I'll feel better.

Can't wait to get back to the bush
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #133 on: September 12, 2016, 05:37:10 pm »
Also get some motard wheels

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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #134 on: September 12, 2016, 07:21:57 pm »
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #135 on: September 12, 2016, 07:26:44 pm »
Congratulations KarooKid!!

It is a very nice specimen indeed.
 

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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #136 on: September 12, 2016, 08:12:28 pm »
Looks like a really great buy  :thumleft:

See you in the quarry soon.
 

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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #137 on: September 12, 2016, 09:02:38 pm »
Thanks all.

Can't wait to go ride it, but for my sins I have to take the wife away on a romantic weekend.

So the quarry will have to wait till next weekend.

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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #138 on: September 12, 2016, 09:10:24 pm »
Thanks all.

Can't wait to go ride it, but for my sins I have to take the wife away on a romantic weekend.

So the quarry will have to wait till next weekend.



 :thumleft: it will still be there by then.
 

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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #139 on: September 12, 2016, 10:27:03 pm »
Interesting topic; but I have a different mindset to what a "playbike" is.
In a controlled environment ridden by a good rider or by a beginner who does not stretch their limits; a BMW 450 is an OK choice.

I would much rather take a WR450, CRF450x, KLX450 or even RMX-450 over the BMW if you are doing more than dirt roads or tracks.
I would take a 250 4T over any 450 every day of the week for real off-road riding, and if I wanted the speed and power it would be from a 300 2T.
If you are building a rally bike then go 450; but for almost every other off-road task they come in last place choice wise.

Now you have it and it seems you paid market value for it so should not lose too much. This is if you get the off-road bug proper and realize the 450 BMW is not suitable and sell it for something more appropriate.