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Offline MiniDan

Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #160 on: September 15, 2016, 12:50:20 pm »
Look, Andreas did not win his races on the Chinese BMW you can buy, just like the Dakar does not get won on the 450 standing at KTM Cape Town.

Is this a shock to you?
Not so true. The racebike that Letti and Jade Gutzeit used was very close to factory standard; only the suspension was tuned.  Dakar is a different beast alltogether.



And David Knight gave his factory one back and completed the season on a private Klx450. To give up a factory ride halfway through the season is very indicitive. He stated the bike was a heap of shite and he could not ride it.


The thread heading asks for a choice between the WR450 and the G450X. KarooKid has chosen the BMW and I wish him all happiness with this ride.
I must however point out that the WR is 10x the bike the "BMW" is, as not doing so would be an injustice towards the toughest, most reliable 4stroke
offroads, the YZ/WR series, ever, ever built.
And for the R40 000 asking price, a very good WR could have been had.

 :thumleft:  :thumleft:

Agreed Dan. In terms of bike the WR might have been the better option, but like I said - I am happy with my choice and I'll be the first to admit if I made a mistake or if it lets me down.

I am pretty sure though that I'll get the same amount of joy and fun from both.

Never will there be a situation where everyone backs your decision, but you have made it, so now go and enjoy it.





(Until it starts giving you issues)
 

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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #161 on: September 24, 2016, 05:30:18 pm »
Did my first proper ride today.

Love it!!
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #162 on: September 24, 2016, 06:24:26 pm »
It behaved faultlessly! All the best for many more miles.
 

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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #163 on: September 28, 2016, 03:33:23 pm »
Awesome!  :thumleft:
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #164 on: September 28, 2016, 03:52:26 pm »
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but of course, I KNEW you would enjoy... 'the little bike, that could..." !  ;)
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #165 on: September 29, 2016, 08:05:15 am »
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but of course, I KNEW you would enjoy... 'the little bike, that could..." !  ;)


Thanks Chris

All the mods have been done. Will pop in on Saturday to bring back the step drill bit.

Only waiting on the new decals and then it is 100% sorted.

Looking forward to some riding on the weekend.
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #166 on: October 04, 2016, 04:33:06 pm »
dude, when I saw this bike at the quarry I could see why you bought it.. very lekker scoot.
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #167 on: October 04, 2016, 04:43:26 pm »
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but of course, I KNEW you would enjoy... 'the little bike, that could..." !  ;)


Thanks Chris

All the mods have been done. Will pop in on Saturday to bring back the step drill bit.

Only waiting on the new decals and then it is 100% sorted.

Looking forward to some riding on the weekend.

You only just got that BMW and already it needs working on with a stepped drill. What's wrong?? :pot:
 

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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #168 on: October 05, 2016, 07:46:50 am »
 ;) Dan NEVER misses an opportunity to have a 'smile' at BMW's expense....

long ago, it MAY have irked me, now it makes ME smile!  ;D

Dan, that was a good chuckle, Wife asked me why I was laughing so hard; difficult to explain to her the  "You only just got that BMW and already it needs working on with a stepped drill. What's wrong??" chirp!

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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #169 on: October 06, 2016, 08:39:35 pm »
dude, when I saw this bike at the quarry I could see why you bought it.. very lekker scoot.

Thanks Fuzzy.

I really love the bike. New stickers arrived. Busy fitting them but ran out of beer.

Pictures to follow......
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #170 on: October 06, 2016, 10:56:31 pm »
Charl, bel my as jy reg is vir Maccaser.
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #171 on: October 07, 2016, 06:40:53 am »
Charl, bel my as jy reg is vir Maccaser.
groete


Dit sal lekker wees Jaco. Wanneer ry julle?
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #172 on: October 08, 2016, 01:05:06 pm »
congrats. scoot looks good!  maybe i'll join you guys at Macassar?  before i sell this girl..
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #173 on: October 08, 2016, 07:08:20 pm »
;) Dan NEVER misses an opportunity to have a 'smile' at BMW's expense....

long ago, it MAY have irked me, now it makes ME smile!  ;D

Dan, that was a good chuckle, Wife asked me why I was laughing so hard; difficult to explain to her the  "You only just got that BMW and already it needs working on with a stepped drill. What's wrong??" chirp!

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There are quite a few BMW riders that smile at my chirps, then there are the "traditionalists"......... :thumleft:
 

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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #174 on: October 09, 2016, 07:27:49 am »
 :ricky:
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #175 on: October 09, 2016, 07:30:05 am »
That does really look good Karookid!
 

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« Reply #176 on: October 09, 2016, 08:34:57 am »
Stunning, amazing what a decent sticker kit can do for a bike  :thumleft:
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #177 on: October 10, 2016, 08:10:07 am »
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