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Offline Noneking

Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #140 on: September 13, 2016, 07:39:37 am »
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 #141 on: September 13, 2016, 09:53:53 am »
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.
Jy kom lig daarvan af! My glipsies het my gewoonlik in baie meer moeilikheid

Ja maar jou glipsies is seker baie groter............. of duurder.
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #142 on: September 13, 2016, 09:58:58 am »

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


My answer to this would be a quarry braai, bring the wife and buy flowers on the way...
 

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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #143 on: September 13, 2016, 10:36:35 am »
Did E2R do that sticker kit - bike looks fantastic
 

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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #144 on: September 13, 2016, 01:40:48 pm »
Did E2R do that sticker kit - bike looks fantastic

No, the Sticker kit came with the bike. E2R just fitted it.
Unfortunately it's been laying for a few years so it is not sticking too well.

E2R will help me with a new set though. Thinking about whether to stick to this scheme or the BMW Racing one.
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #145 on: September 13, 2016, 02:27:43 pm »
Did E2R do that sticker kit - bike looks fantastic

No, the Sticker kit came with the bike. E2R just fitted it.
Unfortunately it's been laying for a few years so it is not sticking too well.

E2R will help me with a new set though. Thinking about whether to stick to this scheme or the BMW Racing one.

A couple of crashes in the quarry and the sticker kit is poked anyway so don't stress about it.
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #146 on: September 13, 2016, 02:41:52 pm »
Did E2R do that sticker kit - bike looks fantastic

No, the Sticker kit came with the bike. E2R just fitted it.
Unfortunately it's been laying for a few years so it is not sticking too well.

E2R will help me with a new set though. Thinking about whether to stick to this scheme or the BMW Racing one.

A couple of crashes in the quarry and the sticker kit is poked anyway so don't stress about it.

Also true, but the plain white just looks so bland.
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #147 on: September 13, 2016, 03:09:23 pm »
Did E2R do that sticker kit - bike looks fantastic

No, the Sticker kit came with the bike. E2R just fitted it.
Unfortunately it's been laying for a few years so it is not sticking too well.

E2R will help me with a new set though. Thinking about whether to stick to this scheme or the BMW Racing one.

BMW and Racing should not be used in the same sentence. :eek7: But do add some blue for reliability. :3some:
 

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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #148 on: September 13, 2016, 03:20:57 pm »
Did E2R do that sticker kit - bike looks fantastic

No, the Sticker kit came with the bike. E2R just fitted it.
Unfortunately it's been laying for a few years so it is not sticking too well.

E2R will help me with a new set though. Thinking about whether to stick to this scheme or the BMW Racing one.

BMW and Racing should not be used in the same sentence. :eek7: But do add some blue for reliability. :3some:

Yes sir. Sorry Sir
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« Reply #149 on: September 13, 2016, 03:22:32 pm »

BMW and Racing should not be used in the same sentence. :eek7: But do add some blue for reliability. :3some:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V85U9P-_Jc

Yeah, Andreas Lichtenberger won his first ever rally and the Red Bull Romaniacs on a g450x cause it was shit.   :ricky:
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #150 on: September 13, 2016, 05:38:45 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?
 

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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #151 on: September 13, 2016, 07:00:47 pm »
We already went through this. ;D

This thread is actually about Karookid and his bike not about BMW and racing breed. Well we did talk about that a while back but I think it was all civil.  :snorting:

If you like I will split off the relevant comments in a new topic all on its own.  :thumleft:

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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #152 on: September 13, 2016, 07:39:41 pm »
We already went through this. ;D

This thread is actually about Karookid and his bike not about BMW and racing breed. Well we did talk about that a while back but I think it was all civil.  :snorting:

If you like I will split off the relevant comments in a new topic all on its own.  :thumleft:



No need. I am sure Omninorm won't be too upset with me over this. And I honestly wish Karookid lots of pleasurable riding on his new bike. Might even meet him at Quarry.
 

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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #153 on: September 13, 2016, 07:51:12 pm »
I have absolutely no problem with the comments and statements.

I respect and appreciate all opinions and I am happy with my decision. It is me who must live with it.

Dan I would love to ride with you at the Quarry.

I am pretty sure if you give me the latest WR 450 and put (force) Dan onto my BMW he would still beat me over any terrain. It's more about skill and experience than the bike.

Let's ride!!
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #154 on: September 13, 2016, 08:09:05 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.

 

Offline LanC

Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #155 on: September 13, 2016, 11:19:57 pm »
Congrats on the new wheels KarooKid. I acquired one in Feb this year. You get a lot of bike for you $$$ with the G450X. I think it does the job well enough for the average rider who does not want to race. There is no way I'm good enough to tell the difference it and the WR but it's good to go with what you felt your heart says. I had a weird hot starting issue for last few months but finally solved it by replacing a worn decompression lever for R220. I got ktm 200 two months back to see what the 2stroke fuss is all about. Told myself I will sell the one I'm riding the least in six months time. Problem is both currently put a huge grin on my face though I'm leaning more towards the keeping the 200. I rode 120km loop through parklands to atlantis and down to the beach on Sunday then ran out of fuel 500m from home.


 

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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #156 on: September 14, 2016, 06:44:45 am »
Nice Lance. Great pictures

Must be hard having so many choices  :)

These bikes are just so much fun in the sand.
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #157 on: September 15, 2016, 09:39:31 am »
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.
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Re: Yamaha WR450 or BMW G450X??
« Reply #158 on: September 15, 2016, 10:35:24 am »
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.
 

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« Reply #159 on: September 15, 2016, 12:14:06 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.

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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.
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