Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?  (Read 1210 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline 0012

  • Double-oh-Tkwarf
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Suzuki DR650
    Location: Rest of Africa
  • Posts: 3,004
  • Thanked: 128 times
  • Race the rain. Ride the wind. Chase the sunset.
Re: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2018, 11:31:32 am »
sub   ;D

en ek stem natuurlik vir die DR.... of xt660r
->    TransAlp 650 - sold
:(    Yamaha XT1200Z - written off - R.I.P.
 

Offline Bliknęrs

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 2,538
  • Thanked: 117 times
  • I never finish anyth
Re: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2018, 11:54:16 am »
Kry twee van dieselfde bikes dit maak die spares en spanners makliker.
G450X
 

Offline TheBear

  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 10,607
  • Thanked: 679 times
Re: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2018, 12:00:47 pm »
Kry twee van dieselfde bikes dit maak die spares en spanners makliker.

 :thumleft:

Ek stem, indien enigsens moontlik. 
#33 #BRADICAL!
#40 #DIVEBOMB!
 

Offline Roxtar

  • REV IT UP
  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: KTM 990 Adventure
    Location: North West
  • Posts: 3,030
  • Thanked: 168 times
  • Aka Sprocket Face
Re: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2018, 12:04:44 pm »
For long distance and sizeable luggage requirements the XR is not the way to go..... ;) 
Long live the Underdog.........
 

Offline Gérrard

  • AKA 'jupiter' maar noem my Gerard.
  • Global Moderator
  • Teelhond
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 33,546
  • Thanked: 748 times
  • Wiff a Sidecar... form Kabega
Re: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2018, 12:08:09 pm »
Kry twee van dieselfde bikes dit maak die spares en spanners makliker.

Baie goeie idee. Vat jou cue by Michnus en Elsabe. Sien net nie vir Louis op 'n DR nie. Bike is bietjie klein.
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

Build a sidecar they said. It will be fun they said. Ja-nee !
 

Offline woody1

  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: Yamaha Super Tenere
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 10,967
  • Thanked: 283 times
  • XT1200ZE "Vinnige" Witte
Re: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2018, 12:26:24 pm »
As Louis sy skaaptjops locally koop sal hy op die fietse pas.... Niks saamry nie.  :laughing4:

En hoe gaan Nannie die besempie en skoppie vervoer. ?

Ry die karretjie man....Sy kan hom ook mos ry.

I WOULD RATHER BE AN HONEST ASSHOLE .... THAN A FLIPPEN LIAR !   


Ducati 100cc Mountaineer, Honda 550 K3, Suzuki Gs1000E, Suzuki Gs1000G, Suzuki 1100 Katana, BMW R1100RT, BMW R1150RT,,,,,All gone. Only 2014 ST in the garage at the moment... And Honda XL 600
 

Offline Gérrard

  • AKA 'jupiter' maar noem my Gerard.
  • Global Moderator
  • Teelhond
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 33,546
  • Thanked: 748 times
  • Wiff a Sidecar... form Kabega
Re: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2018, 12:31:08 pm »
My keuse dou wees a KLR 650 F'ugly en DR650

 :thumleft:  Sal kyk na die DR, maar ai, ek kry nie 'n laaik in 'n KLR nie.  Miskien so bietjie opgedollie, maar plein gaan nie werk vir my nie.   :eek7: :biggrin:

Word nie verniet 'n F'ugly genoem nie, maar as jy eers een gery het is dit ander strorie. Maar ja, hulle kan doen met bietjie opdollie.
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

Build a sidecar they said. It will be fun they said. Ja-nee !
 

Offline Andre E

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 1,349
  • Thanked: 99 times
  • McDonalds Accommodation, Queenstown
Re: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2018, 12:31:56 pm »
Kry twee van dieselfde bikes dit maak die spares en spanners makliker.

Baie goeie idee. Vat jou cue by Michnus en Elsabe. Sien net nie vir Louis op 'n DR nie. Bike is bietjie klein.
DR plus 'n Z. Die spanners verskil nie so baie dat mens dubble hoef in te pak nie.

Sent from my SM-G570F using Tapatalk

Don't be kak, be lekker.
What is this life, if full of care,
we have no time to stand and stare.
 

Online Vis Arend

  • It's not how fast you start, it's how long you endure.
  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: Honda CRF-250 Rally
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 8,849
  • Thanked: 397 times
Re: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?
« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2018, 12:41:04 pm »
Baie goeie advies hier, sou graag twee van dieselfde wil he maar weet nie hoe gaan die vrou op 'n 650 doen nie. 

Sommer lus en koop 'n scooter, Nannie het reeds een.   :eek7:   :biggrin:   

Is daar geen 400cc bikes meer nie?   :patch:
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the the couch
Honda XL125  -  Sold,    Honda XR200R  -  Sold,     Yamaha TT500  -  Sold,     Honda Transalp700  -  Sold,       Yamaha S10 Fast Blue  -  Sold,   Yamaha S10 Slow White  -  Sold,   Honda CRF250 Rally - To be Sold, XR650L - Sold,   Honda CRF250Rally back in the stable,   BMW K1200LT.
 

Offline Gérrard

  • AKA 'jupiter' maar noem my Gerard.
  • Global Moderator
  • Teelhond
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 33,546
  • Thanked: 748 times
  • Wiff a Sidecar... form Kabega
Re: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?
« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2018, 12:47:39 pm »
Die DR is 'n 'sagte' bike en sy sal mooi pas op hom.
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

Build a sidecar they said. It will be fun they said. Ja-nee !
 
The following users thanked this post: Vis Arend

Offline BullSmit

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Honda XR650L
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 1,129
  • Thanked: 115 times
  • Previously Bullfrog
Re: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2018, 02:24:15 pm »
I have just returned from a 10 day ride in the South of Namibia. And one of the party rode his Honda crf250 Rally with luggage from Pringle Bay to Nam and then all over the South and back home.
And he kept pace with all the others in spite of a 1290 KTM, 2 Africa Twins, 3 1200 GS and a 701  Husky and 660 Tenere.
The bike never missed a beat for just on 4 000km and arrived at every stop, campsite minutes after the others.
Sometimes ahead when we hit thick sand and many others fell.
And 5 of the big bikes were trailered up to the border and back. The excuse (we do not want to wreck our knobblies)
I have now bought a Rally.

Really great little bikes, so sad many will never experience the pleasure of these D/S gems, as in all light bikes.
Glad I bought mine, been riding more than ever before just because it is such a versatile little bike. Can do just about anything and cost very little to run. Just be prepared for verbal abuse from the bigger is better SA biking mentality.

Fuck 'em....

‘I just get up every morning and go out. And I don’t let the old man in,’ Clint Eastwood
 

Offline TheBear

  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: BMW R1150GS Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 10,607
  • Thanked: 679 times
Re: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?
« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2018, 02:27:57 pm »
I have just returned from a 10 day ride in the South of Namibia. And one of the party rode his Honda crf250 Rally with luggage from Pringle Bay to Nam and then all over the South and back home.
And he kept pace with all the others in spite of a 1290 KTM, 2 Africa Twins, 3 1200 GS and a 701  Husky and 660 Tenere.
The bike never missed a beat for just on 4 000km and arrived at every stop, campsite minutes after the others.
Sometimes ahead when we hit thick sand and many others fell.
And 5 of the big bikes were trailered up to the border and back. The excuse (we do not want to wreck our knobblies)
I have now bought a Rally.

Really great little bikes, so sad many will never experience the pleasure of these D/S gems, as in all light bikes.
Glad I bought mine, been riding more than ever before just because it is such a versatile little bike. Can do just about anything and cost very little to run. Just be prepared for verbal abuse from the bigger is better SA biking mentality.

Fuck 'em....

Jissie!  You that randy?   :lol8:
#33 #BRADICAL!
#40 #DIVEBOMB!
 

Offline Tampan

Re: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?
« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2018, 02:44:03 pm »
Wat van die R, daai Z 's bly aan die duur kant, alhoewel hy 'n lekker groot tenk het.

Ek het nog nie die R gery nie Louis, maar as ek dit reg het is dit dieselfde enjin? Ek is dalk bevooroordeeld, maar my XR het soms carburettor moeilikheid gegee en dit het my baie laat sukkel - natuurlik nie te se dat fuel injection nie oo kan moeilikheid gee nie.
Die XR se standaard subframe hou nie as jy hom laai nie en hy was vir my te ongemaklik vir enige iets verder as 400 km op een dag. Die XR was baie lekker vir kort trips en op die plaas, maar as jy heeldag ry maak hy jou klaar en hy kort 'n 6 de rat.
 
The following users thanked this post: Vis Arend

Online Vis Arend

  • It's not how fast you start, it's how long you endure.
  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: Honda CRF-250 Rally
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 8,849
  • Thanked: 397 times
Re: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2018, 04:15:14 pm »
As Louis sy skaaptjops locally koop sal hy op die fietse pas.... Niks saamry nie.  :laughing4:

En hoe gaan Nannie die besempie en skoppie vervoer. ?

Ry die karretjie man....Sy kan hom ook mos ry.

Ons hou die sidekar, sy is vir ander trips,  die klein bikes is vir nog ander trips.   :thumleft:   

Ons is mos op pensioen, so niks jaag ons nie, kan heeljaar vat om deur Nam te ry.   :biggrin: 
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the the couch
Honda XL125  -  Sold,    Honda XR200R  -  Sold,     Yamaha TT500  -  Sold,     Honda Transalp700  -  Sold,       Yamaha S10 Fast Blue  -  Sold,   Yamaha S10 Slow White  -  Sold,   Honda CRF250 Rally - To be Sold, XR650L - Sold,   Honda CRF250Rally back in the stable,   BMW K1200LT.
 

Offline blauth

Re: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2018, 04:50:45 pm »
Save as much money as possible and buy two CRF250 Rally's or CRF250L's. Benefits include:
Same parts
Reliable
Slower = Safer - speed does kill, don't underestimate the value of this.
Doesn't chow parts like crazy (tyres, chains, sprockets)
Light on Fuel
Long service intervals
Bikes are light so sandy terrain is easier

I'd guess two of the CRF250L's would be a better option. Also you wife would be chuffed that you have the same bike as her. Fuel range is the only downside but you can carry extra fuel in a rotopax.

Offline blauth

Re: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2018, 04:52:13 pm »
Save as much money as possible and buy two CRF250 Rally's or CRF250L's. Benefits include:
Same parts
Reliable
Slower = Safer - speed does kill, don't underestimate the value of this.
Doesn't chow parts like crazy (tyres, chains, sprockets)
Light on Fuel
Long service intervals
Bikes are light so sandy terrain is easier

I'd guess two of the CRF250L's would be a better option. Also you wife would be chuffed that you have the same bike as her. Fuel range is the only downside but you can carry extra fuel in a rotopax.

I ride a CRF250 Rally now. And after owning 60+ bikes ranging from 125cc to 1100cc, this little Rally is one of the best for my specific needs (commuting and adventure riding).

Online Vis Arend

  • It's not how fast you start, it's how long you endure.
  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: Honda CRF-250 Rally
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 8,849
  • Thanked: 397 times
Re: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2018, 05:04:59 pm »
I am very keen on the 250's, for me as well.  My only concern is luggage capacity.   

I would like to travel at least 100km/h on the open road, so if these bikes can carry a payload of say 130kg and do that speed I will be more than happy.  I suppose I could drop at least 10km from my weight, so payload will then be 120kg.     :eek7:
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the the couch
Honda XL125  -  Sold,    Honda XR200R  -  Sold,     Yamaha TT500  -  Sold,     Honda Transalp700  -  Sold,       Yamaha S10 Fast Blue  -  Sold,   Yamaha S10 Slow White  -  Sold,   Honda CRF250 Rally - To be Sold, XR650L - Sold,   Honda CRF250Rally back in the stable,   BMW K1200LT.
 

Offline Kobus Myburgh

  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: Honda CRF-1000L Africa Twin
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 7,007
  • Thanked: 816 times
Re: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2018, 05:29:29 pm »
‘n Stel Enduristan Blizzards op die Rally of L werk 100%.








Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
"If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don't want them.  I want men who will come if there is no road at all."

-David Livingstone-
 
The following users thanked this post: Vis Arend

Offline blauth

Re: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?
« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2018, 07:53:47 am »
Kobus, who sells the  'Enduristan Blizzard' soft luggage here in ZA. Any indication on price?

Online Vis Arend

  • It's not how fast you start, it's how long you endure.
  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: Honda CRF-250 Rally
    Location: Eastern Cape
  • Posts: 8,849
  • Thanked: 397 times
Re: Old timers need some advice - what smallish bikes?
« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2018, 08:02:00 am »
Kobus, who sells the  'Enduristan Blizzard' soft luggage here in ZA. Any indication on price?


If not mistaken it is ChrisL. 
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the the couch
Honda XL125  -  Sold,    Honda XR200R  -  Sold,     Yamaha TT500  -  Sold,     Honda Transalp700  -  Sold,       Yamaha S10 Fast Blue  -  Sold,   Yamaha S10 Slow White  -  Sold,   Honda CRF250 Rally - To be Sold, XR650L - Sold,   Honda CRF250Rally back in the stable,   BMW K1200LT.