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Offline BuRP

Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2019, 08:13:06 pm »
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Saw this bike at Offroad Cycles in Pretoria today - spotless, had to think of this thread.
2stroke but not a wild one, utterly reliable and on the road, and as said virtually new.
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Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2019, 07:08:23 am »
Thanks for the heads-up. Trying to find something in and around Cape Town as a start before looking "abroad". Will be looking at a few Kawasaki KDXs over the weekend. Again, really appreciate the advice from this community.
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Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2019, 09:49:35 am »
KDX 200!
If you use a bit patience you will find a good one!
If you want roadworthy bike, the DT175 is a good choice.
My one foster son had one and did everything with his. ( even falling himself a nice roasty while we were dicing )  :peepwall:
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Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2019, 10:57:41 am »
My 12 jarige het n YZ85 big wheel, ook nogal n langerigge knaap. Die bike het n bietjie min torque, maar dit leer hulle vinnig die cluch werk -  so 2 dae se oefen. Die bikes is nogal vollop, dink nie daar is n groot verskil as jy n KX of RM of CR kry nie So R12 000 kry jy n redelike een.
It's better to burn out than to fade away!
 
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Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2019, 11:25:58 am »
Will be looking at a few Kawasaki KDXs over the weekend

Nike bike, I actually have one... but veryvery few are on the road, and let's be honest here, you know he'll also ride there!  :P
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Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2019, 01:00:34 pm »
Will be looking at a few Kawasaki KDXs over the weekend

Nike bike, I actually have one... but veryvery few are on the road, and let's be honest here, you know he'll also ride there!  :P

Maybe that is a good thing then that it is not a ‘road’ bike
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Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2019, 08:49:56 pm »
I am with Dux on this one. My deal with my son was that he can go nuts off-road and I will supply the equipment BUT if I ever catch him on a public road before he is out of my house then it all ends.

But BuRP you are right, he will probably "try me" at some stage ........

We are on a farm so that makes the temptation just a little less and at the moment he has buddies coming over from town bringing their bikes for the weekend. The Chinese bikes were a cheap option as we could have more than one which again helped the buddies who did not have their own bikes, but as I mentioned at the start of this post: they simply do not last. So we have now basically decided to trade a PW80 and a busted pit-bike for a repair on his quad (unfortunately also Chinese) and then hopefully a KDX 200 (I will be selling a kidney at some point ....).

I recently bought a KLR650 (2006) in very very good nick and will be having my Gelandewagen on the road pretty soon. The idea is then to do outdoor weekends where we can trailer his bike behind the Gelandewagen and then go off somewhere, camp and ride bikes. A very good friend of mine has a KTM 950 so he is in on the deal. Well, that is the plan .......

Thank you again for all the advice, it is deeply appreciate and heeded.  :)

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Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2019, 03:11:19 pm »
Just back from Riebeek Wes where we bought a 2006 Kawasaki KDX 200. Bike looks in really good condition bar a few scratches and dents. I had an option on a cosmetically better looking bike (for about R3000 more) but since my 12-year old will be cutting his teeth on the KDX, his first "real" bike, I am anticipating dents and scratches aplenty, might as well have a bike with a bit of a head start.  :imaposer:

Thank you for all the advise, especially Dux who, for his sins, will be getting a new full-of-shit customer to add to his flock.
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Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2019, 08:24:06 am »
made the best choice......I may be slightly biased  :biggri
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Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2019, 12:15:07 am »
I present the KDX 200 Low-Rider! A HUGE thank-you to Dux for lowering the bike to fit my 12-year old. It was done professionally and in double-quick time. Thank you Dux for helping us out at such short notice and really making this Christmas one to remember for my 12-year old petrol-head. Super-service from a super-guy.

I guess we are a Kawasaki-family now with the KDX 200 and the KLR 650 sharing a stable here on the farm. Thank you again for the advice and recommendations.
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Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2019, 07:54:18 am »
My pleasure  :thumleft:
This is only an intermediate link , another link half way between stock and this one will be available mid January
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Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2019, 08:31:44 am »
I am with Dux on this one. My deal with my son was that he can go nuts off-road and I will supply the equipment BUT if I ever catch him on a public road before he is out of my house then it all ends.

But BuRP you are right, he will probably "try me" at some stage ........

We are on a farm so that makes the temptation just a little less and at the moment he has buddies coming over from town bringing their bikes for the weekend. The Chinese bikes were a cheap option as we could have more than one which again helped the buddies who did not have their own bikes, but as I mentioned at the start of this post: they simply do not last. So we have now basically decided to trade a PW80 and a busted pit-bike for a repair on his quad (unfortunately also Chinese) and then hopefully a KDX 200 (I will be selling a kidney at some point ....).

I recently bought a KLR650 (2006) in very very good nick and will be having my Gelandewagen on the road pretty soon. The idea is then to do outdoor weekends where we can trailer his bike behind the Gelandewagen and then go off somewhere, camp and ride bikes. A very good friend of mine has a KTM 950 so he is in on the deal. Well, that is the plan .......

Thank you again for all the advice, it is deeply appreciate and heeded.  :)

While I completely understand your concern for safety of your son on public roads, it is also important to get to learn to ride public roads with their traffic if he is to go on to D/S riding later on.

Lots of examples of riders getting D/S bikes, and having to traverse traffic to get to gravel travel, and never learnt the finer points of things like lane-splitting, never stopping behind a car at traffic lights, etc,

find themselves nervous to do traffic.

 

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Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2019, 11:00:23 am »
True, but he is only 12, so there is another 6 years before he is allowed to drive a bike (larger than 125 cc) on a public road. He already drives my bakkie on the farm roads so that is enough road-driving at this stage.

It will depend on our circumstances but when he turns 16 I will give the whole bike-on-a-public-road idea another think.
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Re: Baaik vir 12-jarige
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2019, 08:50:36 am »
Given the concerns expressed by some that the Ride Reports and General Bike Related Banter sections are not doing so well, I thought I'd give an update on the progress of the youngest generation of adventure riders .....

My son is now fully kitted: KDX 200 (lowered), protective gear and the latest addition: riding boots! The latter was purchased from @zagser yesterday. What a lovely family, met his wife (was actually her boots) and their kiddies and was surprised to hear that they do trips where mom and dad each pillion a kiddie. How is that for a school report on: What I Did During The Holidays.  :lol8:



 
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