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Offline GEE-SH

"Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« on: November 05, 2008, 12:52:50 pm »
In fear of sounding like my location-mate, CPT Slow (nee nie lokasie nie, ligging soos in PE) ::) - I need some usefull info from the members.

I would like to get myself an addition to the GS.  The GS is a very, very nice bike but has its limitations.  Hence I decided not to upgrade to a GSA but rather invest the moolas in another more fit for purpose yster.

My criteria

A bike that I can thrash on the single tracks (Enduro Style)
Something that I do not have to put on a tailer to take somewhere (Roadworthy)
250 or 450 - no bigger
4 stroke
Relatively cheap

I've looked at the WR 250 & 450 which is not roadworthy, not sure if it can be made RW thou... ???

Some comments and suggestions will be much appreciated.

Thanks
Jacques
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008, 12:55:09 pm »
DRZ 400?
 

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 01:01:49 pm »
If you wanted something bigger, definitely XR650R, otherwise DRZ400.
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008, 01:04:36 pm »
If you wanted something bigger, definitely XR650R, otherwise DRZ400.

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008, 01:15:27 pm »
DRZ or Honda, both good choices.

I had a Wr250F and could not RW it.

I believe you can buy one new with the road kit, but this will be expensive.
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2008, 01:17:46 pm »
Suzuki Djebel 250 XC.  Street legal, lekka suspension, air cooled with an external oil cooler, weighing in at 118kg with 22kW vooma, and realisticly priced - it fulfil your criteria.  :mwink:

PM Operator, Herms among other if you do not believe me ... I am pretty sure they will as owners of the same scooter support my suggestion.

Call me if you want to take mine for a spin  :thumleft:

Alternatively the Yammie TTR250 is also a good bike.

I have inside info that a fresh shipment is about to be received by the importer from whom I got mine (available end Nov).
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2008, 01:27:28 pm »
BMW G450X :mwink: :deal:

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2008, 01:31:03 pm »
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2008, 01:38:24 pm »
Hentie, wat verstaan jy onder "relatively cheap" :)
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Offline GEE-SH

Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2008, 01:47:55 pm »
BMW G450X :mwink: :deal:

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2008, 01:50:57 pm »
BMW G450X :mwink: :deal:

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2008, 01:51:59 pm »
The XR650 . XR400 and DRZ400 are not "plastic bikes"

They are heavy mini dual purpose bikes.

Look out for a TTR250 in this class. Awesomely capable and cheap if you find one grey. Again more a DS than a plastic but better offroad than the ones mentioned above.
 

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2008, 01:55:10 pm »
BMW G450X :mwink: :deal:

Over R70 000 and needs to be serviced every 10 hours!

Very nice but just way to expensive to buy and RUN!

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2008, 01:57:17 pm »
Just came back from Suzuki - Quote on a DRZ400 R60 odd thousand, ffs what are they thinking...........
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2008, 01:58:28 pm »
ouch , the TTR250 is around 50k new at Yamaha.

But Grey I have seen then going for R20k
 

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2008, 02:12:52 pm »
GEE-SH ek kan hom vrydag vir jou reg he!!!!! >:D :mwink: :peepwall: :deal:

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2008, 02:16:11 pm »
GEE-SH ek kan hom vrydag vir jou reg he!!!!! >:D :mwink: :peepwall: :deal:


Wanneer is die eerste paaiement, - einde Des?...........ek sal hom  graag vir die Des vakansie wil ry voordat BMW Financial Service hom 1 Januarie 2009 reposes hahahaha.  - As ek maar net kon het ek al lankal jou raad gevolg. ;)
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2008, 02:19:26 pm »
The XR650 . XR400 and DRZ400 are not "plastic bikes"

They are heavy mini dual purpose bikes.

Look out for a TTR250 in this class. Awesomely capable and cheap if you find one grey. Again more a DS than a plastic but better offroad than the ones mentioned above.


Hows that?
TTR better off road than the XR400?
Eish!

TTR250
113kg 20.6kw
Front suspension - Telescopic forks,   Coil air spring oil damper,   280mm wheel travel
Rear Suspension - Monocross, 280mm wheel travel
Ground clearance 300mm
But it's electric start and carries 2 liters more fuel.

XR400R
116kg 24.8kw
Front suspension - cartridge fork with 18-position compression and 12-position rebound damping adjustability, 300mm wheel travel
Rear suspension - Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring preload, 16-position compression and 16-position rebound damping adjustability, 300mm wheel travel
Ground clearance 310mm
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2008, 02:34:46 pm »
Maybe not so much the XR400.
 
But the DRZ is a 130kg+ bike.
The XR too.
 

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2008, 02:36:34 pm »
The DRZ400E is 119kg
Thats with electric start, 29.2Kw and same specs on suspension as XR400R
But no roadkit or rear subframe.
FANTASTIC bike!
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