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Offline RedWolf

Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2008, 02:45:26 pm »
If you wanted something bigger, definitely XR650R, otherwise DRZ400.

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Offline GEE-SH

Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2008, 02:52:01 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!

Agree but IMHO with a price tag of over R60K for the 2008 model makes it very undesireable.  The local dealer expect the 2009 model to be just under R70K  :o

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2008, 03:00:02 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!

Agree but IMHO with a price tag of over R60K for the 2008 model makes it very undesireable.  The local dealer expect the 2009 model to be just under R70K  :o



You can find them second hand if you're patient (ok make that VERY patient).
I've seen some E's in the 30-35 range.
In fact I know of a beautiful one thats available for 30k in Cape Town
01 model me thinks but has very few kilos on. Still original tyres, immaculately cared for.
Almost bought it myself but it's more than what I want to spend plus other issues.
This specific bike is fully off-road was scrapped (to avoid paying registration) so a clearance is need + roadworthy (after fitting roadkit). This will make it a code 3 though.

Just saying - they are out there...
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2008, 03:01:51 pm »
Just looking at these things makes me drool:

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2008, 03:03:49 pm »
How about a KTM 525 EXC? Seriously leka to ride, hobos power and you can get them with all the lights. I know there are some second hand ones going for a really good price.
 

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2008, 03:11:05 pm »

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2008, 03:13:27 pm »
The DRZ feels big and heavy compared to the TTR250.
Ride them and see.
 

Offline GEE-SH

Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2008, 03:26:26 pm »
The DRZ feels big and heavy compared to the TTR250.
Ride them and see.


I've heard it from someone else as well, and that is exactly what I'm trying not to have.
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2008, 03:30:30 pm »
The DRZ feels big and heavy compared to the TTR250.
Ride them and see.


I have and I don't necessarily agree.
But then I'm tall and enjoy the high seat of the DRZ.

The 'E' come standard with a Keihin FCR 39 flatside carburetor.  
It's the same carb as the YZ400, WR400 and the KTM
Makes a big difference in response and delivery.

No denying that the TTR250 is a nice bike.
But IMO it's nowhere close to the 'E'
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2008, 03:37:43 pm »
Option 1: Yamaha WR450 + bulletproof + cheap spares
Option 2: KTM 450 EXC  + there is something like quality of parts - not so cheap spares

It will not be fun to take a small bike on tar for more than 20km.  I picked the KTM just because I wanted it and is still riding it (and loving it)after buying it 3 years ago.  No major breakages, lots of maintenance.

Price range on a roadworthy KTM 450 EXC between R35K en R45K.  Same for a KTM525EXC.  The RCF (KTM) motors are also bulletproof.  The reason I put the Yamaha at option 1 is that you might find one slightly cheaper than a KTM.

I am not a fan of the Honda CRF450X (also not sure if it is roadworthy).

To be honest, maybe you should narrow it down for us between a roadworthy enduro bike or a small DS bike.  Do not have a lot of experience on small DS bikes.
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2008, 03:44:33 pm »
Option 1: Yamaha WR450 + bulletproof + cheap spares
Option 2: KTM 450 EXC  + there is something like quality of parts - not so cheap spares

It will not be fun to take a small bike on tar for more than 20km.  I picked the KTM just because I wanted it and is still riding it (and loving it)after buying it 3 years ago.  No major breakages, lots of maintenance.

Price range on a roadworthy KTM 450 EXC between R35K en R45K.  Same for a KTM525EXC.  The RCF (KTM) motors are also bulletproof.  The reason I put the Yamaha at option 1 is that you might find one slightly cheaper than a KTM.

I am not a fan of the Honda CRF450X (also not sure if it is roadworthy).

To be honest, maybe you should narrow it down for us between a roadworthy enduro bike or a small DS bike.  Do not have a lot of experience on small DS bikes.

Thanks for all the insights so far, Riebeek to answer your questions - I'm aiming for a RW Endure bike.
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2008, 03:53:04 pm »
Thanks for all the insights so far, Riebeek to answer your questions - I'm aiming for a RW Endure bike.


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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2008, 03:57:05 pm »
There's two DRZ's in EL, one for 35k and a '02 for 20k. :deal:
 

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« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2008, 04:25:45 pm »
Watty jou gap-gat hehehhe ;D
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2008, 04:28:21 pm »
If you are not going to compete why not get the CRF230 with road legal kit.
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« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2008, 04:31:12 pm »
Did not know you can get them with a road kit - thanks
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2008, 04:33:30 pm »
Bike shop in P.E bringing in a container full of TTR 250 . 250 Djiebels, KLX 250 ............ and by the way theres a XR 650 R in there as well super condition with long range tank, two tone seat, never been off road, etc.
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2008, 04:36:20 pm »
Where can I get more info?
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2008, 04:45:33 pm »
 Speak to Barton from Track and Tar motorcycles in Lorraine. 08 four 94757 four 0.
He has pictures of all the bikes and personally picked them when he was in Japan a short while ago. Watty, Herms, Gorra.....etc, etc. all wild doggers baught from him you can ask them for referances .
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2008, 04:49:36 pm »
As we speak I'm calling him - this might just be a great day!!!!!!!!!
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