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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2008, 04:52:41 pm »
Damn do you perhaps have another no that one can not be accessed.
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2008, 04:55:28 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 references .

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2008, 04:56:43 pm »
not sure if these are still available of if they have been sold

talk to wesmar - tel: (021) 981 6732

bought my zzr from them
operator bought a djebel from them
ondier bought a ttr from them
eisbein bought a ttr from them

very clean bikes
 

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #43 on: November 05, 2008, 05:08:06 pm »
Look at Kawa KLX450

They come klaar road worthy
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #44 on: November 05, 2008, 05:14:15 pm »
i have also seen drz400 going for 28k

but its only once in a blue moon that you find that - and then you dont know if it will go pooof
 

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #45 on: November 05, 2008, 05:18:42 pm »
not sure if these are still available of if they have been sold

talk to wesmar - tel: (021) 981 6732

bought my zzr from them
operator bought a djebel from them
ondier bought a ttr from them
eisbein bought a ttr from them

very clean bikes

Waar is die website?
 

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #46 on: November 05, 2008, 05:21:50 pm »
Waar is die website?

jou ma jou nie geleer om asb te se nie?
 

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #47 on: November 05, 2008, 05:26:39 pm »
www.pocketrockets.co.za

only works with internet explorer and even then it still buggy

but the website is not that up to date

best is to go to their warehouse/showroom - the have lots of good looking bikes

mostly road bikes
 

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #48 on: November 05, 2008, 05:35:41 pm »
Check out the new Puzey XTR250 LC2.  I saw the ad on page 170 of November's Bike SA and gave them a call.  It's a liquid cooled 4-stroke 250, with (apparently) much better performance and higher quality suspension & components than the CRF230 and TTR230 for less moola.  They sell the enduro model which is roadworthy for R28990. Me thinks it's a bargain.
 

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #49 on: November 05, 2008, 05:42:16 pm »
higher quality suspension & components than the CRF230 and TTR230 for less moola

somehow i think that is sales talk  ???
 

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #50 on: November 05, 2008, 06:26:16 pm »
Puzey = Chinese = definately plastic
 

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #51 on: November 05, 2008, 06:30:27 pm »
I personaly would really like an XR650R

It is a hooligan machine of note and is very capable off road and loves being on its back wheel

The DRZ400 is probably the next best but I have seen you can pick up a KTM525 from 25k but then need to make it roadworthy and that is a schlep
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #52 on: November 05, 2008, 07:06:21 pm »
Puzey = Chinese = definately plastic
CRF230 = Brazilian = ???
 

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #53 on: November 05, 2008, 07:10:39 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).

what watty said!
 

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #54 on: November 05, 2008, 07:25:40 pm »
If you wanted something bigger, definitely XR650R, otherwise DRZ400.

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #55 on: November 05, 2008, 07:59:28 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!

I raced a Drz for 2 years as an enduro bike (ok c stream but still...). I am 5'7" at a push and I loved the bike. By enduro standards it is a bit heavy but by the rest of the biking world it is an animal. Light, capable, unbreakable, easy to ride and so much more. I sold it for a 2-smoke 300cc but time has moved on and I want another one. Awesome bike. And some of the 'e' models came with rwc. I know mine did. If you do a search or go to a wd bash you are guaranteed to see some great examples that travel long distances to be there. Don't be swayed by opinions from those's that are guessing.

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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #56 on: November 06, 2008, 07:53:27 am »
Wat van 'n ouer XR200RE, Kan opgeboude een kry vir om en by R13 000 en is padvaardig.
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #57 on: November 06, 2008, 11:38:59 am »
"Thanks for all the insights so far, Riebeek to answer your questions - I'm aiming for a RW Enduro bike."

Of all the bikes listed so for it is only the following that qualifies as a bike that I would do an enduro with, plus is road legal:
YamahaWR450
KTM450EXC
HondaCFR230
YamahaTTR
KawasakiKLX450

The rest are to heavy and just not designed to endure more than a couple enduros/WFOs.  If you want to be a weekend warrior (play with your mates in the nearest dirt patch) with a road legal plastic bike there is a lot of other options than listed above.  However if you want to compete in as many as possible enduros/WFO's/Enduro World races etc, I am of the opinion that you should stick to the ones listed above.

I do not know anyone who took part in an enduro and did not push his/her or the bike's limits.  It is just not possible to arive at a knee deep mudhole that streches for about 20 meters and deciding this is it, I am not going to thrash my bike.  Also the same when confronted with kilometers of rocks in a riverbed near Montagu or port jackson trees like hair on a dog's back.

Bottomline, decide what you want to do and let us know, maybe you can learn from the mistakes we made in the past.  Like entering an Enduro World tour in Bonnievale with a 1983 Yamaha TT600.  Yes the bike made it, rider was stuffed for about two weeks and lots and lots of repair work on the bike.
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #58 on: November 06, 2008, 08:24:53 pm »
Watty daai Djebel is te lig vir GSholic... >:D
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Re: "Plastic" Bikes - Which 1
« Reply #59 on: November 07, 2008, 07:54:50 am »
Watty daai Djebel is te lig vir GSholic... >:D

Why, the man is looking for a "plastic bike", and as far as I understand it plastic bikes should not be heavy  ???  It was posted earlier on that the Djebel weighs 118kg, and that is not so light compaired to a KDX 200 or a CFR 250.

and who is GSholic?