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Agricultural motorcycles.
« on: March 19, 2020, 09:19:44 pm »
What and where would be best to buy.
Honda CTX
Suzuki TF
Yamaha AG
Honda ctx not forsale as new anymore only xr125.
I just saw that the suzuki TF is still sold in SA dont know about licensed but its a 2 smoker..
Yamaha lists the AG (offroad use only) and DT (P O A) suppose not sold anymore.

Edit: Does not need to be registered, if it has paperwork it would be scrapped. For farm use only.


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Re: Agricultural motorcycles.
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2020, 11:46:14 pm »
 suzuki TF

Jy kan maar die TF koop, rateltaai :deal:
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Re: Agricultural motorcycles.
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 05:19:10 am »
Honda Crf 230 het ook nie einde nie, die meeste boere in ons omgewing gebruik hulle. Die Ctx bushlander is baie skaars, veral een in 'n goeie toestand.
Sal nie na die xr 125 kyk nie eerder die 150 of 190 xr as jy wil nuut koop.
 

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Re: Agricultural motorcycles.
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2020, 05:47:14 am »
Ek het vergeet om te noem dat die hulp 'n baie kort mens is en sukkel om sy voete op die grond te kry op 'n  honda xl185. So die fiets moet 'n lae sit plek h. Ons buurman het ook 'n crf 230 maar ek glo nie die hulp sal sy foete find op dit nie.

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Re: Agricultural motorcycles.
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2020, 05:54:49 am »
Yamaha still do the DT, the AG and the TW200 new but they cannot be registered for road use.
 

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Re: Agricultural motorcycles.
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2020, 05:58:51 am »
Wou net vra hoekom nie n TW... hy is lekker laag en n kannieddod
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Re: Agricultural motorcycles.
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2020, 06:44:42 am »
Het 4 Suzuki Dr 200s op plaas. Jy doen nie 10 000 km met n stel valves nie. 1 het 4600km gedoen. Anders as dit geen probleme. Het n 1991 model met 65000km op. Average 24km/l
Het hom nog n DF genoem. Sal ek weer 1 koop Nee
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Grabouw Suzuki het 1 Tf wat daar staan nuut. 2 Stroke nie te bad iedee nie solank jy nie self met hom ry nie. Goeie enjins.

Tw 200. Uitestekende fietse . Tussen 3 op plaas.het ek al 1 regulator vervang. 2 het al oor 70 000km op. 1 5000km. Oudste 1 is n 1994 model. Ry kak maar min tot geen onderhoud.As jy nie swingarm gries nie roes hulle vas. Kak job. Het gries nipples so gries hulle.
Honda 125 Het 1 met 4500km op.
Honda se klien fietse het swak vurk seels. Kak gereeld. Hou ook glad nie van warm loop nie. Buur plaas  het 5. Na n jaar word enjins gedoen. Volkies laat hulle te veel idle. Stof glip ook verby air filter.
Sal vorentoe slegs TW 200 koop.
 

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Re: Agricultural motorcycles.
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2020, 06:55:40 am »
DR 200 is ń puik opsie, veral vir ń kort persoon.



My vrou het 2 gehad.

Agterskokbreker se onderste mounting is "off-centre" om hoogte te verstel.

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TW 200 is ook ń opsie vir ń kort persoon.

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Re: Agricultural motorcycles.
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2020, 07:00:20 am »
I have had only two farm bikes in 30 years,both TW 200's,they are indestructible,low maintenance,and most importantly,foolproof.You do not fall off a TW.Sand,rocks make no difference to those fat tekkies and low centre of gravity.
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Re: Agricultural motorcycles.
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2020, 07:36:59 am »
The problem with all the bikes mentioned above is that they are very dangerous. They are so slow you will fall asleep riding them and have a terrible accident. I suggest a KTM 500
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Re: Agricultural motorcycles.
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2020, 08:27:59 am »
TW200 costs of tires?
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Re: Agricultural motorcycles.
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2020, 08:42:09 am »
AG 200 .. a true workhorse ...
Side stands both sides., enclosed finale chain drive, neutral at bottom of selector - no false neutrals . clutch lever has a quick sub lever to engage the clutch while in gear for say stop to open a gate, etc. , huge strong loading rack at rear end one small one in front of the handlebar, handlebar lever protectors in place , rim locks front and rear are standard ( mine was) , and more. . . . a true workhorse
I changed the final gearing to cruse at about 100 km/h on dirt highway plus to do some gnarly single tracks with a load ....
together with reliability and low cost of ownership  .... to me a clear winner !
I also had a Suzuki DF 200 , also an AG bike. It was not as tough as the AG 200 , by a mile.
 

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Re: Agricultural motorcycles.
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2020, 08:47:46 am »
TW200 costs of tires?
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Min of mer selfde prys as Dr s,n. Ek gebruik Kendas.

Ek ry self n Dr200. Hou nie van handling op Tw200 nie.
Nie seker nie maar dink Honda's kom uit Indie uit. Res Japan.
Ons ry maar baie lae spoed. Plaas is maar 100 hektaar. so bikes kom min oor 60.
Op Dr200 sluit die needle soms want throttle word slegs in die eerste 3de gebruik.
Kan al n Dr 200 se valves stel sonder n feeler gauge.
 
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Re: Agricultural motorcycles.
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2020, 08:55:20 am »
The problem with all the bikes mentioned above is that they are very dangerous. They are so slow you will fall asleep riding them and have a terrible accident. I suggest a KTM 500

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Re: Agricultural motorcycles.
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2020, 08:55:23 am »
Vir n hulp wat slegs op n plaas rondry sal ek net n TF125 2stroke koop.

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« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2020, 08:56:27 am »
The problem with all the bikes mentioned above is that they are very dangerous. They are so slow you will fall asleep riding them and have a terrible accident. I suggest a KTM 500

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Or, for even slightly less money, a good condition KX500?
 

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Re: Agricultural motorcycles.
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2020, 09:06:56 am »
We have a couple of bikes here so I'll add my 10 cents. I dont realy watch the kilometers, but how many years they last. These bikes have a very hard life.

Tf 125's, brilliant little bikes, being 2 stroke they oil up their exhausts quite quickly if idled around all day. They need a good run regularly.

Dr 200's, no issues but they are a bit tall for some.( overall pants keep splitting LOL). Have never had to replace valves yet but you have to adjust them often.

I bought a Suzuki Van Van 125 a while ago as the yamahas were crazy expensive and we needed a bike for a area which is all sand. This one is unbeleivable, has over 50 000km and all that has been replaced is the injector. The starter has now packed up (18k from the stealers!) so it has become a push start model for now.
The 14" rear tyres are sometimes hard to get, The yamaha TW and AG"s have the same.

The Yamaha TW and AG are the granddaddys of farm bikes but have become costly. They are available 2nd hand now and then.
Honda 150"s. seem to be ok so far, fork seals go quickly. The aftermarket seals seem to last better that the OE ones. Well priced bikes, but you miss things like a front carrier.
 

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Re: Agricultural motorcycles.
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2020, 10:10:05 am »
Al wat ek hier gaan s is: "Bushlander"

Ek kan nog nooit verstaan hoekom, sodra daar iets is wat werk (motorfietse, bakkies, sagteware, noem maar op), dan haal hulle dit van die mark af en vervang dit met iets wat swakker is, nie so lank hou nie, minder bruikbare funksies het, meer elektronika en meer onderhoud verlang.

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Re: Agricultural motorcycles.
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2020, 10:13:24 am »
The problem with all the bikes mentioned above is that they are very dangerous. They are so slow you will fall asleep riding them and have a terrible accident. I suggest a KTM 500

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Or, for even slightly less money, a good condition KX500?
It needs to be slow..for herding sheep in die veld.. in the karoo nothing has to happen quickly. It is hot and dry so no use to let the animals run if not needed.

I do like the idea of the 2stroke Suzuki. less engine maintainance. Had a TS185 that lasted quite well. Engine apears looks to be the same. Will speak to a dealer and see if i can find a decent low milage one. New it quite expensive to let the help ride it.

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« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2020, 10:16:11 am »
The problem with all the bikes mentioned above is that they are very dangerous. They are so slow you will fall asleep riding them and have a terrible accident. I suggest a KTM 500

 8: 8:

Or, for even slightly less money, a good condition KX500?
It needs to be slow..for herding sheep in die veld.. in the karoo nothing has to happen quickly. It is hot and dry so no use to let the animals run if not needed.

I do like the idea of the 2stroke Suzuki. less engine maintainance. Had a TS185 that lasted quite well. Engine apears looks to be the same. Will speak to a dealer and see if i can find a decent low milage one. New it quite expensive to let the help ride it.

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