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Re: Lowest/Lightest Japanese Big Thumper...........???
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2020, 09:44:37 am »
Yamaha XT660R.

Bietjie aan die swaar kant met kerb weight van 180kg, maar het 50 perde en saal is 860mm hoog.
Stem een van die mees underated adventure bikes  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Lowest/Lightest Japanese Big Thumper...........???
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2020, 10:04:53 am »
Yamaha XT660R.

Bietjie aan die swaar kant met kerb weight van 180kg, maar het 50 perde en saal is 860mm hoog.
Stem een van die mees underated adventure bikes  :thumleft: :thumleft:
Ek tik ook maar eintlik uit pure verveeldgeit en jaloesie lat jy in so bevoorregte posisie is om te kan kies en keur wat jy wil ry.
 Nou moet dit nog laag en Japsnees wees ook.
 Nee, ek dinky vra opinies oor watter supercar jy mee kan ploeg, né?

DR of XT, ek dink die raad is gegee.

En wat bedoel jy met spyderbike?
Dis al wat my Google gee en ek wonder watter kleur jy eerder sou kies.

Nee, ek dink jy het 'n Multi-Strada reeds on doekke!
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Re: Lowest/Lightest Japanese Big Thumper...........???
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2020, 10:09:50 am »
Yamaha XT660R.

Bietjie aan die swaar kant met kerb weight van 180kg, maar het 50 perde en saal is 860mm hoog.
Stem een van die mees underated adventure bikes  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Yep, would be my choice as well. Low, comfortable, can fit a decent screen and goes proper - will outrun all the others.
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Re: Lowest/Lightest Japanese Big Thumper...........???
« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2020, 10:58:32 am »
You want low? A cruiser is low,usually. But it comes with short suspension movement and minimal ground clearance. You want to ride dirt roads, then you need some ground clearance and suspension travel. Can't have it both ways.

Light you can have. My X challenge  weighs between 142 and 147kg, depending whose account you read. Haven't weighed it myself. But if you must have a steel cantilever bridge structure to carry crates of luggage, then once again you can't have it both ways.

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Re: Lowest/Lightest Japanese Big Thumper...........???
« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2020, 01:38:52 pm »
Which are the lowest and lightest Jap Adventure Thumpers out there??

Honda XR650R @ 140kg is lighter than even a DRZ400, AND 30kg lighter than KLR/DR650 etc.

Also makes the most power, by far.

1) As low and as light as possible  -  Not low at all

2) ONLY Yamaha, Suzuki or Honda......  Best of the best, and it is red.

3) 4/5/600 cc and up    +  50cc   :thumleft:

4) Hy moet mooi klink    :ricky:  sound like thunder rolling over the Free State prairie
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Re: Lowest/Lightest Japanese Big Thumper...........???
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2020, 05:01:52 pm »
Petri as jy nou nie regkom nie, gaan maar vir so iets


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Re: Lowest/Lightest Japanese Big Thumper...........???
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2020, 05:46:29 pm »
Petri as jy nou nie regkom nie, gaan maar vir so iets


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Re: Lowest/Lightest Japanese Big Thumper...........???
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2020, 05:57:33 pm »
As jy nou nie aangedring het op Japanees nie sou iemand seker al n Himalayan voorgestel het.
 

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Re: Lowest/Lightest Japanese Big Thumper...........???
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2020, 06:14:30 pm »
The DR 650 SE is 147 kgs, including e-start. With fuel around 160 kgs.

KLR should be around 194 kgs with fuel, albeit with more fuel than the DR.

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Lowest/Lightest Japanese Big Thumper...........???
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2020, 08:33:05 pm »
@ Petri - Ek is 1.72m lank en het al baie verskillende bikes gery in die 600- 650 cc klas. Ek het tans ‘n XT660R en hy is sover die beste in die klas, kan langpad en kortpad ry. Het meer as genoeg woema ook.


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Re: Lowest/Lightest Japanese Big Thumper...........???
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2020, 09:13:11 pm »
hy soek iets wat nie bestaan nie.
Jy kan nie al daai goed in een bike kry nie.

Behalwe as jy nog so klein bietjie wag vir die T7 ........... :laughing4: :laughing4:
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Re: Lowest/Lightest Japanese Big Thumper...........???
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2020, 09:15:27 pm »
hy soek iets wat nie bestaan nie.
Jy kan nie al daai goed in een bike kry nie.

Behalwe as jy nog so klein bietjie wag vir die T7 ........... :laughing4: :laughing4:

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Re: Lowest/Lightest Japanese Big Thumper...........???
« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2020, 07:51:19 am »
For short day trips or going to the likes of the FS Bash you should not throw away the little CRF250L. In my opinion, a very lekker little bike for day trips


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Re: Lowest/Lightest Japanese Big Thumper...........???
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2020, 09:25:06 am »
hy soek iets wat nie bestaan nie.
Jy kan nie al daai goed in een bike kry nie.

Behalwe as jy nog so klein bietjie wag vir die T7 ........... :laughing4: :laughing4:

Mooi bike, ek sien gister hy is al op die Yamaha SA website gelys. Net duur, ek gaan hom waarskynlik amper nooit gebruik waarvoor hy gekoop is nie.
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Re: Lowest/Lightest Japanese Big Thumper...........???
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2020, 09:40:00 am »
Ek is al deur meeste van die thumpers wat daar is. Vir 'n tyd het ek 'n Yamaha XTZ660 gehad. Een van my mees genotvolste bikes gewees, maar hulle is al aan die ouer kant en jy moet jou hand op hom hou heeltyd.
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Re: Lowest/Lightest Japanese Big Thumper...........???
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2020, 10:30:19 am »
Ek is al deur meeste van die thumpers wat daar is. Vir 'n tyd het ek 'n Yamaha XTZ660 gehad. Een van my mees genotvolste bikes gewees, maar hulle is al aan die ouer kant en jy moet jou hand op hom hou heeltyd.

Waarheid - dis soos ou karre ook, daars altyd ietsie iewerster.

Gerard heeltemal off topic maar voor ek vergeet - as jy daai 1200 dalk iewers vir hoe lank ook al wou stoor is jy baie welkom, geen probleem, baie plek hier. Dink maar net hardop hier, as jy dalk 'n Plan B of C nodig het.
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Re: Lowest/Lightest Japanese Big Thumper...........???
« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2020, 10:35:08 am »
Ek is al deur meeste van die thumpers wat daar is. Vir 'n tyd het ek 'n Yamaha XTZ660 gehad. Een van my mees genotvolste bikes gewees, maar hulle is al aan die ouer kant en jy moet jou hand op hom hou heeltyd.

Waarheid - dis soos ou karre ook, daars altyd ietsie iewerster.

Gerard heeltemal off topic maar voor ek vergeet - as jy daai 1200 dalk iewers vir hoe lank ook al wou stoor is jy baie welkom, geen probleem, baie plek hier. Dink maar net hardop hier, as jy dalk 'n Plan B of C nodig het.

Thanks. As iemand hom nie vir my kan bash toe bring nie gaan haal ek hom self vlg week en ry huis toe.
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Re: Lowest/Lightest Japanese Big Thumper...........???
« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2020, 12:03:12 pm »
For short day trips or going to the likes of the FS Bash you should not throw away the little CRF250L. In my opinion, a very lekker little bike for day trips


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Re: Lowest/Lightest Japanese Big Thumper...........???
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2020, 01:15:43 pm »
Wek ek stem ook vir die DR650, my vrou se Dr staan nou op 171 000km, en gebruik nie 'n druppel oilie.
Is nou wel besig om die bike 'n revamp te gee om weer skaflik te lyk
 
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Re: Lowest/Lightest Japanese Big Thumper...........???
« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2020, 02:38:00 pm »
Wek ek stem ook vir die DR650, my vrou se Dr staan nou op 171 000km, en gebruik nie 'n druppel oilie.
Is nou wel besig om die bike 'n revamp te gee om weer skaflik te lyk

Ek het altyd gesę as ek Afrika moet deur ry gee my die DR, maar ek is te lank en het nie lekker op hom gepas nie. Vir Petri kan dit net die regte bike wees. Anders is dit 'n KLR. No nonsense Basutho ponie wat jou enige plek sal vat.

Michnus en Elsabe het die punt bewys met die DR.
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...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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