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CONFUSED MUCH - R55k budget - ITCHY ASS
« on: August 30, 2021, 10:36:07 am »
So SARS decided to afford me the opportunity to get some of my tax back.  So I have a few things to do with it and over this weekend I was browsing Facebook and other markets to see what is available in the R55k max price class.  Then I see other bikes like the Suszuki DL250 V Strom and BMW 310GS at under R70k and I start to get confused.

I had GI JANE my KLR.  Loved her, but she gave me a lot of shit.  Then I had Candy my 2007 650 V Strom which I sold as I did not ride that much and I had to use the money when i bought my house.
Now i am very confused about what I want.  All I know is I don't want a heavy bike.  I am 100kg and ride alone so hopefully the smaller CC should not be a problem.

What am I to do?  Saw the thread of a new vs old bike too.  How much is age and kilos really having an issue?

Is BMW really so expensive compared to other brands when servicing?  Spares I know can be costly?

I am open minded about any brand as long as I have a comfy seat.

Then I see this:

https://www.autotrader.co.za/bike-for-sale/honda/nc/26138254?vf=1&db=0&s360=0&so=0&pl=0

https://www.autotrader.co.za/bike-for-sale/suzuki/dl/25962215?vf=3&db=0&s360=0&so=0&pl=0

https://www.autotrader.co.za/bike-for-sale/kawasaki/klr-650/26180328?vf=2&db=1&s360=0&so=1&pl=1

https://www.autotrader.co.za/bike-for-sale/crosby/adventure-400/25571712?vf=1&db=0&s360=0&so=0&pl=0  - Don't know this but seems cute

 
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Re: CONFUSED MUCH - R55k budget - ITCHY ASS
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2021, 10:40:22 am »
Cant help you.. asking someone to pick a bike for you is like asking someone to pick your wife.  :imaposer:

Get on the bike, ride it.. make up your mind.

I like Honda, someone else likes KTM and someone else likes Sizuki.. that's the answers you are going to get

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Re: CONFUSED MUCH - R55k budget - ITCHY ASS
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2021, 10:43:48 am »
Cant help you.. asking someone to pick a bike for you is like asking someone to pick your wife.  :imaposer:

Get on the bike, ride it.. make up your mind.

I like Honda, someone else likes KTM and someone else likes Sizuki.. that's the answers you are going to get

Yes i know that.  More about old vs new vs comfy vs ... ag fok ek is confused
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2021, 10:44:27 am »
on a similar journey, smaller is better.

check this out : https://www.samotorcycles.co.za/voge-300ds

having said that, for me KLX300 is the bees knees, but so far i don't think it is coming to us. consider a XR650L there are a couple floating around for 50k.
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Re: CONFUSED MUCH - R55k budget - ITCHY ASS
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2021, 11:02:09 am »
Cant help you.. asking someone to pick a bike for you is like asking someone to pick your wife.  :imaposer:

Get on the bike, ride it.. make up your mind.

I like Honda, someone else likes KTM and someone else likes Sizuki.. that's the answers you are going to get
He said nothing about the last bike so nobody likes that then
« Last Edit: August 30, 2021, 11:52:34 am by Grunder »
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Re: CONFUSED MUCH - R55k budget - ITCHY ASS
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2021, 11:04:28 am »
on a similar journey, smaller is better.

check this out : https://www.samotorcycles.co.za/voge-300ds

having said that, for me KLX300 is the bees knees, but so far i don't think it is coming to us. consider a XR650L there are a couple floating around for 50k.

I saw the VOGE.  That is beautiful, but also not sure ?   backup?
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Re: CONFUSED MUCH - R55k budget - ITCHY ASS
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2021, 11:10:55 am »
Cant help you.. asking someone to pick a bike for you is like asking someone to pick your wife.  :imaposer:

Get on the bike, ride it.. make up your mind.

I like Honda, someone else likes KTM and someone else likes Sizuki.. that's the answers you are going to get

Yes i know that.  More about old vs new vs comfy vs ... ag fok ek is confused

With R1000 you can make almost any uncomfortable seat comfortable, I think I paid R650 to have my KLE500 seat redone and its as plush as you can get now... That would'nt feature as a criteria for a bike if it was me, I would look more to match the bike to the ride.

I do rally style riding for which I have a CRF450x rally bike, for adventure riding I have a Transalp 700 and an Africa Twin 1000, now I'm looking for something I can do enduro with actually considering a 2T for the 1st time

For R50k you are limited, so the decision should really be quite simple in terms of what is available.. With second hand bike prices as they are I would match a bike to the riding you are doing and when you see one come up for sale, grab it.

I'm also around 100kg, I can tell you that the 250/300cc wont cut it unless its a performance bike, so for example I had a CRF250X, one of the best bush bikes I ever owned but I if I get on a new 250L now its just too pap, so not every 250 will give you the same ride

Why dont you just get a 650 V Strom again.. solid bike.

I know what you mean by confused.. at the moment I cant make up my mind between a KTM 350 4T or  300 2T.. 
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Re: CONFUSED MUCH - R55k budget - ITCHY ASS
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2021, 11:12:20 am »
on a similar journey, smaller is better.

check this out : https://www.samotorcycles.co.za/voge-300ds

having said that, for me KLX300 is the bees knees, but so far i don't think it is coming to us. consider a XR650L there are a couple floating around for 50k.

I saw the VOGE.  That is beautiful, but also not sure ?   backup?
not sure, but they have a large footprint, cant say anything about their support or spares situation, perhaps order from manufacturer as and when? could run into ordering delays or price fluctuations.

https://www.samotorcycles.co.za/store-locator

I forgot or missed the crosby in my last search. thank for that.  :thumleft:
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2021, 11:50:48 am »
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2021, 12:17:23 pm »
I would say an oldish 1200GS would be cheapest to maintain of just about anything you are looking at...


Being the top seller means it has the biggest second hand parts bin out there
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Re: CONFUSED MUCH - R55k budget - ITCHY ASS
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2021, 12:30:10 pm »
I would say an oldish 1200GS would be cheapest to maintain of just about anything you are looking at...


Being the top seller means it has the biggest second hand parts bin out there
@2StrokeDan! this cannot be true.
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Re: CONFUSED MUCH - R55k budget - ITCHY ASS
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2021, 12:54:20 pm »
I would say an oldish 1200GS would be cheapest to maintain of just about anything you are looking at...


Being the top seller means it has the biggest second hand parts bin out there

a block of flats?
way too heavy

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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2021, 01:13:42 pm »
What do you want to use the bike for and how tall are you ????   10%  gravel 90%  tar .  Give the guy's more info so that they can sell you something on the forum .
 

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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2021, 01:16:39 pm »
What do you want to use the bike for and how tall are you ????   10%  gravel 90%  tar .  Give the guy's more info so that they can sell you something on the forum .
1.83m tall
60% - 70% road
40% - 30% off if I go to the farm etc
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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2021, 03:45:34 pm »
was the 650 vstrom heavy for you? How old are you?
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« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2021, 04:01:09 pm »
was the 650 vstrom heavy for you? How old are you?

I am 50y old.  I am fit and strong but the 650 was getting too much for me in a sense,  Maybe taking it in and out where i stayed had to do with it.
I loved my 650 but lighter is where i want to go.  Then I might want to ride more.  Miss the little 200 of the farm.  Nimble
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Re: CONFUSED MUCH - R55k budget - ITCHY ASS
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2021, 04:51:14 pm »
DR or XR... both lighter than v-strom or 660 or KLR ( 2nd Gen - first gen much lighter).

If youíre only 50 - and fit and strong -  the DR and XR can feel quite nimble, especially if you donít compromise them with all sorts of bling...
 

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« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2021, 05:04:54 pm »
Ek voerl jou pyn. Ek is net so verward, want die eerste keer in jare is daar nie 'n bike wat ek wil koop nie  :lol8:

Jy kannie fout maak met daai 660 Z nie.
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« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2021, 05:59:46 pm »
Ek voerl jou pyn. Ek is net so verward, want die eerste keer in jare is daar nie 'n bike wat ek wil koop nie  8:

Jy kannie fout maak met daai 660 Z nie.
Is daar nie onlangs 2 bikes in die stal in nie?
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« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2021, 06:30:56 pm »
Ek voerl jou pyn. Ek is net so verward, want die eerste keer in jare is daar nie 'n bike wat ek wil koop nie  8:

Jy kannie fout maak met daai 660 Z nie.
Is daar nie onlangs 2 bikes in die stal in nie?

2 in en 2 uit. Maar die Guzzi vervul my so ek kannie dink wat ek nog moet nodig hÍ nie.
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