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Offline SGB

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New Kid in the Garage
« on: June 12, 2007, 09:22:24 pm »
The X-Moto 110 pit bike has been a great little teacher for my youngster, but things progress and kids grow and at age 10 he has now "outgrown" the Pit Boss.  We have had huge fun with this machine and I can recommend it any day.  It has all you need to learn how to ride proper bikes - clutch, gears, throttle control, etc and the smooth delivery of the 4 stroke and electric start add to the reasons why it has "worked" for us.



It is therefore a little sad to see it go, but the good is that another big guy is going to still have huge fun on the X.

There is one very happy man in Durbs tonight, the replacement also arrived today.  We managed to find one of the last remaining 2007 KTM 85's.   The plan is now to get some riding time in this weekend, and be comfortable on the bike and ready for the fun ride at Winterton in July.  This bike is very different to the X-Moto and we will have to take things easy for starters.

The new beast:  We fitted some hand guards and Hyde stuff this evening, and started it up for the first time.  Sweeeeet!   ;D :-*


Some Hyde Bling:  O0


Happy man!  8)


My worry is that dad will have to live with second place in the not too distant future.....  >:D
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Re: New Kid in the Garage
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2007, 10:02:33 pm »
Aaaah SGB - The same poison is running through our respective veins.
And I suspect it's a similar shade of Orange

My youngster started on his Mini Adventure about 7 weeks ago with some disasterous modifications to our flower beds - and now a few weeks later a different story.

So Congrats to your Son and the upgrade and an obviously VERY VERY proud Dad. Great things to come and I suspect you know it  ;D
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Re: New Kid in the Garage
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2007, 10:07:04 pm »
Don't you just wish you were still that age?


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Re: New Kid in the Garage
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2007, 10:26:05 pm »
Lekker man, brilliant choice. I can see the smile from 1 ear to the other.

My sons b-day is on saterday and have ordered his quad which should arrive tomorrow or i will be in big trouble.

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Re: New Kid in the Garage
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2007, 10:35:46 pm »
Happy man!  8)



Priceless.............. ;D
 

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Re: New Kid in the Garage
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2007, 11:23:41 pm »
That little guy could not be prouder! Brilliant!
 

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Re: New Kid in the Garage
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2007, 08:01:23 am »
Thats fantastic SGB. I agree with Michnus, I too wish I was that age again.....but with THAT bike ;)
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Re: New Kid in the Garage
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2007, 11:57:26 am »
Great stuff, he earned the right by showing you he can do it responsibly on the pit bike.
Well done to him and to you for getting it for him.


 

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Re: New Kid in the Garage
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2007, 12:44:43 pm »
Lekker SGB!  Baie geluk aan altwee van julle!

Ek sien die toontjies raak ook maar net-net grond........
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Re: New Kid in the Garage
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2007, 05:28:49 pm »
BAIE nice geluk man aan altwee kyk net daardie SMILE net tande


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Re: New Kid in the Garage
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2007, 04:18:47 pm »
Thank you for all the good wishes!  :) 

Last night we set up all the clickers and sag. Pushed the forks through the clamps a bit and both toes can now touch the ground. (only just....).  Just waiting now for the last VERY important bit, the sticker kit....  The instructions around logos and numbers and stuff have been issued by the owner, lets see what comes out...  But that will not hold up the maiden voyage this weekend, I have dusted off the 525, and the race is on....  8)
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Re: New Kid in the Garage
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2007, 06:44:47 pm »
How much do that X-Motos go for?  Where's the best place to buy from?  Were you happy with it?  second hand prices? alternatives?? 

Well done to you, many happy times for the youngster

H

Ps - the pressure is mounting in my household
 

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Re: New Kid in the Garage
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2007, 08:41:59 pm »
Kilroy, The 110cc pit bikes are about R8k new, and anything from 2/3 to 1/2 of that second hand.  Ideal bike to learn on and we have been very happy with our one.  Great little machine! 

Alternatives - Honda CRF70, older XR70 is the same.  Semi auto.
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Re: New Kid in the Garage
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2007, 10:11:55 am »
Did you see the junior nationals on Rapid Motion last night?
Going to enter him in some of them or even the KZN regionals.

The South Coast Cadets is an awesome club for juniors, the junior arm of my SCMSC.
Races are safe and well marked, he will have a jol.
 

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Re: New Kid in the Garage
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2007, 11:05:52 am »
That s a sweet ride for the little chap

Enjoy!!!!
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Re: New Kid in the Garage
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2007, 11:13:53 am »
My wife says "Over my Dead Body". My boys are 2yrs and 7 months respectively - cant wait to do the same - time left to arrange .... I mean change her mind.
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Re: New Kid in the Garage
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2007, 01:39:00 pm »
Did you see the junior nationals on Rapid Motion last night?
Going to enter him in some of them or even the KZN regionals.

The South Coast Cadets is an awesome club for juniors, the junior arm of my SCMSC.
Races are safe and well marked, he will have a jol.

Hi Shark, yes saw the program and the laaities are indeed having fun.  Agree that the Cadets is a great club as well.  Our family setup would not allow full time commitment to racing, it is just too much travelling and time and and and, but a race / ride here and there for fun is on the cards. 
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Re: New Kid in the Garage
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2007, 02:22:30 pm »
How much do that X-Motos go for?  Where's the best place to buy from?  Were you happy with it?  second hand prices? alternatives?? 

Well done to you, many happy times for the youngster

H

Ps - the pressure is mounting in my household

H, you are not alone!!

My son (9) has been saving the last 3 months "to help his dad buying him his own bike" :o Even his tuckshop money is being saved :o :o

Now with all the posts lately of the youngsters getting their bikes....and the fact that he has his own ATGATT...

SGB, congrats to the youngster. We (Junior and I) can't wait for the inaugural ride post and pics!! :)
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Re: New Kid in the Garage
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2007, 12:56:38 pm »
How much do that X-Motos go for?  Where's the best place to buy from?  Were you happy with it?  second hand prices? alternatives?? 

Well done to you, many happy times for the youngster

H

Ps - the pressure is mounting in my household

H, you are not alone!!

My son (9) has been saving the last 3 months "to help his dad buying him his own bike" :o Even his tuckshop money is being saved :o :o

Now with all the posts lately of the youngsters getting their bikes....and the fact that he has his own ATGATT...

SGB, congrats to the youngster. We (Junior and I) can't wait for the inaugural ride post and pics!! :)

It's a good move

My son was battling with balance etc..
He is improving in great strides and this morning he was even leaning into the corners
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