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Our new additions
« on: June 14, 2007, 07:33:12 pm »
Big thanks to Watty for going to the trouble of inspecting the 2 Yammies in great detail, I popped down to PE on Tuesday, bought the scoots and they arrived via courier today.
The scoot in the middle is Cherry's new bike.
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2007, 07:52:27 pm »
Nice toys! ;)
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Re: Our new additions
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2007, 07:54:55 pm »
tell us more plse

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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2007, 07:58:32 pm »
More pics?
 

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Re: Our new additions
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2007, 08:44:46 pm »
tell us more plse

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They are Yamaha Serows, (Swahili for farking slow! ;D) but will be good for some rondf*k in the veld, there are some lekker rides in our area, and the GS's are a bit expensive for this purpose, ;D and I think these bikes will help hone some offroad skills.
For the price of one kick-ass offroader, we managed to buy scoots for the 3 of us. And when Cherry outgrows the XR100 she can migrate to one of the Yammies.
The Yammies are road legal, we just need to get Cherry's bike to the veld.
There will be more pics soon, action ones. ;D ;D
After seeng the fun that Trailrider has with his gaggle of scoots, I thought we could do the same, we just don't have the awesome scenery.
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2007, 08:51:36 pm »
Way to go - well done - nice!  ;)
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2007, 09:12:03 pm »
It was quite funny to see Peaches riding hers around the garden, she is used to a 1200, this scoot is like a toy to her now, ;D ;D I remember how scared she was of her first bike, a GS650.
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2007, 09:26:53 pm »
The "play" bikes seems to be the order of the day now.

Nice Adv. I'm sure you all wil enjoy it!
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2007, 10:15:54 pm »
Lekker ADV

Really nice - it's so special when the whole family gets out riding together

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Re: Our new additions
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2007, 06:30:40 am »
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I'm not happy.

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Where's mine?!?!?!
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« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2007, 07:20:33 am »
Adv, looks like loads of fun is going to be had with those - remeber they have smaller tanks than the BM >:D >:D
 

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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2007, 08:02:10 am »
that looks like a lot of fun, enjoy you three lucky buggers  ;D
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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2007, 10:02:43 am »
I assume when you say kick ass offroader you are talking about the KDX200 legend!  ;)


Great combo you have going, short commute, veld play toys of note!
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Re: Our new additions
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2007, 10:46:31 am »
Congradulations!  I am perhaps taking liberty, but here is another photo of Adventure's new toys I took at the dealer in PE.

Yamaha Serow XT225 (The word Serow is actually derived from an Asian mountain deer)

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« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2007, 06:04:27 pm »
Thanks for the pic Watty, so that's what Serow stands for.... ;D ;DI was told it was Swahili for farking slow. ;D ;D
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« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2007, 10:19:58 am »
One has a drum, the other a disc.
So you get the disc Kurt, cos you Superfast!!!
 

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« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2007, 10:31:14 am »
I assume when you say kick ass offroader you are talking about the KDX200 legend!  ;



+1, I'd love to have one of those.

BTW, I tried both bike's back brakes, disc and drum work just as well. :)
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« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2007, 10:38:42 am »
Till you ride through water ;)


 

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Re: Our new additions
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2007, 08:21:53 pm »
I'll take  a rear drum brake anyday for dirt riding.
They last ten times as long as a disc brake and are cheap as chips to replace.
They fade after prolonged water crossing, but if you keep pressure on the brake the heat burns the water away in seconds.

Now the XT 225 (actually 223cc) is a great little bike.
In the USA I had one to use when I stayed in Kansas.
The best speed I ever reached was 90 MPH. About 130 kph?
But they will cruise all day at 90 to a 100 kph and will reach 110 if you need to.
There is a thread at advrider..which is down at the moment...called The Minimalist Touring Thread...go over there and see what people have done to their XT 225's.
many good ideas to improve them for longer touring.

Off road...well the Serow's will go many places a bigger bike will not, simply because they are so small and light.
A great bike to learn on...for on and off road riding.
Very user friendly.
I think you made a good choice mate.

Lin's Sherpa is bigger, a little heavier, but also faster, it's the full 249cc.
Had we not found her the Sherpa we would have looked thoughtfully at the Serow because they have a good reputation and are more plentiful in the used market here.
I would suggest fitting barkbusters....what do you call them?
The aluminium handlebar guards.

Have fun.

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Re: Our new additions
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2007, 09:05:21 am »
Thanks for the info Jaq, I fitted hand protectors to my scoot already, only bought one set at first to make sure the fit, will do Peaches' bike this week.
I need to fit new tyres, the present tyre are showing signs of cracking, probably fit a decent trail tyre, suggestions?
I also fitted a set of handlebar raisers, SW Motech of course, ;D ;D and find it easy to stand on, given my height of 6'3".
We went for a short ride yesterday, cool little bike, will go anywhere. Peaches had her first 'off' as well, but the bike is so light she managed to pick it up before I could get the camera out.... ;D ;D ;D
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