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    My laaitie Sev beginne aan my karring vir iets om mee skool toe te ry in die middae, rugby en atletiek en wiskunde klasse. Hy kry oor 'n maand sy Learners (16).

    Die outjie is 'n BAIE gesoute offroad biker, het 'n WR 250 Yamaha waarmee hy rondjaag, so hy kan bike ry.

    Hy wil nie 'n "scrambler" soos 'n Honda XR he nie, hy soek iets "cools", en sy idee van "cool" (myne ook, moet se) is hierdie offroad biker wat met 'n scooter poer poer skool toe en terug.

    ........waarna kyk mens?? Ek is HEEL deurmekaar met die goed.

    NET Jap maak, soos Honda/Yamaha/Suzuki/Kawasaki

    Sev droom oor iets BAIE cools soos 'n ou restored Vespa of Lambretta, maar nie sommer nie - ek wil nie elke dag sukkel nie.

    So 125 cc, of dan "skelmpies" 'n 150.

    Moet darem seker 'n pel of sy sussie kan lift, pakplek vir togs, ens ens ens
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    'n A1 lisensie is tot 150 cc werd.
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    A1 IS NET 125 , OP 16 kan jy net n 125 cc bike ry . Na 30 jaar in bike bedryf sal ek seker weet wat die wet se .
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    Dis hoekom ek se....So 125 cc, of dan "skelmpies" 'n 150.

    Deon verkoop jy scootertjies?? Ek krap nou rond, maar daars maar MIN te koop (Honda en Yamaha).??
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    Petri,

    The Yamaha BWS 2 stroke is not a bad option. That's the one with the 2 round lights in front.
    Im 44, and use to drive one to work and back for about a year for fun. O and it was fun. Seeing this old toppie on a red BWS gunning it as fast as it can.
    When I bought it, the Yamaha dealer told me that the BWS was one of the last "lekke" 2 stroke scooters to ride. And with a aftermarket exhaust it really did go well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NEON DEON View Post
    A1 IS NET 125 , OP 16 kan jy net n 125 cc bike ry . Na 30 jaar in bike bedryf sal ek seker weet wat die wet se .
    Jammer man, fout gemaak. Ook maar mens. Hoop jou hare is nog aan jou kop vas nadat jy so gespring het.
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    Petri, my lat is ook 16 en het verlede week sy learners gekry. Hy het 'n KTM Duke. Dis grootste plus van die dingetjie is sy baie helder ligte wat hom duidelik sigbaar maak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4Superman View Post
    Petri,

    The Yamaha BWS 2 stroke is not a bad option. That's the one with the 2 round lights in front.
    Im 44, and use to drive one to work and back for about a year for fun. O and it was fun. Seeing this old toppie on a red BWS gunning it as fast as it can.
    When I bought it, the Yamaha dealer told me that the BWS was one of the last "lekke" 2 stroke scooters to ride. And with a aftermarket exhaust it really did go well.


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    They look sort of "rally" type?? Yes, nice. But I don't see them on the Yammnie site any more.
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    "'n BAIE gesoute offroad biker, het 'n WR 250 Yamaha" maar gaan met 'n scooter rondry. Is dit nie bietjie soos om vir Giniel 'n ou Nissan Champ te gee om mee te ry nie?

    Persoonlik hou ek niks van die klein wiele van 'n scooter nie. Een slaggat of baksteen en daar is skade aan die fiets en/of jouself. Groter wiele is beter.

    En om dan die balans te kry tussen genoeg krag om uit die moeilikheid te bly en te veel krag wat jou in die moeilikheid laat beland. Dit is 'n moeilike een.

    Ek is seker hy verstaan motors is baie gevaarliker as bome/ rotse en baie minder vergewend. Hy moet maar versigtig wees en dink vir al die ander padgebruikers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    They look sort of "rally" type?? Yes, nice. But I don't see them on the Yammnie site any more.
    Hi Petri

    Jip, so rally afvere. Hulle was in blou of wit of rooi. Dink ek het nog die 2de laaste een in SA gekoop. Was in 2016 of 2017 gewees. Dink dit is hoekom die salesman vir my gese het dit was die lekkerste 2 stroke scooter om te he. Hulle bring hulle nie meer in nie. Het 2 pelle wat nog hulle sn het en speel gereeld saam met hulle. Kan hulle vra om rond te kyk by hulle kontakte as jy wil?
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    I know this is a "bit" expensive, but I think this is SUPER COOL, 1 step closer to my first TESLA :-)

    electric street legal scooter.

    http://www.ewizz.co.za/product/gen2-...ctric-scooter/

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    If you can get your hands on a clean BW they are great fun. I used to work for Yamaha way back when and the guys used to mod them nicely. Have seen a couple of decent wheelies. And I just love the smell of twostroke in the morning
    Always take the slow road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gootka View Post
    If you can get your hands on a clean BW they are great fun. I used to work for Yamaha way back when and the guys used to mod them nicely. Have seen a couple of decent wheelies. And I just love the smell of twostroke in the morning
    Aprilia makes a very powerful 125cc Scooter - cant remember the model name now

    Maybe worthwhile to contact http://www.fireitup.co.za/ maybe they can asisst
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    Pitty, i sold my dauhgters Bw yamaha, not a scratch on it, a month ago ! She used it for 3 years, never a single problem.

    They do not make the 2 stoke model anymore , hers was the new 4 stoke type.
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    No dump the idea of a scooter, get something much safer

    Get a second hand Aprilia RS 125 2stroke - that has around 25kW and handles like a race track bike

    Such as

    https://www.automart.co.za/bikes/apr...015-id-5572588
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    After a few close calls on the scooter years back, never again. You just do not have sufficient power to get out of the crap when you need.

    My choice for him, TW200

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    After a few close calls on the scooter years back, never again. You just do not have sufficient power to get out of the crap when you need.

    My choice for him, TW200
    TW200 is a groenteboer plaasfiets, it weighs a ton, it's slow and has poor handling - especially braking on wet tar!

    Back to 125cc that will fit his age and licence legally

    Back to the Aprilia RS 125

    Probably not cool with the scootergang, but seriously attract the ladies....
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    If he is used to a Bike don't get a scooter, he will scrape the stand and belly pan thing on the ground whilst cornering

    It happened with me and my son.
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    2nd option KTM Duke 125 or bigger
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