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    Hierdie is my Africa Twin...het hom ongelukkig nou die dag verkoop. Lekker en baie betroubare fiets.
    My seun is besig om om die wereld te reis en hy doen dit met n BMW 1200GS Adv...alhoewel op die oomblik is hy Cambodia op die rug van n Honda 400 agv van die beperking op groot kapasiteit bikes.
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    Xr6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom13 View Post
    Xr6?

    Sorry derailing thread
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    My Honda XR 650L has 53 000kms on it and hasn't given me any issues! Doing a big Nam/Bots trip in December.
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    Lots of really nice and good bikes mentioned but one thing to maybe consider (particularly for us gents of er, virus threatened age). If you ride alone, can you pick the thing up if it donners over? For me this means definitely under 180kg, preferably under 150. Consider the seat height also; KLR's are comfortable, nice and low, KTM's have plank seats and need good technique or step ladders unless you are over 1.78 - 1.8m. All in my humble opinion of course.

    Also take a few bikes for a spin if you can - some belong in displays, others can be ridden. I would start at 250's and work up unless you have a yen for a particular bike (the old 80 G/S is very hard to resist). If I had one it would be a careful Sunday ride on maybe, at worst, a gravel road. If I ventured to Lesotho, even from where you are, I would have a backup vehicle on tap; you do not want to leave a gem like that stranded over some small thing.

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    Here's my BMW R850RS that I built as a "Mad Max' adventure bike-
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    Here's my BMW R850RS that I built as a "Mad Max' adventure bike-
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    Sticking my neck out here, and I will admit I am mostly Google and Youtube schooled in the subject. I have lots of road experience, but very limited gravel, in fact one a trip March this year of about 250km.

    From what Petri describes, a clean KLR650 will work just fine.


    • There are plenty in the market
    • Spares is no problem.
    • Electric start
    • It can handle dirt that is a lot rougher than what Petri will take it on.
    • Price
    • Easy resell later.


    I bought a 2004 model March last year for R19k, admittedly at night and the frame has some rust issues, but other than that it runs like clockwork.

    R19000...there are plenty in the market for around R30k, and if you go towards R45k you get a very clean late model.

    Yes, I am sure off-road the XR650L will beat it all day long, but you are going to battle to find a XR650L in any condition for under R50k.

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    Best old school bike
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    Hi All

    I bought that 600 Tenere, at R 25000 I just think its a lot of what I need for the $$.

    But ja, NOT a never ending Thread this.......I'll be modding that XT to my liking, and very probably end up giving it to my son to join me me on mt Lesotho trips on my immaculate R 1150 Adventure
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    https://advrider.com/f/threads/earth...o-end.1037908/

    Check out this thread and their actual blog.

    They rode through africa on 2 modified DR650's.

    It's quite the epic journey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noize View Post
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/earth...o-end.1037908/

    Check out this thread and their actual blog.

    They rode through africa on 2 modified DR650's.

    It's quite the epic journey.
    Wow man thanks, thats just AWESOME!!
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    Congrats Petri.... many happy miles on the "new" bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooky View Post
    Then I would say a 600/ 650cc single would fit the bill quite nicely.



    Also two other things to take into account regarding old school:

    1/ Most of the older bikes had skinny damper rod forks. These are not the greatest design by any means but can be upgraded/ modernized to some extent by fitting emulators - chat to Martin Petzold in capetown.
    Easy mod and well worth it

    2/ The brakes were generally bad so would look at upgrading the front to a larger disc and caliper
    Ek kan sekondeer! Martin het my Yamaha XT660R se voor shock gedoen. Het nie baie gekos nie, maar het die hantering en nose dive heeltemal verbeter. Die XT is die perfekte balans tussen off & on road. Ek het nou die GS800, maar dit is heelwat moeiliker in sand en stadige tegniese terrein. XT beperk @ 145km/h cruise, maar dit kan ook uitgesorteer word.

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    Ek het die DR650E gehad, Honda Dominator XR650L en 2x Yamaha XT660R, 650 Dakar en nou die GS800 en nog 'n paar tussenin. Ek het die meer meganiese probleme met die Dakar gehad, maar was baie gemaklik. Die 800 ook. DR was 'n pyn op langpad,maar die beste off road. XT is die beste all rounder en nie te swaar nie. Soos ek ouer word,en minder off road ry, werk die 800 vir my. Vir commute was die Honda NC750 X. Fantastiese brandstofverbruik. Rondom 28-30km/l, omtrent dieselfde as my skoeter ( SYM200 ).
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    A fully kitted BMW G650X-Challenge with a Long Range Tank and a load of extras was sold on WildDogs last week for R32k - the tank alone is US$800, if you can get one, so these make brilliant all road touring bikes, they have been used all over the world.....

    I have ridden the XR650L on off-road tours, its a immensely capable bike, I would consider this as pretty much the best you can get under R50k - followed closely by the DR650SE and the XT660Z (although the XTZ is quite a heavy bike...) and then the KLR650 (this is pretty old tech, make sure the Doohikkey has been done when purchasing!) but dont rule out the BMW F650GS/Dakar singles, and also the F650/700/800 twins - the "lower spec" F650/700 twins are extremely capable and can be got for a decent price. A DRZ400E is a prize and these are around R25k if you look around (make sure you get the Enduro model, its about 30kg lighter)

    The problem with the XT600/DR600/etc. and the like is that they are old, and prone to silly breakdowns - don't get me wrong, they are great bikes, but would I look for one to take to deep Lesotho....? No, not really, there are more reliable bikes, newer, easier to work on, electric start that can be got for the same amount...... Legend Tax is a bugger.....

    And if you are happy to swing a spanner, there are projects around that are worth the time & effort - I bought a Heat Seized G650X for R15k - spent R20k on replacing every single bearing, seal & wear part on the entire bike and now have a basically new bike for R35k, that I know will last another 50k km before any attention is required....

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