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    Default Buying second hand advice needed

    Hi guys. I'm looking to get a bike. I prefer a new bike as I'm not familiar with repairing bikes and worried about getting an accident damaged bike. New bikes are steep. Any advice about secondhand hondas. Can you still get spares for older models. What should I look out for.

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    Buy from a dealer. The Consumer Protection Act will make sure the more dodgy bikes stay on private sales. Otherwise, if you buy private, take a biker mate with you as an extra set of critical eyes.
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    Default Re: Buying second hand advice needed

    What type of bike?
    As in scooter, road, long distance street tourer or offroader etc?

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    Default Re: Buying second hand advice needed

    I prefer road,sport,naked. Looking at a 600cc or new 400. Fan of honda

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    Default Re: Buying second hand advice needed

    Budget?


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    +- 80k. More towards 75

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    Default Re: Buying second hand advice needed

    I have had a 2003 Honda CBR 600 since 2009.

    It is superb machine and has been more reliable than my friends new Triumphs and my previous Kawa etc.

    Parts are still no problem for my bike despite its age. Issue I have had is poor experiences with the Honda dealership workshops in Jhb (like, shocking e.g. brake lever assembly not bolted properly onto the handlebar after a fork seal replacement...)

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    Default Re: Buying second hand advice needed

    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunPanday View Post
    I prefer road,sport,naked. Looking at a 600cc or new 400. Fan of honda
    Get a 600, 400 will be lekka at first but you will soon want to upgrade.

    If you havent ridden before, get a small bike ala 125 delivery bike, get a couple months experience then get a 600.

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    Default Re: Buying second hand advice needed

    Quote Originally Posted by kevin4x4 View Post
    Get a 600, 400 will be lekka at first but you will soon want to upgrade.

    If you havent ridden before, get a small bike ala 125 delivery bike, get a couple months experience then get a 600.
    This, commuting is an art. There is a reason why weekend warriors exist.

    You need to learn how to read traffic. A lot of it comes with experience. Concentration and observation is key.

    Learn on something smaller and lighter. If possible get someone to guide you and teach you. After a couple of months upgrade.

    Look at a second hand honda 250 cc. Enough power and it'll keep its value when you want to upgrade.

    Last piece of advice is ATGATT (all the gear all the time) . You need to budget for gear too.
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    Default Re: Buying second hand advice needed

    There guys have a decent range and warranty so see if something here catches your eye

    https://www.fireitup.co.za/

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    Default Re: Buying second hand advice needed

    Looking at a 600 cc bike, in particular a Honda CBR for commuting would be akin to playing Russian roulette. The traffic out there today is no joke.

    Look up the NC range, they are 700/750 and have a really forgiving mid range. No where near as finicky or as unforgiving as a sport bike, a lot more comfortable, easier and less expensive to maintain and will last for ever.

    https://www.honda.co.za/motorcycles/nc750x
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    Default Re: Buying second hand advice needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    Looking at a 600 cc bike, in particular a Honda CBR for commuting would be akin to playing Russian roulette. The traffic out there today is no joke.

    Look up the NC range, they are 700/750 and have a really forgiving mid range. No where near as finicky or as unforgiving as a sport bike, a lot more comfortable, easier and less expensive to maintain and will last for ever.

    https://www.honda.co.za/motorcycles/nc750x
    Not sure what the Russian roulette part is about (I think your chances on a Sports bike are no worse than any other bike. Ride like a clown on a delivery bike and you won't last either - it is your behaviour (and luck) while riding that make the difference IMHO).

    But I totally agree that a CBR is NOT well suited to a daily commuter - the weight on your wrists mainly is a serious issue! NC is a great bike

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    Default Re: Buying second hand advice needed

    Quote Originally Posted by ShaunPanday View Post
    +- 80k. More towards 75
    Damn Man........sold a MINT 800 G/S Adventure last week at R 75000.......28000km. Panniers, the worx.

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    Default Re: Buying second hand advice needed

    I don't see anywhere where Shaun mentioned commuting.......
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    Default Re: Buying second hand advice needed

    Shaun, we're busy with a 2014 XT 660 Z Tenere, 31000km, FSH, extras etc etc.........R 75000??

    Let me know if interested?

    I'm gone from tomorrow till Monday though (also on a bike trippie of my own)

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