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    Is that a 120/70x13 or 17???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramiro16 View Post
    Howzit guys im a cheapie has anyone ever put used tyres thst are relatively in good condition on there hike. I can pick up a 120/70 13 for R200

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    Are you sure about the size? That "13" at the end sounds wrong. Should be 17.

    Anyway, you could use the front on the rear of the Twister. I am just wondering about rotational direction. Tyre designs of some tyres differs front and rear. If it roated one direction on the front, rotating it the opposite direction as a rear may cause some vibration, but I am not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramiro16 View Post
    Howzit guys im a cheapie has anyone ever put used tyres thst are relatively in good condition on there hike. I can pick up a 120/70 13 for R200
    Only thing between you and the road is your Tyres. Why take a chance?

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    It will work, its your choice I guess. Seen a few guys here use a specific kenda ,which Is generally used as a front ,on the rear of some smaller bikes like 125s and 200s. It may feel a little skinny tho, so if you have the money get a proper spec tyre.

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    Well guys it works due to it being a front tyre and the thinner profile it just wants to drop into corners you actually won't believe the difference it just wants to drop into the corner. Yes it's a bit thinner but marginally

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    You can see its marginally smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramiro16 View Post
    You can see its marginally smaller.

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    Sorry I'm a cheapskate. My argument is why spend R1200 on a rear when I can get used tyres with lots of life left in them for R200 they will easily last about 5000km. And my local TWT fits the tyres onto the rim for pennies. :P

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    And wtf is even balancing??. My klr has over 60k km. On the clock never balanced a tyre once. Hehehe

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    I'm sure I'm ****ing a lot of cbx guys here now. So IL appologise. 😐

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramiro16 View Post
    I'm sure I'm ****ing a lot of cbx guys here now. So IL appologise. 

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    Guys i want to know who has had a failure with there motor on the engine? Any catastrophic failures that people know of? And also anything very important to know or to fix early in the motors life? For example on the klr 650 there is something called the doohickey wich needs to be replaced or else it can cause a failure. Anything like that known about the cbx?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramiro16 View Post
    Guys i want to know who has had a failure with there motor on the engine? Any catastrophic failures that people know of? And also anything very important to know or to fix early in the motors life? For example on the klr 650 there is something called the doohickey wich needs to be replaced or else it can cause a failure. Anything like that known about the cbx?

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    I haven't heard about a Twister engine failing like that. Only one I knowbof was an engine getting a valve knock due to long time high speed (9500rpms plus) for more than 20 km nonstop if I remember correctly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpius View Post
    Only one I know of was an engine getting a valve knock due to long time high speed (9500rpms plus) for more than 20 km nonstop if I remember correctly
    Also never heard of one failing. I am not know for gentle riding and have ridden a lot further than 20km flat out and never had issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
    Also never heard of one failing. I am not know for gentle riding and have ridden a lot further than 20km flat out and never had issues.
    I think it was on this thread about 4 years or so ago. But that was a once off as far as I'm concerned. Plus I took the Twister on 500 km trips quite a few times before


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramiro16 View Post
    Guys i want to know who has had a failure with there motor on the engine? Any catastrophic failures that people know of? And also anything very important to know or to fix early in the motors life? For example on the klr 650 there is something called the doohickey wich needs to be replaced or else it can cause a failure. Anything like that known about the cbx?

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    The "doohicky" on the KLR is a part that should have been in the engine in the first place as it rolled out of the factory. I seriously doubt any Honda (or even other Kawasaki for that matter) motor will have a similar issue.

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    Just ride

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    Riding back to JHB from Dundee tomorrow on the twister. :P

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    Sounds lekker, safe and pleasant journey

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    I have a 2008 Twister with just over 18 000 kilos on the clock and we don't use it anymore. So I approached a dealer and they have offered us R10k for the bike. Is that reasonable, or are we being ripped?

    I'm ok taking a little less because we an avoid the hassle of selling it ourselves, but it feels like a low ball offer.

    any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradcurn View Post
    I have a 2008 Twister with just over 18 000 kilos on the clock and we don't use it anymore. So I approached a dealer and they have offered us R10k for the bike. Is that reasonable, or are we being ripped?

    I'm ok taking a little less because we an avoid the hassle of selling it ourselves, but it feels like a low ball offer.

    any thoughts?
    That is low,the dealer still has his markup to make profit. Depends on the condition, if its clean, well looked after you can get 20k at least if you sell it yourself. Just sold my 2005 with more than 4 times that mileage for 12k, well maintained and clean. I know its a mission having to sell a bike privately, but you shouldn't struggling selling it,Twisters usually get quite a bit of interest. send a pic if you can

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