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    So due to some financial constraints I have put off getting this specific twister.

    I did not go look at it, but a bud of mine went and had a look - Also a new rider, but his wife said NO!

    Some notes from his message to me:

    "Looks to be in good condition, last service a year ago, hasnt had any milage since then" License disk expired, but he will sort that.
    Before he had it it was a delivery bike, no passenger footpegs, front wheen mudguard is from another bike, probably in an accident with previous owner. "
    He really wanted the bike, but oh well, he is stuck in pta-jhb traffic.
    Here is a link to the bike: https://carbonite.co.za/index.php?th...cbx250.245220/

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilskaap View Post
    So due to some financial constraints I have put off getting this specific twister.

    I did not go look at it, but a bud of mine went and had a look - Also a new rider, but his wife said NO!

    Some notes from his message to me:

    "Looks to be in good condition, last service a year ago, hasnt had any milage since then" License disk expired, but he will sort that.
    Before he had it it was a delivery bike, no passenger footpegs, front wheen mudguard is from another bike, probably in an accident with previous owner. "
    He really wanted the bike, but oh well, he is stuck in pta-jhb traffic.
    Here is a link to the bike: https://carbonite.co.za/index.php?th...cbx250.245220/
    Amazing how these twisters have held their value so well. I remember reading earlier in this thread when guys were saying how much they bought thier bikes for and IIRC they were going for around 30k brand new at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tickled_Tortise View Post
    Amazing how these twisters have held their value so well. I remember reading earlier in this thread when guys were saying how much they bought thier bikes for and IIRC they were going for around 30k brand new at the time.

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    I have an issue with this subject,

    The Parts and Retail value is massively high! the book value is super low, like with Pepper, her book value is like 12k, her retail value is over 25k, if i had to drop her, a tank, tank front cowl and rear Sub frame fairing "she doesnt have a Sub frame, but that bit i sit on of the frame", they will write the bike off, it really sucks, hence why i always rebuild Pepper, cause i keep crashing her into any thing that stands still, "you know im cool like that"

    Parts aint too hard to find around cause there are loads of them, just re-morgage your house if your guna go to Imperial Honda.
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    I fully agree with your statement around Imperial Honda. They are very expensive!!

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    I saw a CB125 (unfaired) in Europe recently; what a gorgeous looking bike. Can't understand why it would not be a winner here in RSA
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyN View Post
    I saw a CB125 (unfaired) in Europe recently; what a gorgeous looking bike. Can't understand why it would not be a winner here in RSA
    I still don't understand why Honda SA stopped importing the Twisters....

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    Why they Stopped the 600 Market in SA, thing is the 3-4-500cc sports bike market is booming with all its off shoots, the CBX unfortunately is seen as an old school boring bike, its loved by every one who know the reliability, and the Commercial industry who rely on the bike. real shame, Pepper is the most beautiful bike to live with
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    There is something special about the twister, iv upgraded because I'm doing more highway riding now. The intention was to sell the twister but it's been two months now and I just can't seem let go of it, especially given its pristine condition, only 6k km on it, everything 100% original, even has the original tires. I don't think I'll ever find another like it if I had to let it go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tickled_Tortise View Post
    There is something special about the twister, iv upgraded because I'm doing more highway riding now. The intention was to sell the twister but it's been two months now and I just can't seem let go of it, especially given its pristine condition, only 6k km on it, everything 100% original, even has the original tires. I don't think I'll ever find another like it if I had to let it go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cronos View Post
    Hang on to it!!
    Agree 100%. Mine parked untouched and neglected for over a year when I upgraded, fired up first crank when pressed back in to service and then used it for another year. Eventually sold with 70k trouble free km on the clock when I moved to the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpius View Post
    I still don't understand why Honda SA stopped importing the Twisters....

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    Yeah the new Twister looks amazing, guessing it's expensive. New Honda 125s cost as much as the twisters were brand new about 10 years ago, I'll be keeping mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpius View Post
    I still don't understand why Honda SA stopped importing the Twisters....

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    Yeah the new Twister looks amazing, guessing it's expensive. New Honda 125s cost as much as the twisters were brand new about 10 years ago, I'll be keeping mine

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    Guys, Randburg Motorcycles has a 2011 twister for 18k but it has 94000km on the clock.

    Is this worthwhile even looking at with such high mileage. Motor was redone at 72000k.

    Edit: Went to look at and test ride the bike. Turns out it has 6xxxxkm on and the bikes motor was done at 5xxxxkm. Bike was definitely dropped, has other crappy higher than stock bars on and aftermarket horrible little mirrors on, however bodywork seems ok, no visible damage or scratching, just looks a bit aged and dull looking . Other than that it starts first time, idles perfect, took it for a 2k test, smooth gearbox through all the gears, decent acceleration, didn't redline it but it felt good through out the rev range until around 8-9k rpm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terence1983 View Post
    Guys, Randburg Motorcycles has a 2011 twister for 18k but it has 94000km on the clock.

    Is this worthwhile even looking at with such high mileage. Motor was redone at 72000k.

    Edit: Went to look at and test ride the bike. Turns out it has 6xxxxkm on and the bikes motor was done at 5xxxxkm. Bike was definitely dropped, has other crappy higher than stock bars on and aftermarket horrible little mirrors on, however bodywork seems ok, no visible damage or scratching, just looks a bit aged and dull looking . Other than that it starts first time, idles perfect, took it for a 2k test, smooth gearbox through all the gears, decent acceleration, didn't redline it but it felt good through out the rev range until around 8-9k rpm.
    Twisters are hard to come by in a good condition and given their age milage is often high even for the well looked after ones, and when you do find a good one they usually around 25k.

    For 18k I guess you get what you paying for, lower milage is always preferable, check how well its been looked after, if it shows signs of once being a delivery bike don't touch it. And do they have info on who redone the motor, you will want piece of mind that it was done right and not patched up just enough to last a few test rides.

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    Seems to be running fine from your observations, like Tortoise said ask for proof of the motor work done, who did it, what was done. though I find it strange the motor was done at only 50 000 kays? unless it was neglected and ridden hard buy the previous owner.

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    Yea the only thing putting me off is the fact that the motor was redone at lower than usual mileage but poor maintenance could have led to that. Doesn't look like it was a delivery bike from what I can see, no signs of neglect besides the original paintwork being a little dull which is more from age and maybe the sun. What I like is the 3 month/1000km warrantee which sort of gives me slight piece of mind that they are confident the bike is 100%, I ride around 1200km per month and im pretty sure if its going to have any gremlins, they will show up within the warrantee period. Overall it seems like a solid bike for an average price, its not cheap nor expensive for what it is. In the end, its a Honda and spares are available and resale value seems to hold for long.

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    Hi,

    Just bought a Honda twister that seems in good nick for the age and price. Paid R18600. Few scratches but does not show any signs of being in an accident. The clock says 21500km.

    I tested the bike in town and it seemed fine. But when I took her on the highway after buying it I could only get 123km/h on a gps (140 on clocks) on downhills.

    I thought it was the air filter but on closer inspection I realized that someone took the original carburetor off and replaced it with a smaller one. No idea why they would do it.

    So I am looking for a secondhand carburetor for a Honda twister.


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    wicked_wizard it does look pretty neat.

    The one Im looking at from Randburg motorcycles had a top end overhaul, piston, rings and valves were done due to the bike smoking. Work was done by Randburg motorcycles, seems that since the overhaul they have been maintaining the bike so I have more piece of mind that nothing major went wrong to cause the need for the overhaul. So im like 90% sure about it, just need to run the final approval with the finance manager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terence1983 View Post
    Guys, Randburg Motorcycles has a 2011 twister for 18k but it has 94000km on the clock.

    Is this worthwhile even looking at with such high mileage. Motor was redone at 72000k.

    Edit: Went to look at and test ride the bike. Turns out it has 6xxxxkm on and the bikes motor was done at 5xxxxkm. Bike was definitely dropped, has other crappy higher than stock bars on and aftermarket horrible little mirrors on, however bodywork seems ok, no visible damage or scratching, just looks a bit aged and dull looking . Other than that it starts first time, idles perfect, took it for a 2k test, smooth gearbox through all the gears, decent acceleration, didn't redline it but it felt good through out the rev range until around 8-9k rpm.
    You say that the bike had been dropped; one of the "weaknesses" of the Twister is that if you drop it one of the first things to get damaged is the instrument cluster. (see previous threads on the forum). If the bike has aftermarket bars on then the possibility exists that the instrument cluster was damaged and replaced with one showing less km...

    However, if the motor has be done and everything else is in shipshape it may well be worth buying.
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