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    Hi all

    Sean here from Pretoria.
    Last time I touched a bike was a RZ50 back in 1992.
    The twice daily crawl from Pretoria North to Midrand and back has convinced me to either move to the Karoo or get myself onto 2 wheels.

    So basically I'm here to learn whatever I can before spending a very limited budget.

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    Hi and welcome

    Im excited or you......BIKE SEARCH WHOHOOO
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    welcome. Here are some nice easy "noob" bikes to start with.

    Here goes: Ducati panigale 1299 (Ducati's noobest bike)
    Yamaha Vmax 1700 (It's a big friendly monster)
    Triumph Rocket III ( also a big friendly Giant)
    Suzuki Busa or Kawa ZX14 (Nice calm cruising bikes)
    KTM Super duke 1290 ( It says "super" it has to be good)

    Here is a list of the more advanced/Difficult bikes to ride:

    BMW R1200 GS (The most difficult bike to ride, Only the "elite" ride these impossible bikes.)
    Honda NC 700/750 (They are extremely fast, They beat almost any other bike out there.Avoid at all costs)
    Triumph Explorer (Similar to the BMW, Very difficult but with a British touch to it)
    who else can i pick on ?....... I mean other examples are:

    Kawa GTR1400 (It is way too heavy and under powered, Spend more time picking it up than riding. Also extremely uncomfortable)
    Yamaha Super ten (This is the only bike that you need to be tested for, It is extremely difficult to control and only the selected few can actually ride it)

    What does Ares ride? his bike is also super fast and not for the feint of heart.
    and Daryldp se bike is a Racing bike in disguise, he is too scared to take it to the max, again not for the feint of heart.

    I think i have picked on enough people I mean given good advice.

    Welcome and Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker mom's son View Post
    and Daryldp se bike is a Racing bike in disguise, he is too scared to take it to the max, again not for the feint of heart.

    Im very Scared of my Wannabe Powerhouse never go over 119kmph. Atleast I dont have a loud bike to make up for VSPS and in Orange nogals with its Brittish touch.

    @Sean I commute from Centurion to Wadeville as the traffic was killing me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker mom's son View Post
    welcome. Here are some nice easy "noob" bikes to start with.

    Here goes: Ducati panigale 1299 (Ducati's noobest bike)
    Yamaha Vmax 1700 (It's a big friendly monster)
    Triumph Rocket III ( also a big friendly Giant)
    Suzuki Busa or Kawa ZX14 (Nice calm cruising bikes)
    KTM Super duke 1290 ( It says "super" it has to be good)

    Here is a list of the more advanced/Difficult bikes to ride:

    BMW R1200 GS (The most difficult bike to ride, Only the "elite" ride these impossible bikes.)
    Honda NC 700/750 (They are extremely fast, They beat almost any other bike out there.Avoid at all costs)
    Triumph Explorer (Similar to the BMW, Very difficult but with a British touch to it)
    who else can i pick on ?....... I mean other examples are:

    Kawa GTR1400 (It is way too heavy and under powered, Spend more time picking it up than riding. Also extremely uncomfortable)
    Yamaha Super ten (This is the only bike that you need to be tested for, It is extremely difficult to control and only the selected few can actually ride it)

    What does Ares ride? his bike is also super fast and not for the feint of heart.
    and Daryldp se bike is a Racing bike in disguise, he is too scared to take it to the max, again not for the feint of heart.

    I think i have picked on enough people I mean given good advice.

    Welcome and Enjoy
    Welcome! Hope you find what you came from here.

    If you want discussions with a TIK user, Biker Mom's Son is your guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker mom's son View Post
    welcome. Here are some nice easy "noob" bikes to start with.

    Here goes: Ducati panigale 1299 (Ducati's noobest bike)
    Yamaha Vmax 1700 (It's a big friendly monster)
    My life insurer and bank manager just fell of their chairs.
    At this stage I'm thinking of of wasting a couple of Rand on a so so condition Ching Chong 250 just to ride around the block with for a few weeks to get the feeling again and then in about a month or 2 get myself something in the 600/800 range.
    Ching Chong can than be passed on to my garden engineer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daryldp View Post
    Im very Scared of my Wannabe Powerhouse never go over 119kmph. Atleast I have a loud bike to make up for my VSPS and in silver nogals with its Japanese touch.

    I see what I want to see

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanpta View Post
    My life insurer and bank manager just fell of their chairs.
    At this stage I'm thinking of of wasting a couple of Rand on a so so condition Ching Chong 250 just to ride around the block with for a few weeks to get the feeling again and then in about a month or 2 get myself something in the 600/800 range.
    Ching Chong can than be passed on to my garden engineer.
    On a bit of a serious note.

    In my honest opinion getting a little ching chong, especially if you have ridden before, is going to get boring quickly.
    Maybe look at something like a Kawa ER6 or even the yamaha YZF600. They are a bit lower on power than the usual 600cc sport bike and quite easy to ride.
    If you want something that will take you backwards then look at the Honda NC700/750 though they do have really good fuel consumption.
    There is the Kawa KLE 500 single thumper, really good bike as well.

    Just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanpta View Post
    My life insurer and bank manager just fell of their chairs.
    At this stage I'm thinking of of wasting a couple of Rand on a so so condition Ching Chong 250 just to ride around the block with for a few weeks to get the feeling again and then in about a month or 2 get myself something in the 600/800 range.
    Ching Chong can than be passed on to my garden engineer.
    Hi and Welcome. I was looking for a ad I saw a month or so ago, Also a 2012/13 200 cc dual sport for R6000. That was a very good price. In general the 200 to 250's go just under or over 10 000. New models and most of the time first owners as well. If you use a it of patience, you'll find a perfect Ching Chong at a real good price.

    http://johannesburg.olx.co.za/spitze...-iid-821283276

    In fact, should you choose a 200 or 250 Ching Chong "dually", dual sport bike, the garden engineer have to sadly be without a bike as the Ching Chong is perfect to play around, on road, off road and whatever and perfect for a second bike that cost as far as maintenance and insurance under R150 per month.

    Wise choice and I see no problem with your thinking! Perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker mom's son View Post
    I see what I want to see
    See here is proof that I ride slow. In fact I ride so slow that the bike wants to fall over and then the tires get worn on the edges...normally I can speed up,gain momentum and stop the bike from falling over. thank Goodness mybike isnt one of those really torque loaded bikes otherwise it would be hell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daryldp View Post
    See here is proof that I ride slow. In fact I ride so slow that the bike wants to fall over and then the tires get worn on the edges...normally I can speed up,gain momentum and stop the bike from falling over. thank Goodness mybike isnt one of those really torque loaded bikes otherwise it would be hell
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    I had the same issue with my Zookie, No low down power what so ever and my tyres never got worn down. I just replaced them because i was bored. These bikes now a days with no low down power what so ever. Why have you not looked at one of those epic Harleys? Those ones that are beating everything on the track? The power from those 1500cc twin pushrod engines that they are using are immense. I don't know why i'm not riding one.

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    Hi and welcome to the forum

    good luck on your bike search

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    Welcome. Goodluck with your hunting...and:

    Quote Originally Posted by Biker mom's son View Post
    What does Ares ride? his bike is also super fast and not for the feint of heart.
    At last!! The recognition that I deserve!

    You neglected to mention that recent events have also turned my bike into a collectors item....
    Ricers are bikers too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanpta View Post
    At this stage I'm thinking of of wasting a couple of Rand on a so so condition Ching Chong 250
    Welcome to my parlour dear fly...
    Ricers are bikers too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanpta View Post
    Ching Chong can than be passed on to my garden engineer.
    Would this be the same one the City Power sends out to "Investigate" when my power goes out?
    Ricers are bikers too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tour Biker View Post
    Wise choice and I see no problem with your thinking! Perfect.
    ....Just waiting for the sales pitch that will see Shrek going to new owner
    Ricers are bikers too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daryldp View Post
    See here is proof that I ride slow. In fact I ride so slow that the bike wants to fall over and then the tires get worn on the edges...normally I can speed up,gain momentum and stop the bike from falling over. thank Goodness mybike isnt one of those really torque loaded bikes otherwise it would be hell
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    ....Where did you find the pictures of my tyres? I dont remember posting them....?
    Ricers are bikers too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    ....Where did you find the pictures of my tyres? I dont remember posting them....?
    Its because I know where you Forum....hehehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    Welcome. Goodluck with your hunting...and:



    At last!! The recognition that I deserve!

    You neglected to mention that recent events have also turned my bike into a collectors item....
    Yes, and it is of the vintage era.

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    Welcome to the forums.

    Going the cheap chinese route first it wouldnt be the best bike to commute to work with on the highways,but rather practise riding. Those 200s and 250s wont get over 120 iirc. A Jap 250 will cruise at 120 though. Worth thinking about.

    How much are you planning on spending on the bike?

    Also might be worth stopping at say full throttle to start costing gear. As others will tell you with a think bike membership you get 10% discount at full throttle and afew other places ;)

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