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Last post 04-10-2014 09:30 PM by pyrah. 13 replies.
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  • 03-23-2014 09:06 PM

    • hank
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    ideas maan

     

     

    hi

     

    im after some ideas as to what would be a good scooter or even bike for the country.  looking at 150km rides from one town to the other.

    ive always ridden px vespas and im riding a 125sym at the moment but i dont feel its up to longer rides, even compared to a px

    open to any ideas, i have about 4000$ to spend

    i cant explain myself im afraid sir, because im not myself you see
  • 03-24-2014 05:58 AM In reply to

    Re: ideas maan

    $4000 how about something like a CBR250r should be able to find a 2011 or newer model for that & should be cheap to tax insure run . Or something naked with a bit more power you could try a 2010 Suzuki GS500 as got carbs if you don't like Fi Big Smile

  • 03-24-2014 08:04 AM In reply to

    Re: ideas maan

    I recently drove to WA and back from Sydney and came across a guy doing the same on a Yamaha XV250. It's more of a cruiser style and he was doing a lot of riding and found it very comfortable. You can get a decent one in your price bracket and not too old either.

    Sydney /Piaggio Beverly 350
  • 03-24-2014 09:35 AM In reply to

    Re: ideas maan

    I think that Pyrah's 250 idea Honda is an excellent call, esp as U don't intend doing big Ks per day.

    Having said that, you may also want to consider something that has some kind of off-road capability. This being Australia n' all, you probably will want to hit the dirt at sometime or other.

    Also, are panniers/bags/storage easily available for that model?

     

     

    Aprilia 200ie
  • 03-24-2014 10:38 AM In reply to

    Re: ideas maan

    You could possibly pick up a burgman 250 or even 400 for $4000 and there are a fair few 300cc available 2nd hand which would make your travel easier Kymco  Sym  Dont rush your puchase and if you do select a Burgman you wont need panniers .

     

    riding for fun
  • 03-24-2014 02:27 PM In reply to

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    Re: ideas maan

    thanks fella's theyre ideas i hadnt thought of.  i think a zuke gs500 apeals to me the most .

    a 250 is too small for me ive ridden a few and they start to struggle at the speed limit so might aswell be on a px

    maxi scoot? naaaa

    the problem with dirt bikes is your mates who cant ride properly will want to borrow it

    so ill look for a tidy gs to come up for sale in perth, or something similar

    anyone want to buy a sym125 and a 58 or 61 vespaWink

     

     

     

     

    i cant explain myself im afraid sir, because im not myself you see
  • 03-24-2014 02:30 PM In reply to

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    Re: ideas maan

    i think the 20 litre fuel tank has me convinced,

     

    i cant explain myself im afraid sir, because im not myself you see
  • 03-26-2014 03:47 PM In reply to

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    Re: ideas maan

     

    im looking at a zuke vstrom 650, anyone on here owned or riden one before?

     

     

     

    i cant explain myself im afraid sir, because im not myself you see
  • 04-05-2014 07:52 PM In reply to

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    Re: ideas maan

     

    ended up buying a honda cbr250r 2011 like new 2000kms

    it does the freeway nicely. so onward and upward

    not sure how to put pics on this site cheers

     

     

    i cant explain myself im afraid sir, because im not myself you see
  • 04-06-2014 12:46 AM In reply to

    Re: ideas maan

    Big SmileYes

  • 04-06-2014 01:33 PM In reply to

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    Re: ideas maan

    far out, select image url did i wake up in the 90s

    i cant explain myself im afraid sir, because im not myself you see
  • 04-06-2014 01:36 PM In reply to

    Re: ideas maan

    YEP 1890s Big Smile

  • 04-10-2014 08:28 PM In reply to

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    Re: ideas maan

     

    hello, does anyone know of a good set of dog leg levers for 2011 honda cbr250r. im seeing a few on ebay but theyre dodgy sellers and or crap quality... cheers ....maybe i should join a non scooterist forum but i havnt yet

     

    i cant explain myself im afraid sir, because im not myself you see
  • 04-10-2014 09:30 PM In reply to

    Re: ideas maan

    Got some adjustable dog leg leavers from ebay (Thailand site) for CBR125r about 6 years ago and have had no problems with them . The CBR250r is also made there so maybe leavers from there will also be OK for your machine

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