Jump to content

Cameron RSA

Members
  • Content Count

    11
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Cameron RSA

  • Rank
    TT Newbie

Profile Information

  • Location
    South Africa

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Cameron RSA

    2002 or 2003 250 exc?

    Uhhhh, Hello?
  2. Cameron RSA

    2002 or 2003 250 exc?

    The title rhymes, doesn't it? Well, I've finally made a choice on which bike to move on to from my YZ250, but im a bit stuck with the year. Are there major differences between the 2002 and 2003 250 exc? In which year did the 250 get full orange fairings? And lastly, will i be able to take it on a track?
  3. jbird710, you have three CR500's??!!??!! My God, your balls must be the size of Coconuts! Got any pics of them?
  4. You guys are making me relive the experience i had on the beast a week ago, got goose bumps all over again. Cant imagine riding one of those buggers on a moto x track. Check this link out, - http://www.servicehonda.com/cr500af05.html - this site reckons that they can still supply brand ne late model CR500AF's, damn what i'd give to live in the States! Oh, parting question, are most alu framed CR500's build ups, or were they actually manufactured by Honda?
  5. Cameron RSA

    4 Stroke reliability actually this bad?

    Well, it is comforting that most of the replies are positive, and it does put the four stroke back in the race in my mind. I suppose the biggest thing is to change your riding style. 4 stroke probably also emits a more threatening exhaust sound which will help deter those pesky elephants and lions that chase me down! There also was mention earlier on of engine rebuild only costing between $500 and $800. Well, for some reason over here it costs something like R15,000 ($2,142) to properly rebuild a four stroke, hence my hesitation!
  6. I have a dilemma, and have a thread running elswhere in 'general' posing the question of which 450 mx to buy. I've just sold my YZ250 (2 stroke) with the intention of picking up a late model 450, and in 2 weeks of trying im no closer to a decision. In fact, the most common topics on this site that ive seen so far are discussions on 4 stroke reliability issues, leading me to believe that buying any four stroke is a danger. My reason for the change over is fuel economy (believe it or not) because we do large distances in South Africa in remote areas, thus the four stroke being the wiser choice. However I am now completely disillusioned, and am not going to buy one at all. I just contacted KTM and theyre gonna supply me with a KTM 250 exc with a long range tank. Are the reliability issues this bad, or is it just an unfair stigma!!??!!
  7. Cameron RSA

    Bike choice?

    I have the exact same dilemma, and have a similar thread running elswhere in 'general' posing the same question. I've just sold my YZ250 (2 stroke) with the intention of picking up a late model 450, and in 2 weeks of trying im no closer to a decision. In fact, the most common topics on this site that ive seen so far are discussions on 4 stroke reliability issues, leading me to believe that buying any four stroke is a danger. My reason for the change over is fuel economy (believe it or not) because we do large distances in South Africa in remote areas, thus the four stroke being the wiser choice. However I am now completely disillusioned, and am not going to buy one at all. I just contacted KTM and theyre gonna supply me with a KTM 250 exc with a long range tank. Are the reliability issues this bad, or is it just an unfair stigma!!??!!
  8. Rode a 2004 CR500AF yesterday. Wow. What the hell are you supposed to do with all that power? Tow a caravan? I thought I'd be clever and open her up in 1st, dunno what hit me but in a millisecond I landed up on my ass with a red mudguard in my mouth! Anyone out ther ridden one?!
  9. Cameron RSA

    Trying to decide on new bike: Help!

    Just chatted to a dude from Yamaha, he obviously reckons that all Yamaha's 4 strokes are the dogs bollocks, but his logic was this: Yamaha have been producing mx four strokes since 1998, wheras most of the other jap manufacturers have only climbed on the bandwagon of late. He reckons Yamaha have ironed out all the problems that the other manufacturers are encountering at the moment. Kinda makes sense if its true. What does it cost you guys to rebuild the motor if konks out?
  10. Cameron RSA

    Trying to decide on new bike: Help!

    Hi, thanks for your input. I wont be doing much competition, just free riding, theres a lot of that here. I've considered a Husky, but we dont have much support for those over here. The Jap brands however are prolific, and all im looking for is the most reliable 450 on the market. We do huge amounts of distance over here, and most places i ride are remote. Bear in mind that we also have to out run lions!
  11. I urgently need some help on the choice of my new bike. I've just got rid of my YZ250 (2 stroke) and am looking to replace it with a late model 450. The thing is I've heard something negative about each make. All of the dealers I've approached slag off the other brands (Not supprisingly) so i need an objective opinion from guys that have owned a few bikes, as well as general info on which 450 is the most reliable. P.S. I am tending towards a rather nice 2005 RMZ 450 that i test rode on the weekend. Thanks ya'll.
×