----You may start with old parts just for training is a good way to learn the skills.
Hi all long time no see. Now I'm in Nigeria and my beloved KLR 250 is in Portugal.
Really miss it here. Wherever you go in this country, looks like traditional Paris-Dakar.
After all i'm only 400km from Niger. In this country there are thousands of motorcycles everywhere.
But all 125cc from chinese brands like "Daylong" "Jincheng" and so on. They are all the same. 2 or 4 stroke.
But all utilitarian models with the same design. And used to limits unbeleviable for an european or american.
Maybe the best examples of use can be something like this:
- 3 persons on the bike, the rider talking on is cell phone, and driving in the wrong direction on the "express way". All this at the same time.
- 1 rider + 1 passenger + 2 goats
And the best for last. The other day saw, and even now have dificulty in beleaving that's possible.
- 1 rider + 1 COW
This small motorbikes are used for everything you guys can imagine, and much else. LOL
They carry absolutly everything from big logs, to agricultural products. Entire family economies depend on this crappy vehicules. By the way never saw, not even one japonese bike. Even small ones.
So when you guys start getting fancy ideas about motorcycles, things like, disk brake, six speed gear box, etc.
Remember this (bad) example
Safety equipments are only a "mirage". At the most one t-shirt and just because of the sun.
If I'm not wrong I think the other day saw "one" helmet. Some model that would have been outdated in the seventies.
While i was still in Portugal had the (stupid) idea of going back to Portugal, next year. In one of this small bikes.
Today was looking to one model, 125cc - 4 stroke honda clone, 4/5 gears, 20 liters gas tank!!! and one very long seat ready for 3 persons, drum brakes front and back... Price new:120000$ Naira, something like 600€ or US$730. That's food for taught!
Be well. I'll try to do the same. Let's see if muslins don't trow another bomb nearby.