XT500 - Charity build
XT500 Charity Raffle
We are proud to be part of a fund raising project to help raise funds for the sweetest 2 year old girl, Josephine, who recently underwent surgery to remove a large aggressive brain tumour. Her parents now need to travel with her to Germany to undergo further treatment.
With the help of members and friends we will be rebuilding a one owner Yamaha XT500 to its former glory and raffling it to help raise funds towards Josephine's treatment.
The project will involve the stripping and restoration of a one owner all original  Yamaha XT500 donated by a generous human for the cause. All cosmetics will be refreshed - the motor which was running fine when stripped will be inspected. We are on a tight timeline to get Josephine over to Germany and we are ambitiously aiming to have the bike built and ready for Raffle by the end of June.  If we run into parts order delays this could be extended. We will do our best!
Raffle tickets are R500 each and the winner will be selected by an independent person on 29th June 2018 in a public forum.


Here are a few words from Anton Meiring - the man behind the project and the rad human who has donated his XT500 to the cause:

"A little background to the XT and the thinking around the raffle – we all know that the XT is a classic with a cult following, but this specific one is where exploring on a motorbike started for me and has been central to this family passion for many years – starting in 1981 when my dad left the farm with the intention of buying a utilitarian AG bike, but returned with a shiny new XT500. I first rode her when I was 12, and did thousands of km’s on the farm and local farm roads – hours and hours of blissful teenage freedom! The XT then did many offroad trips to all corners of the Eastern Cape – flanked by Africa Twins, Beemers and KTM’s - and she never skipped a beat! My dad passed on the mantle and gave her to me for my 40th a couple of years ago, and I had every intention of returning her to her former glory…

As much as I am passionate about this bike, just looking into my 2yr old daughter’s eyes puts things into perspective, and this build and raffle presents an opportunity to hopefully make a tangible difference. The XT is a classic and if we recondition her properly, she will provide somebody else with many km’s and hours of happiness – and raise much needed cash for a very worthy cause!"


Please visit her Go-Fund me profile to learn more.
* Terms and Conditions apply - please read them on the raffle ticket purchase page.