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Old 07-29-2009, 04:22 PM   #21
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But you are still pretty new to riding and do a lot of commuting. i think your needs are going to be alot different. You can ride my bike when I get it up and running or when I get a new one.
What are you trying to get?
Newb, yes, but it's hard finding parts for the wrx other than oem.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:24 PM   #22
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I was thinking of getting one of these if i was going to buy new, new might be an option for me.
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What are you trying to get?
Newb, yes, but it's hard finding parts for the wrx other than oem.
May pick up a used rmz450 and use mine for parts. I am still unsure but it will need to be a fast sumo. I wont be commuting at all. And may do a track day if I can find TD that will let me corner work.
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Oh, definitely want at least a 5 speed.

How are the Katooms on maintenance?
Cake. No more or less intensive than the other singles. Yes, parts are a bit more expensive than bikes, but not even close to bust-the-bank expensive.
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I was thinking of getting one of these if i was going to buy new, new might be an option for me.
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Cake. No more or less intensive than the other singles. Yes, parts are a bit more expensive than bikes, but not even close to bust-the-bank expensive.

That's another thing. I don't want to have to rebuild the thing every other trackday.
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IMHO out of all of the 450 singles the Honda seems to be the touchy-est of them all. They are really fast bikes, but the valves just can't take the sustained high RPM's
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get 08 or newer if u do i think all the grenade issues are fixed in these models

fwiw , ive beat up on my ktms for a year and a half of trackdays just changing the oil and valve checks
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:19 PM   #30
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for the both of you to share, i'd say a 250, if its for her, a 450. if just for you, stay at home and keep out of everyones way LOL

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I can offer up a ride on the wr250x as well, but knowing what I know now, I would've bought a 450 to motard out.
I might take you up on that.

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but don't act like you are going to share this bike with brena.
Ummm this will be MY bike that I will be sharing with him. I decided we have the 1000 why not buy a tard so we can have the best of both worlds and have a great bike to do the SM if it gets built.

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Thanks guys. I'll take you up on the offers. I know it's hard to get an all arounder, but this bike will see 95% of it's use on a road course. I know it's a very bad idea to put me on dirt again. I will kill myself for sure! lol
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YZFs are 4-speeds. CRFs are 5-speeds.

FWIW, KTMs have 6-speeds.
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get 08 or newer if u do i think all the grenade issues are fixed in these models

fwiw , ive beat up on my ktms for a year and a half of trackdays just changing the oil and valve checks
I'll only have around $3,500 to start, so it won't be too new.
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IMHO out of all of the 450 singles the Honda seems to be the touchy-est of them all. They are really fast bikes, but the valves just can't take the sustained high RPM's
Get a CRF450R and put the SS valves in it. John is right about the stock Ti valves, they are junk.

The CRF is fast out of the box, and there are plenty of them around, so you can get a good deal. Also, supermoto parts are a little easier to find for the CRF.

If you are not going to ride any dirt (MX track or trails), I would go for the KTM SMR. Like Linz mentioned, the 6 speed gearbox would be really nice to have, especially for the road courses. If I am not mistaken too, the valves on the KTM are adjusted with set screws on the rocker arms (read, super easy valve maintenance) as opposed to the MX bikes shim and bucket design. Like I said though, get the SS valves for the CRF, and valve adjustments are a lot less frequent.

For what it sounds like you want Tim, the KTM is probably your best bet. To buy an MXer and convert it, you would be stretching your budget. You could probably find a KTM close to your price range, and it will be ready to go. The Aprilias are great, but expensive!
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Get a CRF450R and put the SS valves in it. John is right about the stock Ti valves, they are junk.

The CRF is fast out of the box, and there are plenty of them around, so you can get a good deal. Also, supermoto parts are a little easier to find for the CRF.

If you are not going to ride any dirt (MX track or trails), I would go for the KTM SMR. Like Linz mentioned, the 6 speed gearbox would be really nice to have, especially for the road courses. If I am not mistaken too, the valves on the KTM are adjusted with set screws on the rocker arms (read, super easy valve maintenance) as opposed to the MX bikes shim and bucket design. Like I said though, get the SS valves for the CRF, and valve adjustments are a lot less frequent.

For what it sounds like you want Tim, the KTM is probably your best bet. To buy an MXer and convert it, you would be stretching your budget. You could probably find a KTM close to your price range, and it will be ready to go. The Aprilias are great, but expensive!

Thanks Mathew. I would really like to find one that's already been converted or like a KTM, and ready to go. Keep your eyes peeled.
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Check out supermotojunkie

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There are a few KTM's along with other converted MX bikes. Haven't check where they are located though.
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thats a good deal right there tim
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Lurking on this thread, and getting some good info. I was under the impression that the recommended rebuild interval on the aprilias was 6k miles. Basically, a race only piece.
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tim check your pms i might have something in my garage u might like
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