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Old 04-18-2010, 12:49 PM   #1
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:24 PM   #2
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I wouldn't dump too much money into it.
A air cooled 250 would be a fun learner bike, but chances are she's gonna want something more down the road
A decent set of street tires should be fine for puttin' around on.
There was a guy on a dr400e with street tires on stock rims at the first GSS date running a pretty good pace.
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If you can fit Avon Distanzia's on the stock rims, you will be ok for motard use. I used to run those on my stock DRZ400E years ago. They aren't too expensive new, stick well.

I think the 250 will be fine. I have a street legal DRZ250 that I am considering setting up for SM just for fun and to let friends try it out and see if they want to run SM. If you do figure out a cross reference wheel that will work on the DR, let me know. I have read somewhere that DR650 wheels will interchange, although I haven't tested it. I did try the Bike Bandit trick of listing what other bikes use the same hub and the DR didn't come up.

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Old 04-18-2010, 08:44 PM   #8
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http://www.tireexpress.com/prod.cfm/cid/9001/pid/5589 $83 front



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for street supermoto where the intended riding calls for 20% trail riding] Distanzia Supermoto Tough enough for larger capacity Supermoto bikes, the Distanzia’s distinctive tread pattern is designed to provide excellent performance in both on and off-road conditions. It’s nimble through corners, stable on the straights, boasts top-class roadholding in the dry and the wet, features great traction in the dirt and gives excellent mileage. Biased towards on-road use but also very capable on dirt tracks. 90% road 10% off road. Rubber compound specilly formulated for wet and dry grip. Superb tire life, rugged tread pattern. Special supermoto compound variants.Because dual sport bikes tend to spend more time on the road rather than off, Avon has biased performance of the Distanzia towards tarmac duty. Yet, if the mood takes you, the Distanzia also behaves with distinction off the beaten track.With a rugged tread, the Distanzia gives confidence-inspiring grip in the web as well as the dry. Handling characteristics are made to complement and enhance the larger capacity dual sport bikes corner and change direction. Speed rated to 149 MPH.
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