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Old 08-20-2010, 03:21 PM   #1
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Supermoto advice needed ASAP

So I'm a total noob when it comes to motard bikes but I've ridden some and they are way more fun that my current sportbike for the type of riding I mostly do. I've never ridden this particular bike but I've made the decision to buy a new Husqvarna sm510r. The check is going out tomorrow so I need opinions from those who have ridden them or know something about them. Looked on the other forums and they are supposed to be one sick motard (high maintenance but sick) but would like some local opinions. Do they overheat in the summers here etc.
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:24 PM   #2
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I would think as long as you're moving you're okay. Might want to check manufacturer's section of SMJ
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Good bikes, parts can be hard to get, and as stated, they are a bit more maintenance intensive.
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I don't think that will be a problem. I fully intend to keep moving on this thing. LOL. Have you ridden one?
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I don't think that will be a problem. I fully intend to keep moving on this thing. LOL. Have you ridden one?
I did a while back, but it's been a tick. It was fairly well set up.

Most of the motards down here are either Hondas, Yamahas or KTM's with the occasional Kawi or Suzuki thrown in.
I'm only aware of one other Husky that was in the area, and I believe he moved to Buffalo and put it back in the dirt.
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If the Husky has a fan you should be OK, moving or not. If no fan, you better keep moving.
I think I'll be adding a fan to my 426. Got stuck in traffic last weekend in the 90 - 100 degree heat
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I am so f****** excited. I found a 2008 with 85 miles and the power up kit on it at a Husqvarna dealership in North Carolina and shipped to my door it is $5,400. Apparently a guy bought it from them and sold it back 6 months later because he got scared. When I heard it scared him I knew I had to have it.
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I came off a Speed Triple to a SMC. On a long ride, my 625 is an absolute torture rack until you hit the twisities then all is forgotten. If you plan on squidding about town, there is no better bike.

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We did a small sumo ride last weekend. It was a lot of fun but hot!
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+1.

They're a blast in the tight twisty stuff.
You don't have to do triple digits to feel like you're flying either.

Torture rack is a good way to describe those long straight roads.
I've actually trucked mine out to the twisties a few times just soo I wouldn't have to endure the ride out there.
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I miss being able to have fun when just driving around town. This cbr sucks when it comes to that. I've only had it for 3 months and I hate it. It's only fun when you go over 100 mph. Every time I just drive around town on it I hate it and would rather drive the cage. I live downtown so it seems like the supermoto would be more fun to raise on. I'd be down for a SM ride sometime after next week.
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should have got my hyper instead.
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should have got my hyper instead.
Haha. The hyper is nice, but I looked into parts pricing and the side fairings are like a grand. I would be nervous just riding it like I want to.
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I have a Husky 450 and never have had any overheating problems. I've been to GSS once and had a blast.
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