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Old 01-12-2012, 07:47 PM   #21
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I got rid of my explosive KTM450 and now have a Duke II with the 640 LC4. It's a solid motor and it did just fine at a recent track day although it is not as fast as the high strung 450's.

I will probably get another 450 track use only, but the LC4 Duke II is great for street and some track day use.

The one for sale referenced earlier is a better choice than the Duke II because it is lighter. Dean also rides a fairy, so it hasn't been ridden hard at all. How his hasn't sold yet is amazing to me. Go get it.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:53 AM   #22
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[QUOTE=0oAndyo0;3126658]yz450f bro and cal

How hard is it to get it titled and registered?
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:37 AM   #23
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I would get the KTM 690. Pretty light and has regular maintenance schedule. They are fast too. Expensive though. Or you could get a Husky 510 if you wanted the motard that himself would ride if he were a mere mortal. If you are wanting to do any serious commuting then don't get a Husky 450 or 510. They require oil and valve checks quite a bit but if you aren't racing it you can get quite a bit of mileage out of it before you have to rebuild it. I have 5,000 worry free miles on mine. A lot of people who just ride street with them are getting 10-12k before having to do any serious work. But like a KTM 450, if you race it you might as well carry around your checkbook whenever you ride it. And you can still get brand new ones for $6k from Heinen's Motorsports. That's cheaper than a DRZ and half the price of a new KTM. They stopped making them for the US in 2010 so pretty soon you won't be able to find new ones anymore.

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Old 01-13-2012, 10:58 AM   #24
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yz450f bro and call it a night!
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yz450f bro and cal

How hard is it to get it titled and registered?
Do not get this bike, it is not what you are looking for. It will cost a alot in maint/repair and will blow up. If you go with a yami I would get a wr450f that is already street legal and get a motard setup and have the dirt wheels when you want to ride trails or dirt. It also has a wide ratio trans witch is better for onger rides and higher top speeds. I have the motard wheels for this bike if you decide to go this route then I may be bribed into selling the wheels but mostlikely not. I want to put them on my newly aquiered yz250.


Chad(Magicman) has it right. I would get the xr650l or R model.
I plan to eventually get one of these.
You will even be happy with the DRZ400SM but if you get a wr250x then the option to get dirt wheels is not as easy.


Post up when you get something. Would like to see what you went with.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:32 AM   #25
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I've got a WR426 street legal tard. It's a lot of fun but I'm kinda looking for something a little more streetable. The twisties around here really aren't all that exciting on a tard and I have a bit of a ride to get to them. Plus I have a 90-100 mile round trip for work. I feel like it's a bit much for my bike so I usually end up riding my RC or DR650 for commuting. I've been eying bikes like the 510, 610, 690 and keep looking at the 625 for sale on here. I'd like to have something with a 6th gear.
But that being said, I love to take the 426 around where I live and explore different trails and such. It's fairly light and I have dirt wheels for it too. I've also changed the gearing on it so she tops out somewhere around 100 and still has enough acceleration to be exciting.
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fuel injection and the elusive 6th gear is what i'm going after next. 690smr all the way. but only in about 2-3 years.
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