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Old 06-04-2012, 02:23 PM   #1
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Help me get TARDED

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Got a 450x I might sell .. street legal. Doesn't come with get out of jail free card. Its in classified section
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Hate to break it to ya but...most DRZ's have no "" as the op requested. The DRZ excels as a commuter yard and not much more IMO.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:37 PM   #5
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Hate to break it to ya but...most DRZ's have no "" as the op requested. The DRZ excels as a commuter yard and not much more IMO.
Well I was looking at the following specs when I made that recommendation

1) 400cc+ which i guess i kinda fudged on cause its only 398cc
2) Low Maintenance...

Not many SuperMotos fit that second one and definitely not dirtbike conversion SMs.
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OP...your going to have to sacrifice maintenance intervals for "" and vice versa. Most fire breathing motards require a little more TLC. What is your intended use for the bike? I say look for a Husky 450 or 510 or a factory KTM SMR. Checking valve clearances and changing oil isn't too hard when you consider the miles per smile factor. I could be mistaken, but I believe my KTM was the first motard BOTM around here.
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There is really only two new ones with some and low maintenance. Husqvarna 630 and the KTM 690. Get the KTM though as it's are bigger. There are some others but they are older and harder to find like the Honda XR650.
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Get yourself a KTM or Husky and eat DRZ's for lunch! Hard to believe this was my last street legal motorcycle... http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ghlight=525smr
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between the ktm 690 smc and enduro...is the only difference the wheels and some ergos?
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There is really only two new ones with some and low maintenance. Husqvarna 630 and the KTM 690. Get the KTM though as it's are bigger. There are some others but they are older and harder to find like the Honda XR650.
My vote is xr650.. Air cooled reliability (not shown on this model )
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between the ktm 690 smc and enduro...is the only difference the wheels and some ergos?
Two very different bikes...well kind of. Other than wheels the Enduro model has offroad oriented suspension and brakes. Two piston caliper with smaller rotor. Both have Brembo brakes. SMC has more street oriented stiffer suspension with 4 piston caliper and bigger rotor.
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Yeah cuz now i was thinking i want to hit some trails to maybe!
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Yeah cuz now i was thinking i want to hit some trails to maybe!
You can ride both bikes on and off road but i believe it's best to consider where you will spend most of your time. In my opinion, if you are going to drop 10k on a new KTM 690 then it is probably best to just get the SMC and spend another 2k on a dirt bike that you can tear up. You will have all the bases covered then. Trails, street rides, commuting, MX track, and road track. Also important to note that you can do some light trail duty on the SMC. As long as you aren't in sand or mud there is some pretty good grip to be had with street tires.
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