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Old 03-06-2007, 10:33 AM   #1
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Im thinking about becoming motarded.

I ride a gsxr, but have been thinking about a second bike to help keep from putting so many commuting miles on the gsxr.
What Ive thought of is buying a street legal dirtbike(125 or 250 prolly) and getting a spare set of wheels(with the smaller front wheel) and shoe them with street rubber.
That way I can tear around town on the motard and then switch the wheels to knobbies for off road.

is this a good plan? are there any mods im missing that are necessary?
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450 four stroke the one carbon was roding yesterday was wicked!!!
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I like the 450, fells nice and is 4 stroke. Its just too big to ride around town practically. Im only like 5'6".
I think a 125 would be a great size, but i dont even know if they have 4 stroke 125s.
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:42 AM   #4
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No it would be a 250 4-stroke i believe.
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either way, might have to squat it a little bit for in town and then stand it up for off roading.
now, just gotta wait for my numbers to hit on that lotto!
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:01 AM   #6
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Are you talking about 125 / 250 4 strokes? 2 smokes are not street legal over 50cc I believe.
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definitely 4stroke.
I wanna run pump gas without mixing.
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Sounds like fun! I would enjoy one of these for around town but, it would be tuff for me to not do some urban motocross though.


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^^oh yeah. thats the hotness.
curbs and grassy medians will be my !
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sounds like fun,
I'm just wondering how you would set up suspension that would be good on both street and dirt. Maybe Patrick can chime in.
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I like the 450, fells nice and is 4 stroke. Its just too big to ride around town practically. Im only like 5'6".
I think a 125 would be a great size, but i dont even know if they have 4 stroke 125s.
DUDE, if i can ride the outa that crf450, then you can handle it, i'm only 5'3. it was awesome but, it could def. get you into some trouble. its a torque monster.
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they make four stroke 125's ....but you dont want that....not for street use, you'll get run over. Get a 450!!! Just because it has a bit of power, doesnt mean you always have to use it!

Ohh....And I never hear Ricky Carmichael about being too short to ride a 250!!!
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they make four stroke 125's ....but you dont want that....not for street use, you'll get run over. Get a 450!!! Just because it has a bit of power, doesnt mean you always have to use it!

Ohh....And I never hear Ricky Carmichael about being too short to ride a 250!!!
Carmichael has 100K in suspension under him as well.
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they make four stroke 125's ....but you dont want that....not for street use, you'll get run over. Get a 450!!! Just because it has a bit of power, doesnt mean you always have to use it!

Ohh....And I never hear Ricky Carmichael about being too short to ride a 250!!!


Carmichael also doesnt have to stop at red lights or many situations when he has to put his feet down.

Most motogp riders can only put both tips of the toes on the ground but you wouldnt want your streetride set up that way.


But yeah,youve got a point about the 450 having the power to get the job done. The overall size of the bike was not a problem, it was just the heighth.
So maybe a squated 450.
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Carmichael also doesnt have to stop at red lights or many situations when he has to put his feet down.

Most motogp riders can only put both tips of the toes on the ground but you wouldnt want your streetride set up that way.


But yeah,youve got a point about the 450 having the power to get the job done. The overall size of the bike was not a problem, it was just the heighth.
So maybe a squated 450.
I think you'd be fine with that....


oh and....you guys take things WAY too literally....ease up on the Carmichael joke........it's a joke, keep it!
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I think you'd be fine with that....


oh and....you guys take things WAY too literally....ease up on the Carmichael joke........it's a joke, keep it!
Well, this idea is still a ways off due to $$$, but i appreciate the replies.

sorry about the carmichael thing. i wasnt upset or anything.

thanks again!
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DUDE, if i can ride the outa that crf450, then you can handle it, i'm only 5'3. it was awesome but, it could def. get you into some trouble. its a torque monster.

the 450 i rode was a bone stock(01 maybe?) and it was a beast. My gsxr has power, but the torque on that thing was friggin' nuts...in a good way!
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they make four stroke 125's ....but you dont want that....not for street use, you'll get run over. Get a 450!!! Just because it has a bit of power, doesnt mean you always have to use it!

Ohh....And I never hear Ricky Carmichael about being too short to ride a 250!!!

oh, and the joke is also on me. Like I said about the GPers only being able to put toes down...at 5'6" i cant do much better on my gsxr. lol :laughing6
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DUDE, if i can ride the outa that crf450, then you can handle it, i'm only 5'3. it was awesome but, it could def. get you into some trouble. its a torque monster.
all you would need is Bigcomfy to start that for you
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About the wheels (since I don't know squat about the 2 vs. 4 stroke debate going on)...

There are lots of folks that run dual sport tires and unless you're planning on getting into some serious sand and mud they'll do great on street and in the dirt without having to deal with the expense or hassle of two sets of wheels.

For the bigger bikes: Continental TKC80 or Dunlop D606
Smaller bikes will have different offerings, but a knobby DS tire will work well for toodling around town and going offroad.
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