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Old 10-24-2007, 11:00 AM   #1
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SM delima

I am really really wanting a SM bike but, not sure what to do with the 636??

help me out guys!!

Should i try to come up with the funds to buy and build a SM or sell the 636 and use all the proceeds to buy and build..

My heart is really saying to go SM..

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Old 10-24-2007, 11:16 AM   #2
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If you can afford two track bikes, go for it.
SM will be less to maintain and I bet a set of tires can last you the whole season.
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:22 AM   #3
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Get the cheapest bike to start the SM project with and work from there. Only problem is XR's and CRF's hold their value.

I'm kinda wondering, what are the best bikes for a street legal SM project? I'm thinking about looking for an XR650L cause I'd mostly ride it on the street.
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:24 AM   #4
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:27 AM   #5
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Husqvarna SMR450 or 510 FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!
at least that's what i'm buying myself after the first of the year!!!!!!
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:30 AM   #6
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Get a CRF 450 if you want just to track.
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I'm glad this has bitten you guys too. For the past 2 months I have been considering selling the 929 and moving to an SM. I might slow down a little bit, but I can't guarantee the front wheel will stay down. Self control is a sometimes!

But seriously, it would be a blast to ride everywhere (including the track!).
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the first two thoughts that I had right after I slapped the wheels on and took it for a spin was (mind you my initial intentions were to street this):
  1. Supermoto is for me! It's incredibly fun and comfortable.
  2. I'm probably going to go to jail!
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:40 AM   #9
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  2. I'm probably going to go to jail!
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:40 AM   #10
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the first two thoughts that I had right after I slapped the wheels on and took it for a spin was (mind you my initial intentions were to street this):
  1. Supermoto is for me! It's incredibly fun and comfortable.
  2. I'm probably going to go to jail!
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:57 AM   #11
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go for it james.
I could totally see you rippin' it up on a SM. If money's tight, ditch the 636. You can always get another one later if you miss it.
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:00 PM   #12
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the only thing that sucks is resell of a SM.

i recommend keeping all the dirt trim parts to reinstall for when the time comes to sell it.
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can you still be an instructor on one of those for LSTD ???

great question
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:10 PM   #14
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IMO keep the 636 and slowly work on the SM. (AFTER the Wedding)
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IMO keep the 636 and slowly work on the SM. (AFTER the Wedding)
But if you did it BEFORE the wedding, you could ride off together on the SM in a wheelie, tossing the bouquet over your head!

That's every girl's dream isn't it?????
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all bets are off after the wedding. Do it before the wedding date!
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keep prodding me guys!!!

i need to find out what the true maintenance is on a crf450 before i actually decide what to get. I'd like the honda..

def. gonna have to be lowered a bit to suit my size!

Cliff, did you lower yours any?
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keep both. i'm planning on getting a crf450 before next season....but i don't think i would give up the sportbike to have only the supermoto.

nothing beats the thrill of coming down turn 1 pinned at 6th gear and bouncing off the rev limiter

although after riding the crf100.....i felt how comfortable a motard can be....and that's what makes me wanna ride a sumo on the track. i still think you should keep the 636 and slowly build up a sumo.
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keep prodding me guys!!!

i need to find out what the true maintenance is on a crf450 before i actually decide what to get. I'd like the honda..

def. gonna have to be lowered a bit to suit my size!

Cliff, did you lower yours any?
that's what i was wondering also....would it affect the bike a whole lot to lower it some? i'm not much taller than you, and i know the bike sits like 4 foot high.....i'm okay with leaning the bike over on 1 leg....but i don't want that biotch sideways while doing so
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FWIW, buying a new leftover factory SM(Husky, KTM, etc) can be really close to the same price as buying a used bike and adding SM parts. i finally got doctor clearance to get back on two, and it will definately be on a motard. i've already broken the news to my better half. As soon as i find the right bike at the right price, it's on like Donkey Kong!!!!!!!!!!
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