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Old 11-07-2008, 05:52 PM   #1
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Best Street Motard

Okay, so I just got donwatching Rush Hour 3. In one part like 4 motards are chasing after them in Paris. They're all black and look sikk, so I decided I need to have one. My question is, what would be the best for me to use on the streets without needing constant maintenance? I want a fast one that can handle some pretty serious abuse. Thanks for the help!!
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:58 PM   #2
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one of the Big 4's 450s

adjusting valves is easy.
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suzuki drz400sm if you want a good turn key motard.
Not quite as good a performer as the modded 450's, but stone reliable and plenty capable for the streets.
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You shouldn't worry about maintenance. It seems that you don't keep bike long enough to require it. I believe you sold the last bike because of ground clearance issues. Motards have high seats. Just yanking your chain.

Once you get past all that, if I were gonna get one just for the street I would prolly got with the KTM 690.
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the drz400sm is by far the best for street imo,,, , ,i got crf 450r and it is to high maintence for street use imo...the drz is a little underpowered but its a blast man, and its ready to go
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:19 PM   #6
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DRZ 400SM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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You shouldn't worry about maintenance. It seems that you don't keep bike long enough to require it. I believe you sold the last bike because of ground clearance issues. Motards have high seats. Just yanking your chain.

Once you get past all that, if I were gonna get one just for the street I would prolly got with the KTM 690.
very funny

I bought a WR450f last year that was street legal. That thing was a blast to ride but you're right it was tall as !! Unfortunately, the guy couldn't find the title so I traded back after a couple weeks.
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DRZ400SM or one of the 650's and get some wheels put on it. I love my DR650. Let me know if you want to take it for a spin Keith. I would love to take the Aprilia for a spin. Just to see how much different it is from my RC51. If you have not sold it yet of course.
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the drz400sm is by far the best for street imo,,, , ,i got crf 450r and it is to high maintence for street use imo...the drz is a little underpowered but its a blast man, and its ready to go
yep...and you can buy a big bore kit for $500, a carb for $300 and do a jet kit for $60 and a full exhuast for $500, and the drz will go from 36 hp to about 56-58hp...wich is a huge difference, and still little maintenance....i get about 50mpg at 70mph and around 60 around 50 mph.
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I'll hit up CL when I get back on a PC. What would one have to be willing to spend to get a decent setup?
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This sounds like a heck of a deal to me, what ya'll think?

http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/901390079.html
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gay, get the sm
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http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/901390079.html
that would work, but you still need a street wheel/tire setup. Keep an eye out for an SM model then buy dirt wheels, it's cheaper that way. DRZ400SM is the perfect bike for what you're describing. in case you didn't know, www.supermotojunkie.com is THE sm forum IMO.
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This sounds like a heck of a deal to me, what ya'll think?

http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/901390079.html

Not a motard, but I'm sure you know that.
By the time you buy all the stuff to make it into one, you will have more in it than a drz400sm. On the plus side, you could tear up the trails with us all winter on that thing.
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I didn't know they made one that came in a SM model, fuggin' n00bs

I'm off all day Sunday so hopefully I can check some out in Houston, there's only like 1 motard on CL tho

Thanks for all the help guys
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you might contact Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited.
I know he swapped out wheels on his 400sm to some sweet Marchi's.
MAYBE he's sell you his stockers.
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i built my 426 sm for less than $3000 (purchasing the bike and then wheels/tires/etc.)...

the only downfall was the lack of electric start.
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i built my 426 sm for less than $3000 (purchasing the bike and then wheels/tires/etc.)...

the only downfall was the lack of electric start.

gotta love that majic button.
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When looking at the drz(or others of the like) how much should I be concerned in terms of mileage? How many miles is "too many" for a dual sport?
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dvl, there is a guy in dallas, on the dfw cl who is selling his drz400e that he converted to a supermoto. i'll see if i can find it. its listed at 3700, but i had him to something like 3200 with 1 email
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