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Old 10-22-2012, 07:27 PM   #121
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It's a good bike, low maintenance, good mpg, if you're light.
Yes, yes, yes, and yes.

Edit: F.I. was awesome, and it is great for learning clutch ups.

Personally, it was the wrong bike for me. I'm enjoying the wr450 much more.

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Old 10-22-2012, 07:58 PM   #122
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You guys were doing it wrong



It's a good bike (low maintenance, FI, 6speed, good mpg) if you're light. That being said, get a DRZ.

I'm 190lb. FI is appealing, but mainly because I know nothing when it comes to carbs

Why is FI better for clutch wheelies? I'd say most of my commute is off freeway as well btw. No more than 20 miles on freeways, 2x a week (thats rounding up)

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Old 10-22-2012, 08:18 PM   #123
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Carbs are better than fi. Fi is for primarily meeting emission standards.

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Old 10-22-2012, 08:21 PM   #124
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Carbs are better than fi. Fi is for primarily meeting emission standards.
here we go

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Old 10-22-2012, 08:22 PM   #125
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um... instant wheelie, any speed, any gear???

just a guess...

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Old 10-22-2012, 08:24 PM   #126
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um... instant wheelie, any speed, any gear???

just a guess...
ummm... what?

you do know FI is not the same as a giant rear sprocket with a supercharger, right?

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Old 10-22-2012, 08:25 PM   #127
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Why is FI better for clutch wheelies?
I didn't mean to insinuate that. The bike itself was easy for me to learn how to wheelie. First bike I've been able to hit balance point with.

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Old 10-22-2012, 08:29 PM   #128
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I Ride: 2000 BRP (XR650R)
All my commuting was 45 mph back roads on my enduro. Still sucked compared to the viffer by a long shot. If its fun u want sm is great....if u commute i wouldnt...

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Old 10-22-2012, 08:53 PM   #129
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Was your enduro Rollin on 17 inch rims with street rubber? Or 18/21 on knobs. That's gonna make a huge difference. Turn your 45 mph back roads into 70+ mph back roads.

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Old 10-22-2012, 09:26 PM   #130
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Was your enduro Rollin on 17 inch rims with street rubber? Or 18/21 on knobs. That's gonna make a huge difference. Turn your 45 mph back roads into 70+ mph back roads.
Honestly, i think the vibes from the engine and the small tanks size is what i dont like about single cylinder commuting.

as for speed... i dont think 17's make that large of a difference in corner speed, atleast not for me...and a multi cylinder sport bike makes 45mph rated turns into 100mph turns so HA!

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Old 10-23-2012, 03:20 AM   #131
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You should only consider a 250x if your 135lbs with gear on, or a girl.
They're topping out around 55 on the highway maybe 70 downhill..

Debi would definitely not ride one

Hey now I test rode one and well it sucked I wish i was 135 lbs again but hard to go back 20+ years

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Old 10-23-2012, 07:01 AM   #132
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Well atleast knobs to street tires make the difference. And since it was enduro it probably had duel sport tires at best.

But hey when you start getting down into 20s and 15s you'll rip those corners harder than you ever did on the sporty.

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Old 10-23-2012, 07:03 AM   #133
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And I again, I'm probably just used to it because I've ridden dirtbikes for ever, but what vibes? Lol

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Old 10-23-2012, 07:32 AM   #134
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I had street tires on my enduro. It still vibrated due to the single cylinder. I miss it cause it would be fun every once in a while but if u can only own one bike that u r commuting with stick with street bike. I too grew up riding dirt and never anticipated wanting anything else than a dual sport. Turns out i was so wrong. And i had a 6 gal tank on my xr.

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Old 10-23-2012, 08:02 AM   #135
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You should only consider a 250x if your 135lbs with gear on, or a girl.
They're topping out around 55 on the highway maybe 70 downhill..
I got mine to read 93, weird part was the speedo read faster going up hill.. But I only had it for 3 months until it was traded for the APE.

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Old 10-23-2012, 11:11 AM   #136
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As others have said, it can be difficult to find supermoto that has around 50hp while weighing under 300 lbs that still handles good on the highways and freeways for commuting.
Not that difficult, XRR!

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Old 10-23-2012, 11:15 AM   #137
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I Ride: fast, except on the road.
I probably shouldn't even post this, but I've been drooling over it for months now. The guy traded it in at Tasky's in Everett because it scared him and he thought he would end up in jail. TM530, Ohlins, low miles, very light, very fast, but needs bigger front rotor, only $4,500!?

http://www.taskysmetriccycle.com/ima...g&target=_self

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Old 10-23-2012, 11:35 AM   #138
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Me gusta!

Do you have a SM pete? I know you have the dual sports and the SV.

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Old 10-23-2012, 12:28 PM   #139
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My 450 only does about 116 flat out, but it weaves over 90 with my backpack on. Either way, its go to jail speed so I only speed on the track.

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Old 10-23-2012, 12:43 PM   #140
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Do you have a SM pete? I know you have the dual sports and the SV.
Well I have the dual sport/supermoto hybrid XR650R with a 19" front and 18" rear, seen here at the Ridge:



And I have the AWD Christini 450 Supermoto:



Plus I have the full dirt set up for both as well!

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