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Old 10-24-2012, 06:57 AM   #161
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Who is this Manuel you speak of?
Jose' Canyousee's brother in-law.

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Old 10-24-2012, 07:48 AM   #162
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I only weigh 140 and my 510 gets to 100 in the blink of an eye if I can keep the front wheel down. I usually shut it down once I see triple digits so idk what the top speed is. I know it's got more in it though. That's with the 15 tooth front sprocket too. I have a 16 I will be putting on for next season as I am one of those rare sumo riders that enjoys long distance rides on my sumo. I often ride from Renton to Tacoma, Puyallup or Seattle taking side streets. I don't weigh much and shift my weight around on the seat as often as possible so I've never had a sore arse after a ride of any length. I actually prefer riding my husky long distances over my rc51. My back and wrists hurt after riding that for more than an hour or so. I'll be getting rid of the honda for a Buell XB12 Lightning next season as I like the more upright riding position.

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Old 10-24-2012, 09:58 AM   #163
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I only weigh 140 and my 510 gets to 100 in the blink of an eye if I can keep the front wheel down. I usually shut it down once I see triple digits so idk what the top speed is. I know it's got more in it though. That's with the 15 tooth front sprocket too. I have a 16 I will be putting on for next season as I am one of those rare sumo riders that enjoys long distance rides on my sumo. I often ride from Renton to Tacoma, Puyallup or Seattle taking side streets. I don't weigh much and shift my weight around on the seat as often as possible so I've never had a sore arse after a ride of any length. I actually prefer riding my husky long distances over my rc51. My back and wrists hurt after riding that for more than an hour or so. I'll be getting rid of the honda for a Buell XB12 Lightning next season as I like the more upright riding position.
Top speed with the 16 tooth is around 115. Don't do that very often.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:03 AM   #164
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Top speed with the 16 tooth is around 115. Don't do that very often.
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Definitely not interested in the top speed gain, just lower rpms at cruising speed. Good to know though.

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Old 10-24-2012, 11:34 AM   #165
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I took my 450 drag racing a couple years ago. If I remember, it did around 13.5 at just under 100 mph. While that's not fast by any stretch, it is also no slouch. all that is needed on a spirited street ride is a peppy motor. anything over 38-40 hp is going to give you this. most people, when riding on the street are not pinning the throttle for very long with their gixxer thou; they can't do it. a small engine is much easier to ride faster, while being more entertaining and safer at the same time.

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Old 10-24-2012, 11:57 AM   #166
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I Ride: GSXR600 // KTM 450 SMR
Can anyone school me on TMs? I was looking at an ad that struck my interest... a TM530, but I've never heard of them before.

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Old 10-24-2012, 12:11 PM   #167
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Can anyone school me on TMs? I was looking at an ad that struck my interest... a TM530, but I've never heard of them before.

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The 530 that's for sale at Tasky's? I've seen it in person. Ohlins forks and rear suspension! It's a badass bike. I hear they're beasts too. Not sure on reliability and maintenance, but nevertheless Tasky's would be able to get parts and service it.

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Old 10-24-2012, 12:12 PM   #168
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The 530 that's for sale at Tasky's? I've seen it in person. Ohlins forks and rear suspension! It's a badass bike. I hear they're beasts too. Not sure on reliability and maintenance, but nevertheless Tasky's would be able to get parts and service it.
No, I had seen one for sale from a private party. a 07 for $4000, with sub 1k miles on it.

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Old 10-24-2012, 02:35 PM   #169
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Can anyone school me on TMs? I was looking at an ad that struck my interest... a TM530, but I've never heard of them before.

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TM's are full on bad ass bikes, hand built in Italy

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Each machine is hand-built by world-class craftsman, using the finest materials and components available. When a customer purchases a TM Racing machine it is not necessary to invest further in hop-up accessories, because the bikes have these components already installed.

I had a 97 TM 125 and LOVED IT. Had everything on it when I purchased it. If I had the $$$ I would so buy a TM as they are GREAT bikes

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Old 10-26-2012, 11:56 AM   #170
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Oh come on now.. you don't have to many btw..... You shoulda kept your ATK
Hehe, that would be my....5th dirty bike? You're right about the ATK. It was the right decision at the time, but it was a sweeeet ride.

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Old 10-26-2012, 12:51 PM   #171
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No, I had seen one for sale from a private party. a 07 for $4000, with sub 1k miles on it.
Honestly by the looks of the bike you are selling, you like nice stuff. You should just get a ktm 690 smc, don't cheap out.

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Old 10-26-2012, 01:14 PM   #172
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A 690 is too large to fit into the SM catagory. Like gay marriage, please call it something else.

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Old 10-26-2012, 01:45 PM   #173
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Honestly by the looks of the bike you are selling, you like nice stuff. You should just get a ktm 690 smc, don't cheap out.
TM is a way nicer bike than the 690 imo. Its got the nicest suspension, its going to be a lot lighter and it makes the same power. And as stated: the TM is a REAL supermoto, not a supermoto-ish street bike. the 690 is a half-way bastard. I want one but it aint a full sumo (converted MX'er)

The reason not to get it is you are looking at a full tear-down on the TM by the time youd be doing your second valve check on the 690.

(Id be looking at the TM if it were closer to me...)

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Old 10-26-2012, 01:54 PM   #174
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A 690 is too large to fit into the SM catagory. Like gay marriage, please call it something else.
Because it affects you how?

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Old 10-26-2012, 02:02 PM   #175
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You dont need to rename a catagory to place a different item in it. Start a new catagory so it fits into it better.

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Old 10-26-2012, 02:04 PM   #176
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One incredibly annoying thing about supermotos, is they create 10 page threads on general motorcycle forums.

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Old 10-26-2012, 02:04 PM   #177
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You dont need to rename a catagory to place a different item in it. Start a new catagory so it fits into it better.
That is not for you to decide, and again, why do you let it bother you?

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Old 10-26-2012, 02:12 PM   #178
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That is not for you to decide, and again, why do you let it bother you?
I agree, but you're wasting your breath on this guy. Trust me! (and anyone who frequents the Hot Topics forum) FFF seems to get all his material from Karl Rove's handbook of Republican talking points.

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Old 10-26-2012, 02:53 PM   #179
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What are you talking about? I am discussing sm bikes. I already have one. I know what they are. You cant go changing things and also throw that in the same catagory. Is my dirt bike considered a crotch rocket? Not by any stretch. Is my sm considered a superbike? Nope. Even though there are similarities, it is not one. If you want to invent a bike that doesnt fit into a catagory, start a new group for it. Shit, whats wrong with you big city folks?

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Old 10-26-2012, 02:59 PM   #180
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And of course it isnt for me to decide. An SM is a dirtbike with roadrace sized wheels and tires. It is defined by low weight, low power, and flimsy chassis. It has already been defined. It isnt a one liter, 500 Lbs, 120 hp engine in a streetbike with the front fender mounted high.

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