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  1. #16
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    14th June 2007 - 22:39
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    Ok, I'll get me coat.
    Manopausal.

  2. #17
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    22nd September 2020 - 22:25
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    Quote Originally Posted by george formby View Post
    Is a 4t totally, totally out of the question?

    I possibly would consider a 4T. What would you say would be the easiest to convert (not a DRZ), both Japanese and Euro bikes?

    Cheers

  3. #18
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    22nd April 2005 - 21:18
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    For what you're looking at spending a KTM 690 or Husqvarna 701 would be ideal. Not highly strung like a converted Enduro but just as fun.

  4. #19
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    22nd April 2005 - 21:18
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    Or take my '09 Husqvarna 610SM off my hands since it's just sitting here collecting a backlog of rego fees.

  5. #20
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    30th November 2008 - 21:15
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    GG 300 SD 10
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    I’ve been running a 2015 KTM450 exc as my commuter for the last 4 years.
    With motard wheels

    Cons,
    It doesn’t have a key. So it has to be stored securely.
    Small tank size of 7 litres. (20kms to work doesn’t matter for me)
    Uncomfortable if you ride it 100kms or more.
    Turns you into a menace. Even if you try not to be!

    Pros,
    It’s actually a reliable bike if you don’t mudbash it and change the oil and filter.
    Definitely over braked and over suspension-ed.
    Doesn’t wear tyres out. No weight and too much grip.
    Very light to manoeuvre.
    If you can’t wheelie you will learn very quickly.
    It’s Lams approved… I’m not sure if it should be, but it is.
    52hp and just over 100kg. = pretty fast
    It’s orange so everyone except this one Indian lady has seen me.
    You could put dirt wheels back on and throw yourself into a bush.

    I did look at the whole 2T street motard thing.
    Not worth it and too expensive to fit motard wheels plus big front brake.
    That wheel brake stuff was around $2500-3000 plus $500 on road costs.

    Definitely dollars spent for entertainment it’s well up there.
    My 996 just sits there and has costed me more over 2 years to own.

    If you want to spend even less the DR400SM is the only other option in my view.
    But they are heavier and less power. Still fun.

    Just my 2c.

  6. #21
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    25th March 2004 - 17:22
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    RZ496/Street 765RS/GasGas/ etc etc
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    Get on the dirt. So much fun.
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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