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Old 06-26-2015, 12:25 PM   #801
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<p>Lol no. The list of motorcycles I've ridden:</p><p>Honda 50</p><p>Honda 80</p><p>Roketa 200</p><p>Suzuki SP400</p><p>....thats it.</p>
lol, yea.

modern 450s just make stupid power. youll ride one and go, why the *** would i turbo this. its like having a worked LSX in a miata.
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^truth. I had an '05 Honda CRF450R. That thing was absolutely phenomenal. Never wished for more power. I can only imagine what the new bikes are like with another ten years of development.
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newest ive ridden was a 10 or 11 yz450. the one with the goofy motor i think. they all rip your arms off, even an 05-06


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Old 06-26-2015, 07:01 PM   #804
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Just picked it up a few hours ago.

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^fz-09?

Last week I was in Phoenix visiting family. I've been out there a few times before but have never been to the grand canyon or really anywhere outside the city. So I figured I'd rent a bike for a few days and see how much of az I could see. Ended up renting a kawi 650r.


It'd had a hard life with 79k miles on it. It was leaking oil and started overheating at traffic lights (110 degrees out when I got back to Phoenix) but it was really fun to ride. The first day I went from Phoenix to the grand canyon and back to flagstaff. Tried to take back roads as much as possible but had to cheat and take interstate for part of it or I wouldn't have had enough time. Second day I took 89a south from flagstaff through Sedona, jerome, ,Prescott and even further south. Really amazing scenery especially around Sedona. The pass between jerome and Prescott was my favorite bit though would've stayed and rode it a few more times but I had to get the bike back before the rental place closed.







Ended up covering 675mi over 2 days. Really amazing ride except for the last 80 mi of 110 degree heat (think I was border line heat stroke). Trying to convince my friends to go back with me next year and do it again.
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</p><p>God, imagine what one of the new H2r 300some hp bikes feel like.</p>
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After riding that 650 I've realize how underpowered / small my cbr250r is and am looking at getting something bigger. I'm looking at a ktm 690 duke or a yamaha fz-07. Anybody here ride one of these or have any suggestions?
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<p>Never ridden, but damn the duke looks badass.</p>
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<p></p><p>God, imagine what one of the new H2r 300some hp bikes feel like.</p>
yea exactly, highly tuned street bikes are nutty.

dirt bikes(mx specifically) are a little weird though, everything about them is designed for acceleration, they are made to get from 10-45mph right fukin now. but they tap out at 60-70 mph in moto gearing. think about how motocross courses are made, jump-turn-drag race-turn-drag race-jump-drag race-turn-drag race and so on.
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and yea my state is badass

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sorry joe not a street bike guy, but id probably go with the ktm as they make excellent bikes
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Yup!
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You're going to love it! I debated long and hard between the FZ and FJ, and ended up with the FJ9 for the better suspension and luggage, but even the FJ is a total hooligan bike. You're going to want to do something with the suspension, though. The FZ really undersprung and underdamped stock.

That motor, though...
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That's what everyone is saying about the suspension. I can't say it's bad at all. The roads around here are really rough and straight. Though i've only put like 36 miles on it. I thought about the FJ but for the added price it had things i didn't need, plus i can add on luggage to the FZ.

The motor is insane! I can't get enough of it.
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and yea my state is badass


sorry joe not a street bike guy, but id probably go with the ktm as they make excellent bikes
Yeah I'm probably goin to get the duke. Every review I've read says it's a great bike but some have complained about the vibrations on longer highway trips. I was hoping someone on here had rode one so I could get some input on that.

I loved it out there. Really big change in scenery from Maryland wetlands lol. Would probably move out there in the mountains if wasn't on the other side of the country.
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Took the class to get my motorcycle endorsement today. Passed with flying colors now to get my bikes titled...
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they are both adequate.

nothing that works well in the sand is going to be street able, or even work well on the trails. i ride a lot of sand, and it plays no part in my tire choices. the performance difference in sand between a full on soft terrain or sand tire(not paddle) and IT or hard pack tire is quite small, there just not much that can be done with the tire design to improve sand performance without going to a full paddle. but the performance difference between a soft terrain and a hard terrrain knobby on every other surface is huge.

if you are having trouble with sand, you arnt going fast enough. sand is all about that throttle.

so focus on tire performance while on the trails and street and deal with the sand like a man with throttle.


Fair enough. I appreciate the advice.
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Took the bike to the track today. Hard a hard time keeping it on two wheels, even when launching like a little girl.

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Fidgtk, spoolin2bars, and myself picked up XR250L's in April.

Mountains of WV.



Dirt roads West of San Antonio/Austin area.








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I've been doing A LOT more riding than driving these days:



It's cheaper and more fun, lol, though now i want to add another bike to the stable and the "cheaper" part would no longer be true at all. Just more fun.

Erat, cool purchase with the yammi, and that's actually a very impressive 1/4 mile time, though definitely not what the bike is intended for
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<p>Jelly of Buell hooliganism.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>So I have a friend who is in this contest. They made a hilarious video about a Yamaha love story. I'd share it regardless of the circumstances, but in this case they're in the running to win a new Yamaha if they get the most votes, and they're currently in second place.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Check it out, and if you like it, hit the love it button. You'll have to connect with Facebook or enter an email address, then HIT THE LOVE IT BUTTON AGAIN.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The guy in the video is a good friend;&nbsp;they're awesome people and it'd be fun if they won. Even if you don't vote, the video is great, so watch it either way.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Link:http://blucruvideocontest.yamahamoto...Contest/689347</p>

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