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Old 03-22-08, 05:07 PM   #1
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Dual purpose dirt bikes

Low standover, about 250cc or so, and leans way towards the dirt side. Any ideas? So far I like the street-legal Honda CRF230.
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Old 03-22-08, 06:22 PM   #2
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No ideas. Just wanted to post and say that I love the look of supermotards.



But I guess that kinda goes the other way of what you are posting about.
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Low standover, about 250cc or so, and leans way towards the dirt side. Any ideas? So far I like the street-legal Honda CRF230.
2009 KLX 250S. Used KLR's are good buys if they have low milleage.
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I want one of these....

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^^^^ I had the 175 version of that in 1975

Those pipes...OUCH !!!

Have you seen Triumphs Nu version of that type of scrambler ?
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You mean this one?



Yup, its on my lottery list.
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You mean this one?



Yup, its on my lottery list.
Now Thats Schweeeeet!!! and No I did'nt know they where making this...But I do Now!!
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No ideas. Just wanted to post and say that I love the look of supermotards.



But I guess that kinda goes the other way of what you are posting about.
I have a stripped old Honda dual purpose in my garage awaiting parts for just that
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You mean this one?



Yup, its on my lottery list.
I love scramblers... I've got the 1970 version of this bike. But, it had been turned into a chopper sometime in the late 70's or early 80's, poorly fixed up in the 90's and totally customized and modified by myself Looks nothing like the original (almost done building).



Looking for a scrambler project bike to bring back to somewhat original condition that can handle lots of miles of dirt roads and exploration.
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2009 KLX 250S. Used KLR's are good buys if they have low milleage.
They've got a pretty tall standover, though. I'm only about 5'6", so I need a lower bike.
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Yamaha XT 250 or Yamaha TW 200
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Just checked the dealers-looked at a CRF230L, a Yamaha XT250, and a Kawasaki KLX250. The Kawi and Yamaha are out-the Kawi is huge, way too tall for me and sitting on the Yamaha was like a brick-seat was way too wide.

Tomorrow I'm checking out an 07 Suzuki 200 dual purpose. Much cheaper and I like the dealer better. If it fits and I like it, that'll be it.

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Okay, I like the Suzuki. Only gripe is the blue seat with yellow plastics, but I can recover that.
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