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Old 03-08-2012, 08:33 AM   #163
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Originally Posted by NJ-Brett View Post
Add electric start:25 pounds: 285 pounds.
Add 50cc and water cooling, 20 pounds:305 pounds.
I don't think either of those are something a small DS bike needs. Especially an affordable one. I could have put an XR250R fork on the XL200R and I would have been completely satisfied with the front end and probally not added more than 5lbs. I would have put spacers in the fork to keep the bike level. The short seat height was something else that was nice.

Originally Posted by NJ-Brett View Post
Why we need electric start on anything under a 650 is beyond me.
Same here.
If loud exhausts are what causes riding area closures, then a person who wanted to close areas to riding would just have to ride around with a loud exhaust.
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