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Old 02-25-2013, 08:09 AM   #21
cycleman2
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Location: Alberta, Canada
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Originally Posted by SimpleSimon View Post
I would advise buying the most displacement you can afford. It is nice to have power on tap when you need it. If you buy a small displacement bike, you will want more later power later.
I second this, especially if you are going to do any 2 up.

Shaft/belt or whatever final drives are a matter of personal choice. You really can't beat a shaft for low maintenance, and you did mention something about less than ideal roads. Belts don't like sand & gravel.
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