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Old 05-24-2013, 06:54 PM   #1
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Best single off road only bike

So I biffed my versys at slap last week. Had a blast but it took me back to Slap 2011. I had a yz450. I want a Dirt only bike again. Sure I can ride with the best on the Versys but it earns income and i dont want to thrash it anymore.

Ive had a Klr and this is way under powered. I want something with Yz250/450 power but able to ride some street. Any opinions?

I thought about the 450 but it ran with high heat which is a characteristic of that engine I dont care for.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:56 PM   #2
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RFS KTM 525 is bliss. Reliability, a button, and stupid power.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:37 PM   #3
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Looks like the real deal. Some heating issues but ktm smart enough to offer fan kit
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:02 AM   #4
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The main advantage of the KTM EXCs and Husaberg FEs is that they have a wide ratio 6 speed gearbox, which means that you can crawl along at walking speeds on a difficult trail and then still cruise at 70 on the highway.

03-07 and 09+ models are basically all very reliable.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:38 AM   #5
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So I biffed my versys at slap last week. Had a blast but it took me back to Slap 2011. I had a yz450. I want a Dirt only bike again. Sure I can ride with the best on the Versys but it earns income and i dont want to thrash it anymore.

Ive had a Klr and this is way under powered. I want something with Yz250/450 power but able to ride some street. Any opinions?

I thought about the 450 but it ran with high heat which is a characteristic of that engine I dont care for.
Well,how can it be dirt only but still want to ride some street? A KLR isnt even related to a dirtbike by marriage or inbreeding or anything really.

"The 450" What does this mean? There are about 12 different 450's on the market,none prone to overheating.

Maybe get an education about dirtbikes,read some magazines and see whats out there. Any good 450 or 530/525/500 KTM will make more power then any sane person can use regularly.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:41 AM   #6
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The main advantage of the KTM EXCs and Husaberg FEs is that they have a wide ratio 6 speed gearbox, which means that you can crawl along at walking speeds on a difficult trail and then still cruise at 70 on the highway.

03-07 and 09+ models are basically all very reliable.
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Definitely the KTM EXC's, and the Husaberg FE's. Can't be beat in the woods, and very capable on the hardtop.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:42 AM   #7
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"The 450" What does this mean? There are about 12 different 450's on the market,none prone to overheating.

Maybe get an education
haha thats what i'm thinking
any thread with "best" in it is stupid
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:40 PM   #8
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haha thats what i'm thinking
any thread with "best" in it is stupid
And still you look at them....
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:57 PM   #9
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Well,how can it be dirt only but still want to ride some street? A KLR isnt even related to a dirtbike by marriage or inbreeding or anything really.

"The 450" What does this mean? There are about 12 different 450's on the market,none prone to overheating.

Maybe get an education about dirtbikes,read some magazines and see whats out there. Any good 450 or 530/525/500 KTM will make more power then any sane person can use regularly.
Maybe a education in Reading would help YYFF. As I stated in my first post I had a Yz450 and never did I make a comment that the Yz450 and KLR where remotely similar. I said that I had a KLR which was shit on power and I also had a YZ450 that overheated in woods riding. This is a common problem with 450s so maybe you need a motorcycle education you F===ing idiot, even the ktm525 overheats in woods riding but like i said KTM is still smart enough to offer a solution. Im hopped up on pain meds typing with one hand and still pay attention better than you.
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:09 PM   #10
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Dirtdragger i dont know where you live but here in Arkansas in the middle of summer on a engine that puts out as much heat as the YZ450 doesnt take long for the bike to start pissing when your going slow through the technical stuff.
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:16 PM   #11
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Tag a KTM 300 two stroke. No overheating problems then!
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:21 PM   #12
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Tag a KTM 300 two stroke. No overheating problems then!
ya, go 2T. you did say "offroad only" (although i did boil my ktm 200 once on an extremely long hillclimb, so they're not 100% immune)
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:06 PM   #13
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ya, go 2T. you did say "offroad only" (although i did boil my ktm 200 once on an extremely long hillclimb, so they're not 100% immune)
I did say off road only. because thats its only purpose for rallys like SLAP. But lets not get to technical your bound to hit the slab at some point even if its momentary. Hell I rode the YZ450 all over the ozarks none plated. Any bike will stay cooler driving down the road than a bike being rev'ed in the woods climbing hills as you said and its in those conditions i need my next bike to be reliable.
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:09 PM   #14
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Tag a KTM 300 two stroke. No overheating problems then!
I thought about...a lot. Carrying oil cant be that big of a deal.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:41 PM   #15
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So I biffed my versys at slap last week. Had a blast but it took me back to Slap 2011. I had a yz450. I want a Dirt only bike again. Sure I can ride with the best on the Versys but it earns income and i dont want to thrash it anymore.

Ive had a Klr and this is way under powered. I want something with Yz250/450 power but able to ride some street. Any opinions?

I thought about the 450 but it ran with high heat which is a characteristic of that engine I dont care for.
Why ride a Versys or KLR on a dirt-focused ride? There are MANY dualsport options that are more dirt-focused. KTM, Husky, Husy, Honda, Suzuki, and others offer several plateable bikes that are more dirt-capable.

You don't want overheating? DR650. Improve suspension and power. Ride the hell out of it. Otherwise, go dirtier and let it cool off occasionally.
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