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Old 07-16-2009, 04:57 PM   #3316
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If a 690 is a bad choice, what would be a better one? Until I get a trailer, I think that's the best street-going-relatively-light DS out there.
Maybe an injected TE-610, then the big step to the 950SE(My drool bike). I've been looking for a nice used 610(and a 690, big$$), no luck.
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:03 PM   #3317
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Reading all the reviews on this bike, I find it hard to believe it is an unreliable motorcycle. So far, the 690 seems to be my next bike, a 300 or 250 will be next.
A 300 or 250? Come take this one for a spin!!



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Old 07-16-2009, 05:10 PM   #3318
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Reading all the reviews on this bike, I find it hard to believe it is an unreliable motorcycle. So far, the 690 seems to be my next bike, a 300 or 250 will be next.

Frog, early next year. You're more then welcome to test ride it.....bastard made ME want to ride orange bikes, now wants to ride mine before I even get it!?

If a 690 is a bad choice, what would be a better one? Until I get a trailer, I think that's the best street-going-relatively-light DS out there.
Sounds like a trailer and a 690 are a perfect combination, oh, and a cell phone.

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Old 07-16-2009, 05:35 PM   #3319
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I used to really want a 690, then I read that thread on here about the guy who has bought a '08 690SE and it has done nothing but lay down on him and leave him stranded in all sorts of miserable places.

They sure look fun, but I have no use for unreliable bikes.

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Especially on a bike that runs >60% off road........and a street legal XRR is one other answer for a lightweight solution. I've heard good things about the Huskies but the widespread availability of parts and dealers makes it a great bike. It takes a bit of work to make it street-legal but that's not much. You also need a right leg to kick it going....



It's almost orange......and yes, that Ktoom suspension is a big step up......but the XRR is very affordable.......
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:37 PM   #3320
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Hear ya go. Not orange but it would work better then the strom everywhere except on the highway.

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Old 07-16-2009, 05:59 PM   #3321
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Hey,

If anyone is headed to Full Throttle soon, can I talk you into picking up my stock cans for me? My wife dropped me off and left before I could load all the extra parts, and I couldn't carry them on the bike.

Looks like I am going to ride 5-mile this Sunday. I want to get out really early before all my "cuzins" wake up and get their ATVs loaded.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:01 PM   #3322
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Reading all the reviews on this bike, I find it hard to believe it is an unreliable motorcycle. So far, the 690 seems to be my next bike, a 300 or 250 will be next.

Frog, early next year. You're more then welcome to test ride it.....bastard made ME want to ride orange bikes, now wants to ride mine before I even get it!?

If a 690 is a bad choice, what would be a better one? Until I get a trailer, I think that's the best street-going-relatively-light DS out there.
The dealer in Vernal has a used 690 he was selling. If you want, I can contact them and see if it is still for sale. They are a Suzuki dealer as well, and may take the Strom in trade.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:10 PM   #3323
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I've been considering the XRRs, I was very impressed with what I saw Infidel do on one. The 525 would probably not be a good solution for me. It'd not be as good as a 690 on road, but also not as good as a 250/300 off road.

If I could, I'd keep the v-strom, get a 6XX and a 2XX dirt bikes. For now, I'll wait until I get a real job before I spend money on a bike...unless someone wants to trade their dirt beast for a v-strom!

After all, I'd have to be twice my age before I'd start using the v-strom for what it was meant to do...
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:11 PM   #3324
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The dealer in Vernal has a used 690 he was selling. If you want, I can contact them and see if it is still for sale. They are a Suzuki dealer as well, and may take the Strom in trade.

Unless I come out of the trade even, or with cash in hand, I can't do it.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:44 PM   #3325
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+1 on XR650R!

Infidel knows his bikes... Last weekend i slabbed to springville at 90MPH then CRawLED up vert single track up a ravine, chasing a couple guys on KTM 300's... good time, but the XRR really loves forest roads!...

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Old 07-16-2009, 06:50 PM   #3326
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<525 is for chicks.








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Old 07-16-2009, 07:09 PM   #3327
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Especially on a bike that runs >60% off road........and a street legal XRR is one other answer for a lightweight solution. I've heard good things about the Huskies but the widespread availability of parts and dealers makes it a great bike. It takes a bit of work to make it street-legal but that's not much. You also need a right leg to kick it going....



It's almost orange......and yes, that Ktoom suspension is a big step up......but the XRR is very affordable.......


This one is already Honda Red and more useful.

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Old 07-16-2009, 07:55 PM   #3328
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The dealer in Vernal has a used 690 he was selling. If you want, I can contact them and see if it is still for sale. They are a Suzuki dealer as well, and may take the Strom in trade.
How much you want for the strom? Randy Beers is the owner there, he overloaded this year not expecting the oilfield to crash overnight here. He will make a great deal I'll bet.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:10 PM   #3329
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Ooooohhhhh all knowing Fano:

So, I show up, pay $39 for an AMA card and $50 for my "big bike" and short of tipping the waitress or buying a soda, is there much more $$$ involved?

Also, are there any safety requirements I need to know about? Does my clutch lever still need to have a ball? Tie wires on drain plug? Help the ignorant out here. I raced stock-cars for 5 years so I know there's a rule book somewhere.....what tech/safety specs need I worry about? And is the "sportsman" class the one for non-competative newbies that just want to finish without dying or doing major damage to anything (including themselves)? Thanks in advance for your help and anyone else with knowledge, opinion, or otherwise feel free to chime in.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:47 PM   #3330
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They poke a stick in your pipe to check for a spark arrestor and thats about it.

Nationals are expensive because of the ama thing but there aren't any other expenses other then regular bike prep. Nothing major just don't waste money and go out with a bike thats going to break down.

Sportsman is usually just shorter or less loops but on the same course and they start last. Novice or sportsman would work. Sportsman will have a lot less people to line up against.

If you in decent shape and don't get too competetive and ride over your head you more then likely won't get hurt. The great part about it is you can just ride and not owrry about your buddies and you also don't have to worry about having a head on with someone going the oppsite direction.
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