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Old 01-06-2012, 07:12 PM   #31
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how reliable are these? Im tempted to sell the XRs and get one do it all fast bike

I'm pretty happy with mine, and have put about 2000 miles on it this year with just oil changes. (2002 520 EXC, did some reliability updates when I got it) I used to be an XR/DR/etc guy, but don't plan on going back. Depends or your riding style though, whether it's worth it; I like to wind it out sometimes. You definitely want the EXC / XCW transmission for dual sport though.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:23 PM   #32
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yep, or if you can swing it the new 2012 wr with the new frame and Fuel Injection
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:27 PM   #33
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yeah, I wish... not really into the whole bash an 8-10K bike into trees thing. I would have to ride like I cared
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:28 PM   #34
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I know where there's a plated 2006 525 EXC, Chris. It's just like mine, but has low (dirt road) miles on it. I'll take pictures of it and get a price next week if you're interested.
hmm... I would have to sell my bikes first, and before that get an okay with the wife (she lays claim to the BRP after the AK trip)
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:12 AM   #35
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Great, plates for quadtards.
The State Patrol had nearly the same reaction.

At the last meeting of key Senators the WSP brought up their concerns and wanted to know who will pick up the tab when they have to wipe the dead ones off the road. He mentioned that on average it cost the State well over a million dollars for every fatal road crash.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:12 AM   #36
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The State Patrol had nearly the same reaction.

At the last meeting of key Senators the WSP brought up their concerns and wanted to know who will pick up the tab when they have to wipe the dead ones off the road. He mentioned that on average it cost the State well over a million dollars for every fatal road crash.
Common sense would say that the person who caused the quadtard to become a red stain on the pavement is responsible for picking up that tab.
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:17 AM   #37
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Common sense would say that the person who caused the quadtard to become a red stain on the pavement is responsible for picking up that tab.
Problem is the quad was his biggest asset and he bought with zero down so he owes more that its worth.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:29 AM   #38
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hmmm quadtard fatalities you say??......
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:47 AM   #39
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The State Patrol had nearly the same reaction.

At the last meeting of key Senators the WSP brought up their concerns and wanted to know who will pick up the tab when they have to wipe the dead ones off the road. He mentioned that on average it cost the State well over a million dollars for every fatal road crash.
I see why it would be nice to have a limited plate, jeez I mean FS roads quads are illegal. but, it does seem a real high amount of quad riders, ride shit faced ( or ride like they are, totally on edge) so the WSP has a real point.
the $1million figure, I'd like to see data to back that, if true, a house cleaning is in order. Ive been on fatalities via Fire Dept Volunteer, the avg. come on. if going to court, law suits, accident reconstruction they are probably on target but not on avg.
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:19 AM   #40
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(removed snarky comment - carry on, please) Good thread, for the most part. Really looking forward to plating my new 'Berg 390 when it arrives.
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:08 PM   #41
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Ride motorsports

http://seattle.craigslist.org/search...inAsk=&maxAsk=

I'm not a big fan of Ride Motorsports because of bait and switch craigslist adds, but they're selling a 2011 wr450f with a dual sport kit new as street legal. I like it! Make mine a 2012 please
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Old 01-07-2012, 06:56 PM   #42
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I'm not a big fan of Ride Motorsports because of bait and switch craigslist adds, but they're selling a 2011 wr450f with a dual sport kit new as street legal. I like it! Make mine a 2012 please
To be legal, any conversions of brand new vehicles done persuant to the new law would have to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards 49CFR571 as applied per 49USC30112 and RCW46.61.705

Maybe they have plated it via another process or . . . .
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:43 AM   #43
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I'm pretty happy with mine, and have put about 2000 miles on it this year with just oil changes. (2002 520 EXC, did some reliability updates when I got it) I used to be an XR/DR/etc guy, but don't plan on going back. Depends or your riding style though, whether it's worth it; I like to wind it out sometimes. You definitely want the EXC / XCW transmission for dual sport though.
I just looked at my pig's service record last night... in 10 months Ive put just shy of 10,000 mi on it... probably a good 1,500 of dirt miles on the 250.. maybe I should keep the XRs
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:18 AM   #44
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To be legal, any conversions of brand new vehicles done persuant to the new law would have to comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards 49CFR571 as applied per 49USC30112 and RCW46.61.705

Maybe they have plated it via another process or . . . .

Sounds like more Ride Motorsports shenanigans.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:41 AM   #45
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I just looked at my pig's service record last night... in 10 months Ive put just shy of 10,000 mi on it... probably a good 1,500 of dirt miles on the 250.. maybe I should keep the XRs
Why not get a real BRP, the XR650R?! They'll run 50k and leave your Ladies version for dead. You gotta kick, though.
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