Hardtail dirtbike?

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Unsung, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. JagLite

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  2. Fictitious

    Fictitious Been here awhile

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    I believe you are unfamiliar with the original post. The question wasn't whether hard tail bikes could be ridden off road, it was about whether or not a modern dirt bike could or should be converted to a hard tail.
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  3. JagLite

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    I may well have misunderstood when he asked:
    I didn't think he was asking only about modern bikes, just that it was a general question.

    I know that a lot of riders are unaware of the old hardtail dirt bikes.
    My father rode a '49 Matchless hardtail on road and off.
    It was "Scrambler" too. :rofl
    They also sold a hardtail trials version of the same bike.

    Why anyone would want to do that to a modern dirt bike is another question. :eek1
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  4. flumpmaster

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  5. B.Curvin

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    Well, it's a KLR, so at least the handling hasn't been degraded. :evil
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  6. richardktm

    richardktm Richard KTM

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  7. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Some of the fastest modern dirt bikes are still hardtails:

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  8. subybaja

    subybaja Long timer

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    :clap I LOL.

    Sure, you can remove the most basic function the machine was built for, and turn it into a totally different kind of machine. It's yours.

    This guy did:

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  9. RBnite

    RBnite Been here awhile

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    Yup, that's the best use I can see for a KLR
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  10. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    Those aren't dirt bikes. They are bikes that run on dirt.
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  11. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Manicured dirt at that :D
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