Help n00b with a Film Project.

Discussion in 'Americas' started by ADVancing, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. ADVancing

    ADVancing Ducati Submissive

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    I was referring to the bike. :D Unless... :huh

    I am now thinking along the lines of A DRZ400. There selling for about 2k here and and the Baja designs kit and BLAMMO I go the best of both worlds. I have quite a few relatives in the Boston area. I'll take you up on the DC area though.
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  2. BikePilot

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    The DRZ is a good option - the off road E model will give you e-start and comes with a good carb and reasonable compression. The S model gives you factory-street legal goodness, but has a comparatively unresponsive carb and lower compression. The K model is kick start only and offers less weight and more performance still.

    If you plan to buy an off road model and make it street legal, check the laws in your state as it is not a simple thing in all states to get an off road only machine registered for road use (and is very simple in other states). You probably don't even need to buy the baja kit if you like - you can usually piece together the stuff you need on your own for less.
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  3. z987k

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    The dr650 is a shorter than the klr and xrl which can be confidence inspiring.

    Get a used model, no reason to buy an expensive bike that in all likelihood you will essentially trash.
    I honestly wonder how many people don't really trash their first bike. Hell I'm slowly destroying the one I have now.
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  4. petefromberkeley

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    First, let me say you are doing the right thing kid. This is exactly what you should do- take this trip.

    Second with regard to gear, more expensive doesn't really mean better but it is no place to try and save money. Any of us that have been riding long enough have dead and handicapped friends so gear up and be careful.

    As for the bike, you can take a dirt bike if you want (I have read the the Sydney to London thread every day since it has been up) but at 6'1 I'd go KLR. It's so much more comfortable droning across the Midwest or wherever. With all the luggage you will have, the saved weight of the DRZ will be canceled out.

    +1 on the tent space thread. You could do that practically very night. It's free and you will probably meet some great folks.

    Have fun and post a ride report for us.
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  5. ADVancing

    ADVancing Ducati Submissive

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    It's not so much the saved weight that I am looking at as it is the bikes life after the trip. Where I will be doing more street riding and a healthy dose of offroading.

    Plus, I'm young and stubborn. I'm supposed to fuck up choices and cause trouble. How else am I supposed to learn?! God forbid I learn from other people.
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  6. petefromberkeley

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    :rofl
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