Where are all the supermotos going?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by grinder96, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 4th Gear pinned> you'll make it

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    Ordered my 17's....32 hole, silver excells.......both hoops $417. before taxes.
  2. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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    I was wondering if ya ever got that handled . :clap


    Betcha cant wait . :deal
  3. ReferJohn

    ReferJohn 4th Gear pinned> you'll make it

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    YEAH I have been lagging for almost 10 months, i have had new hubs in boxes since.
    been busy working my ass off, riding the L, riding HARLEY's....... this is still gonna take time and $$$$.
    Marko- i noticed you have a white tank on your L, whats with that if you don't mind me asking.
  4. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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    Nothing Really ,

    Just swapped out tanks off an older L I have , I kinda like the white with the red fenders .
  5. ThereisnoSpoon

    ThereisnoSpoon High Enough

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    I like the supermotos, a friend keeps this one around for me to ride.

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    KTM 560 SMR that's been modified to run in the pro class at the nationals. It's real fun to ride in the right terrain.
  6. rz35027

    rz35027 Been here awhile

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    Any idea which front tire is on that SMR??
  7. ThereisnoSpoon

    ThereisnoSpoon High Enough

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    Not sure exactly and I don't have access to it right now to look. They said it was a tire for an aircraft landing wheel.

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    It worked pretty well, even in loose sand.
  8. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    Nice bike, a set of knobbies would make it perfect :D :lol3
  9. rz35027

    rz35027 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the pics... curious... I've never seen that before.
  10. GODSPEED

    GODSPEED finger lickin' good

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    I agree.:1drink
  11. HamAce

    HamAce Adventurer

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    I have just recently sold my Husky '07 450SMR (regrettably), in search of wider pastures, and dirt roads. But I have to say that it was the steepest learning curve, most exciting riding I have done. I would regularly smash Ducati's off the lights, with them laughing at me shaking their heads. I am a huge ambassador for the Super Motard. Pity Husky have done away with the 630..
  12. GODSPEED

    GODSPEED finger lickin' good

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    I'm right here. I just picked up this beauty about 2 months ago. 2003 625 SXC converted to supermoto. I forgot how much much I love the LC4's. Funny, this vibrates WAY less than my 640 adventures. I still have my 96 DR650 with dirt and supermoto setup. I put the supermoto set on my DR 2 years ago and have had my dirt setup on once since then. I recently did a 1500 mile, 4 day trip on my DR with the Supermoto setup and did about 150 miles of dirt with no issues. If I had to have one bike it would be a 650 class single.

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    My DR650 halfway through the Rattlesnake in SE Washington/NE Oregon. :evil

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/rILfOOiTdmG3GpG5u94kUccd80ZFJXBwGIcQDPFBGN8?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-HIc7hib5r5E/UFFLDtRqVqI/AAAAAAAAFKg/juKHTQb8Q1w/s800/IMAG0900.jpg" height="800" width="450" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/103764989119582402391/92012SEWashingtonNEOregon?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCODesZasq56fbg&feat=embedwebsite">9-2012 SE Washington/NE Oregon</a></td></tr></table>

    On a side not check out the Michelin Pilot Road 3 for long life supermot tires. Great for the wet PNW.
  13. Rcrx21

    Rcrx21 06 KTM 950SM, 04 WR250F

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    I prefer the term "Sport-tourer":D
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  14. calfinm

    calfinm Adventurer

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    Wow, I have a 530 that ive been struggling with exactly what its place in my life is since getting a wr250x (other than the obvious every time i ride it ear to ear grin :D)...i think you just solved it.. Great looking bike
  15. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Crazy, on a ship of fools...

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  16. jesusgatos

    jesusgatos fishing with dynamite

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    Yay, the same old DRZ...
  17. GSF1200S

    GSF1200S Been here awhile

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    Having ridden a pretty powerful sport bike/sport-tourer (1200 Bandit), I can say that I find dual sports to be more practical and even more fun to ride. I will admit I have never really understood the supermoto thing, though I have given it thought since I tend to respect every motorcycle for the type of experience it offers.

    When im on my bandit (cammed, header/exhaust, timing advance, jetted, 1 tooth down front sprocket), I have "power" through the throttle grip- sheer brutal acceleration and torque (Bandits have a lot of midrange) that allows me to pull out in the smallest of gaps, completely OWN any vehicle I see, and of course to FEEL that rush as the speedo climbs.. too fast. But then, it feels limiting to me as well. You can only use that power so much. You can only ride on the roads available. You can only push in a corner so much because you have to watch out for asshats pulling out in front of you, cats, deer, cops, oil on the street, dirt, gravel, etc. You are in a prison of sorts. With a dual sport, that "power" is that there is no road. That big 21" inch front (and accompanying knobbies) makes curbs, stairs, parking lots, ditches, yards, etc feel like part of the road- just made of different materials.

    Where im going with this: if I had to guess why supermotos arent super popular, I would say its because they take on all the limitations of a streetbike (except they do have more suspension travel) where they are fairly limited to street (bar exceptional skill) while having few of the usable benefits of a streetbike- namely power (but also storage, comfort, etc). They dont have the power of a sportbike (most of us love power), the comfort of a crusier, or the go-anywhere of a dual sport. Supermoto on the track makes sense to me as there arent so many variables and I can see why it would be fun; loooots of lean angle, low weight, and the speeds are slow enough relative to some literbike that you can enjoy it without being so close to death.

    Not trying to say any of you sumos are wrong (ride what makes you smile)- just explaining it from the perspective of a guy who loves all bikes but doesnt really find the supermoto gig appealing :freaky
  18. crash279

    crash279 DFW Supermoto Crew

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    You have it waaaaaay wrong. We ride almost as much off-road as on-road. I have yet to see/meet a sportbike that can beat a supermoto stoplight to stoplight, and turn urban areas into a huge playground. Look up DFW supermoto on YouTube for some proof.

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  19. plutonic

    plutonic Outsider

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    Wow... I thought I will never see a good explanation of a phrase " the glass is half empty ".
  20. WARRIORPRINCEJJ

    WARRIORPRINCEJJ Crazy, on a ship of fools...

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