The Supermotard Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Weirdo, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. JCool

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    They almost look like a rain tire. Obviously they aren't for offroad , other than hardpack , and there are way better tires for asphalt.
  2. InspectorJim

    InspectorJim Long time rider

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    IMG_20170209_134259.jpg Dirt setup and street setup ready to rip VZM.IMG_20170214_133123.jpg
  3. Chris618

    Chris618 Been here awhile

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    Won't rip too far without your chain! Lol
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  4. InspectorJim

    InspectorJim Long time rider

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    Yeah, finally got the new guide. It's there now.
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  5. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this. Supporter

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    You know...I think I've been here before.
    I had one fitted to my road registered track bike, it could only read up to 46mph. 'Honestly Officer, I wasn't speeding, my speedo was showing 46 mph......'
  6. YamaLink

    YamaLink Been here awhile

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    Riding and sliding my 701 Enduro around wet and sandy area streets has me searching for a reliable motard like the Hyperstrada (but I did say "reliable") with dealer support (no Ducati in area, not that it matters). It'd definitely replace the 1290 Super Duke. Want big hp and torque, upright position and reliable. Evidently manufacturers see this as a money losing proposition.
  7. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    I spotted an Africa Twin SM somewhere recently. Looked good, too.
  8. JCool

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    Those bigger twins are merely SM styled standard bikes. Too big and heavy to be a real SM , which would leave them for dead in the twisties.
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  9. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    Totally agree. But. The A/T has the hall marks of an old school SM and probably a lot more practicality. If it becomes a common mod I would like to see how it stacks up against a 701 husa. The pure bred SM's are really focused, pure hoon. I like the mutant trailie SM's. Easier to live with and still hilarious to ride. I can't back it in for shit.:-)
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  10. thebigman

    thebigman XR's all the way . Big Thumps or V-twins

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    Yessir , You and Me both , I'd be like quick draw Magraw throwing myself me a set of 17in Suns on OE hubs with big thick Stainless spokes . Would make my head spin I'd be in line or on the phone so fast .:y0!

    Now if Talon jumped in the game , then I'd have to go with there hub set , would go with the biggest , thickest , nastiest , over sized rotors with a Helluva set of steel braided brake lines hooking up to a front of supersized set of Braking Brand front Calipers to complete the equation of getting that fat sexy whore stopped for lunch . :dukegirl lol

    Getting it going is gonna be a little bit of a challenge i think , But who cares , lets just ride .
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  11. JCool

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    If only the AT weren't so damn ugly and it was naked..
  12. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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    Inmate Jardines 701E
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    Went head to head (road racing) with a young bloke on this SMC690 - there was nothing between the bikes down the straights - lotsa slip-streaming!

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    She rode her SXF450 in Supermoto and was way faster than the SMC - it was a wet track tho. Dirt section was tricky.

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  13. thebigman

    thebigman XR's all the way . Big Thumps or V-twins

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    T T T anything new fellas ??????
  14. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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    nah
  15. timeOday

    timeOday Long timer

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    Well, it's summer so I'm riding my SM510R again.

    Every winter I wonder why I even own it and every summer it's my favorite streetbike!
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  16. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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    There is a winter in New Mexico ?
  17. timeOday

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    Sort of. Enough to want all my electric clothes and a fairing in the winter. 35F-45F most mornings. We're a mile above sea level.

    But there are some clear sunny mornings in the winter when the supermoto feels great even if you are freezing to death.
    In fact it is noticeably more powerful in the cold.
  18. kwb377

    kwb377 Been here awhile

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    Recently got a set of oem Husky wheels and tried 'em on both the 510 and 610.

    Ultimately decided that I like the 610 better in both dirt and sumo modes...just sold the 510.

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  19. timeOday

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    Since my sumo is a 510R I feel compelled to ask why you prefer the 610?
  20. kwb377

    kwb377 Been here awhile

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    The 610 is much easier to ride off road for me...instead of the beastly power of the 510, it just chugs along on a wave of torque. Also, the previous owner had the suspension lowered 1" and revalved by Traxxion Dynamics, so even though it weighs more it feels less when having to dab my foot on the trail.

    In sumo mode I can't really explain why I like it better...I think it's more my riding style and the lazy, torquey nature of the 610 that mesh together maybe.