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KLX250, would I be happy with one?

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Every once in a while, I'll glance at the dual sports to add to my collection. The thing is, I would basically want a KX250 with a license plate on it. How do the dual sport bikes hold up to the motocrossers?

Any other makes you would recommend?

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Every once in a while, I'll glance at the dual sports to add to my collection. The thing is, I would basically want a KX250 with a license plate on it. How do the dual sport bikes hold up to the motocrossers?

Any other makes you would recommend?

You do not want a KLX250 unless you want to spend heaps on it and even then it won't go like a 2 stroke mx bike. In Australia there are plenty of enduro bikes that we can register like Gas Gas EC250 for example that perform almost at the level of a mx bike, however from what I understand you can't register them in the States

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I'd have to buy one that can easily be registered to drive on the street. Anyone familliar with the Suzuki....I think it was a 400 cc? Looks just like a MX bike. I saw one a few years ago at a dealer.

I just tried finding it, but couldn't. It was a dual sport but had inverted forks.

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you're referring to the DRZ400E. Great bike, nearly mx level, but not platable. The DRZ400S (I've had 2) is great in non-stick-farm off road situations and not too bad on the street (but not the highway). I cut down the bars on mine and it works okay in the tight woods, but not like a KTM200.

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I've seen the fork swap on the DRZ, but what about the rear suspension?

I wonder how many parts could be swapped into that frame? Engine from another thumper? As long as it passes inspection, wo cares?

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You might want to consider one of the street legal Husqvarnas or KTMs. Fully street legal out of the box, and these are race bikes with a plate, which sounds like what you want.

I've seen some CRFX's dual sported and plated in New Jersey. I don't know the details of what all that takes in that state, but if you can do that, just about any bike becomes an option, I'd guess.

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I'm on an '07 Husky TE250, and it's awesome. JD jetting, stock everything else, and it rips. Better yet, TOTALLY legal. I wave to all the rangers in Wharton State Forest as I ride on by. What a great feeling! Good luck getting anything not street titled registered in NJ. The DMV is very particular about what bikes they issue registrations for. But if it comes with a street title, you're golden!

I considered the DRZ 400S, but rejected it as too heavy and street biased.

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you're referring to the DRZ400E. Great bike, nearly mx level,

nearly mx level .... lmaooooo the DR is further from a mx bike than the KLX is. Neither of them are anywhere near an mx bike

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So the Husky would be a good choice then?

vvvv Being familliar with my other bikes, I just don't want to be dissapointed. I rode a buddy's 00 or 01 KLR250 and I thought I was going to break the thing. The power was simmilar to a 80 and the suspension was about as rugged as a pogo stick.

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depends on how good a rider you are if your a gun get a ktm or wr:eek: if your intermediate or less and want a bike that you can improve as you get better get a klx, remember its 90% rider and klx can be modified to be a trail/woods weapon in the right hands:eek:

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Hey all, this afternoon muffinman had a big fall while on his bike and had fractured his C7.... send some positive thoughts his way... Get better soon mate.

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