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    2020 DRZ400SM release date rumors?

    That is an impressive machine there.
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    Yz400 Complete Rebuild

    I love reading these tales of the YZ 400. I bought a brand new 1999 from Yamaha of Troy. The salesguy had some stories of things he heard from the YoT race team of that era, so that was cool to learn a few things. My YZ-F was new and I mistakenly sold it 2 years later with maybe 50 hours on it. I really should have kept that bike at least two more years, as I went back to my big-bore Suzuki DR 435, then bought a used 1998 CR 250. As I recall...the only real issues with it was that it really was stall-prone, so a flywheel weight is needed in a big way, and careful setup as to fork ride height and shock sag makes a huge difference in how well it turns. Aside from that, I loved mine.
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    First-time Zook Owner! '13 RM-Z450

    It looks like you got yourself a really fine Suzuki. I nearly bought a '13 RMZ a couple years ago but waited one day too long in making my offer. The one I rode was as good as any newer 450 that I have rode and should work out well for you.
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    Rm 125 conversion kits

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    It's Not The Bike

    Ken messed up bigger by leaving Suzuki.
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    Did I hear RC say last night

    RC was not terrible, but not good either. He DID slide in a "fer sure" near the end of the 450 Main. I like RC as a racer, but he is not so good on TV/.
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    2003 ktm250sx blown

    You did good by NOT buying this bike. A 15 year old bike that had a bad reputation and a blown motor, and maybe more, is not a good combination. The 2003 125 SX, as well as the 200 SX, were much better...the 250? Not so much.
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    what year cr125 has the best motor?

    The last version of that bikes, the 2005-2007, had the best motors. Not compared to the competition, but compared to older Honda's, for sure. Bikes don't get slower thru the years.
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    Factory Racer Horsepower

    One Million Horsepower !!
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    2006 RM125 Build - Modern Twist

    Very nice bike you have here. A few years ago, I picked up a super low-hour 2003 RM 125 for $1200. I really liked that bike but I sold it to buy a new 250F, Really wish I had kept it and keep it forever as a 2nd bike. Enjoy your bike.
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    2019 RMZ450 - you still have to kick it

    From a performance standpoint, I scarcely care about e-start. Just this Spring I owned both a 2017 RMZ 250 and a KTM 450 SX FE with e-start. Sure, it did help me once when I stalled due to braking, but for the most part, kicking my Suzuki did not make me like it any less. However, from a marketing standpoint, Suzuki will have to join the club pretty soon and do e-start.
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    Finding Stew

    Fairly funny little deal AC and Matthes have here. I liked the subtle deal with Trey Canard playing with the motorcycle in the back seat.
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    MX2 Prado vs Jonass

    The way I saw it, Prado was going to have a very hard time making that turn given the line choice. On a different topic, these top few guys in MX2 would do just fine here in the US. These guys are fast.
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    An admission of failure ?

    Recall back in 2010 when Suzuki brought out their fuel-injected 250 and waited for such a long time to release it in order to clear out their leftover 2008/2009 models that pro racers like Blake Baggett had to race their 2009 model in early summer at Mt Morris. He did win a SX race on it, though, so the old bike was just fine still.
  15. I really cannot answer for sure as the bike had the 270 kit when I bought it. That said, it has a broad torquey power delivery. Seems to be fast enough to do anything well. It is very good off-road and certainly faster than my 2003 / 2006 / 2013 YZ 250Fs. Not quite the light feeling of my 2013 Yamaha, though. I am a mediocre C-class guy at best so I cannot say how it would do in 250A or anything, but I sure like it a lot. I am selling my KTM 450 FE now as it does the same thing but the 450 seems like too much many times.