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About Jay0636

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  1. Hi all. I'm in the UK and have a limited budget but I have found 2 bikes and am unsure what to go for. 2006 twin exhaust ktm 640 lc4. I have owned one before with full akra system and know its a good bike but its getting a bit dated now in my opinion. 2011 husqvarna sms630. this has the husky arrow exhausts and arrow ecu but never had any experience with newer husky bikes. I had an old 2001 sm610s but that didnt compare to the ktm of its time. has anyone got experience with the sms630 as far as reliability and useability goes? what would you go for? The ktm is £2500 and the husky is £3500 advertised. thanks in advance. P.S. Sorry if this posted in the wrong place but i'm a bit out of touch as I havent been online in a long time.
  2. Ok.. I have now come across a wr400 tard for less than 2k and I'm interested.... After regretting the sale of my 426 tard I have been wanting another, and this is as close as it gets. I can deal with vibes etc etc but my only worry is the tiny 8ltr tank. Is there a flask sized fuel can that can be carried extra as a safe net. something that would strap to the bike like a tool kit does. Also, has anyone had experiences with both the 400 and 426 that can confirm i'm making a good move? thanks again
  3. ok.. I will be commuting daily (about 20-25mile round trip) through village roads and a 2mile high speed section. I will also want it to be my bit of fun at the weekends (I always try avoiding the freeway/motorway stuff) and once a year I do a 3day weekend trip where 70mph roads are unavoidable for 200 of the 300mile trip each way but the roads we ride for the three days are all country lanes.. Very very rarely we do some light offroad/back lane stuff if we do have the right bike a spanner in the works as far as choice goes is an available BMW G650 Xmoto for £3000. DRZ's are readily available here in the UK but the insurance is the most expensive of all these bikes and from what I can make out they are very underpowered, especially when considering my last 2 bikes were a yz426 tard and a triumph 955i, and lets face it, they dont look as nice as the r35 I am being very awkward but I know that once I make a decision a get a bike I am stuck with it for a minimum 3yrs so I really need to get this right lol
  4. Hi, all... So once again I find myself without a bike and it is really frustrating.. So I have been a busy boy and searched all the classifieds I can throught the UK and upon finding a few bikes and having a good think, I have become stuck with what to choose, so i'm asking for your experiences/votes.. Here is the small list of possibilities I have to my budget. 2008 CCM R35 (404) ds for around £3300 - This looks quite cool and runs a strong but slightly tweaked DRZ motor and has good WP suspension etc 2007 (05 model) cb900f hornet for £3450.. now i know it's not a sumo but like many more bikes within budget, it is a good fun all rounder, but this style of bike is only an idea in case a supermoto is out of the question..[ 2007 KTM 690sm lc4 for £4000. Now this is right on the edge of my current budget and its the furthest one away from me but it is a powerful and smooth everyday useable KTM, although not the best looking... Other than these three at the moment which would be on hp(finance) my only other option is to take out a personal loan which opens up the option to buy private also but Obviously I will not get any warranties etc..[ My final option is to try and hold out until next year and save what I can to give myself a bigger budget, which will then beg the question, husqvarna nuda or ktm 690 smc-r.. What do you guys think?
  5. This is my first post on a forum EVER so im sorry if I don't get alot of the abbreviations lol Last year I had to sell my 2001 sm610s due to a new member to the family and much needed funds but the time has come to look at getting another and after riding a couple of different ktm models that my brothers own I have decided it has to be another Husky. But which one? At the moment I am looking at either a 2006 sm610s (carb'd) or a 2007 sm610ie (inj) as there isn't really that much difference in cost but I am unsure on the main differences between the two. Do they have completely different characteristics? Which has more power or more which is more modifiable? I generally ride sensible distances at an average of 55-85mph but the real appeal for me was the capability to go anywhere and use the sm like a bmx bike so obviously i do like to "mess around" alot. Can anyone help me make my decision? Thanks in advance