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So I decided to let go of the z1000, and pick up a bike that I have always wanted.






This bike will probably get me many tickets. I never thought I would see speed bumps as mini jumps. Now I search for things to jump, dirt roads, etc.


Its also fun having a bike that has no kickstand, no electric start, and no gauges.

The only downside is that its an SX, which means 4 speed. Luckily you can drop in the gears and associated parts to make it a 6 speed. I will definitely be doing that the first time I have to open the motor.

What do you guys think?
 

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Very sexy! Gotta love the ktms. I've been told gearing them up does wonders if you don't want to go for the 6 speed too soon.
 

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Very sexy! Gotta love the ktms. I've been told gearing them up does wonders if you don't want to go for the 6 speed too soon.
its got a 40 tooth rear on it. the smallest i have found online is a 37, which I thought about getting. Not sure if it would be enough of a change to matter. Plus, it looks like I am near the max on my axle adjusters. I could remove a link though to make up for it.
 

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After purchasing my '07 DRZ400S I found that anything is a road, any angle is a jump, and any chance the cops ever had of catching me in the act of high speed antics is gone. I can ride a 3 mile wheelie, back it in from nearly top speed, and roll up on a stop sign on the front wheel, all without ever breaking 90mph.




I've never had so much fun on a "street" registered bike. It's like a 450 MX'er with lights! :D
 

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After purchasing my '07 DRZ400S I found that anything is a road, any angle is a jump, and any chance the cops ever had of catching me in the act of high speed antics is gone. I can ride a 3 mile wheelie, back it in from nearly top speed, and roll up on a stop sign on the front wheel, all without ever breaking 90mph.




I've never had so much fun on a "street" registered bike. It's like a 450 MX'er with lights! :D
I know what you mean! Self control goes out the window on these things

LOL mine is a 525 mx'er with lights. The PO re-titled it!
 

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Grats on the purchase. Love my 690 so much. Any plans? Or just ride the shit out of it?

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Main plans are to get it cleaned up and fix its little problems. Then the 6 speed when time and money allow. I really want to do the 6 speed so i can put a bigger rear sprocket on it but still have good top end.

Jealous.

Though it would never of made it into the back of a truck if I had bought it.
Haha i figured someone would have said that, but an hour+ drive with no lights and night approahing didnt seem like the best idea.
 

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After all of us went down between '07 and '10 my riding buddies and I ended up getting away from the super sports and huge street bikes.

I have a DRZ, and they bought these recently:

 

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I want one so bad if my buddy will ever let his LC4 go I'm buying no matter what I have to sell
 

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Real nice supermoto!
I sold my drz/sm to fund my project...And because if I had kept it I wouldn't have a license right now lol! Do you're self a favor and ride this bike in the rain. I've never laughed so hard on a bike in my life when hot shoe'n every single little curve in the road!

I'm on supermotojunkie too, if I see any good parts come up in the classifieds I'll give you a shout...
 

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Real nice supermoto!
I sold my drz/sm to fund my project...And because if I had kept it I wouldn't have a license right now lol! Do you're self a favor and ride this bike in the rain. I've never laughed so hard on a bike in my life when hot shoe'n every single little curve in the road!

I'm on supermotojunkie too, if I see any good parts come up in the classifieds I'll give you a shout...
Haha it just quit raining here so i took it out and was doing clutch dumps infront of the house. It was awesome. I didnt have any gear on but a dirtbike helmet so i didnt try sliding any corners.

Cool! I think i signed up on smj, but dont go on there often. Like i need any more forum addictions lol.
Thanks for looking out
 

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Nice find! At least( i think) the sx of that vintage was E and kick start i though. Is your kick only?

anyone who sees this and has a renewed interest in SM my drz is for sale ;)
To my knowledge, sx designated a kick only, 4 speed, and lightened rotating mass. Apparently the 03 in particular had the lightest rotating mass of any of the KTM RFS engines and supposedly a hotter cam.

Luckily, its a KTM RFS, so its completely modular with all the other models of tthe RFS era. I could add e start, i could add 5th and 6th with a choice of wide or close ratio, and i could even update it to the newer 04-06 bodywork/seat/tank if i wa ted to.


Everyone i know who has had a drz, has loved them. They are way more practical then an actual converted dirtbike too
 

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To my knowledge, sx designated a kick only, 4 speed, and lightened rotating mass. Apparently the 03 in particular had the lightest rotating mass of any of the KTM RFS engines and supposedly a hotter cam.

Luckily, its a KTM RFS, so its completely modular with all the other models of tthe RFS era. I could add e start, i could add 5th and 6th with a choice of wide or close ratio, and i could even update it to the newer 04-06 bodywork/seat/tank if i wa ted to.


Everyone i know who has had a drz, has loved them. They are way more practical then an actual converted dirtbike too
the only sx525 ive had first hand knowledge of had Estart on it but i was never sure if it was original or not. seen in the background. It was a buddys bike and i was just letting him keep it here to get it out of his 3rd story apartment:)




Yeah my drz is great as a trail bike, street bike, track bike etc. It is the swiss army knife. After riding real 450 race bikes on the track I just don't get the enjoyment out of street riding knowing how little im actually pushing it. I want something about 50lbs lighter and a little more power for some more serious off road riding. I've been thinking of converting my rmz but i want to use it for MX and dont really want to add a battery, lighting coil and lights to it if it will see track time...

You will probably be fine with the 4 speed. unless something drastic happens to the motor then why not right:)
 

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Congrats. KTM's kick ass. I owned a 2001 KTM Duke II, fantastic bike. I've been looking for another Supermoto myself. I love that they now have decent dual sport rubber in 17"

 
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