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    Quote Originally Posted by MR 1JZ View Post
    im thinking about getting my road license and a DRZ400SM...anyone have experience with them?

    any good?

    not for dirt, for road/motarding
    mate has one, tank of a thing, mate had to get the suspension redone cause he was too heavy, he loves the bike and its never skipped a beat but always whinges about how it corners when we do a single trail.
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    This is my old thing. '04 EC300



    Bought it in 2009. Don't ride enough to justify having more money sitting in the shed. Still does a decent job.
    I like that ~$500 did a entire rebuild including main bearings, rod, piston and gaskets.

    I bought it as an upgrade from this.


    I bought the KDX to see if I was still interested in riding 10 years later after spending my childhood abusing an XR250.
    Heavy thing, peaky power compared to the gasser and still down 10hp. Silky smooth engine though, had balance shafts being the SR version.
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    Anyone ridden the KTM 'Freeride' range

    The older I get the faster I was, I don't ride anymore and having an EFI 08 TE450 Husky in the shed is a bit silly. Thing is I wont ride it anymore as I find it too much bike for me these days and far too heavy now I ride MTB's

    Kids are showing signs of wanting a peewee, I wouldn't mind trundling along behind them around our block, but the Husky is not really suited to that either. I'm guessing a 2 stroke is also not ideal as I'll be fouling plugs all the time (otherwise a 200EXC might have been ok?)

    Freeride 350 seems to fit the bill though? docile, light but still a cross between enduro and trials? So could still hit the trails if the urge returned?
    'Lifes pretty straight without twisties'

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob_2JZA61 View Post
    mate has one, tank of a thing, mate had to get the suspension redone cause he was too heavy, he loves the bike and its never skipped a beat but always whinges about how it corners when we do a single trail.
    yeah but thats on dirt yeah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxer View Post
    Anyone ridden the KTM 'Freeride' range
    You see this on DBW?

    http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...d.php?t=112719

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxy View Post
    Nope, since I don't ride anymore I don't read the forums either - shit 44 pages - cliffs?
    'Lifes pretty straight without twisties'

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    I have however it was only a test ride on some back streets for 20mins or so. It was the 4 stroke, wanted to take the 2 too but it wasn't available.

    Seems like a decent bit of gear, not quick but its a torquey little fucker. It'd pull away from 30km/h in 5th without any issues. Feels very light and is easy as to ride, lends itself well to standing up. Footpegs are back a bit so sitting down feels weird and the seat wasn't really good for it anyway. For slow riding or hard technical stuff I can see it being brilliant.

    The 2 stroke is supposed to be very 4 stroke like in delivery and doesn't have a band. Supposed to have a touch more torque than the 4 to.

    Can't say a lot more than that from the quick ride I did but it would have been enough for me to buy one (spent the money elsewhere instead), would be great at the sort of riding I do, being mostly hard and tight single in pine forests.

    Only issue I would have is limited fuel range.

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    Fuck the freeride. Too much of a compromise imo.
    I did 200 hours on my 300exc and didn't foul a plug once.
    I suggest a 200exc. Nice and light and plenty of low down torque, more than you would think a 200 should have. Electric start from 2013 onwards. On the pipe they are still plenty fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millsi View Post
    Fuck the freeride. Too much of a compromise imo.
    I did 200 hours on my 300exc and didn't foul a plug once.
    I suggest a 200exc. Nice and light and plenty of low down torque, more than you would think a 200 should have. Electric start from 2013 onwards. On the pipe they are still plenty fast.
    My cousin had one years ago. Was a decent bike to ride. Felt comfortable, which was good change from all the other bikes we used to ride.
    Did drop it hard picked up rode home. Did some repairs cost me a fair bit but still rode well afterwards.

    I'd buy another one if I had money
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    I had a freeride 350

    Cunts laughed when I chose it over a wr450 for the same coin

    At the end of the ride every cunt wanted one

    With dealer flash they go just fine, low top speed but they pull well from low rpm, it's an awesome bush bike, small tank, but I never ran out, it's very economical

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    Quote Originally Posted by goose View Post
    I bought it as an upgrade from this.


    I bought the KDX to see if I was still interested in riding 10 years later after spending my childhood abusing an XR250.
    Heavy thing, peaky power compared to the gasser and still down 10hp. Silky smooth engine though, had balance shafts being the SR version.
    When I was un unemployed school bloke I used to drool over these and the 200's when they were new. I reckon they look good fro a 90's bike.


    I had this for many years, stock as a rock. I was waiting for the stock and awkwardly bent bars to bend so I could replace them and they didn't. Fifth gear
    never ended.


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    Meh each to their own. A freeride would suck for my sort of riding.
    I see them as a bike to buy your no pics to get her into dirt riding.

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    Went halves with my brother in a WR450F 2013, got it yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by millsi View Post
    I did 200 hours on my 300exc and didn't foul a plug once.
    I suggest a 200exc. Nice and light and plenty of low down torque, more than you would think a 200 should have. Electric start from 2013 onwards. On the pipe they are still plenty fast.
    But I know your riding millsi and there would have been a good amount of WOT in your riding

    My point being if I am going to trundle around behind a peewee, it'd never get a good run - doesn't that foul the plugs on a 2 banger?

    I'd need to sell mine first anyway Anyone interested in a 2008 EFI 450 Husky?


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    If you're putting around you can run it on 50:1 or even 60:1
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    Husky looks nice. What's it worth? QLD?

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    Thanks - it should look ok - sits on the stand apart from a run around my block every month or so these days

    Yep QLD (Brisbane), I bought it brand new at Full throttle

    And worth whatever the highest bidder will pay (am guessing $4.5k, but will depend on extras, it has heaps)
    'Lifes pretty straight without twisties'

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    The only time I've ever fouled plugs on my 300 even after heaps of idling around was when I'd done a RH crank seal.

    For putting around behind kids it'd be hard to beat a DRZ. And still capable enough as a trail bike when you got the urge.

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    I used to run 60:1 all the time (with quality oil).

    The bike did though spend a lot of time lugging around. I would do 100km rides where I might be on the pipe for a max of 5%.
    It's all down to jetting, jet well and they will run great and not foul plugs no matter what the conditions/riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by millsi View Post
    It's all down to jetting, jet well and they will run great and not foul plugs no matter what the conditions/riding.
    Quoted for the truth. I was always fouling plugs, tried 4 different types to no avail. Finally pulled my finger out and rejetted it to suit the other mods and it hasn't fouled a plug since.
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    Millsi knows, that boy can chug, can get on the pipe too at times though

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    any blokes in brissy keen on going for dirt bike rides on weekends?

    Always on the lookout for more people to go riding with.

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    where you ride turbostyler?
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    mostly Beerburrum, but have been all over the shop like manner park, wyralong, mt tambo, fraser island etc...

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    im southside.. not too many good places to ride down here , apart from gap creek farm and near beaudesert
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    my mate has a road registered WR450 in good mic with a viper dash etc for sale if anyone is interested, he wants to go back to a road bike.

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    if you're keen for a tour of the beer gus flick me a pm.

    I'm going to be doing more riding now seeing as I don't have a job.

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    I'm usually keen for a ride. Normally head out every second week or so. Mainly just to Beerburrum cause it's closest, but sometimes Kenilworth or Amamoor if I could be fucked. Used to go riding around Woodenbong and Urbenville a fair bit too, but normally can't be fucked with the drive these days. Some great tracks down that way though.

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    built up the courage to hit some jumps today and get some air

    fucken good fun

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    If you Brissy guys want to see some new spots within 3hrs drive I could show you one near Brooweena and one near Toogum. Plenty of tech single trail (30km worth at Toogum) and big hills. I take CR as not policed due to being well out the way.

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