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Sold my car, got my first bike! (Dual sport content inside)

Old 10-07-2012, 06:03 AM
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Hey guys, about a month ago I sold my beater Accord and started the hunt for a bike. A couple of days ago I pulled the trigger on this 94 Honda XR650L. I am already in love with it! My plan is to ride it daily and eventually get some 17 inch wheels and supermoto it. It's been a couple years since I've ridden a bike but it's all coming back, I couldn't be happier!

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Welcome to the dual sport club I ride my 2011 klr 650 to work almost everyday those bikes are tons of fun and get great gas mileage.
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Nice, Friend has a 98 with the enduro giant gas tank. stuffs fun man, I want a dual sport soon.
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I would keep it duel sport instead of going super moto but I just like the idea of a go anywhere bike.
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Welcome. Nothing better than a street legal dirt bike. I've got a CRF450x and 250R both plated. Love em to death. My suggestion would be to find some local trails, throw on some Knobbies and enjoy it the way it's meant to be used. Head west to the national forest and the forest roads. Check out things like the Shenandoah500 and ADVrider.com.

I had an XRL also by the way, great bike.
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Originally Posted by Mr White View Post
I would keep it duel sport instead of going super moto but I just like the idea of a go anywhere bike.
Yeah I hear you on that, I'll go out riding and just take any trail or dirt road I see, it's so awesome! Ideally I will get an extra set of 17's so I can swap between them and knobbies whenever I want.

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Welcome. Nothing better than a street legal dirt bike. I've got a CRF450x and 250R both plated. Love em to death. My suggestion would be to find some local trails, throw on some Knobbies and enjoy it the way it's meant to be used. Head west to the national forest and the forest roads. Check out things like the Shenandoah500 and ADVrider.com.

I had an XRL also by the way, great bike.
I've been on advrider for a few months now, even before I had a bike. I love that site, it's a great source of info and inspiration.

I've done some mods to the bike (desmogged, 55/158 up sized jets, exhaust debaffle, removed airbox snorkel) and all I can say is WOW! I can't believe they didn't come this way stock. The bike is substantially smoother and more powerful in the low and midrange. I'm even more in love with the bike now, I'm so happy with my decision. Anybody unsure of what type of first bike they want, get a dual sport; you won't regret it!
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