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The next step (what moto to get)

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On 3/29/2018 at 5:54 AM, tntmo said:

Only a few minor changes to the DRZ line over its almost 20 year production run.   It’s a bit heavy compared to more off road oriented dual sports (KTM) but it is manageable and within your budget.

 

An older KTM 400/450/520/525/530 might be in your budget as well.  The RFS motors were pretty solid.  I’m not sure how easy it is to lower them since they run no linkage on the shock.

KTM PDS can be lowered up to 2" by any suspension shop. I seem to recall the DRZ400 being pretty tall?

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DRZ's are tall but can be lowered with links or having the suspension modified by a shop.   

It's a blessing and a curse to have so many choices for motorcycles out there!

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I am not completely sold on a drz, it just seems to be in my price range more readily than others.

I am open to any bike in the $2000-$2500 range. I would prefer electric start but not necessary. The bike for my dad it is mandatory. For me I could probably get away without it if is a easy kick to start.

I like the XR400 also or an older KTM, like I said I am open just not very knowledgeable in what is going to be reliable and fun. 

Thanks for all of you help!!

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Ok here is the update, I went over to my parents house and was talking to my dad about what bikes we are interested and he said he doesn’t NEED an electric start. Although it would be preferred he doesn’t want it to hinder getting a nice, well set up bike.

So, we are open to most any 400cc plus dual sport in the $2000-$2500 range.

If you told me about about a specific bike earlier in this thread I will be sending you a PM to see if it is still available!

Thanks again for your help and if you know of a bike for sale, send it my way!

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Nice bike (wrong tires!); you would have a lot of fun on that bike for many years (and maybe never sell it!)!

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I've had a 2008 Husky for several years, good bike with some shortcomings (mainly the close-ratio transmission).   The biggest concern with my bike at this time is the availability of parts.  It's not an issue now, but I can see it being a problem.  Throw out a $2500 offer on that one and see if it sticks.

 

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6 hours ago, La Mesa Mike said:

Thanks for the leads!!!

I made a $2500 offer on the tc450...

he said if he still has it in a few weeks he will sell it for $2500! Fingers crossed...

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