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Old 10-16-2012, 09:49 AM   #10
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Location: Hazelton BC
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Originally Posted by Reino View Post
An 300 ktm would be okay as long as you go light and don't plan on doing a lot of road riding. Gearing won't be a problem for him because the 300 exc or xc-w has a very wide ratio gearbox.

"don't plan on doing a lot of road riding"
The bike will travel forever on the roads....put 14/42 gearing on and off you go...oh and pull the rim locks and/or balance the go slay some twisties....wait lets add some supermoto rims and we just killed the street with a insane ride Do some urban assault...oh yah... let the fun out for them coppers though
It's not the bike that is of issue, it is the rider and whether he/she wants to do it.
Again all about compromise.........

And gearing is a problem....even though the 300 is wide ratio the stock sprockets 14/50 do not perform well at is not in the happy spot. So sprocket changes are in order depending on what compromises you want to make for the day.
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