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Old 10-16-2012, 10:49 AM   #10
2Trider
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Quote:
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"
Why?????
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 wheels....now go slay some twisties....wait lets add some supermoto rims and rubber....now we just killed the street with a insane ride Do some urban assault...oh yah... let the fun begin....watch 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 60mph...bike 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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