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Old 01-04-2013, 08:26 PM   #5791
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Yep. I have a feeling that the engine is super light also, at least compared to most 250s and 650s. It's only got a 4 speed in it, SOHC, etc.

The Daytona 150cc weighs in at 47lbs according to the guy who took one apart:

http://planetminis.com/forums/chines...irst-time.html

It's not much of a comparison, but the KLR650 engine weighs between 115-120 with the starter motor installed.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:15 AM   #5792
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good vid of it..

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Old 01-05-2013, 03:36 AM   #5793
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:03 AM   #5794
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The FX bikes sounds great, but couldn't someone like Honda leapfrog them straight outa the water with throwing road gear onto a CR150r http://www.honda-motorcycles.org/images/2009CRF150R.jpg or CR150F http://www.honda-motorcycles.org/images/2009CRF150R.jpg ?
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:17 AM   #5795
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The FX bikes sounds great, but couldn't someone like Honda leapfrog them straight outa the water with throwing road gear onto a CR150r http://www.honda-motorcycles.org/images/2009CRF150R.jpg or CR150F http://www.honda-motorcycles.org/images/2009CRF150R.jpg ?
Even if they did, it weighs 60 pounds more.... Don't get me wrong, the CRF150 is much lighter than current road-going bikes, but I bet that the dual sport version of the FX would probably be 45 pounds lighter, and I think that the Daytona engine is setup to have longer maintenance intervals (I could very well be wrong here).
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:41 AM   #5796
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UTBDT or COBDT on 250 dual sport

Any advice on riding the UTBDT http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/UTBDR or COBDT http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/COBDR on a 250cc dual sport?

What gear to take, what to leave at home? How to prep the bike?

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Old 01-05-2013, 05:01 PM   #5797
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So could the fx bikes be the ultimate minimallist touring bike? 125lb 125cc 125mpg

http://www.fxbikes.com/models/

Neat bike,but at close to $6000.00....ouch.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:07 PM   #5798
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Neat bike,but at close to $6000.00....ouch.
If you act today, you can save $2,000! I quote from the following website.

http://www.fxbikes.com/sales/

"Team FX discount price is US$3995 ex factory if you make a reservation now! All you’ll need to do is provide us with plenty of feedback, suggestions, photos…and video if you can."

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Old 01-05-2013, 05:49 PM   #5799
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If you act today, you can save $2,000! I quote from the following website.

http://www.fxbikes.com/sales/

"Team FX discount price is US$3995 ex factory if you make a reservation now! All you’ll need to do is provide us with plenty of feedback, suggestions, photos…and video if you can."

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I'd buy if it were available today at $3995, wonder what i'll think if it takes a year or longer to be available. The reservation is good for any of the future models, dirt, dual sport, adventure, etc.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:01 PM   #5800
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I think I'd get the expedition model. What a cool bike!
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:06 PM   #5801
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I'd buy if it were available today at $3995, wonder what i'll think if it takes a year or longer to be available. The reservation is good for any of the future models, dirt, dual sport, adventure, etc.
I first visited FXBikes.com at least 8 months ago, might have been a year ago. They've had that $2000 discount and reservation program on their site since then, at least. They are very cool looking bikes, and I see the appeal and potential, but they are on the "5th generation" of development right now and haven't sold any bikes yet..... I'm not holding my breath, but it would be cool to see them released.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:33 PM   #5802
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If you act today, you can save $2,000! I quote from the following website.

http://www.fxbikes.com/sales/

"Team FX discount price is US$3995 ex factory if you make a reservation now! All you’ll need to do is provide us with plenty of feedback, suggestions, photos…and video if you can."

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Eeeeeeek!...I'll stick with my TW thank you!.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:01 AM   #5803
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Well I´m not all that up with these minimal bikes since I do a quite few enduro trails a year.
I just can´t figure out what the fx is good for. But if people are having fun with em that´s good for me.

I had some time on my hand in 2012 and bo a pile of bought a pile of rust for 400 Euros, spent some 600 Euros in parts as well as somwhere around 200 hours in tim and out cam my perfect minimal fun bike:


Gilrea RX 200/ 1984
200 cc, 2-stroke
somewhere around 20 horsepower
enough suspension
weight, 140 kg

I know it´s old school, front brake is terrible makes a lot of noise and doesn´t have a whole lot of power, but in the dirt it´s still a lot of fun and even though it´s old the bike is allways reliable. For the longer trails I still have my BMW.

I wish everyone in the forum a happy new year and fun as well as safe riding in 2013.

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:25 AM   #5804
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Mountain bike parts.
Mike here from FX Bikes. Hope you don't mind me clarifying a few points :)
Actually there are almost zero mountain bike parts on these bikes.
The forks are oversized downhill (DH) mountain bike forks with enduro springs, discontinued because too heavy for bicycles...just right for us.
The handlebars are from DH mountain bikes...that's about it now.
We tried DH wheels and brakes (6-pot titanium by Hope no less) but have shifted to moto/enduro tires, rims, spokes, hubs front and rear.
See more specs at www.fxbikes.com/bikes

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:37 AM   #5805
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Yep. I have a feeling that the engine is super light also, at least compared to most 250s and 650s. It's only got a 4 speed in it, SOHC, etc.
Yes, FX engines are 40-50lb. A TW200 engine is around 80-90lb.

A key difference is tire size and weight. A TW tire is maybe 30lb or more...this is spinning and unsprung weight, by far the worst kind to have on a motorcycle.

Requires bigger tubes, rims, spokes, hubs, sprocket, chain, suspension, engine...its a "vicious cycle" if you'll excuse the pun.

FX tires are 19" x 3", about 10lb each. The virtuous cycle brings total weight of the bike down to 125lb, so traction from such a small tire is excellent, unless you really want to ride in soft sand.
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