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Old 01-04-2013, 08:01 PM   #5791
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That is a beautiful little bike. I dont know about minimalist touring in the present trim. Needs racks and a bigger tank. But I do see an excellent single track crawler in it. $$$Pricey too$$$
Say's on their website they'll be building an Expedition model, that would be the one most of us would go for. This looks very interesting and I'll be keeping my eye on them for sure.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:02 PM   #5792
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That FX is a sweet looking bike. I look forward to seeing a dual sport model, with a couple more gears.

It sure confirms my feelings that present trail bikes are way too heavy. There's just no excuse most dual sports are 300lbs or more.

I wonder "where" they cut most of the weight?
Mountain bike parts.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:23 PM   #5793
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Mountain bike parts.

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.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:26 PM   #5794
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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   #5795
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good vid of it..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUN0_...layer_embedded





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Old 01-05-2013, 03:36 AM   #5796
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:03 AM   #5797
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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   #5798
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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   #5799
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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   #5800
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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   #5801
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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   #5802
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I'm on wait list

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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   #5803
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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   #5804
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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   #5805
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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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