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Old 02-22-2013, 05:14 AM   #60886
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"Any questions?"

Yeah... what's the difference between a "Supermoto" and a "Motard"? They seem to be called either and look the same to me. Like I said... never understood (know much about it) the concept... I just see pics of dual sport/dirt bikes with small wheels n' street tires.

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A motard is a kid who rides on the short bike, right?
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:51 AM   #60887
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You use green chili's instead of red chili powder and most folks use pork instead of beef. The best way is to use Hatch chili's but other peppers like Anaheims will do.
And tomatillos instead of tomato to keep it all green. I highly recommend using a couple serrano peppers in the mix also.

It is a time consuming endeavor unless you have a location were you can get pre fire roasted hatch peppers. In Colorado Springs they would have a big fire roaster sitting out in the grocery store parking lot going when the hatch peppers caming in. It was great to just buy bags of those and throw in the freezer for use later.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:54 AM   #60888
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diff between Motard (same diameter whls and dual sport larger diam frnt whl or may I gots it backwards.......just what wiki kind of said.
There anything on the bike set up different then the tires? could you just switch out tires and wheels for the dirt?
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:55 AM   #60889
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In Colorado Springs they would have a big fire roaster sitting out in the grocery store parking lot going when the hatch peppers caming in. It was great to just buy bags of those and throw in the freezer for use later.
Harps at Crossover was doing that this year! Damn if I didnt miss it though, lurve me some Hatch Chilies.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:13 AM   #60890
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Weather looks decent for Sunday. Anyone going for ride?
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:39 AM   #60891
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"Any questions?"

Yeah... what's the difference between a "Supermoto" and a "Motard"? They seem to be called either and look the same to me. Like I said... never understood (know much about it) the concept... I just see pics of dual sport/dirt bikes with small wheels n' street tires.

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Supermoto is just a shortened term for Super Motard. So motard, tard, SM, all the same thing. The main thing is they are light weight bikes with tall suspensions and 17 or 16.5" wheels and street/race rubber. There are some companies that make purpose built SM's.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:41 AM   #60892
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And tomatillos instead of tomato to keep it all green. I highly recommend using a couple serrano peppers in the mix also.

It is a time consuming endeavor unless you have a location were you can get pre fire roasted hatch peppers. In Colorado Springs they would have a big fire roaster sitting out in the grocery store parking lot going when the hatch peppers caming in. It was great to just buy bags of those and throw in the freezer for use later.
Roasting the peppers does add some time to it, but so worth it! I usually roast mine on my gas grill.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:48 AM   #60893
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There anything on the bike set up different then the tires? could you just switch out tires and wheels for the dirt?
On my 690 I just switch out the wheels.

Here it is with the 17" wheels





And with the 18"/21" wheels

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Old 02-22-2013, 06:49 AM   #60894
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Harps at Crossover was doing that this year! Damn if I didnt miss it though, lurve me some Hatch Chilies.
Sweet, was wondering if any of the stores around here sold them!
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:55 AM   #60895
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Stuckin, it's really easy to do a SM conversion. Here's a couple of others I had.

Plated DRZ E



Plated XR650R




And they also make purpose built SM's as well. This is what a REAL Italian SM looks like:




It's a fire breathing 70 HP 280 lb bike with a 550 cc V twin motor.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:25 AM   #60896
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Is the tall suspension better, more fun, better handling, advantageous over the crotch rockets?

Just a cheap way to play both games?

Can sit up straighter?

Or just one of those, "If I got to splain, you won't ever get it?"
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:35 AM   #60897
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Is the tall suspension better, more fun, better handling, advantageous over the crotch rockets?

Just a cheap way to play both games?

Can sit up straighter?

Or just one of those, "If I got to splain, you won't ever get it?"
I'm betting with that clearance you could probably take one of those suckers outta Frog Bayou in your crocs.
But, you've already done it, so on to new adventures..
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:59 AM   #60898
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There anything on the bike set up different then the tires? could you just switch out tires and wheels for the dirt?
besides that just be something I thought from googling diff between the 2.
Like Suzuki makes the DRZ400 in both forms....just noticed that another answer above.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:01 AM   #60899
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Is the tall suspension better, more fun, better handling, advantageous over the crotch rockets?

Just a cheap way to play both games?

Can sit up straighter?

Or just one of those, "If I got to splain, you won't ever get it?"
Leverage and lighter weight over what you have with a crotch rocket, so in tight transitions you can get through much faster. Of course in sweepers obviously the crotch rocket will run off and leave you. The SM suspension is a plus when it comes to rough roads as well.

It's definitely a cheaper alternative as well. Not to mention, you toss an SM down the road it will he a hell of a lot cheaper to fix.

I'm just as comfortable leaned over on my Gixxer as I am sitting up on the 690, but that's more of a personal preference thing for a lot of folks.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:02 AM   #60900
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