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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2002, 10:30 PM
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Dual Sport or Enduro??

Hey guys- I've got a dilemna. I am buying a new bike this spring. I want a four-stroke, something bigger than a 250, watercooled, and it has to have electric start. I looked at the wr250, but too much $ for a 250, even if it is fast, and it doesn't have electric start. I really want a Suzuki DRZ400E, which is reasonably priced, but a little heavy. My major problem is this:I want to go on the road as well. Here in North Carolina, we can't register our bikes any more, even if we make 'em street legal. Baja Designs kits are no good to us anymore. If a bike has the "OFF-ROAD USE ONLY" stamp on it, you're screwed. SOOO, I'm wondering if I will REALLY get the same OFFROAD performance out of a street legal DRZ400 that I would out of an enduro version. Of course, I already know that I will need more aggressive tires than the stock street-legal ones, but other than that, how are they off-road? Any complaints about the "taller" gearing? Thanksa bunch for any help!
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Re: Dual Sport or Enduro??

How's the state doing that??

In Ca, there are ways around that. You can get a Vermont state plate through the mail for ANYTHING......

But yes, you will more than likely be very happy with the DRZ400e after you put dirt tires and take off all the street junk you can.



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How's the state doing that??

In Ca, there are ways around that. You can get a Vermont state plate through the mail for ANYTHING......

But yes, you will more than likely be very happy with the DRZ400e after you put dirt tires and take off all the street junk you can.



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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-03-2002, 11:34 AM
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Re: Dual Sport or Enduro??

The suspension is by far the weakest link on the DRZ street legal version. You must upgrade this. In Utah i registered a extremely hopped up Husqvarna 610. It doesnt even have a brake light!!!! Just a head light. I have been pulled over but once i show them my registration, away i go!!!

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