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Should I pick up a yz450 and just get a second set of 17" wheels and a street legal kit or should I go with the KTM.

I want another dirt bnike but I would love to tool around on the back roads on a TARD. That way I can make the R1 a full out track bike. and this will also keep me frpm being arressted :808919-icon_police:

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If anything.... a street legal 'tard is gonna get you in more trouble with the law. :809028-ridin:

Which KTM are you looking at getting? The prob with the YZF is its only a 4 speed. Maybe get a WRF? You'll get the bigger tank and better ratio'd gearbox, too. It might be easier to convert to a street legal bike since it already has a lighting coil, etc. You could also do a MXC or EXC KTM model and do the same thing.
 

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Yeah - riding a 'tard on the streets will be an excercise in self control - wheelies and stoppies are way too easy :crazy: But on the plus side the cruising speeds on backroads are not in 'go to jail' territory.

It's a tradeoff with bikes - the woods bikes are easier for the lights and 6 speeds and sometimes the magic button, but they wimp out on engine and suspension.

I went with the SMC because I got it used for a good deal and it has both dirt and street setups from the factory. I'm dealing with the lighting issue, and I'll just put up with 4 speeds and kickstarting.
 

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The EXC would be an excellent starter for a street motard. Decent lighting coil, wide ratio transmission, and a title that doesn't usually say "off-road only". If you must go Yamaha the WR450F is still a pretty good choice. But the KTM can go up to 525 :waytogo: Then again, if you really want a streetable motard you might want to look at the LC4 motored KTMs. The 620, 625, etc. They're not quite as high strung as the RFS(400/450/525).
 

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that is sweet. Maybe that is the way to go. I can get a WR for cheap too. We shall see what happens in the next couple months. My birthday is coming up :808922-fiddy:
 
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