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  1. #901
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    Welcome to the forum Queso. The dark side is where it is. Hope you have a speedy recovery and get that braap mobile.

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    Default New member/drz400sm

    My name is Kyegar (kiger) I'm from Washington and i have a 2009 drz400sm. Ive always read around on forums but never posted anything, so here's my first post! I have an STI also (hence my username) and this is my third supermoto. My first one was a 2003 crf450, and then a 2006 drz400sm, and now this 2009 drz400sm. I have done a few mods to it, mostly cosmetic but i will post a picture. Maybe when i know how to use forums better, i will post a build thread of my bike!
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    Default New to Supermoto

    Hi everyone, my name is Chris, I live in Bath, Maine, I recently bought a 2013 CRF250L and a set of supermoto wheels. I'm really looking forward to turning the bike into a full supermoto, but I recently found out the wheels I bought are for a KLX. Cheers

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    you to be from Europe to end with cheers

  6. #905
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    Default Just Became a Member ( Michigan rider)

    Asuhh my fellow supermoto junkies! My name is jake and ive been shredding dirtbikes sense i was 4 years old. Figured why not step it up a notch and see what dirtbikes are like on the streets. Went ahead and picked up a 2012 WR450 supermoto. Im from Michigan and love fall riding, from the livingston/ gennesse county area (hmu if your local) Love the bike and couldnt be happier with it, a bit of a hog weighing 250lbs but thats what happens when you add the bells and whistles lol Ive always loved this site, its been very helpful in figuring out problems and there have been a few times where my input could have helped so i became a member. I look forward to meeting all the sumo bros and helping out the community. Stay safe and Love riding!

    -SumoBeast

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    Default New Sumo Birmingham, AL

    I just converted my 2013 KTM 690 Enduro to the supermoto setup and man what a blast it is to ride! Looking forward to tearing up some twisties this fall!


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    New poster from stl

    I have a WR250R and my woman has a CRF250L

    Looking forward to learning more about supermoto setups and riding!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brand X View Post
    My name is frank I am brand x. I'm a noob to sumo but have been riding mc's for about 34 years including my starter briggs & straton mini, yea I was lucky I had a cool dad that rode and still does at 71. I have had around 21 different mc's (thanks pop) I have ridin dirt, superbikes, touring, drag raced, and now sumo. I love mc's of all sorts I own at this time a ktm 625 smc, harley shovel head ridgid frame handshift, sporster chopper project and am days away from purchasing a hayabusa. $ the only reason I don't have hundreds of bikes. One other cool toy is a 2 door sedan model ford I'm building with blown 454 it's chopped 7.658". I live in Spring Tx. and I'm a welder/fabricator by trade. Oh yea have a king cobra 50 hanging up was my sons race bike. I'm new at this forum stuff so hope that's cool.
    Hey brother... I'm from Midland Texas.. I think spring may be relatively close to midland.. Wouldn't mind meeting up with some smj's.. I'm a tech at pro Moto garage here in Midland we service and build dirt street toys bikes quads utvs.. Everything so I'm really looking forward to meeting new people worldwide as well as in my state....

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    Well guys.. My name's weslee. I'm 23 I'm new to super Moto but have been riding my whole life.. I grew up on 3wheelers I had a 85 200x a 86 350x and a 86 Kawasaki tecate250 also had a cr500 a quadzilla and other goodies.. My most recent riding toys have been street.. Cbr919 cbr1000 r6 ninja500 and 2 katanas.. I just bought a 2003 crf450r for 600$ at my shop... The crank is going out in it and he didn't wanna pay to fix it so I swooped in for the kill * don't judge me * I originally had intention of just fixing and flipping but my boss owns a factory Ktm.. Smr. 450 2006 model in mint condition and its super trick.. I had to have one.. Now I'm hooked.. My bike currently is still dirt from but I'm searching the webs for parts and I want the best most affordable parts as I'm working on a tech budget lol.. Anyways I love in Midland tx.. Work at pro Moto garage * check us out on Facebook * and look forward to meeting the sweet awesomeness of people that is the super Moto junkies!!! Please do not hesitate to ask me any mechanical problems or suspension problems as I am a licensed parts dealer and have a factory ktm rider who works as a tech at our shop now.. He knows his suspension set ups and dial anything in for anybody.. I look forward to giving feedback as much as I look forward to receiving it.. Thanks for the invested and the warm welcomes.. And now for the moment you have all been waiting for.... The picture 😎

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    Default Me

    Hey everyone my names John, I am new to the supermoto craze and even still new to motorcycles in general. My first bike was my senior project. I bought a broken down 2011 CBR250R and fixed it up and made it something unique and fun. I took the fairings off the bike and converted it into somewhat of a streetfighter and I stickerbombed the tank. Don't get me wrong I love the 250 but after almost a year of owning it I'm ready to upgrade to something a little stronger, and thats where supermoto comes in. I sat thinking a long time about what my next bike would be, I considered a superbike but I just couldn't how uncomfortable they were and how much power they had and I knew if I got one I'd abuse the power. Cruisers were never really an option for me because I just didn't like the aesthetic or feel of them, and no matter how much I wanted to I just couldn't get myself to jump on the super naked wagon. So I was in trouble trying to figure out what kind of bike I wanted to upgrade to. Something unique, cool, reasonably powerful, and above all just fuckin fun. Then I learned about supermotos. I was hooked as soon as I learned of them, whats not to like? A torquey, fast bike, thats upright and can be taken offroad with the switch of your tires??? Not to mention they just look badass. So here I am, a CBR250R owner looking for the right sumo for me and that's who I am! I'm excited to be a part of the community and can't wait to find a supermoto of my own

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    Welcome to the dark side John. You won't regret it.

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    Hey john. Where you from man? Or more importantly where are you now? I'm currently looking for super Moto riders to ride with in the west Texas area

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    Quote Originally Posted by wesleelamarhein View Post
    Hey john. Where you from man? Or more importantly where are you now? I'm currently looking for super Moto riders to ride with in the west Texas area

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    Hey Man I'd love to ride but I live in NC right now

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    Hi everyone, another John here, I live in Auckland, New Zealand. Motorcycles have been a fair part of my life, I currently have 4 bikes, 04 Buell Firebolt XB12R, 2015 WR450F, 06 WR250F, and a Chinese/Korean 90cc scooter. done a fair bit of road and offroad riding over the years. always wanted to try the super moto thing, so when the opportunity to buy the WR450 came along I jumped, I bought with the intention of converting to a motard and use it to commute to work, loving it, but there still somethings I need advice on.
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    Welcome to the dark side John. I think the old dudes are now out numbering the young fooks. Lets start a movement.

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    dratz :/

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    Hello from Las Vegas Nevada... looking at 2004 KTM 525 EXC... supposed to have a Baja Designs coil upgrade. Desert tank too. I know this is a sumo site but I was looking at 70/30 as I have easy access to desert to explore.

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    Ave 1969, welcome to the forum. It sucks being in the middle of the desert. Nothing to do but ride ride ride, that is when its not 110 degrees plus. I'm always looking out for a good 525 that's not priced like it was new. Contrary to popular beliefs, KTM's do depreciate like all things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydstrans View Post
    Ave 1969, welcome to the forum. It sucks being in the middle of the desert. Nothing to do but ride ride ride, that is when its not 110 degrees plus. I'm always looking out for a good 525 that's not priced like it was new. Contrary to popular beliefs, KTM's do depreciate like all things.
    Thanks.
    I started a thread about the KTM I found. http://supermotojunkie.com/showthrea...-crazy-KTM-525

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    I'm David 23. Live in clarksville TN. Moved here bout 6 months ago from Colorado. Rode dirt my hole life on 2 strokes. After moving to TN I found the dirt scene out here sucked so I decided to buy a sumo since I was familiar with dirtbikes. Bought a 06 WR450 supermoto and have loved every minute of it mostly on one wheel. Been reading lots of forums from the time I decided to buy one until now and decided to join and post some stuff and my bikes recently developed some problems I cant seem to fix and wanted to get some advice.

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    Welcome to the forum David, enjoy.

  23. #922
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    Default Hello!

    Hey everyone! Just stopping by to say hi.

    This forum has helped me in scoring a '09 KLX250SF already upgraded to a 365 so, thank you!

    Don't mean to step on anyone's toes but basically I'm left with cosmetic mods. Just added new, shorter mirrors, and also did the tail light/fender eliminator; stock blinkers will be replaced soon.

    Next is graphics – gotta remove those numbers (250) and replace with the real thing.

    Looking forward to chat with the SMJ folks!

    Happy 2017!


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    Welcome to the forum, Louie. Nice bike.

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    Welcome Louie.... I found the same bike for sale locally...

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    Default New here

    Yo, just bagged a 17 husky 701SM up here in Wisconsin. Its my first new bike after buying many used ones from clist. First love was MX then I decided to go motard. Not a racer or a pro, just love to twist throttle. I try to wrench on what I can, but leave most the work to the techs. When I'm not riding I'm skydiving.

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    Default Hello

    Hello all,
    My name is Dave and I live in Southern California. I recently bought a new 2016 DRZ400SM. I've been riding for over 40 years and have raced MX and road for many years. I also have a KTM Duke, a 79 Yamaha RD400F, and an 04 Triumph Thruxton. I've been heavily into the Cafe Racer scene for 30 years and recently got tired of clip ons and decided I need more wheelies in my life. I have spent the last 32 years in the US Army and recently retired. Love all bikes but my roots are in Motocross. Th
    anks for listening to a Sumo Grandpa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojacker View Post
    Hello all,
    My name is Dave and I live in Southern California. I recently bought a new 2016 DRZ400SM. I've been riding for over 40 years and have raced MX and road for many years. I also have a KTM Duke, a 79 Yamaha RD400F, and an 04 Triumph Thruxton. I've been heavily into the Cafe Racer scene for 30 years and recently got tired of clip ons and decided I need more wheelies in my life. I have spent the last 32 years in the US Army and recently retired. Love all bikes but my roots are in Motocross. Th
    anks for listening to a Sumo Grandpa.
    Yay, another old fart to join the dark side, welcome. I'll forgive you for the misguided Army years.

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    What's up guys. Names Jay. Coming from San Francisco CA. Have had many Enduro's and Supermotos. The last two, DR650 Supermoto conv. And currently a KTM 690 Enduro's R. Don't know if I'm an old guy. I'm definitely not young. Been riding since 4 years old and stay mostly on the back tire. IG onewheelmotion_sd_jdogg.

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    Default wanna get in the seat

    Hi brothers
    Been riding 43 years on and off from FS1E to current Tiger XR and competition from trials (Montessa), Motoball (Triumph cub), mx (Maico 440, Suz RM 250) and track days, but my love is SM and always has been from seeing +30 yrs ago Kenny Roberts snr doing stuff on tarmac that has always caught my love and imagination, sliding large road bikes around circuits at 100+mph just blew me away.
    This is my first ever, ever forum and the only reason is the maturity and level of information you guys share (credit where do)

    I'm an Aerospace Chief Engineer and father of 4 and commute with the Tiger XR and as I have some unused tarmac and green lanes nearby looking to get first SM style with low seat, low maintenance, street legal and nice and light to have some fun. A bit nervous about trashing the XR as expect to drop it and slide about - watch out Kenny !
    Probably a bit old for all of this but the passion is there and still fit enough to put leathers on and have ago Thanks guys x

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    We are never too old to "back it in".

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    Hello Everyone,
    My name is Josh, I'm 16 and parents won't allow me to ride, but ill be getting a supermoto as soon as possible

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    Cool Hello Everyone!

    Hello Everyone!

    My name is Ryan, I am 26 years old and I have been riding motorcycles for the last 20 or so of them. I have always found myself browsing this page for quite some time and figured it was time i joined.

    I just picked up a 2017 DRZ400sm, currently in my living room lol. I also have a 1999 YZ400 that i converted a number of years ago and it still continues to take a beating

    Thanks for the opportunity to say hi!

    -Ryan
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    Welcome to the forum smiteets, enjoy.

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