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kidwoo

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Riding a bunch of desert wash and rocky singletrack we got about 2hrs out of a redshift just fyi. Doesn't seem like a viable option for travel IMO.


used dual sport-ish bikes are all over though. Hope you find something good!

Im kind of sort of looking for something similar for some desert camping.
 
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kidwoo

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I have been told unless it has a plate on it when bought, it's unlikely to get one on. I don't even have DEQ in town. :rofl:

The Honda is an ECU and exhaust, so like $2k on top of a $10k bike. I'd rather have a Redshift for $12k.
 

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
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sunringlerider

Turbo Monkey
Oct 30, 2006
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Corn Fields of Indiana
I got one when I turned 45, by far the best thing I did in my 40s. Been on the MTB for over 35 hrs and the moto now for 8. I've learned a lot from the moto and how it applies to the MTB. The transfer to the MTB has been good and it keeps me learning technique. Hard Enduro is awesome, just take it in chunks and practice. It applies to MTB climbing tech hella, as well as dh. It teaches you to relax and understand line choice better than typical singletrack. I live within an easy mornings drive to all 3 of Idaho's eco-zones so I'd be a fool to not moto the best riding in the country.
I hear dat. I think the mtb skill set is a perfect transfer to moto. Personally I’m a lifer but recently got my 53 year old chiropractor, who has ridden mtb all of his life, into wood/xc/enduro moto. It took him about 6 months but he can hang with most of us.
Moto is how I get my DH fix in between trips.
 

dump

Turbo Monkey
Oct 12, 2001
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Are there any viable electric motos out there? The redshift are all second hand and unsupported now right?
 

sunringlerider

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Oct 30, 2006
3,768
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Corn Fields of Indiana
whats the story with zero @sunringlerider?
They have been around a while and I’ve read about them. Seem to be pretty cool bikes, but they are more asphalt bikes than I am into so I really can’t say much about them.

I guess I’m a puss or something, I have never been able to convince myself that street riding is a good idea. I drive a lot for work and seeing the mindless drivers that are on the road, it honestly scares the shit out of me to think of riding on the road.
 

MikeD

Leader and Demogogue of the Ridemonkey Satinists
Oct 26, 2001
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Started riding in earnest when I was living in India. The US roads scare me a lot more, but it doesn't stop me from riding there.
 

kidwoo

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Are there any viable electric motos out there? The redshift are all second hand and unsupported now right?
define viable

The redshift is completely viable for 30min moto races or a few hours of trail riding. Everything else that falls into that category is much more underpowered

And yeah people are selling them for new price still. KTM freeride seems the closest to a real bike for its intended purpose (which isn't that demanding)
 
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MonkeyGut

Monkey
Dec 8, 2006
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Anybody twisting throttle yet? I figure I am about 3 weeks out and need to do the top end, new tires, seals, etc. Looking forward to getting back on it!
 

OGRipper

back alley ripper
Feb 3, 2004
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Still on the program of short trips in and around town and occasional twisty missions. Working from home has meant a lot less commuting. My moto riding is pretty much all pavement. I'd like to pick up a plated dirt bike at some point but it's not a huge priority for me.
 

jimmydean

The Official Meat of Ridemonkey
Sep 10, 2001
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As much as I wanted a cruiser, it looks like a plated supermoto with a set of dirt wheels are what I'll get.

An e street bike might still be in the very near future. But a 450cc trouble machine seems like the best option once I sell the Vette.
 

gonefirefightin

free wieners
Last year I did about 3700 miles on the BMW through 8 states, so fucking rad.

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This year I put a seat concepts touring seat, 5 gallon tank and rackless luggage on the KTM 500 in plans for some back country discovery routes this summer.

Both KTM's got new tubes, tires, and grips this yr as well
 

gonefirefightin

free wieners
The current “Running condition” fleet

2019 BMW GSA

This bike is probably the most fun and most used up to now, also been the most I have ever been pulled over on a single bike.


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2019 KTM 500 EXC-f (right)

2021 KTM 350 EXC-f (left)


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Honda ST 1300



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Tenere’ 700


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2018 Street glide special

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2008 Buell ulysses

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My project bikes are a whole other mess. and bikes I have sold is a list too long