Best Dual Sport? - Club700XX - Honda TRX700XX Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 Old 02-17-2012, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
yama450yfz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 245
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Best Dual Sport?

Just looking to get a dual sport, wanted to see what everyone recommends on here.

Live to Ride Ride to Live
yama450yfz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 02-17-2012, 04:43 PM
Senior Member
 
JBGILL06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 192
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My dad and I ride dual sports, oldies but goodies. A 1986 Honda XL600 and a 1989 Yamaha XT600. They're both his, but I found the yammy for him so I ride that, lol. When it comes to dual sports, you have to think about if you are actually going to ride it off road, or if you just want a dirtbike style motorcycle to ride primarily on the street. We ride a lot of dirt roads, so our biked are perfect. Older bikes with big bore singles are wicked fun hammerin down back roads. If I had the money though, I would try and find either an XR650R, or a KTM 520 and convert them for street riding. What model dual sport are you looking into?

2008 Honda TRX700XX
*Curtis Sparks X-6 Full Exhaust
*Power Commander V
*Pro Design Air Filter
*Elka Stage One Shocks
*Pro Taper Evo Bars
*Trail Tech Big Bar Clamp
*MSR Clutch Perch
*Powermadd Handguards
*ODI Rogue Grips
*IMS 5gal Tank
*Pro Armor XC Bumper
*PRM Full Skid Plates
*Maxxis Razr II Tires
*ITP Aluminum Rims

2007 Honda Rincon GPScape


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
JBGILL06 is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 02-17-2012, 05:18 PM
 
Red-N-BlackXX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: E.Kentucky
Posts: 3,184
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ktm!
Red-N-BlackXX is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 Old 02-18-2012, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
yama450yfz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 245
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was thinking DRZ400 as I mainly want to be able to just ride out to the local trails from my house without having to hook up my 16ft trailer every time. I wan't what ever I get to be manageable but still have a little bit of power to it. I'm 5'9" 155lbs so I think the xr650 will be a bit much for me to muscle on the trails.

Live to Ride Ride to Live
yama450yfz is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 02-18-2012, 01:42 PM
Senior Member
 
JBGILL06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 192
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by yama450yfz View Post
I was thinking DRZ400 as I mainly want to be able to just ride out to the local trails from my house without having to hook up my 16ft trailer every time. I wan't what ever I get to be manageable but still have a little bit of power to it. I'm 5'9" 155lbs so I think the xr650 will be a bit much for me to muscle on the trails.
I know what you mean. My dads bikes seem kind of heavy riding them, and they probably weigh around 330lbs, maybe a little more. The DRZ400 is an excellent motor, peppy and strong. I had the Z400 ATV and never had a problem with the motor on it. You could try and look for the DRZ400SM, the super moto version. It came with better front suspension, I beleive they were the same forks that the RM250 2stroke dirtbike had. Swap the street only tires out for some on/off road meats and it'll be a nice ripper.

2008 Honda TRX700XX
*Curtis Sparks X-6 Full Exhaust
*Power Commander V
*Pro Design Air Filter
*Elka Stage One Shocks
*Pro Taper Evo Bars
*Trail Tech Big Bar Clamp
*MSR Clutch Perch
*Powermadd Handguards
*ODI Rogue Grips
*IMS 5gal Tank
*Pro Armor XC Bumper
*PRM Full Skid Plates
*Maxxis Razr II Tires
*ITP Aluminum Rims

2007 Honda Rincon GPScape


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
JBGILL06 is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 02-18-2012, 02:48 PM
 
Red-N-BlackXX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: E.Kentucky
Posts: 3,184
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The Dizzer is a heavy bike for woods riding. I like the WR250r too
Red-N-BlackXX is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 02-18-2012, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
yama450yfz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 245
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I thought the wr250r was sweet but I wasn't sure as it comes prepped for the street, if I would have to change the suspension to work on the dirt. Won't be jumping or anything but will spend 90% of time on the trail.

Live to Ride Ride to Live
yama450yfz is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 02-25-2012, 08:19 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 48
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
drz400
ulfheonar is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 02-28-2012, 05:19 PM
 
crwh45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 2,189
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to crwh45
I would try to get a XR400 if you are looking for trails. I sold mine, but it was amazing riding down the road and then into the woods. Just want to get the inverted forks, as they are better handling on whatever you get. I have a XR650L still, and its a blast on old dirt roads, but I hardly take it in the woods as it's a monster LOL. Im not too familiar with the drz400's, but I know that if you get a bike with the same engine quads have, especially the 400's, they are very reputable and parts are everywhere. Big thing to think about with whatever you get is tire combinations, how much percentage road and not. Trust me, if it is registered, you definately want road legal tires on there if you ride in towns or anything, as cops can and will check, I've had a few tickets LOL.

2008 700xx; Power Bomb header with power core 4 exhaust, Power Programmer III, pro armor nerfs, prm products control front and rear bumpers and full skid, 10" ITP rears, ITP Baja's fronts, RZR 2's all the way around, Uni filter, 13t sprocket, CCP steering Damper, DS450 shock swap, Dual Gasser Throttle, bar risers and Moose barkBusters. 730XX kit plus other engine mods!
crwh45 is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 02-28-2012, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
yama450yfz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 245
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
KTM 690 and I'm d

Live to Ride Ride to Live
yama450yfz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Club700XX - Honda TRX700XX Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome