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Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike


    I mean, it’s no KDX, but it’s probably still fun I suppose...

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    Love it when stories have happy endings

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    The bike looks so clean compared to your truck.

    Sweet bike!!!

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    The bike looks so clean compared to your truck.

    Sweet bike!!!
    Dirt road I live on keeps everything dirty

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    So I think the moral of this story is


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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    Awesome

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmycapp View Post
    Awesome
    This is all your fault! First reply to the thread lol

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    You won’t regret it. Congrats

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    Not interested in a DRZ.

    I would lean more toward a dirtbike thats street legal than a true dual sport. I dont ride on the street much, but it would be nice to go on a cruise every now and then to scratch the itch. Id take it to work a lot which is like 15 miles.
    it's also nice to get where yer gonna ride without trucking/trailering and leaving a vehicle unattended

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    Fuck yeah. The envy is strong in me.

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    congrats, man. nice score

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    No first ride report?

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    congrats, man. nice score
    I looked at the Beta 500 a little, it looks SO much better, but ultimately went with the KTM. I really like Betas a lot though.

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    Quote Originally Posted by boosten lebaron View Post
    No first ride report?
    Lol, I have about 10 miles on it now. The gauges didn't work at first, but I looked around and found a plug disconnected and after I plugged it in the gauges now work.

    I do need to set the sag, but man does it ride nice! I took it easy for a little bit, but the few times I got on it I was really impressed with the power!! The Honda 450L or whatever it is I rode was a little underwhelming when it came to power, but not this thing! You don't need to pop the clutch or yank at all to get the front tire up, even leaning forward it will wheelie on dirt pretty easy. Its pretty muddy already as the ground is very soft here (we still have a little snow).

    I have had the CEL come on like 3 times now, but it has been when I am chugging along at 4mph for extended periods because my 6 year old was riding with me on his KDX50. These are supposed to be pretty lean from the factory so I hope its just a combo of slowspeed running hot at like idle. I turn the key off and back on and it goes out. Ill keep an eye on it for sure.

    It is crazy light at 240 lbs!!!

    Ordered an Acerbis skid plate today.

    Haven't found any mirrors I like yet. I was hoping for bar end, but I think that might be a bad idea off road.

    Super happy with it though, no buyers remorse at all.

    Only think I don't like, is that the gauge is tiny/a joke, and it is pretty bland/boring looking. I wish the frame was orange like the 6 days edition. The grey plastic is bland, and there's a tiny KTM logo, and a tiny 500 logo. Its just not super exciting to look at.

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    Buddy has an orange frame on his 1290 Super Adventure R. After a year of riding it's pretty ugly with all the scuff marks, dings and dirt.

    A dark frame might not be great to look at, but it almost always looks clean.

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    I’ve used the Bikemaster and Ken Sean folding mirrors on previous bikes. Will probably get a pair for the DR650 too.
    Once you figure out how to get them adjusted right, their visibility is pretty good and they fold out of the way pretty easily if you’re going off-road. Supposedly there’s no-name ones that are cheaper but shittier quality.
    The Doubletake mirrors are the way to go if you want to spend more money on indestructible ones.

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    Quote Originally Posted by xrocket21 View Post
    I looked at the Beta 500 a little, it looks SO much better, but ultimately went with the KTM. I really like Betas a lot though.
    yeah, the 500 is supposed to be a sweet bike ... but wouldn't recommend the chassis for a taller/bigger rider like yourself, they are low and better suited to average height and down.

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    Sweeeeet. Set the sag if you haven’t . Probably need bigger springs at some point.

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmycapp View Post
    Sweeeeet. Set the sag if you haven’t . Probably need bigger springs at some point.
    I just got around to adjusting the levers tonight, throttle tube was less than finger tight to the bars....

    I do need to do the sag next, they told me 2.5". It's gonna need some turns to get to that...

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    jealous, i'm dying to twist wrist !

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    Yea. Check the book. It will have all the recommended settings. I never listen to the dealers.

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    Actually. My old 300 doesn’t tell sag in manual. 1290 does. Here is what factory connection recommended. 120mm though that’s non linkage rear shock. Check their website.

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    Well mine is non linkage too

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    Re: Bouncing around the idea of selling the RC51 and getting a plated dirtbike

    My little riding buddy


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