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Offline DustySprocket

Re: Recommendation on a street legal "plastic" - smaller than KTM 500
« Reply #40 on: February 10, 2020, 06:38:52 pm »
Hi All,

Thanx for all the responses.

See some guys are quite brand loyal and will not look left or right - that's life.

From the feedback, as well as conversing with various plastic riders, it seems that the orange brand is quite highly regarded.

So the Million $$$ question. Looking @ used. What is considered fair mileage / hrs to not end up with a garage queen or a bike that leave you high and dry in the middle of Dewildt?
 

Offline sidetrack

Re: Recommendation on a street legal "plastic" - smaller than KTM 500
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2020, 08:00:45 pm »
I wont go far past 200 hours unless you know the bike had an "easy life" then you will have plenty left before a rebuild. I have read of 500 hours on a KTM500 and it's still running well.
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Offline AdventureBoy

Re: Recommendation on a street legal "plastic" - smaller than KTM 500
« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2020, 08:13:47 pm »
I did a ride last weekend and there were two guys on Husky 501's. That seemed to me to be the prefect bike that I was looking at. Seems light and has good engine and suspension for what I am looking for. Range a bit of a problem, but I am sure that can be resolved. Unfortunately I did not know the guys well enough to give the bikes a test ride. They did not look that comfortable for tar riding for any length of time.
 
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