Anyone here ride a dual sport to work?

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12/17/2018 9:48 PM

Wasn’t really sure what section to put this topic in, but what the hell..... I have a short drive to work everyday, and being I’m in a VERY rural area, I can take dirt roads all but 1/2 mile to my shop. Driving home the other day, I thought , “why the hell are you driving this route?” It’s twisty, relatively flat, but looked fun on two wheels for certain. Any of you guys ride to work daily? Obviously, weather permitting, I live just two miles from the the interstate if conditions were too unbearable. But dualsport bikes I know nothing about, and kinda sounds like fun! Just wanted to hear from you guys if it’s something you do for input. Already looking at a Suzuki, so bash away......
PS.... Dirt roads here a rocky, so a Motard bike won’t cut it......
Thanks guys!

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12/17/2018 10:04 PM

I only had a dual sport through a few very cold winters lol it can be done in all weather. I’ll never forgot stopping frequently to get some feeling back in my hands using the exhaust. I definitely miss having 5-6$ in fuel cost for an entire week though!

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12/17/2018 10:35 PM

I commuted to/from TWMX for a while on a DR-Z400. Not the most ideal freeway commuter.

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12/17/2018 10:41 PM

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I ride my Rally to work. Man is it ever fun to hit some random trails on the way home after a rough day.
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12/18/2018 2:57 AM

500EXCF - Most fun you can legally have on the street.

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12/18/2018 6:21 AM

loved riding my buddies 2012 KTM 690 enduro on the road but it was kind of big for single track here in PA. Always wondered how the 300 2 stroke would be tho....

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

12/18/2018 6:40 AM
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I have an FX350 I put a Tusk kit on. I love being able to ride on the streets plus it's still better on the track than my 2104 YZ205F. Photo

Front turn signals could have been in the hand guards but I stuck with the stock handguards since the headlight has the turn signals built in.

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12/18/2018 7:31 AM

Definitely. So dang fun.

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12/18/2018 7:36 AM

Dual sports are a blast on back/side/off roads but if you ever have to get on a interstate you will wish it weighed 300ibs more. It sounds perfect for what you are wanting to do. Also bigger is better on the streets

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12/18/2018 7:39 AM

I ride my DR-Z400 on mostly gravel roads on the way to work. Love sliding it sideways on the curviest road I can find but you better leave early to get to work on time.

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12/18/2018 7:54 AM

2 wheel drive Ural Gear Up. My only vehicle for almost 5 years. Ride it year round. Coldest I rode was 19 degrees below zero. Goes great in 10 inches of snow. Almost the most fun you can have on a motorcycle. Can't get pics to load, error message?

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Anyone but Ralph!

12/18/2018 8:04 AM

Yep. Have had a DRZ400 for 14 years. Commute to work, off roading, adv trips. It does everything aside from MX. Photo

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12/18/2018 8:09 AM

bodean123 wrote:

500EXCF - Most fun you can legally have on the street.

I have one, but it’s hardly fun on the street.

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12/18/2018 8:18 AM

I have an 18 KLX 250 that I just bought back in May. It's my first street legal bike so still some what cautious on roads. I don't take it on the highways (not that it really has the balls to comfortably go there anyway) but I live in a heavily wooded area and take back roads to work during the riding season. I absolutely love it, just haven't been able to bring myself to take it off road just yet. she's still too new and pretty haha. not to mention the lack of legal off road areas to ride here.

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12/18/2018 10:38 AM

I did for a couple of years on a CRF 450x. I highly recommend it. I now drive a company vehicle so I sold the dual sport, but I miss it.

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12/18/2018 11:18 AM

I have an older KTM 450 EXC that I ride to work some days. When it warms up and deer season ends, I'm hoping to find more fun dirt roads.

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12/18/2018 11:19 AM

Thanks for all the replies! Sounds like a blast, even caught myself looking for trails this morning on my way to work today ?

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12/18/2018 11:35 AM

bodean123 wrote:

500EXCF - Most fun you can legally have on the street.

langhammx wrote:

I have one, but it’s hardly fun on the street.

Different strokes I guess?

You can’t slap the grin off my face...

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12/18/2018 11:46 AM

Wife’s FE250 and my 500.

We think they’re great for exploring small towns and back roads.

You definitely don’t want to spend to much time on the highway though.

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12/18/2018 12:22 PM

Rode mine to work all the time,son even raced it in the Northeast 24 hour challenge this year with it and overall the Ironman on it
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12/18/2018 1:26 PM

I don’t ride it to work, but I love having a dual sport. Here’s a pic of my tagged 450X.

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12/18/2018 1:26 PM

bodean123 wrote:

500EXCF - Most fun you can legally have on the street.

What kind of mileage do you get going around town on it?

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12/18/2018 1:53 PM

I have a 300XC that I drive to work quite a bit in the summer. It is awesome. Photo

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12/18/2018 2:00 PM

My wife rides to work on her XT250 quite a bit when it's warmer. 15 miles one way. She backroads it cause the XT is not freeway friendly by any means. I hit 73mph one time on it, downhill tucked in with a tail wind. Cool round town cruiser but not good at all for high speed commutes.


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12/18/2018 2:05 PM

bodean123 wrote:

500EXCF - Most fun you can legally have on the street.

LungButter wrote:

What kind of mileage do you get going around town on it?

I have no idea to be honest.

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12/18/2018 3:42 PM
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I have a WR250X. Only 29 hp but it gets the job done pretty much everywhere. Long highways rides are not fun but do-able. The manual says you should check the valves every 26,600 miles! I'm about to the reach that mark and haven't had any issues with it. I only changed tires, grips, chain, sprockets brake pads. Oil every 3000 miles... Extremely reliable and very little maintenance.
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12/18/2018 3:48 PM

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man who runs in front of bus gets tired. man who runs behind bus gets exhausted

12/18/2018 4:00 PM

BobPA wrote:

I have a 300XC that I drive to work quite a bit in the summer. It is awesome. Photo

I used to have a street legal 2-stroke also I think it was responsible for giving a lot of cops whiplash sure did catch their attention

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12/18/2018 4:01 PM

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With 75 degree winters here in AZ it's a no brainer. I run through tires like crazy though..
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12/18/2018 4:06 PM

Just moved and can literally ride trails all the way to work. Been wanting to get a dual sport, just can't right this minute. The second we can do it, I'll be on my way to pick up a Husky 501

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