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YOOO. Whats up guys? Im a new user, and Ive decided to switch over to the world of BRAAAAAAAAAAP from my zx6r haha. (Im TheAK47s, the "semi-famous" motovlogger on YouTube.. www.youtube.com/user/theak47s )
I still have fun with my ZX6r, but I feel like if I keep it, Im going to end up killing myself going 140-150 topping out down the highway or going to jail with a massive speeding ticket and a repo order for my bike lol...
So I tried out my friends 2013 DRZ400sm (bunch of mods) for about an hour, and I loved it...Im going to put my ZX6r up for sale on craigslist, and I'm looking for a supermoto semi-around my location. I FOUND A BUNCH (listed below)...and idk which ones are the best. I would like to stick with the KTM 625, the DRZ400 (most likely put an exhaust, flat side carb and a big bore on it etc.), or the wr450 but I have a few rules and guidelines.

1. I want it to have good power, NO 250s.. I want to be able to still ride like hell, and I want to learn wheelies!!! (yes, I know you can wheelie a 250...still dont want one.)
2. I dont want a race supermoto that requires alot of maintenance, hence the DRZ and the LC4 KTM's
3. Id like it to be around 5 grand or under so I can do taxes, parts, and get some different gear with leftover money from selling my zx6r
4. I will be doing mainly road and offroad, but no racing (yet...that comes way later with an actual race sumo)
5. I would like it to be Relatively new...mostly 2005 or newer..

Here are ones that Ive found just to give you guys ideas. (let me know what you guys are thinking!) Thanks so much!

http://austin.listlux.com/a,54,617438,06-DRZ400sm-Supermoto----3500-Austin.htm

http://collegestation.semesh.com/a,54,1037129,--2005-KTM-625-SMC-----4800.htm

http://austin.listlux.com/a,54,554177,Heavily-modded-drz-supermoto-for-trade-Georgetown.htm

http://houston.semesh.com/a,54,1186629,2009-DRZ400SM----5000-Spring.htm

http://austin.listlux.com/a,54,765660,DRZ-440-Supermoto----4200-Dallas.htm

http://us.yakaz.com/posts/00091n6o7qfkbrfu

http://www.reachoo.com/ads/152705192?utm_source=yakaz

http://sanantonio.semesh.com/a,54,1350953,--KTM-690----5200-Garden-Ridge.htm

http://austin.listlux.com/a,54,414472,2009-DRZ400SM----4500-San-Marcos.htm

http://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/3922446481.html

http://killeen.craigslist.org/mcy/3964059453.html

http://austin.listlux.com/a,54,478403,Black-Yamaha-WR450-Supermoto----3800-N-Austin.htm

http://austin.listlux.com/a,54,320069,08-drz-400-sm-supermoto----5000-cedar-park.htm

http://austin.listlux.com/a,54,571501,2005-Suzuki-DRZ400SM-SUPERMOTO----3750--North-Austin.htm
 

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Glad to see you come to the dark side. lol. I seen you on loudanddaves bike a few days ago on YouTube. I think you'll love it. Good luck on the search.
 

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Glad to see you come to the dark side. lol. I seen you on loudanddaves bike a few days ago on YouTube. I think you'll love it. Good luck on the search.
Thanks dude! and yup that was me haha
 

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Hi AK! Welcome to SMJ! It's great to see you joining the dark side! You can't go wrong with a DRZ. They're oodles of fun and super reliable! Be patient and you'll find your perfect bike. I'll browse through these ads and let you know if there's one that I would/could recommend!

Oh, and I look forward to watching a future YouTube vid of yours titled something like "New Bike Reveal !!" It's about time ;)
 

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Hi AK! Welcome to SMJ! It's great to see you joining the dark side! You can't go wrong with a DRZ. They're oodles of fun and super reliable! Be patient and you'll find your perfect bike. I'll browse through these ads and let you know if there's one that I would/could recommend!

Oh, and I look forward to watching a future YouTube vid of yours titled something like "New Bike Reveal !!" It's about time ;)
haha. well thanks man! I appreciate it!
 

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Being a former 625 smc owner I'll drop my $.02 fwiw.

I had a few sportbikes...including two zx6s (one street and one track). I ended up with a wr426 and the sportbikes began to be ridden less and less. After I began riding the 426 non stop I felt the need for a larger supermoto for longer rides/trips. That is where the 625 entered the picture. The 625 was a great bike and definitely one of a kind. However, it just couldn't compare to the light, nimble, and explosive power WR. Over time the 625 began to become more like my former two zx6s...sitting more than being ridden.

The wr is engineered to be a street legal/ridden machine. That means low maintenance. This also means that all you need to be street legal are a headlight switch, brake switch, and a mirror. You can easily convert a wr for less than $200...$100 if you're trying to pinch your pennies lol.

My opinion on the drz is you'll spend a lot of $$$ just to come up short on wr performance and power with the weight of the 625.
 

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Being a former 625 smc owner I'll drop my $.02 fwiw.

I had a few sportbikes...including two zx6s (one street and one track). I ended up with a wr426 and the sportbikes began to be ridden less and less. After I began riding the 426 non stop I felt the need for a larger supermoto for longer rides/trips. That is where the 625 entered the picture. The 625 was a great bike and definitely one of a kind. However, it just couldn't compare to the light, nimble, and explosive power WR. Over time the 625 began to become more like my former two zx6s...sitting more than being ridden.

The wr is engineered to be a street legal/ridden machine. That means low maintenance. This also means that all you need to be street legal are a headlight switch, brake switch, and a mirror. You can easily convert a wr for less than $200...$100 if you're trying to pinch your pennies lol.

My opinion on the drz is you'll spend a lot of $$$ just to come up short on wr performance and power with the weight of the 625.
VERY VERY informative. thanks a bunch man. There was a WR450 in one of those links that i posted, how does that look? I believe its an 03 with an 04 engine
 

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Being a former 625 smc owner I'll drop my $.02 fwiw.

I had a few sportbikes...including two zx6s (one street and one track). I ended up with a wr426 and the sportbikes began to be ridden less and less. After I began riding the 426 non stop I felt the need for a larger supermoto for longer rides/trips. That is where the 625 entered the picture. The 625 was a great bike and definitely one of a kind. However, it just couldn't compare to the light, nimble, and explosive power WR. Over time the 625 began to become more like my former two zx6s...sitting more than being ridden.

The wr is engineered to be a street legal/ridden machine. That means low maintenance. This also means that all you need to be street legal are a headlight switch, brake switch, and a mirror. You can easily convert a wr for less than $200...$100 if you're trying to pinch your pennies lol.

My opinion on the drz is you'll spend a lot of $$$ just to come up short on wr performance and power with the weight of the 625.
This one,
http://austin.listlux.com/a,54,478403,Black-Yamaha-WR450-Supermoto----3800-N-Austin.htm
 

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VERY VERY informative. thanks a bunch man. There was a WR450 in one of those links that i posted, how does that look? I believe its an 03 with an 04 engine
The engines are mostly the same from 03 to current. The biggest differences being where the oil was kept (in frame 03-06) and the cams changed a bit 07-current. My 06 was similar to that 03. The bike had beyond ridiculous power. I miss it. Other than being over priced that looks like a solid bike. The only problem with the 03's was a weak starter but that would have most definitely have been fixed by now. I'd need a little more info. on that bike to make a sound decision and offer in that one. One other thing is that I have seen that bike listed for well over a year...not sure about the details though. I would definitely seriously consider the 09 that groovy posted. These bikes are very elementary to convert. Most everything you need is already on the bike.

Some yamaha propaganda:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w_Q0OZr2qQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player
 

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The engines are mostly the same from 03 to current. The biggest differences being where the oil was kept (in frame 03-06) and the cams changed a bit 07-current. My 06 was similar to that 03. The bike had beyond ridiculous power. I miss it. Other than being over priced that looks like a solid bike. The only problem with the 03's was a weak starter but that would have most definitely have been fixed by now. I'd need a little more info. on that bike to make a sound decision and offer in that one. One other thing is that I have seen that bike listed for well over a year...not sure about the details though. I would definitely seriously consider the 09 that groovy posted. These bikes are very elementary to convert. Most everything you need is already on the bike.

Some yamaha propaganda:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w_Q0OZr2qQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Here's a couple of my conversion threads:
http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?t=134832
 

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The engines are mostly the same from 03 to current. The biggest differences being where the oil was kept (in frame 03-06) and the cams changed a bit 07-current. My 06 was similar to that 03. The bike had beyond ridiculous power. I miss it. Other than being over priced that looks like a solid bike. The only problem with the 03's was a weak starter but that would have most definitely have been fixed by now. I'd need a little more info. on that bike to make a sound decision and offer in that one. One other thing is that I have seen that bike listed for well over a year...not sure about the details though. I would definitely seriously consider the 09 that groovy posted. These bikes are very elementary to convert. Most everything you need is already on the bike.

Some yamaha propaganda:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w_Q0OZr2qQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Is there a "step by step" tutorial on how to convert that to being an awesome street legal one? I want it to be Amazing haha. Not just a converted dirt bike... plus supermoto rims and tires are $$$...
 

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Is there a "step by step" tutorial on how to convert that to being an awesome street legal one? I want it to be Amazing haha. Not just a converted dirt bike... plus supermoto rims and tires are $$$...
Here's one of my 09's. The wheels can be done for less than $1k. Disregard my cam woes I've had with this bike. Just be wary of aftermarket cams is all I can say. I have converted lots of these bikes and this is the only one I've experienced trouble with. The difference? Aftermarket cams.

http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?t=131194

And all the wr info. you'll ever need:
http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?t=134832
 

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Here's one of my 09's. The wheels can be done for less than $1k. Disregard my cam woes I've had with this bike. Just be wary of aftermarket cams is all I can say. I have converted lots of these bikes and this is the only one I've experienced trouble with. The difference? Aftermarket cams.

http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?t=131194

And all the wr info. you'll ever need:
http://www.supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?t=134832
I think for now, Im just gunna try to stick to already converted ones and look for those. But I'll definitely keep that in mind dude. Thanks for all the help. If you have any other tips, or things to look out for on anything, then let me know please!
 

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I think for now, Im just gunna try to stick to already converted ones and look for those. But I'll definitely keep that in mind dude. Thanks for all the help. If you have any other tips, or things to look out for on anything, then let me know please!
I'll be in the Austin area in the next week or two if you wanna take a look at that 03. No doubt it is a solid bike, just work on the price for sure.
 

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I'll be in the Austin area in the next week or two if you wanna take a look at that 03. No doubt it is a solid bike, just work on the price for sure.
dude that would be amazing if you could do that with me. I would love to have someone knowledgeable of Supermotos with me to look for stuff. Ive always been a supersport guy til now.. so thats all I know a bunch about...
 

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dude that would be amazing if you could do that with me. I would love to have someone knowledgeable of Supermotos with me to look for stuff. Ive always been a supersport guy til now.. so thats all I know a bunch about...
PM me your info. if you want and I'll keep you posted. Trust me, these bikes will make you forget all about the sportbikes...
 

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P.s. we f'n love austin! I'm on my phone, so give me a few and I'll get some links...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElZfgmh0Wng&feature=youtube_gdata_player

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy9S9zQ8a0I&feature=youtube_gdata_player

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp9-tBhXPOo&feature=youtube_gdata_player

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-I6fGELCTw&feature=youtube_gdata_player
 

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