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hey guys i don't wanna sound like a dumbass, but is a motard , something like a jacked up enduro with street tires, or is it a bike that you buy?? cause these things dunt look fast, as in a sportbike fast ,, but they do look like hella fun to ride :thumbup
 

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they arnt fast like a sport bike in the straights, but they toss so easy in the corners, and slide so much more safly/easilly... with their lower weight, lower unsprung mass, super wide bars, and the seating position.
 

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BLADERUNNER 954 said:
hey guys i don't wanna sound like a dumbass, but is a motard , something like a jacked up enduro with street tires, or is it a bike that you buy?? cause these things dunt look fast, as in a sportbike fast ,, but they do look like hella fun to ride :thumbup
They are usually lowered (if you so desire) dirt bikes with 17"rims and some sticky rubber. KTM has some street and race versions available or build your own. They are a lot of fun, forgiving to ride, let you make mistakes and not get pitched, fast on tight tracks, cheap, crash durable, can take air, slide, commute, cut through gridlock like nothin else, set off car alarms with the twist of the wrist etc. There is something fun about passing sport bikes (some guys anyway) on a dirt bike at Mission as well that makes it worthwile. Funfactor is the biggest thing.
 

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I will become a supermotard next Tuesday (April 27th) as I am buying a 2002 KTM LC4 from Brian at BK.
 

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I will become a supermotard next Tuesday (April 27th) as I am buying a 2002 KTM LC4 from Brian at BK.
Thats muzak to my ears Max.... thank god your getting a bike again! WOO WOO! Only problem is I wont be able to follow you down the stairs! LOL
 

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I didn't think I would get one this year but I couldn't pass this deal. So what about riding on Tuesday evening J ?
 

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I see that there are plenty with these bikes. I don't know how interested people are at actually going to events that have closed circuit courses though. If you haven't tried it you should really consider it. In almost all cases a race license is not required. We (G-force and me) are going to try and schedule another day for the Motard's at Tradex and hopefully people will try it out. There is also Rainman putting on events at Penticton, usually posted by BF, but that will not last long as he lost about $800 running yesterday's event because of lack of participation. Then there is Bill from 5th-Gear trying to run Wednesday nights at the Boundary Bay airport and also the track days and racing at Mission for those with race licenses. As well, there are races and practises at Saratoga and at Victoria Speedway for those on the Island or those who are willing to make the trek across the water. For those who have never tried their Motard on a closed circuit environment, you don't know the fun you are missing. There is nothing like being able to dial in a turn so you are leaving blackies one on top of the other every lap without worrying about cars and the rest of the shit on the street. I have done a ton of riding in my life and that is the most fun that I have had on two wheels. I am looking forward to trying to do more events but they will only happen if the people putting the events on are not having to lose a whole bunch of money. By the way, all the people that I know, us included, are putting events on so that they can have a chance to do it themselves, not to get rich. I love it when others take the bull by the horns and all I have to do is show up and pay my fee to ride, so a big thanks to Rainman, Bill and all of you on the Island who are putting these events together. I hope to see more people come out, the worst that might happen is you have a blast, get addicted, and learn to go faster into and through a turn than you ever thought possible. :thumbup
 

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here here, you go stickman! I had a blast this weekend and I totally appreciated the fact that we could just show up and pay our entry fee and ride. Like the Stickman said, if you haven't ridden your motard on a closed course, you have no idea how much fun your missing out on. I hope to see this sport grow cause I want more people to play with. We (Stykman & me) are doing what we can, Rainman, BF,Fithgear and others are trying. the only way this spectacle will grow is if we get out there and support each other so we can have some fun. Even if you don't have a motard but want to try, let me know and I'll be happy to let you swing a leg over my crf. Let's get it on! :drinkbeer
 

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I'd love to be in on it, just waiting on parts at this point. what can I do. backorders suck. I'm hoping to have enough for a showing next wednesday.

its unlikely I will be running mission this year though do to race licence requirements.
 

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I'd love to be in on it, just waiting on parts at this point. what can I do. backorders suck. I'm hoping to have enough for a showing next wednesday.

its unlikely I will be running mission this year though do to race licence requirements.
I'm sure the wait is killing you, I know what it's like. If it ain't ready by the time we have another Tradex event your welcome to beat on mine :evilgrin
 

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I'm Motarded......retarded......and I think I just farted. Ready to go any time now,as long as it don't interfeer with my track day's at Spokane,and it's on the mainland(Won't put up with the BC ferry bullshit) I'm there !
 

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LOL! i'm motarded but going through riding buddies at the same intervals as oil changes...
HAHA you can PM me I'll go riding with ya.... you just have to wait up for me on the tighter turns, and I'll just wait for you on the highways. Fair trade I think. :evilgrin
 

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ya laff it up. what's even funnier is the true meaning of that comment... oh, and sent you a pm on CSB for route directions Kev.

Jay: i'm leaving to ride at about 2:30. dna might be out a bit later too. gimme a shout or txt msg 604 313-9268
 

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Jay: i'm leaving to ride at about 2:30. dna might be out a bit later too. gimme a shout or txt msg 604 313-9268
Shits its 238 now, but I'm heading to Bradas shop, then to RMS, and then to Pac Yams to see Flyin.... you interested in riding later tonight? Say around 11? I think Maxius and a few others are going to do some night riding again. Lemme know. :D I'll PM ya my celly.
 

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Shits its 238 now, but I'm heading to Bradas shop, then to RMS, and then to Pac Yams to see Flyin.... you interested in riding later tonight? Say around 11? I think Maxius and a few others are going to do some night riding again. Lemme know. :D I'll PM ya my celly.
I'm down for any ride you guys go on... but I got to lay low until sunday as I have some self beating to complete... but after that make sure you guys PM me!... well actually I might not be able to swing my leg over the bike... but I'm sure I can find a fence or something to launch myself onto from..
 
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