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It looks like might have a good job in a sort of crappy neighborhood, what would be a fun and good commute bike that would have low curb appeal to the thieves?
This would be used for a 20min commute rain or shine all summer.
 

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KZ400, CX500, CM400E, XS400, XS750, XV750.

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I know it would be hard to actually buy a cm or a cx that could possibly make them the right bikes for the task.
 

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OK My real answer is a DT400 or a TS400. I think a big 2 stroke single would be fun. If not that then an XL350 or DR370/400. Of all those, the TS400 would be my first choice.

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Honda FT500 Ascot...if its a crappy neighborhood the streets are going to be full of potholes, drunks, old tires, shopping carts, etc...so you may want an XL500.
 

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I like the idea of an FT500. I wish I could find an FT500 I never see them around here, XL's on the other hand are everywhere.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Pete Casper

a crappy neighborhood the streets are going to be full of potholes, drunks, old tires, shopping carts, etc....
This sounds like the area.
 

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I believe the FT motor was based on the XL motor. If I had a choice, I'd get the XL. Dual purpose is the way to go! Weekend dirt riding, weekday day tripper.
 

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as someone who lives in an area where bike theft is a real problem, let me tell you a dual sport is not something you want. KLR, DR, XLs and the like are easy targets for bike thieves and they want them. My neighborhood has tons of guys who ride those bikes and they are always in need of parts and constantly on the hunt. anything that started life as a dual sport it not the way to go.

FT honda sounds like the move, even the VT500 ascot.

now if you started with like a cb400T and fitted longer shocks and forks to make it more of a dual sport, that would be the move.
 

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as someone who lives in an area where bike theft is a real problem, let me tell you a dual sport is not something you want. KLR, DR, XLs and the like are easy targets for bike thieves and they want them. My neighborhood has tons of guys who ride those bikes and they are always in need of parts and constantly on the hunt. anything that started life as a dual sport it not the way to go.

FT honda sounds like the move, even the VT500 ascot.

now if you started with like a cb400T and fitted longer shocks and forks to make it more of a dual sport, that would be the move.
 

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I really think the FT500 is what I will look for as I have wanted one anyway, I am a big thumper fan.
 

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I really think the FT500 is what I will look for as I have wanted one anyway, I am a big thumper fan.
 

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I'll sell my FT. I don't know how you would get it, but it looks like I'll be moving, so I need to get rid of some bikes.





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I'll sell my FT. I don't know how you would get it, but it looks like I'll be moving, so I need to get rid of some bikes.





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if you don't want or can't figure out ken's bike there is a guy on the wera board (allentown, pa) selling an ascot....$900.

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if you don't want or can't figure out ken's bike there is a guy on the wera board (allentown, pa) selling an ascot....$900.

tex
 
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