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what say ye? Yay or nay? I can't afford a ktm SMC, this seems like the poor mans version. I have read nothing but praises about the bike and the engine. It's heavy for dirt bike standards, but light as a feather for street bike standards. I know there are a few owners here on this board, any advice?
 

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I was going to convert an older 620sx, but figured I would have 3000-3500 in it by the time I had it converted, and that is without electric start on a 10 year old bike. Thats why I sold that and bought an SMC instead, there is no cheap way to convert, so do yourself a favor and buy one already done up. With the SMC you would get suspension set up for supermoto as well as brakes and gearing. Most fun on 2 wheels you will have, but I would make sure you have 2 bikes, SM's are not well rounded bikes.
 

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I don't know about where you live, but getting a dirt bike registered for the street can be a pain. XRR's are off-road only bikes until you convert them. Plus being kick only has it's downfalls on the street in my opinion.
 

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I don't know about where you live, but getting a dirt bike registered for the street can be a pain. XRR's are off-road only bikes until you convert them. Plus being kick only has it's downfalls on the street in my opinion.
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In Iowa there is no way to convert a dirt only to street. Dual sport is only option. I have tried and very unsuccessful. I changed one of the rules at the courthouse after registering a chinese dual sport. They no longer accept new bikes not sold from a dealer. Point of origination no longer accepted. I was the first and the last. Took me about 2 months.

then I sold it before it crapped out.
 

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the X650L is a totally different bike though, steel frame and different engine.
 

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what say ye? Yay or nay? I can't afford a ktm SMC, this seems like the poor mans version. I have read nothing but praises about the bike and the engine. It's heavy for dirt bike standards, but light as a feather for street bike standards. I know there are a few owners here on this board, any advice?
there are many ktm 625 smc's for $4-5K.
 

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that price is a little off, I can get the xr650r for about 3500, plus another 1k for sumo rims and brakes. If I bought the SMC I would buy dirt rims and knobbies anyways.


I want the lc4 690 smc, not the older 625. Plus they are kinda rare here so I would have to buy new. Plus maintenance/parts on it would be like owning a ducati.
 
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