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I recently got my first supermoto so I thought it would be appropriate to introduce my self to the supermoto forum. I'm currently breaking-in my Husky 2007 SMR450 for the next track day at Norway (6/22?).

In the meantime, I'm trying to sort out meeting the track requirements. I've read at chicagolandsupermoto that the rules are relaxed, except for noise, but I should be alright with the stock can. Otherwise, I'm looking at Engine Ice coolant, axle/footpeg sliders, catch can and handguards. Where the hell is my stimulus check already!

Anyway, supermoto rules. I traded in a 675 for my 450, and as great as that bike is, the SM has made me forget all about it. Looking forward to being a part of this group.
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Welcome to the madness good to have another husky on board.

A stock exhaust on your bike with good packing will be perfect for the track.

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Welcome to the forum! (BTW, I'm one of the parts guys at MCC, we spoke earlier today, to put a face with the name)
Oh hey Rob! Thanks for your help today.
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Do you have the right guy? Rob helps Husky riders?

Doh I better watch what I say I gotta call him for a part tomorrow.

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Welcome to the madness good to have another husky on board.

A stock exhaust on your bike with good packing will be perfect for the track.
Thanks, as a fellow Husky guy I might have to pick your brain from time to time. Like for instance, do you have a handguard recommendation? I picked up some Cycra Probends today at MCC, but the standard/u-clamps didn't work out.
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Doh I better watch what I say I gotta call him for a part tomorrow.
haha, I was a Husky guy long before you my friend!

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Thanks, as a fellow Husky guy I might have to pick your brain from time to time. Like for instance, do you have a handguard recommendation? I picked up some Cycra Probends today at MCC, but the standard/u-clamps didn't work out.
I had a set of Fastway F.I.T. handguards on my YZ that I liked a lot but I had to bend them a little to get them to fit. My Husky has a set of Acerbis that look pretty decent but if I mess them up this winter I think I'm gonna try the new Acerbis Supermoto specific guards or the Fastways again.

What problems were you having with the Cycras?

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haha, I was a Husky guy long before you my friend!
True but your not anymore its like when Anakin went to the dark side and became Vader. Maybe we will get you to turn back.

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thanks for the welcome. I notice you ride some dirty bikes as well? Can you tell me where someone with no offroad experience can go and learn to ride on dirt? I read recently about Flyin Brian's dirt track. I thought that might make a good training ground.
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True but your not anymore its like when Anakin went to the dark side and became Vader. Maybe we will get you to turn back.
The new 450 SMR has me considering it. If I hadn't put so much $$ into the Orange beast, I'd be on it like a fat kid on a cupcake.

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I had a set of Fastway F.I.T. handguards on my YZ that I liked a lot but I had to bend them a little to get them to fit. My Husky has a set of Acerbis that look pretty decent but if I mess them up this winter I think I'm gonna try the new Acerbis Supermoto specific guards or the Fastways again.

What problems were you having with the Cycras?
Basically, the mounting hardware didn't extend out enough to allow the bar end to mount flush. They have a few mounting options that I'll look into. Otherwise, I'll try the Acerbis with the swivel mount, which seems more universal.
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thanks for the welcome. I notice you ride some dirty bikes as well? Can you tell me where someone with no offroad experience can go and learn to ride on dirt? I read recently about Flyin Brian's dirt track. I thought that might make a good training ground.

Welcome, its a whole lotta fun!

Its perfect for learning, flat short and long straights and when you get better move up to the MX track if you want. The mx track is also great, nice jumps some doubles,tabletops good berms.
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thanks for the welcome. I notice you ride some dirty bikes as well? Can you tell me where someone with no offroad experience can go and learn to ride on dirt? I read recently about Flyin Brian's dirt track. I thought that might make a good training ground.
fox valley offroad. that's why I like the place, cause I suck in dirt.

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Welcome, its a whole lotta fun!

Its perfect for learning, flat short and long straights and when you get better move up to the MX track if you want. The mx track is also great, nice jumps some doubles,tabletops good berms.
Cool, I'd like to check it out.
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Its perfect for learning, flat short and long straights and when you get better move up to the MX track if you want. The mx track is also great, nice jumps some doubles,tabletops good berms.
When's the next time you're headed out there? This place sounds perfect for Sumo dirt riding

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I think I need to check out Norway some day. I don't know much about this kind of racing, but I'd be up to watching an event there.

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