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Need help choosing a bike

So I need some help choosing a bike to supermoto out. I want something that could be street worthy as well. I'm looking for something I can pretty much power wheelie in 3rd without losing the top end with a huge sprocket or something. It'll be on the street far more often than the track. I'm thinking a CRF450R with a street legal kit, Excel wheels, Braking 320mm rotor, and geared for the street. I've also looked at the KTMs, Huskys, and Aprilia. I'm definately on a college student budget so they're all kinda out of my range. Any other tips would be great.
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I'm definately on a college student budget
so... youve got $12.65, 3 beers and left over pizza from last night

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Actually right now I have $23.45, 14 beers, and a single slice of pizza. I do however have a plethora of ramen noodles lol. I work at a dealership so I get all my parts at cost so the wheels and brakes won't be too bad. I just need a bike to put them on lol.
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I'm looking for something I can pretty much power wheelie in 3rd without losing the top end with a huge sprocket or something. It'll be on the street far more often than the track.
do you plan to commute on one wheel?
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No, but I want something that isn't going to lack in the power like the DRZ400 does. I rode my friend's highly modded SM version and it felt like a big black turd.
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you need a Pig xr650r not a crf450.... that is an ultimate street sm hooligan bike..... mine power wheelies 1 through 4
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You want Fast, street-suitable, cheap. You can only pick two of these options.

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You want Fast, street-suitable, cheap. You can only pick two of these options.
so true
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Generally speaking, true. But I don't mean $1000 cheap. I'm planning on around $5000 for the build so I figured thats enough to give me a little room to play with. Anyone on here ride a supermoto'd 450 on the street? What gearing setup did you use?
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If you're planning on spending more time riding streets than track, get a DRZ or an XR650.
Get one for $3000, spend the rest on mods, and you'll have a pretty quick and reliable street motard...
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Generally speaking, true. But I don't mean $1000 cheap. I'm planning on around $5000 for the build so I figured thats enough to give me a little room to play with. Anyone on here ride a supermoto'd 450 on the street? What gearing setup did you use?
the part you're ignoring from Rob's three categories is "street-suitable"
none of the 450 MX bikes are truly steet worthy.

but if you really want a race bike, there's a guy selling an 05 ktm 450smr on SMJ for less than 3k
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the part you're ignoring from Rob's three categories is "street-suitable"
none of the 450 MX bikes are truly steet worthy.

but if you really want a race bike, there's a guy selling an 05 ktm 450smr on SMJ for less than 3k
Or if its a KTM registered to a BH track worthy.
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Or if its a KTM registered to a BH track worthy.
true
I decided I'm not going to try to ride or wrench on bikes any more. I'll just part them out as soon as I buy them and save myself the grief.
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Bill, When are you getting out to ride? Geo how about you? Roman picked up a CR250 2st last nite so we now have a complete Norway dirt brigade!
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my dirt wheels get here today!
I probably won't have time to ride much until next weekend though.

me and Joe are planning for FVOR on friday
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