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125 or 250

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by enjm10, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Jun 6, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    enjm10

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    I've rode motorcycles since I was about ten, I am now looking to get a dirtbike since I can't part with one of my cruisers for a cbr600, I am wanting to get a dirtbike but know if I get a 125 ill want a 250 but $$ wise a 125 would be ideal for weekend riding. Which would u guys suggest? Any thoughts would be appreciated
     
  2. Jun 6, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    Get at least a 250, prolly a 450. Dirt is way different from street, but, you'll need/want more power very soon.
     
  3. Jun 6, 2011 at 9:49 PM
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    I have a 750 street cruiser n have an 1100 n with both of em wanted more power n my bro has a 1300 which is perfect for power that's y I was wondering if it'd be same with dirt I wont be racing or anything tho just trails, jacking around n track once in awhile
     
  4. Jun 6, 2011 at 9:51 PM
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    ryanjboutin

    ryanjboutin Mob dirt parking lots.

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    250 2-stroke or 450 4-stroke.

    I was going to say 125, but you're experienced as a rider. As stated above, it's way different than street.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    I say go for a 250, either 2 or 4 stroke depending on your preference (the 2 stroke version will be MUCH faster). I like 2 strokes myself because they are way cheaper to own.

    where in NM are you?
     
  6. Jun 6, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    Up NE in Raton
     
  7. Jun 6, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    125 you will beat the balls off of 250 2 stroke will beat the balls off you lol. na really just depends on riding level and experience. im selling my 09 race bike i still have if you're interested in a built kawi 250f.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2011 at 9:57 PM
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    Depends on how much you weigh and how much power you can handle too. If u r new to dirt, go w/ the 125 unless u weigh anywhere close to 200 lbs with gear. Get a Yamaha, there 1 of the few still making 2 strokes & priced right
     
  9. Jun 6, 2011 at 9:59 PM
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    agreed^ been racing for years if you ride 2 bangers it's either yamaha or ktm.
     
  10. Jun 6, 2011 at 10:00 PM
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    Right about 190 w/o gear but the 125 will still have ample amount of power right?
     
  11. Jun 6, 2011 at 10:00 PM
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    ah, probably tons of awesome riding up there.
     
  12. Jun 6, 2011 at 10:01 PM
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    get a 250 2 stroke and just try not to kill yourself for the first few months :laugh:
     
  13. Jun 6, 2011 at 10:04 PM
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    Don't have to go very far for it lol just ride the bike to the hills n ride I've been riding when I was little but Nothin major definitely wasn't jumping it lol but rode little 80s through the ditch near my house when I was young but that was the last time I was on a dirtbike been cruisers n rockets ever since
     
  14. Jun 6, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    go with a 4 stroke 450... but they are expensive.. or a 2 stroke 250. but me personaly i would rather have a 4 stroke 250 then a 2 stroke 250.
     
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    jealous... I have to drive like 8 miles to our awesome riding spot:p
     
  16. Jun 6, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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    That sucks only thing is the good riding spot here cops try n chase everyone out but it still happens n then the owner of the Kawasaki dealer here has a Mx track set up, haven't seen him out there lately tho. Ur from Socorro u may know a Guy I played ball against, Johnny Chavez I believe. And back to the topic ur sayin a 2t 250, will say the 125 be enough to piddle around I mean I ain't trying to become a pro mx'r
     
  17. Jun 6, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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    for what you seem like you're looking for, a good actually setup by professionals 125 would be perfect
     
  18. Jun 6, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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    but anyway, yeah a 125 will get up and go if you are a good rider, but a 250 just has so much more useful low end power. My KTM 250SX is way stronger off the bottom than my bro's 2010 YZ450F.
     
  19. Jun 6, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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    I want the 250 but was seeing if I could get by with a 125 with $$ being a concern
     
  20. Jun 6, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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    It'll have enuf power but you might need to upgrade the fork springs & shocks. You can always upgrade the exhaust, rejet carb & get a Quickshot, get a V-Force reed kit, etc. But for the cost of these parts you could just get a stock 250
     
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