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dirt bikes

Discussion in 'All Terrain Vehicles' started by snowtaco, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Jun 8, 2009 at 12:45 AM
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    snowtaco

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    i have always been interested in getting into dirt biking i was wondering if anyone here could suggest a good starter bike or at leastwhat is like bottom line of the full size bikes im not exatly sure how the whole cc scale works
     
  2. Jun 8, 2009 at 12:50 AM
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  3. Jun 8, 2009 at 12:51 AM
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    thanks ill check it out
     
  4. Jun 8, 2009 at 12:54 AM
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    start on a 125cc 2 stroke. lots of power, but manageable. you'll be jumping the thing in no time

    i learned on an 89 Suzuki RM125. i was a freshman in high school and i couldn't even touch my feet to the ground. had to use a milk crate to balance on it and to kick start it. about 2 weeks of trial and error playing with the clutch and throttle but within a month i was screaming across the fields next to my house. just go out there and do it on your own....best way to learn IMO......it was intimidating but awesome
     
  5. Jun 8, 2009 at 1:00 AM
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    for sure thanks bro
     
  6. Jun 8, 2009 at 1:05 AM
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    I do agree with the 125cc but the 2 stroke.... You have to ride that thing hard if you want to get 3-4 months of spark from the spark plugs
     
  7. Jun 8, 2009 at 1:13 AM
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    is craigslist the best place to find anything you think?
     
  8. Jun 8, 2009 at 2:10 AM
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    yea definitely. dont buy one from the dealer since its ur first. You could pry even hande a 250 four stroke depending on your size. Look into getting a crf250. You cant go wrong with that.
     
  9. Jun 8, 2009 at 8:12 AM
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    how tall are you and how much do you weigh ?

    a 125 is a good starter bike but if your a bigger person then you might wnat to consider a 250
     
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    I got a crf250x. Its a trail bike. I am about 5,8 less than 150 pounds with no problem. Bike weighs 225lb. CRF250R is also a good choice but for the track. That feels like a feather at 200lb. Gears are short tho. 3,4,5 on the 250x are long. Either way they are great bikes. Need to be maintained tho. If you are looking used make sure that the oil was changed often.
     
  11. Jun 8, 2009 at 8:56 AM
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    im 5 11 230
     
  12. Jun 8, 2009 at 9:04 AM
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    Still you will have no problems riding the honda. The crf has the highest seat in the industry.
     
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    thanks bro
    i cant seem to find crap on craigslist haha
     
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    i also ride the crf250x its a great bike
    i would go with any of the 250 four strokes especially honda or yamaha
     
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    Try cycletrader.com they have a lot of used and new bikes for sale. its a pretty good website. I have a honda crf 230 and have outgrown it and looking for a new bike. But you couldnt go wrong with a crf 250. For a beginner i would recomend a 4-stroke just because they are a little easier to ride, you can lug them and stuff like that. just my 2 cents
     
  16. Jun 8, 2009 at 1:11 PM
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    i have a 07 klx 250 it rides really well had to get an on and off road
     
  17. Jun 8, 2009 at 1:58 PM
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    tacoma 12 what are you doing with you old bike haha
    so can i assume that a 4 stroke will be alittle more expensive.. any ideas how much more
     
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    Whatever you do. Do not start on a 2-stroke. Start ona 4-stroke.
    Crf250r is a reasonable beginner bike depending onyour size. 2-strokes
    have way to much power for a beginner. And being a beginner you want to putt
    around and get used to your bike, on a 2 stroke you cant do that you have to always be in high rpm's and in the powerband or you'll foul a plug. good luck with your choice.
     
  19. Apr 23, 2010 at 6:58 AM
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    i think a 2 stroke is the wrong starter bike, go with a 4 stroke.

    and if you have never ridden before try to find smething used on craiglist.

    i would suggest a honda XR200 as a starter, anything from the 80's-90's. plenty of power, reliable, easy to ride, low seat
     
  20. Apr 23, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    Well said. A 2-stroke is to much for a beginner. When riding a 2-stroke you gotta ride it like you stole it.
     
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