1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Dirtbikes.

Discussion in 'All Terrain Vehicles' started by Lentsnh, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Apr 7, 2009 at 4:13 PM
    #1
    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10953
    Messages:
    9,547
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2007 Hummer H3 Tactical Edition
    None yet- Future: HIDs, Tinted tails, LED interior lights,
    Im starting to get into dirtbiking. Whats a good brand? Im looking at used for the time being
     
  2. Apr 7, 2009 at 4:46 PM
    #2
    BAP_29

    BAP_29 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Member:
    #14238
    Messages:
    677
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    05 Prerunner DC TRD Sport
    Bilstein 5100s at 2.5" and Toytec 1.5" AAL Eagle Alloy 063 Wheels on 285/60/18 Cooper Zeon LTZ tires Alpine iDA-X305 Head Unit MB Quart DKD 116 Discus-Line 6.5" Front Speakers (Baffles by Marv) Alpine 6-Disk CD Changer Toyota All-Weather Floor Mats Kobalt Low-Profile Toolbox 13" Wicked Flow Muffler w/ Chrome Tip
    well whats your height, weight, age, expereince on motorcycles? as far as brands go, honda is usually the most reliable, but yamaha, kawasaki, suzuki, and ktm are also gret brands. whatever you choose, make sure its one of these
     
  3. Apr 7, 2009 at 4:49 PM
    #3
    NixXR462

    NixXR462 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Member:
    #3774
    Messages:
    110
    Gender:
    Male
    Shelby,Alabama
    Vehicle:
    06 SWB X-Runner
    DTLT| Gibson Exhaust| TBS|K&N CAI|LED Tails |LED 3rd Brake Light| T-Rex Eyelids| JDM CrystalClears w/ 6k HIDs| Nokya Fogs| Billet Grill| C2C Dropkit| Shorty Antenna| Xtreme Kreations Doorpanel w/ 10" Pioneer| 6.5 Alpine Type S| FLM| 20 Inch Enkeis W/ Nitto 555| Painted X Brace Tailgate Handle and Tag Lights|
    Do you want a 2 stroke or 4? I'd personally go suzuki. All the name brands are good though, and Bap is right about honda being reliable. Hondas build the best bikes, and quads they just don't have the power as the other competition.
     
  4. Apr 7, 2009 at 4:51 PM
    #4
    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10953
    Messages:
    9,547
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2007 Hummer H3 Tactical Edition
    None yet- Future: HIDs, Tinted tails, LED interior lights,
    height: 6'5"
    weight: 176-180 lbs
    age: 16 in 20 more days
    Experience: a few zooms on a 85R. But I know I can do alot better than that. I can feel it.

    I was looking at Kawasaki but My next door neighbor has a Kawasaki wave runner and its in the shop CONSTANTLY and a few people have Kawasaki's and arent very happy with them
     
  5. Apr 7, 2009 at 4:53 PM
    #5
    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10953
    Messages:
    9,547
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2007 Hummer H3 Tactical Edition
    None yet- Future: HIDs, Tinted tails, LED interior lights,
    2 stroke. It depends on which is cheaper
     
  6. Apr 7, 2009 at 4:54 PM
    #6
    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Member:
    #11677
    Messages:
    7,958
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    05 Tacoma TRD Sport
    stock, for now
    get a cheapy on craigslist..say a 250..learn on it, then grow from there. It wont be a speed deamon
     
  7. Apr 7, 2009 at 4:55 PM
    #7
    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10953
    Messages:
    9,547
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2007 Hummer H3 Tactical Edition
    None yet- Future: HIDs, Tinted tails, LED interior lights,
    What are easier to work on?
     
  8. Apr 7, 2009 at 4:57 PM
    #8
    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Member:
    #11677
    Messages:
    7,958
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    05 Tacoma TRD Sport
    stock, for now
    what do you mean?

    Is say start with a kawaski. VERY popular bikes and plenty of dealers around
     
  9. Apr 7, 2009 at 4:57 PM
    #9
    BAP_29

    BAP_29 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Member:
    #14238
    Messages:
    677
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    05 Prerunner DC TRD Sport
    Bilstein 5100s at 2.5" and Toytec 1.5" AAL Eagle Alloy 063 Wheels on 285/60/18 Cooper Zeon LTZ tires Alpine iDA-X305 Head Unit MB Quart DKD 116 Discus-Line 6.5" Front Speakers (Baffles by Marv) Alpine 6-Disk CD Changer Toyota All-Weather Floor Mats Kobalt Low-Profile Toolbox 13" Wicked Flow Muffler w/ Chrome Tip
    wow, ur a pretty tall guy. i say go with a 125 2 stroke. your not ready for a 250 2 stroke yet. you'll find yourself gettin in way too much trouble with all that power under you. a 125 is all the power you'll ever need if u learn to ride it to its fullest potential. if you can try, get a 05+ Yamaha YZ 125. yamaha and ktm make the best 2-strokes. ktms are a little more pricey though
     
  10. Apr 7, 2009 at 5:00 PM
    #10
    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10953
    Messages:
    9,547
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2007 Hummer H3 Tactical Edition
    None yet- Future: HIDs, Tinted tails, LED interior lights,
    Alright. Thanks man. Ill keep this thread open with dirtbikes ive found on craigslist and places like that.

    Dont the 2 strokes spark plugs go out fast?
     
  11. Apr 7, 2009 at 5:20 PM
    #11
    BAP_29

    BAP_29 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Member:
    #14238
    Messages:
    677
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    05 Prerunner DC TRD Sport
    Bilstein 5100s at 2.5" and Toytec 1.5" AAL Eagle Alloy 063 Wheels on 285/60/18 Cooper Zeon LTZ tires Alpine iDA-X305 Head Unit MB Quart DKD 116 Discus-Line 6.5" Front Speakers (Baffles by Marv) Alpine 6-Disk CD Changer Toyota All-Weather Floor Mats Kobalt Low-Profile Toolbox 13" Wicked Flow Muffler w/ Chrome Tip
    as long as you dont just putt around and go slow all the time, you should bbe fine with spark plugs. just be in the meat of the powerband and your 2 stroke will treat u just fine!
     
  12. Apr 7, 2009 at 5:21 PM
    #12
    Bakemono

    Bakemono Wrath of the runbird

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Member:
    #7007
    Messages:
    148
    Gender:
    Male
    Southern Wisconsin, USA
    Vehicle:
    '09 Toyota Tacoma regular cab 4x2
    If you want a 2-stroke, the only 2 brands I would even consider are Yamaha and KTM. They have by far the best 2-strokes.
    Honda's 2-strokes were OK, but VERY underpowered and Kawi and Suzuki's 2-strokes had a reputation for being very unreliable.
    Im personally partial to Yamaha.
     
  13. Apr 7, 2009 at 5:26 PM
    #13
    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10953
    Messages:
    9,547
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2007 Hummer H3 Tactical Edition
    None yet- Future: HIDs, Tinted tails, LED interior lights,
    Oh no I'll riding on trails and jumps and such
     
  14. Apr 7, 2009 at 5:27 PM
    #14
    tacoma08MZ

    tacoma08MZ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Member:
    #7661
    Messages:
    682
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Levi
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Vehicle:
    2008 Access Cab 4x4
    tinted head/tail lights-blacked out badges-3 inch tuff country lift 33 inch nittos-black steelies custom spare bed mount-hilift-weathertechs-kenwood dnx5120 dvdnav headunit-remote start-painted grille surround-fog lights-grillcraft black mesh grille
    I been ridin for around ten years, if i was you id go for a 250 4 stroke. kxf250 crf250 yzf250 ect... Same performance as a 125 2 stroke but with the 4 stroke youll always have less maintenence, there way easier to ride for a beginner than a 2 stroke, like you said not having to worry about fouling a plug out in the middle of nowhere, dont have to worry about mixing gas im sure i could go on and on but this is just my opinion. Ive always been a kawasaki fan but look around at what you like best.
     
  15. Apr 7, 2009 at 5:32 PM
    #15
    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10953
    Messages:
    9,547
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2007 Hummer H3 Tactical Edition
    None yet- Future: HIDs, Tinted tails, LED interior lights,
    so you would prefer the 4 stroke to the 2 stroke? I totally forgot about the gas mixture
     
  16. Apr 7, 2009 at 5:37 PM
    #16
    tacoma08MZ

    tacoma08MZ Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Member:
    #7661
    Messages:
    682
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Levi
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Vehicle:
    2008 Access Cab 4x4
    tinted head/tail lights-blacked out badges-3 inch tuff country lift 33 inch nittos-black steelies custom spare bed mount-hilift-weathertechs-kenwood dnx5120 dvdnav headunit-remote start-painted grille surround-fog lights-grillcraft black mesh grille
    personally i would, right now i have a kx125 and a kxf250, whenever i ride its always the 250. Like was mentioned before putting around on a 2 stoke your asking for a fouled plug. 4 stoke would be a better beginner bike, not saying you will all the time but when you want to putt around you can, and when you want the performance its def there.
     
  17. Apr 7, 2009 at 5:39 PM
    #17
    BAP_29

    BAP_29 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Member:
    #14238
    Messages:
    677
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    05 Prerunner DC TRD Sport
    Bilstein 5100s at 2.5" and Toytec 1.5" AAL Eagle Alloy 063 Wheels on 285/60/18 Cooper Zeon LTZ tires Alpine iDA-X305 Head Unit MB Quart DKD 116 Discus-Line 6.5" Front Speakers (Baffles by Marv) Alpine 6-Disk CD Changer Toyota All-Weather Floor Mats Kobalt Low-Profile Toolbox 13" Wicked Flow Muffler w/ Chrome Tip
    Ive always heard opposite about what tacoma08mz said about the 4-st maintenance. the modern 250fs hes taklin about are made to race and require more maintenance thans the 2 strokes. and if you have an engine problem or a simple top end replacement, it will cost you thousands to fix, but on a 2 st it will only be about $200. maintenance on a 2 st: clean air filter & change oil often and you'll be fine. on a 4 st, you have to do all that, plus check valves(which i hear are a pain to do) . i say 2 st all the way. way easier to work on!!
     
  18. Apr 7, 2009 at 5:39 PM
    #18
    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10953
    Messages:
    9,547
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2007 Hummer H3 Tactical Edition
    None yet- Future: HIDs, Tinted tails, LED interior lights,
    Yeah thats true. Its the better of both worlds. If you were me what would you get. 150R or a 250
     
  19. Apr 7, 2009 at 5:40 PM
    #19
    BAP_29

    BAP_29 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Member:
    #14238
    Messages:
    677
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    05 Prerunner DC TRD Sport
    Bilstein 5100s at 2.5" and Toytec 1.5" AAL Eagle Alloy 063 Wheels on 285/60/18 Cooper Zeon LTZ tires Alpine iDA-X305 Head Unit MB Quart DKD 116 Discus-Line 6.5" Front Speakers (Baffles by Marv) Alpine 6-Disk CD Changer Toyota All-Weather Floor Mats Kobalt Low-Profile Toolbox 13" Wicked Flow Muffler w/ Chrome Tip
    150r is way too small for you. get a 125 2-stroke man!!
     
  20. Apr 7, 2009 at 5:41 PM
    #20
    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Member:
    #10953
    Messages:
    9,547
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2007 Hummer H3 Tactical Edition
    None yet- Future: HIDs, Tinted tails, LED interior lights,
    Ill just check and see. Ive been doing alot of researching within the last week and this week. So I know alot more than I thought I would. :)

    Thanks Everyone
     
To Top