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looking at dirtbikes

Discussion in 'All Terrain Vehicles' started by tim allan, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Aug 15, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    tim allan

    tim allan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    alright so I am looking at either a 450 or 250 four stroke, ktm or yamaha mostly,
    I am looking at a wr450 2006 or a gforce 450 2007,
    never had a dirtbike before, but had a 450r honda with cam.
     
  2. Aug 15, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    mxnborder

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    never had a dirtbike before, but had a 450r honda with cam.

    ?? :notsure:
     
  3. Aug 15, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    06indigoink

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    450r. thats a fourwheeler...
     
  4. Aug 15, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    horwitzs

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    I'd start with a 250; still plenty of power you won't outgrow. The 450s are torque monsters and could be a handful for a noob.
    CRF250x or WR250 IMHO
     
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    Cr250jumper

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    ^If you have never had a dirt bike I would stay away from a 450. The 250 4 strokes are pretty nice and still easy to control


    By the way WTF is a gforce 450? Stick with the big companies (Yamaha, Honda, KTM, Suzuki, Kawasaki)

    EDIT: Gforce 450 is a road bike. Are you looking for a dirt bike or road bike?
     
  6. Aug 15, 2011 at 4:19 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    i had a 250 4 stroke, grew out of it in 4 months. but i have also rode quads for 13 years before this dirtbike. so i had knowledge

    the 450 is a MONSTER. i recommend that to most people, but since your a noob go with the 250 first then upgrade when you feel necessary.
     
  7. Aug 15, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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    horwitzs

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    That's was my advice too, but his user name is Tim Allan. He wants mooooore power!!!
    (of course he's never heard home improvement jokes before and he's never pointed out that the last name is not spelled the same :D)
     
  8. Aug 15, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    tony92629

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  9. Aug 15, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    Ive been riding since i was 3. I went from a CR80R to a YZ450F. no big problems goin up that big but couldnt touch the ground. A 250f is a nice starter bike but you will want more power depending on how often you ride. The wr450 is about equal in power as the yz450 is. depends on where your gonna be riding more at too. Desert and trails get the wr and a track get the yz
     
  10. Aug 15, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    well I don't really want to be jumping a whole lot thats why I am looking at more trail oriented bikes, the gforce is a ktm its a 450 xc

    I have heard alot of bad things about the crf250x and r's I don't think the 450's power would be too much to handle, just the fact about it being on a dirtbike
     
  11. Aug 15, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    yeah 450s are a lot of work, i have a Honda CRF230, it is all i need for riding in the mountains, i also have a Husaberg FE 600 enduro, could not imagine using that monster on trails, it would eat me up lol
     
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  13. Aug 15, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    x1000000 on just get a 250 for you’r first bike ever! bikes and quads handle HOLE ALLOT different!! i have not been on a 450 dirt bike. but i have been on a 450 quad and a 250 bike. power they are kinda close. (bike weighs about half what a quad does) so bike does not need as big of motor to go just about as fast as a quad.
     
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    i have not heard anything “bad about the crf250R’s i have a crf150R that think out runs are yamaha rhino 700FI. so it will do 48-50MPH EASY! i have looked stuff up about crf250R’s and don’t hear anything bad about them. and the “R” is more of the race bikes. and “F” is more trail.
     
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    early CRF's (pre 2007) are known for going through the OEM titanium valves very fast. Swap in some stainless ones and problem solved. They are great bikes otherwise.

    still, I say learn on a 2 stroke but thats just me.
     
  16. Aug 15, 2011 at 10:38 PM
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  17. Aug 17, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    Go big!! 450 is where it's at!! The new fuel injected 450's really give you the ability to tune them to your liking. All the programmers that are available for the new 450's allow you to really mellow out the delivery without chopping it's balls off. This makes 450's more manageable than they used to be.
     
  18. Aug 17, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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    I would either go with the honda CR250R or the Honda CRF450R, both good bikes!
     
  19. Sep 3, 2011 at 4:35 PM
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    i had a honda 250 and it just wasnt enought power for me but i am 6'5 230 and ride through muskeg on a regular basis. i bought a 2009 ktm 450 and it has plenty power.
     
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