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need a lil help with dirt bikes

Discussion in 'All Terrain Vehicles' started by middiedefense, May 19, 2011.

  1. May 19, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    middiedefense

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    alright i dont have a lot of experience with dirt bikes but am in the market(used) any help is appreciated

    i have a couple im looking at

    2000 KX250

    YZF 426

    CRF450R

    just looking for opinions from some riders what they would get
     
  2. May 20, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    what r u gunna be using it for? track, trails? and how aggressive of a rider are you?
     
  3. May 20, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    ^This?

    Out of those I would go with CRF450 or the YZ426 depending on the year.
     
  4. May 20, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    if you dont have alot of experiance might go with 125 or 250f
     
  5. May 20, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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  7. May 20, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    ^^ that probably not the bike for him. since its new and a two stroke moto bike. I suggest for a beginner rider looking for a reliable used bike get a 05+ crf250x or 450x
     
  8. May 20, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    i'd go with a 250f.
     
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    and its a hell of a deal
     
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    X2. It depends on what size and weight you are too. I started riding last year and I have a 2008 CRF250r and I love it! I am about 5'8" and weigh about 140pds and I think its perfect for me. I like the 450's to but they are a bit to much power for me right now.
     
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  16. May 28, 2011 at 10:26 AM
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    Id have to disagree and say kx250 over either of those 2. Much much lighter which will make learning less of a hassle, easier and cheaper to maintain since 2-strokes only need new pistons and rings every 50 hours, where as older 4-strokes had valves and cam chains that were always going out (especially the hondas), and IMO 2-strokes just teach you better riding habits for beginners. My first bike was a 95 kx250. I put a heavier fly wheel weight, skid plate and bark busters and it ate the trails.
     
  17. May 28, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    update... i ended up buying a 97 cr250, it was cheap and old so it wont matter to much when i screw up, thanks for the help
     
  18. May 30, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    As good as the KTM's are, for a n00b, probably not such a good idea :eek:

    The KX250F would be a good starter bike. Performance mods later and you'd be set for a while.
     
  19. May 30, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    Dawg he got a 97 cr250, which should be a good starter bike and yet last a while.
     
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