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post #1 of 62 Old 04-02-2014, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Dirt bikes

Wasn't really sure which forum to post this on. So I guess this is the one. I'm new to dirt bikes. I am currently trying to find a decent dirt bike to mess around on.
I'm 6'1"
180 pounds
Semi-experienced
I can do my own work, meaning I'm too stubborn/broke to pay someone else to do it.
What bikes are durable and reliable? Also if the parts for them are cheap that would be awesome.
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post #2 of 62 Old 04-02-2014, 08:50 PM
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Honda all the way, a nice crf450

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post #3 of 62 Old 04-02-2014, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Honda? I'm not huge on the brand, it's an undeserved hatred. But I had to drive a Honda crv for a year and it created a burning passion of hatred. I'll look into them still and if I can find any within my price range I'll go for it.
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Also my top price is 1200
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I bought a 97 Honda CR250 2 stroke in 2005 off Ebay. It's the best money I have ever spent. You can have fun on any brand, just keep an eye on Ebay and Craigslist for a good deal. I would recommend a 2 stroke for simplicity reasons. Let the debating begin!
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post #9 of 62 Old 04-02-2014, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Should I post the Craigslist ads?
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post #10 of 62 Old 04-02-2014, 10:52 PM
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Older Honda, like an XR200 is a good starter bike. Light and inexpensive enough, and there's parts out there too.

All about that unibody life.
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http://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/sno/4384063606.html

Like this? Isn't it only a 200cc?
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Yeah that's a bit newer than I swas suggestion but a good solid bike nonetheless. They have great power for the trails and are light enough in the event you dump it.

Something more powerful in the hands of an inexperienced rider could lead down the wrong trail pretty quickly, you don't want much bigger if this is your first dirt bike.

All about that unibody life.
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post #13 of 62 Old 04-03-2014, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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What about the rm250 above? That's my favorite so far from just looking at it and googling it
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Those RM250's make somewhere around 50hp and are explosive on power delivery. Ever ridden a 2 stroke before?

All about that unibody life.
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If I had a place to ride, I'd have a KDX 200. Best bike I've ever ridden. I drove that thing into the ground and it didn't know the meaning of the word 'quit'.

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