mrmat25

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-16-2010, 11:00 AM   #41
Streetfighter
Lone Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
From: Pennisula backroads
Blog Entries: 2

I Ride: a cruzzer
“ Quote:
Originally Posted by mcjunky View Post
I like that KDX!!!
Great bike for the dough
OHH YEA!!!

Very much like the KDX I had.
The forks will make it dynamite!!
If I could plate it, it would be sold now.
I live about 10 miles by road from Tahuya.
I'd ride every week if I didnt have to truck the bike.
I got a 94 KDX in the shop that doesnt get rode because lack of riding partners and its such a pain to load ride etc. by myself.
If I could just jump on and take a little ride.....,

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 

Old 01-16-2010, 11:15 AM   #42
Novice Racer
coastiepete's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
From: Youngstown NY

I Ride: Speed Triple, GS750, KX 500, 450 EXC-R, KH400, MXZ 700 Renegade
Hey man, if you want a lead on a good bike, let me know. a good friend of mine is selling his 07 Yami YZ250F. A VERY well maintained bike. Trails only, never raced. a few fun laps on the track only. he's asking $2980. It's a very nice bike. he is a meticulous bike maintainer. And it's a fair price for the bike.

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Old 01-16-2010, 01:26 PM   #43
Peg Dragger
Pavin's Avatar
OP
 
Joined: Jun 2006
From: Whidbey Island

I Ride: 2012 Versys 650
i am going to get a kx or kdx for around $1500, thanx alot for everyones input.

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Old 01-16-2010, 05:57 PM   #44
Novice Racer
coastiepete's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
From: Youngstown NY

I Ride: Speed Triple, GS750, KX 500, 450 EXC-R, KH400, MXZ 700 Renegade
“ Quote:
Originally Posted by Pavin View Post
i am going to get a kx or kdx for around $1500, thanx alot for everyones input.
cool. i'm picking up a KDX250 for free pretty soon. it needs a little work (bearings and chassis stuff), but runs.

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Old 01-16-2010, 08:15 PM   #45
MotoGP Contender
fastfoodfred's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
From: spokane, wa

I Ride: 2013 Gasgas 300xc w/lic plate + 1985 RZ350 + 2010 YZ250F +
I would not mess around with the KDX. Probably a decent bike, but too many weaknesses that would get broken or cost too much money to do away with. Sure the KX has a few also, but a flywheel weight (if you insist on having one) is a lot cheaper than forks, triples, wheel.....etc.

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Old 01-17-2010, 06:47 PM   #46
Streetfighter
dakh's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
From: Seattle, WA

I Ride: the walk
maybe worth a look.. http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/1552455999.html

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Old 01-18-2010, 12:23 PM   #47
Peg Dragger
Pavin's Avatar
OP
 
Joined: Jun 2006
From: Whidbey Island

I Ride: 2012 Versys 650
well i just spent an hour or so on a track with a 2000 kx250.
first off its tuned pretty well not perfect but pretty good, and i didnt see too much power, this dreaded 2-stroke hit i kept hearing about was not anything to be concerned about at all... i could see a 250 being a good woods bike with FWW.
it lugged low, was light, had a nice powerband. guess sometimes u just gotta ride something to make ur mind up, although its good to discuss it.
i wish it had a magic button i never kickstarted anything in my life and i definately suck at it.
i jumped on my drz400 and was quicker on the same track, never had the drz on a moto type track the weight wasnt that big of a deal on a smooth track compared to wrestling over rocks and roots. then again i have thousands of miles onroad and dozens of hours offroad on the drz so i am really comfortable with it.

bottom line for me anyhow, i think a 250mx would make a great woods bike

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Old 01-18-2010, 12:29 PM   #48
Peg Dragger
Pavin's Avatar
OP
 
Joined: Jun 2006
From: Whidbey Island

I Ride: 2012 Versys 650
“ Quote:
Originally Posted by fastfoodfred View Post
a flywheel weight (if you insist on having one) is a lot cheaper than forks, triples, wheel.....etc.
yeah glad i got to ride a bit, i see no reason for a flywheel weight. and i am still scratching my head about this nutty 2-stroke powerband hit i kept reading about, felt just fine to me. i suppose for a noob it would be more of an issue.

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Old 01-18-2010, 12:54 PM   #49
Chicken Strips
 
Joined: Jul 2006
From: Granite Falls, Wa

I Ride: 09 Husky WR165, 07 YZ250
“ Quote:
Originally Posted by Pavin View Post
yeah glad i got to ride a bit, i see no reason for a flywheel weight. and i am still scratching my head about this nutty 2-stroke powerband hit i kept reading about, felt just fine to me. i suppose for a noob it would be more of an issue.
Just wait until you're tired after riding 30 or 40 miles and come into a section of wet roots or rocks.

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Old 01-18-2010, 02:11 PM   #50
Peg Dragger
Pavin's Avatar
OP
 
Joined: Jun 2006
From: Whidbey Island

I Ride: 2012 Versys 650
yeah probably. after thinking about it, the bike was just so light compared to the drz it was just a lot of fun. shaving 125 lbs is well worth any of the shortcomings.

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Old 01-18-2010, 05:42 PM   #51
MotoGP Contender
fastfoodfred's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
From: spokane, wa

I Ride: 2013 Gasgas 300xc w/lic plate + 1985 RZ350 + 2010 YZ250F +
this is why I tell anyone that asks about what dirt bike they should buy to get an mx. it is better in ALL circumstances than any other type of dirtbike. They are at home in 8 out of 10 instances, where the woods or DP are only comfortable in 5 out of 10.

If you can only afford one dirtbike, get an mx. You won't regret it.

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Old 01-19-2010, 10:12 AM   #52
Chicken Strips
 
Joined: Jul 2006
From: Granite Falls, Wa

I Ride: 09 Husky WR165, 07 YZ250
“ Quote:
Originally Posted by fastfoodfred View Post
this is why I tell anyone that asks about what dirt bike they should buy to get an mx. it is better in ALL circumstances than any other type of dirtbike. They are at home in 8 out of 10 instances, where the woods or DP are only comfortable in 5 out of 10.

If you can only afford one dirtbike, get an mx. You won't regret it.
And if you can only own one hammer you should own a sledgehammer, right?

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Old 01-19-2010, 10:53 AM   #53
Forum Synopsizer
GixxerPete's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
From: Point Lookout

I Ride: 08 KLR650, 06 DRZ400SM, 04 CRF250X, 03 XR50
“ Quote:
Originally Posted by dakh View Post
Do you speak from a real experience with teaching beginners to ride? Sounds very manly and all.. I think the goal is to go fast in the woods and have fun doing that. Not learn to ride around a shot and undersprung rear shock that bottoms out on every root.

Oh yea and Lone Rider I think is giving very good advice, esp. on picking the bike and what to look for.
Gee, a noob questioning someone with DECADES of experience.

There's another thread asking why I stopped posting here, and it's stupid fucking shit like this, and people like you that frustrate me to no end and make it zero fun to be on this forum. You post to hear yourself talk, and argue with people that have 10 time more skill and experience than you, when you dont know your ass from a hole in the ground half the time.

And the OP is a perfect example... he starts out with the right idea (KDX220) but then the usual crew of retards tells him to get an MX bike to ride in the woods. Then he rides a KX250 on a MX track and that tells him it would make a good trail bike. Really? How do you figure? Since an MX track is exactly like riding in the woods, right? Just fucking ridiculously stupid. Now he wants an MX bike for the woods.... bravo, more bad advice followed and good advice ignored.

The amount of ignorance and stupidity on this forum is simply amazing, i shudder at the future of our society if this is the mentality of the "average" person. The idiots that ask for advice when all they really want is to validate their wrong choices for the wrong reasons. And then of course there's plenty of other idiots to do the validation for them. Truly the blind leading the blind.

Well guess what? All you dumbass know-it-all noobs have "won". One more experienced rider that used to like to share knowledge & help others that that is constantly drowned out by the bleating of retards to the point of not even bothering anymore. So now all you "experts" can have at it, and give out all your stupid, no-experience keyboard cowbay advice unchecked. Good luck with that.

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter

Last edited by GixxerPete; 01-19-2010 at 11:20 AM..
 
Old 01-23-2010, 10:56 AM   #54
Peg Dragger
Pavin's Avatar
OP
 
Joined: Jun 2006
From: Whidbey Island

I Ride: 2012 Versys 650
lighten up man i will probably change my mind 10 more times anyhow

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Old 01-23-2010, 11:01 AM   #55
MotoGP Contender
fastfoodfred's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
From: spokane, wa

I Ride: 2013 Gasgas 300xc w/lic plate + 1985 RZ350 + 2010 YZ250F +
Pete, you have to know by now it isn't a question of which is the best bike, but which is the one that will make me the coolest.

__________________
Follow PNW Riders on Facebook and Twitter
 
Reply

  PNW Riders > PNW Riders > Adventure Time


Thread Tools
Display Modes



/pnwriders @pnwriders PNW Riders RSS Feed