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Old 10-28-2012, 02:15 PM   #21
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I Ride: 08 1098R/ 06 999S/ 07 R1/ 06 ZX10
1989 CR500... Looks in classified

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Old 10-28-2012, 02:52 PM   #22
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If u want something cheap u can find a small 200-250cc 2 stroke, they make good trail bikes if setup right.

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Old 10-29-2012, 11:30 AM   #23
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What's the inseam and weight of the prospective riders?

First thing is, don't skimp on boots! Sidi, Gaerne, TCX whatever it is, get something with a hinge at the ankle and at least $400 msrp, you won't regret it a single bit. MHO, of course.

CRF150R is an angry little mofo of a bike, might work out Ok for you if you're short, with some woods specific mods.

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Old 10-29-2012, 01:52 PM   #24
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I Ride: fast, except on the road.
I would go with the CRF150F, much better starter bike, the R is a full race beast. Or a TTR or DRZ125, but get the big wheel model with the 19/16" wheels, not the smaller 17/14" set up.

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Old 10-29-2012, 01:57 PM   #25
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Rob, also plz post up once you decide to hit some trails. I'd love to come watch.

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Old 10-29-2012, 02:21 PM   #26
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What's the inseam and weight of the prospective riders?

First thing is, don't skimp on boots! Sidi, Gaerne, TCX whatever it is, get something with a hinge at the ankle and at least $400 msrp, you won't regret it a single bit. MHO, of course.

CRF150R is an angry little mofo of a bike, might work out Ok for you if you're short, with some woods specific mods.
I will stay away from 2 strokes and r models. Thanks though

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I would go with the CRF150F, much better starter bike, the R is a full race beast. Or a TTR or DRZ125, but get the big wheel model with the 19/16" wheels, not the smaller 17/14" set up.
Knew about the big wheel bikes, thanks Pete.
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Rob, also plz post up once you decide to hit some trails. I'd love to come watch.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:32 PM   #27
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Dealing with my current situation, I will say that buying a used dirt bike is a great way to go as you can usually find them for less than 1/2 of their new price and can always resell them for near the same again.

On the bummer side of it, you gotta be very careful about it and make sure some gorilla mechanic wasn't wrenching on the bike before you. I'm finding some major issues with my 250x the further I get into it. Might be needing a complete rebuild before I can even ride it again

You're welcome to spin the x around once it's running....just not sure when that will be.

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Old 10-29-2012, 02:34 PM   #28
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I Ride: 06 CBR600RR (mine) / 88 CBR600F (hers)
CR500s for all 3 of you. Harden the fuck up mate.

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Old 10-29-2012, 02:41 PM   #29
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Dealing with my current situation, I will say that buying a used dirt bike is a great way to go as you can usually find them for less than 1/2 of their new price and can always resell them for near the same again.

On the bummer side of it, you gotta be very careful about it and make sure some gorilla mechanic wasn't wrenching on the bike before you. I'm finding some major issues with my 250x the further I get into it. Might be needing a complete rebuild before I can even ride it again

You're welcome to spin the x around once it's running....just not sure when that will be.
thanks and that is a bummer man. and as I said, I know smart money is on used, but you know how I roll

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CR500s for all 3 of you. Harden the fuck up mate.
Ok I ignored your first one on purpose due to knowingly posting not wanting anything bigger than 250, but this made me lol.

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Old 10-29-2012, 03:25 PM   #30
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I Ride: a big booty hoe.
I think you guys should all just get pitbikes. Tons of fun in a small package. Oh hey I have one for sale. LoL, interested?

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Old 10-29-2012, 03:27 PM   #31
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Dealing with my current situation, I will say that buying a used dirt bike is a great way to go as you can usually find them for less than 1/2 of their new price and can always resell them for near the same again.

On the bummer side of it, you gotta be very careful about it and make sure some gorilla mechanic wasn't wrenching on the bike before you. I'm finding some major issues with my 250x the further I get into it. Might be needing a complete rebuild before I can even ride it again

You're welcome to spin the x around once it's running....just not sure when that will be.
Give me a call if you want some, um, shady expert advice. I rebuilt quite a few of those so far, mostly successful

I wouldn't hesitate much to get one of them play bikes used, but for the more advanced bikes it's either very thorough inspection or better yet finding an almost new one that's been sitting for a bit.

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