Topic: Buying a Red Sticker dirtbike?  (Read 1093 times)

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Re: Buying a Red Sticker dirtbike?
« Reply #20 on: 05/11/17 07:24PM »
It's his money so let the man spend it the way he wants to.

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Re: Buying a Red Sticker dirtbike?
« Reply #21 on: 05/11/17 08:38PM »
Yeah what evvs...just rung what ya brung
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Re: Buying a Red Sticker dirtbike?
« Reply #22 on: 05/17/17 07:20AM »
I know it's tempting to pick up an older YZ or CR 250 but you may want to consider the Kawasaki KDX 200/220 from the late 90's early 2000's.  Two stroke but geared for trail riding.  Easy to work on with plenty of power for the local deserts.  I got into dirt bikes about 12 years ago and started with a KDX before moving on to a 4 stroke WR426.  Something to consider.

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Re: Buying a Red Sticker dirtbike?
« Reply #23 on: 05/17/17 08:12AM »
Geeze Breakdirt that's a crapton of bikes. I've always seen you selling a bike here and there boy they add up! 

And R0ckrat, it's pretty much cheaper to start on a 250 than a 125 believe it or not. Seems like there's at least twice as many 250s on CL and they routinely go for like 1300 in good condition whereas the 125s need something at that price. My experience though obviously ymmv. I didnt/dont want to buy a smaller bike and flush the fluids, get new tires, then sell it quick or whatever. 

I'll check out getting as cheap as a 250 I can for sure. I'll probably dump it a few times if we're honest :D.

And regarding the kdx 200/220, I'll check it out. That price is steep, and I assume there's a smaller number of those bikes out so prices are likely to be high. (Haven't even looked yet though).

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Re: Buying a Red Sticker dirtbike?
« Reply #24 on: 05/17/17 09:23AM »
When I got back into dirt with Todd a couple of years ago (after a 20-year break), I borrowed a KX 125 and had a blast.  I'm used to four strokes and having power down low, but that Kawasaki was geared properly and I was able to hit some technical terrain with little difficulty, and I only dumped it once.  A 200 might be the perfect compromise, although they're not nearly a common as Honda's or Yamaha's.

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Re: Buying a Red Sticker dirtbike?
« Reply #25 on: 05/17/17 02:43PM »
I will talk about the kdx when I get home

In short...it is awesome! Torque and low COG...that motor is it's Trump card!

But... condition is far more important than model loyalty...a low hour of *any* bike is better than any model that is better suited from a functional standpoint
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