Ok, need some advice from you guys. I'm lookin for an older (early to mid 90's) dirtbike just to have to screw around on. Trail riding primarily, so what do you think WR250, XR250? Or go the motocross route and get a CR125 or YZ125. I'm completely ignorant when it comes to dirtbikes. lol
I would suggest a Kawasaki KX250....and it seems that I just may have one for sale!!!
It's a '94 KX250, all original, ('cause I'm gonna keep all the chit that I have bought to convert it to a SuperMotard). I have all the original plastics for it, and they're in EXCELLENT shape! Even the seat cover is the original, and it isn't even torn!
i would go for a 350 4 stroke if i were u....i would get a motocross bike like any 125 or 250, no 500's because thats just too much power for the trails , if u plan on hitting jumps hard and riding really hard....but u can usually be faster in the trails with a good 250-350 4stroke like a xr or dr ....good luck....ride a few before buying something...i think u'll know right away what u'll want when u ride each one.......keep in mind that u'll probably never have to work on the 4stroke bikes compared to the 2 stroke where u usually have to rebuild the top end every year if u ride often which is what i did with my rm 125!!....what a pain!!
Originally posted by Doogie That's the same thing I was thinkin, 2 strokes are a pain in the a**. Probably try and find an XR250 or 400. mbnickel what do you want to get out of it. I may be persuaded away from a Honda. lol
I'm really not looking for a ton out of it, I'd like to get somewhere around $1800, because it really IS THAT CLEAN! But I'm a reasonable guy, and I think, (with the exception of the aftermarket "supermo" crap that I've bought), that I only have about $1500 in it. I don't need to sell it, but it's been just sitting there in my garage and I haven't had time to build/ride it, so I might as well get rid of it, ya know?
You want a kick-ass dirtbike go for a Honda CR or XR. I'm a strong believer in Honda's dirt bikes. Mine has been to Hell and back a few times over and it still gets up and goes. I had a battle with the fuel system on it, but my buddy fixed it last week and my little monster is better than ever now. GET A HONDA!!!! That's my $.02. Take it or leave it.
At this point, I've had 'em all. The two-strokes are a lot of fun if you like to ride hard and push yourself. They're lighter-weight, and a lot more agile, (especially in the air). The 4-strokes are fun in their own way, but it's not the same kinda rush. I've owned RM's, KX's, and CR's, but never a Yamaha, (I think that'll be the next one). I have to admit that when it comes to dirt, I still go back to the KX's, (even though I'm not riding the newest of them all), but I have had a lot less problems outta the Kawi's, and I enjoy their benefits over any of the other three!