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03-24-2005 05:50 PM
fidget i tkink that you should get an xr 250, the ttr is an old ladys bike(my friends mom has one). they are very heavy. i have a 2002 cr250 that is great on trails and is outstanding on the track, all you need to do is add a delta force 3 reed valve , and a flywheel weight. with those mods you will have maor than 4-stroke power and a lot less weight
10-21-2002 06:37 PM
kvpZX9R ttt

I kicking this up because I got the go ahead to get a dirtbike. I leaning towards the KLX300. I don't have much knowledge to go here for a dirtbike. I've been reading on the net and stuff. What's your opinions on it? My second pick right now is the WR250f.
10-13-2002 05:28 PM
kvpZX9R I've ridden my friend's KX500 a couple of times and man, that thing will put brown streaks in your shorts!!!!

I was talking with 2 different dealers this weekend and both recommended me to stay away from the 2 strokes for what I want to do.

Like I posted earlier, my wife would rather me get another sportbike instead of a dirtbike. She was trying to talk me into buying a leftover 02 R1 while we were at the dealership on Saturday. Go figure.
10-11-2002 01:37 PM
motonole Midlife, try H&H in Atlanta. KTM parts by the truckload. You have the minis though, so I don't know about those. Look in the back of MXA or Dirt Rider. There is a place in Cali that has LOW prices on KTM plastic and hard parts. Can't put my finger on the # right now, but I ordered a complete plastic set for like 145.00 a couple of years ago. Jimmy, I had a CR250 Honda before I got my 300 Katoom, and I guarantee that this "Enduro" will smoke any 250 around!: FMF,Race Tech, Rad Valve, milled head, carbon reeds modded PV- this bike RIPS!
10-11-2002 01:18 PM
jimmyjr My 91 yz250 is setup to be a trail bike...bark busters, skidplates, disk covers, etc....ridin in the sand doesn't sound like"trail riding" to me.....Get a 2 stroke dirtbike...Trailbikes are for sissies!!!My buddy has an 250 husky endiro, and after riding my tired ass yz, kicks himself in the ass every day for not getting a REAL dirtbike
10-11-2002 12:56 PM
MIDLIFE CRISIS Moto, I dig it and would say we are on the same page. I (like yourself) was only giving what I felt was the best advice given the paramaters. I love 2-strokes but would not recomend one for a trail rider. I am shocked that you would recommend a KTM It is hard enough for me to get parts now without adding another customer to their list! I got the joke about the CR500, just wanted to make sure Kvp didn't run onto someone in a full body cast with a great deal on one. I would love to see a video of CR500 loopouts. I bet it would be a 4 disc box set.
10-11-2002 09:49 AM
motonole Midlife- As I said before, both the KDX200 and 200 are EXCELLENT trail bikes. Not racers in stock form, these bikes are built to be trail ridden. My wife rides a 220, and she never goes faster than 40mph! You can lug these things like a 4 stroke, and you also get the added benefit of top-end scream.(more so on the 200) ANY of the KTM EXC line of off-road bikes(even the 125, are great bikes for casual trail riders (beginners) or racers. They too, can lope along at a snails pace in 2nd or 3rd gear, then tap the clutch and hang on! I'm NOT trying to get anybody hurt, I was joking about the 500s, but in all seriousness the Kawasakis are great bikes that a beginner won't outgrow like a small 4 stroke. They are bulletproof, require basically no maintenence except for changing the oil, tightening the chain and cleaning the air filter. Make sure the bolts are tight, and one top-end can last 3 years. Unless you live in the mountains, rejetting should'nt be an issue. I've ridden and raced my KTM every weekend for 3 years, and even though it's heavily modified and runs on 50/50 VP- pump gas, I've only replaced the piston twice. BTW, the ads that say "modified for trail riding" are usually talking about motocross bikes. You would NOT want to moto a KDX!
10-11-2002 07:36 AM
MIDLIFE CRISIS Kvp, it sounds like you are on the right track (so to speak). I would take Gunshy's advice and look for displacement and light weight esp for sand. Motonole, I would be interested in a list of 2-strokes you feel come from the factory ready to lope along a trail. The nature of the 2-stroke (talking about the power band specifically) would put it at the bottom of any list of great trail bikes. Take a look at some 4-sale adds and see how many times you see the words "set up for trail riding" associated with 2-strokes vs 4's. No contest. And or not... Kvp stay away from the CR500. Unless you got a GSXR 1000 as your first street bike.
10-11-2002 05:37 AM
motonole With all due respect to the other replies, there are a LOT of 2 strokes that are great trailbikes right out of the box. The KDX200 or 220 is probably the best bet. I promise you that you will enjoy it more tha the 225 Yamaha. If you MUST have a 4stroke, I'd look into a big one for the desert. Some body mentioned a XR400, that would be good. Personally, I'd get an ugly used KX500 or CR500 (they are unbreakable!) for about 1500.- 2000 and let 'er rip!!!!
10-10-2002 06:36 PM

If you have got sand get as much displacement as u can
sand requires torque to get up on top of it & u have to get on top
to move-----here in the east a small cc will do fine we go buy what we can pick up ,( literally) starter adds weight & when u get tired
the weight is a big problem been thru 3 new ones still have
the 4th
Have fun
Bill Teller
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