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post #1 of 32 Old 05-01-2008, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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Looking to buy a Dirt bike

Hey guys,I am currently in the process of finding a dirt bike (probably a 450 due to my size)Ive never ridden one and really have no knowledge on them other than watching the occational super/arenacross so I am curious if there is anything imparticular I should be looking for or certain questions I should be asking. Any info would be greatly appreciated.Obviously Im gonna try and go green

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What kind of riding are you gonna do?
There are mx bikes, trail bikes, off-road bikes, and dual sport bikes.
Picking the right one for what you intend on doing with it is key.
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just guessing though, since you've never ridden you should steer clear of the full on motocross bikes and get an off-road bike. Light makes right off-roada KX450X might work for you depending on where you ride.

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i got what you need. 2004 Kawasaki kx250f. fully redone suspension by total control performance.(set for 200 lb rider). renthal 1 1/8 fatbars with arc folding levers, white brothers full titanium exhaust, twin air power up kit with back fire screen eliminator. full 05 valve train and degree key, michelin starcross s-2 tires and sunstar 50 tooth rear sproket. it was my last race bike that got used one season . pm me for details if your interested.

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yea dude, stay away from the full-on mx'ers. its overkill unless you like jumping it and ripping full bore all the time. i'm currently in the market for a wr450. its basically the yz450f, but more trail-oriented. different flywheel weights so it has more low-end power, i believe they have different cams too. anyways, i rode one back to back with an rmz450, and while the rmz was a more "badass" bike, the wr was everything i could want/need with the addition of electric start!! dont know about you, but when i first started riding dirt i HATED kick starting a bike. just my thoughts, good luck dude.

oh, and as is the case with most toys like this, maintenance is the key to longevity. ask if the bike gets serviced after every ride, or every couple of rides. oil changes are hugely important to a 4-stroker.
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every 15 hours.. valve adjustment ever 72 hours. or at least on kx-f's

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i got what you need. 2004 Kawasaki kx250f. fully redone suspension by total control performance.(set for 200 lb rider). renthal 1 1/8 fatbars with arc folding levers, white brothers full titanium exhaust, twin air power up kit with back fire screen eliminator. full 05 valve train and degree key, michelin starcross s-2 tires and sunstar 50 tooth rear sproket. it was my last race bike that got used one season . pm me for details if your interested.
250f's are horrible trail bikes. They don't develope any power down low, which is where a trail bike tends to be ridden.
KLX450 is a really good bike. Electric start with a kick-start backup, two odo's, and a speedo, and as opposed to the Honda and Yamaha's, the KLX comes un-restricted right out of the box. No needing to cut the throttle stop, cut the grey wire, un-clog the intake, or switch to "YZ" timing. The bike's ready to ride, right out of the crate.
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250f's are horrible trail bikes. They don't develope any power down low, which is where a trail bike tends to be ridden.
KLX450 is a really good bike. Electric start with a kick-start backup, two odo's, and a speedo, and as opposed to the Honda and Yamaha's, the KLX comes un-restricted right out of the box. No needing to cut the throttle stop, cut the grey wire, un-clog the intake, or switch to "YZ" timing. The bike's ready to ride, right out of the crate.


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ill agree that its not a trial bike. mine is deff. not. But Flty1 never said anything about trail ridding. I ran 4 hair scrambles on this bike in the 125B class and placed top five in 3 of the events. its all about the rider man, i prefure the 250 over the 450 just because i like the strong mid range, and i actually like to use more then 2nd gear. also there is not bike that comes stock completely unrestricted. im pretty shure that bike has the backfire screen in the intake box. while the kxf is a VERY good all around bike its still all depends on who is ridding it.

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klx 110 sure are fun




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