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Old 10-05-2009, 05:56 PM   #1
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get a 250 2 stroke. they are cheap and very fun..( cost about 1500-2500) or u can get a 450 4 stroke these guys can be slapped with street tires and made in to a motard. ( cost 4000-8000) i hope this helps. I have a cr250 its a 2 stroke. its from 1995 and i got it for $1000. they dont have as much life as the 4 strokes but it only take about an hour to rebuild the top end. the 2 strokes are nasty they will slap u around if you mash on the gas too hard lol
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Since you own a gsxr1000, you could handle a 450 4-stroke. As always i'll recommend a honda. 450's are gonna be a great choice if your going to want to do some motard action as well. On the same token, you could have just as much fun on a 250 four stroke as well and that would be a bit more forgiving just starting out in the dirt or going to a MX track. The 450 is alot more bike to handle if your not used to riding a dirt bike made for competition. Both would be a ton of fun and you can motard both.
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:18 PM   #5
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only get a 2 stroke or 450cc 4 stroke if you don't mind ridiculous maintenance schedules. essentially all 450cc 4 strokes & any 2 stoke bikes are race bikes & should be maintained as such. I went with the suzuki drz 400. maintenance schedule is more like a car than a bike... 1500-2000 mile oil changes, check the valves every 15,000 miles!!!. i'm converting mine to a tard as we speak. Also the yamaha WR250x (factory street legal motard model) has a similar maintenance schedule. I love riding more than i love wrenching. J.M.H.O.
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i would go with a 450, and if you got some a kx 500 haha
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I have an 05 Suzuki RM-Z250 that I might sell to get me a new baby. The bike has had an engine rebuilt and suspension tuned up at EBR in less than two riding hours. This baby is ready to go. PM me if interested.
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Chris, the 450 will feel like alot of motor but you should be better off with a 450 than any other bike. Alot of people dont like to ride the 2 smokes because of the power band, witch may also make it harder for you to ride scince it should be in the band while riding. You should prob go with a Honda because there seem to be alot more out there and parts should come easier. Give me a call when you get a bike and we will go ride. I can let you test ride my bike before you pull the trig on anything.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:27 PM   #13
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a 250 two smoke is not gonna be good for the track. unless you do brake upgrades, etc. A used 250 two smoke is hella fun and super cheap. I got on the dirt for less than 1500 bucks, buying used gear, and a used bike. The best part, I don't worry about farking her up too much. These things are meant to be run into to trees, dropped on their sides, and occasionally looped out from a wheelie. and she won't stop ticking. lol
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These things are meant to be run into to trees, dropped on their sides, and occasionally looped out from a wheelie. and she won't stop ticking. lol
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That motoX bike is going to feel like a bicycle after being on a sport bike. Hope its everything you are expecting.

For me, I dont ever plan on going back to dirt.

Post up when you pick one up. 450 is a beast, you'll enjoy it
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You might be doing it wrong.
I was being sarcastic, but all in all...it's a $1,200 toy. I'm just saying, I would NEVER go out and buy a NEW bike. Buy used. My bike is a 97, I did just fine keeping up with my buddy on his '09 KTM 300 2 stroke. He did have electric start though, not sure if it's worth the $7k difference (at least to me anyhow).
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+1 on buying used.

Also consider 2 strokes are easier to work on and parts are cheaper when it comes to the engine. 4-strokes will require less overall engine maintenance but the parts will be more expensive and are harder to work on. Your also gonna find a 2-stroke alot cheaper than a 4-stroke mainly because most all racers now a days pick like the overall powerband of the 4-stroke. They got low, mid and top end where as a 2 stroke really only has mid and top.

Top end on a 2-stroke cheap and easy.. Top end on a 4-stroke expensive and a bit more extensive.

Both are a blast and would be worth the money either way.
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+1 on buying used.

Also consider 2 strokes are easier to work on and parts are cheaper when it comes to the engine. 4-strokes will require less overall engine maintenance but the parts will be more expensive and are harder to work on. Your also gonna find a 2-stroke alot cheaper than a 4-stroke mainly because most all racers now a days pick like the overall powerband of the 4-stroke. They got low, mid and top end where as a 2 stroke really only has mid and top.

Top end on a 2-stroke cheap and easy.. Top end on a 4-stroke expensive and a bit more extensive.

Both are a blast and would be worth the money either way.
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