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Old 10-23-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
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CRF80 or KX65 as a mini moto ?

Ok guys, I need some help on this. I want to get into racing mini's but I'm, not sure what bike to get, Either a Honda CRF80 or a Kawasaki KX65. Which bike is better and which one can I ride in different classes?

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Old 10-23-2009, 01:41 PM   #2
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which organization? TMGP or CMRA, or just for fun?

the 65 can be raced in several classes and in endurance races in TMGP.

The 80 can be enduranced in CMRA.
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:49 PM   #3
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which organization? TMGP or CMRA, or just for fun?

the 65 can be raced in several classes and in endurance races in TMGP.

The 80 can be enduranced in CMRA.
I was thinking TMGP since the Katy track is close by. It sounds like the 65 is more versitile. Can it be used in CMRA as well ?
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:52 PM   #4
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To be honest I'm pretty blind about all this. Reading forums helps but everyone has a different opinion. I need help with setup etc…
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:59 PM   #5
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65 would be a lot more versatile than the 80.

and yes, it can be used in CMRA as well.
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:02 PM   #6
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65 would be a lot more versatile than the 80.

and yes, it can be used in CMRA as well.
Thanks. If I need more help , I will bug you .... lol if thats ok ? ? ? ?
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sure you may, if i can ride the bike if I am not racing on another.
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:13 PM   #8
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:57 PM   #9
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65 without a doubt. The CRF80 will be slow and take a lot more work to make competitive. Plus the kx65 will have the bigger classes in TMGP.
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Old 10-23-2009, 04:59 PM   #10
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o ... i just noticed is was crf80...

i mistakenly read cr80.

the 65 would be way more competitive for less money.
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:50 PM   #11
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I found a 2007 kX65 new for $1,600....is that a good price ?
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:10 PM   #12
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For a new bike, yes.

Check out some used bikes also. Used kx's will go for $700 - $1000. Since most of the used kx's were riden by kid motocrossers, they are still in good shape.
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Some guy on craigs list wants $1,300 for an 03 KX85.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:29 PM   #14
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we have a `01 cr80, dirt trim. newish topend and comes with a 12'' rim (started to get parts for minimoto)
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:03 AM   #15
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Motojunkie;
You will want to go with the 65 that at least has the inverted front suspension. More adjustments in the suspension will work better for you.Not sure off the top of my head if the "03" has this. If NOT keep looking.

Houstonmotocross.com site should have several to look into. Check the classifieds. TJ.
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None of the kx65's have inverted front forks. That is only on the ktm's.

It is not really necessary either, but would be nice. 99.9% of the kx65 mini motards built stick with the stock forks, and are set up very well.

My forks only have stiffer springs in them, and they work very well. The shock is the limiter on the suspension.
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Some guy on craigs list wants $1,300 for an 03 KX85.
If you plan on racing TMGP, don't get the 85. They are nice bikes, but are only legal for unlimited, and cannot be enduranced raced in TMGP. CMRA is another story though.
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If you plan on racing TMGP, don't get the 85. They are nice bikes, but are only legal for unlimited, and cannot be enduranced raced in TMGP. CMRA is another story though.
Thanks !
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Hey ya know Mcd is correct.

Sorry I was thinking KX 85 as I had just purchased a complete "09" KX 85 front end for the second KLX 140 and forgetting the 65 is not inverted. Sorry....Hey a fork brace would do really good thou. Anything for better handling. Tim.
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Definitely go with a KX/RM 65. A must have are Racetech Gold Valve Emulators and stiffer springs front and rear. If you have any questions on teh build, give me a shout.
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