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Old 06-18-2012, 10:00 PM   #21
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Thanks for all the intel moto dudes. Curious how you were able to make your KTM street legal.

Also, the reason why I inquired about the crf250x at 4k is because a honda dealer is selling one for that price. Thing looks brand spanking new and is claimed to have been ridden twice.

I actually did come across a really kickass looking KTM125 for 800 bucks that needed a little work (about 200 bucks worth only)

In the mean time my pops and I will kick it on our 80 and 100cc hondas gangster style
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Thanks for all the intel moto dudes. Curious how you were able to make your KTM street legal.
The previous owner took care of all the work prior to me getting it. He said the kit was installed at the dealership when it was purchased and they took care of all the papaer work for him.
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:36 AM   #24
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2005 crf 250x for $2500 obo
http://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/3075819691.html

another in Austin, 2006
http://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/3083550828.html
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:24 PM   #25
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thx for watching out for a brother bacon. Unfortunately, I've managed to incur quite a bit of debt after graduating from college and don't have 2500 bucks :( I've looked at dealers that finance but sweet jesus 7200 for a dirt bike!!!
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ill finance you $2499 up front and 50 cents a month for rest of your life. HAHA i kid.
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You would save A LOT of money, by going to a credit unions and getting a "Small car loan" claim you have most of the money just need a little more. The 2500 will probably get at a much lower rate than the stealership will give you and the bike you buy will be a lot cheaper. banks dont need to verify you actually buying a car.
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Curious how you were able to make your KTM street legal.
You can make any motorcycle street legal regardless of whether it is a 4t or 2t. Get all the legal stuff you need (DOT tires, headlight, tailight, stop light, and horn) and get it inspected, then registered for a road-going title. Technically speaking you will need a spark arrested silencer, but I doubt that any inspection shop would check for that. Most likely they would check for sound level before a spark arrestor.

I considered getting mine street legal, but opted instead to just buy a $25 temp tag any time I want to be able to ride on the road (like my annual trip to go ride up in Colorado).
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But i prefer the 4 stroke in any trail riding. Specially climbing around 75 degree slopes
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Your maint. will be higher and more expensive on a KTM.
I disagree. Maintenance on a KTM wouldn't be higher than a 4. The network of available OEM parts for KTM is just as extensive as the 4. If you said that major maintenance on a 4t would be higher than a 2t, I would agree with that. But "regular" maintenance on all dirtbikes will be about the same.
I can get a new top end kit (not just the piston, but all parts needed) for my KTM 300 for $185. (http://www.cookseycrank.com/#!solutions)
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thx for watching out for a brother bacon. Unfortunately, I've managed to incur quite a bit of debt after graduating from college and don't have 2500 bucks :( I've looked at dealers that finance but sweet jesus 7200 for a dirt bike!!!
Whats your budget?
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I disagree. Maintenance on a KTM wouldn't be higher than a 4. The network of available OEM parts for KTM is just as extensive as the 4. If you said that major maintenance on a 4t would be higher than a 2t, I would agree with that. But "regular" maintenance on all dirtbikes will be about the same.
I can get a new top end kit (not just the piston, but all parts needed) for my KTM 300 for $185. (http://www.cookseycrank.com/#!solutions)
I do agree with you to an extent, from my experience my KTM always needed more work and more maintenance than my other DB's. So when i was talking more, i didn't mean drastically, just some. I have always ended up paying more for used part on the KTM then on the Honda or Kawi, but maybe that is just me. So i do agree and disagree with you, depends what you are working on. It just needed more attention to me, maybe thats just my personal isolated experience that others may have not faced.

On another note, I do not have a video. But i will make sure next time to either strap the go pro to me, bike or the follower. It is not an easy climb. Its definitely some mud slinging, rooster tailing climb that can not be taken from a dig. but i am just a 4 guy over a 2 guy, Doesn't mean i don't like to ride them and have fun on them(i just prefer not to have to be high up in the revs to make the climb, i prefer to be able to make a steady climb from a low start). They can just jump up and bite you sometimes. When i go out trail/enduro riding. Its 4 all the way for me.
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Doesn't mean i don't like to ride them and have fun on them(i just prefer not to have to be high up in the revs to make the climb, i prefer to be able to make a steady climb from a low start). They can just jump up and bite you sometimes. When i go out trail/enduro riding. Its 4 all the way for me.
Well I ride a 300 2t so really mine's sort of like a 3 stroke. I can lug it all day long with the best of the 4t bikes!
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Whats your budget?
i just spent some dough to fix my malibu and now the GTO transmission is majorly screwed up so will need to fix that (extremely bad week for me). In the mean time i am going to keep around on the xr100 until i can eventually roll with the big dawgs.

hey check out this video i saw on youtube. i think its pretty sick dude, righteous!!!! <===== how i imagine moto peeps talk


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i just spent some dough to fix my malibu and now the GTO transmission is majorly screwed up so will need to fix that (extremely bad week for me). In the mean time i am going to keep around on the xr100 until i can eventually roll with the big dawgs.

hey check out this video i saw on youtube. i think its pretty sick dude, righteous!!!! <===== how i imagine moto peeps talk


Dirt Biking Moab, Utah - YouTube
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