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Old 09-05-2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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need info on a dirt bikes!!

So my nephews dad got him a dirtbike, and he has convinced my better judgement not to get one b/c i know how dumb & stupid i would get on one but hey he is pretty convincing. So the question is what size, brand etc etc would be alright for a 6"2 270lbs guy to get not looking to get anything to crazy just looking for reliable and semi easy to maintain.

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Old 09-05-2012, 04:56 PM   #2
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Get a woods bike.
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woods bike?? can you elaborate on this please dont know much about dirt bike lingo
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What bike depends on what riding. Are you riding cow pastures, single track in the forest, mx tracks or other? Whatever bike you buy you'll probably need to respring due to your weight though.

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SOMETHING with a HD rear spring for sure....

250 or 450 4 stroke or 250 2 stroke.....

easy to maintain? depends on your definition of easy as well.
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What bike depends on what riding. Are you riding cow pastures, single track in the forest, mx tracks or other? Whatever bike you buy you'll probably need to respring due to your weight though.

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double duty forest and mx tracks mostly is what i have i mind,, not looking to do 30 foot jumps ,, im definately needing to respring for wieght flour tacos

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SOMETHING with a HD rear spring for sure....

250 or 450 4 stroke or 250 2 stroke.....

easy to maintain? depends on your definition of easy as well.
hells yeah HD spring for sure.... forgot there really isnt nothing to easily maintain i guess something less pain in the if that helps abit
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KTM anything ending with xc, there's a nice 200xc on here somewhere disguised as a 125.
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Since you are not light, find a Yamaha WR450. Great bike, great power, and capable of trails and some MX duty.
Electic start as well.

Kick starting a 4 stroke sucks for me because I have a bad knee and it just sucks having to kick start a bike when you are FAWKING tired from riding.
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Personally, I'm a 2 stroke guy (then again, it's all I know from ownership). If you want something that is dual purpose (trails and mx) I suggest picking up a MX bike and converting it for woods purposes...i.e. bark busters, etc.

Tough to convert a woods bike to mx, but easily doable the other way around.

There are a couple of 450 4 strokes on here for very reasonable prices....including this one, but I'd put different bars on it (or at least roll em forward, lol).

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=235762

as for maintenance....if you can turn a wrench...most of it is simple. oil changes, air filter cleaning, brake pads, chains/sprockets on occasion, and top ends every 50 +/- hours on a 2 stroke, and valve adjustments on 4 strokes.
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The best woods bike to ride MX with (sort of the other side of the argument from what Dbuck already laid out) is a KTM XC. They have close ratio transmissions and Closed Cartrdge Forks (just like an MX bike).

So I would agree with dbuck. Get a CR250, KX250, or YZ250 and outfit it to ride woods if you want, or get a KTM XC line. (The KTM SX line would be good as well - the SX are KTMs MX line).
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I have had great luck with 250 two strokes pulling double duty. They are light weight, and trailside mechanic friendly.
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Im 5'11" and 260lbs... I love riding my XR650R. Ive even taken it to the track... it excels in the woods though.
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250 4-stroke. You will hate your life learning offroad work on a 450. They are awesome bikes but after riding dirt casually for a year I'm still thinking a 450 is a little much.

I'm biased against 2-strokes since I don't like throttle control with a clutch. I like a nice linear easy to work with power band.
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That's why I ride a 300 2t.
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