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Old 02-27-2014, 11:21 AM   #1
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Anybody have one to spare 4/4-4/6?

I need to borrow/rent a bike in April, I've been invited to a weekend at Hidden Falls but need a bike to take out there.

I looked at renting there, but they are out of their minds at almost $500 for twelve hours of riding.

I think a 250 up to a 400 would be good for me, and preferably a 4 stroke (although I can ride a 2). I started on dirt and have owned a few over the years, both 2 & 4 stroke.

If anyone can help please let me know, I can cover any damage I might potentially do but I wouldn't go crazy on it.

I just don't want to buy one or spend that much to rent for two days of fun, so I'm hoping someone here will be able to help.

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Old 02-27-2014, 11:34 AM   #2
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Go buy one (cheap) ride it, then sell it for the same price. There are plenty of xr400's, ttr 230's etc for 1200 bucks. Better than renting, and you might even make a buck.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:45 PM   #4
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Go buy one (cheap) ride it, then sell it for the same price. There are plenty of xr400's, ttr 230's etc for 1200 bucks. Better than renting, and you might even make a buck.
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Go buy one (cheap) ride it, then sell it for the same price. There are plenty of xr400's, ttr 230's etc for 1200 bucks. Better than renting, and you might even make a buck.
Boom.

https://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/4351830018.html

This would be a good option as well at Hidden Falls.

http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/4351718094.html

A little heavier...but an option as well.

http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/4341779525.html
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:56 PM   #7
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Thanks for the links Tojo, isn't the 125 going to be too small to catch air and really have fun on? I know the 110 I rode was just a pitbike for us grownups. Suspension was way to soft to really do much other than parking lot playing.
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Thanks for the links Tojo, isn't the 125 going to be too small to catch air and really have fun on? I know the 110 I rode was just a pitbike for us grownups. Suspension was way to soft to really do much other than parking lot playing.
A 125 or bigger would probably be fine. Especially if you get a "big wheel" version.

Hidden Falls has some really technical areas that a smaller bike might actually be more fun on. The light weight and nimble handling would be fun.

A buddy has 16 acres in College Station that we tear up on CRF100's, 150F, and 150Rs. Some TTR's as well. Fun as due to the tight trails.

There are open areas a HF that a smaller bike could be left behind, but a TON of areas that it would be an easier ride than a bigger bike.

Springs would be soft possibly. I'm 260lbs but most of my bikes (and friends' bikes) have springs changed out for "big boy" size. It's not too expensive or complicated on the little bikes.

There was on XR400 as well, not too far away.
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:24 AM   #9
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:keke, I saw that xr you mentioned. Very nice indeed.
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I have a ttr 125 that I may be willing to rent out...pm me and we'll talk
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:58 AM   #11
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Old 02-28-2014, 09:29 AM   #13
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the ttr225 will leave you pushing it back to the trail head. Those things are not meant for trail riding. If you go check out the xr make sure and give the frame a good look see. They tend to rust out on the bottom and around the kickstand.

1200 for and xr400 is a good deal.
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Thanks everyone, problem solved. /thread.
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