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Old 08-17-2015, 08:48 PM   #21
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Crf-f and ttr is what I recommend. I know of a ttr230 that is $1k but will require a new battery and some work to get running.

Also, can we be best friends? I would like to help carve out a dirt oval and maintain it and then of course tear it up.
Thanks. I really need to start with something in good shape and teach myself maintenance as I go. I know myself too well to take on a project.

It might be awhile, but a camping/riding/shooting weekend sounds fun!
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:15 PM   #22
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Ttr and the 230 are great low maintenance bikes but if you have access to a hill country ranch that you will ride all the time you will be ripping in 6 months. Might as well get something a little quicker now.
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Ttr and the 230 are great low maintenance bikes but if you have access to a hill country ranch that you will ride all the time you will be ripping in 6 months. Might as well get something a little quicker now.
Hmmm... That's a concern, because I'll probably have this bike awhile and won't be having the funds to get another for awhile.
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Hmmm... That's a concern, because I'll probably have this bike awhile and won't be having the funds to get another for awhile.
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The most aggressive bike I would go with a WR or CRF-X type bikes. They are the same basic motor as the MX bikes but a little more friendly and different gear and creature comforts like kick stand and electric start.

I still think a crf-f or ttr is the best way to go. You can still ride them pretty dang fast.

With the TTR I'm sure someone will help you clean the carbs, I'd help but I'm not the best carb person.
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Cool. Thanks.

What about the 2005 KTM 250 SX-F Patrick has at Motorcycles Unlimited?
Looks like a great deal.
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Ttr and the 230 are great low maintenance bikes but if you have access to a hill country ranch that you will ride all the time you will be ripping in 6 months. Might as well get something a little quicker now.
Good point, Brandon.
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The most aggressive bike I would go with a WR or CRF-X type bikes. They are the same basic motor as the MX bikes but a little more friendly and different gear and creature comforts like kick stand and electric start.

I still think a crf-f or ttr is the best way to go. You can still ride them pretty dang fast.

With the TTR I'm sure someone will help you clean the carbs, I'd help but I'm not the best carb person.
Those are good options. You can go fast on any of them. I get my handed to me by slower bikes all the time.
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Looks to be a whole lot of bike, but at a great price point. Being on offer from Motorcycles Unlimited provides a great deal of peace of mind, too.
Hmmm...
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There's a FB page, "Houston Motocross: buy, sell, trade..." That I always see people post on... We use Craigslist... Should be able to find a good deal once you decide on a bike..
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Cool. Thanks.

What about the 2005 KTM 250 SX-F Patrick has at Motorcycles Unlimited?
Looks like a great deal.
While 250's aren't as bad as 450's it's still a MX full out race bike. They tend to not like going slow and are always edging to go faster. I have no idea what your skills are to say if it would be too much for you.
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While 250's aren't as bad as 450's it's still a MX full out race bike. They tend to not like going slow and are always edging to go faster. I have no idea what your skills are to say if it would be too much for you.
I would say right now it's probably "too much bike" for me, but I'm weighing that against my learning curve, which tends to be quick.
The price/value point seems to be pretty good, and like I said coming from Motorcycles Unlimited boosts my confidence in a possible purchase vs. a stranger or even someone I pseudo-know through MH.

It's worth thinking over, I think.
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Someone should have a 250 you can test ride.
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Thanks. Don't often find myself that direction, but will keep it in mind.

Stubborn Aggie move: post thread asking for advice, mention not necessarily needing a full MX bike. Get lots of solid advice. Consider purchasing full MX bike anyway.

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If that is your choice, go "just right". Look for a CRF250X.

Hit up JRedford, he may want to sell his. His is street legal as well.

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Another bike to look into. I doubt, especially being street legal, that it would be in my price range. Even if he were selling.
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