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Old 08-27-2015, 04:35 PM   #1
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Looking for a good starter trail bike once again

Just moved and the trails out here are too gorgeous not to get a dirtbike.

Looking for a good reliable, cheap dirtbike. I'm not the greatest rider, so don't need anything too crazy. Would a KX85 two stroke be too much for trails? I'm 5'7'' and 160lbs.

I had a XR200, but wanted just a tad bit more power, and I didn't like how the rear tire was17" instead of the standard 18. I'm also pretty short, and so I would want a bike I can somewhat tippy toe/flat foot so if I need to kickstart I could easily. The newer CRF250, WR250, are just too tall for me to comfortably start it without a stepup. Is it possible to get one of those and lower the suspension through the yokes? I feel like I would get too bored with the CRF230 or TTR230, but maybe I'm just being cocky.

Tempted at at a CRF150R as well, but maintenance seems high? What does everyone thing? Budget is cheaper the better. But realistically <2000$ Let me know!
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:02 PM   #2
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This might make you another option to consider?
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the KDX 200 is a great woods bike for sure, but one thing he mentioned was the height thing?
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:20 AM   #5
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After a decent amount of research, I think I've decided to get a CRF150RB (Big wheel). The only concern is that I've read that "mini" bikes are less forgiving in terms of flying over the handlebars or other issues bc they were not meant for someone above 5'3" Any opinions on that?
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I've got a KLX300 for sale if you're interested. It kind of bridges the gap between the CRF230 size bikes and the WR250's/CRF250X's, in terms of power, height, suspension, etc. It uses many of the same components as the KLX250S. I believe it's also posted on here as well.

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^^^^ Ive been eyeballing your bike for myself but I got no funds for it at the moment....would be a perfect trail bike
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^^^^ Ive been eyeballing your bike for myself but I got no funds for it at the moment....would be a perfect trail bike
I understand that completely. It really is a great trail bike, just need the money for other things at the moment. Hopefully next year, I can slide a KTM 200 or 250xc-w into it's place (never owned a 2 stroke).
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I've got a KLX300 for sale if you're interested. It kind of bridges the gap between the CRF230 size bikes and the WR250's/CRF250X's, in terms of power, height, suspension, etc. It uses many of the same components as the KLX250S. I believe it's also posted on here as well.

http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/5142156914.html
:( That's one of the bikes I was looking for as well. Unfortunately, I just moved and no longer in texas otherwise I would be buying it today :/
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