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Old 03-27-2008, 10:02 PM   #1
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I'm looking for something cheap to put around on that gets good mileage. Gas prices are killing me right now.

Do the older street/dirt bikes have a lot of problems? Can anyone recommend a solid bike that drives on the streets? Just wondering if anyone can share their experiences with smaller bikes that are street legal. Looking for something that will pay for itself in gas in a few months.

Im talking about the street/dirt bike types that go for pretty cheap. Are there any good 125cc?
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:20 PM   #3
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lifanand jailing (gpx)125's are good motors . they are made in 150-160 cc now as well . we have a few street legal 50's and i believe sbfuller is working on getting his legal now too. not hard to do at all
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:06 AM   #7
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:34 AM   #8
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I'm looking for something cheap to put around on that gets good mileage. Gas prices are killing me right now.

Do the older street/dirt bikes have a lot of problems? Can anyone recommend a solid bike that drives on the streets? Just wondering if anyone can share their experiences with smaller bikes that are street legal. Looking for something that will pay for itself in gas in a few months.

Im talking about the street/dirt bike types that go for pretty cheap. Are there any good 125cc?

What kind of "Commute" are we talking about here? Back roads with a speed limit of 45 or some highways? If you EVER have to get on the highway nothing less than a 250cc - These get around 50 to 60 mpg. The smaller the cc displacement the better the gas mileage, but don't compromise your safety by not being able to keep up with the flow of traffic.

That being said you can pick up a OLDER 250 (Virago, GZ250, Nighthawk,Ninja) for between $1500 to $2500 which is roughly the same price you will spend for the Lifan 200cc...
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:45 AM   #9
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I had a KL250 Super Sherpa for awhile. It was fine on slower roads but scary on the freeway. The knobby tires would wiggle as cars flew past you. Mine got 70 MPG. I've been looking at the Honda Ruckus for commuting but I have to take FM1960 for about 10 miles to get to work. 35 miles an hour ain't gonna cut it.
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:22 AM   #12
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get ninja 250, u'll get 50-70 mpg
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:41 PM   #13
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I was thinking about a ninja 250. Ive seen some nice ones for $1200 so if one ever comes my way and I have the cash, I might grab it.

I dont need something for the highway or freeway though. 40-50mph would be good enough. My fiddy got stolen before I could get it street legal but I would rather something that sits a little higher and with bigger wheels.
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