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Old 12-03-2012, 12:22 PM   #1
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WTB Low Cost Dirt Bike

I am looking for a relatively low cost 4-stroke dirt bike to ride around on with my son. I took him out for a quick ride in the neighborhood and could not keep up on my mountain bike.

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Old 12-03-2012, 03:40 PM   #2
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:48 PM   #3
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What type of engine work is recommended after 52 hours?
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:57 PM   #4
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What kind of bike?
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kx450 will not be a low cost top end job. That's more of a high maintenance race bike.


If you want low cost and low maintenance, look around for Honda XR series bikes. XR250, XR400, etc. Even the yamaha TTR series bikes. Low maintenance and high reliability. All will be plenty enough to ride around with your kiddo.

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If you want low cost and low maintenance, look around for Honda XR series bikes. XR250, XR400, etc. Even the yamaha TTR series bikes. Low maintenance and high reliability. All will be plenty enough to ride around with your kiddo.

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+1. Good advice. I'd add in a DRZ-250/DR250/DR350. Cheap and easy to find.

I saw these here in the Austin CL.

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I am looking for an older model 450 at a good price. Let me know what you have.
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If you are bent on a 450, which it sounds like you are, I would get a Yamaha WR450 or Honda CRF450x. Those are off road focused bikes, not MX focused. The motors will require less rebuild. They are not as high strung as an MX bike.
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If you are bent on a 450, which it sounds like you are, I would get a Yamaha WR450 or Honda CRF450x. Those are off road focused bikes, not MX focused. The motors will require less rebuild. They are not as high strung as an MX bike.
Plus those have the wonderful luxury of electric start

I absolutely love my WR450.
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Depends on the bike.
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I would definitely go for an electric start bike. Those thumpers arent fun to boot over.
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I would definitely go for an electric start bike. Those thumpers arent fun to boot over.
As long as they are running right, they shouldn't be difficult to kick over. BUT.. Electric start is .
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As long as they are running right, they shouldn't be difficult to kick over. BUT.. Electric start is .
I'm too old, lol. I dont mind doing it once to go for a ride, but any sort of stopping to rest, talk, etc, and I get sick of it in a hurry. I'll kick a 2 stroke over all day long.

I guess I'm not as hard core as I was 25 years ago.
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