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hello there guys,,

am new to this forum. i have been surfing this forum for about 2 weeks only to find the best bike that i can buy.

this is a great forum and i really like to be in here.

what i am asking for is help for finding a great dual sport bike that can be good in both freeways and trails and stuff. i am from chico,ca and i study in chico state and i would like to buy a used bike but no older than 05'. i have 4500$ in mind for price for a really good bike.

i am 5'10" and my weight is 260lbs at this moment, am trying to loose weight and i did throw away 20lbs in the last month.

all i wanted is a good bike that can be found in my area.

thank you,,

b07ammod

*sorry if my english is bad :)

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There's a couple of low hour legally plated XR 650 R's in the D-37 Classifieds. D-37 is the so cal district of the AMA. www.district37ama.org. I'd come pick one of these up, it's worth the drive. I was going to suggest a 650L or DRZ 400. You'll se supremely happy if you make the drive south for one of these bikes.

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Buy the bike that is right for you and your build and what you want to use it for.

I bought the Suzuki dr650 because it fit my need the best.

However I believe the Honda 650L is the best built bike but it was too tall for me. You can not go wrong with either one of these.

If you have $4500 to buy the bike with just buy a new 09 and finance the rest. You can buy a new 09 suzuki dr 650 out the door for $5600. You payments would be under $25 a month.

I was at Merced Honda in November and they were selling a new never been sold 07 xr650L for $6100 out the door.

There are a lot of great deals on the new but left over 08's on the showroom floors.

Good luck

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your 5-10 and 260 find a plated XR650R there is no way it will be to tall for you maybe have to have the suspension re-done for your weight but im only 5-8 160lb and i can motor my XRR around pretty good

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thank you guys

I think that there is a problem with used bike in chico, theyre so rare to get. so i think i might go with a new 07 drz400 and change the suspension to take my weight. it will be my first bike so its not a big deal for the power as i am a newbie :) if i got sick of it and need to change ill change it after a year or 6 months.

since drz 400 is what i need for both size and power and for on roading and offroading. what do you think i should do with it as i get it?

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A DRZ400 will have more power than you need. As a newby please take a good riding course; it's the best money you can spend on your bike. A first bike is like the first girlfriend; lots of fun but you can get hurt bad. Be safe and enjoy.

Phil

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first bike.....i would go used because your going to fall off then after a year or so buy a new bike

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Sounds like a DRZ 400 would be a good choice. If you can get a deal on a nice Husqvarna TE610, that would be sweet as well! You may have to go down to Sacramento to have a better selection.

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sorry but i have another before i go and get this bike.

many people told me that dirt bikes are dangerous and its risky just to drive them, especially for me as a new rider. so what do you say about that since it concerns me alot since am international student here and i dont want to get hurt bad here :)

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Riding any motorcycle entails certain risks, many of which can be mitigated, a few of which really can't. I wouldn't see a dual purpose bike as being inherently any more dangerous than any other kind of bike. I would really encourage you to sign up for and take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) rider course before you buy a motorcycle.

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Everthing you do in life envolves a risk and has a reward for the risk.

Which would you rather do ride a bike in the USA or walk down thee street in your own country.

Not a slap at you or your country just saying that only you can answer that question. Goodluck and safe riding.

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