hey everyone, this is my first post so if i mess somethin up dont be too short with me. Anyways every since i was little i have had posters of motorcycles and racers on my wall. However, my father i guess thought that if he spent that amount of money then it would just be a phase and go away. it woulda been fine if he was right but the problem i have always had was that the urge to get a dirt bike never did go away. I always envied the kids whos dads bought them bikes and got them into racing because mine never did that. (which kind of surprises me considering my dad had motorcycles from 16 to like 36, streetbikes, dirtbikes, dual sports, you name it.) Now before you guys read me off and say oh hes just a noob who doesnt know what he's doing. I have ridden before. I have ridden my cousins cr85 and my grandfathers yz125 (which is a beast) and had finally decided to buy one last summer. So i saved all my money for almost a year $750, and looked in all the local craigslist ads and papers. I finally found one, a used 2001 crf125 in good condition for $800.(the guy sent me pics) it was owned by an older gentleman who has bought it for his grandson and then his grandson only rode it once. so we had a meeting time and on the way there my dad for some unknown reason talked me out of it. Telling me i needed to save for a car, (which i already have $2600 for) so long story short i let it slip. Now, im in the same boat as i was last year with slightly less money $45o but i can save much more in 2 or 3 months if i can get in some hours for my aunt and uncle. Anyways, i would really like to finally own a dirt bike and was wondering what to look for. I'm fairly tall 6,2 and skinny 140lbs. I'm not a total noob but would probably kill myself on anything bigger than a 230 4 stroke. I know i have to buy used because of my low budget and probably older than a year 2000. which is perfectly alright with me as long as it runs good. And honestly im almost 16 now so i'm too old to race competively with anyone but friends although i would really like to do some trials if given the oppurtunity. Anyways any suggestions of brands or cc's or anything like that could really help this newbie out!