• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

11 Good

About madmax_087

  • Rank
    TT Newbie

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
  • Interests
    Jeeps, AK's, dirtbikes, beezies. In that order.
  1. That C50 looks great, I really like the minimalist look he has going on there. Still not the one for me, but thanks for the input!! Yes, I have. Initially I was looking at whatever I could get for $500 bucks or less, which actually came up with some cool bikes. An inline-four was actually my first thought, because the idea of a ratted out bike with 4 individual exhausts screaming, a mexican blanket for a seat cover flapping loosely in the wind and faded ugly paint making the elderly cringe appealed to the troublemaker deep inside me. Deep inside. I guess I came to my senses, and started thinking of what I could get that wouldn't need major repairs or, if it did, what would be easy to get parts for and cheap as well. Also, I dont want to have to make a voyage to find my machine, so local or at least in my own state was priority. That's when I came across the S40, and started doing research. This brought me to it's competitor, the Shadow VLX. They are both modern rides with good support for parts and aftermarket goodies. Plus I have seen them locally for around $1k-1,500. Thanks for the replies fellas!
  2. More of that last bike here: It definitely has a good amount of time and love into it.
  3. I want to get on a cruiser for around town riding, and maybe a possible extended weekend ride here and there. I have no interest in racing on the street, either from a stoplight or from/to a cafe. My plan is to go with the bobber style while staying inexpensive and homebuilt where possible. I've researched the Suzuki 650 boulevard/savage line pretty well. It seems to be a popular choice because of the claimed good power for commuting, the longevity of the model with minor changes, the simplicity of the design and aftermarket support seems decent. Plus they can be had in fair shape for less than $1500 in my area, which is a big plus. A few downsides I have seen on these are harsh vibration from the big single piston, and the exhaust note... Not the most desirable, but I'm sure I could learn to live with it. Anyone with more seat time have anything, good or bad, to add in on this ride? What about competitors in this class, who/what else should I be looking at? Thanks for any input!
  4. Nice video. Looks like you have a fun little track there in your own yard. Dodging stumps isnt exactly my cup of tea, but you looks like you are sure having a blast on that thing. Good to see an old bike still running that well!
  5. I did a simple Google search for "XR400 plastics". It redirected me back here. Do some searching around here and on Google before making another thread on this. Check this thread: http://www.thumperta...-xr400-plastic/
  6. Crap... My '97 tings a bit too, and lately I've been pushing it harder than ever! Now I have to go check for loose bolts!
  7. Arizona

    Oh, this is great. I need to go grab this book, Me and the guys from work are always looking for more trails to ride, I get tired of the same stuff around Saguaro Lake, Gold Canyon, and Sycamore Creek. Anyone know of anything specific on the East/Northeast side?
  8. You guys have already seen my bike (very first picture), so here is some of it in action. Took the bike and the girl out to ride: just braap'n around the girl totally comfortable at WOT on the straight!! *so proud*
  9. thats what i was thinking. He is still pretty set on the CRF250, but i really think he would benfit from the E-start of an X. What years of CRF250R/X are best? im looking into a couple 07 250R's right now, they seem fairly clean and one has the the entire engine gone through, new top and bottom end. im skeptical of this, as im thinking it was a race or practice bike for a racer. (I know this isnt exactly the right forum for these kinds of Q's, but i figured since we're on the subject...)
  10. We'll have to go look around and see what he is confortable on, i just know he was tippy toes on the 450 . How is the power on the CRF230? i've heard the suspension was sub-par on those, but they may have stepped it up a notch on the newer models, no? Ill look into all three of these (DRZ, CRF230 and KDX). Thanks for the replies!!
  11. wow... there are some ridiculously legit pit bikes in here!! just taught the GF how to ride a couple weeks back, shes hooked.
  12. I ride an XR400 now, but that will be going to the girlfriend because ill be on the CRF from now on. The XR400 is too tall for him, thats why he was looking into 250's. i was thinking maybe a DR-Z250 or something similar? I think he will like the e-start on the DR-Z. Ill look into the KDX200 as well. The main reason I want to stay away from 2-stroke because neither of us like dealing with pre-mixing, i personally dont like the noise, and the trails we ride are better for four strokes because the broad powerband.
  13. Ok guys, My dad is in the market for a new (to him) bike. He has been riding bikes since he was a kid in the '60's, so he has plenty of experience. He bought a used '07 CRF450R, and it is a great bike, super strong and fast. but its also waayy too much for him. He isnt that big of a guy at about 5'8" and around 150lbs. Last time he rode it, he wrecked pretty bad and broke his shoulder. Now, after almost 2 season being off a bike, he has his strength (and courage) back up to get back on. But he's admitted to not being able to handle the 450, and he wants a 250F after riding a friend's before the accident. He does not need a race bike by any means, he only rides desert. no dunes or tracks, ever. This brings me to my question: What is a good bike for a medium sized older guy for dedicated desert trail riding? (no two-strokes, nothing exotic [KTM, BMW, Gas-Gas, etc.]). He will be buying used, and budget is something around $2-2.5K. Looking for years '07 and up. Thanks for any help!!
  14. haha this is all i've ever heard about these bikes!