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About spartan985

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  1. Just wanted to leave an update. I have not bought a bike yet. I have been looking at everything both 2 and 4 stroke. A 2011 yz250f just popped up right down the road from me and for a good price. I will be going to look at it in the next few days!
  2. I have been looking on CL also, i just happened to be at the stealership and these caught my eye. Its not about being lazy, I was just thinking it would be one less thing to worry about out on a 50 mile trail loop. I can always bring premix in my pack. I am also looking at 01 to 04 yz250's
  3. Hey guys, I am looking at my first dirt bike. I have had a few street bikes( ninja 250 and a DRZ400sm) and a quad (raptor 350) before. I am about 5' 10" and about 230lb ( broad shoulders and a bit chubby). It will be used for trail riding mostly. I have put about an hour on my buddies 07 WR250f and that is the extent on my experience on a dirt bike. I am on a budget of $3500 max. I already have gear from when i owned my quad. A dealer in my area has an 06 yz250f for $3200. I do not know how many hours are on the bike but it has a tech care suspension and a pipe and hand guards. The bike looks to be in great shape, just normal scuffs on the plastics. The same dealer has a 2008 yz450f for $3400, not sure on hours, I think its stock, but a decent amount of boot wear on the cases and lower frame. What bike would be better for me? Do those prices seem to be in the ball park? I am worried that the 450 will have to much power for me. Should I pass on both and keep looking? What other bikes should I be looking at? I have considered a 250 2T also. Not sure I want to bother with mixing gas and all that considering it will be mostly a trail/play bike. Thanks in advance!
  4. I bought my 2006 SM today! Woohoo!
  5. I'm not sure. Hmm,what should have been done other than chain, oil, ect?
  6. I'm just looking for your veteran drz opinions. I just left a deposit with the seller to hold this drz400sm till I get my insurance and cash from the bank, its a 2006. Here is the CL ad. We agreed on $3200. Bike seems to be in great shape, only "problem" I can see is the rear right side number plate plastic is scuffed from a low speed drop. Everything else looks fine. I test rode it and it seemed to run like a champ. I had to baby it because the rear tire is 2 days old and still slick, and it just finished raining and it was a bit slick outside. Any reason to not buy this bike?