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  1. Hello, and sorry if this is long winded I just need to make sure I cover everything. Been pretty interested in the whole idea of motocross for about a year or so now and I've saved up around £2000 to get my first bike. I've had a look at this bike, and it seems pretty good. http://m.funbikes.co.uk/M2R_Racing_Warrior_J1_250cc_2118_96cm_Dirt_Bike(4755).aspx But to be honest I'm not generally sure what to look for. Long story short I just need a suitably sized bike (I'm 17, 180cm tall). Which will perform well (I live in Essex which isn't exactly very rough terrain), and will last me a fairly long time with moderate use. If anyone could recommend me a bike which would be better value than the one above then please do. I just want something which is reliable, will be good to ride, is upgradeable and will last me a good amount of time with proper maintenance. I can go higher than £2000 so if that's necessary let me know. Overall just recommend me a reasonably priced bike which fits the above criteria. Also lastly, as far as I know there are no licences needed to own or ride a dirt bike (as long as they are kept off the road and are strictly only used on off road and non-public areas). If anyone is familiar with UK law could they let me know if there are any further licences needed. Google didn't exactly help me. Many Thanks Everyone!
  2. Hi guys. I am interested in starting dirtbiking. I have cousins and other relatives who dirt bike and I am moving to an area where it is common to do it. I have ridden four wheelers before and enjoy driving high performance go karts. I am about 4 10 and am torn between a yz85 and an xr100 for a first bike. I wanted a xr100 but my cousin suggested a yz85. I will do both trail and eventually track once I build up some skill. I want a bike that I won't grow out of in 3 months. I am open to other suggestions.
  3. Location: Spain - Although I travel to the US often. Dirtbike prices aren't that much different. Weight: 210 pounds/95kg - Have lost 110 pounds/50kg (Random but I feel happy about it since I weighed over 320 pounds) Height: 6 feet 4/2 meters Riding experience: I'm 18 now but used to ride at 10 with a mini Dirt bike. Haven't got a lot of experience and kind of forgot the clutch system but I'm sure I'll pick it up straight away. Was so fun. Riding Area: Mainly around Mud/Mud jumps and Forests. Budget: Would like to spend less than 2k$
  4. Hey, all. I drove up to the Walker Valley ORV today to check it out. I was disappointed to discover that there weren't any easy 4x4 routes accessible for my 4Runner. The dirt bike trails looked really cool, though. I'm not looking to turn my Yota into an offroad beast, but moto trail riding looks like it might be more achievable for me. So, I'm wondering how difficult of a hobby this is to get into. I'm sure its expensive, as is anything that involves a motor, but I'm hoping less so than 4x4s. From what I can see these are the barriers to entry: 1. Buying a dirt bike Expensive, though pre-owned deals might be out there. My cursory search around craigslist didn't yield very enticing results, unfortunately. Since I'm a beginner, I'd want to get a bike that I wouldn't feel bad beating up, so max budget of $2k. Is the market around here super limited, my expectations totally off, wrong time of the year, looking in the wrong place, or something else? 2. Transporting the bike I already have my motorcycle endorsement, so I could get a dual sport and just drive to the trail on the bike. However, I don't really want to do that. I'd prefer my recreational vehicle and my ride home were two separate entities (hence why I don't want to build out my 4Runner). I saw some hitch-mounted motorcycle carriers that look like they would do the trick, and they are not very costly either. 3. Gear I'm sure this part is expensive. Helmet, goggles, jacket, pants, gloves, boots, armor, etc. When I had a street bike, the estimate was to spend an extra grand on these items. 4. Learning how to trail ride I tried looking into an MSF Dirt Bike class, but there are none offered around here. Perhaps local clubs offer newbie oriented rides? Anyway, just trying to get a feel for the hobby and the community. Thanks for reading and I appreciate any advice you can provide!
  5. Hi everyone! I am totally new to riding but have been encouraged by numerous friends and coworkers to look into getting a dual-sport motorcycle. I've loved motorcycles since I was little so I'm very excited about this! However, since I am such a newb I need as much advice as I can get so I came here. I would like a smaller bike (around 250cc) since I am 5'4" and 120 lbs and I feel that with the research I've done so far that size would fit me best. I would also need a shorter bike since I am obviously on the shorter side. I would mainly be using the bike off-road and would like to be able to carry some gear with me for camping. However, I would also like to be able to use it on occasional commutes to work (about 20 miles one-way). In other words, I want a bike that can handle off-roading well but also one that can get me at least to 55 mph for highway commuting. Obviously I'd like to stay on the cheaper end of things so I don't freak out over dropping it or crashing but I'm willing to spend a little extra to get the right bike. A coworker suggested the Yamaha TW200 but it seems like more of a dirt bike than a dual sport (not that I mind, it just doesn't seem to have everything I want). Any advice is greatly appreciated!
  6. Hey guys I'm new to dirt bike riding and while I have done a good bit of research on the bikes themselves and maintaining them I still have a few questions as far as riding goes. Naturally I understand the concept of the clutch and what it does and I get that you're supposed to use it to shift up but I have heard a few people say to neglect the clutch for downshifting. What is the opinion on this for someone new to riding? Another topic I would like to be more literate in is engine braking. I have ridden a 225 4 stroke a few times and my bike is a yz125 and I've heard that engine braking is much more effective in 4 strokes than it is 2. However I still feel the deceleration when downshifting in my 125. Am I riding wrong? Ive seen a few videos of people riding 2 strokes and had comments underneath along the lines of 'if you keep engine braking like that you're gonna blow it up.' Just hoping to get a wider opinion on the matter. I know this is common knowledge to most of you just have some patience with me lol.
  7. Hello! It's time for me to get my first big bike. I've ridden an aircooled 4 stroke since I was a kid and learned all the basic skills and habits. I quickly got comfortable on a friends 450 EXC on some open fields when I tried it. I will mostly ride on open terrain and gravel roads but also some mx tracks. Everyone seems to advice beginners to stop looking at 450's as they are too heavy, but I want the power on the open terrain. 250F's are too expensive around here so I have my eyes on older 250 2 strokes. People seem to really like them and I'm afraid I'll want more power than a 125. I'm 6'2 and weigh about 170 Ibs. Am I barking up the wrong tree? Thanks
  8. hey, i've never owned a dirtbike, but I've been riding a blaster for about 5+ years or so and wanted to get into dirtbikes, I usually ride on the road but I also live in florida and where I am there's lots of pits and tons of sugar sand and stuff, anways, I wanted to know what would be the best bike for that? I know I'm a beginner but I'm a fast learner and I'm kinda a speed devil, if you recommend starter bikes I'll get one but I'm also looked for top end bikes once I'm good enough. thanks prices can range anywhere 5'10, 130lbs
  9. Hi all, for the past year I have played with the idea of getting a 250 for honing MX. Though I’m not pursuing Loretta's, I would use this bike for getting into track work and weekend MX. I have about 3 grand set aside for the new (to me) bike. For reference, I grew up riding and wrenching my own bikes in my fathers footsteps. I have 14 years of riding experience, starting with fire roads as a kid and moved on to single track and tight trails as an adult. I am 5’ 7 inches and 155 lbs fully suited. I have some track experience, but I hesitate to call it “experience” as it is mainly tagging along with friends who ride MX. I’m an average rider but in no means an average MXer. I have a lot to learn in that department. Hopefully I can find the right tool for the job! What bikes, and years of production, would you recommend? Locally, I have a Honda/Suzuki dealer I’ve grown up with so I’ve always been a little partial to red and yellow. I’ve seen a handful of 2012-2014 RMZ 250s with low hours. The Honda’s I see are between 2010-2014 and seem a bit more expensive then the Suzuki’s, but still not unreasonable. Thanks
  10. I’ve been obsessed with dirt bikes since i was a kid but have never been lucky enough to own one but here in the near future when i have the money i would like to buy my first bike. I’m tall and skinny (6’8” , 150 lbs) so i would like a bigger bike. I’m wondering what you guys think is the best bike to learn on. Also i originally wanted a 250 2 stroke but then heard for beginner adults to look for 2 stroke 125 or a 4 stroke 250 is there any validity to this? Thanks
  11. A family friend has a son of 9 and weighs approximately 95 lbs. He has some experience but not a lot, and not so good. A 65 just seemed a little small, but an 85 seems too powerful. Preferably want to stick MX only. What would be a good bike for him?
  12. Hello to all: I recently got my dirt bike and started a youtube channel to show my progress. These are my first videos:
  13. I have a klx 140 G and have been riding for close to two years now. I usually go out once a week after work with my husband when its not too cold or snowing out. Since we live in Michigan, our season is not super long. I am not brand spanking new, but I would not classify myself as a proficient rider yet. The most technical trails I have encountered were out in Montrose Colorado and some single tracks up in Norther Michigan. I have not mastered wheeling over logs yet so when I come to down trees that are too big to just blurp over, I end up going around them. We are thinking about going out to Idaho with my father in law to ride trails out there. Does anyone know of any good trails for beginner riders?
  14. I just picked up a yz250, my first dirt bike in about 4 years, by no means good at dirt but ive been stunt riding sportbikes for that 4 years. I am 6'6 and 220 lbs. I havnt had much of a chance to really test the bike out as ive still got a cast on my wrist from the sportbikes, but i can already tell i wont be fitting on this bike. Ive ordered a set of windham bars, but i dont know if ill go with rox pivotting risers to bring them more foward and up. Back when i last rode dirt i was using 3 inch pivot risers and cr high bars and it was comfortable on my 2008 crf250r. I am also considering getting a large built up seat as ive heard that this will seriously help. I will also be purchasing the proper springs for my weight as soon as my supplier stocks them. I am unable to find options for lowered footpegs for this year of the yamahas, does anyone know of anything that will work? Or just any other setup peices i should be buying for this bike
  15. Hey I've been looking at a Kawasaki KX450F lately, but I'm wondering if a 450cc is too much for me. I have a bit experience from dirt biking, but the problem is the gap. I have a 125cc 4 stroke "Chinese" bike that goes 70-80 Kilometers max. Used it everywhere, so I know how to use a dirt bike, but I'm not sure if it's really stupid to go from that garbage to a 450. A lot of power compare to mine. I'm not gonna ride much on tracks, but more on dirt roads and a bit in the forest. I'm 5,8 ft ish tall. Thank you for your time
  16. I'm looking at getting into riding again. I did it for a summer about 6 yrs ago and I've been dieing to get into it ever since. Although I am having troubles making a decision on which bike due to my size. I am almost 29. And I'm 5'4 125lbs. I'm a small guy for sure. I don't need to worry about "growing out" of a bike, although that might change with experience. I've been trying to do alot of research. And going into shops and sitting on bikes but I wanted to ask more experienced riders that were close to my size (that aren't 12 yrs old). I was thinking either a KLX140L.. or should I go with a CRF 125fb or try and kill myself with a CRF230f? Thoughts? Budget new or used. Trying to keep it under 4-5k. Thanks
  17. Hi. I am new to the forum and wanted to share my videos. Just a day on ice.
  18. Hi everyone... are there any Chicago areas riders that can help with getting into riding dirt please??? Where are the tracks? Private? Outdoor? Indoor? Even people to ride with? I have about 2 months to decide if it’s worth getting a dirt bike or go with a motard or something. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  19. Wow, trials is hard to get started in. Impossible to find a good, solid used trials bike unless you are in the secret club of folks who already have a trials bike. Most dealers can't spell trials. So I bought a used Beta Rev-3. Its impossible to ride. It takes a Superman™ kick to turn the bike over. I can ride maybe 5 minutes and my legs are screaming. I get completely worn out, heart racing and sweat pouring off my head and body. It looks like a small and light enduro bike. I can ride enduro bikes. I can ride street bikes. I've raced bikes. But I can't ride my trials bike. And after 40 years, I have to buy a 3/4 helmet? I got one of the first Bell Star helmets in town, and every helmet I've bought since has been full face. I was told: "that enduro helmet will melt your brain" when I tried at a vintage trials event. I brought along my old enduro boots, they are so worn that they have no support. Just what you need for trials, right? Nope, the hard sole has zero traction on rocks, roots and mud, I kept falling down while walking the sections. How do you get started? Will it ever be easier? How can I ride enough to go from impossibly terrible to just really bad if I can't manage to ride the bike more than 5 minutes at a time? Are all you guys just born as Toni Bou?
  20. This year at the age of 35, I start Dirt-Bike . My start was with a 2011 yz450f . i trained 2 or 3 time per week in the deep sands or the woods. getting better give me confidence to think about riding on track. my first experience on the MX track was a disaster, i have done the first lap and barely could corner correctly and stall the bike 3 time and a bad jump and .... then i rest for 30 min and 2nd lap(run) was not better either. my thought : Okej, i just simply cant . But i keep training for the next 2 months in the sands and woods + 1 month ago i sold my YZ and bought a 2013 CRF450F . the difference was obvious, immediately found CRF an easy bike to ride and fell comfortable on it ( except the &%$#@!ing clutch ). 2 weeks ago i was on MX track with my friends , and i was surprised . i could drive easily compare to my YZ and do the cornering and jumps , or do 12 laps in my last run and the best part was that i enjoined so much and had a good feeling. During the week i was talking about it with my friend and conclude its mostly the CRF (70% ) and my improved riding skills(30%). Today we went to the Track, and deep down i had stress that i might &%$#@!ed up on a powerful bike like KX or YZ 👎. Fortunately my friend let me to try his bike ( 2014 kx450f ) , and i was shoked on the bike .... !!!!!!!!!! i felt good from the first touch of the gas to the last corner . Damn it was me as a rider which had the most improvement rather than the bike effect on my riding. of course, CRF good handeling and drivability helped me to gain my confident + i have no reason to blame the bike and I worked on my driving skill . I am a YZ fan and still Love YAMAHA brand... i will put more hours on my CRF before moving to a 2016 YZ450F(I already decided what to buy 🤦🙄) .
  21. Soo I need some advice from you guys . I have been a quad rider for some years now and I'm trying to figure out if I should make a move to dirt bikes. I've rode my chinese pit bike a couple of times but the thing sucks for trail riding . I've also rode a KX 80 a couple of times and that's where the things start to go bad . I don't know how to corner soo I just ride it on straight trail , I don't know if its my throttle control (the lack of it) but the thing has a demon on it (you can moke me for being scared of a little 80) but once I twist throttle the thing lifts the front wheel and I hang on for dear life . It scares me being not being in control . I only have like a mouth per year to ride because I only ride on holidays , would this be enough to quickly learn the basics to ride a dirt bike , or should I just continue on quads ?
  22. Hey, I’m 15 and I’m 5’2 and I weigh about 120 pounds. I have no experience ridding dirtbikes but I need your guys help on choosing and recommending me a bike. Thank you!
  23. Hi, Im 15 years old and 110 lbs. Im looking to buy a dirt bike as i have ridden quads/ATVs since I was 8. Budget isnt really an issue just looking for suggestions I hate the power delivery of a two stroke as i have ridden my friends KTM SX 125, and i definitely prefer the sound of a four stroke! Looking for a 125 or 150, whichever you guys think is best for me Thanks!
  24. Hey so I’ve decided I want to move up from my crf150rb to a new 2 stroke and one problem I’ve had is deciding whether if I should get the ktm 150 or 125 and which is better for me I’ve listed my size and experience below and I’d love if you’d help me with my decision I’m 15 yrs old weight around 140 and 5’8 not much 2 stroke experience it will take time to get used to I’ve been riding for around 2.5 years now and I want a bike that’ll have good low end top end so I can learn and get used to the bike and I want to pick the best one for me either then sx125 or sx150 leave your opinions below thanks!
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