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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. 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!
  4. 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$
  5. 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!
  6. 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?
  7. Hello to all: I recently got my dirt bike and started a youtube channel to show my progress. These are my first videos:
  8. 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
  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. 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
  11. 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?
  12. 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
  13. 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!
  14. Hey fellas, I’m new to the forum, but have been browsing various threads for some time now. I tried to find some threads that were similar to my situation, but like most posters, mine of course feels unique. I have been looking to buy a dirtbike after a long season of on/off riding (twice-four times a year). I’m 21yo, 5’11”, weighing 195 corn-fed pounds with no gear on. My budget is around $4000, and I will be riding primarily on atv trails and logging roads, as well as exploring smaller mx tracks and single tracks. I also would love to start fostering some mechanic skills. I started riding when I was 13 and worked my way up to feeling comfortable on a Husqvarna wr125 and a crf250x around the age of 16, but that was 5 years ago. Occasionally I go riding with some buddies that have an extra crf230, which is fun, but the suspension bottoms out if I hit a dust pile the right way. But enough background… There is a good deal nearby on a 2011 KTM 350 xcf that looks brand new and comes with some extras (air filters, tires, etc.), and I’ve been seriously considering purchasing it. I feel like if I put a 7oz flywheel weight and G2 throttle tamer on it, it could take enough punch away for me not to launch myself into a tree, ditch, or another person. HOWEVER, I also don’t want to make a $4000 mistake on a bike that scares me every time I ride it. The dirtbike market in my area is surprisingly slim, so I’ve been having some trouble finding the appropriate bike. So instead of buying a new crf230 (the only new bike near my budget), and modding it until its what I need (which will put me way over budget), Id like to see if this ktm will be right for me. I like the idea of a super light bike that has room for me to grow, but I don't wanna hate the bike until I'm skilled enough to ride it well. I appreciate any direction you guys could give me directly or by pointing me to another thread, thank you!
  15. 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?
  16. 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 ?
  17. 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!
  18. 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!
  19. DaleJrJr

    Dale JrJr

    I have a 2003 klx 110 disassembled from the frame and scattered about. Been sitting for a few years and looks to most all be there but who knows. I just bought another pit bike and now I want to teach myself and rebuild the kawi. From what I've read its recommended over buying a Chinese motor. I've already got a copy of the service/owners manual. I was just wondering if anybody knows of any good step by step videos that will show me everything and help me out to use along with the manual? The engine itself is not totally tore down yet just the gear shifter has fallen out I think? I want to take it apart piece by piece and see what I need and what it may be missing? any help or references at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
  20. Looking for something smaller, beginner friendly to learn on, I’m looking at an Apollo 007 125cc that I’ve seen in person and been told it’s only a couple weeks old, it has the lines on the tires to show that they are brand new. They wanted 1000 originally got them down to $800. I’m leaning towards only buying if they lower to 700. Also found a 2005 Honda crf80f for $750 might be able to get down to 700. Brought them down from 900 originally without much effort which would be my better option? thanks
  21. long time lurker but first post and figured theres no better place to ask than here. my wife is looking for a new sport style quad. for the last 2 years shes been riding a polaris trailblazer 250 2 stroke thats a auto cvt trans and its been great but it belongs to my sister (quad lives with me though lol). she likes the automatic polaris but dosent like the poor handling and how heavy it is (460lbs!) and the thing rides like a frickin brick! im a dirtbike guy so when it comes to recommending a quad for her im not sure. shes never used a clutch before or actually shifted gears with her foot but is willing to learn. we ride mostly at a local orv park that has some sand pits and nice trails. so what do i buy her? my buddy i ride dirt bikes with also has a quad so it would be nice if i got her a quad that i could rip as well. i have it somewhat narrowed down to honda 250ex with the rekluse style “sport clutch”, 300ex, 400ex, suzuki quadsport z250 with rekluse style “sport clutch”. she wants something to ride with us and deck out her own way. all are cheap and easy to come by were im at. thanks for any imput and suggestions!
  22. This year at the age of 35, I start Dirt-Bike . My start was with a 2011 yz450f . i trained 2 or 3 time per week in the deep sands or the woods. getting better give me confidence to think about riding on track. my first experience on the MX track was a disaster, i have done the first lap and barely could corner correctly and stall the bike 3 time and a bad jump and .... then i rest for 30 min and 2nd lap(run) was not better either. my thought : Okej, i just simply cant . But i keep training for the next 2 months in the sands and woods + 1 month ago i sold my YZ and bought a 2013 CRF450F . the difference was obvious, immediately found CRF an easy bike to ride and fell comfortable on it ( except the &%$#@!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 ) .
  23. Hello, just got my first dirt bike (used CRF250) and looking for places and people to ride with. I am 40 years old and not looking to do anything crazy. Mostly interested in fun trails that I can practice on and enjoy. Also getting my son into it (7 year old). Let me know if you know of some places near Raleigh that would be good. I do know about NCMP and other well known tracks. Would love to find some wood trails close by. Hit me up! - Alejandro
  24. Hi, I am completely new to all of this kind of stuff and I am considering buying this 49cc engine https://www.ebay.com/itm/47cc-49cc-Engine-Motor-2-Stroke-Transmission-Scooter-ATV-Mini-Quad-Dirt-Pit-Bike/362488268587?hash=item5465fc072b:g:TL0AAOSw9mBct9Sy. I don't have a pit bike yet but I want to get the engine running just to learn the basics. What do I need just to get the engine on its own running? I don't have a fuel tank so can I just use a plastic bottle? How to I get the throttle connected to something? Do I have to wire it up with anything or can I just connect a fuel tank and start it? Do I need to add oil? Thank you soooooo much
  25. Hey fellow dirtbike heads, Im a beginner rider who quite recently bought a KX 250F 2009 in what appears to be great condition. The bikes got 2 previous owners which atleast the one I bought from seemed to keep the bike very well maintained with proper services in correct intervals and kept documentation. The bikes gone about 150hours with a hour meter. At 100hours the last owner repaired and or replaced the following - crankset, top end, valves, piston, front suspension, carburetor, swingarm bearings, linkage bearings, timing chain and ofcourse some other general wear maintenence. (I expect the pistons been changed before during its lifetime, not 100% sure though.) Oil, oil filter and airfilters are ofcourse changed as they should be. (Clean airfilter every ride, oil 5hrs oil filter 10hrs) with common sense included, sometimes more often.) So my question - how many hours can one except out of a dirtbike like this? And ofcourse I know this varies hugely depending on whos been riding the bike, how well maintained etc. But in general, a well taken care of bike, driven by amateurs/beginners on MX track. Never been properly raced. Are we talking 250hours, 300, 350, 400... Yeah you get it. I know your answers could never be accurate but I just wanna get a slight understanding of the general lifespawn of these motors if maintenced properly. Also, if you can think of anything else I as a beginner should think of maintence wise with a bike of this age and hour lifespawn, please feel free to give me some tips. Im not a pro either on track or in the garage, but I got a passion and I want to learn. I'll post some eye candy pictures of the bike for ya'll aswell. Thanks in advance, kind regards from sweden.
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