List your best and worst bike

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  • fowler175

Posted December 04, 2005 - 08:59 AM


Worst, a 79 rm125. Even look at a trail, and it would overheat. I spent most of my time waiting for it to cool down so I could go for another 5 minutes.

Best, my 2000 DRZ 400. Absolutely bulletproof with a nice,wide useable power band. Once I had the suspension revalved, it was simply amazing on almost every thing.

04' yzf 450, time will tell, but so far I'm in love with this bike.

  • jeffboyd47m

Posted December 04, 2005 - 12:55 PM


My worst bike Hands down , was a 1983 KTM 495. The motor was an absolute brute , I mean scary fast. The suspension was a white power pogo stick. A HORRIBLE BIKE! My Best Bike was a 1992 wr 250 yamaha. What a sweet machine.

  • asbarounis

Posted December 04, 2005 - 01:02 PM


worst bike was a 1990 yz 490 sooooo fast but it was a tank and the suspension was horrible. best bike 04 yz 125 i love it

  • Slyda

Posted December 04, 2005 - 01:15 PM


Best bike: '89 KTM GS 250 Enduro. Verry reliable with smooth power and easy handling. Did some dirtbike races on it and did well.
(best roadbike '99 GSXR 750 SRAD. It putt a smile on my face, trashing it every ride)
Worst bike: '91 Honda cr 125. Good handling and power, butt seized and had major (jetting, ignition?) running problems. One day it just broke down, I brought it to my Honda dealer (a guy who ran an GP team at that moment), replaced loats of stuff, but we never got it running well again (!).
So I just sold it...
(worst roadbike: Yamaha Xt 600. Good value, but boring as hell).
I like my current '02 Yzf 426 (track use only), but I still long for a 2-stroke kind of handling, so I'll build it into a Supermoto and probably get a 250 2-stroke machine

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  • yzkid999

Posted December 04, 2005 - 01:17 PM


best 06 yz450f

worst 04 cr125

  • Satch0922

Posted December 04, 2005 - 06:36 PM


Worst? 1977 DT100......crude bike that was...but it was my first.

Best? 1980 YZ250G....that bike was awesome in it's time.
2005 YZ250 ...after one year it still amazes me each time I ride it. Excellent motor , excellent handling (compared to my YZF)

  • Jetsprint2

Posted December 04, 2005 - 07:11 PM


Worst: 1991 RT 180
Best: 2004 YZ 450F

  • myoung

Posted December 04, 2005 - 08:03 PM


Worst would have to be the '93 WR250. Was fast and had great suspension, just couldn't keep a top end in it. Drove me nuts trying to figure out how to keep it alive. Finally found the answer, I sold it, fixed it imediately.

Best is my '00 YZ426. What can I say, I love this thing.

Might look at a used '06 SE450 in a couple years when they get cheap. Till then, I'm sticking with my trusty steed. :applause:

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