what is a Good 2nd BiKe?

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  • J_T

Posted November 09, 2004 - 04:25 AM


Congrats on your new bike!

You said you rode both yours and the CRF450...what did you feel about each...and what helped you decide?

Enjoy it!


  • big t

Posted November 09, 2004 - 08:51 PM


The 05 crf450 is sweet. Power is smooth. My 04 yz450 seems to have a harder hit. It feels faster than the crf but I think the Honda would be easier and less tiring to ride on the track. I've just been riding on the power lines close to the house. We are going to a track this weekend so I will get to compare both on handling. From what I've read Yamaha made the 05 yz450 more Honda like in power delivery.


Posted May 31, 2005 - 10:20 AM


I Ride Alot Of Woods. Some Tight And Some Not So Tight. I Sold My Pumped Xr 650r And Got A Yzf450. The 450 Is Better In The Tight Stuff But When We Ride A More Wide Open Trail Boy Do I Miss My Xr. One Day When I'm Not Poor I Would Like To Get Another Xr. For The Kind Of Riding I Do A 450f And A Xr650r Would Be The Best Of Both Worlds.

High Compression


Posted May 31, 2005 - 10:26 AM


Honda 1000RR, great second bike!

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  • Supplicate

Posted May 31, 2005 - 11:21 AM


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thatas what I'm looking at, only a Gas Gas 280 or 300.

  • XR-Det

Posted May 31, 2005 - 06:57 PM


yea, CR250 is just what i was thinking. As for CR500AF there was one on E-bay but i think 250 would be plenty for my scrauny butt.
JT :)

Hey JT, I can only say CR250R - DO IT - DO IT - DO IT!! :) :D

I did it this spring and absolutely love that light swirly thing. All the Honda 4strokes were too expensive, or lets say more than I wanted to invest for a 2nd bike. Currently it looks like the CR has become my first bike... my 650L is doomed for taking me to work right now :D might be different if I go to WV this year but with the CR I last much longer on the track and trails!

  • panaceabeachbum

Posted June 01, 2005 - 04:08 AM


No doubt about it buy a Kawasaki ZRX 1200 and you will have all the second bike you will ever need.

  • Rover31

Posted June 01, 2005 - 03:21 PM


I'm goin' crazy trying to figure out how to get a 300EXC (need wifes okay) :)

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