Am i ready?


8 replies to this topic
  • wishihad1

Posted August 29, 2005 - 08:12 PM

#1

i have had decent experience on a 1980 smoker yamaha 175 enduro, a 2002 200 (some four stroke chinese bike) and a 2004 RM 85.
i am turning 15 in a couple of months and im between 5'7.5''-5'8.5'' and weight about 150lbs.(i will probably be bigger when i am close to getting the bike) the bikes i ride are not mine but i ride them from pretty often and dont have any problems handling them.
:D i want to get the yz/rm 250( i know its thumpertalk but it is hard enough to pay for half of a 250 let alone a four stroke :D ), and it will be the only bike i will ever get. im positive i will take it slow at first and very slowly get used to the bike, do you think i could handle it? :D

  • Slowmotion426

Posted August 29, 2005 - 08:31 PM

#2

You could easily handle it with a bit of practice and you will soon be starving for a 450.

  • YZLEE

Posted August 29, 2005 - 08:51 PM

#3

I went from a '73 Kawasaki 175 to a KTM 300. When I first got on the KTM I was scared to death that if I hit the gas and it would fly out from under me! But, I rode it anyway and it wasn't too bad. A year later I was ready for a 4-stroke and bought my 426. And my brother basically learned to ride on his YZ 250. He was thirteen when he bought it. He handles it fine.

Get a 250. Take it easy at first and you'll be fine!

  • wishihad1

Posted August 29, 2005 - 08:58 PM

#4

:D thanks alot guys now all i have to do is come up with $2700! :D

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  • YZLEE

Posted August 29, 2005 - 09:07 PM

#5

:D thanks alot guys now all i have to do is come up with $2700! :D

You could get a decent used YZ400F or 426F for that. :D

  • wishihad1

Posted August 29, 2005 - 09:46 PM

#6

if they are that cheap my parents would still make me pay the whole 2700
plus if you are gonna pay the same amount of money why not get a new one?

  • Slowmotion426

Posted August 29, 2005 - 09:48 PM

#7

if they are that cheap my parents would still make me pay the whole 2700
plus if you are gonna pay the same amount of money why not get a new one?



Good point. Get the new one if you're gonna hafta pay that amount anyhow.

  • rundown

Posted September 30, 2005 - 02:01 PM

#8

You would be alright.

  • grayracer513

Posted September 30, 2005 - 03:22 PM

#9

Your brain, not your body, controls the motorcycle. If you think you can run the common sense and adaptive learning modules concurrently, you're ready.





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