Sold the Pinger...Gotta Race the XR600


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  • targetdrone

Posted January 10, 2006 - 09:27 PM

#1

I sold my KX250 that I raced last year to help fund my new race bike. Problem is, I haven't bought a new bike to race yet (D37 and MRAN desert races). I want a thumper with electric start, '03 or newer. That pretty much leaves with either a WR250/450F, CRF250/450X, or an orange bike. I want something lighter than my XR600 and that leaves, well....everything.

This weekend is an enduro. All I am left to race with is my XR600, but who knows, I might be better off anyways.

If anybody comes across my next race bike under $4k, give me shout.

  • roadcam

Posted January 11, 2006 - 08:18 AM

#2

XR600 probably won more desert races than any other bike ... your bike is very competitive ..

  • miguelitro

Posted January 11, 2006 - 09:42 AM

#3

get a ktm 525, they absolutly rule. I rode one in a team race and was instantly amazed witht the handling and power, though it lacked the pigs down low grunt.
but good luck on finding one less than 4k...
If i was to race d37 i think i would go with a two stroke though just becasue of the terrain, down here in d38 where its more liike baja the big 4's rule
My dos pesos
Mike

  • nate992v

Posted January 11, 2006 - 10:39 AM

#4

Don't knock the 600. Still bulletproof. Just add a steering stabilizer. Makes a world of difference. When I get the stamp of approval, I think that I'll be getting a KTM 525.

  • miguelitro

Posted January 11, 2006 - 11:25 AM

#5

Don't knock the 600. Still bulletproof. Just add a steering stabilizer. Makes a world of difference. When I get the stamp of approval, I think that I'll be getting a KTM 525.

I agree, I actually liked my 600 better than my newr 650!
The 525 is the best of both worlds...but at 7k-8k :applause:
wont be in my price range soon
Mike

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  • nate992v

Posted January 11, 2006 - 02:38 PM

#6

I agree. Too bad I have to waste money on stupid stuff like food, rent, and utilities! Then, waste riding time on sleep.

  • targetdrone

Posted January 11, 2006 - 05:45 PM

#7

My XR is also street legal. I rode it to work today (like most days) and it developed a very bad rattle in the bottom end. It sounds like the clutch or tranny, but everything works fine and is not short on power. It is bad enough that I can feel it at low speed/idle. It seems to be intermitten as it stopped doing it just before I got home. I am going to pop off the clutch cover and see what I can see. Keeping my fingers crossed. I am also about to go check out an '03 YZ426f for 3K. It will have to be really nice with all the trick stuff on it if I am giving up my KTM fund for it.

  • wr450fyamaha

Posted January 11, 2006 - 08:03 PM

#8

XR600 probably won more desert races than any other bike ... your bike is very competitive ..



yup, if you want, you can spend 8k on a orange bike but you will be able to run the 600 in baja 50 times over with no problems, the orange bike eeeh :cry: :bonk: :applause:

  • targetdrone

Posted January 11, 2006 - 10:45 PM

#9

:p
Posted Image :cry: :cry: :cry: :applause: :bonk:

Yeah. I did it. $2800

Excuse me while I mosey over to the YZ426/450 forum.

  • jwriott

Posted January 12, 2006 - 01:08 PM

#10

I am also about to go check out an '03 YZ426f for 3K. It will have to be really nice with all the trick stuff on it if I am giving up my KTM fund for it.


00', 01' or 02'. 03' was the YZ450 with a 4-speed.

  • targetdrone

Posted January 12, 2006 - 11:22 PM

#11

Ad in the paper said '03. It is an '02 that was bought new in '03.





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