Which bike is my answer ?? HELP!
Posted 30 July 2006 - 01:46 PM
I have a friend who just got off a quad and into a drz400. He loves it. says the low end power is just what he needs cuz he didnt like running so balls out as on the 250x and kx100. A friend said thats what you need except smaller , so I thought hmm maybe the ttr 125 / 225 ? Guys I dont want to quit. What do you think? I have included anyhthing I thought would matter, ask anything you need and make all the fun you want ;P
Posted 30 July 2006 - 02:14 PM
BTW do you ride at Haspin Acres? That's where I ride and I'm only 15 and so is my friend but we'd be perfect for you to ride with because we both suck and are slow.
Posted 30 July 2006 - 03:15 PM
Posted 30 July 2006 - 03:28 PM
How would the wr/ttr 250 differ from the crf250x ? What would the benefits be ? I have issues with the weight and height of the crf250x for sure.
Posted 30 July 2006 - 03:43 PM
Then what is left???
1. Keep your CRF250X and put a Rekluse auto clutch in the bike. This will allow you to ignore the clutch and focus on riding. You will have the low end power you desire as the clutch will put the power to the ground no matter where you are at. Also, your bike will not die. Look at lowering the bike or shave the seat foam (though there isn't much to shave on your bike, so forget that) and lower the forks in the clamps.
2. Buy a KTM200EXC and put a Rekluse auto clutch in the bike. Lower the bike. This will save you weight, but you might lose more $$$ going this route.
3. Reconsider your riding future.
If it were me, #3 is way out of the question, #1 makes the most sense as it will only cost $4-600 depending on how you lower the bike. #2 would be awesome, but you lose your e-start and it would probably be more expensive.
If you go with option #1 you already have the bike and if you don't like it then you can pull the clutch out and sell it for $250 on ebay.
I have two buddies that are new to riding. Adding the Rekluse to their 426s helped them a ton, almost like 2 years of riding experience.
Posted 30 July 2006 - 03:52 PM
You have a great lightweight bike, stick with it!!!
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Posted 31 July 2006 - 06:27 AM
I did like the stance of the 230 , and it was only my friends that said the bike was taking a beating. ( it didnt look like it to me) although the drum brake did suck. And for its size it was heavy.
I have thought about that clutch a lot. Now people would rag on me to no end but they do that anyway so I cant see what I have to lose. Would it be ok to buy one on ebay or should I stick with new ?
As far as money goes at this point I have spent so much on bikes it doesnt matter , so if its the right way to go I am for it. Even if that meant buying a smaller bike and doing the motor and suspension.
Posted 31 July 2006 - 07:06 AM
The Rekluse is not for sissies, it just makes offroading that much more fun. I had a chance to ride my buddies 426 with the Rekluse and it was like a trials bike. I rode over a small log deck without dabbing or worrying about killing the bike. Seriously, you have the bike (don't change AGAIN), you have it lowered, buy the Rekluse and don't give up on yourself.
Once you have your bike set up just get out and ride for a year. I am sure your buddies razz you, we all do. In reality they are just having fun with you and love the fact that you are out there with them. If this is not the case, find new buddies
Oh, and if you need a handlebar riser to drop your forks more Rocky Mountain ATV has them for $20 here is a link:
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