Should I trade???

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  • zjeep

Posted October 31, 2008 - 02:18 AM


Okay I currently have a 1995 street legal XR600R and I have the opportunity to trade straight across for a 2000 YZ426 or a 2002 KTM 300exc.

I really only do trail riding and occasionaly I would like to go try riding the dunes. Which bike would you guys choose? I'm not to worried about the weight of the 426 seeing how is I've been trail riding the 600 and am used to it.

  • gem

Posted October 31, 2008 - 02:52 AM


I have a 2000 426 and an 07 300xcw, bikes are great! It is simply a matter of your type of riding and the most common terrain for you. I have done the top end on the KTM twice and as you know that is no problem but the 426- I get the valves checked frequently and they have never needed shimming... It starts easy runs great but... after 8 years I am just waiting for that thing to blow-yikes!

  • hillclimbguy

Posted November 01, 2008 - 09:07 PM


I rode a new KTM two stroke. Maybe just me, but felt just as heavy as my thumper. Didnt have the snap like my 250 smoker. I'll stay with the Japanese bikes. Parts are cheaper and easier to come by. Just my two cents.

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  • zjeep

Posted November 02, 2008 - 03:13 AM


I ended up trading for the 00 yzf426. Cant wait to get it out on the trails!

  • dmoney1074

Posted November 02, 2008 - 03:41 PM


I ended up trading for the 00 yzf426. Cant wait to get it out on the trails!

Its a great bike... you wont regret it! :worthy:

  • hillclimbguy

Posted November 03, 2008 - 09:25 AM


Good choice. You wont regret it. You'll like the power and plus its an all around great bike.

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