Brother to buy a bike
Posted July 26, 2003 - 02:16 PM
Does he just jump in and buy say a XR400 and start riding trails? What is the best way to start from scratch?
(God I hope he never reads this) I don't think he will have much natural talent on a bike.
1. I don't want him to get hurt.
2. I want him to be able to eventually keep up in a reasonable fashion.
3. I don't want him to get frustrated.
4. Most of all... I hope he has a blast at this new sport.
Posted July 26, 2003 - 03:14 PM
Personally I don't like XR's. They are great for reliability, but stock that handle like dogcrap. For the money, stock vs stock, a WR would serve him better and make him a better rider.
Posted July 26, 2003 - 04:22 PM
Posted July 26, 2003 - 05:47 PM
Don't tell him about TT for awhile, then hopefully he won't see your post.
Posted July 26, 2003 - 06:08 PM
Posted July 26, 2003 - 06:28 PM
I think a reasonably late model used KDX200 or XR250 could be had, learned on, and sold for probably the same price that was paid for it.
My younger brother can get it bigtime through the woods on a 7 year old XR250 that just has very few mods (pipe, jetting, stiffer springs).
Posted July 26, 2003 - 07:00 PM