Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:26 PM
I'm 17, 5' 7", 135 pounds. I will be riding mostly trails, not too many jumps or anything. I was thinking maybe a 2 stroke 125? The lack of bottom end is what scares me. I've thought about an xr200 but they seem to have no suspension at all and i won't be able to progress. Any input?
Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:18 PM
Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:54 AM
What it lacks in low end torque it gains in high end power,If you feel like your momentum is to slow pull in the clutch drop a gear and Pinn it xD
But I have taken my buddy's Kdx out and it has allot taller gears then the 125 (wider ratio trans) and I'm sure would be allot more useful in the trails .
Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:46 AM
but they don't have a 125 class at the ISDE for nothin' either (or they used to , not sure about now)
Dont look at it as the last dirt bike you will ever buy --- if you get a decent buy on a good condition 125, jump in and ride. Keep saving your money as you progress for a newer KTM or WR
Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:09 AM
Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:02 PM
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:58 AM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:10 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:37 PM
You can also look at KX100, RM100, CR85L or RM85L. These are powerful but much easier to throw around like you mentioned you experienced with the CRF100F (same weight - 3 times the HP). I think you are a bit too tall for them in the long term, but they could serve as an interim bike considering your budget of $1000.
Posted 18 August 2012 - 04:14 PM
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:44 AM
Make sure that it is new enough to have an oil cooler though.