Best Dirt Bike/size for just having some fun..

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So I currently have an 06 Honda TRX 450R Quad, and i decided Id like to get a dirt bike as well... im just not sure what to get... Im not racing or anything just getting it to roam the hill n what not... The best choice i can think of is a Honda CRF 250 im not planning on buying new, and used i find them as low as 2k for an 05 or so... any thoughts?
 

John Gault

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Not sure how big you are (tall or weight), I'm 5'9" and 160ish. I had (circa 1990) a Honda XR200 (4 cycle) that I learned how to ride on and then moved to a Kawasaki KDX 200 (2 cycle), which was a very forgiving 2 cycle with a wide power band. I tried to ride a Honda CR125 once and nearly bubblegum myself when I hit the powerband on that machine.

I had a blast on both of the above mentioned bikes. Mostly trail riding with friends. Always fun to stop in a mud pie puddle with your buddy behind you and then gun it ! :s0155:

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I understand some engineer rider types in Portland have hacked together some electric motocross bikes that outperform any gas engine made on a motocross track. Should make for some great indoor racing once they work out the bugs. Could you imagine some of the wildlife you could sneak up on in the woods?
 
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having ridden in the NW most of my life and most of my time spent trying to ride trails on a 2 stroke race bike my advice would be

A newer enduro style water cooled 4 stroke WR250f or a CRF250X because the flywheel weights and tuning make them easy to ride and they have lights

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an air cooled 4 stroke like the XR 250/400 TTR 250 or DRZ 250/400 ease of maintenece and they can even come with electric start

UNLESS you are riding only in the sand then get the biggest effin 2 stroke that you can throw your leg over
 

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