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So I just sold my XR600, and am looking to replace it with something newer and lighter. Anyone here ride dirt? Off-track excusions while crashing does not count...

Still haven't decided 2stroke or 4stroke, but it needs lights as I wanna do turkey runs and need the lights to be street-legal. Anyone have a favorite dirt ride?

Maybe in the spring I'll organize a CR.net and skullsgroup dirt ride.
 

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Dang...you college types...always oppressing us regular folks.
Z's got it right for the most part. The only 2stroke dirtbike I'd consider is the KTM 200EXC. Powerfull enough for the sand but still useable in the woods.

But 4stroke engine braking... come flying into a burmed corner, kick it down a gear, drop the clutch, nail the gas and ride the rear wheel out of the corner... at least that's what I try to do. Most times I barrel into the corner and wash out the front and get a nice closeup look at the sand.

I'm also drawn to the WR400 and WR426. The Honda CRF450s have awesome power, but need to be re-ringed after eveny 10hrs of riding. No thanks.
 

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holy christ on a crutch, a 300cc two-stroke dual-sport KTM legal for the streets? you'd frighten some guys on GSXRs.
It doesn't take much to make them street legal, especially in NH. All you need is a bicycle bulb horn, headlight, and brakelight. Knobbies are ok for the street.

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i'd recommend KTMs though, mine has been pretty good. i think joe's right about DRZs, i've heard good things about them. the street kits are pretty good for them too as far as i understand it. WRs are wimpy in my book, they just look wimpy don't they? i think the "WR" stands for Wimpy Ride. before you make too much fun of the WR though, you should think about how much road riding you want to do. my KTM's bad ass, but the seat is not for sitting on. do you want it street legal to get from trail to trail or to actually ride around?
I'll be doing very little road riding. I live 1/2mile from some decent trails, and for other riding areas I've got the van.
 

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http://nedirtbikes.com/forum/classDetail.asp?id=1947

i like this one. light like a 250, but with some extra pop, and is probably ready for some lights and blinkers.
Have y'all seen the CRF250s and WR250s? Rev like a 2stroke, weight as little as a 2stroke, but have a flatter powerband and engine braking.

Very tempting. But something about a KTM300EXC is calling me. Its one of those things... you know its a bad idea, but still.... like when you have $200 in your pocket, your in Thailand, in the redlight district....
 

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After everyone gets dirt bikes I'll have a dirt bike weekend up at my place... I've got 12 acres to ride on surround by a few hundred more that no one seems to care about.
I am so game for that... that I'm gamey... or something. Yeah!

And I'll bring my chainsaw.



Edited by - ungawunga on Nov 09 2004 2:09:59 PM
 

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After everyone gets dirt bikes I'll have a dirt bike weekend up at my place... I've got 12 acres to ride on surround by a few hundred more that no one seems to care about.
I am so game for that... that I'm gamey... or something. Yeah!

And I'll bring my chainsaw.



Edited by - ungawunga on Nov 09 2004 2:09:59 PM
 
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