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I Want to get Dirty...

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    I Want to get Dirty...

    Alright. I took my first spin on a KTM this weekend. Don't know what it was, it was the first clutch-bike for a 10-year-old who is VERY experienced. Fun ride. Too fun. We already have a little PW50 waiting for my son (he'll be one on Sunday) and since I'm currently bikeless.... maybe I'll just save up and buy an adult dirtbike instead of another streetbike.... for now I can't have both....

    So. Offer up some thoughts on which dirtbike to start with... something used for sure... I don't want crazy, kill-yourself powerband... but I want something fun and reliable and easy to find parts for when it breaks!

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    ttr's are great... 125 or 225...

    like the one here... http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/...ghlight=yamaha

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    I'll drop Tony a line and see if he still has it... never know...

    What's "proper riding gear" for a dirtbike going to cost? Not crazy high-end, but enough to stay protected and safe... I'd have to sell my current street gear to defray costs...

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    My wr250 is for sale in the forsale section
    http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/...threadid=19948

    It was my first dirt bike and has treated me well. Perfect for the "new England trails".

    and a deal at below trade in value

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    12 Vstrom 1000
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    Originally posted by sahd03
    I'll drop Tony a line and see if he still has it... never know...

    What's "proper riding gear" for a dirtbike going to cost? Not crazy high-end, but enough to stay protected and safe... I'd have to sell my current street gear to defray costs...
    not sure but these guys are always good http://www.newenoughmx.com/index2.htm

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    brockton cycles

    http://www.brocktoncycle.com/
    they are in brockton mass

    they have brand new stuff thats a few year old model for quite a discount.

    HJC makes great dirt helmets with washable removeable liners for around $100 or so.

    chest protector
    elbow pads
    knee pads
    riding pants
    jersey
    boots

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    12 Vstrom 1000
    09 KLR 650
    09 Yamaha WR450F (street legal)

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    08 Yamaha WR250F(street legal )
    09 KLR650

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    Yamaha TTR 125 L(bigger wheels) or Honda CRF 150. My wife has TTR with electric start and we both love it. The CRF is a little bigger, but that depends on your size. Gear , $100 helmet, $100 boots,$50 pads for elbows and knees.

    Kevin

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    I Want to get Dirty...

    well, kevin, I'm about 5'6" and usually weigh in at about 150-lb. Not particular skinny, not particular fat either! I'm still not even sure I'm going to make the switch.... I might just leave the money in the bank and be bikeless for a few years, until we build our addition.

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    i can second the crf150... a friend has one and i "borrow" it all the time. that thing is a blast to beat on!!!

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    I Want to get Dirty...

    I suggest considering a small dual-sport. Perfect for your area, where there are really no legal off-road riding areas but plenty of challenging Class IV roads.

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    Chr1s, I was thinking the same thing. There are a fair amount of dirt trails out in Wardsboro (I believe), I'd have to trailer or keep my bike at a friends' place. A dual-sport may be a bit more usable with less effort. Suggestions are... ?

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    I Want to get Dirty...

    While you could likely get a dirtbike plated easily enough in VT, a factory DOT-spec dual-sport negates having to do anything but add fuel. The Kawasaki KLX250S is the lastest, most modern small-bore dual-sport. That's the one I'd look at.

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