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so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

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    so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    for next year... and all the proper gear to hit the ground running... I rode once.. and loved it.
    However the biggest obstacle i'm thinking is.. how do you find guys to ride with? I dont have ay friends that ride, much less ride dirty.
    Do I just post up here? are there other boards? I'm looking for close to me locales( wilmington) no farther than an hour drive. biggest fear is buying th egear then finding adearth of riding groups.... i'm not a "lone" rider and enjoy the social aspect much more than the specific activity.


    I'm going to target a xr250r....thoughts?

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    The xr might bore you quickly. If it's an xr you want, grab one of the plated 400's that pop up.
    As far as groups, there are some. Netra is made up of a bunch of regional clubs. I recommend joining one.
    But yes, also post up here, Advrider, and nedb, although nedb tends to be a little more secretive about what they're up to, if it's not a sanctioned event.
    I can't say enough that unless you plan on racing scrambles or other closed course events, you really want something with a street plate.

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    If you buy a dirt bike this winter, consider buying some studded tires and riding on the frozen ground, or else set up a set of ice tires using screws. If you can get a dirt bike that is registered for the street, you can ride NETRA Turkey Runs & Dual Sport rides. There are about 15 Dirt Bike Clubs that make up New England Trail Riders Association. My son & I joined Berkshire Trail Riders in December last year & NETRA this past Spring. NEDIRTBIKES.COM is another Forum, similar to NEStreetRiders.com that is more for Dirt Bikes, but there is already some overlap with the "Dirty Bastards" section here. NETRA.ORG is their website & they should have the 2015 Events posted shortly after the Sanctioning Meeting in early December. If you go to the NETRA.ORG website, there is a listing of clubs & I'm sure there are a couple in your area. Hare Scrambles & Enduros are very competitive & gives me what I missed when I tried riding dirt, after hanging my road racing leathers up for a season.

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    I'm definitely looking for a plated one...
    So a 400 would be a decent woods bike then? beginner. I'm not the speed sort of guy... something i could work on fairly easily , ride for a year or so then upgrade if I see fit...


    I sent this fellow an emai right now....Honda XR250R street legal dual sport

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    KBs bike caught my eye as welll..... hmmm

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    nesr's okay, friends from highschool that used to ride, or try attending some races

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    That don't look half bad. The 400 will give you s little more street legs. And power down low too.
    Bob has said more elaborately what I said. The turkey runs and ds rides are great social events, go at your own pace and chug it out.

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    How much will I regret taking a DR650 on a turkey run?

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    What kind of shape are you in?
    What kind of tires are on it?

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    Ill keep an eye out for axr 400. Definitely street titled. Any reccomendations on gear? Boots pads helmet goggle nothing else right?

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    Dirty pants??
    Buy the best stuff you can afford. Especially boots. The difference between a $99 pair of boots and a $300+ set of boots is mind bending.

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    Ok shape now. MT21 going on the front, Michelin T63 for the rear.

    Pretty much a dirty noob. Realistically it's going to be a while before I can get a better bike. Turkey runs sound fun, but not if I'm going to be way over my head on it.

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

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    Ill keep an eye out for axr 400. Definitely street titled. Any reccomendations on gear? Boots pads helmet goggle nothing else right?
    The recent dirty threads pretty much convinced me on spending $$$ on good boots.

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    Give it a whirl. It's a dr650 so you can always bail onto the road.
    You'll probably be fine if you skip some of the hero sections.

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    Cool. Good to know. Thanks.

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    Knee guards and underpants padded in the hips

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    I got a 2001 XR400R I'll sell. Looking to get $1900 for it. Needs nothing, ready to ride. Wasn't planning on selling it till spring when there were more people looking, but extra garage space now would be good.

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    I'd ride with you.

    Rocky mtn atv has some pretty stellar "closeout" deals pretty often.

    +1 the idea of spending real money on boots.

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    The xr got a plate?

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    Bubba thanks for rocky mtn idea. I need to get some good boots. That i sincerely believe u get what u pay for

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    I'm hoping for some good Black Friday deals. I need a bunch of gear.

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    Turkey runs are generally more suited to an easier pace than the race. I went to the Jack Frost ride today, :I went alone and found people to ride with. Great time! You will find when you start riding you tend to meet people ad find places to ride. If your in the market for a dirty toy and don't buy KB's or at least look at it you're missing out.

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    Does NETRA have a dating service

    For a 1st dirtbike 250 is the best choice, all you will miss is power wheelies and rear end break out and tree finder

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    Quote Originally Posted by black View Post
    The xr got a plate?
    Yup, plated and inspected in NH. It wouldn't pass MA inspection as is, doesn't have directionals, high beam and whatever else MA may require. I have the title in hand.

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    Re: so im really considereing buying a dirtbike.... this winter

    Quote Originally Posted by Stromper View Post
    Does NETRA have a dating service

    For a 1st dirtbike 250 is the best choice, all you will miss is power wheelies and rear end break out and tree finder
    What kind of man you looking for?

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