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Old 04-09-2012, 12:18 PM
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I purchased one of these for Dee. Yamaha xt225. Street legal from the factory. Weld on some bigger pegs and you're good to go. Really low 1st gear for ease of off-road use, will do 60 mph no problem. I think there are better deals out there but...
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:04 PM
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OK, who are you and what did you do with Farnham??!?

Farnham could not have posted that. It's air-cooled.

Seriously though, my son went to an XR100 from a PW80, and it treated him well, then went to a TTR250 that was not unlike the XT series. The TTR was definitely an under-sung motorcycle, simple, air cooled, zero maintenance. He rode the wheels off it and became a rather good rider. It did nothing evil and everything he asked of it.

A similar bike was the CRF230 Honda I bought for my other son. Really, it was an XR200 with an ebutton, fancy graphics and plastic, and 30 more cc. Bombproof.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:17 PM
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Bill when I was searching, I ended up ruling out CRF's because of what appeared to be a recurring need to readjust the valves, even more than KTM. Has that been your experience with CRF's?
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KLX

EDIT: Why is vbulletin autocorrecting my KLX to Klx? Ok, now that I've added more wording it doesn't autocorrect me. Freakin' technology.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:51 PM
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Bill when I was searching, I ended up ruling out CRF's because of what appeared to be a recurring need to readjust the valves, even more than KTM. Has that been your experience with CRF's?
The CRF230 is a CRF in name only. It's an XR200 in wolf's clothing. Whole different technology. Yeah from what I hear the true CRF line is high maintenance. But KTM is not exactly XR-level maintenance either!
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:54 PM
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KLX

EDIT: Why is vbulletin autocorrecting my KLX to Klx? Ok, now that I've added more wording it doesn't autocorrect me. Freakin' technology.
At least it isn't Microsoft level of 'helpfulness'...

I had a KLX 300 and it was an excellent woods bike. With a new pumper carb, ditching the CV, it rocked. Prior to that it was merely pleasant if sedentary. Woke it right up. Hitchcock Industries (Englewood) worked wonders on the forks too. That front end STUCK in place in corners, etc.

I was disappointed they didn't make the street legal KLX250 a 300. Headscratcher.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:13 PM
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Wes? TW200 488 miles.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:28 PM
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Hey would this fit my bike? or are these pretty model specific.. http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2968941741.html
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Hey would this fit my bike? or are these pretty model specific.. http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/2968941741.html
the damper itself is not model specific but he mount kit is. you'd need to buy a mount for your bike in addition to this.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:13 AM
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Ok so I could get this guy's kit for $250, then get the mount from Scotts for another $150... then most likely piece together something that would work? or just get the complete kit from Scotts for $450 and know for sure.
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