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Old 12-30-2005, 02:25 PM
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hey all, i have been tossing around the idea of getting a bike and learn to race it instead of a quad. now the wifey says NO WAY! she says its to dangerous for me. i have tried to tell her that it would take me a while to even get the balls to hit any jumps at any kind of speed, but she still dont want me to. i have even told her it aint no worse then racing SX on my quad when some one gets close and we touch a few times ( ) and grind wheels. well, i know its a little more then that but dont want to tell her. i am still very seriously thinking about getting either a 125 or a 250 pinger. what kind dont even matter right now, havent for sure decided yet on if i want to buy one. so i am asking you all, is it a good idea to change over to 2 wheels after riding 4 for so long? i dont have all the greatest ballance in the world but could get used to it. ya or na... thanks
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:19 PM
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One thing it takes balance to ride a quad. I feel 2 wheels are safer if you don't do big jumps but big jumps are dangerus for anything.
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:41 PM
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I've never raced a quad so don't consider my opinion worth much. But for what little it's worth, I feel 1,000 times safer on a 2-wheeler. Especially when passing or getting passed! You can actually learn to change lines in the air which gives you more flexibility. Quads are like double-wides. Need a flag car in front and rear.
I think most MX crashes are a result of bad choices and contact with another rider. I feel much better about getting my CRF away from another rider than I would a 4-wheeler. Two-wheelers seem MUCH safer to me. But that's just my opinion.
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:52 PM
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like jedi ive never raced a quad but switch to the two wheeled light side, jk but yes go to dirtbikes
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:47 PM
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I have done both. And for me racing quads is where it's at. Now this is how I see it if you can ride a dirtbike you will know it much sooner than if you can ride a quad. Quads give lowsy riders false confidence, where a bike will tell you real quick if you can do it or not. Me pesonally I can ride both but just enjoy the riding style of a quad better. But if I had the money I would have both. Then I could go back and forth.
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Old 12-30-2005, 05:12 PM
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I've never raced a quad so don't consider my opinion worth much. But for what little it's worth, I feel 1,000 times safer on a 2-wheeler. Especially when passing or getting passed! You can actually learn to change lines in the air which gives you more flexibility. Quads are like double-wides. Need a flag car in front and rear.
I think most MX crashes are a result of bad choices and contact with another rider. I feel much better about getting my CRF away from another rider than I would a 4-wheeler. Two-wheelers seem MUCH safer to me. But that's just my opinion.
Couldn't agree with you more there. Get a bike.
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Old 12-30-2005, 05:49 PM
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Ive ridden both and ive found that hands down a bike is way more manuverable in any terrain. Ive ridden from tracks to sand and even tight wooded trails and bikes just dont keep up anywhere. Get a 125 and just enjoy it you wont be sorry.
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Old 12-30-2005, 06:08 PM
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I vote for 2 simply because of the weight and manouverability.
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Old 12-30-2005, 06:28 PM
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TRX,
I biased so take this with a grain of salt. A bike is a lot lighter than a quad so if it jumps on you in a get off you are less likely to get hurt. Seems machines follow flesh and jump on it when you try to leave a moving machine I have lost too many friends to quads here from broken necks in rollovers. Yes a bike can hurt you but you can get away from bike easier. I have no problem with quads and share track and trail cheerfully. Just feel safer riding a bike after riding them since 1972.

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Old 12-30-2005, 08:55 PM
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I ride both and i wouldnt be happy without both. Can you keep the quad and get a bike?
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