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Old 01-28-2008, 07:27 AM
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All of my Jedi brothers ride Honda. It's not so much because we are loyal to Honda. It's because Honda handles better. It's easier to be one with the bike.
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:32 AM
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No real worries for me about the color, just run whatcha brung.

.....But for the record, I like Yamaha
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:13 AM
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I am a brand loyal person in that I choose like consumer reports. I buy brands that I feel last longer or take less upkeep. it just so happens when I got back into dirtbikes with Mad Jack (Dirtbiknkid) I bought a Yamaha 426. It was a good bike and didn't fall apart. I test rode a few bikes and liked the Yamaha 450 when I bought mine. I have watched and live the KTM thing and in my opinion they take much more to keep running and fall apart faster. I have ridden Hondas and liked them as far as power and handling but they have had the valve thing. In closing I guess you could say I am a Yamaha guy.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:17 AM
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I used to be a big Honda guy until I moved to central MN. The Honda deal here stinks. So when I started riding bikes gain (5 yrs ago) I started looking what dealer gave the best deals and was the most helpful. The Suzuki deal has been by far the best to deal with. The have been so go to both my kids that they will not buy any color other than yellow. The funny thing is, I have purchased two used YZFs from the Suzuki dealer.

As far as bikes go, I feel that it is based on what year and model it is. There has always been good and bad years in every color.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:37 AM
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Been a Yamaha guy since my first real dirt bike back in '89.....that may be about to change though. Never in a million years would I have thought I would say that.
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Old 01-28-2008, 09:21 AM
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I'm not brand loyal, but since I have only had one bike, and a great bike at that, I'm a Yamaha guy.
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Blue all the way. ive ridden a few kx250s and the power was nice but it didnt handle like the yzs. the next best thing for me if the YZ is a no go is a nice CR.
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:20 PM
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I like dirtbikes......well all motorcycles. I don't care what it is. I will ride it. If I am spending the money I would consider anything, except maybe a ktm or a husky just because I hear that parts are expensive. If there cheap too then I would consider it.
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:24 PM
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We certainly haven't felt this chopper thing. i know they are sprung fairly light compared to other brands, but that is normally fixed with your correct spring rate. We like the way the bike tracks the back wheel follows the front nicely. It doesn't seem to jump out of ruts and stuff.
Interesting... I rode an older KX250 (2002 maybe), and a 2006 KX450F and both had the chopper type feeling.

I guess I should ride another newer one to see if it's different.

In all fairness to the bikes, neither bike owner was big into "customizing" the bike to fit their weight etc. So they were both stock, stock.
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:33 PM
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Yeah, I was kind of thinking about that too..A buddy of mine had it as his first bike, but the fact that its a 250 and there are more powerful dirt bikes out concerns me, lol.

Not to mention that my mom wants me to have nothing to do with street bikes, so I wouldn't be able to get one until I move out which wont be for a few years, and by then I'll probably be a bit heavier/bigger.

Right now I am 5'11" or 6'0" and 110LB, so I'm really light but fairly tall. Between dirt biking and snowboarding, which I got really big into both last summer/this winter, I should put on a lot of muscle and in-turn weight.
lol ive out run a 250 ninja on an old xr 400, until it hit top end...took long enough to pass me tho
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