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Old 01-28-2008, 03:14 AM
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So who of you is brand loyal??

Which is your favorite brand??

Why have you chosen this brand for your favorite?
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:20 AM
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I'm not really.

I like Honda's, but I also like Suzuki's, Yamaha's and KTM's.

I do not like Kawi. Every Kawi I've ridden rides like a chopper. I don't know if it's just a sag thing or what, but I could never get used to that. Until I ride one that doesn't feel that way, I'll stick to the others.
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:55 AM
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I used to have blue blood in my viens, and was brain washed into beliving there was nothing better. But unlike Woody we changed our stripes and chose Green, why! Well it was simple really, more horsepower and better turning, but the engines are where they have it now over the others stock, they rock!
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Old 01-28-2008, 03:59 AM
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I hear the motors rock, but what about the chopper feeling? Do yours feel that way too? None of the bikes I've ridden have been for a rider of my weight, but none of the others I've ridden (besides my own) have either. I still don't think I could ride a kawi. Ergo's are just to weird... I don't care much for the Yami ergo's either, but I could get used to them.
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:27 AM
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I hear the motors rock, but what about the chopper feeling? Do yours feel that way too? None of the bikes I've ridden have been for a rider of my weight, but none of the others I've ridden (besides my own) have either. I still don't think I could ride a Kawasaki. Ergo's are just to weird... I don't care much for the Yamaha ergo's either, but I could get used to them.
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.
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:19 AM
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I've only ridden Suzuki, but for when I get a streetbike I am looking into Kawasaki..The ninja 250 is a good beginner street bike, and it looks really nice.

For dirt bikes though, I think i'll stick to Suzuki..All of my friends ride suzuki, so I really have nothing else to go off of, so I'd rather just stick with what I know.
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:30 AM
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aww it depends on the day really

i like older honda 2 smokes but i stay true to my yami's i love them...i didnt like them until i started hanging out with a friend of mine around 02 he raced and had a yz124 yzf 250 and 426...they just felt like good handling strong bikes.

for 4 strokes yami or kaw or even of late ive started to like yellow bikes a little. not got to ride any but just from seeing them on the track they seem to be holding their own pretty well.

alot of my friends started buy the crf's when they first came out and they all had trouble out of them, so that kinda scared me away from them. ive heard that they pretty good, but they require a lot of work to keep them up...idk

i stick with my blue bike cause its what i know, and i got a good deal on it lol
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:34 AM
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I've only ridden Suzuki, but for when I get a streetbike I am looking into Kawasaki..The ninja 250 is a good beginner street bike, and it looks really nice.

For dirt bikes though, I think i'll stick to Suzuki..All of my friends ride suzuki, so I really have nothing else to go off of, so I'd rather just stick with what I know.
it is a good beginner bike but it feels really small to me, like kinda scary actually. I'm 5' 10" 155 lbs

the lack of power is kinda a thought that bothers me too, cause even tho its not meant to be a race bike or anything sometimes you need that extra little bit of power. like if you pull out and a car comes out of no where for example you don't wanna be hoping it will go. id go with a 600...just because the power is there doesn't mean you have to use it. thats just me tho.
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:19 AM
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it is a good beginner bike but it feels really small to me, like kinda scary actually. I'm 5' 10" 155 lbs

the lack of power is kinda a thought that bothers me too, cause even tho its not meant to be a race bike or anything sometimes you need that extra little bit of power. like if you pull out and a car comes out of no where for example you don't wanna be hoping it will go. id go with a 600...just because the power is there doesn't mean you have to use it. thats just me tho.
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.
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:22 AM
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I actually prefer Hondas. I have owned a few Yamahas in the past, but I bleed red.
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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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