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Old 11-17-2005, 04:41 PM
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Default Can i race my kx 80...?

     

Hi,

I am 16 and have just got into motor cross, I just recently got a kx 80, its small but still fast enough for me and real fun, but..I have just been wondering if i will be able to race it at my age?

I am new to all this so please explain how it all goes...

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Old 11-17-2005, 04:51 PM
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ya you can race motocross on the 80, but depending on your weight and hieght, if your taller than 5'5" sell the 80 and buy a 125, im 5'5" and it was really hard for me to ride an 80, i sold mine in august and got a 125
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Old 11-17-2005, 04:52 PM
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and even though there will be more power, it will be more usable and because its bigger it will actaully be easier and better for you ride
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Old 11-17-2005, 05:11 PM
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Default Re: Can i race my kx 80...?

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..I have just been wondering if i will be able to race it at my age?

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Check with your local club or AMA district for age restrictions.
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Old 11-17-2005, 06:03 PM
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ya you can race motocross on the 80, but depending on your weight and hieght, if your taller than 5'5" sell the 80 and buy a 125, im 5'5" and it was really hard for me to ride an 80, i sold mine in august and got a 125
I don't think this si the answer you're looking for because I know first hand that most people can't just go out and get a new bike every month......
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:20 PM
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Default Re: Can i race my kx 80...?

i no that frist hand too, my first bike was a 78' yz 80, ive never had a new bike and im definately not complaining, i love my bike, but it will be harder for him to ride it and definately race it if he is too big for it, it will become a hazard for him like it did my bro,

what year is your 80??
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Old 11-17-2005, 08:36 PM
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Default Re: Can i race my kx 80...?

well i chose getting the 80 for starting off on, i didnt really fancy something as fast and scary as a 125 for starting on! its my first proper bike so i am reli just starting from scratch and would proberly die if i had a 125!

Its a 1999 kx 80.....i am just trying to figure out why it has started spluttering in high revs!!!
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Old 11-17-2005, 08:46 PM
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check your main jet, try changing that or your jet needle clip, try leaning it out
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Old 11-17-2005, 09:41 PM
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Default Re: Can i race my kx 80...?

im about 5'8" and riding a 125 is a breeze compaired to my 80
but i can see why some one would want to start on a littler bike for sure!
but you should really check with the local club too see what the rules are

the rules could be different for different places!
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Once you get the swing of an 80cc, you'll decide if you can handle a 125. I'd say race whatever you have. You'll know when you're just too big for it.
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Old 11-17-2005, 11:34 PM
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Default Re: Can i race my kx 80...?

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You'll know when you're just too big for it.



Rocky_mx,Welcome to the sport of MX. I am 20 years old,5'11" and ride 125. I love it..but I love 80s as well. I will tell you that to be honest its easier and less scary to ride a 125. There is alot more power but its spread out over a bigger RPM range and usually doesn't come on all at once like an 80.

Like someone else said your probably not in the position to just go out and buy a 125. I know I can't just buy a bike whenever I want to. Takes saving money. I say ride the 80 and get used to riding..you said your just starting out so thats fine. Get the hang of the power..keeping that little piston wound up. Once you feel comfortable then put it in the paper and start looking for a 125.

If you can't race a MX race due to the Districts age limits..try a Hare Scramble...its a woods race..very fun and some tracks even include some MX sections. These series usually have a class that is called the "UNLIMITED" class..this is a class for ANY size bike,any size/age rider. ANYONE can ride in this class regardless of age or the bike you have as far as I understand. Just some food for thought.
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