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Posted: 4/21/2016 1:25:13 PM EDT
If you wanted something for tooling around on 15 or so acres what size would you recommend?

I had a Yamaha R6 so I have experience riding. Also rode dirt bikes as a kid, but no idea what size as they weren't mine.
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Honda CRF250
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A quad
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You need a bike, or anything motorized, to get around on 15 acres?
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Originally Posted By dillehayd:
You need a bike, or anything motorized, to get around on 15 acres?
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No, I want something to have fun on.
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Originally Posted By Silver_Surfer:
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I may have too many trees for that.
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2 strokes are just awesome in the woods but a 4 stroke motor has al the power in the world these days
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I just recently found a bike, but I learned a lot in the search. I learned that as much as I like power I might be better off staying away from the "race/motocross" models due to their higher maintenance needs.

It sounded like good ones for casual use would be things like a TTR, XT, XR, DRZ, etc, the "trail/enduro" bikes.

I picked up a Yamaha XT225 dual sport for around the farm, nice to be road legal.
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Should we assume standard GD-level fitness? 6'4" and 487lbs?
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Originally Posted By CRsmoker250:
2 strokes are just awesome in the woods but a 4 stroke motor has al the power in the world these days
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not to mention a lighting coil
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KTM300 2 stroke
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Honda CRF250
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Just found a 2007 CRF 250F for $2,499. Good price? What is the difference between the 250F and 250 (insert letter)?
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KTM300XCW. Seriously get a 2 stroke.

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F is in the model names means 4 stroke, sorry meant to quote above
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Originally Posted By FuriousYachtsman:
Should we assume standard GD-level fitness? 6'4" and 487lbs?
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Nope, my mom drank during pregnancy I'm 5'9"
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KX250F


F = Four Stroke
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Originally Posted By thehellbringer:
Honda CRF250
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http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2005-Honda-Crf+250R-117834566
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Originally Posted By thehellbringer:
Honda CRF250

http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2005-Honda-Crf+250R-117834566


'06 got a better frame
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2 stroke might actually be a good idea.
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2 strokes is all I'd need.
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Get a dual sport bike OP. A CRF250X or even an older XR250 are best for tooling around and are still plenty fast. I bought an XR400 and got it road legal so I tool around town and take it off road when I want. The race bikes (CRF250R,KX250F,RMZ250,250SXF,YZ250F) are high maintenance and like to overheat if your not moving.

Go with any dual sport bike you can find. The yamaha WR250 and WR450 bikes are great choices as well
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'06 got a better frame
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Originally Posted By M4Real:
Originally Posted By thehellbringer:
Honda CRF250

http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2005-Honda-Crf+250R-117834566


'06 got a better frame

I'm not trying sell my '06 dork.



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Stay away from used modern 4 strokes unless the owner took very good care of it. They are ticking time bombs on their way to an expensive rebuild from the day they were built. I love my KTM 250XCFW but if it is just going to be a put put see if you can find a cherry Honda XR250/400, Yamaha TTR250 or Suzuki DRZ400. A stock Kawasaki KDX 200/220 is a very capible offoad bike and probably the quietest bike you will find. That double wall expansion chamber and torpedo sized silencer flat out works. Any of the new 250cc water cooled dual sports can be fun and can make beer runs. Don't shy away from 250cc two strokes. They are cheap to keep alive and fun to ride.

If I didn't live in California when I bought the KTM I would have gotten a 200 or 250cc off road two stroke in the Orange flavor.

Remember the newer the better, first time you go parts shopping you will find out why.

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Originally Posted By dillehayd:
You need a bike, or anything motorized, to get around on 15 acres?
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Hey smartass, 15 acres is more than enough to have fun on riding a dirt bike. He never said he needed one to get around either. Might want to read and comprehend before you post.
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Originally Posted By plinker8:
Get a dual sport bike OP. A CRF250X or even an older XR250 are best for tooling around and are still plenty fast. I bought an XR400 and got it road legal so I tool around town and take it off road when I want. The race bikes (CRF250R,KX250F,RMZ250,250SXF,YZ250F) are high maintenance and like to overheat if your not moving.

Go with any dual sport bike you can find. The yamaha WR250 and WR450 bikes are great choices as well
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I think this is the direction I'm leaning.
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For ripping around on a wooded 15A? 5'9".?

Find a mid 90's KDX200.

Tractable power in the woods, and plenty of Mid range snort for in the open.
Suspension isn't state of the art, but unless you're blasting around on MX tracks at lethal speeds, it's more than adequate.

2 strokes are a LOT less maint., and when it is called for, much less of a fuss.

Just my .02



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Originally Posted By S-28:
For ripping around on a wooded 15A? 5'9".?

Find a mid 90's KDX200.

Tractable power in the woods, and plenty of Mid range snort for in the open.
Suspension isn't state of the art, but unless you're blasting around on MX tracks at lethal speeds, it's more than adequate.

2 strokes are a LOT less maint., and when it is called for, much less of a fuss.

Just my .02
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Good choice here!

My last bike was a 99 KDX220

has a light for the night rides
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So,

2 stroke
Enduro or dual sport
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If your not going to put a plate on it, 2 stroke us a good option due to maintained costs.

I would avoid a heavy dual sport like a DRZ, lighter bike, more fun :)

Low cost, crf150. Small 4 stroke

More $$ yz250

More $$$$ yes the ktm 300 is sweet, I am going to sell my ktm530 (been a sweet travel and trail bike)and replace it with a ktm 690 and a ktm300 xcw!!!!!

Avoid honda 4 stroke race bikes, they totally rock but eat valves.

Any brand 125 smoker will be a blast as well.

If you want a plate, DRZ400 are solid as are the wr250r, but are 300lb bikes
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Originally Posted By Operator42:
If your not going to put a plate on it, 2 stroke us a good option due to maintained costs.

I would avoid a heavy dual sport like a DRZ, lighter bike, more fun :)

Low cost, crf150. Small 4 stroke

More $$ yz250

More $$$$ yes the ktm 300 is sweet, I am going to sell my ktm530 (been a sweet travel and trail bike)and replace it with a ktm 690 and a ktm300 xcw!!!!!

Avoid honda 4 stroke race bikes, they totally rock but eat valves.

Any brand 125 smoker will be a blast as well.

If you want a plate, DRZ400 are solid as are the wr250r, but are 300lb bikes
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Wonder if I could just get "farm" plates on one in case I wanted to ride the 3 miles to town?

Just looked online. That is highly unlikely.
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I'm not trying sell my '06 dork.





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Originally Posted By FuriousYachtsman:
Originally Posted By M4Real:
Originally Posted By thehellbringer:
Honda CRF250

http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2005-Honda-Crf+250R-117834566


'06 got a better frame

I'm not trying sell my '06 dork.








In that case, would you consider parting it out? I'll take everything but the frame. I can offer you $350.
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Originally Posted By donnieR32:

2 stroke might actually be a good idea.
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for what you are planning to use it for, a two stroke is the correct choice. 250F's are great, but are the maintenance whores of the dirt bike world.
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Originally Posted By donnieR32:
If you wanted something for tooling around on 15 or so acres what size would you recommend?

I had a Yamaha R6 so I have experience riding. Also rode dirt bikes as a kid, but no idea what size as they weren't mine.
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Depends how big you are, or should I say how heavy you are. I personally wouldn't go under a 450 for a dirt bike. I'd say a 4 stroke would be a lot more enjoyable just to putt with and is easier to maintain.
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Aircooled Honda four stroke. CRF-100 or 230 are absolutely bullet proof.
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Depends how big you are, or should I say how heavy you are. I personally wouldn't go under a 450 for a dirt bike. I'd say a 4 stroke would be a lot more enjoyable just to putt with and is easier to maintain.
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Originally Posted By Rosenrot:
Originally Posted By donnieR32:
If you wanted something for tooling around on 15 or so acres what size would you recommend?

I had a Yamaha R6 so I have experience riding. Also rode dirt bikes as a kid, but no idea what size as they weren't mine.



Depends how big you are, or should I say how heavy you are. I personally wouldn't go under a 450 for a dirt bike. I'd say a 4 stroke would be a lot more enjoyable just to putt with and is easier to maintain.


190lbs.......ish
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you probably should get a CR500 2-stroke.
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If you can find a nice KDX200 or 220, do it. Awesome bikes that are very user friendly.

You can always make a 2 stroke MX bike into a pretty good woods bike with minimal effort as well. Re gear it, add a flywheel weight, and an oversize gas tank and you're in business for cheap.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:33:10 PM EDT
I like two strokes if we're talking dirt bikes. Just sold a bastard concoction of a CR500 in a 250 frame conversion. Im getting older an that thing just tries to kill anything that rides it. Truth was while that beast was powerful as all hell, I actually have more fun on a 125. Crank the throttle wide open and use the clutch as an power on power off lever and just run the everloving crap out of until you blow it up. Then you rebuild it and do it all over again. Used 125s go for cheap too
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This.....1000x

Back in my youth, I had a Honda Elsinore MR175 with a compression release that I used to round up cattle for a guy. Comp. release would scare the shit out of cows. that's how we rounded them up from a 400 acre field to take to market.
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KTM 300

Or anything Jap as parts are cheap and easy to come by.
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Could get a SuperMoto and can right both on your land as well as on the street with no worries. Just know that the 2-stroke and 4-stroke both have very different power bands.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:45:17 PM EDT
depends... 15 acres of woods with no trails will require a much different bike than 15 acres of grass fields or 15 acres of hills etc...

250 2 stroke is a good all around bike weight wise but 4 strokes can be nice when you are low speed puttering in woods etc and can't keep it in the power band of a 2 stroke
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you probably should get a CR500 2-stroke.
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I know you're joking but I had a KX500 & KDX 220
guess which one I rode more often
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Originally Posted By eddiein1984:
Aircooled Honda four stroke. CRF-100 or 230 are absolutely bullet proof.
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Probably something like this. Cheap to buy, cheap to maintain, and should run forever.
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Originally Posted By donnieR32:

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2 stroke
Enduro or dual sport
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I haven't read the whole thread yet. Back in my day, the 80's, we called them an enduro but I guess now they're called duel sport...

That's the way I would go. Just for the fact you can jump on and run into town legally.

My cousin had a XT125 when we were kids but pulled all the street legal stuff off and used it strictly off road. Then again he wasn't old enough to drive anyway.

My grandpa had a XT100. That thing was sweet. Small enough he could hang it on the front of his pick up with the camper in the bed. He took it camping, hunting, ginsenging, etc. Once the truck was leveled and in place at the camp spot he had the bike to run around on. He was from WV so he would go down there a lot. There are old family places up in the woods that only family know about, like the place he grew up or grave yards. No roads or trails, just up some hill in the middle of the woods. He would ride that bike around and go visit these places.

When I was in my early 20s he still had that thing. It was like brand new. I wanted it so bad but he would not sell it to me. He couldn't live with himself if I got hurt on it. He sold it for $500 and I went out and bought a new CBR600.
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Put ur leg over a properly tuned YZ250. I can tell you it's the BEST of the 250's. Don't let anyone convince you that a 125 is enough, you will hate it after 2 weeks
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Post GoPro video.
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Find a KDX200/220. Should be under $1500 easy.
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