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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:57 PM   #1
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Dirt Bike Riders!

Any dirt bike riders in here?

Looking to get my first dirt bike and am wondering which one would you guys think is more suitable for me.

I been to the dealer to try out the wr250r and f, and man they are tall. I know, all dirt bikes are like that.

I'm a little bit short, so getting on the wr was a bit of a challenge for me, but the sales told me that they can lower the bike couple inches with a link.

So my question is which of these 250cc bikes will be more suitable for short riders.

Honda Crf250
Yamaha Wr250
Kawasaki kx250
Ktm 250

Thanks for your inputs.
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:01 PM   #2
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How short are you?

Your choice of bikes is all over the board....Do you want a motocross bike or a trail bike?

I'd suggest a trail bike such as the WR250 and the CRF250X even a CRF230.

A trail bike will have a headlight, and wide ratio transmission compared to the motocross bike = no light and a close ratio transmission. A light makes a HUGE difference, my bike didn't come with one and thought i'd never need one. I was wrong. I ended up retro-fitting a light on to my bike

Personally I would never buy a bike from the dealer, unless I had money to blow. If your in no rush to purchase, winter time is the best time to buy a bike for cheap. Cruise craigslist with cash-in-hand and wait for a deal.
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