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CR 85 0 0%
RM 85 1 50.00%
KTM 85 SX 0 0%
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Old 07-24-2018, 07:59 AM
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So, I got a couple small average jobs that I make a pretty good amount of money on, and. *inhales* I am going to buy a new dirtbike that actually fits me. I have my choices listed above. If you guys can help me in any way at all I will be eternally grateful.
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Old 07-24-2018, 08:07 AM
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I'm kinda what ever you can afford offhand vs. long run costs... If cheap but parts for it are rare or next to impossible to get... Then probably no... Equally speaking, if parts are cheap and the bike is offhand expensive... Then also maybe no...
So I'd say find a better match for most of your preferances and go from there...

Aren't KTM bikes kinda expensive here in N.America??
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You should by a Harley with all that money.
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I'm kinda what ever you can afford offhand vs. long run costs... If cheap but parts for it are rare or next to impossible to get... Then probably no... Equally speaking, if parts are cheap and the bike is offhand expensive... Then also maybe no...
So I'd say find a better match for most of your preferances and go from there...

Aren't KTM bikes kinda expensive here in N.America??
I was planning on buying used
But KTM would be my last option anyways.

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You should by a Harley with all that money.
Hahahahahahaha....... ehhhh
I don’t have THAT much money
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:39 PM
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I'm sorry but I can't help. I am not much of bike guy
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:12 AM
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I've had good experience with KTM's but they do come at a cost, being more expensive to buy, and some parts are more expensive than comparable japanese bikes.

I had an rm85 which was a beast for its size, pretty solid overall but I had to rebuild the top end a couple of times just due to wear and compression loss.

Has a KX100 too, which was a good running bike, however a little more complicated/ overengineered compared to the suzuki. Parts were a little more expensive. It was quick though.

Any of them would be a good option, try to find a running used bike at a decent price or maybe something that needs a rebuild even cheaper. 900-1200 for a running 85 with no major issues around 2000-2007 ish is fair. About half for a bike that needs some work, depending on how much work. Add a little more for a ktm, probably 1500 range.

I currently have a kx500, ktm450, and a drz400. Selling the drz and buying a beta300rr or ktm 300xcw for this fall.

I still love pit bikes, and have a piranha 140 china pit bike that I goon around on sometimes.
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Old 07-28-2018, 02:06 PM
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Depends.... what type of riding do you plan on doing? How heavy are you?


I've been riding for 30 plus years everything from a cr80 in 1991 to my current XR650l...….. and everything in-between including a CR500 and KX500.


The bikes you have listed are for light weight people on motocross tracks and would not be the best choice for a middle age male to trail ride.... but maybe you are 15 and want to race motocross.... I don't know
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Or find a nice used 125cc and grow in to it so you can keep it longer.
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