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I’ve been watching the local CL for good deals on a dirt bike for my nephews son . I want to reward him for helping me out on my property . I’m looking for the pros and cons between the different makes . He’s 135 lbs going into the 6th grade and is going to be big kid so I want to get him something he’ll be able to ride for a few years . He’s not a fearless dude so I think a two stroke is out of the question for now . Here’s the list of bikes I’m thinking of XR100/CRF100 – DRZ125 – KLX125 – TTR125 . I’m not sure which manufacture has the most available up grades as he becomes a better rider . Locally today there are two clean bikes listed in my price range of $500 to $1000 . A 98 Honda XR100r great condition $1000 , Yamaha ttr-125 $775 that needs carb work . Just missed the Yamaha . It was a hell of a deal and didn’t last 24 hours . gsa 2016 calendar Both of these bikes are clean looking . And like anything listed on CL If it’s a deal you have to be ready to buy it NOW ! I’m a CL junkie and I’m patient , so I’m on the hunt and I value your opinions . I’d like your input before I buy . Thanks !

I’ve been watching the local CL for good deals on a dirt bike for my nephews son . I want to reward him for helping me out on my property . I’m looking for the pros and cons between the different makes . He’s 135 lbs going into the 6th grade and is going to be big kid so I want to get him something he’ll be able to ride for a few years . He’s not a fearless dude so I think a two stroke is out of the question for now . Here’s the list of bikes I’m thinking of XR100/CRF100 – DRZ125 – KLX125 – TTR125 . j gastroenterol hepatol I’m not sure which manufacture has the most available up grades as he becomes a better rider . Locally today there are two clean bikes listed in my price range of $500 to $1000 . A 98 Honda XR100r great condition $1000 , Yamaha ttr-125 $775 that needs carb work . Just missed the Yamaha . It was a hell of a deal and didn’t last 24 hours . Both of these bikes are clean looking . And like anything listed on CL If it’s a deal you have to be ready to buy it NOW ! I’m a CL junkie and I’m patient , so I’m on the hunt and I value your opinions . I’d like your input before I buy . Thanks !

That is a different case if you already know how to ride and are playing around on a small bike. It’s very easy to ride around the "scrunch" when you already know what you’re doing. That’s the main reason small bikes are used when teaching established riders to slide a bike. They’re light and easy to man handle. But when you’re a new rider it is a very uncomfortable feeling to be confined on too small a bike.

We have had several XR/CRF’s over the years, best advice is keep the air filter clean & oiled, change the oil, & keep valves adjusted. If you really want to go the mod route, if the suspension is bottoming out get the BBR springs (fork & shock), sooner or latter it will need to be done. Headers can be found for around $100 but may take time. e suvidha electricity bill lucknow The Kehin PE24 is a nice upgrade and really wakes up the top end. I preferred the K&N "pod" filter, seemed to help performance a bit but used off-road may not be ideal. You can do more work but engine life seems to suffer. We have had some heavily modified mini-bikes and close to stock is the most fun. Josh Herrin has a racing series at his place (paved go-kart track & dirt flat track) and the stock 100 class is the most competitive with the largest fields. You can see some Pro level riders there in the off season. We used them for racing in parking lots, paved go-kart tracks, and dirt flat tracking. We ran 17" wheels with GP125 slicks or rain tires. Traveled all over the southeast for a couple of years when the kids were young and there was a mini-bike racing series (SEMRA).

Thanks a lot Terry ! Great information . I ordered new tires and tubes yesterday . I can’t wait till this weekend . Man are we going to fun . It was really cool the young man that sold me the little bike is another long time resident . He has some beautiful bikes . Custom painted Busa , ZX6 , 4 wheeler and new KLX110 . We start to B.S. and it ends up he had gone through the vo-tech school here . A good friend of mine was the instructor back in the 90’s . My buddy often asked me to go teach with him . I never felt the calling back then . I made good money flat rating at the dealerships . But I did get a lead on where he’s living . Pretty close to my home too . I’ll do a F.B. search and see if I can run him down . b games zombie It would be good to catch up after so many years . Funny how life is when you stay planted in a community . Living in Florida you get the transients coming and going . Always looking for something new or a better life . Most of the short term ones that end up here find out they picked the wrong town for them . It’s too slow . You learn to recognize which types are here to stay and the ones that are just passing through . My buddy Toby always talked about going to Spokane or Colorado . I guess he found his peace on the North side of the river out here in the sticks .

Jace and I had nothing but smiles all day . We discussed many things .While we were working in the garden . We had a bag of weeds that was almost popping at the seems . His thought was to put another bag over the top . I saw this as a teachable moment . So I explained compression ratio’s and pistons to him . We got it all in one bag . My comparison was loosely packed the bag was full . but compressed we could get 10 times that amount of weeds in the bag . Higher compression = Mo power . I know that it’s going to take time for him to grasp things like this . electricity production in china But my thought is let him take it all in get his mind thinking . electricity sound effect Repeat as often as necessary .I didn’t know this , but his maternal father is a motorcycle mechanic in New York . So this boy is surrounded by mechanical knowledge . I want to teach him the values of hard work and the rewards you receive from it . Danielle , Ben and myself have talked about this and Jace’s responsibilities . I told Jace this is his motorcycle . That I approved his loan for the cost of it . We are starting off paying him $6 per hour with quarterly raises . Each report card , as he passes , he will get an additional $ .25 . So as he goes into the next grade he will paid $7 per hour and so on . I have a ebay wish list set up for him for cool things we can add to his bike as he becomes a better rider . My new riding buddy . He went home with blisters on his clutch hand .

I don’t have photos , my bad . But we have done a few repairs and our first mod . We first addressed the dry rotted tires . Following Jace I noticed the rear wheel wobbling . There were a few broken spokes . I ordered new tires and tubes along with a complete spoke set . It was the second time in my life that I had re-spoked a wheel . Boring job but I got it done . While it was apart I inspected the rear brakes . They were fine but the chain and sprockets were another issue . gas out game commercial For our first mod . I gave Jace the option standard gear ratio 14/50 or modified 13/50 . He chose the later . In his words " That will make it faster off the rip ! " . Yes my young Padawan . He’s become bored riding around on the dirt roads here . His skills have improved greatly . He’s getting air now ! I have 5 acres and a few pepper trees left on the perimeter of the property . I’ve shown him where he can ride and not tear up the fields . And with my backhoe we’ll put in a few small jumps for him . I’ll defiantly add some pictures as he learns to jump .