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View Poll Results: Best dirt bike of all time ...
whatever the first POS i rode was ... 3 3.57%
50-124cc 3 3.57%
125, 150, 200cc 2T 8 9.52%
250, 300 2T 36 42.86%
250 4T 11 13.10%
350 4T 4 4.76%
450 / 500 4T 16 19.05%
500cc 2T or other 3 3.57%
a pit bike @ a Bogan BBQ 0 0%
Maddo's big gap bike .... 0 0%
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I'd love a 2 valve XR200 motor in a small frame with front and rear discs and good suspension, target weight of 90kg, would make a S/T , jungle track and shit hill climb weapon. No radiators, nice and narrow, low seat height, easy to kick or roll start, just ride it using revs/momentum and don't be scared to throw it around or drop it when that's the only option.
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I'd vote for anything Honda XR.

I've had my XR200 for 17 years and probably at least 1000 hours riding time, i have replaced tyres, chain, sprockets, engine oil, air filter, grips, spark plugs, and recently a clutch. Had to give the carby a freshen up once as well. Certainly no powerhouse but still goes anywhere and just never have to worry about it failing me. Can store it for 3-4 months and it goes 1st kick.

I've ridden faster, more comfortable and more enjoyable bikes but nothing will ever match the reliability and durability of the XR.

I'm looking at a CRF for my next bike and first thing I do to it will be red plastics, blue seat and yellow decals, in the hope that the look is what makes it reliable? Can't hurt to try.
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Honda XR-75 K1 (1974) Was the envy of every kid at the track and surprised many bigger cubed bikes.

KTM 350 (2017) Just a great all rounder for an old fella.
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Now there's a truth bomb , right there...!

Nailed it , inc room,s post ...


http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/s...d.php?t=122886
Last weekend I snapped a chain on my YZF only a few kms into our ride, had a spare linkage which we managed to get on but couldn't get circlip in or adjust it so limped home. Had a couple of bikes in the shed to borrow, elected to try out my wifes CRF230, had it for months but never really been ridden in anger, just her learning on the open trails & a little single track.

Was really impressed with this thing. Had to ring it's neck and use a lot of momentum to keep up in the open but in the tight stuff it feels nice and light to throw around, low clearance made hopping logs a struggle, beached on everything but it seems so light that a jump off & hip toss over got it anywhere. In reality its not really much lighter than a yzf but being low & having the magic button start so I'm not worn out from kicking the f&%$*g thing made it seem like you're throwing around a kids bike.

A little more height, a little more power and a lot more suspension travel and I'd get one for myself.

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Had a couple of bikes in the shed to borrow, elected to try out my wifes CRF230.

A little more height, a little more power and a lot more suspension travel and I'd get one for myself.
Sounds like an AJP

Always loved those BBR Franken bikes from the 90s. XR engines shoehorned into alloy CR mx frames etc

The PR4 extreme looks like about as close as you can get to those bikes without making one yourself.

105kg with fuel I think.
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Honda XR-75 K1 (1974) Was the envy of every kid at the track and surprised many bigger cubed bikes.

KTM 350 (2017) Just a great all rounder for an old fella.

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favourite is the 350, I too an old boy at 51 and keeping he 300 on the pipe was hard work although bottom end was great
but the 350, wow revs like a 2 banger but will pull in any gear.
ps the rd250h, liquid cooled, well we all lost our licences....what a road bike
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I'm telling you , XR400 , the 250 wasn't enough , the 600 too much , the 400 hit the sweet spot and it was a game changer for the masses , anything else is just personal favourites , I'd say a 12+ year old Gasser 300 would still do the job , but it wasn't a game changer was it .
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Gasser 300 2 stroke. Best bike of all time.. must be cos they don't bother changing much on 'em!
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Id say the 98 to 2001 Suzuki RMX 250 would have to be up there

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