1. Aquanout

    Aquanout Hooliganantic

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    Cockbags, as I have lost all respect for the nut rats, ie squirrels, that cruze this site, this goes out to the fellers that have gone riding with me on my big bike. For the cheap seats, the KTM not the Fantic. So, it's leaving, I have got it down to a replacement, 2002ish 520 Kant Touch Me and a Yameehaw 2006 yz 450f I think. I'm pretty much going to beat three shades of shit out of this, as I did with my current KTM, one of these will be the second dirt bike I have ever owned. As I won't be able to test ride either real proper like, whas the thorts? Are both of them going to bore the piss out of me?
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  2. Wallowa

    Wallowa Long timer

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    Damn WaterMan you sound like a DIT grad! "Cockbags"? My buddy has a 520...fine for short romps....beats the shit out of him on long hauls and tank is small on his...I KC135 him with some of my fuel to get him home...YZ? 450F...hear good things about them but have never ridden one...have fun with the selection and don't get bored!:wink:
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  3. Aquanout

    Aquanout Hooliganantic

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    Gosh, thanks huge help. And yes ooooold deep sea diver, but only as old as the women I feel right?.
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  4. turnsleft

    turnsleft Long timer

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    Are you wanting street legal or just a FAS[fast ass sumbitch:D]?
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  5. WetSideRider

    WetSideRider Long timer

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    I'm leaning to smoker side for the moment, so I'd favor the 520 over the MX'er. But since neither are plated, keep lookin' for something simpler.
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  6. Aquanout

    Aquanout Hooliganantic

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    Doesn't need plates, fast and stupid would be bitchin. I think it would be cheaper to get an older 520 KTM and legalize it. I'm putting a couple grand budget on this, but if the right ride comes along... :1drink
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  7. grinns

    grinns Semper Fi

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    I would get the yamaha they are pretty fkin bullet proof.
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  8. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

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    What do you want to do with it? Trail ride?

    Is the Katoom an EXC? If so, it makes an excellent trail bike, but it is a big heavy bike with tons of power. Not the best for single track, but it can do it.

    The YZ is a motocross bike, will be a handful on the trails.

    I had a '02 520 EXC, great bike. Very reliable.
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  9. Aquanout

    Aquanout Hooliganantic

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    I'm used to a heavy powerful bike in single track, anything I get will be lighter. I may start looking for a plated bike just for ease of use crossing fire roads and such.
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  10. Sliverpicker

    Sliverpicker Been here awhile

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    you might think about going with a good used KTM EXC that is plated for your state. There are a lot of great deals on the EXC`s and most of them have a bunch of good stuff already done to them. KTM`s come with all the good components and race ready out the door new.

    Then again if you want brute power and good suspension go with the all mighty "KX-500". Your won`t lose a drag race thats for sure.

    I went with the 690R enduro and love the bike. It does come in at 310 lbs but does not feel like it. Does really good off road and it eats up the twisty roads on the street yet will do well over 100mph and still get 50 mpg. My race days are over but when I ride the 690 it leaves me smiling big time. Stock it comes with 65 hp, top of the line suspension, brakes, controls, rims and everything else about it.

    Good luck on your hunt, you ------COCKBAG ! :fyyff
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  11. Aquanout

    Aquanout Hooliganantic

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    Yeah, my 950 makes me giggle. 110+ hp and 460 plus pounds, it's a handful in the tight single track for sure. But to be able to do 120 in the dunes is titties for sure. :clap:clap
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  12. Sliverpicker

    Sliverpicker Been here awhile

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    HOLY MOLY--------120 in the dunes on a 950 ! I wonder what it`s like to go down in the sand that fast ?
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  13. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    Both the yz and KTM exc are great bikes but very different, Both very reliable,the YZ will have
    more punch with the 520 being a little slow,but more trackable power.
    If you can get a 525 they are quite a bit more worthy. I can remember riding my old 02 520 after having the 06 525 for about a year. after a quick ride I was asking myself how the heck did I ride that bike for so long, it felt heavy and quite porky

    The YZ can make a good trail bike with some mods. The KTM is a great trail bike right out of the box
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  14. Aquanout

    Aquanout Hooliganantic

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    It fills yer hemet with sand , and it hurts, a little. :rofl

    I think Im going with the yz. If i can get it for the dirty lowball offer I want to make.
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  15. redbastard

    redbastard Long timer

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    I saw your trusty 950 on Craigslist and wondered what would be next for ya. I've not ridden either of the bikes your looking at but I can tell you my 2003 yamaha is ultra reliable, and the market is flush with them making them cheap to pick up. Looks like I'll be selling my plated wr250f to get a 2007 yz250f. The YZ is so much lighter than the WR, I don't need a 450 though. I've read the fuel injected YZ450 can be electronicly tuned for smooth power or the big hit of a stick of dynamite.
    As other folks pointed out both bikes are reported to be great.
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  16. n16ht5

    n16ht5 ride the night

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    my friends ride YZ450s in woods.. meh. the trannies are too close ratio and they need re-valve on suspension to ride them. Go WR
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  17. Aquanout

    Aquanout Hooliganantic

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    So, 02 520 mxc KTM, or a yz450f Which is an 06. What I really want is one of the v-twin dirt bikes, big smash low weight, hard to work on expensive parts. Like 07ish? Maybe an Ape? Anyway still looking for something to blow up my skirt as I'm officially a small bike sissy. ;-)
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  18. sirloynz

    sirloynz Puny Human

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    525/530 EXC or XC-W are way better trail bikes than the YZ. The MXC has a close ratio gearbox that works, but not as well as the EXC or XC-W. My two pesos. :D
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  19. Enduroguy

    Enduroguy Trail Whipped

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    I love my KTM 530 but sounds like Aprilia is right up your alley.
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  20. grinns

    grinns Semper Fi

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    I seen a dude on a 950 sailing through the air going at least 80 in the sand. :rofl
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