The ideal deep woods play bike

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Bud Tugly, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. slideways

    slideways permanent ex-pat

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    +1 this is a great woods weapon do just about anything dirtbike.

    If you need a little more grunt the ktm 250xcw or xc are great choices.

    If you want to 4 stk I don't think you can beat the KTM 400 XCW. I have had 3 of them over the years , a simply amazingly reliable and fun to ride bike. PS I have one for sale if anybody is interested.
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    If you want to go old school but reliable an old Honda XR250 will go
    anywhere.

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  2. mudgepondexpress

    mudgepondexpress Long timer

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    Old school, woods, 2 stroke, light, street legal, 15 to 30 hp...wow, not a lot of options...77-78 DT175 fits just about everything in your list. 216 lb no fuel, 18 hp, street legal, old school, monoshock...yup fits them all. I really miss mine as it was easy to ride (though small, I am 5' 8", 170 lbs and I could man handle it easy), and truely could hit 80 mph (as long as you had no head wind). The later DT175's were softer sprung and a little more playbike, the earlier ones were twin shock.

    I hate to say this in the 2 stroke section, but the 91-96 XR250L would be the best option for you. Better gass mileage, higher speed, taller, better suspension and disc brakes. Power is equal, but the DT seems better in that department. Basically a street legal XR, where the XL's were not quite up to snuff suspension wise.

    KDX200 would be the ticket if you didn't need street legal.

    Kenny
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  3. Abdelhub

    Abdelhub Blanco Trasho

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    greeves scottish....53 years old and running strong....and plated...
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    Mike
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  4. eyedragaknee

    eyedragaknee McGuyver

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    KDX 220 modified a little bit. Plated too:D

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  5. rpage11

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    get real. buy olds cool and have some real fun

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  6. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    As a KDX owner I gotta throw in a vote for it, my 220 with a pipe and silencer is an awesome weapon.
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  7. SlowJoefromBako

    SlowJoefromBako Aint livin long like

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    I have a 300 exc> my dad has a kdx220. My vote has to got to the kdx in the tight stuff. Go fast 300 ktm tight slow stuff absolutly the Kdx. Eyedragaknee has the bike I have been dreaming about in my head for years. Nice bike:D:D:D
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  8. Bud Tugly

    Bud Tugly Gnarly old curmudgeon

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    Abdelhub - Gotta love those old Greeves, and they'd certainly get the job done. I remember them well, and about the nicest anyone said about their appearance was "cobbly".

    Rpage11 - A good friend had a Penton 125 and I got to ride it a bit many years ago. I loved it but just couldn't afford the price or I would haved owned one for sure. You're a lucky guy to have one, and it looks to be in great shape.

    Eyedragaknee - that's probably very close to the perfect deep woods bike, especially if you could fit it with a larger tank. How hard is it to get plated?

    Mudgepondexpress - got to agree that if we're sticking to old school the Yamaha DT-175 or even the older CT-175 would fill the bill nicely. I'm thinking an old Bultaco Matador or Alpina would work really well too.
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  9. Abdelhub

    Abdelhub Blanco Trasho

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  10. Shooter1

    Shooter1 Been here awhile

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    KDX 200/220 or 200 KTM, XC or XCW, or an older MXC or EXC.
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  11. jcf

    jcf Been here awhile

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    That is one gnarly trail !

    Can't wait to get my M137 sorted out.
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  12. Bump Stop

    Bump Stop 2 Wheeled Drifter

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    you can get a street title for almost any bike in the U.P. I ride up by you all the time the kdx is the cheapest woods bike you can find but the euro 2strokes are far better. If you could find a KTM, GasGas 200/250/300 in any of those displacements. the euro bikes have a more mild powerband so you can ride a large displacement in the tight woods easily.
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