What used bike to buy for Hare scrambles?

Discussion in 'Racing' started by VTfarm, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. VTfarm

    VTfarm Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Oddometer:
    12
    Location:
    VT
    Ive been riding dirt and street for 25 years, and have a 2002 RM 250 two stroke for play, but I want to start doing harescrambles etc...What bikes are everyone using?? Do I need to buy a duel sport because I will be crossing roads? Thanks for the help
    #1
  2. mrxinpa

    mrxinpa Just Get Out and Ride !!!

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,432
    Location:
    NEPA Right at Base of Blue Mountain Ski Area .5 mi
    Noob, noob, noob, we were all noobs once so.... Wow. OK so I'll try and break it to ya lightly.

    Google is if your Friend. Do some BASIC research online & you will find all the answeres and more to you questions about what a Hare Scramble vs Enduro.

    And BTW. As long as your RM will run hard for a hour and a half its perfect to enter your first hare scramble. :D.

    Now Google your area for some riding clubs or r join the AMA yes you can Google their Addy to find some events in your neck of the woods.
    #2
  3. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2003
    Oddometer:
    4,423
    Location:
    Tampa
    Nothing wrong with your current bike. No tags needed for our HS down here. Go to a local race and see what everyone else is using.
    #3
  4. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,025
    Location:
    Southern Illinois USA
    A 2002 RM 250 would be a good one.
    #4
  5. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2004
    Oddometer:
    5,928
    Location:
    Framingham, MA
    For more local knowledge,
    http://www.nedirtbikes.com/content/Default.aspx?
    #5
  6. DC950

    DC950 Microadventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,051
    Location:
    Memphis, Motorcycle Purgatory
    yep and you'll find someone who wants to sell their already set up bike. Ot they'll find you if you put the word out or put a sign by your truck.

    Having done it twice, I highly doubt I will ever turn a stock bike into a race bike again. Even if you have to rebuild the engine, you're better off buying one with all the extras on it already and going from there .
    #6