Complete Newbie Looking for Advice

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1) your physical size (both height and weight are important) - 6' 4" 250 lbs
2) How physical / aggressive are you ? - 5 out of 10
3) what do you plan to ride- MX/SX tracks, woods, fields with friends or ????? - Woods and fields
4) Do you have any riding experience? - None at all
5) Do you think you will race ? - No.
6) Are you mechanically inclined and will you be doing your own bike work? - Yes.
7) Do YOU have a preferance to a brand/ motor choice (2 or 4 stroke)? - Not sure of the benefits of each.
8) Do you have a dealer close by your home that you might use and what brand(s) does he carry? - Will probably buy used.
9) How much ($) do you plan to spend on a bike? 2000 - 2500
10) Do you live in California? - Maryland
11) Your age? - 37
12) anything else that you think would help form an opinion - Looking for a durable and depenable bike to ride with my 7 yr old. We will be learning together. Raced mtn bikes and bmx in the past if that helps at all.

Thanks in advance for the info.
 
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There are 3 bikes that come to mind for the job. The Kawasaki KDX220, the honda XR250 and 400. These bikes fit into the discription very well of what you want in a bike.