how often do you change your bike?

How often do you trade up your bike?


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Hi all, just wondering how often you guys change your bike for newer models, obviously if money was no object we would probably all change every year. From the reading of the various posts around the site its clear that there is a HUGE variety of machinery being ridden. does there ever come a pont where you decide that a bike can't go on any more(not counting huge crash damage)?
 
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I rode my CR250R for almost three years before upgrading. It finally came to the point that I felt I was Putting more money into the bike than it was worth. It's a good bike but I thrashed the hell out of it. I hated to stop riding it, I was just getting the hang of pushing it off of me, I knew where all the soft spots on the bike were located while lying under it waiting for help!!! :laugh:
 
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I will ride my bike untill there is no parts available for it. I take extremely good care of my toys they get torn down after every ride and fluid changes every few rides. as long as you maintain your toys they will last forever and cost next to nothing!!!
 
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I've had my 01 EC200 since 2005 and plan to sell it in the spring. Now that I'm finished university I plan to upgrade every 2-3 years.
 
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im every 2 years cuz im growing and outgrowing bikes. though i have only gotten about a year out of my current bike.
 
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#7
I dont change up the bikes. I just collect alot of them and then choose what i want to ride. If i could i would buy a new bike for all the situations i like to ride, but thats not going to happen.
 
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#8
Totally agree with 2SFL, still collecting but as my skills improve, I have to 'upgrade' as long as it's reasonably used and priced.
 
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i have a kx125 right now. I want to upgrade to an '06 or '07 kx250f in the next year or two.
 
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#10
i still have my first bike that got me back into riding
and the list just keeps growing. i keep my bikes because we
have large family friend base that likes to ride, so if you dont have a bike and want to go riding i prob have one in your size
although i have been thinking about upgrading to a 4 stroke for my self just cant decide if i really want to :whoa:
 
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bclark001 said:
I will ride my bike untill there is no parts available for it. I take extremely good care of my toys they get torn down after every ride and fluid changes every few rides. as long as you maintain your toys they will last forever and cost next to nothing!!!
I'm sure you don't tear the engine down after every ride? :whoa:
 
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#12
well come on you know what I meant think im made of money :coocoo:

oh yea and i rebuild my transmission every 6 hours :nener: J/K so ya know
 
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Ive had nothing but 2-strokes.And I love em,and ive owned a 1975 yamaha mx175.That was my first bike.The points kept going bad in it.My uncle gave it to me.And when it was running right it was pretty fast!I rode that for a year.It finnaly died.Then I got a 1995 yamaha yz250 From a pawn shop for $1,500 It was my first real mx bike.And I rode the hell out of that thing all day every day.But I found out later after I took it to a track the first time it had a blown out shock.(wouldnt hold nitrogen) so It felt like i didnt even have a shock just a spring.It sucked cause I was going to fix it but suspension parts arent cheap.So I sold it to a guy for $1,000 and.I was bikeless for like three years.And i finnaly got me a 04 honda cr125.Now this thing is my baby Ive taken real good care of it.I change the crankcase oil after a couple rides,clean and oit the filter after a few rides,And clean/oil the chain mostly after every 2 to 3 rides and Run semi senthetic 2-stroke oil and crankcase oil,(lucas racing).And clean it and polish it when im bored(: (thanks mothers polish and the power ball mini)It does wonders to the aluminum frame.But I will ride this one as long as I can.Me and my friend have the same bike but his is a 03 cr125 he has 2 of them.Both the same year.But one of his has v3 reeds and a full procircut exhaust.And maybe a 134cc kit Or 133cc.I know hondas cant have the 144cc cause the hondas have some kind of coating in the cylinder wall,and you cant bore um that much.But I guess thats it ive put in my 2 cents!Here is a pic!
 
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Thanks!singletrac.Its all stock.I bought white plastics,but couldnt get the graphics on (a bunch of air bubbles).so I put the red back on.The white got too dirty without graphics.I got more pics on my profile.