need some advise please.

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hey everone. i need some help on what bike to get, so heres a chart that ive seen in a couple other threads that i filled out.

1) your physical size (both height and weight are important)
5'3'' and 130lbs

2) How physical / aggressive are you ?
pretty aggressive

3) what do you plan to ride- MX/SX tracks, woods, fields with friends or ?????
everything pretty much, but mainly racing MX/SX

4) Do you have any riding experience?
i have a quad if that counts. ha

5) Do you think you will race ?
yup

6) Are you mechanically inclined and will you be doing your own bike work?
i can prolly do the simple stuff, if not my dad can help.

7) Do YOU have a preferance to a brand/ motor choice (2 or 4 stroke)?
4 stroke, and whatever is best.

8) Do you have a dealer close by your home that you might use and what brand(s) does he carry?
hmm, theres a couple but im not sure what they have.


9) How much ($) do you plan to spend on a bike?
idk yet

10) Do you live in California?
nope, NY

11) Your age?
15

12) anything else that you think would help form an opinion
ive never riden a dirt bike before, but have drove those little mopeds. hehe. i love mountain biking so im pretty good with balance and all that stuff.

so, what are your opinions?? ive talked with a couple kids who ride and so far there favortie 2 companys are yamaha and honda.

and yes, ik, theres prolly a ton of threads that have the exact same thing, i havent had the time to look stuff up.

thanks a lot
 
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probably a 250F of some sort only prob is that you would be a little short for it. in which case you can look at the service honda junior R or a crf 150R
 
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thanks for the reply. id like a 250 if i could just cuz i dont want to spend another $6000+ on another bike in a few yrs or less if i grow out of it, in what ways would it be big?? hows the kawasaki, suzuki, yamaha, and honda bikes compare??

thanks again
 
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Stick with a bike that fits you now and get good on it you can trade up later I would look at a 125 two stroke as the biggest for now. to ride one well which is hard to do will give you skills that will make you future raceing skills even sharper.

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a 125 2 stroke has the same seat height as the 250 which i was refering to. you wouldnt be able to tough the ground.
 
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alright. thanks a lot. ill prolly be shopping around here and trying out some of the bikes that the shops have and see what fits. now, what kind of gear would i need, obviously full face, body armor, shin, knee, elbow and the list of pads, ha, but what else would you recommend?? and anyother advise would be great.
 
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ive done some searching around and im liking the look of the crf150r or expert. i took the seat height from the specs and put my bike seat at the same height and it seem to be good. whats everyones opinon on this bike?? i love honda, there engines are great. my quad is a 2000 honda fourtrex (i think, ha) and there isnt a day where it feels like its slacking off. i also did the measurement of some 250's on my bike and they are gunna be too big. are there kits to lower the suspention?? either way i still will prolly get a 150 or smaller to start out on.

thanks again