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thinking of buying a dirtbike

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What do you guys recommend for a beginner in dirtbikes? Im about 5'10" and about 180lbs.

Ive read up on a few dirtbike forums, but its mostly a bunch of teens giving advice and its all mixed up.

I was looking at a yz125 since theyre cheaper than 250 four strokes and easier to rebuild if needed. Anyone got any other thoughts or suggestions? I went to my local dealer today to check them out and theyre fkin tall lol.

Plus it has to be 2002 or older since im in cali.
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125. If you plan on keeping with the db, get a 250f. I bought a 2003 RM125 for 1000 a year ago, put tires on it and cleaned the plastics, sold it for 1500 a few months ago. Value.

HOWEVER, a 125 is a beast and it is not to be taken for granted. It's an on/off switch.
Agreed. :D I can only imagine what a 250 rides like. A buddy of mine has a CR500. Fucking insane. Hes a big guy, nearly double my size and cant keep the front end down. :eek

Edit to add: Im a small guy at 5'8" 145lbs. So the 125 2 stroke is a bullet under my weight and pulls me over hills no problem. But definitely dont sleep on a smaller 2 stroke because its not a 250, Ive surprised a few 4 strokes with the 125.
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