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Old 02-24-2013, 04:04 AM   #13
greer
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Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Glasgow, Kentucky
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"very little riding experience"

That tells me you might not need to go too fast too soon. Could we make this a two-part process? Spend part of the loan money on a used 250 (I'm thinking Yamaha WR250R or Kawa KLX250S) or Suz DR-Z400 to spend a year or so on. Then use the rest of the loan money to move up and on once you've had a bit of experience.

And if I had those legs of yours, I'd probably look hard at the DR-Z because of the torquey motor. The 250's only weigh 20lbs or so less than the 400.

Sarah

Edit: Forgot to mention: When you fall down, you've got to be able to pick it back up. Factor that in.
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