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Old 01-01-2013, 12:29 PM   #76
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Xl250r?

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Old 01-01-2013, 04:55 PM   #77
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My first dual sport was a 1983 XL600R for about the same money, and I loved it...I would NOT have loved it if it was a 250.

While that is a fine old bike, I think you can find more bike for the same money...way more bike for slightly more (late model DR350's go for about the same, and are far better at just about everything).
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:16 PM   #78
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hello this will be my first post,,to old to ride you ask... i"m 53 and going at it not as wild as in my past but the thrill never goes away
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:28 PM   #79
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hello this will be my first post,,to old to ride you ask... i"m 53 and going at it not as wild as in my past but the thrill never goes away

I hear ya, just keep riding if you feel like it, there is no cut-off age. You'll know when it's time to quit.

Check these guys: it's a bit weird at the beginning, just stick with it...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vksdB...ayer_embedded#!

[ i'm a few days from 62, still singletracking behind young, fast guys. Can I catch them? Hell no, but I still have fun and don't sit around counting aches and pains. ]
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:46 PM   #80
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Too much for a 99? It would never be the same once I got on it
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:08 PM   #81
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Never too old. I turned 53 today. 2 weeks ago I bought a 2003 plated WR250F with 800 miles for $2250.00. I haven't ridden a motorcycle in 30 years but decided it was time to get one again. At first the WR was a bit scary but I am getting used to it.


One of my friends at work just bought a 2012 WR250R and another got a CR250L so I got the bug again. I wanted something light and fairly strong.

Lots of good recommendations here. If possible ride as many different bikes as you can. Some are tall some are short. Shop around, there are some good deals out there.

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Old 01-23-2013, 02:05 AM   #82
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Too much for a 99? It would never be the same once I got on it
A bit pricey (he's $500-1000 overpriced) but clean
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:05 PM   #83
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This is so wrong for what I need, but somehow it seems so right
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:56 PM   #84
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This is so wrong for what I need, but somehow it seems so right
meh.. he's $2k too high, but thats a nice package. There are much worse starter bikes than the 525...
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:39 PM   #85
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meh.. he's $2k too high, but thats a nice package. There are much worse starter bikes than the 525...
Oh, it's wrong for me on so many different levels$$, but it sure looks fun
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:20 PM   #86
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Never too old. I turned 53 today. 2 weeks ago I bought a 2003 plated WR250F with 800 miles for $2250.00. I haven't ridden a motorcycle in 30 years but decided it was time to get one again. At first the WR was a bit scary but I am getting used to it.


One of my friends at work just bought a 2012 WR250R and another got a CR250L so I got the bug again. I wanted something light and fairly strong.

Lots of good recommendations here. If possible ride as many different bikes as you can. Some are tall some are short. Shop around, there are some good deals out there.

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Congrats 3pin and good luck riding.

I am 47 and got back into riding 1.5 years ago. Bought a KTM690R for starters (it was not cheap), advertised at 304 lbs, bought off of specs, riding style and recommendations. I used it for half a season and traded it in on a KTM350 EXC.

The 350EXC (239lbs) was a night and day difference. I would stall the 690 lugging in woods, drop it and pull my back muscles out lifting it up. Crazy. By comparison the 350 feels like a kids bike. It just easy and manageble and changed the whole experience. I am also short, so I cut the seat down, softened the suspension and changed the gearing. All part of the fun of the hobby.

Finally, do be sure you spend enough money on riding gear and protection. Even a 2mph drop can leave you in the woods and/or worse in the hospital. Boots, Knee protection, body armor, rib protection, kidney belt, gloves, helmet etc... the old saying "buy a $50 helmet for a $50 head" applies to the whole body, especially as we get older. Spend good money on quality protection... just ask anyone what they are wearing and if it has saved them... the answer is always YES.

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Old 01-23-2013, 08:30 PM   #87
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Congrats 3pin and good luck riding.

I am 47 and got back into riding 1.5 years ago. Bought a KTM690R for starters (it was not cheap), advertised at 304 lbs, bought off of specs, riding style and recommendations. I used it for half a season and traded it in on a KTM350 EXC.

The 350EXC (239lbs) was a night and day difference. I would stall the 690 lugging in woods, drop it and pull my back muscles out lifting it up. Crazy. By comparison the 350 feels like a kids bike. It just easy and manageble and changed the whole experience. I am also short, so I cut the seat down, softened the suspension and changed the gearing. All part of the fun of the hobby.

Finally, do be sure you spend enough money on riding gear and protection. Even a 2mph drop can leave you in the woods and/or worse in the hospital. Boots, Knee protection, body armor, rib protection, kidney belt, gloves, helmet etc... the old saying "buy a $50 helmet for a $50 head" applies to the whole body, especially as we get older. Spend good money on quality protection... just ask anyone what they are wearing and if it has saved them... the answer is always YES.

Happy trails!
I completely agree about the riding gear. I bought a nice helmet, boots, pants, jacket,etc first thing. i am 6'4" so i can sit on the bike with both feet flat on the ground.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:33 PM   #88
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This is so wrong for what I need, but somehow it seems so right
Thats a really nice bike but not exactly a starter bike...
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:37 PM   #89
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I'm so happy I found this thread. I used the search function but coudn't find the answer to this exact question until I saw this today.
I'll be 41 in a few months and decided I'll give it a try, first step would be taking the MSF dirtbike course and I'm already researching what bike to buy. Thank you all veterans for your suggestions. Why nobody mentioned KLX300? yes or nay?
Keep the ideas coming...
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:48 PM   #90
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Rick,my son is your age,I am 64,my buddy is 73 so no you are never to old to ride.I have a very bad back,doesnt hurt to ride but some one else has to pick up my ktm when I drop it.As long as you enjoy your hobby there is no reason to give it up.
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