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Old 12-14-2012, 03:11 PM   #16
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When it comes to dirt bikes I don't get the point of a 4 stroke when it only takes 2 to get the job done. So to that I'd say either 300 will do.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:41 PM   #17
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I think around here in the PNW between Tasky's and Skagit Power Sports you're covered. I'm buying an older EC 200.

You paying an attorney by the hour to put that deal together? You been working on that one for a long time!

And, yeah, GoFasters has been awesome to work with re: GG parts. Plus you get to hang a poster of LuLu Puy and Liai Sanz in your garage. Go Gas Gas!
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:42 PM   #18
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Mike,

I can't believe somebody hasn't already pointed out the obvious - does it really really matter? You are just gonna ride it a couple of times and then move on.....

T

This reminds me; I haven't seen Woodlief around in a while. He ok?
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:32 PM   #19
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I bought my 09 wr300 from Taskys. 2 years later and 2000 ish miles later still on its original piston with same compression. Doesnt miss a beat and never left me anywhere, easy as pie to work on, cheap. The harder I beat it up the stronger it seems to run.
Oh and it came with a plate.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:23 PM   #20
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This reminds me; I haven't seen Woodlief around in a while. He ok?
I know hes alive he talked to me on face book a couple days ago.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:02 PM   #21
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I know hes alive he talked to me on face book a couple days ago.


You sure you weren't talking to software he wrote? That dude can sling some mean combinations of zeros and ones!


Go for the Gas Gas!
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:04 AM   #22
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All good bikes.

I agree with whether to get 2stroke or 4 stroke, then go from there.

Definitely Taskys if he is close enough for you - good service and sales.

I like my Husaberg but a 2 stroke would probably have been a better choice.

Also consider a Christini - 2WD is great and you can get them pretty much on a number of good platforms (GasGas, Honda, KTM, etc.).
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:49 PM   #23
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When they arrive the Beta and the Sherco will be contenders.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:49 PM   #24
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If that is the case, we should be steering him towards the bike WE want.
I've got first dibs on the F150...
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:35 PM   #25
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I don't think you can go wrong with a 300 2 smoke.300 KTM is probably the best bike I've ever ridden. You can't go wrong with one of the local dealers too.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:40 PM   #26
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I've got first dibs on the F150...
I like it, It's probably not going for a couple years.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:52 PM   #27
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I like it, It's probably not going for a couple years.
Translation: 9 months

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Old 12-16-2012, 10:44 PM   #28
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Translation: 9 months

Lol
Translation of translation: Tomorrow!

Wish I liked used vehicles as this would prove way too easy.

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Old 12-17-2012, 05:01 PM   #29
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I have 2012 ktm 350exc. Cut the seat down... Picked up 1.5"... Softened the suspension with clickers and have minimal trouble with my 28" inseam. 4 stroke maintanence...bike screams.

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Old 12-18-2012, 10:06 PM   #30
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Check out the dealers you want to buy from and see what the parts situation is for the model you want. Do they do their work in house or farm it out. I have a GG trials bike and it takes a while to get parts. A friend of mine has a new[13] 300 XCW and the starter took a ah.. quit working. Seems there is a nylon bearing in the starter that went out.

He went from a 08 250/300XC W to a 12 350 XC W and back to a 13 300.

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