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  1. Questions about Tire Sizing

    First Bike / New Rider
    I'm new to riding and am looking at a 2009 Honda CRF230M. It's the only available dual sport near my location at a reasonable price. The 'M' model comes standard with a front tire 110/70-17 Dunlop GT401 Arrowmax and a rear tire 130/70-17 Dunlop GT401 Arrowmax. Obviously, it has 17-inch...
  2. Dual sport or cruiser for first bike?

    First Bike / New Rider
    I have about a 20 minute highway ride to my high school which is in a small town (about 1200 people so I won't ever be in traffic) and I don't know what would be a better bike to ride to and from school daily. I am in southern Colorado right next to mountains so there would be endless off road...
  3. 73 Yamaha

    Motorcycle Repair
    I've got a 1973 Yamaha RD60 oil injected 2 stroke. It idles just fine, but when I put it in 1st and start to let the clutch out it bogs down and starts to die, if I pull in the clutch I can sometimes save it. any thoughts? It also has horn problems, the horn is really weak. If i adjust the screw...
  4. Used (2009) XT250 or Used (2002) Dr650SE?

    First Bike / New Rider
    So for 3 grand used I can either get a 2009 XT250 or the 2002 Dr650 dual sport bike, which is the better deal? DR650SE (2002) description: Used, Dual Sport Motorcycle, White, 644cc, 4-stroke, 4-valve, SOHC, single cylinder, air/oil coo cc, 17,330 mi., 324 lbs. Compact & lightweight SOHC...
  5. 1981 Honda XL185s NOT STARTING!

    Motorcycle Repair
    I have a 1981 honda xl185s. I recently bought it and it is my first motorcycle. When I bought it, it wasn't running. After cleaning the carb and putting new gas in it fired right up. It was starting first kick every time for about a month. The other day, I took it out for a couple 5-10 mile...
  6. Looking for older Enduro/Dual Sport under 150cc

    First Bike / New Rider
    Hello all, I'm turning 17 here in a month and would like to get a motorcycle license to make it easier for me to commute to class and such, looking into the Illinois DOT's laws (I'm in the Peoria area), I can get a Class L license, which gives me the ability to ride a bike up to 150cc. I'm just...
  7. Suzuki DR125 won't start unless I jump up and down on seat...

    Motorcycle Repair
    And then when it fires, it runs rough, then when I try to give any gas, it dies instantly. I removed carb, cleaned, adjusted float and set everything back to factory settings. Put together and it did the same thing. Jump up and down on seat while trying to start, and it starts. Then dies giving...
  8. Two Wheel'n the Smokies

    Southeastern USA
    If you love motorcycles, then Townsend, TN, is the place to be this Spring for Two Wheel'n the Smokies! Join us in the Great Smoky Mountains for the Southeast’s premier custom bike show, drive and rally featuring the finest professional and amateur bikes. One-Off Customs, Cruisers, Touring...
  9. 2-stroke carb issues

    Motorcycle Repair
    Hi all, I have a 1981 Kawasaki KE100. It was a good price, and kind of an impulse buy. After working on it for some time I seem to be stuck on an issue. The bike doesn't seem to want to idle at all and it will often die when I am at low throttle also. I can get the bike started with the...
  10. Advice on purchasing a 2007 KLR 650

    Buying First Motorcycle Soon
    I've been riding a bike (bicycle) for almost two years and I'm ready to move up in the world and get something with a motor. It seems like a dual sport is exactly what I'm looking for so that I could get the best of on and off the streets. I was wondering about the pricing for a 2007 KLR 650...
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