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SophR so good
Scooby Slapper



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PostPosted: 14:04 - 08 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the extra info, sounds good apart from that price *wince*. Hopefully a slightly fucked one comes up!
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PostPosted: 16:00 - 08 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kawasaki-KLX-300-v5-enduro-green-lane-trail-AJ-TRADING-0121-439-0530-/192259359312?hash=item2cc38d0250:g:u1gAAOSwxxVZfGsT

Bit scabby.

Kinda fun, gonna have enough power to green lane and enjoy until you want a mega power beast.
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SophR so good
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PostPosted: 16:31 - 08 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems pricey for the age compared to other models? Although it being on my way home from work is a winner...

Can't see that I will ever want a mega power beast tbh, you've seen me ride Embarassed So something relatively long term would probs be a good idea.
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PostPosted: 16:34 - 08 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

To some degree the higher power bikes are easier to ride - sure, they can be more likely to launch you, but you don't have to be up and down the gear box so much.

As the pace increases, the 200 you rode is more challenging to go at the same pace when compared to a 300 2 stroke or 500 4 stroke.

I do quite like the idea of the KLX300 for a do it all dirt bike.

Wish I could ride properly Sad.
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PostPosted: 17:15 - 08 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a fan of the klx300. I wanted one for ages but kick start only, I believe. Also, even I wouldn't want to think about parts availability in the UK for it. Same with the kdx 220. Popular in America. Not so much here.

I think on paper they are one of the best all rounder you can get. Seem to do well at everything on Youtube, so there is that.
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SophR so good
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PostPosted: 19:01 - 08 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

So three-ish votes for the klx from people I trust to have good advice... Time to persuade the wife I deserve new toy I think. And learn how to use a kick start.

Unless any other votes for pampera cos there's one of those about in budget too.
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PostPosted: 20:36 - 08 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would look at what you've got around you too - presuming access to a car, also consider a towbar + trailer. Both cheap and whatever the bike, can make riding more enjoyable (no long trips sitting on a windy slow bike to get to dirty fun.)
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SophR so good
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PostPosted: 21:57 - 08 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

That klx is closest so tempting. Unfortunately towbars for the pimpmobile (kia picanto) are obscenely expensive. So extra plus points for local...
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PostPosted: 22:28 - 08 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/?_nkw=kia%20picanto%20tow%20bar Question

Seems reasonable priced to me?
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SophR so good
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PostPosted: 22:36 - 08 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

100 + trailer... I'm poor, this science gig does not pay well. Mind you there's a similar looking klx up in the grim north that is tow bar + trailer cheaper than local one, you might be onto something sensible here actually
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PostPosted: 22:39 - 08 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyway my off topic financial situation aside, much food for thought thank you!
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PostPosted: 23:54 - 08 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trailer generally useful if you've got space to store it.
But it also gives you more options for bikes you can choose - no longer need to worry about it being ok on the road and can better consider enduro practice locations and so on.

Single bike trailers usually can be got pretty cheaply.
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PostPosted: 11:53 - 09 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish a towbar for my car was that cheap. Sad
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PostPosted: 12:39 - 09 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarJay wrote:
I wish a towbar for my car was that cheap. Sad

I presume your car isn't one of the models covered by this?..
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182072733793
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PostPosted: 13:04 - 09 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

G wrote:
MarJay wrote:
I wish a towbar for my car was that cheap. Sad

I presume your car isn't one of the models covered by this?..
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182072733793


Maybe... but it's the electrics that are the issue... You need a kit to do it which costs a bomb. The quotes I've had for towbar fitting have been between 400 and 600 quid (including the towbar).
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PostPosted: 14:54 - 09 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why can't just take a feed from the lights, like all the kits normally do?

It says it has "Electric kit: Universal 7-PIN with bypass relay".

I'd like to get a proper plug in system that charges caravan too on mine, but current setup on new van seems to work and also tempted to go 240v instead.
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PostPosted: 19:24 - 11 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

1400 CRF230 with spare rear wheel

http://trf.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=110&t=23909&sid=d92338b1851a5b719faa6fe2f37ec297

their forum is a bit potato though, so page zoom out to view pics easier
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PostPosted: 20:03 - 11 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good price for the age, thanks! 2 and a half hours away though... Shall weigh up the suffering vs my desire for immediate gratification.
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PostPosted: 16:28 - 21 Aug 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good job Soph and everyone in the thread. Definitely worth booking marking for a little later when the funds approve, as I will be looking for a similar toy to start out on!
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