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    That looks like loads of fun! Could you trail ride it - 60-70kmh?

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    PF Dirtbike Thread

    I haven't yet, as I was just running it in on the weekend but depending on the terrain, yes

    Certainly not 60kmph sand whoops and I wouldn't be hitting erosion banks at 60kmph.
    It has more than enough grunt to but I'd say the sweet spot with the suspension travel (~200mm) is up to 50kmph

    Steering angle is steep so it will be a little twitchy. There is a neat YouTube promo that gives you an idea of what it is capable of




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    Pf dirt bikers,
    I have a stockish 92 kx500, with a new top end and rear shock. The rest is in reasonable used condition... For a 25 year old dirt bike. I don't own the requisite abandoned airstrip or small country that is required to get this out of 3rd gear, nor do I possess the balls or inclination to ride it properly anymore. My arms just get tired.

    So, should I:
    A - advertise it on Gumtree as is and bring all the flat brims to my yard? If so, what's a non-restored kx500 worth?

    B - restore it as a project, pour a couple of grand onto it (maybe do it with my 5 y.o. boy) and display it on the wall as a symbol of the man I used to be?

    Or C - fix what's broken and keep it around for one-upmanship purposes, to drop into conversation whenever anyone mentions anything about dirt bikes, despite the fact that I can't do more than a couple of laps on it before my hands go numb.

    What's the deal with classic dirt bikes? Is anyone likely to pay 10k for one in the future, even though modern 4 strokes now (finally!) make as much power without killing you?

    The little bloke has a ttr50 and I'd love to keep it for him, but it makes as much sense as inheriting an f1 car. It might be cool, but what the fuck are you going to do with it?

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    VMX guys will be all over it. Will make a nice bit of $$$ if it's all complete.

    The KX'ers don't demand the same cash as CR's do but It's definitely worth a few bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grungle View Post
    Pf dirt bikers,
    I have a stockish 92 kx500, with a new top end and rear shock. The rest is in reasonable used condition... For a 25 year old dirt bike. I don't own the requisite abandoned airstrip or small country that is required to get this out of 3rd gear, nor do I possess the balls or inclination to ride it properly anymore. My arms just get tired.

    So, should I:
    A - advertise it on Gumtree as is and bring all the flat brims to my yard? If so, what's a non-restored kx500 worth?

    B - restore it as a project, pour a couple of grand onto it (maybe do it with my 5 y.o. boy) and display it on the wall as a symbol of the man I used to be?

    Or C - fix what's broken and keep it around for one-upmanship purposes, to drop into conversation whenever anyone mentions anything about dirt bikes, despite the fact that I can't do more than a couple of laps on it before my hands go numb.

    What's the deal with classic dirt bikes? Is anyone likely to pay 10k for one in the future, even though modern 4 strokes now (finally!) make as much power without killing you?

    The little bloke has a ttr50 and I'd love to keep it for him, but it makes as much sense as inheriting an f1 car. It might be cool, but what the fuck are you going to do with it?
    Kind of half arsed chasing a a half litre 2 banger myself ...
    I qualify to race in the vets this year and i can pull off one lap wonders and call i good ill be happy lol.

    The ol 500 will still get a holeshot over the 450 4 stroke no problem if your game enoungh to try and corner the thing.
    But there inlies the bigger problem they dont turn like the newer bikes and are certianly more demanding to ride.

    They kx were also known to be a plush ol longue chair for there handeling charactorics.

    Kx are a little more mellow then the cr as they had the power valve setup which helped spread the power across a broader rev range. The honda never did and hit a little harder and made for a bit peakier power delivery.

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    ^ same. Advertise on PF first if you go with option A.

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    Got back on a bike for first time in 15 years a couple of weeks back. Bought a $2k WR450 that does the job for me.
    Went camping at Amamoor State Forest the last few days and had 3 sessions of riding on seperate days. Tracks there are great fun and spread right out so not congested when other riders are there. Had a blast and improved my riding a lot in 3 days. Didn't see a soul first 2 days then a bunch of guys turned up with KTM smokers on Friday night. We still didn't cross there paths in the bush though.








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    Nice WR, I loved my '03 250. Ratios in the box had a nice spread


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    It's an old cheap shitter but it works well for me. Heaps of fun and challenges. Take my hat off to the engineering in a dirt bike, they cop so much abuse and continue to work.


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    How good is Amamoor? One of my favourite places to go wheeling.

    Bust out the other side and head to the Linville pub for a steak and a beer, you won't be disappointed.
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    Sometimes funny things happen when you show up to race. I'm still very much a beginner, but raced (2nd time ever) over the weekend. Went for 30+ C and 450cc C classes on the CRF250R, and the 30+ C class only had 6 blokes in it. One of them DNS, so you know what that means...

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    Almost copped a DNS myself though as the fucking bike wouldn't kick over in the 3rd race. I got it to run after the other blokes had already finished the first lap! Not sure if it's a dirty air filter or if I need to check/adjust the valves...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sketchy View Post
    How good is Amamoor? One of my favourite places to go wheeling.

    Bust out the other side and head to the Linville pub for a steak and a beer, you won't be disappointed.
    Never heard of Linville, how do you get there?
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    https://www.google.com.au/maps/place...!4d152.2754914

    From Brisbane you punt through Kilcoy to Moore, keep going and turn onto Linville Rd. From your joint depending how big an adventure you wanted you'd come through the back way of Amamoor, Imbil/Lake Borumba (which has some really cool trails), Jimna and or Squirrel Creek. There's a camp ground literally out the front of the Linville Pub so ace spot to crash. Make sure you set up your swag or tent before getting belted with steak and booze in the pub though otherwise you'll pretty much be sleeping in the street. Great campsite at Charlie Morelands inside Imbil state forest just outside of Kenilworth too as a mid way point. Has full shower and dunny facility.

    Google Brisbane Valley Rail Trails, heaps of info and options for that whole area. Mostly for walking, cycling and horse riding but you can drive or ride lots of it no problem.
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