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  • Craigslist and dirt bikes.... why do I do this to myself?!?!

    I have GOT to stay off CL. lol

    The boys and I have been keeping our eyes peeled for some dirt bikes. Something like an Honda XR80 and XR100. I had an '83 XR100 that i rode the wheels off growing up. I really have not been looking too hard since we are in the middle of this house remodel. Anyway, ran across an ad yesterday for an '09 Yamaha TTR90 and an '06 TTR125. No price listed, but the guy said he'd make a good deal. So I contacted him. Mistake #1. haha We made a deal (Mistake #2) and I pick them up tomorrow. Which leads to potential Mistake #3.... telling the wife. She's out of town with son #1 until Saturday. I might want to wear my helmet for that part.

    I think these will be just about perfect for my two guys. They might be a little on the big side, but they are both growing like weeds and at least they will not out grow them in 6 months.

    I have got to stop looking at CL!!!!
    Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
    1998 Mustang GT https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...ix-to-4sixzero
    1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
    1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
    1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

  • #2
    My oldest has grown quite adept on his mini-bike. Looks real comfortable on it, without being cocky about it - makes me proud.

    I had an out on the mini-bike thing that you may not be able to benefit from........ the mini-bike was hers when she was a kid. Hehehe!

    Have to get another mini-bike soon, youngest is growing fast!
    Of all the paths you take in life - make sure a few of them are dirt.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by BBR View Post
      I have GOT to stay off CL. lol

      The boys and I have been keeping our eyes peeled for some dirt bikes. Something like an Honda XR80 and XR100. I had an '83 XR100 that i rode the wheels off growing up. I really have not been looking too hard since we are in the middle of this house remodel. Anyway, ran across an ad yesterday for an '09 Yamaha TTR90 and an '06 TTR125. No price listed, but the guy said he'd make a good deal. So I contacted him. Mistake #1. haha We made a deal (Mistake #2) and I pick them up tomorrow. Which leads to potential Mistake #3.... telling the wife. She's out of town with son #1 until Saturday. I might want to wear my helmet for that part.

      I think these will be just about perfect for my two guys. They might be a little on the big side, but they are both growing like weeds and at least they will not out grow them in 6 months.

      I have got to stop looking at CL!!!!
      yeah, me too. Look out for #3 - the biggest wars at my house as a kid involved two wheels. Eeek. Good luck with that.
      Flying south, with a flock of bird dogs.

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      • #4
        Thanks. lol Now, I guess dad needs one too.... hmmmm...

        Where's that CL bookmark again?
        Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
        1998 Mustang GT https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...ix-to-4sixzero
        1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
        1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
        1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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        • #5
          good way to get hurt ..where ya going to ride it ? was my parents song

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          • #6
            There are plenty of places to ride around here.

            SCORE!! They are in great condition. A little scuffed, but they both start and run nice. The guy said his boys broke the throttle cable on the 90 yesterday so the guy hands me $20 and says the Yamaha dealer is holding a cable for you if you'll go by and pick it up. lol The 125 is the large wheel version. I really wanted the small wheel, but it was such a good deal, I ain't complaining!



            Still haven't told the wife..... yowza.
            Last edited by BBR; August 5, 2011, 02:52 PM.
            Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
            1998 Mustang GT https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...ix-to-4sixzero
            1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
            1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
            1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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            • #7
              CL is the best........from cell phones to car parts I have scored great deals....can't beat it.......
              That steely eyed look I had behind the wheel was me trying see..........

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              • #8
                The way I see it...It's moms job to worry about how everything is going to hurt her little baby boys. It's dads job to turn them into men...Oh yea...and not kill them. You need a bike so you can watch them.
                Cognizant Dissident

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                • #9
                  the 90 looks like a 12 and a 14 front ? the 125 is a 14 and 17?

                  They do look great - should be a blast. I hope mama doesn't freak too bad. How old are the boys? You may want to change the sprocket on that 125, it's gonna have some legs. Hell, both of them probably do.
                  Flying south, with a flock of bird dogs.

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                  • #10
                    12 and 14 is right for the 90 I think, but the 125 is 19/16, just like my '83 XR100 had when I was a kid.

                    Judd will be in 3rd grade and Jake will be in 5th. We are sooooo gonna have fun with these!
                    Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                    1998 Mustang GT https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...ix-to-4sixzero
                    1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                    1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                    1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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                    • #11
                      I've got a TTR 125, had fun with it. I got mine when I was in 6th grade. Haven't ridden it in years though, outgrew it. I'd probably still ride it if it didn't need a new chain and sprocket, I don't feel like spending the money and it's annoying to have to keep putting the chain back on.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by moparmaniac07 View Post
                        I've got a TTR 125, had fun with it. I got mine when I was in 6th grade. Haven't ridden it in years though, outgrew it. I'd probably still ride it if it didn't need a new chain and sprocket, I don't feel like spending the money and it's annoying to have to keep putting the chain back on.
                        60-70 bucks? It's a 428 chain right? Hell, try a new chain w/o sprockets unless you're already needle pointed on the sprockets? One night of steaks with the family , missed, will pay for it. I'm suffering Hooters withdrawal for 2 weeks to pay for my latest urge... My G5 Kawi would run about 70. How do the TTR's do? I'm guessing 60+ is no problem, which is why I'm saying to James put a bigger back sprocket on it.
                        Flying south, with a flock of bird dogs.

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                        • #13
                          I outgrew it, moved on to a KTM 250, then on to a Charger. They both took precedence over it.

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                          • #14
                            Brought them home from the office yesterday. The boys were super pumped.



                            Cleaned them up, and tightened some bolts, etc. Took the 90 out in the backyard and let the boys (and me) ride it around. That thing is a freaking BLAST! I want them to ride it first to get used to the controls. Jake can tip-toe on the 125. I might pull the shock and chop the spring to lower the ride height a smooch just to boost his confidence level. His buddy (same age and size) has the same bike so that will help.

                            First modification....


                            Just ran across a nice clean looking KDX200 on CL for a decent price for me.... lol

                            Anybody want to buy a big block Mustang? haha
                            Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                            1998 Mustang GT https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...ix-to-4sixzero
                            1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                            1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                            1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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                            • #15
                              Dirt bikes are crazy fun!
                              Still on motorcycle hiatus but also still have all the bikes . I need a vacation from the ground (It's hard) and broken stuff (That gets expensive) from bikes that always seem to need more power and better suspension.
                              As far as dirt bikes go, the TTR 50 (w/electric start) is ready to go, my big KTM 525 needs about 3 hours and zero $ and it will be ready to go. All I need is some gumption.
                              My do some fun rides this fall and get back into it some with my Daughter?
                              Last edited by mike343sharpstick; August 8, 2011, 10:07 AM.

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