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Ok, well today i went to the local dump with my father to drop off some stuff and found a dirtbike frame with the motor, wheels, and the seat and the handle bars were missing. The wheels will probably need to be replaced and the frame is rusted a bit. Now what I was wondering was if it was worth it to salvage it and replace the missing parts, and wheels and possibly the motor, and have it refinished because of the rust. Im personally not really into dirtbikes, but my girlfriend is right into them and wants to start saving for one. I've seen posters around town for used dirtbikes and they ask like 3k for them. So what i was thinking, was that i could take this one, put maybe a grand into it and give it to her. Because I really dont want to see her waste so much money on one herself. Any thoughts?
 

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Do you know what kind (make / model) frame it is? Is she into motocross bikes, or just enduro type dirt bikes? Doesnt it seem like a bit of a hassle to relpace all that. Actually, depending on what type of bike it is it'll probably run you more than $ 1,000. Hell the motor alone may run that. My advice would be to just help her get a new one. That way you dont have to worry about the frame being rusted or cracked, etc etc.....just IMHO;)

ps - That's way cool that your girl is into riding / dirt-biking. That's a first for me:lol:
 

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meh, Id rather her be into music. Yamaha is stamped on the motor, I dont know the model though. Ill try and look it up.
 

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1000.00????
good luck! i sink a 1000.00 in shocks alone.
and to rebuild my motor i do most of the work myself except machining and it still runs 500.00 or more.
 

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yeah i race motocross and i ride a 2004 crf250. Bikes are very expensive!! I spent over $750 on gear alone. I used to have a 2000 cr80 and i rebuilt the top end after every 7 hours of riding. I get a 50% discount from my local shop and it was still very pricy to do so. Yeah i can't afford to upgrade my 4stroke cause parts are so much more expensive. I would say if you can afford to spend a grand on fixing the bike then i would say wait till she finds something she likes and help her buy it. OH yeah how old is she and has she ever ridden before and does she have anything specific she is looking at?
 

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Well I think she has decided toget a 4-wheeler instead. She's 18 and does not know how to ride extensively really. But yeah, the dirtbkike isnt an issue anymore I suppose :wink:

Still, it wouldn't kill her to pick up a guitar instead. :D
 

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A 2 wheeler is much safer than a 3 or 4 wheeler! If you go down on a 2 wheeler you come off, and you can't roll one. If you go down on a 3 or 4 wheeler, you usually roll it, on top of you. Seriously, check the statistics and talk to some people, A friend of mine's brother was killed on a 3 wheeler when we were growing up. Now they won't sell 4 wheelers for us by people under 16 because of the safety issues. Of course, remembering when I was 16, not sure that is a good choice either, maybe 35:wink:

Not trying to be an old dude, I love motorcycles and the like. It is a common misconception that 4 wheelers are safer than 2 wheelers, but that's far from the truth.

Roger
 

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Yes 4wheelers are unsafe, but may i say that i have had a serious injury on a dirtbike. two years ago i broke 8bones in my foot dirtbiking and i have arthritus now and i'm only 16. I broke the bone that links your foot to your leg (tallus or something like that) and it was only able to be spotted through an MRI and the doc's though i was healed but they didn't see that that bone was broke cause they said i only broke 6 bones. But after not healing i had to get like 4 MRI's which is very pricy and the noticed that the tallus was broke along with the bottom of a leg bone. Well if i would have walked another day on my foot if would have hurt an artury in my foot and the doc's said there was a better chance of me losing my foot if it was walked on. That's what i received as an emergancy phone call from the doctor when i was at guitar. So i have a limp now that will last me for life. You can get hurt on both so. My buddy is second in state in indiana in the quad B class and he is awesome and watching them wreck is different than watching a bike wreck. I say you have a good chance of breaking arms and collar bones on a bike and my buddy usually ends up with broke ribs on his quad. I also had a friend fall out of the air and break his femar and nearly bleed to death cause he almost punctured an artury in his leg. That was my first race too and he was just about to get his pro license...:(
 

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I wasn't saying 2 wheelers were "safe", I said they are "safer". I have friends that race motocross (even some over 40 that can still kick butt). They get their share of injuries, broken collarbone, ripped groin muscle (don't ask, I wasn't there to see that one). The problem with 4-wheelers is that you are more "on" it, when a 2 wheeler would slide out from under you, a 4 wheeler doesn't slide, it rolls on top of you. Unfortunately alot of inexperienced riders don't realize this until it's too late.

Sorry to hear about your foot, hope it heals soon!

Roger
 

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I own a 4 wheeler and they are only unsafe as you make them.

If you put a stupid 10 year old on one without a helmet they will get hurt. Blame the parents not the quad!
 

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rgr said:
I wasn't saying 2 wheelers were "safe", I said they are "safer". I have friends that race motocross (even some over 40 that can still kick butt). They get their share of injuries, broken collarbone, ripped groin muscle (don't ask, I wasn't there to see that one). The problem with 4-wheelers is that you are more "on" it, when a 2 wheeler would slide out from under you, a 4 wheeler doesn't slide, it rolls on top of you. Unfortunately alot of inexperienced riders don't realize this until it's too late.

Sorry to hear about your foot, hope it heals soon!

Roger
Yeah i know what your saying and if i came across rude then i apologize!
 
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