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Old August 27th, 2009, 01:53 PM   #1
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Default Am I too big for a 2002 XR200?

I'm 235-240 lbs. and 5'9".

I welcome any opinions.

I don't want to do any major MX stuff, just putz around the woods. thanks.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 01:56 PM   #2
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no ... altho they are kinda small bikes i think just for putzing around you will be alright
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Old August 27th, 2009, 01:57 PM   #3
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yes. look into xr 250
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Old August 27th, 2009, 01:59 PM   #4
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If i was you i would look for a grizzly of some sort of 4x4 if your just putting around through the woods a utility atv would suit best for it. But if your looking for somthing to put get a 400cc that way it still has the power but yet not to much. JMO. I raced motocross for a long time and from exsperience with quads that i have i like the 400cc sizes.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 01:59 PM   #5
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I'm 235-240 lbs. and 5'9".

I welcome any opinions.

I don't want to do any major MX stuff, just putz around the woods. thanks.
You seem very short for your weight.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 01:59 PM   #6
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If i was you i would look for a grizzly of some sort of 4x4 if your just putting around through the woods a utility atv would suit best for it. But if your looking for somthing to put get a 400cc that way it still has the power but yet not to much. JMO. I raced motocross for a long time and from exsperience with quads that i have i like the 400cc sizes.
last i checked a xr200 was a 4 stroke dirt bike
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last i checked a xr200 was a 4 stroke dirt bike
that is correct?
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Old August 27th, 2009, 02:15 PM   #8
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No, you can putz around the woods on anything, its what an XR200 is built for. If you were trying to go fast or do some technical riding it would probably not work the best for you.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 02:41 PM   #9
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You seem very short for your weight.
I'm big boned!
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Old August 27th, 2009, 02:46 PM   #10
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yes. look into xr 250
I have a XR200 and am about 6' 200 lbs, it's fine for what i want

an XR250 would be a better choice.
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yes. look into xr 250

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Well, the seat height is 33" which is actually about 1" taller than my CM250 and the wheelbase is pretty close too. Is the reason why I should look for a bigger one because of the suspension?

bTW, I can't just look for another one, this is the bike that is available for me right now.
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Old August 28th, 2009, 08:31 AM   #13
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"Any" bike is better than "no" bike.
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Well, the seat height is 33" which is actually about 1" taller than my CM250 and the wheelbase is pretty close too. Is the reason why I should look for a bigger one because of the suspension?

bTW, I can't just look for another one, this is the bike that is available for me right now.
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"Any" bike is better than "no" bike.
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I have one, but I am 5' 7" and 150 pounds. Great bike for putzing and handles pretty well in the woods. IMO.
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I picked it up last night. I really liked it. It's pretty zippy. A lot zippier than the CM250 I'm used to. I have no comparison to any other dirtbike because I've never ridden another one, well besides the mini bike i had when I was 10 ;) I think it will do just fine. Unless somebody has an enduro they want to trade it for. :)



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nice bike, i put an FMF pipe on mine and it woke it up a little.

i'm sure you'll enjoy it
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nice bike, i put an FMF pipe on mine and it woke it up a little.

i'm sure you'll enjoy it
Make sure you rejet to get the most out of your engine after changing the exhaust. They are all set to run too lean for all that California compliance shit. That should wake it up a little more.
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Looks good, what did you pay for it.
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I paid (1) sweet sachs G3 moped, (1) 17' Heritage Expedition LP Kayak and (1) snowboard w/ boots and bindings.

It's blue booked at about $1500
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