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Old 09-07-2010, 10:37 AM   #1
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I am looking for a dirt bike or similar with a big enough engine to move my 235# but light enough for my pickup bed or front bumper mount. Not looking to go fast or extreme conditions. Just want something to get me around off road when camping with my Airstream. Is there any such animal? Suggestions?
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:04 AM   #2
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Yamaha TW200 would fit the bill for a fun little trail bike. Not my cup of tea, but they are a fun, street legal, and small enough to be pretty light weight. Fat tires are fun in the soft stuff too.

Don't discount it because of the small motor. I weigh close to 240 and I had a blast playing around on one.
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:41 PM   #3
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If you can find one of the Harley 125's or 250's...that would be the perfect compliment to your AS...so kewl
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:03 PM   #4
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We have 2 Suzuki's a DR 350 and a DRZ400. Both are great on off road dual sports that are street legal. If you have the cabbage and want to do some serious off roading with a dual sport look at the KTM 450EXC. All these bikes fit in a 6 ft. bed kitty cornered solo. Would have to take my gate off if putting two in side by side.
Check craigslist...you can find some great deals on the DRz's... good luck!!
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:19 PM   #5
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Honda trail 90, even has super low gear to move your weight and a deer too, on or off road.
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:28 PM   #6
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I use a Honda CT70. Light enough to carry on my front bumper mount, small enough to put in my canoe and take to the other side of the river, top speed of about 35 mph, street legal, reasonable insurance rates, fairly capable off-road, I get over 100 mpg, and, most important for me, very quiet.
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Got a chance to ride a friend's Honda Ruckus. It's a pretty good little putt, putt. He has his mounted on the front bumper and it's an easy process for him to o & off load the bike. Mileage is superb. Easy to ride. In Oregon no special extra licensing needed
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Honda trail 90, even has super low gear to move your weight and a deer too, on or off road.
A friend just came into a pair of these. 205# wet weight. 45-50 mph top end; 80 mpg on-road. Impressive stories online. Still sold new in Australia. Looks very good to me as an RV bike. I've mentally already built a front-receiver hitch mounted rack for a pair. Still in research stage as to a LIFAN engine replacement, or a rebuild of OEM motor for longest trouble-free use.

HONDA CT-90
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:21 PM   #9
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Also take a look at the Honda 230L. It is a street legal trail bike and very light weight. Also very very reliable.

I read a previous post on a front mount. Anyone take a dirt bike with them while towing the AS. Curious how folks do that...
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Here's a couple of pics of a Honda Trail 90 on a front bumper that I saw at this past Alumapalooza.
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Old 09-14-2010, 09:37 AM   #11
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Step up to the real deal.. You dont have to go fast... but you will want to, and this will do it. I custom made this 06 CRF 450 street legal. I would recommend a dirt bike that has a street legal kit on it. They are light weight, making them easy to ride and very capable... Not to mention reliable.. You dont have to maximize their abilities to justify and have fun. Check the rig on my 69 Safari.

Some other models I would recommend?

Yamaha WR-450
KTM-450 EXC-R
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In all honesty, there is only 1 bike to have with your Stream;
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I'm kind of a fan (but not an owner...yet!) of the Rokon 2 wheel drive bikes. They are definitely not fast by any means, in fact some people call them motorcycle tractors. You can actually even get them with a PTO too. They don't weigh much, probably not more than 250 pounds if I remember correctly.

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I've been carrying a Yahama XT225 in the back of my truck for the past 6 years. It's street legal, fun for trail riding and trips back and forth to the store. Highly recommended!
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