All you need is a 320mm front rotor and 17" wheels.....and chop the front fender. Now your ready to supermoto!
First time posting here..long time lurker.
I'm really interested in buying a dirt bike. I've done some research, have friends who ride, and have found a bike that a friend has that to me seems like a decent way to get a feel for things.
Its old. Its kinda beat. But it starts first kick every time and it runs solid. 1990 KX250.
I hate the fat seat and the rear fender...and I can't seem to find out anywhere if I can put newer parts on in place of those few pieces. Anyone here know?
I know its only looks...but what the hell.
I think I can pick this thing up for about $1200, which seems OK to me.
Any experts care to enlighten me?
I've got everything else that I need for gear minus boots. I'm pretty heavy into the downhill mtb thing and all of the gear crosses over.
I don't think so maybe on some things. . Motovan beats Camen , action , reaside , ntn ... all those prices. A lot of the bike bearings for the older and newer stuff can't be bought thru regular bearing shops.Never buy wheel bearing from a bike shop. Take 'em out and go to a bearing shop to match them up. Likely only 1/10th the cost.
$5-8 is a lot cheaper than your first estimate.Another trick is unscrew the stator side cover. Grab the flywheel and check for any play up and down.
Another one is put it up on a crate so the rear wheel is in the air . Now rotate it up / down , side to side and in a circle . If it does any of these it needs new bearings . Around $275 for the parts alone if it's just the bearings. But a 1990 will be in the $600 fix point real quick. If there is some bid on the price accordingly.
..You seem to know yer stuff. Can you tell me a bit more about this bike? What kind of work is required to get it rolling?I have a 2000 KX 250 that needs work for around $1500. .