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[*] posted on 1-29-2019 at 09:22 PM

Quote: Originally posted by advrider  
Look at CL and see what fits your price. XR400, DRZ 400, whatever you like, just do it! I'm past kicking a bike over after severing my ACL in Baja and ridding my XR650R five days back to the border! When you get tired or hurt the magic button, is, well, MAGIC... If you start at the border a 250 would work just fine two!

After climbing enough really steep hills you quickly learn having a "button" to get you gong again is a must.

I learned it very early. It was one thing for me, but even bigger was helping my two boys. Having to help them (at age 12) start a stalled bike on a 30 degrees rise and then go back to my bike was a buzz kill.

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[*] posted on 2-4-2019 at 04:47 PM

If you are new to biking and looking for something affordable and reliable to do a ton of two track miles in baja I would go with a drz 400. Not nearly as nimble as the other bikes listed, but not difficult to pick up if you drop it. It has an electric start. One big plus is that it can do a trip like you are describing without needing multiple oil changes along the way. The engine is very stable and you can do all those street miles in a day without killing it. Plus its cheap, there are a zillion after market parts for it, and there is a ton of bikes for sale on craigslist

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[*] posted on 2-4-2019 at 10:13 PM

XR650R with a Rekluse clutch is the best Baja bike, bar none.

[Edited on 2-5-2019 by towntaco]
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[*] posted on 2-5-2019 at 08:22 AM

Quote: Originally posted by towntaco  
XR650R with a Rekluse clutch is the best Baja bike, bar none.

Before I had my KTM 500 EXC I would have agreed with you. Now I know the XR is heavy, out dated and has less power then a newer 500 and I loved my XR..

[Edited on 2-5-2019 by advrider]

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[*] posted on 2-5-2019 at 09:30 AM

what Howards grammy said.........
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[*] posted on 2-5-2019 at 12:13 PM
Bike Trip

Mar 2016 Rode my 2000 Honda Valkyrie (800lbs) with two of my buddies (also on heavy road bikes) to GN to see the whales. Hemet to El Rosario 12 hrs the first day over potholes with a little pavement between them. Went into one of them and came up two miles later. Used to ride a 76 Yamaha 500 TT (I am old now and don't ride dirt anymore). I can recommend this trip to anyone. Having a 40 ton animal bring her baby for you to touch is a unequaled experience. Que te vaya bien.

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