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post #1 of 10 Old 11-26-2008, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone here have experience or input on this: http://westernmass.craigslist.org/mcy/934167065.html

It looks like a good deal and I may be able to drop a few more dollars of it. Does it have enough to pull my big a$$ around?

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. Does it have enough to pull my big a$$ around?
Wholly crap yes ! Thats is a fast, fast bike ! Kind offunny, they are two strokes, but , thanks to thier heavly weighted flywheel, they have some torque. Im not sure if I would want to put it on the street, but, it the woods those things rock.

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post #3 of 10 Old 11-26-2008, 08:03 AM
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mean looking bike! I can understand your interest.

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I bought a 380 MXC last spring, think the tanks different and a couple of other very minor things.

First, it's not a street bike by any means. In SD I could have licensed it, but trust me, it's not..

The thing was nuts and in all honesty I was 1/2 afraid of it. 1st-3rd you couldn't keep the front on the ground, except with exceptional throttle control. 4th-5th, all it took was just a tiny bit more throttle and the front end was up.

Now while that's fun in conditions that are appropriate for it, it's not so fun in other spots.

Last thing, it was an absolute bi**h to start. They have so much compression and even while trying to get it just past top dead center to than kick it over, you'd damn near break your leg giving it a good kick.




I'm 6'2" with a 36" inseam and while I could start it standing in the open my best bet was to lean it against something and prey for it to start on the first kick.


I had my fun with it for a month or so and than sold it on craiqslist. Had alot of younger guys wanting to buy it, but I flat out refused to sell it to anyone that wasn't experienced. Finally sold it someone that drove 9 hours to come and get it and had previously had a CR500 and knew what he was getting himself into.



edit: Very little use since new Probably for many of the same reasons I listed

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Im not sure if I would want to put it on the street, but, it the woods those things rock.
The "street legal" aspect is to get to and from the fun stuff without having to trailer. The KLR is fun, but something lighter with more snap would be a blast!

Thanks for all the feedback guys. So, the price is decent and worth it?

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I wonder if there is anything wrong with it, $1400 seems cheap to me. Am I wrong?
Really nice bike though! You'll have lots of fun on it.

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You'll have lots of fun on it.

Yeah, you'll have lots of fun starting it.

You'd be alot better off finding a 400 four stroke with a magic button called a starter.

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You'd be alot better off finding a 400 four stroke with a magic button called a starter.

Yeah, the majoc button does help, espically after youve been riding in some really tough stuff and your already beat - it really is nice to push the button , rather than kicking and kicking and kicking ----

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The majic button would cost a lot more than this bike.

Okay, I can't spend money right now as I have in the past. I must resist toys! I have too many rides that are just sitting there now! But, I don't have anything like this bike ... hmmm?

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A two stroke 380 would give my 426 a run. I used to have a RZ 350 that thing would scare the hell out me.

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