Steve Sharp wrote:Hi Jo,
I would add: Do not buy a 4 stroke without an electric start. All 4 stroke without electric start are old and at some time during the day it will not start. You will spend ages kicking it over and knackering yourself, it will spoil your day and enjoyment.
Excuse me, Mr. Sharp, my bike is old but it kicks first time, every time!
Grudges aside, I do agree with Steve, if you can get a thumper with leccy start you'll only make your life easier............ if the electrics are in good nick
jojomonsta wrote:What are these things like to insure though, as although I am a long-time rider, the chavs do love to nick this kind of bike so would think he premiums would be a bit different to my 'pipe and slippers' BMW
Cheap as chips. the majority of insurers run a computer program which boshes out the main price based on the bhp, not so much the power to weight ratio.
I looked at that CRM u linked. Looks in bloody good nick for it's age! So i'd have no 2nd thoughts. But have u ever ridden a 2t?
Maybe my views of two strokes are built on Yamahas (I've only ridden blue in the dirt) where the powerband kicks in at the top end, making it an all or nothing throttle junkie beast. I hear kawazakis are low end and hondas mid. so this should be great right? (i now looks to 2t users for more input). Regardless, this looks like a nice bike and i'm sure it will have the power to keep the wheel spinning fast and should have the torque to get you through all the trails