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im thinking about buying a pit bike for the pits on race weekends and for jolly good fun the rest of the time. i'm looking to spend 600 tops and was wondering if any of you know what to look for slash stay away from.

i dont really want something flashy or even pretty, since i plan on "crashing" it at least a couple of times per ride. I would prefer to buy used to save money.

BUT...a lot of these bikes are brand new with larger motors and they are ridiculously cheap compared to even a thoroughly used honda crf50...check out the links
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/1508134783.html
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/1507862675.html
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/mcy/1491034490.html
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/mcy/1463958540.html

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/eat/mcy/1502242878.html
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/mcy/1491838199.html

are there brands i should avoid? the hondas seem like they arent marketable at their prices compared with the others, but perhaps there's something i'm missing.

finally, these guys seem to have great prices for brand new bikes. Anybody know anything about them?
http://www.orionpitbikesales.com/pit_bikes.htm

Thanks for the help!
 

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The larger bikes that cost cheaper are built like shit. My buddy brought one over one day and just from riding wheelies n stoppies on it the rear shock snapped in half, and the replacement shock he had wouldnt even fit into the mounting brackets right. Id choose a Crf50 or TTR-50 over one of those any day.
I began riding a TTR-50 with no ability to do a wheelie or any sort of trick. After a week or two i could ride a wheelie on it close to a mile long as well as do any trick combos on it. But it being a Electric Start 4 stroke it was heavier. So gettin the front up was a lil harder to do.
The Crf50 is a lighter, snappier, and cheaper bike then the TTR and you can pretty much do anything you could possibly want to ever do to a bike with it. The possibilities are endless it seems. Personally if i had the $$$ id buy a CRF50.
Here are some websites to assist in your decision:
www.50stunt.com
www.crf50.com
www.fast50s.com
 

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My boss got a KTM 85 for his 9 year old son...It will hold a wheelie in second gear, and loop even an experienced rider. needless tos ay his son never got to ride it after that first afternoon of us dicking around with it at the shop, it must have the same hp as my yz125. It's small, but big enough to be ridden somewhat comfortably, only a bit smaller than his honda xr100
 

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Just stay away from the chinese knock offs if you can. The controls are horrible. It was hard to shift, throttle aways had too much play ect. I won this crf 70 wanna be from some sweepstakes. It was awesome just to tool around on though.
 

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