hey guys! first time back since 2016. id have to agree with everyone that facebook is pretty much a waste of time. seams like a bunch of kids that have no idea what they are talking about. Glad to see the forum is still alive!!!
Its been a few months since I last logged on. Been riding dirt bikes. Quads are just a dead market and nobody I know rides them anymore. The side x sides have a lot of the trails so rutted that the last time I took my 450R in the woods (which was in 2016) I was getting hung up on ruts non stop along with the other guys riding sport quads. The said thing is it was dry out. There was 2 girls riding with us, one on a XR100 and the other on a CRF150F and they just cruised right through everything with ease and waited for all us on sport quads to drag ourselves through.
After that I decided I was going to buy a enduro bike. I bought a 2000 Kawasaki KDX220R after that and I love riding that bike in the woods. Then I bought a 1997 Honda CR500 in 2017 and earlier this year I bought a 1996 Kawasaki KDX200. So I have 3 dirt bikes now.
My brother bought a 1996 Honda XR400 and a 1995 Kawasaki KDX200.
I then came into contact with an old friend of mine I hadn't seen in years and he had a 2005 Honda CRF250R. We rallied a few other guys that ride dirt bikes and long story short we have a group that rides dirt bikes and we ride as much as we are able to. I rode more this year than I had in the last 10 years combined.
I think the SxS has killed the sport quad market for good. I refuse to ride a SxS as I dont see it as real riding. It seems almost everyone has moved on including myself but I went back to 2 wheels which was where I started as a kid anyway. I still have my 04 450R I bought brand new. I'm still holding onto it.
I am relatively new here but I sure enjoy my 05 TRX still and I have no intention of stopping anytime soon. Put entirely too much time and money in it anyway. This forum has been phenomenal for the sheer amount of knowledge about my Honda I have gleaned from perusing these pages. I suppose the RZRs and Raptors have taken over but I still get looks when I whip out the TRX at the track. So, it's not dead to me. That's what counts. That and as long as I can find parts, LOL.