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The yz250 is a very relianble bike all around. It all depends on ure riding style and ure experience. It ure a trail rider for example. You will probly crush ure pipe, maybe poke a radiator with a stick. If ure new to riding ure probly not gonna blow ure top-end up. U might burn ure clutch out though. It all really comes down to how hard u ride, what kind of riding u do. Im really happy with my yz250. After 70 hrs its ready for a top-end and a new back tire haha. Just regualar maintence, oil-changes and air filter cleaning and it should last a long time bro

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The transmission fluid "check" bolt is in the wrong position. NEVER use it to verify the proper amount of oil.

 

The upper steering stem seal is useless, so watch for wet/rusty/notchy steering bearings. Replace the seal with one from a late-model YZF.

 

The stock front tire is not a good choice if you plan on turning the bike.

 

 

 

That's about it. :excuseme:

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The transmission fluid "check" bolt is in the wrong position. NEVER use it to verify the proper amount of oil.

 

The upper steering stem seal is useless, so watch for wet/rusty/notchy steering bearings. Replace the seal with one from a late-model YZF.

 

The stock front tire is not a good choice if you plan on turning the bike.

 

 

What tire would u recomend for the front tire. So far i have had no isses with tires. Usually run 10 to 12 psi in the front and seems to steer/turn well. Also do u wash ure bike with a high pressure washer? Just curious why u would say that the stearing seal is shit, what about some other seals, no good either?

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The stock Dunlop D739FA front tire is generally considered a poor choice for the YZ. It works, but there are better choices. There are lots of posts on it, generally related to front-end "push" when cornering.

We've found a Michelin S-12 works well.

 

Yamaha just plain goofed-up when it came to the top steering seal on the aluminum-framed 2-strokes. The metal in the seal is too thin to hold the seal tight against the frame -- it just flexes and bends, leaving gaps. Again, lots of posts on this issue.

 

The 4-stroke seal uses thicker metal that holds the seal tight. The part number is 17D-23416-50-00 (from the 2010 YZ250F).
 

A Kawasaki seal is said to work as well.

 

Also keep an eye on the shifter-side swingarm thrust bearing. Water has a habit of collecting behind it if you use a triangle sidestand often.

 

 

Edit: Added tire info & seal p/n.

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