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250 2stroke to rmz450

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So In a few hours I'll be selling my 98rm250 2stroke. With the money I'm going to get 13' rmz 450. Is this a good move? I'm a bigger rider and love power so I guess it's time to make the move to a bike that can hold me. I mean once I set the 450 suspension for me it'll be great right??? Below is my 250.ImageUploadedByThumper Talk1398703397.237176.jpgImageUploadedByThumper Talk1398703410.770729.jpgImageUploadedByThumper Talk1398703354.785836.jpg

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you will love it! I made the same move but hadn't owned a 450 in about 10 years. Weighing in at 225 the RMZ suits me really well! I love the bike for the handling but the power is for sure nice too! It is very predictable and easy as well as fun to ride. 

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you will love it, good move getting suspension setup, stock the rmz450 needs a bit of work in that area.

 

ive had 125, 250, 250f, 450f, heck ive had three of them on the track in the same day. You wont have a problem. I race moto only im 200lbs and i found the front brake horrible on the rmz450 after riding my 05 rm250 with 270mm rotor. If you race i would consider a 270-280 front brake.

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No racing just a lot of trails but some mx when I don't want to drive to the mountains. I just want a bike that can support me when I wanna just it.

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For sure man, I just really want a four stroke 450 rmz

You won't be dissapointed. I rode all 5 of the 2013 450's and the RMZ was the best platform for my size. It fits really well right out of the box.

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That's what I've heard, but I hear the suspension is total garbage until you fit it for you. Plus finding a cheaper 12' or 13' is super hard. There is only one in Colorado (12) for 5k with 52hrs on the meter.( so he says)

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The suspension is not horrible for us big guys. The reall fast guys and big guys don't feel it is horrible. Just not great. 

 

Keep searching. You will find one. They are a dime a dozen around here.

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I came off a 97 rm250 and the 450 is totally another beast. Suspension wise you have to tune it cause off the showroom floor its bad. Really harsh. I got mine to work pretty well stock. Powerwise compared to the rm is night and day difference. The only area that I liked my rm250 better was in super tight terrain.

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A bone stock 12 is an incredible bike. The suspension is really good for a fast B rider. It can get tiring after a while but I never trusted a set of stock forks like that in all my years riding.

I wish I had a fresh 12 in storage to roll out after my current steed gets sent out to pasture.

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