What bike should I buy

ok so many questions, first off I'm 6'1" and 205lbs and 19 with little riding experience, rode a 125f and yz250 and kx250 and kx90, had a blast on all of them, now I'm wanting to get my own bike and I've been told a 250 2 stroke is just way too snappy but I also like the idea of the 4 stroke and being able to know where the power is, but I'm just kinda of scared of the bill that's gonna be handed to me after having it serviced, I did enjoy the 250 2 strokes. I am told Honda had the best 2 stroke motors ever made in 2000-2004? And also what years did Yamaha have great 2 stroke motors? I'm going to be riding in fields, some to little trails, and tracks on weekends, I need some help on what bike to look for and what are decent prices on what years, thanks everyone!

Size wise you are plenty big enough for a 250 2 stroke. If you're concerned with the power, you could add a flywheel weight to smooth out the power.

If you aren't stuck on a brand, find a good deal and pull the trigger. A yz cr kx or rm will all do what you want.

I agree, most bikes are generally the same. Good deals don't last forever. I learned that the hard way!

I heard that if you do something in one spot it will have an effect on another part on a 2 stroke, is that something that you guys have heard of or what? Appreciate the responses! This is my first time on any kind of forum

Just picked up this bike last night!

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Wow that thing looks pretty darn clean! What yr is it? I have a 01 and love it. You are right about if you try to get mor bottom end power you will lose some top end. If you want power more like a 4 stroke get a fmf gnarly pipe and put it on. Ride the bike a bit and you will notice where the power is, if you don't like it come back on here and we can give you a couple ideas to make it a little more friendly. Like I said I've got an 01 and find that the power is spread out pretty well

It is a 2000 and it has a fatty on it right now with a long fmf silencer, picked it up for 2200 bucks the guy barely rode it but took care of it a lot ! I took it for a spin and the thing rips! Such a thrill! Definitely glad I got a 250 instead of a 125, so much more room to learn on now! Thank you guys for the replys! And thanks for making my first forum experience a good one!

Ya the fatty is a good all around pipe, the gnarly has more low end power and is made of thicker metal to take a beating. I have a fatty on mine right now and like it. Looks like you've got yourself a good bike. It's a very good sign it still has stock graphics and such. Damn do I ever wish mine looked like that when I got it.

I was maybe thinking of putting a gnarly on it with a fmf shorty, not sure yet, and yeah the previous owner barely rode it and he babied it so I got a good deal!

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