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None of the above, stay with the 150 unless you're racing then imo I would go the 350.

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None of the above, stay with the 150 unless you're racing then imo I would go the 350.

Just casual riding with my mates but everyone has 250f's and bigger 2 strokes

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As you should know the 150 is going to be a lot more fun to ride especially for fun. I raced a 250xcfw (ht 310 bb) and was faster than my 200exc but I was racing for titles back then, didn't mind the lack of fun. The 200s a good choice but no 17 model.

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Riding sandy firetrails, dunes and the occasional singletrack what would be the best option, coming off a 2014 150sx


You're in the 2-T forum asking if you should buy a 4-T.
That's like being in the I like blondes forum asking if you should date a brunette
250xc is my vote but if you can, keep the 150 for the fun technical stuff and buy a 500 to plonk around with the family.
Kinda like having the crazy blonde that rocks your world and the brunette that keeps you grounded.
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I'd stick with a 2 stroke since that's what you're familiar with. With that said, I don't think you really need a 300. I haven't ridden a 150sx, but I've ridden a husqvarna WR125 with a 144 kit. The jump from that WR125 to an EXC200 was huge. Way more power down low than the 144. If I were you I'd look for for a 200 or 250 EXC/XC.

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I would go with a 4 stroke. Probably the 500 if it was me. I like 2 strokes better but if you aren't riding in tight knarly terrain then I would go 4 stroke. Chris Birch said if the terrain is 1-7 he would want a 4 stroke then 7-10 a 2 stroke. As far as challenging goes. Sounds like for your riding its more open faster stuff so 4 would be a smoother ride with good power.

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I had a 300EXC 2-smoke and it was just about too much bike for me in the woods (6'01" 235lb). I sold it and slid over to an RFS 450EXC 4-stroke and am very pleased overall.

 

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17 hours ago, Onzalimey said:

I would go with a 4 stroke. Probably the 500 if it was me. I like 2 strokes better but if you aren't riding in tight knarly terrain then I would go 4 stroke. Chris Birch said if the terrain is 1-7 he would want a 4 stroke then 7-10 a 2 stroke. As far as challenging goes. Sounds like for your riding its more open faster stuff so 4 would be a smoother ride with good power.

my sentiments exactly.

the 350 sounds perfect for ya

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I had a 300EXC 2-smoke and it was just about too much bike for me in the woods (6'01" 235lb). I sold it and slid over to an RFS 450EXC 4-stroke and am very pleased overall.
 

I loved my 06 450exc but after putting myself on a better nutrition plan and losing 70#'s (5'11" 185 now) the 250 smoker is WAY more fun.
Think mountain bike with a motor
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I loved my 06 450exc but after putting myself on a better nutrition plan and losing 70#'s (5'11" 185 now) the 250 smoker is WAY more fun.
Think mountain bike with a motor


Haha you misunderstand; 6'01" and 235 IS my nutrition plan; I'm a career fireman...bodybuilding for a purpose. A 400lb flat bench is a necessity in what I do; I'm a 32" waist.

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I loved my 06 450exc but after putting myself on a better nutrition plan and losing 70#'s (5'11" 185 now) the 250 smoker is WAY more fun.
Think mountain bike with a motor


I was lighter when I raced semi-pro downhill mountain bikes, but still 200lbs; that's why it never bothered me to ride a 46lb sled (my Intense was a beast, but it was solid!).
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Haha you misunderstand; 6'01" and 235 IS my nutrition plan; I'm a career fireman...bodybuilding for a purpose. A 400lb flat bench is a necessity in what I do; I'm a 32" waist.


Sorry man, I still get stuck in the old BMI crap. Lol!!
Still need to be reminded that scales and numbers don't mean squat to a persons over all fitness.
Hell, chart still says I'm overweight

I do miss that 450 for the long dual sport type rides though.
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my sentiments exactly.
the 350 sounds perfect for ya

So leaning towards a 350 is a good idea? Would it pull well through the dunes? Ive read their a great all round bike but is there more point in just getting the 450?

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I would go 500. The weight difference is like 8lbs with a lot more power and apparently better low end power on the 500. I would also imagine it is less high strung and would last longer.

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Thanks for the advice guys. Thinking of just keeping the 150 and maybe just making it better for the bush instead of forking out thousands on a new bike

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