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I made up my mind I needed a new bike this season. I was almost dead set on a brand new yz250x, until I found a 2015 Yz250fx for sale locally. I have never owned a 4 stroke dirt bike, I've always been a 2 stroke Yamaha guy. The more I thought about it, the more I felt the need to give it a try so I bought it. The e start, 6 speed, huge stator, and fuel injection really sold me on the bike.  

This is right after I bought it and swapped a few things over so I could race it that weekend. 

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So far I am very impressed with the instant grunt of the 4 stroke, and the stability of this bike is nothing like I've felt before. I've never owned a rekluse before, but I like it because it eliminates some of the engine braking which makes it feel more like a 2 stroke. 

Pictures from my first race with the FX

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Nice bike man!  I absolutely loved the rekluse I had in my FX.  It worked really well with the heavy wedges for instant bite.  The FX was a great bike.  I do miss it at times.

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Being my first 4 stroke it is taking a big adjustment to my riding style, but overall I am extremely happy with it so far. I love how planted the front end it, and the engine is extremely willing and moves my 230 pounds around just fine. 

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I'm looking at a '15 250 FX also , for $5300 on clist in Kc,Mo. Glad to hear you like your bike. I'm around 200lbs. and an average rider so I think the FX will be about right for me. How long can you go on a tank of gas ? 00T0T_eoqYdWYcRo8_600x450.jpg.07647f90648697fe012cd4d9a86bbfee.jpgThis is the bike I'm looking at.

I don't think you'll have any problems in the air box without the screen.

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answered question about airbox screen.
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2 hours ago, Welder455 said:

I'm looking at a '15 250 FX also , for $5300 on clist in Kc,Mo. Glad to hear you like your bike. I'm around 200lbs. and an average rider so I think the FX will be about right for me. How long can you go on a tank of gas ? 00T0T_eoqYdWYcRo8_600x450.jpg.07647f90648697fe012cd4d9a86bbfee.jpg

<img alt="00T0T_eoqYdWYcRo8_600x450.jpg.07647f90648697fe012cd4d9a86bbfee.jpg" class="ipsImage ipsImage_thumbnailed" data-fileid="409079" src="https://www.thumpertalk.com/uploads/monthly_2017_06/00T0T_eoqYdWYcRo8_600x450.jpg.07647f90648697fe012cd4d9a86bbfee.jpg" /> This is the bike I'm looking at.

I don't think you'll have any problems in the air box without the screen.

One of the biggest surprises was just how fuel efficient this FX is. I did a 2 hour harescramble and didn't even use half of my IMS 2.5 gallon tank. 

I absolutely recommend this bike for just about everybody. It's just such a great feeling bike. The thing is so stable it's unreal, and gives a good amount of warning before it puts you on your head. I put 3 hours worth of seat time in today messing with different ecu maps and finding the limits of the machine. I swear the harder you push this bike, the better it gets.  

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13 hours ago, Bricktop72 said:

I swear the harder you push this bike, the better it gets.  

That's definitely true. The engine and suspension just don't work like they should unless you're pushing. It's not a lazy rider's bike. Ride aggressive and you'll be rewarded. 

That's one of my favorite things about riding a 250F, they're just fun to ride because it forces you to rip! I don't like lugging around everywhere like I did on my 300. 

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1 hour ago, MANIAC998 said:

Unless you are AA fast, those 250f's are all most people need. I'm 200#, and Senior A fast, and she's all I need.

Haha I'll never be AA fast. I play ride with kids half my age who are AA, and that is how I got to Vet B in only 2 years of racing. 

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Hey Bricktop, how far up in Iowa are you. I'm in Lathrop , Mo. in northwest section of Missouri. When I get the bike I'm looking at I'll need a riding buddy with experience on the bike.

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Your right MONK ,

From all the reviews I've read and studied the FX 250 is hard to beat for an average rider like myself.

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On ‎6‎/‎26‎/‎2017 at 1:28 PM, Bricktop72 said:

So far I am very impressed with the instant grunt of the 4 stroke, and the stability of this bike is nothing like I've felt before. I've never owned a recluse before, but I like it because it eliminates some of the engine braking which makes it feel more like a 2 stroke. 

The instant grunt of the four stroke is what I like to hear about the FX. Now the recluse clutch is not my thing. I had a YZ 250 2-stroke with it installed and didn't like the feel. Maybe it's a better fit with a four-stroke.

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1 hour ago, Monk said:

No need to feel the 250FX is a gamble... It's an excellent bike! 

Was a big gamble for me coming off a two stroke, and never owning a 4 stroke before. I totally agree though, it's quite the amazing machine. 

2 hours ago, Welder455 said:

Hey Bricktop, how far up in Iowa are you. I'm in Lathrop , Mo. in northwest section of Missouri. When I get the bike I'm looking at I'll need a riding buddy with experience on the bike.

Davenport right on the Mississippi River. I race OMA Nationals in Missouri though.  

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27 minutes ago, Welder455 said:

The instant grunt of the four stroke is what I like to hear about the FX. Now the recluse clutch is not my thing. I had a YZ 250 2-stroke with it installed and didn't like the feel. Maybe it's a better fit with a four-stroke.

I also did not like the rekluse clutch on a 2 stroke, but have really come to like it with the FX. The biggest help for me is it eliminates some of the engine braking making it feel more like a 2 stroke. 

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The instant grunt of the four stroke is what I like to hear about the FX. Now the recluse clutch is not my thing. I had a YZ 250 2-stroke with it installed and didn't like the feel. Maybe it's a better fit with a four-stroke.


Core 3 with the heavy wedges in the FX makes it a beast. That is a deadly race combination right there.
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40 minutes ago, Bricktop72 said:

Well the FX is already proving itself to be a great machine for me. Raced a GP and went 1-1 for the overall. IMG_0843.JPG.9ae53657781254b42444f12974b12728.JPG

Did the pleated seat rip you a new ass hole ? 

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1 hour ago, Vintage Not Pimpage said:

Did the pleated seat rip you a new ass hole ? 

Nope I've had them on my bikes for the last 4 years, and if you ride it right you shouldn't be on it much anyway. 

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