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Hey guys, have a quick question. Is riding a damn money pit? I remember when I first starting riding I bought a 2006 drz125l and that thing seemed to need no work at all but my 2010 yz250f seems to always need work. My buddy has a 2011 kx250f that never seems to need anything, but it's never been rode at all. He thinks that it's just yamaha but I disagree. Any kx or yz riders that are always working on the bike?
 
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17 minutes ago, Zalein said:
Hey guys, have a quick question. Is riding a damn money pit? I remember when I first starting riding I bought a 2006 drz125l and that thing seemed to need no work at all but my 2010 yz250f seems to always need work. My buddy has a 2011 kx250f that never seems to need anything, but it's never been rode at all. He thinks that it's just yamaha but I disagree. Any kx or yz riders that are always working on the bike?
 
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Routine maintenance is key to avoid problems.

 

Constant money pit is often due to:

 

-buying a high maintenance 'race' bike when your usage does not warrant it

-barely enough money to initially get into the sport, not enough budgeted to properly maintain it afterwards

-fixing up an older bike a little at a time when a complete teardown should be done

-treat your bike as a 'toy' (play hard, put away wet, only fix when broken) 

-partial rebuild after a failure (mixing new and questionable old/worn parts together)

-general lack of mechanical knowledge / skills.

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I have a 2015 yz250f that’s been super reliable. Basic maintenance that’s it. Lots of trails mud sand etc and some track.

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Depends how you ride too. Do you go out with your buddies and trail ride for a couple hours or do you regularly do 500 mile, multi day off road trips? Parts wear out even when you're not thrashing the bike.

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One could argue that any hobby is a money pit. When you start a hobby - start up costs.
As you get better, you want better stuff for that hobby - more costs
Keep the hobby going - more costs.

Finish with that hobby and on to the next, more cost.

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Rode two strokes all my life. Bought a yz250f just to try a four stroke out. It’s a great bike, reliable and hooks up well .

IMO buy a 125 two stroke and just ride it. Cheap and easy to maintain. Or a 250 if your comfortable. They are just cheaper in the long run to maintain, and more fun to ride casually 

 

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Routine maintenance is key to avoid problems.
 
Constant money pit is often due to:
 
-fixing up an older bike a little at a time when a complete teardown should be done
-treat your bike as a 'toy' (play hard, put away wet, only fix when broken) 


I’m guilty as hell of these two

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