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I have a friend who is selling his yz250f for a good price. I like it because its so lightweight, and easy to throw around. I mostly ride trails, would this bike be ok on trails? Is there anything that i would have to change on it to make it better on the trails? Also, i enjoy having a headlight on my motorcycles, how hard would it be to get a headlight on this motorcycle?

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Buy it and put on a wr250f ignition and flywheel. You will get a lighting coil and a heavy flywheel. The heavy flywheel on the trail is the ticket.

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The stock YZ250f works great on the trails, just get a quiet muffler if you have too, other wise the stock pipe is awesome! If you put a light on it wont be a light bike any more because you have to put a battery then the stater then the light and number plate. Just try to keep it as stock as possible or you will just start screwing things up.

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You won't need a battery with a wr ignition. The additional weight is not a issue. Skid plate, don't need it. Big tank, not really. Handgaurds and heavy flywheel, oh yea.

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You could ask every person on this site and they would all say that you can't go wrong with a race bike 250f on the trails. They are great. May I ask what kind of trails that you will be riding? If you are riding deep woods, then you might want a heavier flywheel, but otherwise don't do it (Add the heavier flywheel). She might take a little clutch work, but you'll get used to it. Otherwise, add handguards, a big tank if you need it, a heavier flywheel if you need it, and a quiet pipe if you need it and then you will have the ultimate trail weapon. Radiator braces and a kickstand from Trail Tech are not necesities, but I swear by mine.

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I have a WR450F and we bought my daughter a YZ250F about 6 weeks ago and installed a Rekluse. Like a DRZ400 rider stated, "this is the ultimate harescramble racer!" If you're considering changing out anything to make it more trail worthy (motor/power wise) just throw in a Rekluse and it's perfect.

I'm 235lbs and the suspension is perfect in stock form for my weight. For a lighter guy, you'd probably need lighter springs and maybe valving. We don't have any mountainous areas so I don't know how it will perform in those conditions, but for open or tight trails it really shines.

Just buy it and don't look back. I cry everytime I get off her and look at my WR.

Rich

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You won't need a battery with a wr ignition. The additional weight is not a issue. Skid plate, don't need it. Big tank, not really. Handgaurds and heavy flywheel, oh yea.

If your into serious offroading you definately want a skidplate, your oil lines are right there. If you would like to ride more than 50 miles you will want a big tank

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With stock gearing, it felt like the YZ 250 F lacked top speed on the desert trails. It's still a fun bike on the slower trails though.

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