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jumping an xr250

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HEy,

Does anyone have experience jumping an xr250? I have an 87 I take over a 3 foot ramp to get a feel for jumping. I know it is not a motocross bike but if I sail maybe 15-20 feet, the bike almost bottoms.

Just wondering if anyone knew the limits this bike is capable of.

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The bike wasn't built for motocross, and the suspension is definately not set up for it. I weigh 175 and I have no problems with low 5-10 ft jumps on stock suspension. Stiffer fork springs would help, and maybe turning up the compression adjusters. If you search the forum, you will find more information.

Be aware however, that a lot of people report broken footpeg mounts from jumping the XR's.

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When you are landing are you landing on a landing ramp or flat ground? When you come down are both your wheels hitting at the same time or is your front or rear hitting first. You could prob. hit a pretty large ramp if it has a good landing ramp and be alright.

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