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Last weekend, I had a chance to try a CRF 250X for about 10 minutes in the NE woods. I am a 46 yo veteran of dirt bikes and did some enduro racing up until 5 years ago. Raced and rode a lot of KTM's from all the way to 1978 (in Europe at the time). I have had WR 250, KDX, KTM's 200, 250 and 380 (that bike kicked my arse, by the way) and so on.

Needles to say, I think the CRF 250X is the BEST off road bike for technical NE riding.....period !. Beats any KTM' WR's and so on.

So yesterday I bought and picked up an 06 CRF 250X !!!!! :D

Let the mods fever begin :D

Now I still have my 05 DRZ 400S........Street legal but what a pig. It is all setup for woods riding and overall is an excellent DS bike, but you only go at C speed. Try to be a B and the bike just does not remain safe. On the CRF, I am just flying like many years ago (just can't do it for hours anymore :D )

Honda built a winner here. By far. At B speeds, the bike is so flickable it will literally go around rocks and stumps just from looking at them...amazing.

A fine piece of woods machinery.

When am I going to ride that DRZ ?...not often :eek:

Phil

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It is an awesome instrument for NE woods. :D Enjoy your new ride. Better throw on those rad/skid guards. IMO go w/ flatland.

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Another 06? I just got my 05 last month. Should I have waited? Like Smoker said, go with the Flatland guards. The skid plate just slips on. The radiator guards look like they really protect. Do youself a favor and get 3/8" nylon spacers for the lower shroud bolt. It will make the re-assembly much less painfull.

Can we start to call Connecticut the CRF250X state? With the tight stuff and rocks I ride, it is awsome.

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Can we start to call Connecticut the CRF250X state? With the tight stuff and rocks I ride, it is awsome.

I think X's are plentiful in most East Coast States. I actually know more people (7) in NJ with them.

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Can someone please clarify this 06 X thing for me.

Lighter hubs?

Softer valve seats?

Did you get the digital speedo's?

In OZ they only released the 05 this month.

I have seen people taking deliver of 06 KTM's but the first honda's will be MXer's in a couple of months

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Last weekend, I had a chance to try a CRF 250X for about 10 minutes in the NE woods. I am a 46 yo veteran of dirt bikes and did some enduro racing up until 5 years ago. Raced and rode a lot of KTM's from all the way to 1978 (in Europe at the time). I have had WR 250, KDX, KTM's 200, 250 and 380 (that bike kicked my arse, by the way) and so on.

Needles to say, I think the CRF 250X is the BEST off road bike for technical NE riding.....period !. Beats any KTM' WR's and so on.

So yesterday I bought and picked up an 06 CRF 250X !!!!! :D

Let the mods fever begin :D

Now I still have my 05 DRZ 400S........Street legal but what a pig. It is all setup for woods riding and overall is an excellent DS bike, but you only go at C speed. Try to be a B and the bike just does not remain safe. On the CRF, I am just flying like many years ago (just can't do it for hours anymore :eek: )

Honda built a winner here. By far. At B speeds, the bike is so flickable it will literally go around rocks and stumps just from looking at them...amazing.

A fine piece of woods machinery.

When am I going to ride that DRZ ?...not often :eek:

Phil

Great to here you are happy with your new X. I purchase one back in Feb to this day I have no problems. :D I also came off the DRZ tank, I think its funny when people praise their DRZ. One day they will See the deferents.

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CT CRF's?.. we might have to start a organization

we can be a outlie of CT Jeep and EAst Coast K5

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I also came off a DRZ, don't get me wrong, the engine is buit proof, but beyond that the CRF is a world of difference, lighter, and quite frankly, with the right mods probably has at leasst the same power or more.

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I believe the 06 is almost the same bike. Valve seat material was changed, front wheel moved in a touch to aid in turning, and I think it got the 250R swing arm. Otherwise the exact same.

POsner

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Here is my 06 setup (just finished today)

JD kit: red needle, 5th clip

160 main

42 pilot

70 leak jet

Pink wire

Open airbox

Pro Moto rear disk guard

Flatland rad guards & skid plate

Enduro Eng. hand guards

Koobalink extended fuel screw 2 turns out

Street legal registration in CT

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I too went from a DRZ to a CRF-X. I liken it to going from a beach cruisier to a bmx bike.

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Quick question, can you tell me if the '06 head will fit the '04? I deperately need a solution for my valve problem. Also, are parts available for the '06 yet?

Nicholas

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Never realized there were so many people from CT with CRFs. Like someone said, maybe we should start an organization.

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Ride Thomaston and I will go into MA up route 8 into the Berkshire area by Tucker's restaurant.

I guess parts must be available for 06 since we are dealing with Honda and the bikes are in the dealerships already.

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We ride at Tuckers once in a while, there's a turkey run there soon too. Ever do the big climb just down the street on the same side?

You should try Pachaug also.

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Here is my 06 setup (just finished today)

JD kit: red needle, 5th clip

160 main

42 pilot

70 leak jet

Pink wire

Open airbox

Pro Moto rear disk guard

Flatland rad guards & skid plate

Enduro Eng. hand guards

Koobalink extended fuel screw 2 turns out

Street legal registration in CT

Any tips on registering your X in Connecticut?

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