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i need help pickn etween these bikes!!

i have rode my freinds bike every1 once and a while a yz125 2smoke built. and a kx250f and im getting used to them after a couple of weeks riding. im 17 yrs 150lbs im new to the the sport want to own my own bike and be comfortible with. i would like to knowif i should purchase a cr250?? i knwo you will all say its to much of i bike for me i assuming b/c im a beginner but info is wanted

i like torque but i love the powerband

im looking into spending around 2000 on a bike so around the yr 2000 range

HELP!!!!!

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Get whatever bike you feel comfortable with. No one on TT knows exactly how much power you like except you.

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You are sayig you like the torque (Im assuming you are refering to a 4 stroke) and the powerband ( Im assuming you are refering to the hit of a pinger).

In that case get a 250 smoker.

I have ridden them both and you just cant compare the difeence in power, the lightness and easy handling of the 250 smoker.

Besides you can get a very good one for that $. And repairs are cheap.

That`s the main reason why I walk away from 250-F`s. I`m poor :ride:

A 250 F will lack power for trails and you are gonna spend lots of $$ because of high reving it. A 250 smoker is a blast to ride on trails. Fun as hell :thumbsup:

If you are gonna ride track.... a 250 F would be easier to ride. A smoker would do just fine on a track but it requires more from the rider.

The smoker wins in my book due to versatility, joyful times and price.

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so do you think it would take a kid my size so time to get used to a cr250 or would it just be alot for me to handle all the time?

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Get the KX250F, you're still new to sport, small, and it will be long long time before you use the 250f's power up.

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Ya get it my brother got a 2000 cr 250 when he was 16. He never had any problems, but i guess he does know how to ride.

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how hard is it to keep a cr250 on the ground?

Lets just say, It can jump out and scare ya if you dont watch out. But just pay attention and you'll be fine :thumbsup:

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I just got back into riding after 20 yrs and started back into it with a 95 CR250 and compleatly rebuilt it and it rides like new (and don't look so bad if I say so myself :ride: ) and the trails around here are pretty tough, at times I wished I had a 4 stroke in the tight trails but when they open up a little I am glad as hell I got the smoker, Man does this think roost. The only thing I did add for the trail is a flywheel weight so it will lessen the clutch work and not stall as much but I have not gotten to ride yet since I put it on, so I can't tell you how much of a difference it makes but a lot of people say it will make the woods riding much better and less armpump from the clutch. Just got to go easy untill you get used to it. If the powerband kicks in when your not expecting it it definatly wakes you right up :thumbsup: Also the suspention is the balls for the rough stuff, One of the guys I ride with has a XR200 and we all switched bikes to try them out and the XR was great in the tight spots but those roots and rocks hurt like hell where my bike just wipped right over them. Get the 250 and go easy till your used to it. The 125 is a little lighter but lacks in the bottom end from what I've read in this forum.

Dauntae

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I am new at this.

I am 28 years old and i weight 170 pounds.

I started out on a 250 4 stroke enduro bike.

I dumped it for a 250 smoker... the owner didnt want to sell it to me because he said i would kill myself.

I havent had any problems because of not being able to manage its power. I am very careful with the clutch.

A friend of mine wanted to go ridig with me.... he crashed a block from my house on my 250 4 stroke.

If you can handle a 125 and being true to yourself you know yu daint a whisky throtler and that you know how to handle a clutch you`ll be okay on a 250. If you are going to ride mostly track get a 250 F instead.

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And for $2000 you can get a pretty sweet one too. I too am 170 pounds and handle it pretty well (with the occational me being a dumba$$) I have about $2200 into mine but it has most of the bearings new and a new topend chain sprockets and front tire and a few other things for that price. This is what it looks like now for a 95 http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=396985

Dauntae

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And for $2000 you can get a pretty sweet one too. I too am 170 pounds and handle it pretty well (with the occational me being a dumba$$) I have about $2200 into mine but it has most of the bearings new and a new topend chain sprockets and front tire and a few other things for that price. This is what it looks like now for a 95 http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=396985

Dauntae

Jaja great job you did there.

Can U pimp my ride next?

I ride a 92 CR250 and i did all i could to it that was in my budget here in Mexico. New clutch kit, Thrrottle cables. Some renthal bars i had around. Nice titanium pegs from my 4 stroke. New bearings, jet needle and rubbers.

New suspension and brake juice.

I need a throttle and some new brake pads. The top end seems okay because it measured 185 PSI from a compression test, but maybe its time for rings because it smokes a lot all the time.

My bike costed me $1200.

It runs pretty fast, the power is more than i can handle at the track, and its perfect for the trails.

For what it costed me I think it`s very good. Bike prices here in Mexico are sky high, and the power diference between my bike or a new bike`s wouldnt matter for my level of riding. The only thing i would love of having from a new bike would be its better handling and suspension that`s about it.

But $7200 for a 06 YZ`, 10,000 for a 06 450 CRFX, and so on its a bit too much aint it?

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I am new at this.

I am 28 years old and i weight 170 pounds.

I started out on a 250 4 stroke enduro bike.

I dumped it for a 250 smoker... the owner didnt want to sell it to me because he said i would kill myself.

I havent had any problems because of not being able to manage its power. I am very careful with the clutch.

A friend of mine wanted to go ridig with me.... he crashed a block from my house on my 250 4 stroke.

If you can handle a 125 and being true to yourself you know yu daint a whisky throtler and that you know how to handle a clutch you`ll be okay on a 250. If you are going to ride mostly track get a 250 F instead.

Almost same situation to me: I came off a 250 4-stroke Enduro bike as my first bike, and I wanted either a CRF450R or a 250 2-stroke, and I went with the 2t 2003 KX250. People always said itd be a lot of power, but really, once you get used to it, it isn't bad at all.

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Pornstar for only $1200 your doing pretty good, Yea I don't need anything new either, I don't even have a track anyplace close if I wanted to race. Just like to ride and have fun in the woods. My riding buddy has a 93 CR250 and it's hard to tell the difference. Heck I like my older CR and it did not cost nearly as much as I thought it would. Your actually lucky in Mexico having so many more places to ride than I do in the North East. Would love to do some desert riding and actually be able to open this bike up a little without bouncing off any trees... :thumbsup: Those suckers hurt.... :ride:

Dauntae

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It seems like if you have 2 grand to spend on a bike, you're only option is a two stroke. You can't get a 250f for 2 grand unless it's really really beat up or if something is wrong with it.

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I've currently been riding for around 1-2 months and I'm riding a 98 CR250. It was the FIRST bike I EVER got on. Like someone else in this thread the owner didn't want to sell it to me because he thought I was gonna go out and get really hurt. You just have to RESPECT your bike and what it can do. A 250 2 stroke has all the power you'll EVER need. Only downside is that it can require a lot of clutch work and if your arm gets tired you gotta be DAMN sure you don't ever fatigue and pop the clutch in a bad situation because your bike WILL leave lol.

My vote goes to the 250 2 stroke! Just remember, have fun and BE SAFE. Ride at your own pace until you get used to the bike, don't try and over do it.

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Buy the best/newest YZ250 you can afford. These bikes are explosive when tuned properly, but you're in complete control with the throttle; learn to use it wisely and you'll have a blast :thumbsup: .

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Pornstar for only $1200 your doing pretty good, Yea I don't need anything new either, I don't even have a track anyplace close if I wanted to race. Just like to ride and have fun in the woods. My riding buddy has a 93 CR250 and it's hard to tell the difference. Heck I like my older CR and it did not cost nearly as much as I thought it would. Your actually lucky in Mexico having so many more places to ride than I do in the North East. Would love to do some desert riding and actually be able to open this bike up a little without bouncing off any trees... :thumbsup: Those suckers hurt.... :applause:

Dauntae

I live in Mazatlan. We have several mountain bike trails and mule or mining roads that are the wood riding kind. we have an old enduro trail with huge boulders. And we also hold a yearly OFF ROAD race on dirt roads.

There`s also the local SX track which just makes the process of breaking your bones easier and faster. Some guys are building a MX track buyt it wont be done in less than 6 months or so.

You are welcome here just PM me. :ride:

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