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2005 Yz250f??

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Hey, Well i had a 250f few months back (May).. and i traded it in for a yz125 (04) amazing bike..love it..but i like the thumper alot more.

I had the 03 yz250f before...how does it compare to a 05??

What are the good and bads of the 05?

Any major problems?

any info would be great..thanks :applause:

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I bought an '05 new for my son back in late '04. He's raced two full seasons on it and so far the only things to break have been flats, and levers. I put ASV levers on it since, so that's no longer a worry. His valves have not moved yet and it still starts within 2 kicks.

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You will like the suspension on the 2005 over the 2003 model, other than that the other changes on the 05 are so minor you can't even tell.

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I've had two 03's (still have one) and two 05's.

The 05's have somewhat stiffer but better working suspensions. (stiffer springs on both ends for 05)

The 05s are unquestionably faster- not huge faster, but a couple hp probably.

Also, the 05 has improvements in various spots such as linkage bearings & seals, etc.

One thing of note on the 05- If the fork bushings have never been changed, plan on swapping them. Something about the 05's stock oil which trashes the original bushings.

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