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Hey guys. Im not sure really how often this is asked, but im trying to decide whether my next bike should be a 2 or 4 stroke. Im 16, and Im going to buy a new bike myself and maintain it by myself for as far as the whole parts/maintenance thing goes. Would you all reccomend a 250f or another 125? Im looking for a rideable track bike, that won't need really in depth if you will maintenance :applause: I know some might say that isnt possible from a "race" bike, but thats what im looking for, so i came to you all here at TT to ask. Thanks again guys, let me know if theres any questions.

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Your kidding right?

This is one of the most asked Q's here.

If you don't want 'in depth maint'you'll want a 2 stroke....

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Does the power compare though? Because I have rode my friends crf250 and the power down low just seems amazing. But I wasn't sure since my bike is an '01. Sorry if it was a dumb question, but just want to make the right decision

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Any dope can keep a 250f running good just read the manual. I suggest a 250f you can learn on that. 250f's are great bikes to learn on cause they dont require as much balls out as a 125 2 smoke does the 250fs are a little more forgiving if you hit the corner wrong.

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For all but the most hard core racing I'd go two stroke all the way. More fun, more simple. No, the power down low is nonexistent on a 125, but that's part of the fun. :applause:

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Id say go with a 125. If you arent really technically savvy you wont be keen on all the maintenance of a 4-stroke.

Its not that 4-strokes are really that high maintenance, but there is a lot more to them than there is to a 2-stroke.

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Thanks for the opinions. Im probably going to try and get a new YZ 125 then. It wont be for a few months still since my bike hasnt sold, and I dont have the rest of the money anways haha.

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The 250F's arent that bad as long as you leave them mostly stock and dont let them bounce off the revlimiter all the time.

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No, but when 250Fs grenade its really expensive. 4-strokes last twice as long as a 2-stroke, but they cost over 4 times as much to rebuild. For someone who is on a budget, thats a major factor to consider.

I love 4-strokes for the power and sound, but my next bike will be a 2-stroke because 2-strokes are signifigantly cheaper to run.

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I agree, 2 strokes are generally cheaper. I myself have both and like both but right now my fav is my ktm 450. The bigger four strokes tend to be better on maintanence than the little ones.

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No, but when 250Fs grenade its really expensive. 4-strokes last twice as long as a 2-stroke, but they cost over 4 times as much to rebuild. For someone who is on a budget, thats a major factor to consider.

I love 4-strokes for the power and sound, but my next bike will be a 2-stroke because 2-strokes are signifigantly cheaper to run.

Just dont let it grenade.. and dont tell me it cant be helped. If you do maintenance like a douche, then it will grenade.. if you do it like you should, it will last several seasons.

I have a crf450 and a ktm 400...

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