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So I'm still thinking of a 300 XCWe, Here's a good question, have any of you that have recently bought a two stroke regretted it and is thinking of going back to a four?

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No !

got a 250 SXF, then 450.

Just got a 250SX and will not go back

MX only, C rider

450 = too much bike for me:eek:

250 = enough power

both : Too much money involved for long term maintenance. I am not talking about oil changes as I think premix $ is pretty close

It may be questionnable on the 450 but it's very easy to get high in the RPM with the 250F and you'll need some inspection/rebuild pretty soon

I know how to do a top end on a smoker but new generation of 4 strokes requires skills that I don't have

Reliability is not a concern as long as you keep a close eye on your engine

thumpers are easier to ride but i am having more fun on my SX

At the end of the day, that's what matters for me

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450 is too much bike, so you bought a 250SX? Why is the 450 too much when they make the same power, and SX hits it more abruptly?

Long-term maintenance I can understand...

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4 to 2 to 4 and back to 2 for good, or as long as the ole gov will let me ride it. Funny, I find the 2 stroke much easier to ride, service, and maintain.

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So I'm still thinking of a 300 XCWe, Here's a good question, have any of you that have recently bought a two stroke regretted it and is thinking of going back to a four?

I absolutely DO NOT miss my CRF. I loved the ride but I HATED the maintenance. Changing the 2 oils (and using different oil in both cases), checking clearances, dealing with the cam and cam chain, etc...I don't miss any of it! I had to rebuild the top end before selling and did the work myself. It cost me almost $500 (would be over $800 for shop to do it).

I am about to rebuild the top end in my 200 exc and am looking at $130-140 max.

The weight difference is also substantial. Not actual weight but how it feels. The CRF was sooo top heavy. Picking it up on a hill was tough. The 2T is very easy to handle. It carries its weight low and is easy to pick up.

It was a 2-3 ride adjustment to get used the lack of engine braking and different power delivery but now I use it all to my advantage. I will not go back to a four stroke as long as I can own a KTM 2-stroke (unless it's a street bike).

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Switched to a 2st (300) a few months back and while I'm enjoying it, I'm not sure I'll stay with it. This summer will tell, once I hit the tighter ST, if it does not live up to everything it's touted to be, then I'll be back on a 4st.

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if it does not live up to everything it's touted to be, then I'll be back on a 4st.

If you get another 4-stk, I'm not waiting for you anymore :confused:

Seriously, I'm thinking about going back to a 4-stroke, when hell freezes over, lol. I still have my 4-stroke, and I just don't like it as much. My girlfriend laughs at me when I ride it because I'm so much slower.

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Here's a good question, have any of you that have recently bought a two stroke regretted it and is thinking of going back to a four?

That's a terrible question! :confused: ......Go stand in the corner. :excuseme:

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with the rule changes for motocross, the expense of maintaining the 250F's, the 250 2 strokes are becoming hard to find around here.

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If you get another 4-stk, I'm not waiting for you anymore :confused:

Seriously, I'm thinking about going back to a 4-stroke, when hell freezes over, lol. I still have my 4-stroke, and I just don't like it as much. My girlfriend laughs at me when I ride it because I'm so much slower.

Be honest now though, out in the desert, do the 2st hook up as well........ If your honest, the answer will be no. I hate to say it, but it's true and why that is is beyond me as I'm no engineer. So out there in the des where we ride 4 months of the year, the 4t is the best ticket. Not to say the 2st does not work good because it does, just not as. I've not experienced my 300 in the tight hills yet, so I can't say how that will be, but if I find it lacking, I may go back. I will say, it's nice having something that's easy to work on, that's really kewl.

I really like Mikes300's idea, I'd love to have both, but my pockets is empty enough......

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Be honest now though, out in the desert, do the 2st hook up as well........

I dunno about hookup. I don't have any traction problems. I am slower on my 4stroke in all conditions. Just ask tresa, she's the one who rides behind me. She used to be happy when I rode the 4-stroke, cuz it meant she could stay right behind me. Now she's annoyed if I take it because it means I'll be in her way. lol.

Everyone's different tho. Some people are faster on 4strokes. Of course some people like child porn too.

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I always thought that 2 strokes were best in the sand. because of the weight and they rev faster to help get up on top, and like one guy mentioned they don't bury the front wheel when you let off.

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I rode 4-strokes from 1990-2004 in 2004 I bought a KTM 200 EXC, I liked the bike but it just never felt right in terms of power delivery or suspension to me. In 2007 I went back to 4 strokes, and really enjoy them.

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I rode 4-strokes from 1990-2004 in 2004 I bought a KTM 200 EXC, I liked the bike but it just never felt right in terms of power delivery or suspension to me. In 2007 I went back to 4 strokes, and really enjoy them.

Sounds like maybe you're not comfortable using the clutch alot. Try a 300 next time. The 300 requires less clutch work than the other 2Ts.

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For whomever has no humor, thanks for the unsigned bad gas.

Are you serious? That's weak! :excuseme: Here's some from me. I think you add to the forum! :confused:

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Get both its the only way to go!!!!!

Mike

That's what I did!!! :confused:

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