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I just bought a 05 RM 250. This is the newest bike I have ever owned! Just wondering what you guys think of the 05 model year? I have never had a suzuki motocross bike before. I rode it around and seemed to like it, but no track time or any hard riding yet.

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I have one and love it. Mine is set up for the woods and I have never taken it to the track, but it handles great, loads of power, and runs like a champ. I doubt you will be disappointed with it.

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love mine, best 250 Ive ever riden, I've ridden track and trails (mainly track) its a great bike handles great, power is great, suspension is great, rode an 08 yz and would pick my bike over it any day of the week

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Good to hear boy's! It was rarley ridden, and sports tehoriginal tires still. I am not a racer so the stock suspension will be perfect for me. Thanks for your imput!:thumbsup:

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I have modified mine extensively and by far the best mod was just changing out the springs. I'm 220 and the spring change made a night and day difference in how the bike handles. Second best mod so far was the addition of a promoto billet kickstand. The stand is top notch in fit, finish and install.

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What size springs did you choose? I am 215 pounds so close to you as well. Did you do front and rear?

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I used the racetech calculator.

Modifiers:

Riding Type: Desert / Enduro / Trail

Age: Standard Age - Up to 44

Skill Level: Dirt Amateur

Height: Standard Height

Gas Tank: Oversize Gas Tank

FRONT FORK SPRINGS

Recommended Fork Spring Rate: 0.508 kg/mm (use closest available)

Stock Fork Spring Rate: 0.43 kg/mm(stock)

REAR SHOCK SPRINGS

Recommended Shock Spring Rate: 5.48 kg/mm (use closest available)

Stock Shock Spring Rate: 5.2 kg/mm (stock)

Edited by expl_eng
Added rates.

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You went from a .43 front fork spring to a .50 spring ????

Seems extreme to me. I have a 5.4 rear...and .46 for the front springs...still not happy with it.....probably need shim stacks adjusted.

xxx

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Yes. Since the bike is sprung for someone weighing around 165 pounds and my weight/extra fuel add over 60 pounds. It seems to work very well.

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