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Hello guys

After 4 years on $T now I think I'm joining to your club. Tomorrow is the day when I will buy RM250 2007. So far I have ridden CRF250 R7, what can I expect handling wise...power is not a question I suppose. My big dream was to get me YZ250 or maybe the newest SX250, but for that kinda margin of 2400€ (That's cheap at my place for MX bike) for only 40h ridden bike. I think I will try to detune it a little. Flywheel I suppose 10oz for now...do someone have any better advice. I will ride mostly MX maybe some crosscountry races also. And for the last part, how long will my fuel tank hold if I'm planing to race XC?

Here is a pic from the seller:

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What do you think?

Regards, Peter

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That is one clean bike my friend!! Congrats on the purchase.

I will leave the technical stuff for the more experienced.

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Welcome,,, The 2.1 gallon tank will last about 2 hours,or, 40-50 miles, depending how You ride it,,, 10oz. is a very good addition, thats what I use... adjust the suspension for Your weight,,,,, once again Welcome to a World of Fun.......Dr.D..

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I give the stock tank 1.5 hrs racing Hare Scrambles. 2 tanks a race.

Yeah,, thats what I do too,,, but, last Week I came in a little early, without gas at the pits, and I rode a full two hours,,, after the harescramble, I drained about a cup of gas out of the tank,,,I cut it pretty close,,,better safe than sorry,, on a two hour scramble I usually get gas midway......good advice.......Dr.D..

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My '07" has been bullet proof so far! Over 130 hours all original engine parts still. Stock pipe makes serious power at lower mid range and above but will also allow the bike to lug down to the last RPM. Bike looks very clean!

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bike will impress you. i have an 06 since new and it has been very reliable, new piston and rings each 12/18 months.10 oz fww is what i run and i got 88kms once and never ran out but was pretty empty.

i would suggest radiator braces though

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I came off an 05 CRF250. At first the RM felt tiny and extremely fast compared to what I was used to. Took me a while to get used to how quickly the motor could put me on my ass if I got lazy but I felt right at home with the handling. The 250f felt like a truck compared to my RM. I haven't regretted the jump to the two stroke one bit.

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+1 on everything said above:thumbsup: Welcome and I know you will love the RM. I have always ridden Yamis and I fell in love with my 250, and I just picked up two basket case 1988-125s to make a 134 woods bike.:thumbsup:

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Welcome to the tribe!

Skip the FWW, learn to love revs. Or get a G2 "400" throttle cam kit(Blue one on the right, 100 at left is stock profile): http://www.g2ergo.com/g2-throttle-cam-system-80.html.

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I'm thinking of getting it for my 08. I have it on my Super Duke and love it. Really tames lightswitch power by giving 20% more throttle travel to low/mid while keeping stock overall rotation.

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Ilove my rm 250! i as well came off a crf 250 this year, and i am very happy with the change, you will love the way it turns, and personally i find the chassis much better for whoops and rollers.

Strangely i got a 4 hour ride on 1 tank last week, it was all pretty low speed single track with moments of open track, but i couldnt beleive i was out for 4 hours on it.

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Ilove my rm 250! i as well came off a crf 250 this year, and i am very happy with the change, you will love the way it turns, and personally i find the chassis much better for whoops and rollers.

Strangely i got a 4 hour ride on 1 tank last week, it was all pretty low speed single track with moments of open track, but i couldnt beleive i was out for 4 hours on it.

4hrs without a single stop??

1.5hrs is actual run time. If you are out riding with a bunch of friends you'd be surprised how much stopping you actually do. It's pretty hard to do a complete 3hr hare scramble race course in an entire day when riding with a group.

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well we did some stopping i guess your right, but still between 3 and 3 and a half hours of run time

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Ok that's a good news...I still didn't manage to ride that beauty had to dissemble rear wheel because all spokes were like welded together, and some were very lose....took me almost 4 hours :busted:

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Welcome to the club! there is no better forum on TT than our RM 2 stroke forum everyone on here is so helpful when you have a problem or question.

Now pin that RM and enjoy riding the best!

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After 4 days of wrenching on my Suzy I finally got time to shot some photos, and I also managed to do some laps around my house...My first impression very positive :busted:

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