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Eclipse3130

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  1. Eclipse3130

    Should I get my rear done?

    I am a girl and I also wanted a double sided title. Lol jk
  2. Eclipse3130

    Should I get my rear done?

    Small back story and how I feel on my bike I have a 2012 kx250F, 155 lbs. I rode this bike all last summer. Some of my first few hours riding I noticed the bike's suspension was extremely stiff(after setting everything) and made it very hard for me to even ride how I use to when I owned my previous crf 250r.(Especially when your a beginner and your basically riding on a pro's stiff suspension it is very hard to get better) After awhile it became just not fun anymore to ride because I was never improving and I could not trust my bike at all, so I decided to get my forks done first because they were giving me the most problems especially over small braking bumps I could barely even handle the impact that I was receiving. I got them done by FC and it made the bike a lot easier to ride and the front simply didn't feel like a rock was stuck in my forks anymore. After another few rides I started to trust it a lot more but then after about 4 hours of riding I noticed that the bike felt off balanced I could say where the front was smooth and the rear was still hard as a rock. When I enter turns, how I feel is like the bike is standing 5 feet off the ground or your trying to go fast into a corner on huge wood stilts. I feel like I will fall over sometimes in turns I still don't trust my bike to just go through the turn quickly without feeling awkward or falling over. Especially over jumps, landings are still decently hard and I really never trust what my bike will do when I go off a jump because I feel so awkward riding. My brother has a 2011 CRF250R with stock suspension. I ride his bike sometimes and I feel like a God basically. I can enter corners very quickly and it gives me a HUGE sense of trust compared to my bike. When I go off jumps I trust that it will stay level and just glide off the lip and glide right back down the landing. It feels very light and the best way I can put it is that I can trust it will do what I want it to. It makes it really fun when I ride his bike because I actually feel like I can improve and try new things, unlike mine it feels like im riding a 5 foot tall trials bike on the tracks. Sorry for semi-long story but I was just wondering, I know the 2012 KX250F is quite a bit heavier, but IF i get my rear done by FC do you guys think I will feel comfortable on the bike like I do on my Brother's CRF250R?(Yes, getting the suspesion set up for my weight and skill level.) I got the forks done and it made quite a difference, but the main question I have is do you think I will feel much more comfortable or should I just sell my bike for a 2011 CRF 250R Which I absolutely love.
  3. Eclipse3130

    Should I get my rear done?

    I have a 2012 kx250F, 155 lbs. I rode this bike all last summer. Some of my first few hours riding I noticed the bike's suspension was extremely stiff(after setting everything) and made it very hard for me to even ride how I use to when I owned my previous crf 250r.(Especially when your a beginner and your basically riding on a pro's stiff suspension it is very hard to get better) After awhile it became just not fun anymore to ride because I was never improving and I could not trust my bike at all, so I decided to get my forks done first because they were giving me the most problems especially over small braking bumps I could barely even handle the impact that I was receiving. I got them done by FC and it made the bike a lot easier to ride and the front simply didn't feel like a rock was stuck in my forks anymore. After another few rides I started to trust it a lot more but then after about 4 hours of riding I noticed that the bike felt off balanced I could say where the front was smooth and the rear was still hard as a rock. When I enter turns, how I feel is like the bike is standing 5 feet off the ground or your trying to go fast into a corner on huge wood stilts. I feel like I will fall over sometimes in turns I still don't trust my bike to just go through the turn quickly without feeling awkward or falling over. Especially over jumps, landings are still decently hard and I really never trust what my bike will do when I go off a jump because I feel so awkward riding. My brother has a 2011 CRF250R with stock suspension. I ride his bike sometimes and I feel like a God basically. I can enter corners very quickly and it gives me a HUGE sense of trust compared to my bike. When I go off jumps I trust that it will stay level and just glide off the lip and glide right back down the landing. It feels very light and the best way I can put it is that I can trust it will do what I want it to. It makes it really fun when I ride his bike because I actually feel like I can improve and try new things, unlike mine it feels like im riding a 5 foot tall trials bike on the tracks. Sorry for semi-long story but I was just wondering, I know the 2012 KX250F is quite a bit heavier, but IF i get my rear done by FC do you guys think I will feel comfortable on the bike like I do on my Brother's CRF250R?(Yes, getting the suspesion set up for my weight and skill level.) I got the forks done and it made quite a difference, but the main question I have is do you think I will feel much more comfortable or should I just sell my bike for a 2011 CRF 250R Which I absolutely love.
  4. Eclipse3130

    110/80 rear tire on a 250F

    How was it switching from stock size to a 110/80 or a 120/80? Do you have any mods on your 250 how well does your bike pull the 120/80 and can you still enjoy fast corner speed with that big of a tire?
  5. Eclipse3130

    110/80 rear tire on a 250F

    Thanks for the tips!
  6. Eclipse3130

    110/80 rear tire on a 250F

    Idk haha, maybe on the dyno because it's larger but nothing you could notice I don't think.
  7. Eclipse3130

    110/80 rear tire on a 250F

    Yeah it's at 12 psi. Someone told me I was just slipping because I wasn't rolling the throttle on smoothly. I was just twisting it pretty hard as soon as I enter the corner which I guess causes me to fall often!
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    110/80 rear tire on a 250F

    No it's actually a bridgestone m404, which is actually a good tire lol.
  9. Eclipse3130

    110/80 rear tire on a 250F

    I am currently running a 100/90 rear tire which isn't the best quality tire to begin with. I have a 2012 KX250F and I weigh about 150 pounds. I seem to wash out/spin my rear tire quite often going into corners(causes me to fall over really often as well), even sometimes on straight-aways if I give it enough gas the back will slip and slide around. Because the quality of the tire isn't the best, but the bike has A LOT of power and my weight is pretty low, I was wondering if it would benefit me to use a 110/80 on my bike just for the pure traction due to the bike and my weight. Or should I just upgrade the tire to one I know that is good and keep the 100/90? Can't decide!
  10. I am currently running a 100/90 rear tire which isn't the best quality tire to begin with. I have a 2012 KX250F and I weigh about 150 pounds. I seem to wash out/spin my rear tire quite often going into corners(causes me to fall over really often as well), even sometimes on straight-aways if I give it enough gas the back will slip and slide around. Because the quality of the tire isn't the best, but the bike has A LOT of power and my weight is pretty low, I was wondering if it would benefit me to use a 110/80 on my bike just for the pure traction due to the bike and my weight. Or should I just upgrade the tire to one I know that is good and keep the 100/90? Can't decide!
  11. Eclipse3130

    Suspension is too stiff. What to do?

    I already have my sag set since day 1 I bought the bike. But what do I do with the numbers and how do I pick out the springs for my weight for my SFF forks.
  12. I have already turned every setting to low to make it the least stiff as it can be.(Front forks 2012 Kx250f) But it is still wayyy too stiff for the skill level that I ride at. I was going to send them in to FC but I didn't know what to check on their rider info form of the 4 options(Revalve, service, oil change, and shorten forks) I am new to suspension and have never dealt with it before but I know that I need new springs for my weight(150) so what do I do on this form?
  13. 2nd Picture down.. http://motocrossacti...X250F-7918.aspx I have the same graphics kit, been looking but nothing really matches it better than this number kit in this pic. Anyone know where I can get the matching number plate graphics? I know they have the full set on Procircuit.com but I just need the plates!
  14. Eclipse3130

    2012 KX250F Pic

    Can't wait to ride! So rainy down here in Washington tracks are so far away
  15. Eclipse3130

    A Wonderful New Years Knockout

    Yeah I must of, I can slightly remember doing it also. But I don't know for what reason my boot must of got stuck or something from overjumping the first little double
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