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  1. malignity

    GPX TSE250R two stroke thread

    Went out for some two and single track today to test my new Kydex quick release phone/GPS mount. Came across a few new things I don't remember being there last week. I'm definitely tiring out a lot faster than before. Being laid up from heart surgery has me turning into a slug. Officially cleared (we hope) next week to ride -- at full pace anyway. What the doc doesn't know won't hurt him. Lol 
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    GPX TSE250R two stroke thread

    If they don't, I will be. I don't plan on getting rid of this machine anytime soon. It's been a riot. If I haven't had any major issues in 24 hours of use, I don't forsee anything major in the future. I honestly haven't even needed to adjust my chain yet. Sprockets look good, brake pads look good, spokes were tight, everything works the way it's supposed to. I'll probably do a top end at around 100-150 hours, as I generally go 200 on my 250's and 300's before doing one on them. I figure I ride this a lot harder with more confidence then I do either of them, so it might be a good idea to check it after that.
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    GPX TSE250R two stroke thread

    Some of the info isn't exactly correct in the video, the engine is more similar to the Yamaha DT230, a bike we never saw in the states, and Fast Ace is Taiwanese. Splitting hairs though. As far as issues with mine, I didn't have an issue with my air filter cage, but honestly didn't keep the stock one for more than a ride. The screen is noticably restricting for that size carb. In my attempt to cut it out, it frayed too much to be comfortable for me to use so I just replaced it. I didn't have any issues with my starter button, but did have a self inflicted kill switch issue that was simply a bad connection after I put my light on. The gas cap issue is common and has happened to everyone to my knowledge. The fix is easy though. Remove the screws, replace them with M8 bolts. I've got 24.1 largely problem free hours on my bike doing anything from high speed dual sporting to bark busting single and it's been fantastic. I wanted a KDX 220 with better ergonomics, better suspension and the magic button and that's essentially exactly what I got.
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    GPX TSE250R two stroke thread

    As far as competitive nature, I could easily see this being a fantastic hare scramble bike. The bike is incredibly confidence inspiring and allows me to ride it much more aggressively than I can ride a 300. Power is super linear with zero surprises absolutely anywhere, and it just pulls cleanly all the way through like a 4 stroke. I rode this back to back with a KDX 220 that had some decent modifications. The TSE has a heavier flywheel and isn't as pipey as the KDX. The biggest difference was the handling. The KDX feels like a cow compared to the TSE. It's wider, feels more top heavy, and much less nimble. Cornering and suspension on the TSE far outshines the KDX and the lack of vibration is noticeable with the counter balancer. I had planned on comparing it to a 2013 KTM 200 EXC/XCW also, but sadly wasn't able to before my surgery. I suspect this would be a much better comparison than the KDX. Bar none the best factory suspension I've ever had the joy of testing. Far exceeds the WP XPlor suspension on the KTM's as well as Yamaha SSS suspension in my opinion, however I can't compare it to the WP AER suspension yet solely because I haven't tried a bike with it yet.
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    GPX TSE250R two stroke thread

    For many things, yeah. Sounds like GPX is working with RMATV to get the bikes added to their list eventually. There's some aftermarket coming too, Boyesen has released CF reeds for the bike and GPX just released a factory more aggressive CDI upgrade, not that it really needs it.
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    GPX TSE250R two stroke thread

    Sorry about the late reply, I've been out for some pretty major surgery as of late. Parts availability has been good thus far. Body related stuff is Husqvarna-esque.... Air filter, plastics, seat, etc. Engine is WR200 stuff thus far that we've seen -- for example the head gasket is nearly identical, etc. Fork springs and seals are Showa. No problem.
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    GPX TSE250R two stroke thread

    My buddy has one too with custom plastics and graphics. He's got a Vet A MX background and hits Croom a few times a week. It shows. Some video of his:
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    GPX TSE250R two stroke thread

    Some video of mine:
  9. malignity

    GPX TSE250R two stroke thread

    It's been nearly a season now and I realized the GPX TSE250R two stroke doesn't have it's own thread here yet. So what exactly is the GPX TSE250R two stroke? She pulls inspiration from a number of different machines pooled together in a blend that just simply "works". The engine is based off the Yamaha DT230 Lanza engine, a bike never seen in the United States, with it's closest relative being the Yamaha WR200 here. After Yamaha ceased production, the entire DT/WR two stroke line was purchased from Yamaha and continued development and production in the Loncin plant that assembles the current BMW GS650 today. A few developmental changes were made such as removal of the kick starter and relocation of the electric start to under the engine, very similar to how Beta's is designed, lowering center of gravity. She's 6 speed, electric start with mechanical oil injection, counter balanced engine, Mikuni TM30 carb and electronic power valve. The engine is a 225cc two stroke rated at 40 horsepower that features extremely linear near four stroke power delivery. I currently have 24.1 hours on mine now and mine has seen everything from freeway to bark busting single track (mine is plated/street legal). Lots of quality parts on it from factory, including extra wide pegs, CNC machined hubs and rims, dual walled stainless steel expansion chamber, skidplate with linkage protection, lights, speedo, Taiwanese Fast Ace suspension using primarily Showa internals. I'm really digging her so far. Low and mid range is pretty on par with a 250 with a top end about on par with a KDX 220.
  10. Honestly the bike lugs just as good as my KTM 300 with Lectron. In 24.1 hours of ride time, I think I've only stalled it out once.
  11. I can't control what people do with their videos. Here's a few of mine.
  12. some follow up from my buddy on his GPX TSE250R. https://youtu.be/dbKrHHZ18GU
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    China trying to step it up

    Figured I'd necropost this a bit and give an update. I've got 17 hours or so on mine now, over 1000 miles. Everything's holding up just like any other dirt bike thus far. I ride it hard, put it away wet. I've done some jetting changes and have had to do some wiring work since I mucked up my headlight, but mechanically she's been as good as anything else I've owned. The aftermarket parts are starting to roll out for these, with Bills Pipes, Boyesen, and RMATV getting their hands on the bike. Husky Steg Pegz work fine too with mild tweaking in the vise. I'm having a hard time finding something to complain about when it comes to this machine. Technical single track, fast flowing two track, dirt roads, 60mph street, it does whatever I want it to with zero complaints. It's smooth on the road, and 100% dirt bike off road.
  14. malignity

    China trying to step it up

    I'll see what I can do. The next big ride I do will have some big hills and single track. I'll try and get a walk around before that.
  15. malignity

    China trying to step it up

    A tiny bit of new video. Short and sweet thanks to poor GoPro mounting.
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