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  1. kgish475

    19 300 cv-w tpi

    All good dude, I’m talking out my ass a little anyways. Haven’t actually ridden one just kinda going off the rumor mill which is a good source of info haha
  2. kgish475

    19 300 cv-w tpi

    Alright dude, didn’t mean to step on any toes. I was generalizing more than giving actual facts. Good to hear those can do a steady cruise like that. Always thought 2 strokes didn’t like sustained speeds like that for too long.
  3. kgish475

    19 300 cv-w tpi

    Yeah I’ve noticed the same. I don’t like to pin my smoker just to go 50 mpg between my house and my buddies a mile away. My old thumper handled it with out making me worried I was going to blow the top end
  4. kgish475

    19 300 cv-w tpi

    Yeah I’m just basing this off of previously owning a 4 stroke then getting a KTM 2 stroke. I’m had to replace more bearings in the 6 months on a 2015 KTM then I ever did in 4 years with a 2009 Honda. Shouldn’t have gotten the KTM and I’ll be going back to Honda ASAP
  5. kgish475

    19 300 cv-w tpi

    Another thing to consider is reliability. Honda has always been know for making solid bikes but right now the TPIs models are having issues in that department. If that oil injection breaks down at all, you’ll blow your motor. The part also needs to be replaced every 80 hours I think and it’s not cheap. If you want speed then 4 strokes are the way of the future. That being said my 280 lbs CRF450X felt pretty light considering the weight versus a 240lbs XCW. Lotta options you gotta consider before jumping into either one
  6. kgish475

    Best 250 model for TN trails

    Haha agreed. My 06 CRF250R was the worse bike I had with a kicker. That thing hated starting, which made me want estart so I got the 450X. Luckily these 2 strokes are much more forgiving
  7. kgish475

    Best 250 model for TN trails

    Yeah I’ve never had a linkage problem. I’d be more worried about messing up the expansion chamber but that’s a risk with all 2 strokes
  8. kgish475

    Best 250 model for TN trails

    Gotta chime in here shrub. I bought a ‘15 SX last year for trails and it’s doing better than my 450X thanks to how light it is. Bought a kickstand, went on a 5 hour super technical ride with the stock tank and wasn’t worried about running out. I do miss my estart but you can live without it. Not saying that it’s practical but it is workable. Back on point to the op. I do agree that an SX would be a bit much for a beginner. I’ve been riding bikes for 15 years now and my SX still tries to get away from me. Instinct and my height are the only things that have kept me from crashing in hairy situations.
  9. kgish475

    Four stroke to 2 stroke

    I just made the switch in August. Use to think that 2 strokes had no power in the mid range. Buddy bought a ‘13 250SX, I rode it and it instantly changed my mind. 3 weeks later I bought a 15 250SX. Great tractorability even for a race bike. It’s greatly improved my riding skill due to the light weight. I will say I do occasionally miss my 450X main because I can’t wheelie on the SX near as good as I could on the thumper. But another plus like andre mentioned is the low maintain cost. Buy premix and transmission fluid once a month and I’m good to go. No oil filter and no 10 hour oil changed. I really don’t regret my decision. Only thing I would have done differently was get a XCW or XC because I miss estart but I was on a budget so wasn’t an option.
  10. kgish475

    '18 300 xc-w hand guards.

    I’m always just cut off the ends of the grips and then get a large drill bit and drill out the tube end. My Acerbis guards fit no problem afterwards. Just watch out when you tight the wraparound bar bolt that it doesn’t pinch the throttle tube. Gotta play with it a bit
  11. kgish475

    Double Red Diamond

    Yeah that’s exactly where it’s at. After the first switchback we climbed this crazy hill and then kinda lost the trail so went left and found some ribbon indicating a trail for a hair scramble or something so we followed it. Was really fun. We never did hit trail 8 but as soon as it rains, we’ll be back up there to camp and explore all the trails
  12. kgish475

    Double Red Diamond

    Exactly! My foot shakes and I get an adrenaline rush when I make it through some of these trails. It’s like conquering on of the nastier hills at Carnegie. Such a blast!
  13. kgish475

    Double Red Diamond

    Don’t think we made it to 7-1. We went 3-1 to 1 to 10 to 4 the. Took 9 back to mace mill staging. I’d say we fit in that confident intermediate level and we never struggled with anything out there. We had just hit trail 6 at Forest Hill the previous weekend and that really pushed us. Still left a smile on our faces at the end of it all
  14. kgish475

    Double Red Diamond

    Ok I definitely see the double red rating for that trail. That place looks sick though dude! Where’s that at?
  15. kgish475

    Double Red Diamond

    Haha that makes sense now. It wasn’t as bad as trail 6 at Forest Hill which is a double black diamond. That one was brutal
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