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  1. dpenn1

    02 YZ250 vs 06 CRF450R

    Thanks for the feedback, any experience with ease of starting between the two types of engines. My Rm 250 used to foul plugs fairly often when it was started cold, I had to keep a box of spare plugs with me. I assume the 4 stroke will be better on plugs.
  2. Any opinions between the two. Both are about the same price, $1,800. The YZ looks cleaner in the pictures. I'm approaching 50, 5' 8", 180 lbs and want to do some MX park riding with my son, I have a TTR but it didn't do well last year at the track. I'm not planning on racing just having some fun, I raced an 89 RM250 back in the 90s and consider myself an intermediate rider. I imagine we will be doing some trial riding as well. I like the idea of the Yamaha being a 2 stroke and simple to maintain. I'm very capable with repairs but it sounds like the 4 strokes are costly to repair, on the other hand I like the torque a 4 stroke has. I would appreciate any thoughts between the two.
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    RMX250 vs YZ400F

    Thanks to everyone for the feedback, I'm going to try to pick up the RMX this weekend, If I can get the seller to respond.
  4. I could use some feedback, My son is getting into off road riding so I have starting getting back into it as well. We mostly do trail riding but did some MX track riding last year and he loved it andso did I. I have a 2003 TTR 225, it's nice that it has an electric start but the suspension is too soft and it doesn't have enough power for my liking. When I was riding the MX track I was having issues bottoming out on the larger jumps. I want to change to a more off-road capable bike. I won't ride it much and don't want to spend a lot of money, I think I prefer a 2 stroke, when I was younger, in 1990, I raced an 89 RM250 and loved it. I am looking at a 96 RMX 250 and a 98 YZ400F, both bikes look to be in good condition and around a thousand dollars. I like the RMX because I think kicking a 2 stroke 250 should be easier than a 4 stroke 400 and the simplicity of the 2 stroke engine. The 400 sounds good because of the low end torque I assume it has but the cost of rebuilding the 4 stroke if needed worries me and I have heard they are hard to start. Should the RMX be decent for an occasional trip to an MX park? Any thoughts on these two bikes?