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  1. DOMINICWR450

    Trade 2017 250 xc for Yz250fx?

    After three years with a YZ250FX, I think to do the opposite of you, sell my Yam and buy a KTM 250 XC or XC-W 2 stroke I owned fews (4-5) Yamahas and fews 5-6 KTMs mostly offroad not mx bikes . The KTM handle better , are lighter and feels lighter/slimmer, with better front brake and are as reliable as other Jap bikes . Yam Fx have better forks , good forks but not great , imo SSS are over-rated and still need revalve/shim change like any bike i have owned. The Yam Fx air filter stay clean longer but... i did drop dirt in trottle body when changed it a few times now. I found my Yam Fx looks used really quickly, the scratches on blue plastic appears more and the bare aluminum frame dark stained on the ''Y ''around header, skid plate area. I bought the Yam because it was cheaper, way cheaper, with reliable motor and good forks, but that's about it . I plan to going back to KTM or maybe Honda 250RX but i didn't put a leg over or even look at Hondas since maybe 15 years…. The only thing that i'm not convinced is KTM AER forks , i never tried AER and i have doubt about these, i may go the XC-W route because of that.
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    Fouling plugs

    I was fouling many plugs at startup....but with Klotz R50 I changed oil and never got fouled plug after. And then, 2 years later i cameback to that same R50 oil (because smell good), same thing, fouled plugs again........ Lesson learned this time...I changed oil and never got fouled plug after that, same bike/jetting. I don't know about the 927, i never try it, but fore sure at cold startup, some oils with a too high flash point are more prone to fouled plug.
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    Longer front brake line 250FX?

    Thanks !
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    Longer front brake line 250FX?

    Old post but i'd like to know as well ?
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    Front sprocket play

    I try to not use this method...i prefer someone hold the rear brake and then i remove the nut with an impact , IMO less stress on the transmission.
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    Did I make a mistake

    Hey guys i'm confused now... Do you talk about a 250f or 125
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    2018 YZ250FX vs 2017 FX350/350XCF

    My current bike is a 250FX, i owned fews 4-5 Yamahas and fews 5-6 KTMs mostly offroad not mx bikes . The Yam FX motor is very strong down low compare to my friend 250XCF but IMO the KTM handle better , are lighter and feel lighter, better front brake and are as reliable as Yamaha . Yam Fx have better forks but not night and day difference like around '06 compare to KTM. The Yam Fx air filter stay clean longer but hate change it because i fear of droping dirt in trottle body. I found my Yam Fx looks used really quickly, the scratches on blue appears more and the bare aluminum frame stained (clay)around header, skid plate. I bought the Yam because it was cheaper, very cheaper compare to a KTM same year. I bleed orange and my veins are blue If i was you i would choose a KTM/Husky
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    How do I get more power out of my 2018 YZ250FX

    Play with the sag and with forks height ....report back
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    Engine noise

    waffles, did you find something since ?
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    Thanks Dave J- Smart Performance!!!

    Thanks!
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    Thanks Dave J- Smart Performance!!!

    I'll try to buy a Smart Performance kit...again. I can't find any info on his web site for a 250Fx CKNY which kit did you get, the KYB phase 4 or KYB Dell Taco ?
  12. Bonjour Pat, I don't have the # yet, the bearings still in good shape but soon i need new ones , i'll try to find sealed bearings and good seals. I see you still like it big..........on cc's I was sure my little 250FX has sealed rear bearings ?
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    Thanks Dave J- Smart Performance!!!

    I have tried to get a kit from Dave since 2012. I have changed my motorcycles 2-3 times since, with every new motorcycle i contacted Dave to have a kit. I was patient, i called, waited, called waited...every times he said '' I'll send to you next Monday ''... etc...after 7-8 weeks i always give up. So ckny, how did you do to get the kit from Dave.... did you email, phone, text him ? I need your trick please Thanks
  14. My 2015 FX has no seal on the bearing too, they come like that from factory. I think they sealup the bearing on the 2016 or 2017. I would like to put the WR seal too...but the 20mm vs 22 axles seem not a fit . When i'll change the front wheel bearings, i'll buy sealed bearing and find SKF seals from my local bearing supply.
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    Trixy

    You can't compare laps times from a year race to next year race, i'm sure you got better proof than that... And sorry, i can't understand a 230 can be faster than a Wr, something wrong with the Wr or your riding with this bike. Do you got the good springs and sag numbers for your weight ? What about suspension oil , are they ten years old or fresh fluid ? Take time/money to spoil your Wr and i'm sure you'll enjoy it even more!
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