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  1. I'm looking at these two bikes as dualsports for the price and mpg. Even though I just said I'm looking at these two as dualsports I plan on putting slicks on them because I already have a dirt bike. I don't plan on any crazy mods with them except for maybe an exhaust. Which one would you recommend and why? And if you want you can throw in the CRF250L rally model as well.
  2. Hi guys, I want to get something long term to play around on the weekends out in the fields (no MX racing) and something that wont bore me to death as time goes on. I have never owned a dirt bike yet alone any motorbike, I rid a CBR600 sports bike once which was my friends and I loved it but thats pretty much my whole 2 wheel experience So I narrowed my choices down to a brand new 250F or a 450F. I dont want to get a 2 stroke new because i'll have to wait for the order to come in, the 450Fs and 250fs are always in stock and as for a used dirt bike, thats crossed of my list, where I live they are owned mostly by kids who never take care of them properly especially 4 strokes. So yeah, 250F or 450F? I'm buying brand new so I can't upgrade to a better bike, once I buy, its gonna be with me for a while I've had people telling me a 450F is fine for beginners as long as I take it easy, where as some told me to stay away and get a 250F I'm 200lbs btw What do you guys think I should do?
  3. Hi all, Have a problem here that I need sorted by tomorrow night. Let me just say that the bike (2010 kx250f) was running like a dream (well, maybe a little lean) before any of this happened. Recently the throttle cable snapped which prompted me to replace it, no biggie. I had been running without a hotstart since I had bought the bike last year so I decided to replace it along side the throttle repair. The bike came with no lever for the hotstart and I presumed that the cable was snapped (which it was). I bought a replacement cable and lever, no hassle. I pulled the tank off the bike to access the carb to replace the cable. I unscrewed the plastic screw that sits over the hotstart. There was no little brass cylinder (not sure if this is the plunger) or spring on the end of the cable or in this screw. There was no point in replacing the cable since I hadn't got the brass cylinder or spring so I left it while i fixed the throttle cables. I have now seemingly lost the black plastic screw leaving a little nipple like rubbery thing sticking out of hotstart port in the carb. I am presuming that this is the plunger which should be pushed into itself rather than sticking out. I didn't think of it as much of an issue at the time, but now with the bike back together, the carb is pissing out fuel, from what I think is the float overflow tube, every time I turn the fuel flow valve to open. I can now not get the bike started.. The only reason I can think of this happening is because the little rubber nipple is sticking out of the carb. Can anyone confirm this or have any quick fixes that I can use? I cannot for the life of me find the plastic screw and will not be able to get one by Sunday Below on the right, is a picture of the black plastic screw I was talking about.
  4. Hello! I am hoping to get some help with my 2006 KX250F. The problem is that it keeps blowing oil seals on the engine. I have checked the crank case breather tube and it is free of any sort of trash that may have built up between rides. I was it regularly. I have replaced most of the outer seals aside the valve cover gasket. Any suggestions would be a big help in attempting to solve my problem.
  5. Hi guys, I'm currently using a 2017kxf250 at my local MX track for fun and fitness, but plan to race cross country next month with the same bike. When out trail riding in similar conditions yesterday i noted especially the very low top speed in 5th, perhaps 90kph ,With stock 13-50 gearing. Has anyone done much riding on a 250f mx bike with higher gearing, say 14-48 or 13-46, i am also weary of not having a low enough 1st cog for the odd ugly section. As it sits now i can predict me getting demoralized on the straights plus i hate holding bikes flat out . Any experience appreciated.
  6. I have a 2004 Yamaha WR250F that the previous owner modified and the bike doesn’t run the way it should. It has an FMF muffler with an aftermarket pipe coming from the engine. There’s no other silencers or restrictions in the exhaust. When I got the bike, it was backfiring every time I let off the throttle no matter what speed I was doing. When the previous owner first started the bike, part of the exhaust pipe was cherry red while he was warming it up by giving it more throttle. I took the carburetor apart and found out that I have a 178 main jet, 40 pilot jet, and 72 leak jet. The needle clip was in the middle in the 4th position. I adjusted the fuel screw back to the 1.5 turns out position from the 3.5 turns out position the previous owner had it set at. I changed out the pilot jet to a 45 and the bike no longer backfires while I ride it but it does die when I leave it to idle. Sometimes it dies immediately after letting off the throttle and other times it will idle for a minute or two before dying. Now before this gets too confusing, I ran the bike with the fuel screw at 1.5 turns out and 3.5 turns out after changing the pilot jet. At 1.5 turns out, the bike would only run when choked and would die when idling. At 3.5 turns out, the bike will run with the choke off but will still die when idling. If anyone has any suggestions to try, please let me know.
  7. I've really enjoyed reading all the help everyone on this site gives so I thought I'd try it out for myself. Looking to get my first dirt bike and trying to find the right one for interests, money, etc. New to dirt, but used to ride a CBR929. I'm 40, 5'9" and about 230, and mostly looking to ride trails/woods. Would love to get a 250f, but hear so many problems and that maintenance is high. Found this guy today (https://hartford.craigslist.org/mcy/d/2005-kawasaki-kx250f/6357000998.html) and was wondering if it's worth looking at. This is the second owner and has "very low hours". Bought it for son and rode it around yard. Hasn't ridden it in 3 years and starts it once a month. Besides the normal stuff, is there anything I should look at that would give me clues that something is good/bad? Thanks for the help!
  8. Hey guys so I am considering powder coating my swing arm black to try and match the frame on my 16' sxf 250. I don't know much about the process or durability of powder coat or if I should go with a different method? what have you guys done and around how much should it cost? Thanks!
  9. Alright guys I’m looking for some input. I’m deciding between a 2016 fc250f and 2016 sxf250. I’m coming off a 16 yz250f, does anybody have any experience or info to help me make a decision? I️ am a MX racer between novice and intermediate. Any info would be great thanks!
  10. Hey guys, so recently I've noticed that my front pro circuit suspension is stiffer than hell. So I read on it and it said that sometimes it's because the front wheel is misaligned and the forks will not sit right. So I put the bike on a stand bled the suspension and got the axle nut loose and the pinch bolts, and every body said to push the suspension down or even press the brakes a few times to help align the wheel. I made sure to tighten the axle then tightened the pinch bolts. But when I tried to push the suspension down while everything was loose it barely moves at all because it's so stiff. I even tried putting the bike on the stand and turning the clickers counter clockwise to soften them up but they were out of adjustment. What do I Do? How do you guys realign the wheel? I've got a riding trip coming up soon and need as much help as I can get. I'll try to add a link to video I found of a bike doing the same thing.
  11. I’m looking into flipping a 2001 yz250f (because it’s cheap.) and I wanted to make it look like a 2019 (or just newer). Is there anywhere that makes a restyle/update kit for something that old? There’s also a 2003 i’m looking at but it’s blown rather then just needs a valve adjustment. Would that be a better option?
  12. Hi i had a problem with my husqvarna fe 250 2015. I have been riding it for a year and suddenly it wouldnt start. Not even crank. I cleaned all the contacts and checked the fuses. In the process i accidently connected my battery backwards, a mistake i will never do again.. But after going through all contacts and changing the main fuse it suddenly started, ran for a few seconds, ran poorly and then the rectifier started smoking. Bought a new one but all i get is cranking. No sound from the fuel pump, no spark. All the relays and fuses seem ok. Cleaned ground surfaces, tried a new battery. I measured the ignition coil and got the right amount of ohm. Does anyone know if the Ecu could be damaged? Also wondering if the stator/pickup could be damaged?
  13. Hi all, I have a 2012 kx250f. I recently thought I saw something weird in the coolant. I changed it about 10 minutes ago and found lots of these little flakes in the coolant. I think it’s metal, but not sure. They aren’t magnetic so if they are it’s aluminum. What can this be, and what are the causes if it is aluminum? Here’s a picture for reference.(it’s on the tip of my thumb) there were lots of these.
  14. Hey guys, so i'm a West coast 250C level rider. [Not a top 250C rider at all] and I currently ride a super clean 07 Crf250r. I'm looking to get a newer used 250f. Pretty much open to anything 2016 and up. I'm looking for the most reliable motor. I meticulously maintain my bikes but for some reason have not had alot of luck with my crf250r. I'm leaning more towards the KTM/Husky cause i've heard you can get well over 100 hours on the bottom ends compared to the 30 hours on a older Honda. What are ur guys opinions and experiences. Keep it civil.
  15. First Post. Longtime reader. 26 year old male with 2 years of dirt bike experience. Skill level: Below intermediate, but not a novice. bike experiences: rode a ttr 230 for a season wanted something lighter, got a yz 125 for a season just sold it today because of some maintenance issues and the powerband.... my goodness I never could really get it to sing like the moto gods or not stall in single track semi- technical stuff (Utah). terrain: track (no doubles), woods, not much single track (Florida). Concerns: engine characteristics and weight are my concerns I don’t like the sound of 2 strokes either.... I thought I did but I was wrong haha. I’ve looked back at the trail bike category as a possibility but I’m more interested in the 250f class but I’m open to the best suggestion. I’d love to hear a wide variety of experiences regarding the lower end capacity of the newer model 250fs. I’m not interested in buying a used bike anymore, just to sketchy.... am I right? thanks to everyone who reads and takes part!
  16. I can't get my gas cap to come off! When trying to spin it off, it just kinda clicks like it isn't grasping or something. Not a fan of this new seemingly unnecessary gas cap design.
  17. hello my name is Noah and im 13 years old. im about average size 5,6 120 lbs. i started riding about a year ago (dirt bikes anyways). i started on a 2005 drz110 then went to a 2006 ttr125le and finally to a 2003 crf230f. but ive been looking for a new bike, ive been thinking along the lines of a 2006 yz250f. I've had experience with bigger and big bore bikes (trx400ex, drz400s and have rode them many times). my dad has a 50th anniversary yz450f, and i love the look of it. i have been riding about every day on 25 acres. please give me back some feedback. thank you
  18. Hi Guys. I'm in the market for a different bike as mine isn't cutting it for me anymore. I have a 2010 KTM 250 XC and have the opportunity to buy a damn near brand new 2014 KTM 350 XC-F. I've heard a lot of mixed things about the 350, and was wondering what the owners of them have to say about them. I've read a lot about different years but haven't heard much of anything about the 2014. Can someone help me out?
  19. Hey guys, have a quick question. Is riding a damn money pit? I remember when I first starting riding I bought a 2006 drz125l and that thing seemed to need no work at all but my 2010 yz250f seems to always need work. My buddy has a 2011 kx250f that never seems to need anything, but it's never been rode at all. He thinks that it's just yamaha but I disagree. Any kx or yz riders that are always working on the bike? Sent from my SM-G935V using ThumperTalk mobile app Sent from my SM-G935V using ThumperTalk mobile app
  20. So I did a valve shim adjustment on my 2009 YZ250f and followed my service manual and followed a video on YT. I got my clearances in spec and put a new spark plug in as well. I put everything back together and torqued the bolts to spec, as well as following the timing marks. Now the kick starter won't budge, it feels like something is in the way when I push down. I didn't try to force it because I don't want to damage anything. This bike has low hours and has been taken care of. I'd rather fix this myself than take it anywhere so I can learn from it, any help would be appreciated. I can attach images if needed
  21. The question is simple. Will plastics off a 2009 yz250f bolt onto a 2006 yz250f?
  22. I have a 2008 ktm 250sxf and I'm having a lot of problems with it. I missed yesterday's race because it wouldn't run right. It's idling really rough. Every few kicks it will back fire really loud when I get it to run it will idle rough and when I give it gas it will bog then when I release the gas it will rev high and is hard to come down. I will give it the smallest bit of throttle and it will stick at a really high idle and I have to rev it hard and quick a few times for it to come back down. When I put it in gear and try to ride it slowly it just tries to take off and it doesn't even feel like a high idle. I have to ride the front and rear breaks for it to not take off. I can let off the throttle and put it up to 6th gear and it still keeps going. I just had the entire top end replaced. Cylinder piston rings etc. I cleaned the carb several times cleaned all of the jets and still nothing. Replaced the throttle cable even disconnected it and still nothing. If I disconnect the throttle positioning sensor it runs a little better but is still pretty rough. I used a multimeter to test the tps and it seems fine other than when it's at "idle" it's at 1.14 on 20k I give it a little gas and it sticks at 1.17 until I rev it hard a few times. No idea what it could be. Needle and seat seem fine I'm stumped on it. Please help!
  23. Ok guys i have a 03 250f witch 5 gear is out..if you put it in 5th you can feel it grab but soon as you put a load on it it kicks out. I tore the motor down and i put all new parts in.now the shifter feels funky and i dont have neutral and the gears feel as if i put it together wrong.. Has anyone ever did a yz250f trans there self and were successful
  24. Hey guys, looking for some input. I have an 06 yz250f that blew up. The connecting rod broke and destroyed the Piston, cylinder, and the bottom end cases. Needless to say I'll also need a new crank. My 3 options are rebuild with used parts and sell it, part it out, or spend a lot more money and rebuild with all aftermarket parts. Just wondering what anyone thinks is my best option
  25. Hey, internet. I am rebuilding a 2009 Yamaha yz250f. I bought it blown up from another guy. I took the motor out of the bike for ease of rebuilding. The head was destroyed so it got a brand new head, entire valvetrain, cams, piston, new spark plug, and I honed the cylinder. Once I got everything back together, I put it in the bike. I hooked up all the electronic plugs to the bike and timed the motor then. No start. I talked to a couple guys and they thought I might have been off 180 degrees on my timing, so i took the cams out, rotated the motor over once, then reinstalled the cams. Still no start. I tried the old spark plug, no start. I put the plug in the ignition coil out of the bike and it made a good spark, on both plugs. I also have a 2007 Yamaha wr250f with the same motor, tried the ignition coil off that, no start. I reshimmed the valves, I might have had a too big shim leaving the valve slightly open. No start still. I've retimed the motor about 5 times now, with no success. I also went through and cleaned the carb. As of now I don't have the air filter on it. I opened the throttle all the way and gave it some starting fluid to get at least one fire. Still nothing. I got a bit of gas and dumped it down the spark plug hole, nothing. I haven't had one single fire since rebuilding it. I'm out of ideas, any suggestions?
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