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Found 37 results

  1. Dirtysdad

    Kawasaki KX250F (2015)

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    Bike is awesome! Kid loves it. Especially the oversized front brake.(stock). Need to put some Michelin's on her.A Yoshimura slip-on,(we ride in the limited class)and Factory Connection suspension.<br />
  2. JGlaze

    Kawasaki KX250F (2013)

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    Making my decision to purchase this green machine was influenced by its solid results in the shootouts, as well as good reviews from local riders who had experience with the KX250F. It was purchased in the winter of 2014 as a left over 2013 model year for a great OTD price. The current 2016 KX250F is basically the same bike as the one in this review, but with some new bells and whistles. There is a start mode, adjustable foot pegs, and adjustable handle bar mounts. The “bling” on the motor is now green instead of blue, but you get the picture. Same frame, engine, and suspension. Once I got the bike home, it went into my basement to stay nice and warm for the remainder of that winter. The black triple clamps and blue anodized engine plugs really pop out as a pretty cool look for a stock bike. Although it looks nice while new, I am not a huge fan of so much black plastic. Once it scratches it looks old real quick. This is nothing a can of Maxima SC1, and a new set of graphics can’t fix. I guess I’m just old school and like the brand color to be more prevalent on the bike. As with any bike brand, you will save yourself a TON of future headache’s by doing some basic preventative maintenance before you take it out for that first ride. This not only ensures that your bike is ready for a long life of use, it also familiarizes you with how the bike is put together for future reference. One of the more common threads in the thumper talk forum’s refers to people snapping the chain adjustment bolts in the swing arm, or having major bearing issues due to lack of maintenance in the steering head for example. I striped the bike down and greased the entire chassis and wheel’s to prepare it for its first ride with Maxima water proof grease. I unplugged all of the wiring plugs on the harness, and added die electric grease to all of the connections. While the swing arm was off the bike, I removed the chain adjustment bolts to add anti seize, and grease to the threads. Once that was done I reassembled the bike and was set to ride! Engine The power of this bike really impressed me when compared to my last 250F which was a 06 Honda. I am a big fan of the new FI technology. FI gives me a lot more confidence knowing that the bike isn't going to bog when landing from big jumps. I had to adjust the valves at about 20 hours, but nothing out of the ordinary has gone wrong. I primarily ride with the white coupler on the MX tracks. The bike wakes up and produces a lot of excitement right off of idle. The power just seems to be more aggressive with this setting everywhere, and I prefer it on all the MX tracks I ride. Maybe if I went out west and rode a sun baked track, concrete hard surface I could see trying a mellower coupler. The bike gives a great tractable power in the woods with the black coupler installed. The trails around here are really tight/rocky/root's/steep, if the trails you ride are a bit faster with less rocks such as a GNCC type environment, you can leave the green or white coupler on. Suspension Handling The stock Showa SFF suspension is pretty good, although I don't have experience with the other brands to compare it too. I found that a few clicks out on the compression and rebound really calmed the front end down on the execration bumps on medium to hard terrain tracks that have a lot of small chatter bumps. At softer tracks like Southwick and even Winchester Speed Park, going in a quarter turn on the high speed, a click or 2 in from stock on the comp/rebound, and lowering the forks in the clamps so they were flush gave me great results when staying on top of the large soft rollers. I would still get an occasional weird kick or deflection from the fork from time to time however. At 20 hours I sent off the suspension to Factory Connection for are valve for my weight and ability (30+ B MX rider, 172lb). With 7 hours on the bike since I got the suspension back, I have been pleased with the changes. Using the easy to understand info sheet, I have been able to make changes based on the varying terrain and conditions with amazing results. I really notice a difference with how well the bike charges over the bumps with confidence. Doing a re-valve is one of the first things I would recommend doing with this suspension setup! The stock MX51 tires from Dunlap were not ideal for my local New England terrain, but I kept them on for about the first 7 hours. The only place I had a good feeling out of the MX51's was at Rocky Hill, CT when the track got hard packed and blue grooved late on a summer day. Unless you are riding in those conditions exclusively I would highly recommend that you change them out to Dunlap MX32's. The bike has a much better feel with those tires and I am very pleased with them so far in all conditions. Overall impression and opinion Overall, I am happy with this bike. I have really enjoyed riding it and would recommend it if you are in the market for a 250F MX bike. The light feel of the bike makes it easy to throw around. Sometimes it takes a tad more effort to initiate turns, but you quickly get used to that trait. On the other end of the spectrum, the bike is extremely stable in a straight line giving a sense of comfort which allows you to push as hard as you want to over rough straightaways. Add ons: The stock skid plate was swapped out with an Acerbic off road plastic unit which I am extremely impressed with. All it takes is 2 bolts to remove for easy cleaning and protection. Works Connection radiator braces were installed when new, along with an hour meter. I grew up in the 90's and always admired the look of the KX's of the day which influenced my purchase of the One Industries 93 retro graphic kit and seat cover. As stated above, I went with a Factory Connection re valve. Thanks for reading!
  3. Theeebalz

    Kawasaki KX250 (1998)

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    so far i like it. got a TON of extra parts with it. has ALOT of internal and external extras on the bike, and it needs to be polished up and pretty
  4. Nusk450x

    Honda CRF450X (2008)

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    Great bike plenty of power good suspension from stock a little soft but still capable the bike benefits from a good pipe, re-jet and airbox mods and springs for your weight!! Overall great trail riders bike and great platform for racing bike
  5. crash220

    Yamaha YZ450FX (2016)

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    I love it so far, the tranny is awesome for offroad and the Rekluse makes everything easier!The "hit" off the bottom is abrupt and is a handful in tight single track. This can be taken away through re-mapping or a after market exhaust.
  6. harleydgriffith

    Honda CRF250X (2006)

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    This was my first dirt bike, after a lifetime with ATV's. It scared the crap out of me many times in the first few years. Now that I've gotten used to offroading on 2 wheels I'm finally doing some power upgrades.<br /><br />Love my CRF 250x.
  7. DTM Industries

    Yamaha YZ450FX (2017)

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    I just got the bike but just riding it on the street and cruzing around the block this bike is sooo smooth and it just amazing! I'm almost speechless! Every old bike iv ever bought and had to put thousands of dollars into it to make it remotely close to this bike out of the box bone stock!
  8. Hi, I'm looking to put some braces on the radiators of my 14 y450. I'm looking at either the work connections guards or the Enduro engineering guards. I'm only riding at the track and I don't care much about the devol or flatland ones. Out of those 2 (wc and ee), which ones would you recommend? Thanks.
  9. mebgardner

    KTM 690 Enduro R (2017)

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    I've added over $4k of modifications to this cycle shortly after purchasing it. I'm intending this cycle to be a dual sport in purpose, and a USA BDR rider in particular. So, it will see freeway roads and speeds in excess of 75 MPH with hours of seat time slabbing it. It will also see sketchy two track and possible some single track, mud and for sure, some deep sand. So, *lots* of different conditions will be in view during the build, and as you consider the mods I make, please keep in mind my purpose for this cycle. Everything is a trade off, a compromise. Including cost. For instance, I did not / will not add a Rally tower or Rally type lighting. It's just too darned expensive for my purpose. But, I *am* big on protecting the cycle from hits and drops. So, I build out a layered approach to protection, with an eye on weight since I'll have to pick it up when I drop it. I'm also big on protecting *me* in these various environments. I can do something about the (my) body protection with various clothing armor pieces. I try to be seen, too. So, I'm big on lighting up the front, back and sides because drivers need to see me as best as I can make that happen. Sure, BDR riding does not need all that lighting. But, getting there and connecting the trail bits via roads *does* need it. So, it's on there. I referenced a lot of other folk's builds, picking out the pieces that I thought would be beneficial without adding too much weight, cost, or just too "blingy" for my taste. Kudos to Rocky Mountain ATV.com, and ADVPulse.com for their build descriptions. I also bought from KTM Twins.com, but I'm not very happy with that experience (returns take forever, and they dinged me for a lot of cash, for doing it). Probably not buying from them, if I can help it, anymore. Have a look...
  10. Pfrimweiser

    Yamaha WR450F (2008)

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    Good vehicle with plenty of power. Probably wasn't the best for a beginner but it gets 'er done.
  11. mschiltz

    KTM 250 XC-W (2013)

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    I've had this bike for two months now. With a healing knee and a few feet of snow outside, I haven't been able to ride it yet. What I know so far is that the Enduro Engineering debris deflectors, radiator braces and clutch cylinder guard install really well. Putting around the block, this thing has some nice POP considering my last bike was a 250F. On the down side, engine vibrations seem to eminate quite a bit through the handlebars and foot pegs; and the KTM Powerparts aluminum skid plate is completely bogus! The whole thing is a pain in the ass to install and the mounting hooks don't even fit (skid plate is currently being held on by 2/3 of the hardware), I see myself getting a better one in the future. Aside from that, beautiful bike!
  12. yzyamaha250

    Yamaha YZ250F (2015)

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    In love with the bike, the power, handling, looks. Everything. Got the red white colour but like the star racing bikes so got new plastics and graphics kit.
  13. XTrainerChuck

    Beta Xtrainer 300 (2016)

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    Motor and weight 5 stars. Suspension and stability 1 star.
  14. CSAR FE

    Yamaha YZ450F (2016)

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    Great motor and great suspension. The bike handles a bit different than anything else I've ridden, which I attribute to Yamaha's centralization of mass. From my experience, this bike's ability to corner and not hop out of ruts is heavily dependent on your body position on the bike. Overall, I love this thing.
  15. Dhuey92

    Honda CRF450R (2013)

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    Amazing bike. First FI bike, not missing the carb one bit. Clean manageable power. Had some flame out issues when I first got it, but after adding a Yoshi exhaust and getting the ECU remapped by Toyko mods that issue is gone. Ditched the Dunlops MX51s and went with MX32s and couldn't be happier. Love it so much I had to go all out making it a one of a kind. Tore it completely apart and got the frame, swingarm, skid plate, rad braces, and triple clamps anodized black.
  16. Starvin_Martin

    Honda CR250R (2001)

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    My old gal, I will take her to my grave so I have no problems spending time and money on her.
  17. sheikyurbouti

    Husqvarna TE 300 (2017)

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    2stroke 300s are a separate class and enjoy a colorul history of being "almost perfect". The 2017 TE300 is no exception. There was a lot of worry about how the new suspension would perform since in past years components didn't perform up to expectations until after an expensive re-valve - adding to the already premium cost of the bike. The new Xplor forks and DCC link shock work very well with stock settings - and no one has reported (yet) how they perform AFTER break-in. The jetting sucks. You'll get close with the selection shipped with the bike, closer with jets you'll buy but jdjetting.com has a kit that works LIKE THE OEM SHOULD and will save you the owner/tuner much effort. 5 stars minus 1 for rich jetting and incorrect selection to get you there.
  18. thebob_za

    KTM 250 XC-W (2017)

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    My previous bike was a 2016 KTM 250 XC-W. The 250cc two stroke just works for me, so it is no surprise that the 2017 model fits me like a glove. 6 hours done and the following things stand out: The motor - smooth and with almost no vibrations. It also needs less clutch work than the 2017 model and seems less prone to stalling. The size - the bike feels much smaller and compact than the previous model. I'm 5'8" and feel much more able to boss the bike around. The handling - the bike reacts very well to steering inputs and remains planted at speed and whilst going slowly The components - the clutch is light. The tires are good. The plastics are tough. The saddle is comfy. And the downsides: Suspension is soft. I'm 77kg (170lbs) without gear and I'll probably need the next stiffer springs The carb is unknown amoungst KTM owners and is not as easy to set up as the old Keihin. The reeds don't seal 100%. I sanded the cage and got the reeds to seal a bit better. Makes a big difference. So far I a really liking this bike. Some suspension work, maybe a Lectron carb and some vForce4 reeds and it'll be perfect
  19. bc44

    Kawasaki KX250F (2012)

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    This is my 2012 KX250f.. Factory connection suspension, Yoshi carbon fiber full exhaust. Too much list. This bike is a real monster.
  20. lugi45

    Yamaha YZ250F (2015)

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    Best bike I've ever had. It's a beast.
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