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Old 04-27-2006, 01:07 AM
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alright my chick wants a quad. I was looking into a mid 80's 250 4 stroke and was going to spend around $2000. I found 06 trx250ex's for $3300 out the door. Why are these so cheap? The whole purpose of this new quad would be for her to putt along on easy trails and get the younger family members out to the desert and cruise the quad. I'd like it to have a little bit of power and it looks like it's a 229cc motor..... sounds weak to me.... Whats your opinion on this quad or what should i look into? I already tried for a 450 and told her she would grow into it but that didn't work, so one with manageable power is whats needed.
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:02 AM
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The 250ex is a great beginner quad. There are going for a good price and they hold their value. Look around in a cycle trader and see what used one's are going for. Suzuki also has a little 250 that is a blast! I bought one for the wife and I think I have more fun on it then she does. The top speed isn't very good on them however; it is plenty fast for trail riding and still easy for beginners to ride.
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Old 04-27-2006, 12:43 PM
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you could buy some used z/kfx/dvx - 400s for around 3-3500 as i have seen
im told they are "manageable" and lots of fun without having "too much" power

def with a thumb throttle it doesnt seem to be very hard to keep good control over the power of a quad -- perhaps you should take the wife for a test run on a 400? hell go for the 450 maybe shell love it

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Old 04-27-2006, 01:52 PM
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i think you should get a EX400 for her
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:58 PM
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$3300 out the door? What else can you buy for $3300? Nada. I'd pull the trigger on that one.
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Old 04-27-2006, 06:56 PM
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You should be able to find a nice 01 02 warrior for about 2500 and that would better suite her. Not sure how she is about things but all the women in our family started out small and moved up quick. My aunt had a warrior and now has a 400 ex my sister had a warrior and is now looking for a 400ex. The 250ex is just to gutless. Trust me if you ride it and you will from time to time you will not be satisfied with a 250 the 350 is slow compared to most bikes guys ride but still yet enough to not be completly disgusted.
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:31 PM
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thanks for the inputs, 'm not happy at all with buying a little 250. If it's anything bigger she will not ride it. It sucks because i know we can get a 450 and she would be able to control it, but it's the number that scares her and she's extremely stubborn and is afraid she will get hurt. I'm afraid of buying an older one now if i can get her in a new one and be done with it. I don't want to inherit someone elses problems. I do know she will want to go faster but either way i look at it i'm screwed. I guess tahts what my 450 is for.

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buy the 450 order the oem 250 sticker kit


prob solved
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Old 04-28-2006, 04:26 AM
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but it's the number that scares her and she's extremely stubborn and is afraid she will get hurt..
hmm my solution get an older 250r lol same number but tons faster , jk of course
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alright my chick wants a quad. I was looking into a mid 80's 250 4 stroke and was going to spend around $2000. I found 06 trx250ex's for $3300 out the door. Why are these so cheap? The whole purpose of this new quad would be for her to putt along on easy trails and get the younger family members out to the desert and cruise the quad. I'd like it to have a little bit of power and it looks like it's a 229cc motor..... sounds weak to me.... Whats your opinion on this quad or what should i look into? I already tried for a 450 and told her she would grow into it but that didn't work, so one with manageable power is whats needed.
personally, for me startin out, my first quad i bought was a 350 warrior. it was real easy for me to learn to ride an didnt take me long to get the hang of it. after ridin it for bout 2yrs, i'm now lookin for a 400ex.
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a 250ex is a good starter machine, the LT250, 350's, are also good starters. even though a 400 is bigger, faster, and way better, they are also good starters. "AS LONG AS SHE CAN USE A CLUTCH!" if any trouble in that area, the auto clutch that comes with the 250ex will be perfect. start, put in gear, and go. very little shifting and darn near bullet proof... just use the right oil
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:41 PM
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ok, we wnt back and forth... a 450 quad will not be sitting in the garage nor a 400. I tried for the 350 and even then it turned into... ".... you have your 450 now i will get whatever i want and it will be a 250." I said ok and did some research... "how about a 200cc?" We went to hahm and looked at all the 250's They seemed bulky... then we went to the 200 and boom she loved it. Small and seemed like it would be easy to control.... She doesn't mind about the clutch or the shifting. Price was the cheapest there too. I then told her it was a 2 stroke and it'll be a little peppier then the trx... She likes it. So, i'm in the market for a yamaha blaster. I went through atvtrader and found a bunch for 2-3k. looks like thats what we'll get, my aunt wants at least 1 for her kids to try out and see if they like it.


So, my question is.... anybody ever been on a blaster? What did you like/dislike? WIll this toss her on her ***?

I figure with stock set up it should be easily controlled, then when she gets braver we slap on a new pipe/silencer and rejet it. How does that sound?
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Old 04-30-2006, 08:55 PM
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I've ridden several blasters...

The first thing I noticed is that they are light, the short wheelbase feels kinda funky to me and definitely underpowered. Of course, then I remembered it was a 200...so it was fine. Seriously, I think the blaster is probably a great starter quad. I seriously doubt it'll toss her on her backside. The suspension in stock form is a little lame, but it can be lived with. As she gets more aggressive though, I think she'll want it set up for her. They're so reasonable though and being a two-stroke, should be fairly cheap to maintain and rebuid if needed. BTW, I was riding in the desert at the time (dunno if that matters to you or not)

JMO, for what it's worth.
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Old 04-30-2006, 09:33 PM
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Not bad bikes for women and children. The only problems i can think of with them is oil injection needs to be blocked off and premix your gas. And they went through reeds. They all of a sudden wont pull but will idle find its the reeds they crack on most of them if they are still factory. Other than that enjoy. And if it becomes to small you can always look into a vito's 240cc kit and that will bring it up. Enjoy shopping.
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thats a def no on tossing her on her *** unless she revs it to the moon, dumps the clutch and leans back
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blasters are a great quad! i owned a 2003 and raced it against 250'rs and 450 and was able to keep up pretty good. well, once i got to be a good rider and had some $ put into it. the power is great and only matched by what the rider is capable of. plenty of power to pull up hills, get in and out of mud, as long as its not a big ditch like me LOL adding a Toomey pipe and silencer gave me a considerable amount of power increase as well as a great bumble bee sound. adding a set of aftermarket heel gaurds is a great idea as well. if there are not any on that is. the plastic ones seem to break kinda easy. there is only a little rubber bushing that holds them in. i didnt like this so i zip tied them to the steel foot rest. worked good till i kicked it alot i would look into some new reeds, clean the carb real good, and possibly remove the oil injection like quadfather said. if that goes out on you, bye bye motor. its a cheap investment that will save you tons!
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Old 05-01-2006, 12:42 AM
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cool, it sounds like the blaster is a decent quad.

Now the good news. HA HA HA HA. If you remember my previous post about taking my cousins out to the desert and they stayed in the trailer the whole time.... She wants them to be more outdoorsy so she is buying the first quad. We are going to look at 1 tomorrow, she'll buy and my chick and will take them out this weekend. That will give her a chance to hop on and see how it is before we drop the money. The one we are going to look at is an 02 bone stock, black nose with white plastics, green sticker. Looks decent. $2500 obo. new ones are 3299 msrp so i think if my chick likes this one then we'll just go get an 06. Anybody going to be in lucerne? I'm anxious to get back on my kx, i'm ordering my stabilizer, sprocket, and new throttle tomorrow.
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Old 05-01-2006, 12:43 AM
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oh also it looks like my aunt still wants the trx250ex becuase of the auto clutch and electric starter. We went to hahm and they didn't have any so we still haven't personally seen them. Supposed to be a new body style for 06?
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Old 05-01-2006, 12:49 AM
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if she wont go over 250cc's mabet get her a 250r!!

a blaster would probley be a good starters quad, i rode my uncles all the time tell some one stole it the other week
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Old 05-12-2006, 12:21 AM
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alright, hopefully we'll be getting this quad soon. We really like the blaster (the white one), and the price for a brand new one is very nice. NOW, i was looking through atv trader online and i almost crapped my pants. http://adcache.atvtraderonline.com/5/6/5/84104165.htm Is that sick or what? I am checking to make sure they still have one but has anyone seen these? Anyone know about how many of these there are? $3399 OTD is looking pretty nice in my book. It's between the blaster and the trx250ex.... hmmm.
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