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Old 05-19-2009, 04:02 PM
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I am 16 and way too big for my sx85 big wheel that I havent used in a year and need to upgrade. I was wondering if i should get a 125 or a 250f. I am not the most experienced rider in the world, and wanna know if it were to be wise to get a 250f. I would only use the bike at the local practice track.




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Old 05-19-2009, 05:19 PM
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Go with the 250f, 4 strokes are awsome. I'm 5'7" and 160 lbs and i have a 03 yz250f and i love it. ..... but im getting a 450 in a few months woo hoo
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Im about 5"6 130 pounds and 14 years old and my 250 was nice but a pain. It was hard to start because of compresion. It was nice but a cr 125 will go just as fast, its light weight, easier to maintain, and alot cheaper.
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If I had my choice I'd get the 250F, but I don't care for 2-stroke power. Call me lazy

But in the end get the one you can afford.
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Woody,2 strokes kick !$%$#$%,But I agree with you here 250f would be the ticket!!...Jerry
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if you like maintenance go with the 4 stroke
125s dont have alot of power my kx 85 could beat one in powerband
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Kawadude,You need to step up an get beyound the 85...Just my 2 sense worth....Jerry
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is there a big difference in power? cos my dads saying i wont be able to control a 250f
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125s dont have alot of power my kx 85 could beat one in powerband
I don't know who's 125s you run against but I'd like to place a large wager on that....

The 125s would be a logical transition from an 85. The biggest thing to get used to would be the additional weight and physical size of the bike, but it's an easy transition to make. Riding a 125 competetively is a lot of work and these days, the effort just doesn't pay.

BUT - moving to a 250F would likely be a better decision. The four stroke is a lot easier to ride and makes much more managable power. You will have to alter your riding style as the rules for riding a 4-stroke are different from riding a 2-stroke.

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not to get off topic but witch is better the 2 stroke 125 or 2 stroke 250 for a rider about 5'6 and 140 pounds
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A neighbor of mine that is 15 and weighs about 140 just bought a 2000 YZ125. I went with him to buy it since he wanted to make sure he didn't get taken (he and his father are new to the motorcycle scene) and I can tell you that after riding it, it is a great bike.

The power was actually really fun, and man talk about lite. That thing doesn't weigh much at all. Granted, I'm a lot bigger than most of you (220), but it had plenty of umph to move me around just fine.

He only paid $1050 for it as well. Which means he spent about half of what a good 250F would have cost. I wouldn't think twice about getting a 125 2-stroke for my kids when they get old enough.
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i was contemplating getting a 250f too, but then i got my cr 125. Put it this way, if your the type who likes to sit at home saturday nights and watch the history channel and eat popcorn by yourself, get a 250f. If ya like to go out partyin' get a 125!!! Im in love with the craziness of 2 strokes now!!! definetely get one and youll be hooked!!!
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