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Old 08-02-2017, 04:44 AM
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Hi, I currently have a 2012 KX450F and I am a advanced rider, I have riden 4 strokes most of my life and never really thought of getting a 2 stroke but at the moment I have the chance to swap my 450 for a 2014 YZ250 2 Stroke, what do you guys think I should do, I have riden a few 2 strokes and quite liked them but i just can't decide, any advice?
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Old 08-02-2017, 08:30 AM
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Ride what you like. The power delivery of a 4 stroke is generally much more linear and predictable, while the 2 stroke can produce a more violent "hit".

I ride a 2 stroke because I can rebuild the entire motor for the cost of rebuilding the head on a 4 stroke. However, proper preventative maintenance on a 4 stroke keeps the risk of that low. I don't want to be stuck with a $1200 + rebuild on my hands.
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Thanks for the advise, I currently have 2 weeks to decide so I'll see what happens. If I do decide to go for the 250 do you think I'll be missing anything on the 450 apart from the torque? Thanks
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:56 AM
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Yeah you will be missing about 15lbs

What kind of riding do you do? Yz will kick you in the pants and keep you on your toes, but for most Mx tracks I've ridden if you can't carry your speed you will suffer clearing longer leaps straight out of turns. Four strokes allow you to make up for that with a quick pull up the face where momentum is the key on the yz. That's why I sold my yz and ride 4 strokes now. I'm old and lazy and I suck at right hand turns. Don't know why that is really... blastem left handers and goofy right handers ..anyway..I guess it's winter in Aus now eh? Lucky bastid.
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you will be gaining more more in your wallet .
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:32 AM
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At least one of each, that's my suggestion
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