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Old 01-19-2010, 03:19 PM   #21
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250 four stroke...less maintenance......what about Splendora...is that track still open
there's always oil changes and air filter cleaning no matter if you are on a 2 or a 4.

what maintenance are you talking about? i must mention that at a time, i had both, and the 2-stroke is far less of a headache.
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there's always oil changes and air filter cleaning no matter if you are on a 2 or a 4.

what maintenance are you talking about? i must mention that at a time, i had both, and the 2-stroke is far less of a headache.
I was wondering the same thing....my 2t runs flawless, unless I break it doing something stupid...other than routine maint. this thing has been a breeze to own.
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I say 2 stroke as well. i liked my thumper when i had it but man it sure was easay maintaining the 2 stroke. After every ride i changed the air filter and cleaned the used one, put the clean 1 in a baggie oiled up and ready. Changed the oil every 3rd ride. or after every race day. Top end 160 bucks and done in 3 hours, new clutch kit at the track in 45 min..... I say 2 stroke
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:44 PM   #24
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there's always oil changes and air filter cleaning no matter if you are on a 2 or a 4.

what maintenance are you talking about? i must mention that at a time, i had both, and the 2-stroke is far less of a headache.
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I was wondering the same thing....my 2t runs flawless, unless I break it doing something stupid...other than routine maint. this thing has been a breeze to own.
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I say 2 stroke as well. i liked my thumper when i had it but man it sure was easay maintaining the 2 stroke. After every ride i changed the air filter and cleaned the used one, put the clean 1 in a baggie oiled up and ready. Changed the oil every 3rd ride. or after every race day. Top end 160 bucks and done in 3 hours, new clutch kit at the track in 45 min..... I say 2 stroke

+1 to all of that.. As a beginner getting into MX, you will benefit from a 125 2-stroker. Simple maintenance, easy to work on, plenty of power even if you want to get into racing. You will be very happy with one.
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:02 PM   #25
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plus, when dbuck, on his 2-stroke, and I, on my thumper, get to the trails, whose bike is always running first?

not because mine runs poorly, it just wants a few more kicks for love.
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I just say 4 stroke because when I raced the 4 stroke would hold up longer as long as you kept up maintenance. I started on a CR-125 and was having to change top ends a lot. My brother had a
yz250F that he rode about 10 times then quit so I started racing it. Felt like it had about the same power stock as my 2 smoke had with a little work done. Also only had to break motor down once due to a crank bearing issue. Other then that no headaches. It never let me down in a race where as I can remember a race at Oak Hill and a race at 3 Palms where my top end on my two stroke took a dump during a race. Only plus side to 2 stroke is they are simple to work on I guess
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I just say 4 stroke because when I raced the 4 stroke would hold up longer as long as you kept up maintenance. I started on a CR-125 and was having to change top ends a lot. My brother had a
yz250F that he rode about 10 times then quit so I started racing it. Felt like it had about the same power stock as my 2 smoke had with a little work done. Also only had to break motor down once due to a crank bearing issue. Other then that no headaches. It never let me down in a race where as I can remember a race at Oak Hill and a race at 3 Palms where my top end on my two stroke took a dump during a race. Only plus side to 2 stroke is they are simple to work on I guess
Not always true.. I started really racing on my old CR125 as well. I raced every weekend and rode easily 2 times a week practice at a track. I had that bike for almost 5 years and only replaced the top end once (didn't blow it) just did it for the of it. Also, i only had to replace the clutch once.

In my experience a 4-stroke top end should generally hold up a little longer than a 2stroke. Realistically you would replace a top end more frequently on a 2 stroke over a 4 stroke. BUT, a 2-stroke is cheaper and way easier. When you blow a top end on a 4-stroke get ready to spend some money more ofthen then not. Powerwise, a 4-stroke will give you the advantage on the track. I will always be a 2-stroke fan but i love the 4-strokes. Now a days the 4-strokes have the low, mid and ripping top end while the 2-stroke may have some low end, come alive in the mid and have a ripping top end. The 2-stroke IMO is the way to go for a beginner in MX. Fun, cheap and easy.

As always, i will recommend using a quality full synthetic oil too. Amsoil or Motul FTW!
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:26 PM   #28
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I can agree not all bikes are the same. I might have had a lemon lol. I just know I went through a bunch of top ends on my 2 stroke and only had the one prob on the 4 stroke. Just my personal experience. Also liked the 4 stroke more because of the power all the way through the gear where as on the 2 stroke you had to stay on it to keep it up in the power band. I guess on a 4 stroke you can be a little more lazy. But 2 strokes are tons of fun and cheaper/easier to work on. Guess just depends on what you want. I need to start riddin again. All this talk is givin me the itch. I used to live out at Highlands.
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oh also on a side note.......2 strokes are way easier to start back up if you wad up and the bike dies. If you have been runnin a 4 stroke hard for a lil while and wad up and it dies, starting it can sometimes be more work then runnin a 30 min moto lol
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I can agree not all bikes are the same. I might have had a lemon lol. I just know I went through a bunch of top ends on my 2 stroke and only had the one prob on the 4 stroke. Just my personal experience. Also liked the 4 stroke more because of the power all the way through the gear where as on the 2 stroke you had to stay on it to keep it up in the power band. I guess on a 4 stroke you can be a little more lazy. But 2 strokes are tons of fun and cheaper/easier to work on. Guess just depends on what you want. I need to start riddin again. All this talk is givin me the itch. I used to live out at Highlands.
exactly.. I've got a real bad itch for another MX bike.. i'm about to itch a hole right through my wallet.
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Do you have to wear full gear to ride the mini track? Their website says boots, pants, gloves, helmet, but that picture shows otherwise.
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Do you have to wear full gear to ride the mini track? Their website says boots, pants, gloves, helmet, but that picture shows otherwise.
Minimal a helmet.. Not strickly enforced to wear full gear on the mini track by any means. Not any of the times i've been on it anyways.
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Do you have to wear full gear to ride the mini track? Their website says boots, pants, gloves, helmet, but that picture shows otherwise.
I've bombed that track(and the river track) 100's of times in the gear pictured above. . .I've also been escorted to the gate for doing the same thing. it really depends on who's watching. . .
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