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View Poll Results: 2 Stroke or 4 Stroke for all around bike from motocross to freestyle
2 Stroke 20 52.63%
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:00 PM   #1
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2 Stroke or 4 Stroke.

Bike will be used for basicall everything from trails to motocross. Just wondering what the crowd thinks would be a better choice.

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Old 05-17-2011, 11:02 PM   #2
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imho, 2 strokes for the sole fact of the top end rebuilds being so cheap compared to the 4 chokes.

i have both 4 strokes and 2 strokes and i have alot more fun on my 2 stroke..

they are so easy to maintain!
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:06 PM   #3
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While riding a Banshee is the most fun I've had on a 4wheeler, it's only happy being ridden hard. Cruising around just doesn't do it.
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As many strokes it takes to get the job done!
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2t unless it's 75% motocross track or more.
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2t unless it's 75% motocross track or more.
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:11 AM   #7
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:16 AM   #8
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Two stroke all the way. I sold my 250 2T to get a 450 4t, and have regretted that decision ever since.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:19 AM   #9
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:26 AM   #10
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Only reason I would get a 4-stroke would be if I was competing (seriously) in moto-cross races. Like Sandman said, if it's not for mostly moto-cross, then 2stk all the way.

I'm so sick of adjusting valves. Oh wait, I don't have any.
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Well I'm glad I got the 4 stroke for starting out on the trails. I'm sure I would have learned great clutch control however there's no way I would have been confident enough to keep it rev'd up enough on the trails to stay in the power band.

I find the 4stroke i got does everything well and has plenty of bottom and mid end which is what I use for my speeds on the trails and on the track.
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4 stroke for small play bikes. 2 stroke for big power / low maintenance / low cost. 4 stroke for dirt competition or motard use where huge HP really is a concern.
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:39 PM   #13
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Looking to get back into Dirt bikes. Still curious what we should look into 2 or 4 strokes. Im leaning more and more to 2 stroke the more i think about it.

Anyone around the college station area ride?
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This bike pulls harder than a 250 4T.
Sell you my 2000 cr250 2T, Just took it out today. It runs great.It's a lot of bike.
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This bike pulls harder than a 250 4T.
Sell you my 2000 cr250 2T, Just took it out today. It runs great.It's a lot of bike.
Wish i had the cash, i gotta sell this truck first. Hopefully i sell this truck soon so i can get a bike in really good condition.
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Old 12-18-2011, 10:52 PM   #16
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Is there a dirtbike forum around houston area?
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Old 12-19-2011, 08:57 AM   #17
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This is one of those subjects that gets beaten to death. 2 stroke and 4 strokes feel very different but at the end of the day, you will have a blast on both bikes. I've been riding dirt bike all my life and raced for years. For racing, 4 strokes make it a bit easier to go fast on the track with less effort. BUT, my next bike will be a CR250 2 stroke for the sole reason of easy and cheap engine rebuilds. replacing a 4 stroke top end. That's not even considering if you fry it and have to replace more than you should on a regular rebuild.

I grew up on 2 strokes and I love the characteristics of the powerband, the sound and the smell of the exhaust. Puts a smile on the my face. 4 strokes also make me feel warm and fuzzy especially when it comes to the MX track. You really can't go wrong with either engine choice when selecting a bike.

As always, i'd recommend going with a Honda as a first choice with Yamaha as a close 2nd. Take care of your bike (washing and cleaning your air filter after every ride), change the oil with synthetic after every handful of rides and your bike will last for a long time to come.
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KDOG nailed it...


I raced for almost 17 yrs. All on 2 stroke bikes. I had a mean CR250 and love that beast. Sold it after a crash in 2005 that ended my MX racing. I have to agree, the HONDA dirt bikes are monsters. I have videos of the ol 2 stroke roosting 4 strokes and it was classic. My son raced 4 strokes, he has had many bikes and last was sold to a MH member. I say for a trail/forest bike with occasional track, get a thumper... If you are hitting the track 3-4 days a week like i did, id buy another 2stroke in a minute.
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Clark, texas sandman might have his KTM 300 2T for sale. It is a nice bike.
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