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Old 11-17-2007, 08:24 PM   #21
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Tom... depending on what type of riding you plan on doing with it, here's my suggestions.

MX riding... CRF250
Trail riding... CRF250, CRF250x, or WR250
Motard... CRF450

If you plan on mainly doing trails like you mentioned in your first post... stay away from the bigger bikes. The extra weight and HP won't be needed.
yeah, I'm mostly gonna be doing trail riding.
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the 450R weighs less than the 250X. I'm assuming because of the extra hardware like electric start and lights that the X model carry. The 450X weighs 50 lbs. more than the 450R , but I like the electric start and wide ratio tranny. I doubt either one of the X models would be any good for a motard due to the extra weight.

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...Surprisingly, the 450R weighs less than the 250X. I'm assuming because of the extra hardware like electric start and lights that the X model carry. The 450X weighs 50 lbs. more than the 450R , but I like the electric start...
Ask BC how much weight he'd be willing to add on for a "magic button" on the trail.
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Old 11-17-2007, 08:37 PM   #24
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Thanks to all you that are offering me to ride your bikes. Thats awefully generous of you guys and gals. Cliff, I can't remember where Martin said you guys were riding, but I'd love to tag along. Guess I need to pick up some MX gear somewhere ehh.
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Old 11-17-2007, 08:41 PM   #25
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Ask BC how much weight he'd be willing to add on for a "magic button" on the trail.
Yeah, thats what got me looking at the X models also. My right ankle is still kinda weak from my accident and I don't wanna be jumping up and down on it too much, but with the MX boots, it probably would'nt bother me all that much.
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Yeah, thats what got me looking at the X models also. My right ankle is still kinda weak from my accident and I don't wanna be jumping up and down on it too much, but with the MX boots, it probably would'nt bother me all that much.
With mine, it was a matter of learning the bike and its nuances. The first week I had it, I went out and tried almost every day for 15-20 minutes with no luck for the entire week. Now it's a one kick process most of the time; two if the bike is cold.
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yeah, I'm mostly gonna be doing trail riding.
Surprisingly,
the 450R weighs less than the 250X. I'm assuming because of the extra hardware like electric start and lights that the X model carry. The 450X weighs 50 lbs. more than the 450R , but I like the electric start and wide ratio tranny. I doubt either one of the X models would be any good for a motard due to the extra weight.

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yes as Tim said the 250x is wide ratio and the wide ratio is great for trails that really low first. The wide ratio hurts you more on mx or motard then the weight. When you shift you miss torque peak.
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With mine, it was a matter of learning the bike and its nuances. The first week I had it, I went out and tried almost every day for 15-20 minutes with no luck for the entire week. Now it's a one kick process most of the time; two if the bike is cold.
I had an xr600l and once I learned it kicking was as easy as the button is on the drz. With the xr600 it was choke one kick with kill on then one kick kill off. Or if hot it was 1/2 throttle one kick, but kick it like you mean it.
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yes as Tim said the 250x is wide ratio and the wide ratio is great for trails that really low first. The wide ratio hurts you more on mx or motard then the weight. When you shift you miss torque peak.
gotcha,
looks like I'll probably be going with a 250x and trade up later down the road.

can these things be set up for GP shift, or is that a bad thing to do on dirt bikes?
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gotcha,
looks like I'll probably be going with a 250x and trade up later down the road.

can these things be set up for GP shift, or is that a bad thing to do on dirt bikes?
see all threads on GP shift I don't like GP our race bike was gp so my street sport bike was GP. Now I am not racing I don't ride much GP at all.
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...but kick it like you mean it.
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:22 PM   #32
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eh, i think switching one of these to GP would require extra linkage, rearsets, and so on. just more stuff to go wrong. it's probably just easier to resort to how you learned to ride a bike...or at least how most of us did.

you'll be happy with anything, and i think as long as the bike it tuned right, you shouldn't have a hard time kicking one over...so, let's not talk about my stupid kx and it's starting.
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