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Old August 9th, 2009, 12:01 PM   #1
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I am looking for some advice. Someone offered me a 04 rmz 250 four stroke and some cash for my mustang. I have always rode 250 2 strokes and I am concerned that it might not feel like enough bike for me and would probbably end up wanting to get rid of it for a 450. I have never thrown a leg over any four stoke dirt bike so I have no idea. When the four strokes were starting to become popluar I was told that the 250s were compareable to the 125s and the 450 were about the same as the250s. I am not looking to start a 2 stroke 4 stroke battle, just looking for some advice from some people that have actuallty ridden both. Like I said I have never rode one my self so if any of you have ridden both 2 and four stroke dirt bikes your opinion would be greatly appreciated.

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Old August 9th, 2009, 03:43 PM   #2
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If you're used to 250 2-strokes, the 4-stroke is going to feel down on power.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 03:51 PM   #3
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Me and my brother have been riding for over 20 years. I have a YZ 426 four stroke he has a YZ 250 two stroke. I have always been curious what the 250 4's could do so I have been trying to talk him into buying one :)

I don't want to risk it because that is what I have read and heard as well, that they are significantly less bike than a 2 stroke. I can't step down just yet maybe when I get a little older I will, looking forward to a 450 in the next couple of years for now :)
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ive had the crf250 crf450 sittin side by side in the garage for sometime now. i like the 450 alot better. the 250 is like a pit bike for me.
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Bike size (IMO) isin't that big of a factor, unless your drag racing or Silver Lake hill climbing. A good rider on a small displacement (125cc 2 stroke or 250cc 4 stroke) bike can put a whoopin down.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 01:17 PM   #6
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the 4 will definitely feel slower although the power band is a little smoother. its preference for some people but i ride a 250 two stroke and a 450 four stroke depending on where im riding.
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What kind of riding are you doing?
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Old August 17th, 2009, 08:37 PM   #8
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if your up for it I have a 2001 KLR 250 four stroke sitting here for sale. its a nice older bike for $2000. come out and test drive it, and bring your helmet!

http://annarbor.craigslist.org/mcy/1313219408.html

I just sold a Sherpa 250. it was a dog by compairison.
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What kind of riding are you doing?
I ride trails and i race on occasion. The four stroke is my outdoor race bike and the two stroke is for the little bit of indoor I do as well as some of the trails if i feel like it.
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FWIW the RMZ 250f in the first few years ( as well as the kawasaki, because they merged their R&D for a few years on joint venture to try and catch up to honda) had a filter in the bottom end that would clog and lunch the motor in short order. I would stay away for that reason alone.

As for the 250f it is more bike than a 125 but less than 250 2 stroke. As mentioned earlier, I have beat countless people on larger bikes simply due to riding ability. Also, the 250 2 stroke now races with the 250 4 strokes. If I were still racing I would be on a 250 2 stroke for that class for 2 reasons 1) more power and lighter bike so fast and good handling 2) If your good enough to actually ride a 2 stroke well you will be at a huge advantage.
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2 strokes are higher maintance but are cheaper to rebuild than a 4 stroke....mix gas in a 2 regular in a 4....the 450 is a bit more power throught the power range than a 2 stroke 250 same with the 250 4 stroke to the 125 2 stroke....it all comes down to personal prefrance...i think anyway....i am running a klx 250 rite now but have had 250 400 and 600 cc 4 strokes ans well aas haveing 125 2 strokes and250 2 strokes...i like the smooth power of the 250 4 stroke.....and it cant be beat for makeing a little cheap power like just putting a jet kit in it and air box mods and takeing the end cap of the muffler to unkork some power........
what bike are you considering????
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