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Old May 23rd, 2007, 07:44 PM   #1
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Question Suzuki 250 quad questions

Is it a good quad to get. I have friends who have had them, they said they were fast but not too reliable. I don't know if i should get it or not??? Can someone help me out. Thanks.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 07:48 PM   #2
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You talking lt250r?
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They were great in the day, I use to race one. But there are many good quads out there today. The real problem is the 2-stroke. You'll need to rebuild the top end and mixing the oil. I only have a couple of them, Polaris sportsman 800, 500, trail boss 330, Honda 300EX.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 08:01 PM   #4
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yeah the it250 r
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 09:09 PM   #5
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2 stroke might be ok, but I had the lt250 4 stroke... it was freaking sloowwwwwwwwww and no torque.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 09:55 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info guys
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 10:44 PM   #7
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I have a badass 250R suzuk that Ill sell you for a hell of a deal...
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Old May 24th, 2007, 12:02 AM   #8
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very big difference between the 85-86, and 87+ years. i have lots of parts for them if you decide to pick it up, and need parts at some point.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 12:25 AM   #9
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go 400cc+ 4 stroke you wont be upset
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a 400cc machine would be nice. looking for a good reliable quad.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 12:31 AM   #11
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ive had my z400 (the one in the pic) since 03 ive have that on 70 mile loops twice a year and never have a problem. as long as you leave the motor stock everything will be fine
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So it has plenty of power and tourqe?
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Old May 24th, 2007, 08:23 AM   #13
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Any of the newer 400 4 strokes make just as much power as the old 2 smoke 250's, have reverse, electric start, they idle, and are quiet. I would have to hear a really good reason for someone to convince me that an old 2 stroke is the reliable way to go.......
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I had an '87 lt250r and a honda 250r. The Honda chassis was much better, but I can't say anything bad about the Suzuki engine. Prices are much lower for a used Suzuki, but like others said, a newer 400 4 stroke is a better trail machine.
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nothing wrong with a 2-stroke. any 400 does not have as much power as a 250 2-stroke, the 450's do, but not 400's. the most reliable you are going to find is a 400ex though. there is a pretty nice sounding 400ex in the classifieds.
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I will sell you a pretty fast one, cheap.
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2 stroke, 4 stroke....depends a bunch on what you are going to do with it no matter what size you are talking.
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i had the 500 and was a great rideing quad just make sure to take care of the rear axle berings cos they are known for going out but other than that and stress cracks in the swing arm( most are notorious) they are a good machine and this is from someone who likes yamaha and honds quads but id buy a lt 250 also
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go for a newer 400 4stroke. Much better on the trails, and fillups without measuring oil.

I loved my banshee, but Id definitely go 4stroke if I were to buy another sport machine
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