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Thread: 250XCW/300XCW or stick with CRF250X/CR125

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    Default Re: 250XCW/300XCW or stick with CRF250X/CR125

    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinator View Post
    Kind of a joke thread. Seriously, you want to compare a 300 two stroke to a 250 four stroke. ok, whatever.
    Very helpful, thanks!

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    Default Re: 250XCW/300XCW or stick with CRF250X/CR125

    250 2 stroke is a lot of motor for a new rider. I remember clearly my journey into riding. I spent 3 years on a WR 250F and then went to a 300 per advice here. Oh, it is easy to ride, plenty of torque, ride a gear high, blah blah. Even though I had 3 years on my 250F, and racing, I still was not prepared for the power and speed at which a bigger 2 stroke gave. IMO, I would find a used 200, whether KDX or KTM, I prefer the KTM and get used to that. It is nearly perfect power for the trails, a little more umph than a 250F, but will still scream if you want, without that feeling you are going to get hurt.

    I have a newer 250 in the garage right now, my son's, and even after 17+ years of riding, it is still a lot of motor for me, more than I need. I still prefer the 200 we have.

    It took me a long time to figure out what suited me best, and I could have saved a bunch of coin buying used early on instead of new. Started with the new 300, then to a new 250SXF. Yes, a new bike is exciting, but will also be an expensive mistake if you get hurt or don't get along with it. Skills progress better starting on the less powerful bikes, small bores.

    I would either ride the bikes you have for now. The 125 will teach you tons of essential skills, especially clutch work. Or, sell them and pick up a used small bore 2 stroke 200.
    2017 Husky TC 250
    2012 200XCW


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    Default Re: 250XCW/300XCW or stick with CRF250X/CR125

    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkinator View Post
    Kind of a joke thread. Seriously, you want to compare a 300 two stroke to a 250 four stroke. ok, whatever.
    So you'd throw a guy who has been riding for all of 2 months on 300 2 stroke? OK, whatever pumpkin!
    '17 250 XC
    '15 500 XCW

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    I would just stick with the crf250x for a while. It's not the bike. That bike is capable of going at a very fast pace through the woods.
    2012 yz250

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    Update; I sold the CR125. Decided that was not the best bike for me to be trying to learn on in the woods.

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    Good choice. My brother always said to ride a 125 2-stroke effectively, you have to ride it like you are mad at it! Rev the dog out of it.

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    That CRF250X is a great bike , I bought my son one when he grew out of his crf230 . Great handling and enough motor if you are not a fat a$$ .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilasThompson View Post
    Good choice. My brother always said to ride a 125 2-stroke effectively, you have to ride it like you are mad at it! Rev the dog out of it.
    and feed it lots of parts.
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