450F or 250F?? i'm old ,i'm weak..........

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Posted July 12, 2002 - 09:15 PM


O.K. guys new bike time, descisions,450f,250f?? right now i'm on a 400F, it's a great bike and has served me well but at the ripe age of 42 I cant moto as long as I used to, I think the bikes weight is starting to get to me, I rode a friends 02 250f the other day and I flew on it, my friend commented "man you looked like a different person on my bike, you were going fast as some pros i've seen" well along with blowing up my old ego he was right, now to the other part, I was having to dog the crap out of it hitting the limiter almost on every straight, now i'm thinking I would like a 250, it would be easier on my old bones and I could ride it longer and faster without getting tired so fast but at 195lbs am I too heavy for it?? It just dosent have the wheel-toteing power of my 400 maybe because of my weight. Some of you over 190# older guys chime in here with your thoughts, I do ride some cross-country some and some trail riding on occasion. I'm just afraid of a 250's longivity with me having to thrash it constantly to go fast on it. Jimbo

  • Vanilla_Gorilla

Posted July 12, 2002 - 10:48 AM


im 225lbs and my modified 250 was a rocketship for me, i raced expert a class and occasionally finished top 10. now im on my 426f which is slightly faster, and ims till doing good. All ims aying is that 190lbs is fine for a 250. you MAY have to do more maintanance to keep it in tip top shape, but that can be expected out of EVERY bike that is being raced.

  • edareus

Posted July 12, 2002 - 11:04 AM



How much weight difference is there between the new 450 and the old 250? :) That may make all the difference in the world. Just a thought.

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Posted July 12, 2002 - 11:36 AM


EDAREUS, yeah i guess i need to consider the weight, i'm not really sure exactly how much the 400 weights, i know it's heavier than current 426's but i'm not sure how much, whats the current 02 250 weight??

  • Blade275

Posted July 12, 2002 - 08:04 PM


02 YZ250F weighs 216 lbs

  • Seb

Posted July 14, 2002 - 08:21 AM


221 lbs for 03 450f....Im sure u will be better on the 450f since its almost same weight but with much more power...

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