What size bike for me?


16 replies to this topic
  • mroneeyedboh

Posted August 15, 2007 - 04:39 AM

#1

hey im debating on what kinda bike to get. i looking at either a cr125, cr250, or a yz426. i know its bt two strokes and 4 stroke, but these are the bikes local that fit my price range. ill be doing all woods, and no mx tracks at all. im 6'0 and 160 lbs. also, whats the estimated miles i can get outta tank from one of these?

  • jayh300

Posted August 15, 2007 - 07:00 AM

#2

i would stay away from the 125... trail riding it would be a challenge at your size imo. i have a 250 2stroke and a yz400f and they are both fun trail bikes.
the stock yzf tank is like 1.8 gals and trail riding on mine i could go about 35 miles without running out. I have been told they will average 20mpg.
welcome to TT
jay

  • DrThumper

Posted August 15, 2007 - 10:35 AM

#3

Trail riding? The YZ. I think you'll learn to love it more. 4 strokes are good for more varying terrain. I know there are some real hard core 2 strokers out there, but on the average, for the average guy, the 4 stroke is much more adaptable. Costs a bit more to maintain, a little heavier, but now you got torque!

  • Ga426owner

Posted August 15, 2007 - 10:41 AM

#4

Find a 05 - + yz250 instead of the CR250.....you will be much happier. The CR is underpowered and weak....:thumbsdn:

  • mroneeyedboh

Posted August 15, 2007 - 04:00 PM

#5

alright cool, ill look into a yz250. and the 426, it is true it will cost alot to rebuild.. but im worried about gas consumption.

  • bigwake

Posted August 15, 2007 - 04:02 PM

#6

go with the 426..or find a steal on a 450..even better

  • mroneeyedboh

Posted August 15, 2007 - 04:04 PM

#7

your talking about the 2 stroke or the 4 stroke one?







Find a 05 - + yz250 instead of the CR250.....you will be much happier. The CR is underpowered and weak....:thumbsdn:



  • mroneeyedboh

Posted August 15, 2007 - 04:09 PM

#8

what about a 2000 cr 250? i can get one with a few things done to it for a good price.

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  • mmm0042

Posted August 15, 2007 - 04:15 PM

#9

your talking about the 2 stroke or the 4 stroke one?



Not sure what he's talking about but I have a 2001 cr250r and a 2004 wrf450. Perhaps he is talking 4 stroke, cause I couldn't call my cr underpowered and nobody that has riden it has, which is quite a few people as it is my spare/riding buddy bike.

For trails I'd go the wr. If you are even slightly concerned about fuel, the cr 2 strokers are not what your looking for. I get max, 25 to 30 miles out of my cr, while I put 60+ miles on my wr, but it has a stock 2.4 gal tank (I think).

I've also put a butt load of fork seals in my cr and constantly have to wrench on it... If I could only have one, no question it'd be the wr, and I might buy another and get rid of the cr.

My 2-cents.

  • bigwake

Posted August 15, 2007 - 04:17 PM

#10

the 2000 cr would be nice too..but my bud fowls plugs a lot on the trails..but its not soo bad

  • mmm0042

Posted August 15, 2007 - 04:28 PM

#11

the 2000 cr would be nice too..but my bud fowls plugs a lot on the trails..but its not soo bad


Oh yes, I have that problem too... They just aren't made for the trails.

  • mroneeyedboh

Posted August 15, 2007 - 05:03 PM

#12

hmm damn..and 125s are no good neither right? bc around my area i have cr 125s and 250s. and crfs but they want an arm and a leg for them..

  • mmm0042

Posted August 15, 2007 - 06:22 PM

#13

Don't get me wrong, I did trails on my cr250 for 4 years and it performed pretty damn good, but give a choice, knowing what I know now, I'd get the wr if at all possible.

In the end, get a bike, have fun, learn what you really want out of a bike and while your riding, save for the next one.

  • bigwake

Posted August 15, 2007 - 07:41 PM

#14

ya..don't be afraid to get a 2 stroke..just make sure its a 250..and ride it and just be aware of fouling plugs..but go for it! you will love it

  • mroneeyedboh

Posted August 16, 2007 - 03:04 AM

#15

cool thanks guys.

  • neokinetiks

Posted August 18, 2007 - 07:08 AM

#16

I do more tight trail riding, than I ride the track.
I have had the CR250, and currently have the YZ426F.
My brother in law has the CR125.
From experience The CR250 did well in the woods, but would stall, and foul the plug by the end of the ride.
The CR125 lacks the power of the 250 & 426, and also stall's and fouls the plug every ride.

The YZ426F does very well compared to the others, but its hot nature will make it start spewing coolant within no time.
The coolant issue can be solved by buying or making an overflow tank.

The 2-stroke does not like to idle, and has to be kept at a high rpm to make power.
Tight trail riding does not allow for that.

So hands down I would choose the YZ426F.

  • felix 222

Posted August 18, 2007 - 08:03 PM

#17

if you have to ask, stay away from the 426

get the cr125...or something like a wr250





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