YZ125 vs YZ250f
Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:29 AM
1) Buy a yz125
2) Buy a yz250f
3) Go big and buy a yz250
I have to pay for it with my own money and also want to put aftermarket parts on it. I will be trail riding, but there is a slim chance I will race (if i get enough money i might!!) I definitely want a yamaha. What should I do?
Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:39 AM
If you have been ridng a 125 4 stroke. I say YES you DEF have outgrown the bike, and I would still get a 125
I hate to say it, but the 250F will not have more power than the 125.
The 250F has its power more widely spreadout through the powerband
With your size & weight, a 125(liquid cooled) bike is not too small for you. Maybe if you were reaching 200lbs then yes It might be
The 250F, 125 and 250 2T will all have a very similiar seat heights. You just need to learn how to properly keep the 125 in the "hot spot". If you are having troubles with keeping it pinned, then sure a 250F or 250 2T will be much easier. But it will also make you a lazier rider. I would personally stick with the 125, it will make you work harder for faster lap times
Please dont take this negatively. Im not trying to bash you im just giving my opinion. Take this coming from a guy that sold his 02 YZ125 and purchased a 05 YZ250F
Posted 25 April 2008 - 10:58 AM
There are mods that you could do to make the 125 a trail monster but stock, they're not so good
And if you got the 250F, and you ended up blowing the engine, its big bucks for a repair
Hope this helped
Posted 25 April 2008 - 11:07 AM
Posted 25 April 2008 - 11:26 AM
I would get an 06 or newer YZ125. A lot less maintenance and worry with a 125. If you need to rebuild, it is easy to do yourself and cost is low. I weigh 190 and still feel the bike has plenty of power for me. All of the guys I ride with always want to take it for a ride and they are always grinning when they bring it back. For trails, you may want to add a flywheel weight.
I would not worry about mods right away, go use the bike stock first. Since 06, the magazines say this is the best 125 made. I paid $3600 for mine brand new, although you don't find many deals like that anymore and I bought mine in January.
I hope this helps. You will have a ball on your 125 and it will make you a better rider like the others have stated.
Posted 25 April 2008 - 03:40 PM
1) will it be easy to find a 125 now that a lot of companies stopped making them
2) do i want a two or a four stroke
3) can i handle the power of a 250
4) how easy will it be to find after market parts
after thinking over these things just look at each bike and its reviews, sometimes you think that you have the right bike but after reading you find out that they aren't so great.
I think that you might want to stick with a 125 2t or a 250 4t, but thats just my opinion.
Posted 26 April 2008 - 12:25 AM
The 125 would be great IMHO, however the 250 2t isn't such a bad choice either, they can be very tame, its up to you whether or not you ride it sensibly or not. The 250 will be easier to ride in the end if you have good throttle control because you can lug it down low and not stall or be short of power, as with the 125 you will be changing gears more often and be revving it out a lot more.
Hope i have helped
Posted 29 April 2008 - 04:40 PM
i hope this helps
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Posted 27 June 2008 - 07:22 AM
You shuold deff get a new exhaust system. I suggest FMF sst pipe to broaden the powerband and the turbinecore 2 silencer to make u U.S. forest leagal. Not quite sure if u can combine the two because i think the SST only works with certain silencers but u can find out if u call FMF customer service or any other suppliers customer service. You should also look into Barkbusters.
Posted 27 June 2008 - 12:07 PM
FWW and handgaurds like you said, FMF gnarly pipe, spark arrestor,a skid plate, and different gearing and you got yourself a trail beast
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Posted 07 July 2008 - 12:53 PM
you only have 2k? thats a whole different story lol. I was going to say get the 06+250f but nevermind. Now you should get a 05 125 or like 02-03 yzf. The 4t will do much better on tight trails. you never explained what kind of riding you do so...