I have ridden MotoCross since 1971. Needless to say my machines were always 2 strokes Suzuki's. In 08 I surrendered to the hype about 4 strokes and bought and 08 RMZ250. Great looking bike, its like riding a 2X 6 piece of lumber, still a nice bike.
One draw back, maintenance on it has cost me more in 4 years than my 1998 RM-125 has in 14 years....and I can turn a faster lap on my RM-125. If I could turn back time to 08, I would have taken the $6380 OTD on the RMZ and bought the 08 RM-250 2 stroke. I would be a much happier Vet rider on the 2 stroke, much more awake and excited. I kind of compare 4 stroke to Nascar's , and 2 strokes to Formula One cars. I like the acceleration not to mention the 2 stroke affordability.
Not trying to start any problems, just my opinion. I'd might even trade my like new stock low hour (4 hours) 08 RMZ-250 straight across for an 08 RM-250 that was in the same like new stock shape and low hours.
I hate to say it, but the owner of the '08 (they still had one then?) RM250 wouldn't trade you.
Yep, thats what I thought and I hate to think it..... What was I thinking when I bought that RMZ..... Dag nabbit !! I suppose
there is nothing like regret to remind one they are alive. LOL ! I guess I'll just relish in the fact that my RM-125 has never
failed me once, unlike my RMZ. I never give up, so there will be a 2 stroke RM-250 in my near future. After 41 years of
riding, I cant let a 4 stroke dull my MX lifestyle. Carry on.......
I have ridden the bike about 8 times in that 4 years, usually a couple of 15 min. or a 30 minute session each time out. Between the popping and sometimes not wanting to start, I have spent a bit to get it sorted out. Go thru the carb etc.... I must admit this could also have been bad gas and not so much the bikes fault. Although It still falls on my wallet. I have ruined my right Tech 7 Boot sole trying to start the durn bike, LOL ! gotta replace those soon, boots arent cheap. Anyways... The bike runs fine now but I hate the thought of something going wrong that I cannot afford or fix myself. I am just an old 2 stroke dude and its hard to change that part of me after this many years. I can do most any repair on a 2 stroke if I have to which is reassuring. I'm just too old and set in my ways to have a love affair with this RMZ, the luv just aint there. Some guys like certain kind of girls, I like em that put oil in their gas. Dont tell my wife I said that.....yikes !!!
You still have the RM125?? Race that. I race a 125 in the Vets class and have a ball.
"The brain is motivated by either fear or pleasure" - Robb Beams
Yes, still have the 125, and your right, it is alot of fun.
I love to hear that, no mech. problems. The 1998 RM-125 has also been so reliable. Congrats on your KX.
Go buy whatever you like best.
I have pretty much decided I am going to sell the RMZ while its still like new and look for the RM-250, 05 or newer.
do people really fall for this shit?
Sounds like you bought a lemon. 4 hours is bugger all. Seems like a bit of a troll thread IMO
You are so full of it dude. How does this make sense "I like to compare 4 strokes to NASCAR....2 strokes to formula 1.....then you go on to say two strokes are cheaper, new flash boss f1 is bookoo bucks. If two strokes accelerate so much harder then why have supercross gotten so much bigger since the use of four strokes?
Your whole story seems to be made up to me....just to get a bj from the Taliban, anyone who actually rides knows you are full of shit.
Just another reason why 2 stroke fanatics look like fuckin idiots. Throw in being a noob and coming right out the gate and it triples. OP's street cred just went down the shitter. lol
You're trying to use logic in your post and 4stroke doesn't appreciate logic! (FACT)
You dont feel comfortable on a bike youve only ridden for 4 hrs. Shocking.
This guy is either a troll or a complete fucking moran. I'm guessing both.
And yes, welcome back Bronson. 43 worthless posts in less than 24 hours.
geez you dont have to rip him apart..
that being said, that rmz is one of the most reliable bikes ever. you may have been to anxious to drop money on a problem that isnt there.Ive worked for a Suzuki dealer for 7 years and have barely sold any parts for any rm or rmz, they are all bulletproof.
if you dont like the bike, just sell it, buy a newer 125 (and you'll probably have enough left to go through it)