2018 TC250 better than 2017?

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12/18/2017 9:33 PM

Considering picking up a 2018 or 2017 TC250; can get the ‘17 for $7k OTD,
or a ‘18 for $7600 OTD. Are the fork updates worth it? I wondering if the manufacturing processes have improved
with a better quality build over the ‘17? Thanks!

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12/18/2017 10:09 PM

Apparently it's nearly $500 to convert the air piston and oil piston etc from 2017 to 2018 spec. But the 2017 is a great fork lol. Maybe better off on resale?

Our 18 125 was exactly 500 more than a leftover

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12/19/2017 6:27 AM

Joko wrote:

Considering picking up a 2018 or 2017 TC250; can get the ‘17 for $7k OTD,
or a ‘18 for $7600 OTD. Are the fork updates worth it? I wondering if the manufacturing processes have improved
with a better quality build over the ‘17? Thanks!

The 18 forks upgrade are mainly for reliability purposes . No issues on my 17 at almost 50 hours .
Rest is same (including crappy jetting but that can be fixed)
My local suspension guy has not encountered any premature failure on many AER he serviced. Or revolved.
I’d go 17 and use the money for track fee and gas.
I don’t think resale value will be much different .
Used market is tanked here and doesn’t matter 2 or 4 strokes.

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12/19/2017 7:46 AM

I believe the 2018 will come with an on-the-bar map switch, whereas the 2017 is the plug under the tank. You can certainly buy the switch separately if you believe you'll use it. OEM 51539974200 and runs around $70 on MotoSport

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12/19/2017 7:50 AM

I would get the 18 if there is only a 600 dollar difference. You get the suspension updates and the resell value will be better.

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12/19/2017 8:09 AM

Get the 2018. Resale value and updates are worth the money.

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12/19/2017 12:50 PM

Bruce372 wrote:

Apparently it's nearly $500 to convert the air piston and oil piston etc from 2017 to 2018 spec. But the 2017 is a great fork lol. Maybe better off on resale?

Our 18 125 was exactly 500 more than a leftover

I had no idea there was this much of a change in the front forks on these bikes. I'm looking at picking up the 2018 around March or April.

Can someone explain what the difference is exactly on the Air and oil piston that they changed? What exactly did they change , and has anyone been able to test both and see a difference? Has guys like FC and so forth say they think it's a better design? I had heard of the change , but I didn't know it was that big of one.

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12/19/2017 12:56 PM

Bruce372 wrote:

Apparently it's nearly $500 to convert the air piston and oil piston etc from 2017 to 2018 spec. But the 2017 is a great fork lol. Maybe better off on resale?

Our 18 125 was exactly 500 more than a leftover

jeffro503 wrote:

I had no idea there was this much of a change in the front forks on these bikes. I'm looking at picking up the 2018 around March or April.

Can someone explain what the difference is exactly on the Air and oil piston that they changed? What exactly did they change , and has anyone been able to test both and see a difference? Has guys like FC and so forth say they think it's a better design? I had heard of the change , but I didn't know it was that big of one.

I think It's more of a reliability thing than performance, but I was under the impression the 2018 fork can use lower pressure which in turn means less seal drag.

I think some suspension people that call themselves "tuners" over play many suspension short comings so they can sell more parts.

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2/12/2018 10:07 PM

How has the 18' TC250 been for ya'll thus far?

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2/12/2018 10:10 PM

Bruce372 wrote:

Apparently it's nearly $500 to convert the air piston and oil piston etc from 2017 to 2018 spec. But the 2017 is a great fork lol. Maybe better off on resale?

Our 18 125 was exactly 500 more than a leftover

jeffro503 wrote:

I had no idea there was this much of a change in the front forks on these bikes. I'm looking at picking up the 2018 around March or April.

Can someone explain what the difference is exactly on the Air and oil piston that they changed? What exactly did they change , and has anyone been able to test both and see a difference? Has guys like FC and so forth say they think it's a better design? I had heard of the change , but I didn't know it was that big of one.

Keep your 17 and get Cone Valve forks.devil

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2/12/2018 10:20 PM

ginger969 wrote:

How has the 18' TC250 been for ya'll thus far?

I dunno, but the 2018 tc125 is amazing. But we bought the 2018 upgrades for the 2017 fork for around $100

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