250 two stroke too much for 14 yr old?

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11/6/2019 5:56 PM

Its time for me to upgrade to something bigger but I don't know what i should be looking for. I have been reading a article that says you want the same amount of ccs for about how much you weigh so the bike can run at peak performance but i'm riding a smaller four stroke bike at the moment so i feel like maybe that might be a bit big of a jump, i also worry that my family might want me to get a bike that is to slow for me, what do you guys think would be my best option? by the way i'm paying for it with my money so i need to now what bike might be good for a nice cost, here is a description of me if that helps

-weight (varies from 200-215)
-height (5'9 but i think ill be 5'10 by spring)
-i'm comfortable on my current bike but its much smaller that a 250 2t

-Sam

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11/6/2019 6:01 PM

Not at all. I was 14 riding a KX 500, and I was all of 120 pounds. You won't regret it.

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11/6/2019 6:10 PM

Youre the size of a grown adult why would you think its too much?

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11/6/2019 6:14 PM

I don’t know id consider a 125 or 250f for a season before going to a 250 two stroke. It’s easy to end up scaring the crap out of yourself. Better yet, see if you can try some friends bikes!

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11/6/2019 6:14 PM

Complete bullshit post. What an insult to anyone’s intelligence who reads this.

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11/6/2019 6:22 PM

If Brandon can ride one, so can you.

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11/6/2019 6:33 PM

Age doesn't matter much. We are all built different. Look at it this way.......way smaller dudes riding / racing modded out 65's and 85's and super minis , which have an insane power to weight ratio. If you can handle the power , the size , have fun........why the hell not?

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11/6/2019 6:45 PM

Same amount of CC’s for how much you weigh?! Right on! I’m about to go on a In N Out/Jimboys Tacos binge and blowup to a hefty 450 pounds now

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11/6/2019 6:57 PM

Depends on your plan.

Want to be AMA Pro? - Buy a 250F
Want to ride for fun? - Buy whatever you feel like.
(250cc 2T is a low financial risk when buying used, compared to any 4T)

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11/6/2019 6:59 PM

" I have been reading a article that says you want the same amount of ccs for about how much you weigh so the bike can run at peak performance "....................... Where did you read that bullshit at ?

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Ed Johnson

11/6/2019 7:04 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/6/2019 7:05 PM

ddog558 wrote:

Not at all. I was 14 riding a KX 500, and I was all of 120 pounds. You won't regret it.

I got a brand new '75 MX400B when I was 14, loved that bike.

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11/6/2019 7:19 PM

kb228 wrote:

Youre the size of a grown adult why would you think its too much?

I have only been riding since April on a 125 4t that's why i'm a little worried

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11/6/2019 7:19 PM

This has to be a troll post. Matching cc and body weight...dafuq? Whoever believes that is a legit moran.

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11/6/2019 7:24 PM

lostboy819 wrote:

" I have been reading a article that says you want the same amount of ccs for about how much you weigh so the bike can run at peak performance "....................... Where did you read that bullshit at ?

https://dirtbikeplanet.com/dirt-bike-weight-limits-how-heavy-can-you-be-and-still-ride/

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11/6/2019 7:26 PM

Suzuki203 wrote:

I don’t know id consider a 125 or 250f for a season before going to a 250 two stroke. It’s easy to end up scaring the crap out of yourself. Better yet, see if you can try some friends bikes!

i think this is probably going to be my plan i'm thinking maybe a 150 sx might be good for next season then sell and look for a 250, thanks for the help

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11/6/2019 7:26 PM

At the ripe old age of 12 , I blew up my 1975 nXR75 , and my dad said " if you want to ride something , go ride my bike ". It was a 1969 Kawi 238 scrambler( Still have it too ). I was about 90lbs soaking wet , and the learning experience it gave me on the back of my leg from mis-timing the compression release?......extremely painful. Thankfully I was made of rubber , because I had some horrendous wrecks on that damn thing. Actually happy I'm still here being able to type things about it.

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

11/6/2019 7:31 PM

465 at 15, and a lot smaller than you.

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11/6/2019 7:33 PM

Suzuki203 wrote:

I don’t know id consider a 125 or 250f for a season before going to a 250 two stroke. It’s easy to end up scaring the crap out of yourself. Better yet, see if you can try some friends bikes!

SamST wrote:

i think this is probably going to be my plan i'm thinking maybe a 150 sx might be good for next season then sell and look for a 250, thanks for the help

Buy a 125 or a 150 and lose about 30 to 50 pounds.

You'll learn a lot on the smaller bike for a year. That will make you a better rider the rest of your life.

Loosing some weight will make you faster, safer and you'll be able to ride longer. Also, you'll probably live longer.

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11/6/2019 7:35 PM

lostboy819 wrote:

" I have been reading a article that says you want the same amount of ccs for about how much you weigh so the bike can run at peak performance "....................... Where did you read that bullshit at ?

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Ed Johnson

11/6/2019 7:40 PM

Caseclosed713 wrote:

This has to be a troll post. Matching cc and body weight...dafuq? Whoever believes that is a legit moran.

sorry for not understanding how this stuff works i'm pretty new to this kind of stuff. also you spelled moron wrong

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11/6/2019 7:41 PM

Suzuki203 wrote:

I don’t know id consider a 125 or 250f for a season before going to a 250 two stroke. It’s easy to end up scaring the crap out of yourself. Better yet, see if you can try some friends bikes!

SamST wrote:

i think this is probably going to be my plan i'm thinking maybe a 150 sx might be good for next season then sell and look for a 250, thanks for the help

cwtoyota wrote:

Buy a 125 or a 150 and lose about 30 to 50 pounds.

You'll learn a lot on the smaller bike for a year. That will make you a better rider the rest of your life.

Loosing some weight will make you faster, safer and you'll be able to ride longer. Also, you'll probably live longer.

well see about that

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11/6/2019 7:45 PM

Caseclosed713 wrote:

This has to be a troll post. Matching cc and body weight...dafuq? Whoever believes that is a legit moran.

SamST wrote:

sorry for not understanding how this stuff works i'm pretty new to this kind of stuff. also you spelled moron wrong

At vital....we spell it " Moran".....it's a vital thing. You'll get it.

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

11/6/2019 8:08 PM

lostboy819 wrote:

" I have been reading a article that says you want the same amount of ccs for about how much you weigh so the bike can run at peak performance "....................... Where did you read that bullshit at ?

This link is just so hard to read. What a lot of BS! At first I thought they were taking the piss.

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11/6/2019 8:18 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/6/2019 8:18 PM

lostboy819 wrote:

" I have been reading a article that says you want the same amount of ccs for about how much you weigh so the bike can run at peak performance "....................... Where did you read that bullshit at ?

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11/6/2019 9:57 PM

I hopped on a YZ80 at the age of 8 and jumped straight to a YZ250 at the age of 12. My grandfathers logic was that if he bought me a 125 I’d be begging for more power in 2 months and down the drain a wad of cash would have went. Fast forward 17 years, I’m still on a 250 - only thing that’s changed is the letters YZ to CR

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11/7/2019 12:04 AM

Go for it, i raced a 450 when i was 12

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11/7/2019 12:15 AM

I would say yes, too much for a novice, get a 125 2t if you are looking to get a smoker, much easier to learn on. If you have only been riding a few months a 250 will be a handful.

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11/7/2019 12:21 AM

Lastander wrote:

Go for it, i raced a 450 when i was 12

I made love to a 16 year old behind the ice skating rink when I was 14. Does that count?

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11/7/2019 12:43 AM


It is possible at your age, but a 250 is not really reasonable with only a few months of riding experience. Riding will be ok, but be very very careful with any jump, you will have to go very progressively. You would learn more on a 125 YZ although the power can also be violent, in all case you wiill need to learn good technique to ride safe.

However if you buy a 250, the best would be 1. to put a heavier flywheel, or 2. an enduro: like a yamaha 250 WR, a motocross engine that is slighly modified for enduro use, the engine is a bit easier to handle than the motocross version. Good luck.
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11/7/2019 5:52 AM

With your size and the fact that you have some experience, yes go for it. I always felt like a 125 2 stroke really is not a beginners bike - you have to be good to ride one fast and stay in the meat of the power. I guess they could be considered 'less scary' since the power is so much less. But for many of us also way less fun, since the power is so much less and you have to work so hard for it.

The 250 will probably be too much at first, but you can adjust to it gradually.

If you had little to no experience, I would have said no to the 250 2T.

I put my son on a YZ250, to get him into riding - it was too much. But that was his 1st time riding off road too. In hindsight, I should have put him on a KDX200.

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