FC250 to TC125?

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8/31/2017 9:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/31/2017 9:11 AM

Hey everyone, as the title says I'm curious if there's been anyone who's ridden their Husky FC250 back to back with a TC125. I'm currently running a 2016 FC250, Mx tech suspension so the 4CS isn't THAT bad anymore. I broke my back a month ago, next year I'll step away from racing every weekend to mainly practicing and maybe the odd race every now and again. Would stepping onto a 125 be a good idea? I've owned a couple of YZ125's in the past, a 125 and a 144 to be specific and I've always loved those.
Also, would a 2017 or a 2018 be a better choice? My dealer has both..

Cheers!

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8/31/2017 9:41 AM

I don't think there's much difference between 17 and 18. Both have air forks, maybe just go with the best deal?

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8/31/2017 10:27 AM

In recent years I had a CR250, then a CRF250 and finally an RM125 (now 144). The 250F and 125 are completely different animals. I much prefer the 125. I go just as fast, it feels much more forgiving to me and there is some kind of reward for the the speed. Hard to describe. The 250F has an electric-like motor but they just feel heavy. Very heavy... When you screw up in a corner, or lose your balance it's much more difficult to correct on the 250F.

I don't know anything about the TC125, but if you're like me, it will be a good move.

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8/31/2017 10:35 AM

Be prepared to raise your lap times a bit but in exchange you will have a lot more fun on the bike. If that makes any sense.


Check the last 125 dream race, Emig was racing a stock(?) TC125 and was hauling ass on that machine.

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8/31/2017 1:40 PM

If you get a yz at least you'll have decent suspension. smile

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8/31/2017 2:34 PM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

I don't think there's much difference between 17 and 18. Both have air forks, maybe just go with the best deal?

^^^This

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8/31/2017 2:37 PM

I own both bikes and did the exact switch you are talking about. 2015 FC250 and then I got a 2017 TC125. I'm not entirely sure what you're getting at with your question, but yes the tc125 is a great bike and I love the AER suspension. Way way better than my 4cs equipped FC250. I don't even ride the 250 much anymore cause when I have the tc125 next right next to it, I always pick the 125. Owning a 125 is always a good idea.

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8/31/2017 2:41 PM

HenryA wrote:

Be prepared to raise your lap times a bit but in exchange you will have a lot more fun on the bike. If that makes any sense.


Check the last 125 dream race, Emig was racing a stock(?) TC125 and was hauling ass on that machine.

Or not. cool I'm actually faster (less slow) on my yz125 than on my yz250. The 125 gives me total confidence, it's lighter, I gess lett fatigue can pound laps forever.

Many say some people are 125 riders and some are not. Maybe its about to use something to it's full potential rather than tip toeing around something you can't handle? Riding a nervous 250 two stroke on dusty hard pack can be a challenge.

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8/31/2017 3:53 PM

Id get the 150 sx or wtvr the husqy version is. If youve ridden 144s thatd be I guess ur most solid choice as ive heard nothing but good things with the 150s

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8/31/2017 3:57 PM

I rode a buddies 150sx. very fun bike. perfect world I would have a 350 and a 150 lol.

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8/31/2017 4:52 PM

Thanks guys! It's super tempting for sure. I've ridden a TC250 and wasn't a fan of all the power, but I fell it love with the Aer48 forks so that's a main reason I want to switch over. I've thought about buying a set of Aer48 forks, but all set and done that's around 2k for a used set. The difference id pay to grab a fresh bike alresdy with them is 2k...

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8/31/2017 5:59 PM

Go for the 125 or 150sx. They are a riot. Just picked up a 2015 150sx. It is so fun! I can't wait to ride it again. I have a 2016 FC 450 as well and the 150 is so much more fun and I don't seem to be loosing too much time around the track if any at all.

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