First Bike In 20 Years

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10/11/2018 4:30 AM

So this is my first attempt in getting back into riding/mx in over 20 years. I raced a bunch in the 90's and haven't slung a leg over a dirt bike in long time. I do have Yamaha FZ 09 that I rip around on quite a bit. My local dealer has a new '17 RMZ 250 that I can get super cheap. I've read a bunch of reviews that this bike is a dog, but should I care since it's been awhile on a bike. Or maybe a 450? I have no clue.

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10/11/2018 4:42 AM

How much do you weigh? If you are 220+ may want to get a 450. Also depends on what type of track you are riding. If deep sand you may want to get a 450. Everything else The RMZ250 is a great bike. I ride my buddys 2012 time to time and it does everything you could want it to do for leisure riding. Turns and handles like a champ. Power is good and easy to control doesn't wear you out at all. Do you plan on racing? If riding just for fun get the RMZ and have a blast. The people that call this bike a dog probably race all the time, but just for going out to the track and screwing around its a great bike.

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10/11/2018 5:04 AM

I weighed 220 lbs on a 250F and although it was a lot of work and I was seat bouncing stuff a lot it was still a ton of fun. Like Flip109 said, the 250F will cover most of your bases especially since you're getting back into the swing of things; unless you ride deep sand all of the time I think you'll be happy.

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10/11/2018 5:05 AM

What kind of price is the RMZ going for? Just curious.

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10/11/2018 5:40 AM

I've been eying one that my local dealer took in trade with 8 hours and some nice cosmetic upgrades. They want $4,700 and they aren't a Suz dealer so no new inventory to compare to. But then I look across the floor at a 10 hours 2017KTM250SX and I think that would be my ticket back to dirt bike riding.

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10/11/2018 5:44 AM

backinthesaddleagain wrote:

I've been eying one that my local dealer took in trade with 8 hours and some nice cosmetic upgrades. They want $4,700 and they ...more

$4700 might be a bit high for a used RMZ 250. I'd imagine you could get a new '18 for less than $1000 more.

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10/11/2018 5:47 AM

Squirrelings wrote:

$4700 might be a bit high for a used RMZ 250. I'd imagine you could get a new '18 for less than $1000 more.

Thanks - much appreciated

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10/11/2018 5:57 AM

If the price is right I would do it.

That bike will do anything you need it to do. After not riding for 20 years the last thing you need is a 450 IMO.

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Race Bike: 2018 KTM 350SXF

Other Bikes: 1985 CR80R, 1990 CR250R, 1998 PW80, Specialized Fuse Comp 29.

Sold: 2016 YZ250F, 2012 CRF250R

10/11/2018 6:47 AM

Fun first.

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10/11/2018 7:06 AM

c0ncEpT wrote:

If the price is right I would do it.

That bike will do anything you need it to do. After not riding for 20 years the last ...more

completely agree.... but a 350 might be just the ticket you are looking for...

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10/11/2018 7:36 AM

Love my fc350, great power that won’t rip your arms off when you get a little tired and whisky throttle

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10/11/2018 8:08 AM

That RMZ250 is going to be perfect for coming back to the sport after 20 years.

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vomiting equals disqualification.

10/11/2018 8:17 AM

Alex814 wrote:

What kind of price is the RMZ going for? Just curious.

5200 OTD

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10/11/2018 8:23 AM

Flip109 wrote:

How much do you weigh? If you are 220+ may want to get a 450. Also depends on what type of track you are riding. If deep sand ...more

I'll be down around 190 next spring for riding. I plan on racing but the track has moderate sizef tabletops with easy landings.

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10/11/2018 9:18 AM

c0ncEpT wrote:

If the price is right I would do it.

That bike will do anything you need it to do. After not riding for 20 years the last ...more

TSCHAM101 wrote:

completely agree.... but a 350 might be just the ticket you are looking for...

I was thinking a 350 but price might be a little high. Can't seem to find one around me less than 6k

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10/11/2018 10:37 AM

I might be selling one of mine and I’m in pa as well. 17fc350 with 50 hours or so fc spring conversion front forks bladder kit rear sprung/valved 165lb. $5500 obo

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10/11/2018 10:41 AM

18 450 RMZ and KXFs are 5400 bucks. New.

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My post is my opinion. If you don't agree with it, I'm OK with it.

10/11/2018 3:07 PM

A modern 250f should stomp on any mid 90s bike you rode. You don't "need" a 450

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10/11/2018 3:30 PM

I got back into riding after 20 years and the first bike I bought was a YZ250 2 stroke. That was a mistake. Traded it for a 250F and was much happier. I now also have a 350, which is a fantastic bike. I think that getting back into riding is much more fun (and safer!) on a 250f compared to a 450.

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Current rides: 2021 TM 144, 2008 YZ250

10/11/2018 3:40 PM

Have a ridiculously clean 17 fc350 for 5900 if interested

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