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5/27/2021 10:23 AM

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I broke her in at Albany MX last night and she's sweet!! I find it amazing how a fresh 2006 aka '21 can still be so good. I rode it back to back with my '21 Kx250f. I actually like them both, but the 2 stroke just seems to skip over the breaker bumps effortlessly while the 4 stroke feels like it transfers more of the bumps to my body.
Also, for the life of me I can't seem to locate a 9oz flywheel weight or an exhaust system. Preferably a Pro Circuit. Does anyone know of any available? Especially the flywheel weight.

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My son and I chatting about how much we love our 2 strokes wink
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Patrick Trowbridge

5/27/2021 10:27 AM

Nice! But ride it back-to-back with a 2006 and you will see that it is heavily evolved since then.

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5/27/2021 10:29 AM

Damn, I just sold an Apex head & GYTR FWW for one of these. That package with a STIC Metering block made the power like a 2-stroke 450. So much more predictable & linear........

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5/27/2021 10:30 AM

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5/27/2021 10:44 AM

Hey Thanks, I had only been searching for a Steahly. Do the TMV weights bolt on like a Steahly?

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Patrick Trowbridge

5/27/2021 11:01 AM

See, people, THAT'S HOW YOU EFFING SPEAK WITH YOUR WALLET!!! laughing laughing laughing

Nice purchase, Dirtysmile. cool

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Braaapin' aint easy.

5/27/2021 11:04 AM

Congrats on the bike, there is a used scavini silencer in the for sale section just posted (not mine)

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"Shifting gears and passing queers" GL

5/27/2021 11:27 AM

Nice...

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Hello..Vital?..

5/27/2021 11:28 AM

I've been considering selling my 20' 450sxf for a new yz250.. should I?

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5/27/2021 11:48 AM

skeef wrote:

I've been considering selling my 20' 450sxf for a new yz250.. should I?

Yes

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Unleaded tastes a little tangy. Supreme is kinda sour, and diesel tastes pretty good.

5/27/2021 11:53 AM

skeef wrote:

I've been considering selling my 20' 450sxf for a new yz250.. should I?

Yes!!! x2

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Patrick Trowbridge

5/27/2021 12:09 PM

The most effective package I bolted onto my YZ250 was FMF Factory Fatty, Pro Circuit shorty, V-Force reeds and 110 leaded fuel. That's before Slipdog ported it and head-modded it into an uncontrollable beast from hell's deepest pit.

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5/27/2021 2:04 PM

skeef wrote:

I've been considering selling my 20' 450sxf for a new yz250.. should I?

They are pretty freaking fun if you grew up on a smoker. Both bikes would ideal.....if one goes down you will have the backup.

-Dr Obvious

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5/27/2021 2:59 PM

I saw you out there yesterday smile. Awesome to see you on the 2 stroke... I was out riding my 21 KTM 250sx myself haha

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5/27/2021 3:13 PM

StevenMX wrote:

I saw you out there yesterday smile. Awesome to see you on the 2 stroke... I was out riding my 21 KTM 250sx myself haha

Nice! I saw the and heard the KTM screaming around !

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Patrick Trowbridge

5/27/2021 4:15 PM

StevenMX wrote:

I saw you out there yesterday smile. Awesome to see you on the 2 stroke... I was out riding my 21 KTM 250sx myself haha

Dirtysmile56 wrote:

Nice! I saw the and heard the KTM screaming around !

You going out next week? I'll stop by and say hi if so...

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5/28/2021 5:08 AM

Tracktor wrote:

Damn, I just sold an Apex head & GYTR FWW for one of these. That package with a STIC Metering block made the power like a ...more

With which head insert?

I’ve been a YZ250 fan for a long time, just can’t ever find a two stroke that makes me as happy. I thought the Apex head was just some internet hype, but after buying one, I consider it a must have. All three domes have completely different personalities.

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5/28/2021 5:24 AM

I have a GYTR 9 Oz FWW that came off my sons 250X. If interested, shoot me a PM.

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5/28/2021 8:44 AM

StevenMX wrote:

You going out next week? I'll stop by and say hi if so...

I hope to. It depends on how crazy my work schedule gets next week. Have you been to Pats Acres yet? I want to give it a shot soon. That dirt looks good. Track looks ratty but if the ruts are good I'm in!

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Patrick Trowbridge

5/28/2021 9:20 AM

Dirtysmile56 wrote:

Nice! I saw the and heard the KTM screaming around !

StevenMX wrote:

You going out next week? I'll stop by and say hi if so...

Dirtysmile56 wrote:

I hope to. It depends on how crazy my work schedule gets next week. Have you been to Pats Acres yet? I want to give it a shot ...more

I have been to Pat's Acres one time this year about a month ago, and it was a mud fest (I rode anyways to get the experience) but it was 8-12 " of mud so if you wanted "ruts" you got them lol. Otherwise I can see the track being fun with some doubles, tables, and small elevation changes on the track. I do owe it to go back and ride when it's actually rideable. Let me know if you decide to head that way as well. I'm going to try for sure to be at Albany on Wednesday.

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5/28/2021 10:11 AM

RACERX69 wrote:

I have a GYTR 9 Oz FWW that came off my sons 250X. If interested, shoot me a PM.

DM sent. I sent my phone number.

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Patrick Trowbridge

5/28/2021 10:55 AM

Dirtysmile56 wrote:

Nice! I saw the and heard the KTM screaming around !

StevenMX wrote:

You going out next week? I'll stop by and say hi if so...

Dirtysmile56 wrote:

I hope to. It depends on how crazy my work schedule gets next week. Have you been to Pats Acres yet? I want to give it a shot ...more

If you're gonna make the drive to Pat's might as well hit the RTF instead. I guarantee better jumps. Still working on getting the ruts perfect though.......In all seriousness some friends who live near Pats went a couple weeks ago. Didn't even unload before heading up our way. New layout is pretty sketchy was the word...

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6/4/2021 8:03 AM

HackMan162 wrote:

Nice! But ride it back-to-back with a 2006 and you will see that it is heavily evolved since then.

Haha. Three down votes from people who insist their 2006 is the exact same bike as the 2021.

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6/4/2021 8:28 AM

RACERX69 wrote:

I have a GYTR 9 Oz FWW that came off my sons 250X. If interested, shoot me a PM.

Dirtysmile56 wrote:

DM sent. I sent my phone number.

I didn’t receive your message/phone number.

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6/4/2021 12:05 PM

HackMan162 wrote:

Nice! But ride it back-to-back with a 2006 and you will see that it is heavily evolved since then.

HackMan162 wrote:

Haha. Three down votes from people who insist their 2006 is the exact same bike as the 2021.

Put a re-style plastic kit, blue rims, and an oversized front brake rotor on and your 06 is now a 21. However with that said NOTHING rides like a showroom fresh machine. Congrats OP on the new bike. That's how you properly speak with your wallet.

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6/6/2021 5:53 PM

HackMan162 wrote:

Nice! But ride it back-to-back with a 2006 and you will see that it is heavily evolved since then.

HackMan162 wrote:

Haha. Three down votes from people who insist their 2006 is the exact same bike as the 2021.

b_kowalsk wrote:

Put a re-style plastic kit, blue rims, and an oversized front brake rotor on and your 06 is now a 21. However with that said ...more

I'm guessing you do NOT have a 17+ YZ250, nor have ridden one back-to-back with earlier years. The frame change in 17 is very noticeable, but not by looking at it, and Yamaha did not make a statement about it, thus peoples holy grail (MXA) has never mentioned as well.

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6/6/2021 6:55 PM

HackMan162 wrote:

Haha. Three down votes from people who insist their 2006 is the exact same bike as the 2021.

b_kowalsk wrote:

Put a re-style plastic kit, blue rims, and an oversized front brake rotor on and your 06 is now a 21. However with that said ...more

HackMan162 wrote:

I'm guessing you do NOT have a 17+ YZ250, nor have ridden one back-to-back with earlier years. The frame change in 17 is very ...more

Tell us more… 🤔 (I have an ‘18 BTW, Fatty with a shorty, Boyesen Rad valve and Enzo re-valve/re-sprung for 185lb).

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6/7/2021 6:24 AM

HackMan162 wrote:

Haha. Three down votes from people who insist their 2006 is the exact same bike as the 2021.

b_kowalsk wrote:

Put a re-style plastic kit, blue rims, and an oversized front brake rotor on and your 06 is now a 21. However with that said ...more

HackMan162 wrote:

I'm guessing you do NOT have a 17+ YZ250, nor have ridden one back-to-back with earlier years. The frame change in 17 is very ...more

Frame change actually came in 2016. Slightly slacker head angle so that they could share the platform with the newly released YZ250X off-road model. I find it strange that Yamaha swept the changes under the rug and never mentioned them. And yes, I have owned both and honestly cannot tell a difference. Although never ridden them back to back. The YZ250 is not what I would call a heavily evolved platform, the engine has seen no technical changes since 2003 and Yamaha does just enough to keep it in production.

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6/7/2021 8:46 PM

Great to see OP. I just moved back to Oregon this month. I’m actually right in Canby so less than ten minutes from Pat’s Acres. I have an ‘06 YZ I’m trying to decide what to do with currently. I’ll probably see you around one of these days.

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6/8/2021 5:35 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/8/2021 5:37 PM

I have a 21 KX 250 as well and love it. But I was wanting a 2 stroke as a second bike to play on. I bought this well taken care of 19 KTM 150 with low hours from the original owner . Put my graphics on and now it's ready to ride. Looking forward to spinning some laps on it.

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