Opinion of the 2015 KX250F?

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8/14/2017 1:58 PM

Looking for some feedback on this bike. I've been kicking around the idea of getting a 250F to run in the Vet class, not really a fan of 450s. I'm currently riding a 03 CR250 that's pretty dialed.

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8/15/2017 5:07 PM

Braaaphole wrote:

Looking for some feedback on this bike. I've been kicking around the idea of getting a 250F to run in the Vet class, not really a fan of 450s. I'm currently riding a 03 CR250 that's pretty dialed.

I rode a 16 that had a few mods done to it and liked it alot! Ive also rode other 250fs that my son had and did not like, 16 yz250f, 15 crf250r etc...he also had an 11 and 12 kx250f that i thought were pretty good....if i was to buy a new 250f it would most likely be a kawi. Im a 44 year old senior intermediate rider @ 205 lbs...approximately...lol.

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8/16/2017 6:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/17/2017 2:56 PM

I rode kx250f's 2013-15. They're solid bikes. If you get that bike, that year model they went to a heavier flywheel to rev similar to the ktm. If you want a really snappy feel, find a 13-14 flywheel on eBay. I loved the suspension on all of mine 2013-2015 when done by fastlap suspension. Factory Connection missed the boat on my first one in 13 and the forks were wayyy too soft. Once they're done right though, the adjustable preload feature on the forks is really convenient for different track conditions. My only beef with those bikes was the reliability of the pistons and stock clutch. If you're a revver, expect those bikes to be a little tough to start and having to give them gas to start around 15-20 hrs. The stock pistons seemed to rev more freely, but the aftermarket forged pistons did last longer and I never cracked a forged one. I'd never gone through stock clutch packs so fast either (18 hrs) and I even went 180 hrs on the notorious 2010 4 spring Honda 450 clutch. DP clutch kits lasted forever though, as well as any of the rekluse manual set ups. The Torqdrive actually makes the bike hook up significantly better too.

Coincidentally, had an 03 cr250 last summer. The 15 year old CR250 is more competitive. Probably my favorite 250 two stroke I've owned (vs. kx250's and aluminum framed yz250's). They rip up top and are smooth and controllable down low. Not to mention top notch fit and feel and quality parts even if they are getting old.

Hope this helps

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8/16/2017 9:33 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/16/2017 9:34 AM

Great bikes. Put heavy clutch springs in ASAP. We burned stock at 7 hrs and after new clutch with heavy springs went 60 hours and it still wasn't slipping I just figured time for a new one. Rear chain guides wear quickly so TM is a good replacement or just have some extras on hand. Other than that they are good solid bikes..............Edit: Stock pipe makes good power but loud as hell..........

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8/17/2017 1:57 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/17/2017 5:32 PM

Braaaphole wrote:

Looking for some feedback on this bike. I've been kicking around the idea of getting a 250F to run in the Vet class, not really a fan of 450s. I'm currently riding a 03 CR250 that's pretty dialed.

I live in Houston and I have one that's all stock, like new, collecting dust, title in hand. Needs a shim and will even throw in a brand new shim kit. I dont know crap about shimming and dont want to mess with it. II just want it gone so I can go back to 2 strokes.

I bought it from an old guy who said he rode it 3 times. It still had the little nipples on the tires when I bought it. I have ridden it 4 times. Each "time" was about 6 -10 laps on the GP track at 3 palms.

Between my old ass and the old guy I bought it from, I dont think the tires have ever come off the ground. : )

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8/17/2017 2:06 PM

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8/17/2017 6:46 PM

Braaaphole wrote:

Looking for some feedback on this bike. I've been kicking around the idea of getting a 250F to run in the Vet class, not really a fan of 450s. I'm currently riding a 03 CR250 that's pretty dialed.

Rockinar wrote:

I live in Houston and I have one that's all stock, like new, collecting dust, title in hand. Needs a shim and will even throw in a brand new shim kit. I dont know crap about shimming and dont want to mess with it. II just want it gone so I can go back to 2 strokes.

I bought it from an old guy who said he rode it 3 times. It still had the little nipples on the tires when I bought it. I have ridden it 4 times. Each "time" was about 6 -10 laps on the GP track at 3 palms.

Between my old ass and the old guy I bought it from, I dont think the tires have ever come off the ground. : )

shoot me an email with your price shanelafferty@me.com

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8/18/2017 11:17 AM

Solid bikes.

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