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Old 12-03-2012, 08:06 PM   #1
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Trading for 2006 crf 250r. Is it a good trade?

I have an 2004 Suzuki RM 125 2 stroke dirt bike, and a 2006 Yamaha TT-R 50 that I offered an ad i found on Craigslist. I would be trading for a 2006 Honda crf250r. The guy says he's sponsored by a local shop who thad rebuilt the motor, and redid the suspension. I know he did not race this bike, he raced his sponsors bike. Just wondering what you guys thought. Ive always been into motorcycles, but just recently really started to get into dirt bikes. I am 5' 6" and 160 lbs. Not sure if its a fair trade, or if I am getting the poop end of the stick. Lmk!
My bike:
http://wichita.craigslist.org/mcy/3453452095.html


++++ a stock 2006 Yamaha TT-R 50, missing a side cover, and the front fender is cracked.


His bike:
http://wichita.craigslist.org/mcy/3453221328.html
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:14 PM   #2
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I just need some advice!
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:22 PM   #3
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You could never go wrong with Honda. But it seems pretty stock to me nothing special.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:28 PM   #4
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Sounds like he is a good rider and probably beats the pi$% out of his bike. Even though it might be well maintained, I'm sure it has a lot of hard hours on it. I would try to find a bike with low hours and was gently used - they are out there. Just my opinion. Good luck.
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It doesn't sound like a great deal but it also doesn't sound like a bad deal. Just because it was a local hotshoes bike doesn't mean anything bad. I would rather have a well maintained and hard ridden bike then a bike that was gently ridden and rarely maintained.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:55 AM   #6
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It seems like a fairly good deal considering I have rode pretty much all of them. It was owned by a sponsored rider, normally they rebuild everything. I know we do when I sell my bikes, we do top to bottom with bearings and motor, suspension and all. This should go for most shops. I will say this though, the honda 250fs needs valve adjustments about every 4 rides and I never liked them due to that. I ride a kawi 450 and 250 and adjust the valves every 10-15 rides. Be prepared to spend more money on maintance to with a 4 stroke. The 2 strokes are easier to maintain but the 4 strokes are easier to ride and you should really like that suspension on that bike. Is it set for a rider your size or bigger? Find out. Make sure the wheels arent warped and check the case for leaks. Lots of 4 stroke guys are wanting 2 strokes due to more 2 stroke race classes

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I've been racing since i was four years old and I've always loved two strokes. Ive raced a crf250r in the 2007 season and hated it. they are the most reliable 4stroke but thats if you keep up with all the four stroke maintenance such as oil change every 20hrs valve adjustment every 30hrs not to mention trying to get the thing to start when its hot or been running for all day. My advice is stick with what you got 125 2strokes are quick bikes and a lot easier to maintain than the big 4strokes. My advice is keep the 125 2stroke until your ready for a 250 2 stroke you'll be much happier in my opinion.
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