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cant tell how much power i need

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1) your physical size (both height and weight are important)
-5'8 135lbs
2) How physical / aggressive are you ?
-pretty aggressve i can take a fall
3) what do you plan to ride- MX/SX tracks, woods, fields with friends or ?????
-with freinds and woods mabe feilds
4) Do you have any riding experience?
-a couple of months on my underpowered 150
5) Do you think you will race ?
-i am thinking about it
6) Are you mechanically inclined and will you be doing your own bike work?
-some work but nothing huge like most motor work.
7) Do YOU have a preferance to a brand/ motor choice (2 or 4 stroke)?
Honda/KTM/Kawasaki/Suzuki
8) Do you have a dealer close by your home that you might use and what brand(s) does he carry?
-all the brands i listed are available
9) How much ($) do you plan to spend on a bike?
-5000-6000
10) Do you live in California?
-yep
11) Your age?
14
12) anything else that you think would help form an opinion
-i have been riding my CRF150F 4 a few months but think it is way underpowered and i need something bigger.
 
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J-man, there all about the same. The YZ is the tallest and the RM125 not to far off in the late 90s. I say a pre 2000 because i think (but not positive) a newer 125 2 stroke would be red stickered wich means in certain areas you could only ride for 6 mounths out of the year.
 

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Why not consider one of the 250Fs? You're tall enough, the thumper will be more forgiving, more fuel efficient, (for long rides!), and you won't outgrow it too quickly.
 
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#6
like a honda CRF250X or a RM250 wich one i need to know what brand has a good 250 for my size.
 
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J-man, i would suggest a CRF250X is you are willing to learn how to do your own work because the shops prices are insane to pay for an hour or 2. I think you would be better off with a RM250 because the matinece is easy and you would find the work to be done to it easier to do then a modern day liquid cooled 4 stroke.
 

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#9
No, the RM is a 2-stroke. 2-strokes are easier to work on, 4-strokes are easier to ride. The 4-stroke should go twice as long between rebuilds, but valves and camshafts make them trickier and much more expensive to rebuild. Apples and oranges!