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I got my new kx250f yesterday, I love it....But i am keeping my KDX 200 for the National enduros next year, and racing the kx 250 F in the GNCC's next year....Just thogut id give the new thumper a try, and if i dont like it it's back to the KDX
 
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You will have to give us a ride review/comparison after you get some seat time on it. Good luck with the new bike!
 

CaptainObvious

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Yes, I'd like to hear your thoughts as well. Let us know what mods on on your KDX too.
 
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me know how much fun changing the oil filter and plug is! The one piece cover is a major flaw for a 2004 bike.

Not to burst your bubble, but the bikes have proven not so reliable so far. Watch the US open if you get a chance. They DNF'd. Just one honda CRF and all the YZFs in the 125 class made the 2 day finish
 
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A good riding bud of mine bought the kxf recently. I've had a 2003 yz250f which was awesome but I like the kx better. We've been out riding together several times and his bike seems bombproof and very reliable. It starts even better than my yzf did, it has more low end rip and it handles better in the tight stuff. I'm riding a 2004 KTM 200exc right now but if I was to buy a thumper tomorrow it would be the kxf - sweet bike, period.

BTW - my bud and I used to ride KDX's hardcore also.
 
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Good to here from you JCV. Dont be a stranger.
I saw a kx250f saturday and it was rippin. Now , the rider was very good
and here was floggin the hell out of it, but it didnt miss a beat. Impressive.
It started too!!
Steve
 
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I don't suppose it has a button to start it ???

Anecdotally, I know of a local hotrodder that has 'moved' from a crf450 to a ktm125 to a kx250 within the space of a year. He just bought one of the new 250's. Says it has more power than you'll ever need and feels great.

.....the 2-smoke ban looms on the horizon.......... :(
 
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Yeah I'd like to hear the bottom/top end comparison. I hear they are not bad in the trails.

Let us know.
 
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Ok now that I have had the bike for almost a week and been out on it every day i'll let you all know what i think. First off my ridding skills i raced the 200B class in the GNCC's and National Hair Scrambles on my KDX 200 this year. All the mods the KDX had were FCR suspension revalve and respring for ym weight. Dyno Port pipe and silincer, Works Connection radiator braces, and Pro tpaer bars, and mounts. Also removed the air box cover, and relocated the CDI....Not too many mods on the bike, but i love it. Ok on to what i think of the KX250F.

The new bike is real smotth all through the power range. It also doesn not have much at all of the dreded enging braking. Bottem end is alot lower then the KDX, but you can't lug the bike down as far as the KDX, although you can lug it mighty low. The suspension out of the box is a little stiff int he front end for the woods, but on the MX track it is great.

The new thumper turns better then any KX i have ever ridden, and with the power delivery and turing i can carve the woods up better then on my KDX, the KDX is still better in the 1st gear real nast sections.

In conclusion I am alot faster on the KX250F, and well be on it at all of the GNCC's and NHS this year in the 4stroke B class, and the KDX is still going to be inthe garage for the NAtional Enduros, I feel it is a better mount for the enduros...........After i get some more set time i'll give u an extended ride review.
 
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Sounds awsome. I wonder if you can put KX forks on it and if it would make a difference. I just figured the KXF had the same forks as the KX125.
 
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it does have the same forks just a little different valving and springs. I have ridden a friends and will wait for the 450 (I race A open) wat to compare the two. the yz250f has no top end speed! only about 55 or 60mph don't know about the kxf, don't like to ride friends bikes hard.
 
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KX693, this is off topic, but can you please tell me about that Dynoport pipe. Is is there bottom end pipe? I'm torn between it and FMF's woods pipe, and it's hard to find anyone that has experience with the DP. Good tractable power down low? Thanks for the help. mnnthbx@hotmail.com