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Moving from a 2stroke to a 4stroke

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Well guys im 14 almost 15 in march, "5'5 120 lb. I have been riding a Cr 80 for all my life rather(For about 5 yrs this march) (hard to get the money) and now my dad bought me a 2003 YZ250F.I really love it but i tried riding it up and down the street, havent had time to go to the trails yet(this weekend) it is a totally different bike. Is there any tips, suggestions, comments that you guys can tell me about a 4stroke? any info would be muh appreciated. i would just ask my dad since he rides a XR600 but hes sleeping now and im bored.
 

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Dad sounds like he might be a good source.

But in general, you won't have to wind it out to get power, you can rely on the better low end torque of the 250F. Also, letting off the gas in the air is almost as good as hitting the rear brake to bring the front end down.
 
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Better watch that total throttle chop in the air stall/endo!
 
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so if im jumping i have to keep on the throttle? and i noticed the torq when i bought the bike. well thx guys for replying becuz im going riding tomorrow after school and hopefully gonna start jumping on this bike later.
 
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well today i went out riding atnd i loved it. thx for the throttle tip on jumping
 
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Hey. How do you sit on the bike? I'm around 5' 3" to 5' 4" and I couldn't even get close to tippy-toeing on one foot with my friends freshly broken-in '03 CR125 during the summer. It's the only thing that held me back from getting a 125. Instead I got a RM100 and am 50/50 about my decision. I really wanted to go to a 125. Is the bike lowered or all stock?
 
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I fit just fine on the bike. it has pro action suspension so its not the stock susp. im not flat footed but i touch the ground on both sides. it is the perfect size. i can fit the same way on the 125s. my friend said that the kx 100 is a very small bike is the rm 100 the same? is it about the size of an 80.?
 
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The RM100 IS a KX100 if you get technical. Suzuki and Kawasaki merged (Kawazuki...lol) so Suzuki picked up Kawasaki's 65 and 100. They are the exact same bikes, just different plastics. It's about mid-way in between the 80's seat height and the 125's seat height. I had a CR80 before that, and the 100 is about 1.5 to 2 inches higher than that and 1.5 to 2 inches lower than my friends CR125. My friend rode the CR125 once at a track and it's sat since...so maybe when riding season comes around and the tracks open up i'll ride it for him...you know...to keep it from gumming up hehe. Still though, I wish I would have got a 250f that day. According to the Kelly's Blue Books (Or whatever it's called) my RM100 is only worth $1900 US where as we paid $3250 US for it out the door. I've only put about 4 hours on it too, so it's pretty much useless to sell it. What to do what to do...*Sigh*
 
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ya..well i guess the only thing you can do if you dont like it is just wait till you have enough money and sell the 100 and get a new bike.
 
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ALL I KNOW IS THAT YOUR A LUCKY SOB!!! THAT IS SO AWESOME THAT YOU GOT THAT bike. PLease tell me sometime how the swtich is going form a cr 80 to four stroke 250, i asked for a kx250f for schristmas, but of course you know how things go. ANYWAZY I JUST WANNA TELL YOU YOU HAVE AN AWESOME BIKE AND KEEP IT REAL AND DON"T KILL YOURSELF
 
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ya maxkiks it is an awesome bike. the only thing is i think im not gonna be able to ride it for about 4-6 wks tho. i was out riding my bicycle wit my frieends and i crashed on this jump and i think i broke my wrist. i dont really want my parents to take me to th doctors cuz i think it is then i wont be able to play baseball or sirtbike. it hurts in the exact same place that i broke it 2 yrs ago.