RM-Z / KX-F Long term ride reviews ?

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Has anyone got anymore long term ( ? ) ride reviews of the RM-Z /
KX-F 250's ? I have been thinking about getting one but you keep
hearing about transmission problems they had at Vegas, and I am curious if this isn't just a internet rumor gone wild.

Have any of you been riding these offroad ? Is a flywheel weight needed or any other mods.

Thanks Weld it
 
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I am not an expert but I have been riding for over 30 years. I got my rmz about 4 weeks ago. I have riddin dozens of different two and four stokes over the past few years. None compare to the rmz.I belive the rmz is everything they said it was and more.It is a blast to ride.it handles just about everything you could imagine and does it all with ease. I have owned over two dozen different dirt bikes over the past five years.After riding the RMZ I don't think I be looking for another bike for a long time.
 
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I agree 100% with what he said, I have had my KXF for only 2.5 weeks, but can't complain about anything, except the lack of availability on oil filters (will be resolved). I have owned several yzf250's, this bike "Feels" 10-15 lbs. lighter in the air. The lower seat height (as compared to the yzf250) is better for me as well. Not to say anything bad about the yzf, the kxf just fits "me" better & feels alot lighter. It's a good looking bike as well. I don't think you can for-see long term reliability on any of the bikes except the yzf, nobody knows about reliability on the RMZ or CRF yet. I would "guess" with proper attention to oil changes and air filter changes it will last as long as any of them. I don't think there is going to be a big recall on the bikes on transmission or anything else.
 
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Just got mine took to a indoor practice track every thing was great .Just switched it over to ultimate 4 going to race it indoors this weekend, we also cant get no oil filters yet ?
 
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how difficult was it to get you kxf/rm-z's? was there a waiting list or anything? im just curious because as soon as my yz 250f is paid off its up for sale and im probably gonna buy one. i was gonna go back to a 2 stroke but i rode my friends 03 rm 125 and decided i didnt like the 2 strokes power, i liked the 4 strokes torque but i liked the light weight and handling of the 2 stroke. does the kxf/rm-z really feel like a 125 2 stroke?
 
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I rode my sons wr 250f and the rmz feels a lot lighter and better balanced. The wr 250f has good power but is bulkey and does not feel anything like a two stroke .The rmz feels much more like a two stroke than any four stroke I have ever riddin.I am not shure of how long a wait for one I ordered mine last summer after reading everything I could find about the bike I felt it would be the perfect bike for me. It might not be the right bike for everyone but It's the best all around mx bike I have ever riddin.I was lucky to get one of the first ones. I have heard they are hard to get right now.
 
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"Long term reviews"???
Didnt these bikes just come out?
Do any of 'em have more than 1 or 2 hundred miles on em yet?
Sorry, guess im not thinking in "motocross" time zones. :eek:
Long term to me is somethin like 2 or 3 years or so......... :laugh:
 

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It feels a little bit heavier than a 2-stroke 125 but it is not tiring to ride. I went from a 99-KX125 to the 04-KX250F. It will carve any corner you put the front wheel in, and launching out of corners is as easy as twisting the throttle, it just hooks up and goes..
Off the starting line, (2nd gear start, concrete pad), I was easily able to stay with the 250 2-strokes and 450s for top5 starts, which I could never do on my 125. (I race the + classes).
I have 2 riding hours on the bike and it is as strong as ever..
 

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I also forgot to mention that it is as easy to kickstart as a 125, which is a huge difference compared to the YZ250f. I've not tried it, but I bet I could start it with my hand if I had to..
 

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You may find the clutch is the first thing to wear-a much abused mag tested bike was ran at the last british championship round-it was very fast and the rider got 2nd in timed practice but the clutch gave up-this isnt a fault as such as the bike had done many hours and no parts were available-its just the same as what a 125 would do given enough abuse.