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    Re: YZ250X vs XCW250


    Lighting is a non issue for me, but it seems easy to get enough power to run proper LED lighting.
    Electric start, meh, I can push the kick starter on this thing with my hand and start it, it starts that easy.
    As for the 5 vs 6 speeds, I was surprised to see that first and second gears are the same as the YZ mx version, 3rd, 4th, and 5th are where the adjustments were made to make it wide ratio. The bike lugs down to walking speeds in first, and 5th seems like overdrive. It seems well suited to fit the wide range power output of the engine.

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    Re: YZ250X vs XCW250

    Jesus. What's next? I want the trail to be perfectly smooth so I don't get bounced around?

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    Re: YZ250X vs XCW250

    Saw this on Craigslist: For Sale Magura Hydrolic Clutch CRF 450 R 2013 - 2014 - $125 (Attleboro MA).

    No affiliation, thought someone might be interested.

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    Re: YZ250X vs XCW250

    Really happy with my decision to get the 250X, amazing how easy this bike is to ride. We covered about 20 miles of trails Saturday and Iím ready for more.

    Thinking about having a ride at my farm on Saturday, June 16 if anyone is interested. Probably have to keep the group reasonably small, and reasonably quiet bikes.

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    Very awesome to hear...that’s what the magazines said! Some even said they liked it better than the MX model on the track

    Getting used to the power?

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    Re: YZ250X vs XCW250

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    Really happy with my decision to get the 250X, amazing how easy this bike is to ride. We covered about 20 miles of trails Saturday and Iím ready for more.

    Thinking about having a ride at my farm on Saturday, June 16 if anyone is interested. Probably have to keep the group reasonably small, and reasonably quiet bikes.
    There isnít anything not to like once you ride one.
    Still havenít dusted mine off yet. Maybe this weekend.

    Congrats!

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    Re: YZ250X vs XCW250

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    Thinking about having a ride at my farm on Saturday, June 16 if anyone is interested.
    noted!

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    Still havenít dusted mine off yet. Maybe this weekend.
    meant to text you on Friday morning to see if you were free, we snuck out for an afternoon session ... it was not fun.

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    Re: YZ250X vs XCW250

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    noted!



    meant to text you on Friday morning to see if you were free, we snuck out for an afternoon session ... it was not fun.
    Next time.

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    Re: YZ250X vs XCW250

    I have a question for the smokers about oil fuel ratio?

    My manual says 32:1 on the 250x, while my last KTM 200 was 60:1. I had my KTM for 3 years, and never once fouled a plug. My 250X, I have ridden maybe 5 or 6 times, and Iím on my 3rd spark plug. Internet suggests 40ish:1 is a good ratio for the 250x, but why canít I run 60:1 like I did on my KTM?

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    Re: YZ250X vs XCW250

    I always ran 50:1 with good synthetic premix.
    That’s all I’ve got.

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    Re: YZ250X vs XCW250

    stock jetting? what brand and type of oil? what heat range is the plug? is the motor always in the lower rev range?

    EDIT: and you can run 60:1 like you did in the past but that depends on oil type and possibly jetting changes.

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    Re: YZ250X vs XCW250

    I run 40:1 in my X.
    Sound like you have a jetting issue not your fuel oil ratio.

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    Re: YZ250X vs XCW250

    If you want to run a 36:1 semi-synthetic or 40:1 synthetic, try a 45 pilot jet with the Air screw around 1 1/2 out. If you ride more woods than track, the BR7ES stays cleaner and should last 2+ years without fouling.

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    Re: YZ250X vs XCW250

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    stock jetting? what brand and type of oil? what heat range is the plug? is the motor always in the lower rev range?

    EDIT: and you can run 60:1 like you did in the past but that depends on oil type and possibly jetting changes.
    I havenít touched the jetting, so whatever setting it came with, is whatís in it now.

    Also using the Yama-Lube R oil.

    The plug is a BR8ES, I was just replacing with stock parts, actually had 2 new ones in the tool box from back in the banshee days.

    Mostly trails and the RPM range is low to mid, not much high.

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