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    Getting my boy a new bike - been looking at the Honda CRF250X for a while - well a kid we know rides MX and is on one of these bikes and told us you have to rebuild the top end every 12 hours - and this is a 4 stroke. Anyone else heard this?? To me that is ridiculous - and the bike aint cheap - damn it is expensive - but then that might be why there are so many year old used ones for sale. Thinking if the CRF230 doesnt have this problem then that is the way i will go - between the repairs and the large price difference between them.

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    Forgot to add that when i was picking up parts for my bike i asked a few of the guys there - everyone played dumb and said they would have to ask someone else - made me uneasy - like maybe it is true and they didnt want to own up to it.

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    Surely not on the 4 stroke

    But 12hrs race time is a lot harder on the bike than 12hrs pleasure time. I can tell you the 230 is not as strong a bike as the 250X.

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    Why not look at an XR250 as another option? It's inbetween the 230 and 250X. The 250X is a lot of machine if you aren't experienced.

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    The XR is a option - he has his heart set on a CRF thats why I was checking into them - he said he doesnt want a XR but he will ride whatever i give him I just couldnt believe the rebuild time - so i have to figure out if it is the CRF250R that they are talking about - Honda is playing dumb when I ask them about it - makes me uneasy with the purchase. the CRF250X is one expensive bike!!! any and all donations are appreciated

    Thanks for the info!!! Keep it coming!!!!


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    Well and XR400 would give you about the same power as the 250X but not the suspension goodies. I like the idea of the XR's for me because I am not trying to be anyone's hero and I like the tractor like reliability of the XR's engine. Though I can't imagine the X needs that much rebuild work. I know someone with a WR250 yamaha and they have never rebuilt the top end and he has ridden it hard for a couple years.

    I'd say if your son going to be jumping it a lot then the X is probably worth it.

    I posted cause I was a little confused as to why you were cross shopping the CRF230F with the 250X when the whole XR family was between those two. For the record I have never owned a dirt bike, but I have had a few honda street bikes. In fact, it's how I got to work today. The wife and I plan to buy dirt bikes in a year or two and the XR is high on my list.

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    Boiling Point,
    I suggest asking your questions on one of the many four-stroke forums, and getting answers directly from the guys who own and maintain one.
    Such as:
    http://crfsonly.com/phpBB2/index.php

    http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/index.php

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    Thanks!! looks like the place to go

    I have got to get pics from our last trip - or even better - pics from the coming up trip and post them here - when we get the bike i will definetely post a pic of a kid grinning ear to ear.

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    I always wanted a pony...a shetland pony with spots on his rear.

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    Originally posted by jacob perkins
    I always wanted a pony...a shetland pony with spots on his rear.
    Yea....but they eat a lot, poop a lot, and bite ya on the ass when you're not looking (personal experience here)

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