2018 TRX250X

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  1. DKavcak

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    So, as some of you know, I parted out my Blaster the other week.
    I made so much money off parting it out that I put down about 50% on a brand-new, leftover TRX250X.
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    Let me tell you, this thing is as much fun as the Blaster and it's great for bigger guys like myself (265lbs and 6'0").

    It's a good quad for beginners since it has a centrifugal clutch and a cable clutch.

    Sit down and let me explain:
    It has the same transmission and drivetrain as the old TRX250EX and Recon 250 ES. That means it's a shaft-drive, air-cooled quad.
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    Starting with the "redesign," they implemented a cable-clutch override for the centrifugal clutch for those of us who are used to using a clutch.
    It's great for my girlfriend because she is unfamiliar with riding ATV's with a clutch and can get the hang of it without it stalling. It's great for me because it's a torquey S.O.B that pulls wheelies as easy as the Blaster.

    Here's the best part...it has working brakes! :D
     

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    Working brakes?that's taking the fun out of it:D. Nice score. Are you giving that one to her and getting your own later if she is into riding?
     
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    Michele rides already.
    She has a 2003 Honda Recon and she rides better than most of my buddies.
    The Recon rocks and she's keeping it, but the TRX is for me.
    It won't break every time I mention "Weekend Ride" or take it off a jump.

    I wanted something bulletproof and something that I can teach her the basics of using a clutch so she doesn't loop her dirtbike when she gets on it.

    We have a 1997 Honda XR100 on loan from her family friend so she can learn how to ride a dirtbike.
     
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    The xr will be good to learn on .flat power.no very tall
     
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    Michele is 5'8", so she looks ridiculous on that bike. It's too small for her, but at least it isn't a far way to fall when she does inevitably dump the bike.
     
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    What's next klx140 or crf150?
     
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    Probably a CRF150R if she likes it. Perhaps a TTR225 or 250 if I can find one
     
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    The ttr is hit or miss here. It's like a wave .there is a handful for sale sometimes. Or there is one that is way overpriced
     
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    Everything is overpriced right now.
     
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    You are right.last 3 months prices seemed to have creeped up some.. I was getting ready to pick up a blaster project. But. Like you said the prices are crazy right now.
     
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    I was going to pick up a parts one for $500, but all the people who have been sitting at home getting "free money" from Uncle Sam snatch crap like that up in the blink of an eye.
     
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    They are crazy high right now 1800 and up ones 3500 with stock suspention.must be a new drug out or something
     
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    Yeah, it's called welfare
     
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    Heard those 250's like you got run pretty good.that true
     
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    Yeah! It feels like a modern Blaster
     
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    What's a modern blaster fell like?:D
    Never rode one.
    Any luck on your $500 blasty
     
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    Yeah, the guy never got back to me.
    But I took the TRX out riding over the weekend where I normally take the bike and wow...what a night and day difference.
    Sure, it can't bomb hillclimbs, but it takes jumps better
     
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    Are you knocking the stock blaster suspension?:eek: It's the best suspention never made:D
     
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    265lbs man + Blaster = Broken Suspension
     
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    It will really bottom out then
     

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