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Old 10-16-2014, 11:25 AM   #1
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Tell me the good/bad about SY250f Long ride

A friend has a 2006(?) for sale, it's been used for trail riding in Hawaii. I'm in the market for a trials to use for trail riding here. What do people think about it? It's heavier than other trials, but for trail riding that isn't important. Is it a true Yamaha engine or a clone? Yamaha 250s are pretty bullet proof. I test rode it, it was pretty good but needs some work. Anything to look for/opinions?
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:46 PM   #2
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sy250f

I have a 2007, it is a great trail bike, that's why I bought it. (I have a 4rt for serious riding) It is a Yamaha wr250 engine that has been re cammed and regeared for trials, 2007 was the first year for the pumper carb, that supposedly eliminates the right off idle 4 stroke cough. It does run hot, a lot of them have had the rad switch jumped so the fan runs all the time to help cool. The suspension is very plush, a very comfy bike to just trail ride with. Ken
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Old 10-16-2014, 04:25 PM   #3
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Lot of good info on this 2005 thread that might be of help...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...highlight=pipe
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Old 10-17-2014, 03:32 AM   #4
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Ken, funny you mention that, I'm also contemplating a 2005 4rt. There's a big price difference but from everything I've read and spoken to people about, the Montesa is a great bike for the trails.

jonny, I did read through that thread a few times before I posted up. I was hoping to get more replies, but it seems that there aren't many of them out there.

A consideration would be parts availability; are Scorpa parts reliably available? Montesa?
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:09 AM   #5
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A consideration would be parts availability; are Scorpa parts reliably available? Montesa?
I would think Montessa parts would be readily available, they should be part of the Honda distribution system.
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:20 AM   #6
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Montesa parts are easily had through Overland Cycles or Lewisport, Scorpa parts, through RYP, engine is Yamaha, but cam and Trans gears not, l spoke with Brad Baumert, the lmporter, before I bought my sy250f, everything else on the bike is pretty much common with other euro trials bikes, so can be had. The 4rt is a lighter, more nimble trials bike than the scorpa, but the scorpa feels bigger, more comfortable and easier to sit on for longer rides, I don't have the long ride kit on it, looking for that. Ken
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:22 AM   #7
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Ken, funny you mention that, I'm also contemplating a 2005 4rt. There's a big price difference but from everything I've read and spoken to people about, the Montesa is a great bike for the trails.

jonny, I did read through that thread a few times before I posted up. I was hoping to get more replies, but it seems that there aren't many of them out there.

A consideration would be parts availability; are Scorpa parts reliably available? Montesa?
Didn't see mention of the thread so was just making sure you new about it.

As for the 4RT I have an 07 and ride it on trails and love it. I ride trials on it more, but that is because I like trials more than trails so look for the extra hard trails when I do ride trail rides...

I have never had an issue with it on the trails and only have a butt rest for when I stop on the trail to rest. I just stand the hole time when riding.

best of luck!..
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Old 10-17-2014, 11:21 AM   #8
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Mike at the Tryals Shop in NY is also a good source for Scorpa parts.
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Mike at the Tryals Shop in NY is also a good source for Scorpa parts.
And he's good people!
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