1995 RMX250 compared

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1995 RMX250 compared

Post by Goat » 05:52 pm Nov 03 2020

My buddy finally got his RMX in the woods, and we swapped for a short trail ride.
He says “your bike (KDX) feels like an MXer”
I said “your bike (RMX) feels like a nice little trail bike”

I fully expected the oppo.
He is running a 36mm carb vs the normal 38.
But it felt smaller softer and much more easy going than my KDX.
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Re: 1995 RMX250 compared

Post by KDXGarage » 06:10 pm Nov 03 2020

Did it feel longer? How was the suspension?
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Re: 1995 RMX250 compared

Post by Goat » 06:15 pm Nov 03 2020

Nice little ride. But doesn’t make me want to trade.
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Re: 1995 RMX250 compared

Post by Goat » 10:51 pm Nov 03 2020

It felt lower and softer (and generally like a smaller bike) We only got short swap ride ... maybe 10min on the logging roads. I hope to get a bit more seat time another day for better info. It did not feel longer that I could tell, but think I’d have to hit some harder stuff to get a good feel.
Many discussion posts I have seen prefer the RMX over KDX. But.... maybe not a $4k KDX.
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Re: 1995 RMX250 compared

Post by doakley » 08:16 am Nov 04 2020

I thought you were coming up on $5k!!

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Re: 1995 RMX250 compared

Post by MoonStomper » 08:50 am Nov 04 2020

I was riding a buddy's DRZ 250 4t for awhile and really liked the suspension in the woods. It had good power but not the hit that my KDX can deliver. Surprisingly though my KDX is a lot better on steep loose hill climbs - or maybe my riding improved? I'm looking forward to getting my suspension tuned next month. If it worked as good as that DRZ I'd be pretty stoked. Would be fun to try an RMX - didn't try to find one though because parts availability is very poor compared to an H9.
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Re: 1995 RMX250 compared

Post by bufftester » 04:23 pm Nov 04 2020

My son has a 95 RMX250. It is nothing like the KDX, and I'm comparing to my hybrid. Suspension works better in the woods, more race oriented than the stock KDX. Makes better power, though we currently have him geared a bit high for the winter desert season. Easily feels taller than the KDX, though feels shorter than my hybrid and they are all within about an inch of each other. We also have a woods pipe and turbinecore silencer on it, not as quiet as a stock KDX, but not as loud as a 4T. Side by side the RMX will outpull the 220 but is a bit harder in the tight stuff to keep the wheel from spinning. I like them both a lot, wish they would have kept building the RMX's...they'd have a KDX cult following by now if they did.

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Re: 1995 RMX250 compared

Post by Goat » 06:50 pm Nov 04 2020

That is fully what I expected. I had planned for the RMX to feel like KDX big bully brother. I am sure it has a lot to do with the setup of each bike. The RMX was either set soft or my impressive girth gave it a good squawshing. Mine is on tall side for its age now with MX forks and big back tire, and doesn’t drop as much when you hop on.
PS I haven’t hit $5k.... yet.
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