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Old 02-15-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Suzuki RMZ 250 Thread

I wanted to start a Suzuki RMZ 250 thread. I have always raced hare scrambles and have always ridden motocross oriented bikes as my hare scrambles/trails bike. The main reason I ride Suzukiís and have always ridden Suzukiís rather than KTM or other brands is cost. I have always had a hook up on Suzukiís. And the fact that parts are cheap and Suzuki is super reliable helps my case a ton. I have always taken the Suzukiís that Iíve owned and converted them into trail warriors. This thread will be dedicated to tips and tricks that you have learned or done to make your Suzuki just as capable out on the trail as everyone else. And post lots of pictures!

Currently Iím riding and racing a í09 RMZ 250. I bought it last year brand new. The dealer had it on their show room floor and to make a long story short, it had been sitting their way too long. That equaled a good deal for me. I was riding an RMZ 450 but I wanted something lighter and easier to handle for hare scrambles and long trail rides.

Here is my list: (Iím 185lbs and 5í11Ē)

Suspension- I have always paid someone to re-valve my other bikes. I wanted to try this suspension out before I did that. So far I see no reason to re-valve. Iím not saying it wouldnít help but Iím actually pretty happy with the stock set up. It also allows me to ride on a track from time to time and have super smushy suspension. So originally I did my front forks at 14 out on compression (top), and 9 out on rebound (bottom). The shock I did compression 16 out and rebound at 12. I did this right away. If I remember right I havenít changed it since.


I installed an FMF Factory 4.1 pipe that Iíve been pretty happy with. Sorry no pics

Here you see my ever so trusty Moose Racing skid plate and Acerbis Rally Pro Hand Guards. Both of these are a must!

Devol radiator guards- these were kind of a pain to install but seem to be very sturdy!

I always hated how the frame gets all nasty and worn so I installed these frame guards. They are nice because they also protect the brake resevior.

I mounted these D952's a few weeks ago. I only have one ride on them but so far I like them.

Here she is out on the trail

Here is my first 250. I think it was an '02.


Let the games begin.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:55 AM   #2
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I was going to build my 2006 for trail riding. I'll post some pics as I build it.
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:45 AM   #3
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Hey Now! 41 year old Former MXer here and i just joined the party
Last saturday i picked up a '12 RMZ 250.
My first modern era 4t. Less than 12hours. Yoshi slip-on. Stock tires still
Gpr stabilizer. Will upload pics later.
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:25 AM   #4
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Nice zook! I've actually been contemplating getting a Fuel Injected 250F myself to do some Hare scrambles on (not going to give up a 2 smoker just as another bike).

I'm really pleased with my 2006 RM250 (2 stroke), I picked it up a little over a year ago. My last 2 stroke before this one was a 2001 KX250 and I'm surprised how much better the bike handles over the old Kawi, I imagine the RMZ 250 is great in that department as well.

You're so right about the cost thing. I was about to ditch the RM for a KTM 300 but then after doing some reading I'd have to step up to a 2011 or newer bike to get something with similar handling and that'd cost a heck of a lot more than the old RM (I only paid $2,200 for my RM and it came set-up for the woods already). I have had to replace my waterpump seal 2x already though
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:55 PM   #5
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The FI is so nice, I miss 2T bikes, but this here is a thumper thread, thanks.
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:03 PM   #6
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OK Here's my '12 RMZ 250. Low hours.
707Racing Suspension with Race tech rear spring. Yosh slip on. Gpr Stabilizer.
It Rips. Only for Track.
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:08 PM   #7
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Just did a oil + oil filter change.
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