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My gf has an 09 TRX250X that I'm looking to get some more power out of and is in need of a shock upgrade as she constantly gets pogo'd around. She's on the light side (I'm guessing about 115-120) and her shocks are non adjustable hence the suspension upgrade.

I don't want to move her up to a bigger bike yet as she just started riding but like everyone of us she's looking for more power. Doesn't help that she rides with me and my boys who all ride either 700xx's , Raptors or 450r's

Does anyone have any experience upgrading one of these? Any advice would be really helpful.
 

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My stepson and I added an HMF pipe/silencer, jets and K&N filter to his 2006. It perked up nicely. We did not go any farther then that because he just outgrew the Machine too quickly. A Thumper Racing Big Bore Kit would have been next, it bumps displacement to 280cc.
 

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My stepson and I added an HMF pipe/silencer, jets and K&N filter to his 2006. It perked up nicely. We did not go any farther then that because he just outgrew the Machine too quickly. A Thumper Racing Big Bore Kit would have been next, it bumps displacement to 280cc.
Did you go with a slip on or a full system? Thank you very much for the response BTW...:thanks:
 

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I was kind of thinking the same thing with my girls 250 also. The suspension upgrade is going to be pricey as aftermarket shocks are the same price for this as they are for the XX. I couldnt justify paying as much as I paid new for the quad for better suspension. Where did you find the big bore kit for this? I looked all over and couldnt find one
 

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I want to buy my wife a quad and I think a 250ex would be a perfect one for her to start out on.
 

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I want to buy my wife a quad and I think a 250ex would be a perfect one for her to start out on.
I would definitely reccomend TRX 250. The 250X is a perfect bike to learn on. It has Hondas "sport clutch" which is basically a semi auto that also gives you full clutch control so someone can learn how to use the clutch without having to worry about constantly stalling out.

Its a good design for beginners and it allows you to pop the clutch if you have to to get the front end up when you need it. Although I think it definitely has enough power to get the front wheels up when you want.

She just started riding last year and loves it. She did have an advantage as her car is a five speed so shes pretty comfortable shifting, just still getting used to the clutch lever as opposed to a pedal.

Eventually she'll move up to a 300x or a 400x I just would like to see her get more experience on the 250 before she jumps on a bigger bike. So I'll most likely get a new pipe and jet it out to get some more power to keep her happy on it. Need to do something with her suspension too, like I mentioned its non adjustable.
 

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My gf, and 11 year old son both learned on a 300ex. I was gonna get a 250ex but decided against it because i new id be selling it in less than a year to get a true manual clutch. Mg son is 12 now and he has driven my xx around, so has my gf. The biggest hold back on the 250 is the shaft drive, th drove me away for the simple fact of no gearing changes. I would have gotten them started on a warrior, but i found the 300 real cheap.
 

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Did you go with a slip on or a full system? Thank you very much for the response BTW...:thanks:
full system, it was surprisingly inexpensive, under $300 if my memory serves me right.
 
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