mexicanyella said:One of my neighbors used to have an early 250R like that. It's funny, but I don't remember it being that light-switchy. I remember it seeming sort of detuned and heavy-flywheeled. I mean, it was faster than what we were used to (ATC185S, 200S, Suzuki 230 Quadsports, etc.) but it wasn't ffffaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssssssttttttttttt. First time we were exposed to a Banshee, that seemed fffffffffffffffaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssstttttttttttttttttt.
None of our crowd ever had a Tri-Z or a Tecate, but I bet those were a handful.
doopsx3 said:I rode the Tecate..it was fun...I never rode the ATC250R but seen them alot....my experience with that style of motor was in a '79 Elsinore 250...very much a light switch...so maybe the ATC had a heavier flywheel...IDK..all the ones I seen out in the Des were crazy fast...but maybe they had been reworked...who knows...yes Banshees scream
I would never ride a stock 200S or X unless you plan on putting around.mexicanyella said:Always wanted to try riding a 200X or 350X. Never did. Always thought they were cool-looking.
I strongly prefer bikes too,mexicanyella said:That's interesting, about the mods. Thanks for the info. Other than my brief fling with the little KLT, my ATC seat time was on friend's machines...I mostly stayed with bikes.
Not to get too far off the course of the thread here, but one machine I remember seeming pretty stable and willing to throw sideways around corners was the Suzuki 230 Quadsport. Not as powerful as a Yamaha Warrior, but as I recall you could get it drifting with gentler, more subtle movements, and hold it there. Anyone else ridden these, care to comment, etc.? It'll help me track my senility if nothing else.