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Old 07-10-2018, 10:17 PM   #31
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Trucking. 90% of my use would be the fire trails/my yard with the nephew.

I don’t want riding to always be an all day thing. I want to be able to take a half hour to sixty minute rip after work.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:30 PM   #32
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i think the dream ktm for me is the 250 xc-f.
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Edit - don't spend 6k on a turd when you can get this for $500 more.

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Old 07-10-2018, 10:47 PM   #33
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I don't think it's a turd.

I think it's just not 100% what I'm looking for. For some out there, I'm sure it is.

I'm probably going to hold out until at least fall, possibly winter.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:53 PM   #34
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Trucking. 90% of my use would be the fire trails/my yard with the nephew.
The purpose of a factory-built "dual sport" is to have enough road comfort to ride to and from the dirt. Are there any FI factory dirtbikes that can be plated? Can you plate a dirt bike in CT?
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Old 07-11-2018, 04:43 AM   #35
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But on a serious note 2 strokes aren't more maintenance.

You do have to mix gas. That's pretty much the only additional hassle.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:50 AM   #36
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But on a serious note 2 strokes aren't more maintenance.

You do have to mix gas. That's pretty much the only additional hassle.
I would argue that it's actually less maintenance.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:51 AM   #37
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And much cheaper to fix!!
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:25 PM   #38
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Too much of a compromise, if you're only planning on really using it in the woods, get a good woods bike.

Heavy, street lights and stuff to break, harder to start when hot... did I mention heavy?

Just say no.

300 XC-W or TE-300 and you'll never look back.

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Old 09-30-2018, 08:25 AM   #39
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I don't think it's a turd.

I think it's just not 100% what I'm looking for. For some out there, I'm sure it is.

I'm probably going to hold out until at least fall, possibly winter.

Late to this thread.... (not on computers much lately)

Chris, I have a wr250r. If you ever want to ride it let me know.

Agree with what guys have said above. BUT it is a Fun bike, if you accept it for what it is. It is a pig, will never be a full mx, enduro (or compete with any real categorized bike) as it is a total compromise bike.

That being said, Took it to holiday mountain with DOT Pirelli knobbies and I cannot imagine needing much more bike, too just have fun on... unless you are racing it. Traction and HP were not the limiters, I was. Yes picking up 300lbs sucks, but it forces you to learn body position fast.

Also, if/when ktm ever releases their 390 adventure bike, I will sell the wr250r. I think it is coming in 2019, but not sure if USA make the cut. So mine may be for sale soonish.

Bought mine 3ish years ago. Bone stock with 1200miles when I got it and in like new condition. less than 3k miles on it now.
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:23 PM   #40
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So I ended up with yevs klx250. With a 351 kit on it. 1/4 of the price so no complaints there. Needs some cleaning up but the bike is solid as any bike from 07 can be.

Next stop mancation!
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