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Old 07-10-2018, 05:37 AM   #21
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I picked up my 2006 300 xc-w in 2010 for $3k with 9 hrs on it. They got electric start in 2008. You’re welcome to take it for a spin at the dam some time.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:21 AM   #22
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Thats alot for a meh bike. i'm with james and finding a better deal on a better bike.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:29 AM   #23
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It’s actually a turd. Heavy, slow, poor suspension. It’ll be lot more DR650 than TTR230.

Motorcycles are always compromises. That one compromises a lot of off road capability in an effort to be very streetable...which you don’t care so much about.

Seriously, if you get a good used KTM with street title, there is no reason to expect it to be a project. Yes, they are all tall, but that’s to give ground clearance, which you want. That’s another compromise of the WR250R; be lower to be more street/new rider friendly, at the expense of off road capability.
I had a newer WR250R a couple years ago. It was as everyone is describing. Slow, not very exciting. Heavy. It would get me where ever I wanted though, but in an uninspiring labored fashion. Nowhere near as fun as the 250 two strokes I had back whenever. I sold the WR and told myself I would never get another 4 stroke cuz they are boring.

Well, I have an old 1990 XR250R now. Same kind of tractor power, but lighter older and cheaper than the new WR. A fraction of the cost but in my mind rides just the same and it will never lose a penny more of value. Bullet proof and as simple as it gets. I want to ride and not wrench with the kids, and slow tractor pace is now fine with me.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:59 AM   #24
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Itís actually a turd. Heavy, slow, poor suspension. Itíll be lot more DR650 than TTR230.

Motorcycles are always compromises. That one compromises a lot of off road capability in an effort to be very streetable...which you donít care so much about.

Seriously, if you get a good used KTM with street title, there is no reason to expect it to be a project. Yes, they are all tall, but thatís to give ground clearance, which you want. Thatís another compromise of the WR250R; be lower to be more street/new rider friendly, at the expense of off road capability.

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Old 07-10-2018, 09:07 AM   #25
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My cheap ugly dr350. Was just that. Cheap and ugly. But it got everywhere I needed it to do. And I was only into it for 1400 bucks. She was a little heavy. But that motor lugged up everything st the dam.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:48 PM   #26
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Chris, you're welcome to ride my kdx if you want. Just to get a feel for it. It's a good trail bike and it cost me a grand to buy it and about 300 to fix her up. She sat in garage for a few years.

But with a budget like yours, I can find you something street legal.
I've ridden a KDX. Not a huge fan and my knee could only take starting it 2-3 times before it gave out. The bike felt... odd. I did a full lap at the dam and was not impressed.

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I picked up my 2006 300 xc-w in 2010 for $3k with 9 hrs on it. They got electric start in 2008. Youíre welcome to take it for a spin at the dam some time.
I don't really want a 2 stroke. More maintenance. More fuel mixing. More hassle. I think the dream KTM for me is the 250 SX-F.

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Well, I have an old 1990 XR250R now. Same kind of tractor power, but lighter older and cheaper than the new WR. A fraction of the cost but in my mind rides just the same and it will never lose a penny more of value. Bullet proof and as simple as it gets. I want to ride and not wrench with the kids, and slow tractor pace is now fine with me.
Agree 100% on ride not wrench. Hence the want for a 4 stroke, FI bike. I don't want to deal with anything other than seasonal tires, oil changes, and brake pads/chain when needed.

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He is tainted by my experience.

Known reliable bike purchased from a known friend, and I've had a ton of problems. by the time I'm done with this i'll basically have the original shell with all new interior components.
And my issues with the TTR. And Yev's issues with random broken bolts. And Joe's issues with his that he convenetly forgets a year later.
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:12 PM   #27
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I just did the first engine maintenance at 145 hours. Cylinder and piston were mint. Could have just done rings, but had piston on hand. Other than wheel bearings and heim joint, suspension service, that’s it. How much maintenance do you do on your weed whacker or chainsaw?
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:40 PM   #28
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I've ridden a KDX. Not a huge fan and my knee could only take starting it 2-3 times before it gave out. The bike felt... odd. I did a full lap at the dam and was not impressed.



I don't really want a 2 stroke. More maintenance. More fuel mixing. More hassle. I think the dream KTM for me is the 250 SX-F.



Agree 100% on ride not wrench. Hence the want for a 4 stroke, FI bike. I don't want to deal with anything other than seasonal tires, oil changes, and brake pads/chain when needed.



And my issues with the TTR. And Yev's issues with random broken bolts. And Joe's issues with his that he convenetly forgets a year later.
What I get from this... You're a pussy.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:50 PM   #29
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What I get from this... You're a pussy.
Yep. Let me check. Donít give a fuck.

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I just did the first engine maintenance at 145 hours. Cylinder and piston were mint. Could have just done rings, but had piston on hand. Other than wheel bearings and heim joint, suspension service, thatís it. How much maintenance do you do on your weed whacker or chainsaw?
Weed whacker is electric.

Chain saw, carb gets cleaned damn near every time it comes out.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:08 PM   #30
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Would you be riding it to the dam or trucking it there?
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