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Old 12-05-2012, 01:25 AM   #750
The Cameraman
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Originally Posted by maverick1 View Post
I am in the market for a dual sport and was wondering the pros and cons of each bike...XT225 vs XT250.
I had a DRZ400s but never rode it because I just didn't feel comfortable on the bike, as I'm only 5'7" tall.
There is a used XT250 on Craigslist with 9,000 miles on it. That seemed like a lot of mileage, is there such thing as too much mileage when buying a used bike?
When inspecting a used bike, with the XT's is there anything in particular to look for?
cheers
Hi Maverick,

I did over 75,000 miles on an XT250 over 3 1/2 years, without the need for any work on the engine or chassis.

As the 250 doesn't have grease nipples on the suspension linkage and the bike shows signs of off roading, I'd check that area for excess wear.

Other than that it's just the normal points to check that you'd perform on any used bike.

Regards

Reggie
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