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Old 02-04-2013, 11:16 AM   #32909
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Location: Ramona, CA.
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I'm taking a group out to the CO. river to go riding this weekend......one of them has a brand new CRF250L......I'll hop on board his bike and take it for a spin/report back.......I tried to steer him into a used WRR when he was on the hunt for a new set of wheels.......but he wanted to buy new, he's vertically challenged at ~5'7", and he bleeds red (coming over to dualsport from a XR400)...........couldn't sway him......he also wanted to spend the new cost difference on personal gear/bike farkles.......which is probably fairly common.....

So I'll see what kind of dog the CRF250L really is......and briefly spoil him with my 350XCF-W
CRF250L - My verdict - heavy/gutless/lower end components than WR......heavier than WR.....non adjustable suspension..........he broke off his mirrors and bent the wimpy handlebar (cheesy handlebar similar to stock WRR handlebar).....but the owner is a short/~165lb/mellow rider.....for him, the Honda works fine......he won't be pushing the suspension, the weight is low, the seat is low......the bike chugs along "good enough" for him......

He handled everything I threw at him......slowly/cautiously.....but he made it (most of the time )

Sample of my backyard single track......video shot by a buddy this past weekend:

http://youtube.googleapis.com/v/P397VJqqzzE

I'm up to ~500+ miles on the 350XCF-W now....dream machine....

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