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Old 12-26-2012, 11:10 AM   #32041
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And another thumbs-up for the WRX / WRR combo. I usually pull my trailer with an Impreza of the lesser capability, in (boring) silver.
I'm failing here -- I have a WRX and a WRX combo, both in blue.

Any issues with the turbo and the trailer?
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:33 AM   #32042
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Any issues with the turbo and the trailer?
Four wheel roost on gravel mess up the bike paint!
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:54 AM   #32043
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I'm failing here -- I have a WRX and a WRX combo, both in blue.

Any issues with the turbo and the trailer?
I have had no issues. I drove over 800 miles with the trailer hitched Friday when I picked the bike up. And I've driven from VA to MD when I had the SV for track days.

I've also helped haul wood and debris to the dump for a friend. No trouble ever. Stock it's rated to tow 2,000 pounds, and I'm pushing about 130hp/tq over stock.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:26 PM   #32044
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I also had a Suby WRX , 2002, and used it to tow as well. I did make it a rule to only tow one bike at a time with it though, much to the bitching of my buddies who also wanted to be towed.

best pic I could find quickly...just look past my now sold Sportster.

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Old 12-26-2012, 04:42 PM   #32045
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:49 PM   #32046
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I'm pretty happy with my Subaru.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:58 PM   #32047
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So after much research and debate I think I am going to trade in on all my current bikes and pick up the newest WR250 I can afford, might even go brand new. The only thing I am worried about is durability... I do no less than 15k miles a year. I just don't want to have to rebuild it more than every 3 seasons so ~45k miles.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:01 PM   #32048
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So after much research and debate I think I am going to trade in on all my current bikes and pick up the newest WR250 I can afford, might even go brand new. The only thing I am worried about is durability... I do no less than 15k miles a year. I just don't want to have to rebuild it more than every 3 seasons so ~45k miles.

I don't think you have to worry about yamaha durability...
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:08 PM   #32049
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I don't think you have to worry about yamaha durability...
My first bike was a 92 FZR 600 and I killed that in 20k
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:20 PM   #32050
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My first bike was a 92 FZR 600 and I killed that in 20k
Change the oil every once in a while.


How did the become a Subaru WRX thread? That is the wrong type of WRX.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:25 PM   #32051
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Change the oil every once in a while.


How did the become a Subaru WRX thread? That is the wrong type of WRX.
And you had to look past a Sportie to even see that. WTF picture thread is down the hall on the left.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:43 PM   #32052
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My first bike was a 92 FZR 600 and I killed that in 20k
I have a feeling it wasn't Yamaha's fault.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:58 PM   #32053
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I have a feeling it wasn't Yamaha's fault.
I'll bet the chain was mis-adjusted.

Hey Sieg..........did you get out the snowmobile today?
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:23 PM   #32054
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The only thing I am worried about is durability... I do no less than 15k miles a year. I just don't want to have to rebuild it more than every 3 seasons so ~45k miles.
Some of the elders like Big Dog, Ten cup etc. have racked up high miles without any major problems.

At 17K I changed my fuel pump for preventative. But has been a trouble free machine.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:55 PM   #32055
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Mine has 45k on it since i bought it new in January 2010. Never seen the inside of the motor except to check the valves at 25k, would be well over 50k if it weren't for winter.
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