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Old 01-10-2013, 11:02 AM   #32401
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The closest bike, on paper, is the CRF250L, though I still personally feel its closer or at least in between the WR250R and the new fuel injected XT250. Had that bike existed when I bought my WR250R, I don't think I would have been able to part with the extra money even though it nets a technically superior bike. That being said, I don't know if I'd trade my WR for one... but if it came down to buying new again I might be seeing red over feelin' blue. Either way I won't end up (Kawasaki) green with carb'd envy.

One bike I probably would trade for, assuming I was looking for the same style of bike, is a KTM 690 enduro. Same weight, 3x the power? Yes please!
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:06 AM   #32402
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+1 on the 690 Enduro...

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The closest bike, on paper, is the CRF250L, though I still personally feel its closer or at least in between the WR250R and the new fuel injected XT250. Had that bike existed when I bought my WR250R, I don't think I would have been able to part with the extra money even though it nets a technically superior bike. That being said, I don't know if I'd trade my WR for one... but if it came down to buying new again I might be seeing red over feelin' blue. Either way I won't end up (Kawasaki) green with carb'd envy.

One bike I probably would trade for, assuming I was looking for the same style of bike, is a KTM 690 enduro. Same weight, 3x the power? Yes please!
BUT... It's significantly more money and still (probably) not as bulletproof. Certainly it would require a bit more maintenance.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:16 AM   #32403
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I would want this capability in whatever new bike I choose to go with, anyone else have issues with the WR and obstacles?
Check out Kalani in this video. He has the 290 kit but it's more technique than engine displacement. Watch his friend
on the WR450 for comparision.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6--...yer_detailpage
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:20 AM   #32404
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One bike I probably would trade for, assuming I was looking for the same style of bike, is a KTM 690 enduro. Same weight, 3x the power? Yes please!
Another choice similar to this would be the 350EXC - that's the one I'd probably get if money were no object. But hell, I can pick up a brand new (2010 or 2011) WR250 for near $5,000, four grand is a LOT of money for addons. Guess I'll have to take another look at the Honda, but I prefer Yamaha over Honda.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:30 AM   #32405
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Check out Kalani in this video. He has the 290 kit but it's more technique than engine displacement. Watch his friend
on the WR450 for comparision.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6--...yer_detailpage
OK, lofting the front wheel - non-issue :) I'm like, OMG, I was going to watch the video, then the link wasn't there. I'm like, duude, what video? So a buddy of mine called and said there was this totally awesome Tang event up at the Bird, dude. But I wound up refreshing this page and was stoked to see your link - I'm like, that is totally SO rad!
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:40 AM   #32406
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:43 AM   #32407
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OK, lofting the front wheel - non-issue :) I'm like, OMG, I was going to watch the video, then the link wasn't there. I'm like, duude, what video? So a buddy of mine called and said there was this totally awesome Tang event up at the Bird, dude. But I wound up refreshing this page and was stoked to see your link - I'm like, that is totally SO rad!
I like Kalani's video's. He's the reason I bought a WRR. ;) I think it's an age thing because I've mentioned his videos to others and they had a similar reaction to yours. ;)
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:47 AM   #32408
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Thumbs down Crf250l

...I had a chance to take a close look at one 'o them CRF250Leszz the other day.
It might be an O.K. starter bike but really...how disappointing.
It's really cheap-o looking. Welded on peg brackets, lacky fork, looks very Chinesey.
I'm embarrassed for Honda.
It is not a real moto like the WR.
Even the Honda parts guy told me it was just an excuse by Honda to get into the small dualsport market.
Shameful...
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:13 PM   #32409
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...I had a chance to take a close look at one 'o them CRF250Leszz the other day.
It might be an O.K. starter bike but really...how disappointing.
It's really cheap-o looking. Welded on peg brackets, lacky fork, looks very Chinesey.
I'm embarrassed for Honda.
It is not a real moto like the WR.
Even the Honda parts guy told me it was just an excuse by Honda to get into the small dualsport market.
Shameful...
The truth comes out. Non adjustable shock and lame-o forks is not honda quality.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:33 PM   #32410
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Also 16K valve intervals on the Honda. Not a lot of aftermarket yet either.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:45 PM   #32411
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I like Kalani's video's. He's the reason I bought a WRR. ;) I think it's an age thing because I've mentioned his videos to others and they had a similar reaction to yours. ;)
Kalani is entertaining, he'd be fun to ride with. OK - now I think I'm 98% of the way there. One of the % is the weight of this bike, though Rick Ramsey was able to easily get 12 pounds off it, putting it at 280 (?) dry. The other 1% is me getting my bike sold.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:53 PM   #32412
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This is the 4.7 gal tank-love it even in the tight rocky woods,and here is the Sargent with it. I've got 2 after market seats and am considering selling this-pm me if interested.
Searching this thread is tough.

So we have 3 options I see or tanks. IMS 3.0 $265, IMS 4.7 $400, Safari 3.7 for $500.

Common sense tells me IMS 4.7. had one on the KLR and never had an issue. Whats says ADV? both brands take a fall(s) well? We all know what the Safari looks like from BigDogs bike. An extra gallon and $100 cheaper, what's the catch?

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Old 01-10-2013, 01:44 PM   #32413
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Cool2 Tankisms

...O.k., I'll blather first.

The IMS 3 gal is simple easy and just enough gas for your every weekend 150 mile jaunt. Doesn't add alot of weight, i.e., handling isn't affected.
(Just Gastanks gives a discount too!)
All the big dog adventurers here think they need great grand gallons of gas to be complete. Well, gallons add weight.
So think about what you really need.
If you're planning for that trip across the Gobi, best go big.
If not, go small, save cash, and carry one or two petrol bottles just in case.

The Safari is a looker though...

See the tool tube? Perfect fit for a gas bottle!
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:55 PM   #32414
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The IMS 4.7 looks like a poorly-cooked turkey.

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Old 01-10-2013, 01:58 PM   #32415
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...I had a chance to take a close look at one 'o them CRF250Leszz the other day.
It might be an O.K. starter bike but really...how disappointing.
It's really cheap-o looking. Welded on peg brackets, lacky fork, looks very Chinesey.
I'm embarrassed for Honda.
It is not a real moto like the WR.
Even the Honda parts guy told me it was just an excuse by Honda to get into the small dualsport market.
Shameful...
Judging by the CR250L thread it seems there are plenty of owners quite happy with the bike. Everyone has different budgets/desires etc... Seems like a nice enough bike to me all things considered. The guy that started the thread where he bought both a wr250r and a crf250l thought the honda actually looked better put together. Anyway to each their own.
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