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Old 01-30-2013, 02:16 PM   #32821
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Has anybody really paid $6690 OTD for a WR250R?


Mine was $5700 OTD back in 2008.

Maybe these magazine guys need to find a new dealership for price quotes...
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:41 PM   #32822
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Has anybody really paid $6690 OTD for a WR250R?


Mine was $5700 OTD back in 2008.

Maybe these magazine guys need to find a new dealership for price quotes...

I think you do not know how it works.

Additionally 2008 was 5 years ago.......5, long, hard, years.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:42 PM   #32823
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Has anybody really paid $6690 OTD for a WR250R?


Mine was $5700 OTD back in 2008.

Maybe these magazine guys need to find a new dealership for price quotes...
Last summer I cheked with about a dozen dealers in SoCal on a new 2012 WRR. The best quote I got was at $7K OTD. I really wanted an X, and couldn't find a new one (only R's), so when I found an X with 800 miles from a local guy, I went that route.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:56 PM   #32824
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Comparing MSRP, the Honda is roughly 2/3 the price with capable features, including EFI. Any way you slice it that's a good deal, IMO. That's almost $2,200 to put into the farkles that any bike is going to need....
'zactly...really, you have to go take a well informed physical look at both bikes.

I'd have been real interested in the Honda too if I knew not. But I've seen one and it looks right, has all the right consumer points including pricepoint.
But it isn't what the Yamaha is in reality. It just isn't.
It's a toy in comparison, but hopefully a typical Honda-reliable toy.

One mo' time jus sayiin'.,, Smart money buys a clean low-mileage used WR as a base to build on over a new Honda whatchacallit.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:24 PM   #32825
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OK heres something for those of you who know this forum.... what is the best hand gaurds out there and what thread would i see them on ??? '12 250r thanks .......
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:28 PM   #32826
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I have been very pleased with my WR-R in the three years and 22K miles I've had it. But I also have to agree with the article's argument about price point for the majority of riders who're in the market for this kind of bike.

Comparing MSRP, the Honda is roughly 2/3 the price with capable features, including EFI. Any way you slice it that's a good deal, IMO. That's almost $2,200 to put into the farkles that any bike is going to need.

I paid $5,770 out the door for my WR-R new in 2010 and thought that was high at the time. The one factor that went into my buying decision which wasn't addressed in the "shootout" article was the low maintenance and durability of the WR-R. Honda has the reputation of being bulletproof and low maintenance as well, but that hasn't been proved with this model as yet.

Were I buying today, I'd definitely give the Honda a serious look. Having competition can't help but improve the quality and price point for all the 250 DS bikes, IMO.
You're doing the internet wrong. Because it's not the bike you have and it competes with the bike you own you are supposed to talk shit about it.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:41 PM   #32827
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OK heres something for those of you who know this forum.... what is the best hand gaurds out there and what thread would i see them on ??? '12 250r thanks .......
This thread is very long. You can do a search in the 'search this thread'.
Or you may want to try the WR250R forum: http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/
There's an S-load of choices out there depending on what you want to spend.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:50 PM   #32828
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OK heres something for those of you who know this forum.... what is the best hand gaurds out there and what thread would i see them on ??? '12 250r thanks .......
If money is no object, I'd go for Highway Dirt Bike hand guards. Wish I'd put those on mine (with the flip-out mirrors and turn signals in the wind deflectors).

No thread, but here's a link to their website.

Problem is all their stuff is really cool and quite pricey. I'd want it all and likely spend $400-500 on handguards, switches, risers, switches, etc. so I guess it's best I went with some $70 Acerbis guards.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:53 PM   #32829
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Has anybody really paid $6690 OTD for a WR250R?


Mine was $5700 OTD back in 2008.

Maybe these magazine guys need to find a new dealership for price quotes...
Not exactly apples to apples.

I bought my 2008 when it was a year old with 1100 easy miles on it for $5K. The bike as bought was farkled with an FMF muffler and FI programmer, Safari tank, Skid plate, hand guards, OEM rear rack and a few other smaller items. It also came with a brand new set of 606's and a new chain and sprockets to go 13/47 or 14/48.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:13 PM   #32830
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OK heres something for those of you who know this forum.... what is the best hand gaurds out there and what thread would i see them on ??? '12 250r thanks .......
Best is subjective. I hear nothing but praise for Highway Dirt Bars products, but haven't tried them.

I am very pleased with the quality and ease of installation of Bark Busters Storms:



If you want more air, the same aluminum backbone can use the VPS deflector, and of course, you can run just the aluminum to flow the most air and still protect your levers and to a lesser degree, your hands.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:30 PM   #32831
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I have Cycra Probends on my 450 & have bought a set for my 250, but have not installed them yet.

Very good company, American made, & owned by some great, down to earth, regular people.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:45 PM   #32832
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OK heres something for those of you who know this forum.... what is the best hand gaurds out there and what thread would i see them on ??? '12 250r thanks .......
Best? I'd second the Highway Dirt Bikes setup. I especially like how he recommends threading your bar ends. Much better than an expanding nut arrangement. But save your pennies.

I got the Acerbis on mine and theyve worked fine for me. At first I had some cheap WPS ones, and they were a little too cheap.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:58 PM   #32833
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Has anybody really paid $6690 OTD for a WR250R?


Mine was $5700 OTD back in 2008.
An OTD comparison really doesn't matter unless you're talking to your next door neighbor. Each state, county and city has different taxes and fees that get tagged on before you roll out the door. Someone in Oregon where there is no sales tax already has a CA resident beat by 7-10% just on sales tax. The DMV fees could amount to another 2-3% depending on where you live and how you register the bike
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:07 PM   #32834
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how often clean spark arrestor?

I just cleaned my spark arrestor for the second time in the last 1,000 miles or so. It was pretty dirty again. I've been riding a daily for short trips in the city and it's been pretty cold here (well, 30's and 40's). Should I chalk this up to lots of warm ups? Or is this a sign of something else going on? It's been running great, never a hickup. About 21,000 on the clock.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:11 PM   #32835
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thank you all for the response ,,hiway dirt bike is the way i'm going ordered and on the way ....!!!!
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