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Old 06-14-2012, 06:08 AM   #5056
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Please tell me you didn't buy that bike from the dealer in Waterloo.

I just missed out on one there by a couple of hours!
No, private seller in London.

Keep looking, it'll click eventually. I looked for a WRR off and on for more than a year before the stars aligned (right bike + finances).
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:16 AM   #5057
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How do you like the WR250 so far? Im realy thinking hard about selling my much loved old DR650 to get a wr250r.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:07 AM   #5058
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How do you like the WR250 so far? Im realy thinking hard about selling my much loved old DR650 to get a wr250r.

I had an xr650L and sold it to buy the WR... The only thing I miss is the torque of the 650. I have already put more miles on the WR this season than the last 2 combined on the XR.

The 250 is actually better on the hwy than my 650 due to it's smooth motor and 6 speed transmission. The Fuel Injection is wonderful. The WR cockpit is far better, and the bike feels way lighter than the weight difference would imply... No regrets, if I was buying new, I would have checked out the new crf250L too.... But used, it was a no brainer
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:29 AM   #5059
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How do you like the WR250 so far? Im realy thinking hard about selling my much loved old DR650 to get a wr250r.
Well my DR650 was a great bike, and one of the guys on here has it now. I wanted lighter weight and lower insurance.

It took me until yesterday to get the WRR legal, so including a test ride at the seller's, I have only ridden ~25 city street kilometers.

First impressions:

FI is nice
power is better than I expected (only modifications by the original owner were 12T front sprocket, and Speedohealer)
it's tall - I flat footed the DR, but am on the balls of my feet with the WRR

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Old 06-14-2012, 09:23 AM   #5060
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Here's a recent pic of my KLX351--ok, technically not 250cc or less, but it started out that way:

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Old 06-14-2012, 09:40 AM   #5061
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Here's a recent pic of my KLX351--ok, technically not 250cc or less, but it started out that way:

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I love it!

I wanted one, but didn't want to go through the process. If I could buy a new KLX351 with FI (or WR350R), it would be in my garage.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:32 AM   #5062
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I love it!

I wanted one, but didn't want to go through the process. If I could buy a new KLX351 with FI (or WR350R), it would be in my garage.
It's worth every minute of process or every cent of paying someone to do it. The optional KLX kickstart kit is nice to have too.
But the WR250R holds its own with no excuses, and there's always the 290 kit if needed.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:54 PM   #5063
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Hello friends. I've been reading ADV since I first hit the pavement four years ago and I just yesterday picked up something worthy of showing off. It's a 1994 DR125 with 3300 on the clock and I nabbed it for under a grand. With my car blowing up (again) last weekend I got fed up with four wheels and worked my way back to two. So it'll primarily be a commuter but there's enough random fields and undeveloped areas around here that I should be able to hit the dirt or grass a few times a week. It's slow but holy cow it's fun!


never knew they made a DR125
Jsut thought the little one was 250
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:37 PM   #5064
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never knew they made a DR125
Jsut thought the little one was 250
Since the early 80s... first were 81 or 82...
DR125S road legal
DR125Z offroad
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:41 AM   #5065
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:06 PM   #5066
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never knew they made a DR125
Jsut thought the little one was 250
Yep, it's rare but it's a 125.

It hasn't taken me long to get out in the muck. Somehow I found a rainforest in the middle of Dallas.

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Old 06-15-2012, 07:32 PM   #5067
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Yep, it's rare but it's a 125.

It hasn't taken me long to get out in the muck. Somehow I found a rainforest in the middle of Dallas.

DR125 models

http://www.suzukicycles.org/DR-series/DR125S.shtml
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:37 PM   #5068
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I'm out in Cambodia at the moment and there are a whole host of awesome little 250-350 enduro style machines that are impressing the hell out of me. Honda have some awesome additions to the market and I'm thinking that maybe this would be a great way to see SE Asia. I've met a lot of people on the road and I have to say, westerners have a tendency to over-prepare their bikes.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:39 PM   #5069
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I'm out in Cambodia at the moment and there are a whole host of awesome little 250-350 enduro style machines that are impressing the hell out of me. Honda have some awesome additions to the market and I'm thinking that maybe this would be a great way to see SE Asia. I've met a lot of people on the road and I have to say, westerners have a tendency to over-prepare their bikes.
You've hit the nail squarely on the head. I've been riding off road around SE Asia for a few years now and bottom line, there's no way we need the bikes we pimp and prep to do the terrain we cover. Other than fuel needs your basic 100cc scooter can get everywhere as long as you're not in too big of a hurry. As has been proven many times to me by the locals on their scooters. i was guiding a tour group that wanted singletrack a couple years ago and half the members of the group were sprawled out on the trail wheezing, dyeing, and trying to regain their strength. Along comes a scooter along the trail, two up with husband and wife, complete with spare tire, some shopping and a live chicken. All loaded up and heading for home. this was the main route to their place in the woods and they do it everyday. My hardcore tour group on their late model enduro weapons were passed by the Thai's two up with luggage on their Honda scooter. Priceless.

A pic in the Cardomom mountains in Cambodia where you are now. Once again a scooter getting through the same stuff our pimped and prepped KTMs and getting through.



I thought my KTM was loaded with its GL bag. This guy made me look bad with a large cooler strapped to his scooter. As we were taking a break on the trail thinking we were hairy chested bastards for taming the backwoods of Cambodia, along comes Homey on his scooter selling Ice cream.

We don't need anything but the spirit to explore, all the other shit we bolt onto our bikes is overrated.

Enjoy your journey in Cambodia.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:56 PM   #5070
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my point exactly! I came out here from London on a BMW 650 single. Great bike and I maintain it was the right trip for this trip. I met a guy going the opposite way on a Honda C90. He made it but the engine died many times so technically he didn't make it. A bike that small on a journey that long is a bit silly but no more silly than bringing an R1200gs. There are other guys using my bike and they have this idea that you must have more and more expensive kit. When you really meet a guy just doing it then you feel pretty stupid spending all that money on a totally prepped bike to do something that can be done for a fraction of the cost. I've seen things out in the Thailand jungles where the mud and crap runs over the roads and commented how challenging that would be for my bike. Then some old woman comes along selling meat from her scooter. It puts things in perspective. The "pimps" just make me laugh now.
Out here in Asia, a light bike rules offroad and speeds are low because of the horrible driving. A 250 would serve me well. I've been looking at various machines with interest. At this point I'm all about a lightweight trustworthy enduro and a backpack strapped on (maybe a customised seat too...)

I'm looking into business out here. I'm seriously considering adventure prepping selected 250s for sale because for those who know, they are the right bike for most trips.
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