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Old 04-05-2012, 05:12 PM   #47116
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PM sent. What time do you two intend to arrive? Wanna make sure Butch knows your not a new snack. Hopefully you two can give me some ideas on what to do and still keep mowing simple.
Well I have the whole day off so it really doesn't matter to me. Let's just decide on a time. ;)

Should I bring the KLR or WRR?
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:17 PM   #47117
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The main love bike right now is the WRr250.


I just took my swing arm/shock off and greased everything up real nice. Reset the preload and comp/rebound settings so I'm ready to jump some obstacles!
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:19 PM   #47118
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Thought 250 might be too small, but dont know. Ive been riding a costomized XR 200, but didnt think it would handle gear and off roading. Might be some of the work done to it that makes it that way.
Depends on how much off road riding you want to do compared to road and what you consider off road riding. If your looking to do extremely diffcult trails and tight single track you will want a small bike, but then you will lose some comfort on the road. If you want to ride gravel and dirt roads and catch a double track every once in awhile then a bigger bike will do. Guess it depends on your idea of dual sporting.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:19 PM   #47119
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They do well. I've been cruising at 60 and been blown off by a WR250R. My only bike is a kickstart only KLR 250 and I ride the damn thing everywhere.
Let me guess...by Meef? He's got that get out of jail free card ya know....
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:21 PM   #47120
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This, some guys love their bigger bikes, but for Ohio, a 250 is plenty to trail and road ride with, I don't know how much gear you plan on taking campiing, but properly packed, i can take a tent, cooking gear, and food for several days on my KLR 250.
Depends also how much a$$ you have to haul around. Just because he says 5' 6" doesn't mean he's not 300#. I can't think of a 250 that would haul my fat butt, tent and gear around. As a matter of fact, can't image the 450 doing it either but I do like my creature comforts.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:30 PM   #47121
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Let me guess...by Meef? He's got that get out of jail free card ya know....
And Alan, and Mike...It's a bit disheartening when you have it pinned, giving it all she's got, and you get walked by a 250 like it's nothing...all 250's are not created equal...

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Depends also how much a$$ you have to haul around. Just because he says 5' 6" doesn't mean he's not 300#. I can't think of a 250 that would haul my fat butt, tent and gear around. As a matter of fact, can't image the 450 doing it either but I do like my creature comforts.
Good point. I'm 5'10" and 175ish, and have carried about 60 pounds of crap on the back on my bike. There are some people that go two up on KLR 250's...I would not. I'm kinda spartan though, I wear a motocross lid year round, and just now finally bought a real jacket.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:33 PM   #47122
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And Alan, and Mike...It's a bit disheartening when you have it pinned, giving it all she's got, and you get walked by a 250 like it's nothing...all 250's are not created equal...
I'm very happy with my WR250R...I changed my gearing to 14/54 though so I'd beat you to 60 and then you'd blow me away after that. ;)
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:38 PM   #47123
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Depends also how much a$$ you have to haul around. Just because he says 5' 6" doesn't mean he's not 300#. I can't think of a 250 that would haul my fat butt, tent and gear around. As a matter of fact, can't image the 450 doing it either but I do like my creature comforts.

@ half that. This is why Im asking before I buy. Like I said earlier I have a bad habbit of getting in over my head. Thought Id try something diffrent and ask guys that know first. Yes, I would like to learn how to ride some of the more difficult stuff. Saw the vids going over logs and that looks like a lot of fun.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:47 PM   #47124
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Perry was fun today. That was about as dry as I have seen it. Looks like they did alot of work this spring fixing some of the deep mud holes on the main trails. Heres the only picture I took all day. Mike picking another GOOD LINE. By the way Mike your fork seal is leaking.

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Old 04-05-2012, 05:47 PM   #47125
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@ half that. This is why Im asking before I buy. Like I said earlier I have a bad habbit of getting in over my head. Thought Id try something diffrent and ask guys that know first. Yes, I would like to learn how to ride some of the more difficult stuff. Saw the vids going over logs and that looks like a lot of fun.
I'll be honest, start with a cheap 250 or 300. As your skills progress, your bike can progress. I've tackled everything I've come to in Ohio on a $1500 250, and when it gets smacked, no biggie.

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I'm very happy with my WR250R...I changed my gearing to 14/54 though so I'd beat you to 60 and then you'd blow me away after that. ;)
Yeah right, I can push 70-75 with a tailwind, and that is it, I don't really care to go faster on a DS, but as far as 250's go, the KLR is a bit antiquated. It gets the job done, it's just not always the best tool.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:54 PM   #47126
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I'll be honest, start with a cheap 250 or 300. As your skills progress, your bike can progress. I've tackled everything I've come to in Ohio on a $1500 250, and when it gets smacked, no biggie.


Yeah right, I can push 70-75 with a tailwind, and that is it, I don't really care to go faster on a DS, but as far as 250's go, the KLR is a bit antiquated. It gets the job done, it's just not always the best tool.
FYI, the KLR speedo reads a bit high.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:00 PM   #47127
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FYI, the KLR speedo reads a bit high.
No doubt, 70 in the real world is an indicated 85..the speedo/odometer reading high makes it sound better when I tell people I get 150 miles per gallon....
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:09 PM   #47128
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[QUOTE=Gonzo_Matt;18388900]I'll be honest, start with a cheap 250 or 300. As your skills progress, your bike can progress. I've tackled everything I've come to in Ohio on a $1500 250, and when it gets smacked, no biggie.


Sounds like that is where I should start. Now to start thinning the stable.....tough choices.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:23 PM   #47129
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Thought 250 might be too small, but dont know. Ive been riding a costomized XR 200, but didnt think it would handle gear and off roading. Might be some of the work done to it that makes it that way.
Depends on what year it is. Pre 83-84 "R" model had better suspension than the Post 84-85 "R" model. They took old old motor stuffed it in the new frame then shortened the suspension. If you have one of the RFVC 200's, those were way faster than the 2 valvers but the brakes sucked.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:24 PM   #47130
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This is the XR 200 I built about 2yrs ago. Looks cool, but is like riding a turd.[/IMG]

S**t cant figure how to attach pics.

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