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Old 04-23-2015, 02:51 PM   #1
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2012 Honda CRF250X or Yamaha WR250F

I'm after a newer Enduro bike for trail riding and have been looking at these 2 models

Which is the best bike?

Handling

Ergo's (6'1)

relative Reliability, if well maintained and sound
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:06 PM   #2
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From memory the bike mags said they were very close.

Sit on both, then pick your favourite colour...

Early CRFs had head issues but they are well and truly sorted by 2012.
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:09 PM   #3
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WR250. Back in 2006, I got the hankering, like you, for a new 250cc woods machine. I wanted the WR but thought I wanted an aluminum frame. I knew the WR would get one in '07 but I couldn't wait so opted for the CRF250X. Of course, that is before I learned what a huge pain in the butt it is to access the carb with those frames.

I absolutely loved my CRF (which hasn't changed much at all except for BNG), but I also had to replace the valves with the Kibblewhites, as many do and I didn't have that many hours on the bike. Chalk up around $450 to send my head off to California to get it done, something that I probably wouldn't have had to do with the WR. I just recently sold my CRF and picked up an '09 WR450F that, so far, is about as good as an all-around bike as I could want.

I'm 6'-2", so I'm close to your height. I did have bar risers and a tall SDG seat on it. I do highly, highly recommend uncorking which ever one you get and put a JD jetting kit in it. That really woke up my CRF and made it fun. Honestly, you can't go wrong with either bike.

Good luck!

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WRF or CRF X ?
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