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Old 07-04-2015, 05:12 AM   #1
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upgrading from KLX, what will suit me?

hi,
i have a 2009 klx250s. modded so much its completely better than stock
(MCM, airbox, exhaust, EFI tuner and more)
i like the bike but even after the upgrades it feels weak.. very weak.
i did a test ride on the WR250r but on the road so i did not notice any power increase..

my rides are to work and back (once on a moth a highway ride of 200km but usually less than 10 per day)
and offroad soft-medium enduro
must be a plated bike cause here u cant plate anything that is not origianally road legal.

was considerating the DRZ400 or WR250r. cant get an enduro machine cause i do have road ridings and maintaince is gonna be hard.

wr250r seems very like my KLX.. just abit stronger
drz has much more power but heavier.

is the weight gonna matter?
any other option?
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Old 07-04-2015, 06:08 AM   #2
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Go DRZ, you'll only notice the extra weight on really slow technical trails,but you'll notice the extra power and torque all the time.
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:23 AM   #3
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Ktm 350exc? I have a WR250R and if I upgrade for more power, that's the bike I will get.
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:31 AM   #4
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DRz400. Low maintenance, known performance enhancements, possibly available used, reliable as a rock, low cost. That is hard to beat. My friend and I go out back road burning or dirt/gravel riding and his DRz has done fine, 125 mile days (about 200km) are not out of the question by any means.

Sure, not as trick and suspension isn't as good as a KTM or Husky, but no doubts about it, push the button and it goes... and goes... and goes for a good price.

I considered the DRz400 for a while. My 650 is big for my 5'6". I got a 250 when I rode one and felt how light it was. I use the 650 for road/back road and the 250 for dual sport. I have room to do so. I think the 400 would have done fine, but with the miles on the 650 I couldn't sell it for enough to make it worth it and besides, I'll be able to keep road tires on one and dirt on the other.
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:26 AM   #5
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the exc 350 is way above my budget and even if i get an old one its maintaince is expensive since i am going to do about 15-20 hours of engine running per month or 800~ km..

thanks for the replies, i am really into the drz, mark u did help me on the klx and seems your help just never goes away ;) thanks.
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Old Yesterday, 08:09 AM   #6
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I don't what's available in Israel, but a DRZ is a solid choice. I've owned 2 KLX's and now a DRZ and to me the DRZ feels and rides a lot like an improved KLX.
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Old Yesterday, 08:24 AM   #7
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why not just put the 351 kit on the klx? it'd be FAR cheaper than a different bike, and a 30% increase in power?
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Old Yesterday, 01:36 PM   #8
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i wanted to but to import it to israel means a 40% of the value of tax means its above 1200$, then needs installing and i will need a mechanic help means much more money. not to mention illegal and such..
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i wanted to but to import it to israel means a 40% of the value of tax means its above 1200$, then needs installing and i will need a mechanic help means much more money. not to mention illegal and such..
oh snap, didn't see you were in israel.

good luck with the hunt.
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