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Old 10-01-2010, 06:16 PM   #17581
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:42 PM   #17582
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It's a shot in the dark, but I'm looking for a dirt cheap R or X model. Priced under $3200 is ideal and I'm willing to travel for the right deal. I prefer low miles and no mods. I've searched CL all over the country, but nothing exciting is popping up close to a major airport. If you see something, PM me, and there might be some homebrew in it for you.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:50 PM   #17583
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It's a shot in the dark, but I'm looking for a dirt cheap R or X model. Priced under $3200 is ideal and I'm willing to travel for the right deal. I prefer low miles and no mods. I've searched CL all over the country, but nothing exciting is popping up close to a major airport. If you see something, PM me, and there might be some homebrew in it for you.
More specifics please but here is something I was just looking at minutes ago.
What is your ideal price and year?

1K
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/mcy/1976014014.html

1700 and looks really nice and probably more of what you're looking for.
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/mcy/1953188935.html
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:29 PM   #17584
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More specifics please but here is something I was just looking at minutes ago.
What is your ideal price and year?

1K
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/mcy/1976014014.html

1700 and looks really nice and probably more of what you're looking for.
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/mcy/1953188935.html
The WR250R or WR250X models are far different from those Fs, and they started making them in 2008.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:46 PM   #17585
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The WR250R or WR250X models are far different from those Fs, and they started making them in 2008.
Apparently, that escaped him in the previous 17,630 posts.






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Old 10-01-2010, 09:04 PM   #17586
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I sold my WR250R with 600 miles on it, all stock for $4000 a couple months ago. Good riddance. if you do any street riding look for a different model. Good enough in the dirt, not worth beans as a street rider I'm afraid. Of course opinions vary on any bike, but I've owned 50 or more motorcycles ranging from 90cc up to GL1800 and will say the WR250 is about 47th best choice on pavement. Very disappointed, even a 1971 HT1 90cc made a better street bike.

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Old 10-01-2010, 09:16 PM   #17587
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I sold my WR250R with 600 miles on it, all stock for $4000 a couple months ago. Good riddance. if you do any street riding look for a different model. Good enough in the dirt, not worth beans as a street rider I'm afraid. Of course opinions vary on any bike, but I've owned 50 or more motorcycles ranging from 90cc up to GL1800 and will say the WR250 is about 47th best choice on pavement. Very disappointed, even a 1971 HT1 90cc made a better street bike.

You must be right! What was I thinking? It must not have been fun, really.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:17 PM   #17588
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I sold my WR250R with 600 miles on it, all stock for $4000 a couple months ago. Good riddance. if you do any street riding look for a different model. Good enough in the dirt, not worth beans as a street rider I'm afraid. Of course opinions vary on any bike, but I've owned 50 or more motorcycles ranging from 90cc up to GL1800 and will say the WR250 is about 47th best choice on pavement. Very disappointed, even a 1971 HT1 90cc made a better street bike.
I can easily see why you've owned 50 + bikes now. Let me guess, you bought a roadking and sold it coz it sucks on the trail.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:17 PM   #17589
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I sold my WR250R with 600 miles on it, all stock for $4000 a couple months ago. Good riddance. if you do any street riding look for a different model. Good enough in the dirt, not worth beans as a street rider I'm afraid. Of course opinions vary on any bike, but I've owned 50 or more motorcycles ranging from 90cc up to GL1800 and will say the WR250 is about 47th best choice on pavement. Very disappointed, even a 1971 HT1 90cc made a better street bike.
Considering I have about 4,000 highway miles and 4,000 dirt miles on my WR˛ over the past two years. all I gotta say is: I wouldn't take my brother's KDX200 on route 80 for a600 mile road trip, and I wouldn't take my father's springer classic to baja, but my WR˛ can handle either. I think it's a good compromise.
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:11 PM   #17590
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I sold my WR250R with 600 miles on it, all stock for $4000 a couple months ago. Good riddance. if you do any street riding look for a different model. Good enough in the dirt, not worth beans as a street rider I'm afraid. Of course opinions vary on any bike, but I've owned 50 or more motorcycles ranging from 90cc up to GL1800 and will say the WR250 is about 47th best choice on pavement. Very disappointed, even a 1971 HT1 90cc made a better street bike.
Exactly. This is the kind of seller I'm looking for, everyone.

One that doesn't know what the twisty thing on the right is.

Were your tires flat?


For the record, I've put just over 8,000 miles on my '08 WRr since I bought it used in April. My wife is holding it hostage until I get her one.
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:33 PM   #17591
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[quote=Dysco]It's a shot in the dark, but I'm looking for a dirt cheap R or X model. Priced under $3200 is ideal and I'm willing to travel for the right deal. I prefer low miles and no mods. I've searched CL all over the country, but nothing exciting is popping up close to a major airport. If you see something, PM me, and there might be some homebrew in it for you. [/qhttp://

fresno.craigslist.org/mcy/1970572332.htmluote]

3150 and low mileage too....
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Old 10-02-2010, 02:05 AM   #17592
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ECU trouble

I have two WR250R's and I noticed on my 2010 model the engine fault light was staying on and occasionally the bike would not start (no electrical lights, nothing, dead) but would bump start and then be ok for a while but the fault light remained.

Now I thought it might be a faulty rectifier or a loose wire from where I had stripped the bike of all the AIS and EXUP crap. Having a second bike to swap stuff around on, the last thing I changed over was simply swapping out the ECU from each WRR. Bang, the fault light now shows up on the 2008 WR.

Lucky I have a good dealer, I phoned him, explained I had done his job for him and that I had a faulty ECU. He is ordering one in under warranty.

Something else, I asked him how much a new fuel pump might be (here in Australia) and it is well over $600.00. Did I read they are only $275.00 in the US??

Anyone else had a faulty ECU?

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Old 10-02-2010, 04:43 AM   #17593
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:57 AM   #17594
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Apparently, that escaped him in the previous 17,630 posts.






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Oh and you expected me to be paying attention to details after 4 East Street Wheat's
That and I'm new to WR's and not gonna go through 17K posts,, where should I start
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:16 AM   #17595
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We have a winner here No one, I repeat No one will ever one up this bike. Can you say function, reliability, durability, I guarentee it[/QUOTE]

I'll second that that thing rocks.
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