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Old 04-18-2013, 11:22 AM   #34786
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i promise you youll like it more than your f800gs i have a klr650 and a wr250r and i like it alot better than my klr i spend most of my time on the wr and i take in on trips that take me out of state i been on trips that took me over a thousand miles away from home i just love it after riding it it will make your bmw feel like a tank
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:26 AM   #34787
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I was looking at KTMs but wow they seem like alot of trouble. Also plating a WR450F and making it more of a dual sport but they seem limited for that. Its hard to find the perefect bike and even harder explaing to my wife why i need 2 lol lol lol .
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:36 AM   #34788
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...I concur...for all the bikes available it's hard to find the perfect dualsport.
Why Yamaha doesn't make a WR450R is beyond me. Better yet, a WR350!

I'm always tempted when I see a nice EXC400/450 for sale.
But then I ride the 250 and find out it does everything I'm capable of doing offroad. Like, who am I kidding...big power offroad is great, but it can get away from ya (me).
That and WTF, all I do is change the oil on this bike and clean the air filter now and then.

Look for a clean used one...and get 1/3 off the price.
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Old 04-18-2013, 12:04 PM   #34789
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I am in Missouri, the dealer down the road has a brand new one. I prefer to buy new but thanks for the heads up on the used one and all the info. I am hoping they will let me take it for a ride before I decide. Thats a very good point on the distance between peg and top of seat i had planned on measuring that tomorrow when i am there. I have my beamer set up great for my long legs. I wouldnt expect that kinda of power or comfort just dont want to pay 6 grand and be miseable.
I bought mine used from a guy who is 6'3" and it fit him fine, apparently, because he put 7,500 miles on it in the year he owned it . I'm 5'9" and had to put the YamaLink in and lower the shock and forks just so I could feel comfy when stopping on hills or in gravel/dirt (and my other bike is a BMW 1150GS). I drooled over the array of KTMs and decided the higher maintenance and cost (significantly more $$) was too much for how I'd be using this bike; and the KTMs are even taller than the Yamahas. I also looked very hard at plating a WR450 and decided it was more trouble than it's worth given how much true off-road riding I'd be doing with it. The WR450's are a bit taller and I just adore that pull-your-arm-out-of-the-socket power when you roll on the throttle, but the power comes on very differently than it does in the dualsport 250 model. If I still lived in Wyoming with endless open desert to ride in I would have gone for the 450, I think. I've been riding a very long time and have owned a lot of small displacement bikes and the WR is by far the spunkiest of them I've ever owned. I also really like the >26,000 mile valve adjustment interval recommended by Yamaha .

I am really pleased with the WR250R. I couldn't find a dealer that would actually let me ride one before I bought it, hope you have better luck with yours.

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Old 04-18-2013, 12:47 PM   #34790
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Thanks so much for posting this. To answer MPATCH's comment, well, not everyone has the time nor the access to a dyno.
We're talking between 2 and 4HP on this tiddler...

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Dyno tuning is less about power as it is getting the correct air to fuel ratio. Having the correct ratio could be the difference between getting 10k vs 40k out of your top end.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:07 PM   #34791
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Glad to hear you're having fun. I think I'm about to sell my WR250 with the TR big bore. Just not riding it enough. Let me know if you know anyone looking.
I'll keep my ears open Richard!
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:11 PM   #34792
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Thanks makes two pairs :) Really nice picture, the two of you seem very happy. Great way to spend time together, I'm guessing that there probably aren't a lot of wives that ride these.
Yeah, we both really enjoy riding together and you can see from my sig, we have no moderation when it comes to bikes. Thankfully, its just us and no kids so we have lots of time to play. This summer we are going out west to CO for 2 weeks and that was the main reason to pick up the CRF was to gain FI. Although the XT would do fine, we'd definitely be screwing with the jetting out there on it.

She actually went and test rode a new XT250 with FI to compare to also, but she really didn't think she gained enough over the XT225 to make it worth an upgrade that actually would cost more than the CRF250L did.

In less than 2 weeks, we are doing a 2 day run down to S. GA and she's going to be on the XT225 again, so she'll get a good chance to compare back and forth between the two bikes.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:14 PM   #34793
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you guys are very lucky i wish my wife would ride with me
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:17 PM   #34794
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I know somewhere in this "mega thread" there may be an answer to this but I am not having any luck finding it. Does anyone have any experience and or opinion how one of these bikes would fit/work for a 6'5" 260lb. guy. I am currently riding an F800GS. I do not want to get rid of it just want something little lighter and more nimble with FI. I am looking to get one ASAP. i guess wondering mostly about the power is 28hp enought to haul me and some gear around? Any opinion or personal experience would be great to hear about. Thanks.
You can see my picture above with my wife and I. I'm 6'4" 250lbs without gear on, and I'm really enjoying the WRR. I actually came to the WRR from a TE610 so that was a huge culture shock in its self, but I'm really happy with the WRR. It does take a little getting used to the smaller motor and keeping it revved up, but the bike is so light and nimble and honestly, I love the way it feels off road. I know RSteiger that posted up earlier too. He's a buddy of mine and not as tall as I am, but he's probably about the same weight and we both do fine on the WRR's. Of course, we both have spouses that ride 225/250cc bikes so that makes it work a bit better too.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:28 PM   #34795
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Thats awesome glad to hear from someone my size. Been looking at seats i really like my sargent on my beamer. i also found some lowered pegs for it drop them about an inch. Just seems like such a small bike. I always feel like i need a bigger one. I hope they wil let me ride it.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:35 PM   #34796
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...Been looking at seats ...
best bang for the buck is SeatConcepts here in the vendors area.
Comfy and affordable...tell'em Rapid Dog sentya...
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:38 PM   #34797
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:39 PM   #34798
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best bang for the buck is seatconcepts here in the vendors area.
Comfy and affordable...tell'em rapid dog sentya...

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Old 04-18-2013, 01:42 PM   #34799
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Since someone brought it up. Does anyone happen to know the measurement between the top of the pegs and the top of the seat? Just curious?
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:47 PM   #34800
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if i knew i could get tens of thousands of miles out of a athena i would drop one in my wrr so fast
I'm curious to this question as well... anyone have over 10K on the 290? 20K?

FWIW I just passed 25K miles on a Bill Blue 351cc kit for the KLX
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