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Old 04-27-2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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Need some advice.

Looking to sell my 05 M50 and replacing it with a dual sport bike. I am 6ft 2in and weigh 250lbs. I am looking at a several different 250cc bikes. I will be using this for back rd, dirt rd and light trails and riding to work. 4 miles round trip. Will a 250 be big enough for me to ride. No interstate riding. Two bikes are a klx 250 and a wr 250. Thanks.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:53 AM   #2
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Wow 151 views and no advice.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:18 AM   #3
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I am significantly shorter than you and weigh less too. I think 250s are underpowered (I rented a CRF250X for a day). They are fun, but my opinion is underpowered for adult riders of any size. I did meet a guy your size with a 250 that liked it but he didn't ride off road. When I rented the 250x I had it pinned on Forest Service roads several times and wanted for more. It was light and nimble, but just didn't have the extra umph I wanted. I would suggest something in the 350 - 450cc range, or possibly even a 650cc if you'd consider something less light and nimble.
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:21 AM   #4
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for your size the 250 will work for you if you dont go crazy on it. for light trails and commuting it will work but how about something bigger like a 650?
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:46 AM   #5
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I am a convert to the church of small displacement!
After a fun 20 years of riding and racing open class bike(500cc two strokes, xr600, and multiple xr650r's) I now ride a 200cc china bike. I get more smiles out of riding this bike weather its on the highways where i can maintain 95 kph or around town where it is plenty quick or in the dirt where i am either riding rough roads or cutting single track or even riding the local mx track(though I take it very easy on teh track). i have a 48 tooth rear sprocket for the dirt and run a 43 on the street. i cannot seem to find different sized countershaft sprockets here
My wife and i rode the bike over a 9000 foot pass loaded with gear with no problems, a bit slow sure, but we made it no problem.
Worried about your size? i am 6'3 and weigh 260 lbs(weighed 275 a few weeks ago). i am working on dropping some pounds as that makes more sense to me than buying a bigger bike!
if i was in the states i would be riding a wr250 or a new crf250l and i would have no problem riding it Cabo San Lucas from my house in San Diego or to the sierras for singletrack bashing.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:53 PM   #6
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Looking to sell my 05 M50 and replacing it with a dual sport bike. I am 6ft 2in and weigh 250lbs. I am looking at a several different 250cc bikes. I will be using this for back rd, dirt rd and light trails and riding to work. 4 miles round trip. Will a 250 be big enough for me to ride. No interstate riding. Two bikes are a klx 250 and a wr 250. Thanks.
Those 250s are full-sized bikes. Check to make sure the ergonomics agree with you. They might be down a bit on power, but if that's not an issue for you they could be great for your low-speed usage. The WR250 makes more power, but it is at higher revs than the KLX250. Upgrades of many kinds are available for either bike.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:58 PM   #7
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You should get a ride on one of or all of the 250s. I don't think you'll be impressed. You're not a little guy.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:36 PM   #8
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WR250R for me

I'm 6'3" and 225 lbs. I picked up a '13 WR and couldn't be happier. It's a blast to ride on the south Texas dirt roads and the busted up pavement in the oil fields where I work and live. It will cruise 70 mph and I've had it on the interstate at 75. I prefer quieter roads at 60-65 though. I've only put about 2k miles on it but will be heading out for an extended "tour" visiting family in Wisconsin and the either east or west from there depending on where the next job offer comes from.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:08 PM   #9
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Doesn't say where you live... Maico 700 2 stroke would be my choice if I didn't live in CA. 202 lbs. 83 HP... YIKES!
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