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Old 06-01-2007, 01:24 PM   #766
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Probably the best big bore dual sport with dirt intentions, except it has no happy button.
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:25 PM   #767
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Old 06-05-2007, 12:21 PM   #768
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Old 06-05-2007, 12:33 PM   #769
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Probably the best big bore dual sport with dirt intentions, except it has no happy button.
(XT600 reference)

The bike is seriously undersuspended. At $1900, this one is also seriously overpriced. You can get an XR650L for that much and have the happy-fun button + suspension that is twice that of the XT.

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Old 06-05-2007, 02:51 PM   #770
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Old 06-06-2007, 06:55 PM   #771
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:57 AM   #772
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:33 PM   #773
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What do you guys think?

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Old 06-07-2007, 03:49 PM   #774
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or after a jaunt to pittsburgh:

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Old 06-07-2007, 03:51 PM   #775
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As usual, the best bike is the one that suits your riding style. Both bikes you listed are at different ends of the spectrum.

The DRZ-S is a good bike, I own a green one myself. The ad does not list the year. If it's a few years old, the price is a little high. I bought mine with $3k of farkles (radiator, case, rotor protection, scotts damper, larger tank, barkbusters, heated grips, new footpegs, etc.) with 4k miles last year for less than that. You will want a larger tank and the case and radiator savers.

The XT550 is priced right, and looks pretty good from the pics. Any bike that runs well is worth more than $1k. But a 24 year old bike has old suspension technology (it's not even close to the DRZ, much less a new KTM), and might need a lot of part$ replaced (all rubber stuff, chain, etc.) that might not make it a bargain. Condition and how it was maintained is the key. Needs a tuneup? Does that mean the valves are shot, the rings are bad? A tuneup is replacing the spark plug, air filter, oil, and adjusting the valves, which is so simple I don't know why he would not have done it already. Or maybe the carb is just gunked up, and he can't figure out how to clean it - if so, you may get a bargain if the rest of the bike is in good shape. But is this the bike you want to ride, before you spend the $ and will spend at least as much later on farkles?
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Old 06-07-2007, 03:58 PM   #776
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The XT225 is a great bike. If it's in good shape, it could be worth it (you might have to replace the tires (old age), and I would try to get the price down a bit.

The KLR250 is a good bike, but they are kick-start only, water cooled, and most say they are OK. That's damning it with faint praise? Now if it was a Super Sherpa, it would be well worth the price. They are very popular and very hard to find.

You listed 4 bikes that are all very different. What do you want? Where will you ride? Do you want a 250 or a 650? Do you want a good suspension for tough terrain, or will you mostly ride pavement? They are all good bikes, just different. If you get the wrong (for you) bike, you will not like it regardless of how good it is.
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:12 PM   #777
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You listed 4 bikes that are all very different. What do you want? Where will you ride? Do you want a 250 or a 650? Do you want a good suspension for tough terrain, or will you mostly ride pavement? They are all good bikes, just different. If you get the wrong (for you) bike, you will not like it regardless of how good it is.
What do I ride. Only street right now (hence the CL browsing), and no truck here in the suburbs, so riding to the trail is a must. Ideally, something that I could slab for some distance to see the catskills across NYS from Rochester that would get me through some logging trails / fire roads.
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:40 PM   #778
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What do I ride. Only street right now (hence the CL browsing), and no truck here in the suburbs, so riding to the trail is a must. Ideally, something that I could slab for some distance to see the catskills across NYS from Rochester that would get me through some logging trails / fire roads.
If you are mainly street now and will probably being doing some dirt later on i would put my vote in for the DRZ400S. The reasoning is, The 225 and the 250, while they will work, are just to small to do any serious road work with. The 550 would be fine also but I will tell you now that my XR600R gets might uncomfortable after just a little while on the road. It could be my bony ass however.

I would say go for the bigger bike, in the best shape, for the best money. That decision must be left up to you.

But they are in NY.

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Old 06-08-2007, 03:43 PM   #779
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Old 06-08-2007, 03:55 PM   #780
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