2000 XT350 vs 2007 KLX250

Discussion in 'Americas' started by tellicotom, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. tellicotom

    tellicotom Been here awhile

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    I currently ride a 2000 Yamaha XT350 as a DualSport. Love the Bike except....it's a Kick start and VERYYYYYYY cold-blooded!

    I have an opportunity to pickup a KLX250 at a decent price and I'm considering it. But, I need a little help making the final decision............

    I've done the +/- thing and here is what I have.

    I like the Yami height wise and performace wise over the Kawai, but it is hard starting and Always a kick starter!

    The Kawi is 7 years newer and has ~ 8,000 less miles.

    The Kawi was ridden by a 250 lb man off-road for ~ 1500 to 1800 miles. Nornal scuff marks, but nothing beyond cosmetic that I can tell.

    I know...why decide...have both!

    Whatda you all think?


    Thanks,
    TellicoTom
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  2. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    I think....
    If you want a smal bike with a magic button (elec starter) you should get one.
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  3. Stan Dalone

    Stan Dalone Gotta get me somma dat

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    If you have the $$ , go for the KLX
    Its a modern dual sport with a great suspension, and a ton of farkles available
    It might be slightly underpowered compared to the 350, but a gear change, and a few mods, and your good to go! :freaky
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  4. Rick

    Rick Been here awhile

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    You might want to look around for mods for the XT. I'm not sure if they exist, but for the 225/250 model, there is a air/fuel screw that can be tweaked that does wonders for the cold nature of the XT.
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