Anyone go from a Big 650 dualsport to a 250 and regret it?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ntm1973, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Hans_Krugger

    Hans_Krugger Rock Jock

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    For what its worth, I went from a V-twin 650 to a Yamaha XT250 and love it. I have never had an issue with power going up hills or on the road. However I weigh 150 pounds. What I like the most is the fact that the bike is so light that when I dump it in the bush alone, its not too tough to pick it up. I have dumped it in some pretty rough stops and the fact that the bike was only 270 pounds was a hugh help - especially since I was in the middle of no-where and alone.

    I really like the size of the bike. I am a very happy camper with mine and doubt that I will ever move to a large bike like a BMW or KLZ 650.
  2. plugeye

    plugeye mc caregiver

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    went from dr650 to dr350.
    only regret is 5 years on the 650 coulda been much shorter.
  3. none

    none Been here awhile

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    Went from a 250 to a 650 and am much happier. If I had done the oppisite I defiately woulda regretted it.
  4. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    Mine is always loaded. I keep it in Phoenix to explore the West when I visit. It has a top speed around 90 in good conditions and I generally cruise about 65 on the highway. As you know, most of the west is 5-9k feet up. It works...

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    My travel kit is about 35lbs. I'm about 210lb in my gear. Maybe more. I bought it because my KTM twin was too heavy to explore thw wilderness solo. I needed something I could pick up out of the mud myself. The little Yam proved every bit as good a touring bike as my big twin. So I sold the beast and replaced it with a stonking 690R...probably the most powerful single made:
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    :D

    It's about the same weight as the Yammer, but nearly 70HP! :eek1...a freakin' rocketship!