Well Gents, I sold the cruiser, sold the quad, sold the truck. Now its time to get my bike. I am wanting a 250cc class bike. I am wanting used to save money. I have 3 bikes I am seriously thinking about right now. Just wanting to get some opinions on which direction to jump. Fore warning I know opinions are like an a** hole, everyone has one and sometimes they stink... but SOMETIMES they smell like lavender... errr... I mean are useful and have helpful information. Please try to refrain from flaming this thread into a this brand vs this brand type thread. I am planning on using the bike to do the MCCCT this summer and then it will probably be 80-20 road-dirt as it will be used for commuting to work and then occasional trail rides. I dont plan on jumping or motoX the bike, so an incredible suspension isnt paramount. I do have the feared shortmans syndrom, however I have owned and ridden a 97? CR250 when I was a teenager, I have ridden my tall cousins KTM125 on a few occasions, and I have sat tested my neighbors XR/XL 600s/650s and a boss mans KLR250 all with fairly comfortable results. I currently have 3 different used bikes I am "considering" I will start off with the bike I am most serious about, then explain my reservations, then talk about the other 2 appealing bikes. Bike #1 2008 WR250R Specs: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/23616/Buyers-Guide-Specifications/2008-Yamaha-WR250R.aspx My Pros: The bike I have wanted for a while Well Maintained Already Piped 290 big bore kit for added power ease of having fuel injection 6 speed tranny very clean great price for one of the mythical pre-owned WR250R's My Cons: Price is much higher then similarly sized 250cc bikes I am worried about reliability/longevity of big bore kit Did I mention it costs more then twice what I can get a KLR250 for? cost of repairing fuel injection (not really a huge concern to me, but a thought to consider) Bike #2 2002 KLR250 Specs: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/570/Buyers-Guide-Specifications/2005-Kawasaki-KLR250.aspx My Pros: Costs 2k less then the WR that I really want Has a 6 speed? Seem to have a great reliability track record My Cons: A bit rough and has higher miles then other bikes has stock pipe I am worried may be under powered for my commuting purpose rear DRUM brake, not a disk doesnt seem to have a great aftermarket availability, but I could be wrong... Bike #3 2006 KLX250 Specs: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/23980/Buyers-Guide-Specifications/2006-Kawasaki-KLX250S.aspx My Pros: Bike is the "meet in the middle" of the other 2 already piped looks clean My Cons: More expensive then KLR not fuel injected? still wuite a bit of money, and if I am speding 2.5k might as well spend a bit moer to get what I want? Let me finish by saying my pros and cons list are in no way, all-inclusive, just merely what I can think of at 0130 in the morning. I have been going back and forth in my mind about this WR for the last week or so, then the last 3 days I have been rolling around the idea of these other 2 bikes I found. I am going to go check out the KLR and hopefully the WR tomorrow. Just hoping to hear/read something here that will make this decision an easier choice for me. Thanks in advance fellow inmates.