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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Sock Monkey, Apr 7, 2008.
How about a teaser pic of the bike before you get started?
Thanks for the replies on this. The 'am I crazy bit' was more getting at questioning if I'm basically buying two of the same bike. But I think the WRR with some beefier tires and basic performance mods will be a good start into dirt biking for me, especially with my needs to be able to ride it on the road. I'll definitely look to test ride first... for now I'll keep watching youtube videos of guys ripping it up and dream a bit . I'll be keeping an eye out for local used ones or in Washington state or Oregon to import.
If the WRR has trouble with the camping gear and rider, then buy some new, lighter camping gear. My current kit is about 1/3 the size and 1/2 the weight of what I have done my trips with in the past.
I got sick of crawling in and out of my ultralight, so I went condo MONDO!
It fits in the left Wolfy bag and I strap the poles crosswise along with my Kermit chair.
I could roll my WRR in there with me...
How much did you get for parts? I know in some areas it is more than for a complete bike!
Sure, 2012 350XCF-W
Nice, welcome to the Orange side. I'm absolutely loving my Orange...
I've been here for a while....just adding another bike to the existing orange inventory in the garage....
That said, I really enjoyed the WR.....it's just time for a change..
Need to order up a braided front brake line for my WR250X....who makes them?
HEL makes one
Sweet, that's my next bike too!
Cool, now you will work out all the cool farkles to have before I jump in. I've been wanting this bike since they released it. Got some friends that have it and they love it too.
Nice! I'm curious if you know the service intervals? Also whether there is a rack that can be installed for some Wolfman bags?
Sorry this is all off topic, but I'm comparing this bike against the WR.
Snoop around in here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=784986
Sweet. Now if I can find a straight across trade for one for my XR650L like I did when I got my WRR I will have one
IMO they are too close to justify owning both, assuming both are set-up as dual-sports. I'd own one, and have a 2nd set of wheels if necessary to switch from road work to trail work.
The TE on the other hand, could be your barely street-legal trail bike, and keep the DR-Z for a road-going dual-sport. Rather than the TE250, I'd get the TE310.
Chris - I asked a few pages back, but maybe it got buried.
Since you already own a KTM 300 2-stroke with a license plate (unless I'm mistaken??), what made you decide on a 350-EXC as well?
Curious because I am in lust with the KTM 2-stroke enduros, though they aren't not plate-able here. After my lottery win, I want a 200 XC-W (and a Road King, a Moto Guzzi California 1400, a Street Triple R, an R1200GS, a W800, and a...)
Id like to know how it compares to the wrr. Power wise, handling, etc.
Any insight would be good.
Glutton for punishment eh?
Weighs ~55 lbs less, has ~ twice the HP, good suspension, etc.
The good stuff is somewhat off set by it being 1/3 more expensive and needing more frequent maintenance.
Sexy women ain't a free ride
Serious questions, though...
How much more maintenance?
How is the Katoom (the street-legal 350) on the pavement relative to the WRR, especially at 65 - 70 MPH for extended periods?
And can you get a big tank for the Katoom?
Pretty big difference. I don't really compare them to a WRR. Think around 15 hours for oil change, shorter if competition. I have ridden them on the street, and all I can say is I wouldn't want to drive more than a few miles on the pavement. This is a full on offroad bike, not a dual sport. BTW, plenty of KTM threads to ask this on!