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Quarter-litre opinions please

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Precis, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. schmik

    schmik Been here awhile

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    Send me a message if you have any questions. FWIW, mine has the arrow exhaust and matching map on the ECU. It’s not really mellow!

    ECU holds two maps But you need to change a plug to switch. Could probably wire a up a map switch really easily.
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  2. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Of the bikes you listed, the wr250f is the one you want by sounds. Can plonk around, or really give you a buzz.
    I had one in 2000, it was a bundle of fun, hard enough to really do some hard Enduro on, yet happily trail bike ride.

    Ps, thinking of selling the 505 xcf. That'd be fun for you lol
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  3. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Long timer

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    My two bobs worth. Long story short I rode the kids TTR230 for a couple of years after retiring my WR250 2 stroker.
    The TTR sort of went but went everywhere had suspension that went up and down and l loved every minute I was riding it. I always thought to myself if something with a little better suspension, just a tad more power, was registerable and cheap came along I'd buy it.
    I bought the SWM300R and have no regrets. The ribs on the tank dig into your legs unless your wearing knee braces then you dont notice them. The seats as hard as a rock and the rear spring is a little soft for all the time, effort and money I've put into my stomach over the years.
    Until I put the aftermarket muffler and tune on mine it was a real pig. The muffler and tune transformed the bike. The newer model may have fixed the above issues.
    I would not buy this bike to ride on the road as the gearing is not suitable. I could have bought the 500 for a few bucks more but more than happy on the 300.
    Just a shame I haven't ridden it at all year.
    Good luck with whatever you choose.
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  4. darren70

    darren70 Loud pipes matter

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    Why do you say WR250f's are grenades?
    light, handle well ,are super reliable and last forever.
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  5. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    The new WR250F gets pretty outstanding reviews

    If you've thought about a Beta XT, then look at the 200RR also - had a short ride on one - sensational - so much fun
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  6. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    I didn't; I asked the question.
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  7. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    You asked about twofiddys dincha? It’s a 250.
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  8. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    We used to have one at Lochmarree. A 2002 I think it was. It was known as the town bike. It copped an absolute flogging from slappers who crashed it to the rest of us who wrung it's neck. Tough as nails, nice power, decent suspension. A better bike than the 450 IMHO.
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  9. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    That'll explain why they're $14k new and unobtanium used!
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  10. Cuttlefish

    Cuttlefish Riding to disappear.

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    Has a budget been mentioned?
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  11. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Like to keep it under $7k if poss, but might sell a few surplus children for the right bike...

    What was the last year of the carbied WR250F? I've been offered one by a mate...
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  12. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    2013 I think.
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  13. brangus

    brangus Been here awhile

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    I've got a CRF250L, about 11500 kms so far, mostly mustering etc.

    It needs bugger all maintenance, very reliable, but the suspension is average and it is pretty heavy. It's a good bike, but I think you would want to try one in the bush first, the weight doesn't matter as much in the paddock but it can be a hassle in the timber.
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  14. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Normal maintenance on the 250f, like all bikes.
    But they work hard, so keep up the oil changes and regularly check the valve clearances in particular.
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  15. nevgriff64

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    I picked up a 2006 WR250R in almost new condition with only 2970 kilometres and paid $2500 early last year.

    It wasn't registered then ( is now ) and all original except for the missing mirrors which he misplaced when he brought it over from WA.
    Its a sweet little bike and one that I'm looking forward to riding when I'm allowed - I gave it to my Son for his 18th Birthday.

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  16. Cuttlefish

    Cuttlefish Riding to disappear.

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    There was a 2018 WR250R with 1.1K kms on Gumtree for $7.8K but it just sold. Wonder if it went for the asking price of thereabouts. WR250Rs are scarce right now.
    That WR you scored was a steal.
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  17. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    The SWM 300 turned out to be a stealer's phishing exercise: "Oh, sorry, that bike is sold - but I can get you another ... at $2700 more..." Cnuts.
    The Husky 250 "was 'sold' this morning"....
    But I may have a line on a WR250F from an old CFA mate who's a bit light in the inseam.... - it's a carby model, hence my earlier question.
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  18. Cuttlefish

    Cuttlefish Riding to disappear.

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    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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  20. Cuttlefish

    Cuttlefish Riding to disappear.

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    Tidy!
    Yeah, figured as Nev had thrown in that bargain basement priced cherry R teaser it may have you considering an R as well.
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