Veteran road rider, first foray into dirt?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ZappBranigan, Aug 10, 2021.

  1. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    Every street riding veteran / dirt noob thinks they need a 650; they really don't.

    If you want to actually learn the skills of dirt, a 250 four-stroke is plenty.
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  2. Pinky

    Pinky Been here awhile

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    Get a WR250R. The 650 class bikes are too big and heavy for what you need or want, especially at your age with bad knees. You'll love the fuel injection and super low maintenance of the WR250R. You might spend a little bit more for one of these then what you are looking at, but you'll be much happier and you'll get that money back when you sell it. Anything more than a couple years old is at its bottom price and won't go down unless you put 20K miles on it. And even then it'll still sell when you want to move on.
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  3. Bitingdog

    Bitingdog That's not my dog

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    WR250R is a great do-everything bike
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  4. Bicyclist

    Bicyclist Been here awhile

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    I agree with this. You're in CO, so within easy distance of great riding, and you have a pickup to haul a 250 anywhere, so no worry about whether it's too small. And you'll appreciate the lighter weight and no-fuss fuel injection when you've been climbing passes for 6 hours.
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