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Old 09-26-2014, 05:50 PM
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Hey guys,

So Im in the market for a good offroad bike and I stumbled upon an 02 WR250F for 1600. Does anyone have any experience with the WR fourstrokes? Any info on this year and model would be much appreciated.

After much thought I figured the WR was my bike of choice. I raced XR 250s and 400s, and as I love the XRs they just are a bit on the heavy side and even back then I felt like I could over ride the bike.

I love the KDXs but I really want a 4stroke for the woods because I get lazy when I get under the trees I guess. Besides I had my Dads XR 280 out in the singletrack mountains of Pennsylvania back in the summer and I had a blast.

Has anyone done any MX 250F conversions to offroad?

Oh and my budget will probably top out around 2000 or I'd just buy a KTM.

Thanks everyone,

Back to scouring Craigslist
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:23 PM
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You like the xr's I have a deal for you frizzle fr0
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haha, good deal man
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WR250F is a pretty solid little bike but the 250F's tend to get ridden a lot harder than the bike bores so seeing things like crank failures is a lot more common. The Yamaha has good valves that seem to last really well.
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WR250F is a pretty solid little bike but the 250F's tend to get ridden a lot harder than the bike bores so seeing things like crank failures is a lot more common. The Yamaha has good valves that seem to last really well.
Thanks for the info Cowboy, thats my worry as well. I feel like if I bought it I'd rebuild it before I set foot in the woods. I may pass and save for something a bit newer..
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Thanks for the info Cowboy, thats my worry as well. I feel like if I bought it I'd rebuild it before I set foot in the woods. I may pass and save for something a bit newer..
Just be smart about buying used. If someone says "oh I just had the valves replaced and bottom end rebuilt" ask to see receipts. Plenty of nice, lightly used bikes out there if a guy is diligent about looking for them (that's how I have gone from 1 bike to 8 bikes in a little over a year...)
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Just be smart about buying used. If someone says "oh I just had the valves replaced and bottom end rebuilt" ask to see receipts. Plenty of nice, lightly used bikes out there if a guy is diligent about looking for them (that's how I have gone from 1 bike to 8 bikes in a little over a year...)
Thats good advice, I really got rolled over the coals when I bought the Honda. Although without that experience I never would have found ATM!
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I've been doing A LOT of buying and selling bikes lately so I'm tuned in
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I've been doing A LOT of buying and selling bikes lately so I'm tuned in
Now I'm really leaning towards the Orange, 200 or 250 EX-W....I think the 250 would really make me smile..
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IF I were to indulge in the orange kool-aid it would have to be of the 300 flavor. Or maybe the 150...
That said, beware the orange kool-aid!
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