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Old 04-05-2008, 01:45 PM   #32
Eatin' Dirt Since 1982
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Joined: Jan 2002
Location: SLC, UT
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I was looking at one the other day for my Father. He is looking for his first Dual Sport. I can't say that the bike impressed me in any way. Perhaps the current owner monkeyed with it but it was extremely slow to reach 40 mph. I gave up there and returned it to the owner. After reading all the praise am I missing something? The bike had around 2-3k miles and was missing it's baffle so I know it was lean. What kind of performance should be expected of a 250? I am not expecting miracles from a 250 but I think it should be able to keep pace with city traffic.

Help me make sense of it.

Wind is strong and cold
Rain blurs the winding road ahead
I live on two wheels
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