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Old 12-05-2012, 03:12 AM   #751
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I am in the market for a dual sport and was wondering the pros and cons of each bike...XT225 vs XT250.
I had a DRZ400s but never rode it because I just didn't feel comfortable on the bike, as I'm only 5'7" tall.
There is a used XT250 on Craigslist with 9,000 miles on it. That seemed like a lot of mileage, is there such thing as too much mileage when buying a used bike?
When inspecting a used bike, with the XT's is there anything in particular to look for?
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My 250 is at 16k miles. No problems yet. Most of the miles were road miles.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:51 AM   #752
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I put 7500 miles on my 250 in about 16 months.... It performed flawlessly, and I don't doubt that I could get another 50,000+ EASILY with minimal work.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:55 AM   #753
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I put about 7k miles on mine in a year, simply flawless, but when buying a bike i like bikes with very low miles, bought mine with about 300 miles on it, id keep looking for a lower milage one.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:18 AM   #754
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My 2008 had over 10000 miles on it when I traded it off. It still ran like the day I bought it.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:24 AM   #755
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I read that the 2013 XT250 is fuel injected.
Is that a big deal?
Will it increase the performance at all?
Pros and cons on the 2013?
I have test ridden a 2006 and compared to my DRZ400s, what a pleasant surprise.
Much easier to control when I am able to touch the ground with both feet, lighter easier to toss around and the power was pretty good. It is a confidence builder for sure.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:32 AM   #756
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I read that the 2013 XT250 is fuel injected.
Is that a big deal?
Will it increase the performance at all?
Pros and cons on the 2013?
I have test ridden a 2006 and compared to my DRZ400s, what a pleasant surprise.
Much easier to control when I am able to touch the ground with both feet, lighter easier to toss around and the power was pretty good. It is a confidence builder for sure.
The bike you compared it with (2006) must have been a XT225, as the xt250's only came to the US in 2008, the xt225 is lighter then the xt250, so if you are considering a xt250, go check one out,

i now also have a drz400, and yes, the xt250 feels much much lighter then the drz, and much easier to manhandle.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:00 PM   #757
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I read that the 2013 XT250 is fuel injected.
Is that a big deal?
Will it increase the performance at all?
Pros and cons on the 2013?
I have test ridden a 2006 and compared to my DRZ400s, what a pleasant surprise.
Much easier to control when I am able to touch the ground with both feet, lighter easier to toss around and the power was pretty good. It is a confidence builder for sure.
So far no complaints on the 2013 from me. I have 600 miles on mine now, probably 50/50 mix of street and dirt.

You can compare the specs that Yamaha has published for the 2013, 2010 and 2008 XT250 here: http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/pr...howprevmodel=0
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:05 PM   #758
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Thanks for the info.
I'm going to be checking out both an XT225 and 250 in the next few days.
See if I can feel the difference in weight and power.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:40 PM   #759
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Hooray!

I joined ADV about 3-4 months before this thread was started, and so all this time was hanging around in the XT225 thread.

Thank you Medic-0372, for starting this thread!

We just put new tires on my XT-250....Pirelli MT-21 Rally Cross! I'm so glad to get rid of those stock Cheng Sh** tires.



And thank you 150ron for letting me know about this thread. I should browse more instead of mostly sticking to my subscribed threads.

I bought this bike new in '08, and have done some great dirt riding, along with freeway/highway travel, and commuting.

Top speed - 82.

Sorry for the poor quality of the photo. All I had was my cellphone camera at the time.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:58 PM   #760
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Btw alarcity, those tires you got on there look great!!

i got 3,500+ on my stockers (cheng shins) right now and cant wait to take them off, but trying to squeeze every last drop out of them, lol.
I got 6500 miles on my Cheng Sh**s, but I only weigh about 120 pounds. I could have gone a little longer.

Here I am with the bike when it was brand spanking new;

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:15 PM   #761
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Here we are at an '09 Valle Caldera ride (mountains of New Mexico). We stopped at a restaurant.

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:18 PM   #762
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They caught a picture of me coming in for a landing as we stopped on top of the mountain for a break;

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:20 PM   #763
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On the way down it was raining and snowing. That is SloJoe stopping to keep me company as I stopped to put on my gloves.

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Old 12-06-2012, 08:26 PM   #764
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A few months after the Caldera ride, and about a year after I bought my XT - my husband found a brand new XT250 that was the same year as mine. So he bought it.



Here we are nearly on top of Sandia Crest.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:44 PM   #765
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Great pictures Roadrunner! bike looks great, you will love the more dirt worthy tires.
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