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Old 02-16-2009, 10:15 PM   #1
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Putting money to one side for a minute...

I have an '05 WR250F in very nice condition. Very low mileage. Basically in stock form except for bashplate and radiator guards. I have a large Safari tank I can use with it.

I use the bike once in a blue moon these days and when i do its usually on a simple enduro loop and maybe a 'kinda' MX track for a few laps.

I have a 640ADV I ride to work most days and always intend to get away at weekends, but with kids and doesn't happen....

Would you sell the WR250F and the 640ADV and buy a WR250R......for the daily commute and the odd short trip away? (or hang on to the 250F and 640ADV).

PS. Assume here that money is not the issue, just sensible use of resources, garage space blah blah...

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Old 02-16-2009, 11:47 PM   #2
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I'd personally just keep the 640. *Shrugs.* If money was not an issue, I'd just get rid of the 250, and whenever you're thinking: "oh, I wish I could go ride that 250 on the track, or go rallin' 'bout," take the 640 on a small adventure instead.

Or perhaps just keep both the bikes, I've got a couple as it is as well.

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Old 02-17-2009, 12:10 AM   #3
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If you own both bikes free and clear and if you aren't paying an arm and a leg for insurance, and if you have room for both of them at your house, then keep 'em both.

My signature line will show you that I've put my money where my mouth is too...

I like having the perfect bike for the job when I go riding and pay cash for my bikes so they don't cost me money when I'm not riding them.

Now if I could just find a good deal on a street bike that tickles my fancy...

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Old 02-17-2009, 01:17 AM   #4
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for those of us with no clue... what's the difference between the WR250 F and R?

i've got a KLR 650 with lotsa upgrades including suspension, a KLR 250 with upgraded front suspension that still needs work, a 240cc 2-smoke trials bike and a 600cc sport touring bike that needs work, but has an Öhlins rear shock and is waiting for the forks to be rebuilt.

addubf or deleting either one 250 or 650 thumper to the garage won't make a huge difference in the space used or available. it can be nice to have more than one moto... as long as they're all running.
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:21 AM   #5
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cant be done.
not even the extremely filthy rich can discount money ever
nice try
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:42 AM   #6
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depends what sort of riding you enjoy best.

Adventure? getting away from it all and just enjoying the country side, with the occasional fang on the tight tracks.. yet happy to do a lap on an MX track for shits and giggles ?
640 Adventure.

Enjoy riding that enduro loop as fast as possible, getting airborne on each erosion mound, handlebar to handlebar beside your mate?

Happy to enjoy either of those into a single bike, but at a large compromise to each end, Less power & snap, more weight ? WR250R

If you enjoy both types of riding equally, keep both the bikes. I wouldn't compromise it into one bike, IMO.
I'm personally thinking of going back to two bikes. One bike to do it all just isnt as fun.
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:44 PM   #7
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You know how it is...sometimes you ask a question - seeking some divine inspiration and all the while you know the answer in your heart.
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