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Old 09-12-2012, 07:42 PM   #21031
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http://powersports.honda.com/2013/crf250l/offroad.aspx

Seen the new street legal 250L? Seems like a great new choice for us, plus it's a Honda for $4,400! Can't wait for slightly used ones of this bike. Might be a bit on the taller side but not exessively so. I'm sure it can be lowered easily.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:04 PM   #21032
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http://powersports.honda.com/2013/crf250l/offroad.aspx

Seen the new street legal 250L? Seems like a great new choice for us, plus it's a Honda for $4,400! Can't wait for slightly used ones of this bike. Might be a bit on the taller side but not exessively so. I'm sure it can be lowered easily.
Manassas Honda has one, definately a much more modern bike, but that 3 or 4 extra inches on the seat height seems to be a deal breaker for newer riders.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:48 AM   #21033
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advice on getting into dual sport

Since you guys are Virginians...You will know what kind of trails and roads are around.

I am looking at picking up a dual sport to complement the R80 and the ZRX1100. I don't plan on jumping anything or riding like a wild man...at 47 those days are in the past.

I'd be riding it from richmond to the mountains (or throwing it in the truck or trailer but that seems like cheating) I's also ride it around town to annoy the neighbors.

It is an older bike and exceptionally well maintained as is set up for DS rides with GPS/ roll chart/ correct exhaust. It is really a nice bike and I totally trust the guy that built it.

1981 XT500 with YZ front suspension and longer rear shocks (progressives).

Would this make a decent DS bike or should I be looking more modern?
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:51 AM   #21034
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Look up the issues with the engine. I'd say for most trail riding in this area and the upgraded suspension, you'd have a blast for cheap.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=256884
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:59 AM   #21035
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Since you guys are Virginians...You will know what kind of trails and roads are around.

I am looking at picking up a dual sport to complement the R80 and the ZRX1100. I don't plan on jumping anything or riding like a wild man...at 47 those days are in the past.

I'd be riding it from richmond to the mountains (or throwing it in the truck or trailer but that seems like cheating) I's also ride it around town to annoy the neighbors.

It is an older bike and exceptionally well maintained as is set up for DS rides with GPS/ roll chart/ correct exhaust. It is really a nice bike and I totally trust the guy that built it.

1981 XT500 with YZ front suspension and longer rear shocks (progressives).

Would this make a decent DS bike or should I be looking more modern?
That's Grimm's bike and I'd totally trust it too. Is it what you're looking for? IDK. Parts won't be as readily available as a more modern bike and you could get more modern tech.

Personally, I wouldn't want to ride from Richmond to hit some trails in the mountains and then head back. (But I wouldn't much do that on any bike... that's just me.) Trailer? Yes.

That being said, assuming that's Grimm's XT, It would be a hoot to own.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:02 AM   #21036
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http://powersports.honda.com/2013/crf250l/offroad.aspx

Seen the new street legal 250L? Seems like a great new choice for us, plus it's a Honda for $4,400! Can't wait for slightly used ones of this bike. Might be a bit on the taller side but not exessively so. I'm sure it can be lowered easily.
I know, right? $4400 for a FI Honda 250? I want one...
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:54 PM   #21037
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I know, right? $4400 for a FI Honda 250? I want one...
I thought the same think until I started looking closer...
It weighs in at close to 320lbs! A 250? WTF! A 650L only weighs another 40lbs+/-. Also the seat is only 3" lower than the 650. Yes it has fuel injection and is water cooled but still...


Personally I think Honda dropped the ball on this one...
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:59 PM   #21038
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I thought the same think until I started looking closer...
It weighs in at close to 320lbs! A 250? WTF! A 650L only weighs another 40lbs+/-. Also the seat is only 3" lower than the 650. Yes it has fuel injection and is water cooled but still...


Personally I think Honda dropped the ball on this one...

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Old 09-13-2012, 04:18 PM   #21039
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I thought the same think until I started looking closer...
It weighs in at close to 320lbs! A 250? WTF! A 650L only weighs another 40lbs+/-. Also the seat is only 3" lower than the 650. Yes it has fuel injection and is water cooled but still...


Personally I think Honda dropped the ball on this one...
That is Big Red Piggish for a 250...

I sat on one and it didn't feel that heavy. Maybe it was my imagination.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:41 PM   #21040
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That's Grimm's bike and I'd totally trust it too. Is it what you're looking for? IDK. Parts won't be as readily available as a more modern bike and you could get more modern tech.

Personally, I wouldn't want to ride from Richmond to hit some trails in the mountains and then head back. (But I wouldn't much do that on any bike... that's just me.) Trailer? Yes.

That being said, assuming that's Grimm's XT, It would be a hoot to own.
I've ridden my xt from richmond to Harrisonburg to ride dirt, but you'll go through tires too quickly. Also, when you consider that a pickup truck hauling a bike gets better gas mileage than my xt, it doesn't really make sense.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:59 PM   #21041
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I've ridden my xt from richmond to Harrisonburg to ride dirt, but you'll go through tires too quickly. Also, when you consider that a pickup truck hauling a bike gets better gas mileage than my xt, it doesn't really make sense.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:00 PM   #21042
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Hey cats. I am looking to swap boots for something better suited to my riding. I bought a set of O'Neal Element boots that I wore once. I splashed them with rawley mud, so they are stained, but otherwise new. This year's model is selling for $117 online right now. I am hoping to sell mine for 2/3 new price. Anybody here interested before I hit the flea market? Or, any thoughts on realistic pricing?

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Old 09-13-2012, 05:12 PM   #21043
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Hey cats. I am looking to swap boots for something better suited to my riding. I bought a set of O'Neal Element boots that I wore once. I splashed them with rawley mud, so they are stained, but otherwise new. This year's model is selling for $117 online right now. I am hoping to sell mine for 2/3 new price. Anybody here interested before I hit the flea market? Or, any thoughts on realistic pricing?

O'Neal Element boots; size 10 (43 euro if you speak that way).
I think you should be able to get 75% of what they go for now, unless there were serious improvements, (or if you bought the Storm Trooper ones...)

That said, I offer $25 for them.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:15 PM   #21044
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I think you should be able to get 75% of what they go for now, unless there were serious improvements, (or if you bought the Storm Trooper ones...)

That said, I offer $25 for them.
They are pretty storm trooperish. I will keep your offer in mind. . .
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:34 PM   #21045
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Hey cats. I am looking to swap boots for something better suited to my riding. I bought a set of O'Neal Element boots that I wore once. I splashed them with rawley mud, so they are stained, but otherwise new. This year's model is selling for $117 online right now. I am hoping to sell mine for 2/3 new price. Anybody here interested before I hit the flea market? Or, any thoughts on realistic pricing?

O'Neal Element boots; size 10 (43 euro if you speak that way).

I am probably interested if they fit me. I wear a size 10 shoe, but the last time I bought boots I had to go larger for some reason. Might be a manufacturer specific issue.
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