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Old 08-18-2013, 01:52 PM   #13021
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I went the trails / dirty route towards your tag...

Had to walk out, wait for wife to bring jeep... I buried myself in the mud.... Weeeee
A: It's a dirt bike. It can go LOTS of places the Jeep can't.
B: Pics or it didn't happen.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:55 PM   #13022
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That's what happens when it rains all day Rugby. All the dirt turns to mud
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:04 PM   #13023
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A: It's a dirt bike. It can go LOTS of places the Jeep can't.
B: Pics or it didn't happen.
I have video...
Jeep has a winch...

It didn't look that bad, but it wasn't moving...

Jeep does better in gross mud..
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:08 PM   #13024
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I have video...
Jeep has a winch...

It didn't look that bad, but it wasn't moving...

Jeep does better in gross mud..
Need to see the video...
I've been riding dirt/mud since 1969 and never needed winched out yet...
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:48 PM   #13025
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Need to see the video...
I've been riding dirt/mud since 1969 and never needed winched out yet...
Out with the fam now, but ya I should have made it through, took the wrong line and sunk in a rut. Once it was buried, I didn't want to risk smoking the clutch trying to get it out....
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:05 PM   #13026
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:07 PM   #13027
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Asking for it are you?
Nah. I think I've got that part figured out.
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Old 08-20-2013, 02:23 AM   #13028
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Anyone have any experience with the XT250?

I'm looking to pull the trigger on a bike out here. My only on-island source for motorcycles is a Yamaha dealer. So I'm going Yammy. Just got to decide whether I want a WR250, XT250, or TW200.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:21 AM   #13029
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Which WR? The DS or the woods bike? I've had a couple YZ250Fs and they were rock solid. I imagine the XT is basically a blue XR. I'm not sure where the TW fits in other than putting around the campground.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:38 AM   #13030
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12.5 miles long. 5.5 miles wide. Wide sandy beaches. Sea level to 1580 feet in just under 2 miles horizontal distance from the beach. Nice twisties and vistas. Getting to the beaches requires bush wacking, or at least going down unmaintained dirt roads. Could have a lot of fun on a campground putter.

DS WR. Probably too expensive for my needs but figured I'd look at one anyway.

Really down to the TW or XT. Went in to buy the TW but the salesperson gave a good pitch on the XT. So I came home to ponder before purchase.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:00 AM   #13031
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Kent just got an XT for his daughter. Paging Kent....

MrsDonkeys likes the XT more than the TW. We've looked at both. While the TW is fun, the ergos are kind of quirky. We both thought the XT was far more comfortable. Now, all that being said, we haven't bought one. Mainly because the CRF230L is tops on her list.

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Old 08-20-2013, 05:42 AM   #13032
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The tw is great for being a goat.

But it's heavy.

Under powered

Crappy suspension

Giant friggin tires.... Awesome..

Very very heavy

Very under powered

:-)

But it was also a blast riding, will never need maintenance, and will last forever...

That said, what's the price difference? The XT is much more normal of a bike... :-) but the little goat will go anywhere.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:00 AM   #13033
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The market for used bikes here is like the market for used surf boards - it's almost impossible to find one and when you do manage to get your hands on one you keep it till it falls apart.

So I'll be buying new.

Price is basically the same for either model which is too much with the added cost of import/customs fees that add on a whopping 2 grand to the total.

The salesman said the TW was underpowered too. Said that the 50 cc difference on the XT will make a huge difference in fun. Just wondering if the XT has any real issues or was in fact the better choice. Sounds like you all think XT is better choice.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:51 AM   #13034
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I like the xt. It handles well on the road and in the woods .
It's light and nimble compared to my dr. Has a lot less power but that is to be expected. Easy has a wr250. It's a much better bike but too tall for me. I haven't ridden a tw. The little fat wheels would make it great for sand and mud. if most of your riding is pavement or hard ground at 50 mph. My money is on the xt.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:05 AM   #13035
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That guy in Michigan has the TW Mutant for sale still. If you want, we could just mail it to you in pieces.



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