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Old 11-26-2012, 04:52 PM   #76
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I don't mind fuel injection, I know it's supposed to be more reliable, but I would still prefer a carburated bike just for its simplicity and ease of maintenence. And as you said, different carb upgrades can yield more power.

I'm not in a hurry. lets just say my funds are a bit lacking. Oh, and I don't turn 16 until September. I'll keep an eye out for craigslist deals.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:39 PM   #77
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I don't mind fuel injection, I know it's supposed to be more reliable, but I would still prefer a carburated bike just for its simplicity and ease of maintenence. And as you said, different carb upgrades can yield more power.

I'm not in a hurry. lets just say my funds are a bit lacking. Oh, and I don't turn 16 until September. I'll keep an eye out for craigslist deals.
thats why i like carbs if you ever want to do mods like exhaust and airbox you wont have to pay some tuner a bunch of money for a remap or powercommander or whatever they do, just buy a jet kit or a couple individual jets and mess with it till you have it how you want
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:39 PM   #78
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Exactly. I won't have a "real" paycheck until I'm almost 18 and the gov't starts paying me via the USAF, so money will always be lacking. Id prefer something that I'll hopefully never have to pay someone to work on.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:36 PM   #79
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Exactly. I won't have a "real" paycheck until I'm almost 18 and the gov't starts paying me via the USAF
think of the backpay! if you guys had the XR250R street legal D/S rigs over there, that'd be the go. 110kg vs 147kg for the CRF250L and can be lowered via the rear shock...only problem is, kickstart only, gotta give it a decent boot to start it too, specially when ya drop it, can be a pig when dropped, and flooded.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:34 AM   #80
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Exactly. I won't have a "real" paycheck until I'm almost 18 and the gov't starts paying me via the USAF, so money will always be lacking. Id prefer something that I'll hopefully never have to pay someone to work on.
I agonized over the same bikes you are looking at (also the WR). And found that (for me) the most bang for the buck was a KLX250SF, I found a left-over, brand new 2009 model for $3k out the door, I don't think you can go wrong with one of these. But just keep looking, the deals are out there.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:31 PM   #81
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think of the backpay! if you guys had the XR250R street legal D/S rigs over there, that'd be the go. 110kg vs 147kg for the CRF250L and can be lowered via the rear shock...only problem is, kickstart only, gotta give it a decent boot to start it too, specially when ya drop it, can be a pig when dropped, and flooded.
I'd love an XR250. Like I've said, an XR250-400 would basically be my perfect bike. I don't mind the kickstart, I've got thighs of steel!

Oh, and the other day I saw a red, 2010 KLX250S parked on the sidewalk outside a grocery store. Met the rider (a cashier in the store) and we talked about choices. It was his first bike and he said he highly recommended it after exhaust, jetting, and a pair of 606's.
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