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Old 12-03-2012, 03:53 PM   #1
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2000 XT350 vs 2007 KLX250

I currently ride a 2000 Yamaha XT350 as a DualSport. Love the Bike's a Kick start and VERYYYYYYY cold-blooded!

I have an opportunity to pickup a KLX250 at a decent price and I'm considering it. But, I need a little help making the final decision............

I've done the +/- thing and here is what I have.

I like the Yami height wise and performace wise over the Kawai, but it is hard starting and Always a kick starter!

The Kawi is 7 years newer and has ~ 8,000 less miles.

The Kawi was ridden by a 250 lb man off-road for ~ 1500 to 1800 miles. Nornal scuff marks, but nothing beyond cosmetic that I can tell.

I know...why decide...have both!

Whatda you all think?

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Old 12-05-2012, 05:14 PM   #2
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I think....
If you want a smal bike with a magic button (elec starter) you should get one.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:08 PM   #3
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If you have the $$ , go for the KLX
Its a modern dual sport with a great suspension, and a ton of farkles available
It might be slightly underpowered compared to the 350, but a gear change, and a few mods, and your good to go!
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:27 PM   #4
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You might want to look around for mods for the XT. I'm not sure if they exist, but for the 225/250 model, there is a air/fuel screw that can be tweaked that does wonders for the cold nature of the XT.
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