1. imnothng

    imnothng Limited User

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    I currently have a Husky WR250 that is set up for the woods that I race in the Offroad Ontario series. I had to sell my DRZ400 to purchase it and I'm missing the idea of doing trips like the Roaming Rally and other multi-day camping. I have a guy at work that bought a 2007 KLX250S with the idea of riding with me, but after a car pulled out in front of him about three years ago he hasn't ridden and it's just sitting in his garage. He offered to sell it to me for 1500$, but I'm thinking he may take 1000$ just to be rid of it.

    So the question is, should I buy a KLX250S to dual sport with and just keep my WR250 as a strict woods bike, or is there a way I could make the WR250 better for camping trips?
  2. brucedwilson

    brucedwilson ODSC Executive

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    The KLX is a fine, low maintenance bike. It won't rocket down the 401, but what do you want it for? Will it do every single ride that the ODSC is involved with? Hell, yes. It will carry stuff, it will go forever on nothing, and you get to ride everywhere you want that way...including the woods races. For $1k, you can still sell it for that or more if you don't like it.

    Bruce
  3. gorick

    gorick Ride Organizer

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    Don't think twice. Just do it. This sounds like an awesome deal. For that price there is room to add a few accessories that you would want to make it even better. There are a lot of those bikes around and nobody complains about them unless they really want a different bike. Like Bruce said they will do most anything you want and will definitely do many of the rides posted here if not all of them if your so inclined.
    Don't think twice. Just buy it. You can't lose.
    Rick
  4. suprf1y

    suprf1y Limited User

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    I missed my 07 so much I bought another one last summer. The 07 is basically a street legal 250 version of the KLX300. With a little work, and very little money they can be quite capable. I run an off road endurance series on a Husky WR150 and use mine as my practice bike because I can ride to the woods, and home with out any of the hassle of loading and unloading. If you don't want it, I'll take it (better suspension than my 09) and show my appreciation 8)

    If you do and need any assistance modding it, I'll be happy to give you a hand with it.
  5. Mr. C

    Mr. C Limited User

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    Man! All you guys get these great deals on the KLX250. If you don 't want it, let me know!! I will give you $2000 for it. :mrgreen:
  6. ThatGuyDuncan

    ThatGuyDuncan Limited User

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    I've been looking and can't find one, please let me know if you pass on it -- I have cash waiting.

    To sort of answer your actual question: I want one because it's capable "enough" off-road that I can learn how to ride dirt without replacing $200 in parts every ride (like my V-Strom) AND it can be blue-plated. I was thinking I could teach my girls on it, but I suspect it's too tall for them. Their loss. :)
  7. Neil Edmunds

    Neil Edmunds ODSC Executive

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    That's such a good deal you shouldn't even have to ask us. Sounds like the ideal bike for local dual sport riding and at 250cc you pay less for insurance than a larger machine.
  8. Brian Helliwell

    Brian Helliwell ODSC Executive

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    Check with Alex (ARP here) on what it takes to make a WR250 into an adventure capable bike. He's ridden his bike on numerous multi-day adventure rides with me including the RAP ride last year, Sudbury to Timmins, etc. I don't think I'd necessarily want to use it for tent camping but for minimal gear, multi-day rides it seems to work pretty well.

    Brian