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Coming back from injury, Help me choose!!!!

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    Coming back from injury, Help me choose!!!!


    I have 3 bikes I'm considering for my next bike. I started on a RM 125 then bought a KDX 200 and settled into my KTM 300. Last year was not the best of years and I had to stop riding for awhile. Well it looks like I'm cleared to get back on this year. So here is the list,

    2018 Yamaha WR250F
    2018 Yamaha WR250F Cycles 128 Beverly Massachusetts\

    2018 KTM 250 EXC-F
    2018 KTM 250 EXC-F Base | Cycles! 128


    2018 KTM 350 EXC-F
    2018 KTM 350 EXC-F Base | Cycles! 128

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    Re: Coming back from injury, Help me choose!!!!

    Bunch of fine choices there. I argue you can't really go wrong with either.

    The KTMs are easily plated for you, no?

    That KTM 350 has to be one of the most flexible, versatile dirt toys I've ever ridden. That'd be my pick, personally.
    I've not ridden the KTM 250, but I've ridden with several and all have loved 'em.

    Edit: And it goes without saying, most excellent news re: the health improvements! Good stuff.

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    Re: Coming back from injury, Help me choose!!!!

    I don't see a 2 stroke in that list...

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    If you’re interested in the yammy, a well setup version is setup and titled in ct.

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    Re: Coming back from injury, Help me choose!!!!

    I know it's tough I am leaning towards the 350 but am worried about gripping with my right hand. I have a buddy with a crappy little yami 110 I'm going to mess with before I do anything. But I won't get better until I keep doing it.



    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Bunch of fine choices there. I argue you can't really go wrong with either.

    The KTMs are easily plated for you, no?

    That KTM 350 has to be one of the most flexible, versatile dirt toys I've ever ridden. That'd be my pick, personally.
    I've not ridden the KTM 250, but I've ridden with several and all have loved 'em.

    Edit: And it goes without saying, most excellent news re: the health improvements! Good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I don't see a 2 stroke in that list...
    I know I think I would like to try my first 4 stroke dirt toy. All of mine have been smokers.

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    2015 Yamaha WR250F - motorcycles/scooters - by owner - vehicle automotive bike sale

    This is that bike. It has an axp plate on it too, and the numbers will come off and it’ll get a little sprucing up per the owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    2015 Yamaha WR250F - motorcycles/scooters - by owner - vehicle automotive bike sale

    This is that bike. It has an axp plate on it too, and the numbers will come off and it’ll get a little sprucing up per the owner.
    Thank you for the link, it looks nice but I don't have cash in hand at this point. Just starting the process.

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    Jeff, this is awesome to read ! super happy to see you shopping for a bike again

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    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    Jeff, this is awesome to read ! super happy to see you shopping for a bike again

    Thanks man

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    350! I don’t know your ability and size or whatnot but that’s the only one out of that group that I would seriously consider buying. Ymmv

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    What ?

    Woods riding ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxim_X View Post
    350! I don’t know your ability and size or whatnot but that’s the only one out of that group that I would seriously consider buying. Ymmv
    6'2" 235 I did pretty good on the 300 loved it actually. But I'll have a set back from my injury, so I don't really know where I'll be to start again.


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    What ?

    Woods riding ??

    Yes woods riding mainly some track days here and there, but no serious mx stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I don't see a 2 stroke in that list...
    Damn you know you have me thinking about the Beta 250/300

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    Re: Coming back from injury, Help me choose!!!!

    If it hasn't been said... The Yamaha is heavy and under-powered. I'd lean strongly towards either of the KTMs.

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    Re: Coming back from injury, Help me choose!!!!

    Ohhhh snap!!!!!! Why the hell is the forum rotating the pics?

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    It's upside down already. Not a good omen.

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    hells yeah! welcome to the Fambly

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    Definitely a contender.

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    Re: Coming back from injury, Help me choose!!!!

    I know nothing about the Beta except that I was working with a guy that had one. He was late 40's early 50's. He was a trails racer forever and still did some when he could. I asked what he thought of his. He was like a kid gushing over how it was the best handling bike he's ever owned.

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    Re: Coming back from injury, Help me choose!!!!

    Deal was done last weekend I pick it up this Saturday. Now I have to find springs for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippedr6 View Post
    Deal was done last weekend I pick it up this Saturday. Now I have to find springs for it.
    talk to Steve Beane at PlusOnePerformance (plusoneperformance-at-yahoo.com). awesome service.

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    is the Princess home yet ¿ still in masturbatory mode ? where be the pics

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    Oooh..Congrats. You will LOVE LOVE LOVe that.

    I rode the 390 in canadia last summer and fell in love with it. i feel it is the perfect size 4 stroke for me. Of all the Betas that was the one that stood out for me.

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    Yup she's home, I have to break her down check it all out and plate it still.

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    You will love that machine.. Congrats

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