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Old 03-14-2017, 10:55 AM   #16
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I have a mint yz250f for sale $2200 in truckee

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Old 03-14-2017, 10:59 AM   #17
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I have a mint yz250f for sale $2200 in truckee

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Looks good

What do I give up getting a red sticker bike?

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Old 03-14-2017, 11:11 AM   #18
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Some OHV parks don't allow red sticker bikes in the summer.

red stickers are on most MX bikes and 2 strokes as of 2002.

http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=26294
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:32 PM   #19
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Some OHV parks don't allow red sticker bikes in the summer.

red stickers are on most MX bikes and 2 strokes as of 2002.

http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=26294
Thanks for the link. Seems like a green sticker would be preferable....
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Old 03-14-2017, 01:10 PM   #20
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The red sticker means that you can't ride Hollister or Carnigie or Metcalf when it's summer and 110 degrees out. No great loss in my opinion. I put my dirt bike away in the summer. Bring it out when things get wet. A CR500 will really work your arms out. It's a beast but with the heavy flywheel it will almost climb right up a wall.
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Old 03-14-2017, 04:37 PM   #21
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You would certainly have fun on that 500! Only thing that looks a bit suspect from the pics is that rear fender sticking up all odd like. Almost as if it had been looped out.
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:16 AM   #22
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You would certainly have fun on that 500! Only thing that looks a bit suspect from the pics is that rear fender sticking up all odd like. Almost as if it had been looped out.
You can just about guarantee that a CR500 has been looped out...many times.
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You can just about guarantee that a CR500 has been looped out...many times.
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Aside from suicidal thrillseeking, I don't know why anyone would choose a 30 year old bike with 2x the power they can actually use with 30 year old frame and suspension technology versus a smaller, lighter modern bike with way better suspension and usable power.

No, that is not a pitch to steer you towards my yzf, it is a general comment on anyone recommending a 30 year old cr500 as a really good usable bike.
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Aside from suicidal thrillseeking, I don't know why anyone would choose a 30 year old bike with 2x the power they can actually use with 30 year old frame and suspension technology versus a smaller, lighter modern bike with way better suspension and usable power.

No, that is not a pitch to steer you towards my yzf, it is a general comment on anyone recommending a 30 year old cr500 as a really good usable bike.
Actually, I think I would probably be happiest with a bike like yours, but at the moment I'm stuck on the Red/Green sticker issue.

Question: How would you compare the performance of your bike to a WR250R?

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Old 03-15-2017, 03:41 PM   #26
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Old 03-15-2017, 07:33 PM   #27
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I have friends with an 03 wr250f and an 05 wr450f so i know them both pretty well. Both WRs have the free power mods done to them and all 3 bikes are stock.

Like any MX bike will be, the YZ has firmer suspension and the engine hits a little harder up top than the WR. Just as they are designed to.
WR has lights, electric starter, electronics and battery so it is carrying more weight. YZ is bare bones kickstart no lights or electronics. Noticeable difference in tossing them around.

edit: I see you asked about the street legal R model, not the off road only F model.
I don't have any beta on the newer R models but I would assume the newer alum chassis is good, the engine has improved and is somewhere between the F and YZ of old for power but they are still carrying more weight than the YZ due to street legal trim and elec starter.

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Old 03-20-2017, 04:27 PM   #28
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650 klx plated 2500$,just bought it but its too tall

Yeah, not so much. I'm looking for something to be a dirt bike first, and I never really jelled with my DR650 in the dirt.....
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:30 PM   #29
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This is what I did. Well worth it!!!

There are plenty of KTM 350's that are also street legal on CL with low mileage. Best bang for the buck IMHO plus they are primarily dedicated dirt bikes over being a street bike.

There's someone in the general thread that just bought a 350 and is loving it. Worth PM'ing him for opinions. I've seen some newer (think '14s) KTM for around 6.5-7000 on CL with less than 2K miles and all the services and usually have the necessary mods...saves you a few k off a virtually new bike.

The older 400's are supposed to be awesome compromise between dirt and street worthiness power. The 500's are better for trails and long distance and get to be a handful in the tight stuff. The weight difference between the bikes is minimal. Smog delete takes off 10# and a lithium battery will shave off a few more.


Also, if you opt for the non-plated KTM you can save about 2-3K. Granted it will have been used 100% dirt which means more maintenance sooner.
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