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    If your only doing lanes and are never going to ride on a track so don't want a enduro I would think about a bigger bike, xt660 or similar, make the road riding between lanes much nicer and the lanes more of a challenge at sensible speeds.
    That was exactly my thinking with the CRF250L tbh, its more to get out on 2 wheels once/twice a month during the winter months. If it gets more serious I can always get a proper enduro bike

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    If I was to trail ride again I'd look for something like an old TS 185, slow, quiet and with old fashioned suspension, should make trail riding a challenge, when I had my DRZ it was too easy to do 70 mph off road.

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    Enduro bikes though with high maintenance and not so good on the road bits

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    Enduro bikes though with high maintenance and not so good on the road bits
    We're not going down the road of finding the perfect bike for everything again surely !

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    from 7,249.00 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by couchcommando View Post
    That was exactly my thinking with the CRF250L tbh, its more to get out on 2 wheels once/twice a month during the winter months. If it gets more serious I can always get a proper enduro bike
    I was looking at the CRF to learn on, then pass that on to the missus when she passes her test.

    There's little choice here second hand, so will be buying new which will widen my selection

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    Enduro bikes though with high maintenance and not so good on the road bits

    Mine was fine for the many road bits around the Derbyshire lanes. If there was a compromise (and tehre always will be) I'd rather it was on the road bits not than the steep incline when you're clinging on, or having to pick it up for the 5th time!
    Maintenance granted, its an oil and filter swap each (100 Mile) ride, but it takes 30 mins and the parts are cheap.

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    from 7,249.00 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    See the ebay links

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    Mine was fine for the many road bits around the Derbyshire lanes. If there was a compromise (and tehre always will be) I'd rather it was on the road bits not than the steep incline when you're clinging on, or having to pick it up for the 5th time!
    Maintenance granted, its an oil and filter swap each (100 Mile) ride, but it takes 30 mins and the parts are cheap.
    I just don't want to have to do oil and filter after each ride tbh, I'd rather clean it lube the chain and leave it in the corner of the garage, another 30 mins doing oil is time I could be on the bike, time is short enough with a little un

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    I just don't want to have to do oil and filter after each ride tbh, I'd rather clean it lube the chain and leave it in the corner of the garage, another 30 mins doing oil is time I could be on the bike, time is short enough with a little un
    I know what you mean. Depends on the lanes I guess. If they are soft lanes then a more road biased will be fine... Saying that we rode out with DRZ's etc and they didn't seem to struggle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    If I was to trail ride again I'd look for something like an old TS 185, slow, quiet and with old fashioned suspension, should make trail riding a challenge, when I had my DRZ it was too easy to do 70 mph off road.
    Stopping was a challenge last time I rode a TS.

    Never understood why Yamaha didn't bring the Serow over here.The price of secondhand ones tells me there has always been a demand for them.

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    Oil and filter every ride ha ha don't be daft !!! Once every 600 miles was enough on my old wr450 which I sold to a mate with 11000 miles on and was still going strong at 14000 when he sold it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelBates View Post
    Oil and filter every ride ha ha don't be daft !!! Once every 600 miles was enough on my old wr450 which I sold to a mate with 11000 miles on and was still going strong at 14000 when he sold it.
    Is used to be out for at least 8 hours and cover a couple of hundred miles I'd hmguess at most.
    Not sure 24 hours use between changes is right imo.

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