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  1. n1 qualified man

    Considering a 2019 FE 250 or FE 350?

    cool. thanks for that feedback.
  2. n1 qualified man

    Considering a 2019 FE 250 or FE 350?

    cool. thanks. yes, when riding a slightly uncorked crf250x off-road, i didn't really feel the need for more power. i think power is plenty for off-road, but i'm a bit concerned about those rare highway sprints. that's pretty much what made me sell the 250L and get a street bike. just not enough juice for the hw.
  3. n1 qualified man

    Considering a 2019 FE 250 or FE 350?

    lol. yep, i have no doubt that this bike is in a different league that the 250L
  4. n1 qualified man

    Considering a 2019 FE 250 or FE 350?

    Thank you! Extremely helpful post! Sounds like the 350 is the sweet spot; now I just need to go find one. I see pretty good deals - up to $2k off - on the'19 250, but haven't come across one that generous on the 350, yet.
  5. n1 qualified man

    Considering a 2019 FE 250 or FE 350?

    i don't plan to re-gear. my goal is to have a really good dirt-bike that i can use once every couple of months on my commute. or once in while to blast across town for something or other. if the gearing is the limiting factor, 250 vs 350 won't really matter. if it's more of a power issue, than obviously 350 is the go-to. that's the part i'm trying to understand. on the honda 250, it kind of felt that it was more of a power issue, as the bike ran out of breath at top end. it was pretty much tapped out at 70-72 from what i remember. would like another 10mph in stock form in order for me to consider the fe; otherwise, i'll keep my street bike and add a straight dirt bike to the stable (less desirable option).
  6. n1 qualified man

    Why No 2015+ WR250Fs For Sale?

    Yes, I'm familiar with this. The problem is that even 2018+ WRs are chocked up - yet are not green sticker. Being chocked up does not guarantee green sticker. Only the specific CARB compliance, which can be determined by the vin, as you noted, or by an emissions sticker that lists the bike as CA compliant, can guarantee that.
  7. n1 qualified man

    Why No 2015+ WR250Fs For Sale?

    Nice. I was impressed when I saw it back in 17, so I’m keeping a lookout. If you can find the sticker on the frame that talks about emissions, it will say if it’s 49 state or California (CA) compliant.
  8. n1 qualified man

    Why No 2015+ WR250Fs For Sale?

    Yes, saw that, but shipping is $800ish. Plus, I still don’t know if it’s CARB compliant. Would have to call the dealership. At that price, I’m just a little money away from a plated husky fe 250 that I can buy locally. Decisions decisions.
  9. n1 qualified man

    Considering a 2019 FE 250 or FE 350?

    Yep, I change bikes every couple of years. The Honda CRF250L cruised at 70. It wasn’t pretty, but it did it. I’m surprised this bike can’t do it. Perhaps the gearing was taller on the Honda.
  10. n1 qualified man

    Why No 2015+ WR250Fs For Sale?

    yep, i was shocked as well. i found out when i called the dealer to purchase a '19. i couldn't believe they went red sticker 2 model yrs ago.
  11. n1 qualified man

    Considering a 2019 FE 250 or FE 350?

    lol. yes, have thought about the 450L, but the weight is too much a concern for me. i'm more focused on riding dirt, and just need the bike to be fast enough to handle highway speeds. not looking for comfort, refinement, fuel mileage, maintenance, etc. just something that won't get run over for being too slow. i really just want a dirt bike, but given that i ride my street bike so little, i thought it would be fine if i got a dirt bike with plates; hence, the 250. again, i just want to know if it's fast enough on the highway or not. not going across the state, just 10-15miles.
  12. n1 qualified man

    Why No 2015+ WR250Fs For Sale?

    good to know. thanks. does your bike have all the california emissions stuff on it, including the CARB sticker? wondering if it makes sense to purchase out of state, but i can only do that if it's a 50 state bike
  13. n1 qualified man

    Considering a 2019 FE 250 or FE 350?

    thank you. it would probably be 50/50 on/off road for me, just not a lot of either. my commute is about 14 miles; it's highway, but stand-still traffic, so i would be splitting lanes at ~40mph. i ride my current bike to work less than once a month. i am concerned about those times where i have to do a 10-15 mile highway blast to the trail or run some errand. i need to keep up with traffic at 80ish. if it's all gearing, then the 350 would not be much faster - is that right?
  14. n1 qualified man

    Considering a 2019 FE 250 or FE 350?

    what speed can this bike comfortably cruise at?
  15. n1 qualified man

    Considering a 2019 FE 250 or FE 350?

    also considering this bike. i'm curious how it does on pavement. i hardly ride my street bike, and hardly rode my last dirtbike. i figure if i combine the two, it would at least get a bit of use. i had a honda crf250l for a little while, and it was mostly ok, on the street for my purposes (lane splitting in slow-moving california hwy traffic), but on occasions where the road opened up or i rode outside of rush-hour traffic, it was a bit sketchy at 70mph. can this bike cruise for any length of time over 70?
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