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    Which bike for green-lanes?

    Hi All. I used to do loads of green-lane riding but had to stop about 10 years ago when life took over. My last bike was a XR250. Since then I haven't really paid much attention to the bikes or the green-lane 'scene'. Things have now changed and I want to get back into it and need to choose a bike.

    The current fave when I woke this morning was the KLX450R. I don't think I'll be doing enduro events so think the KTM450 might be too high-maintenance for what I'll use it for.

    Is anyone happy enough to give me their thoughts on the KLX or alternatives I should look at. Thanks.

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    WR250R, if you can find one.

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    CRF250L

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    green lane

    first how far to the lanes ? second how fast do want to go ? ktm will last just as long as you look after them ,your not racing so you can stretch the service limits. any 250 will do loads of cheap honda crf 250l out there , old enduro models will have had a harder life . klx450 good bike just never caught on , wr 250 r rock solid and great service intervals ,,,,, some want top enduro bikes others just an old xr will do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suffolk View Post
    ktm will last just as long as you look after them ,your not racing so you can stretch the service limits.
    Indeed they will.
    Had a 400 and now got a 450 both RFS (single cam engines)
    Great bikes!

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    I've just bought a KTM 200 EXC my first proper 2T
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    Anything will do
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    A 250 with decent service intervals makes for a good winter green laner but although heavy I did like my DR400 which did many miles off and on road.

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    From a previous thread though it maybe a little leftfield

    http://youtu.be/CqgEl53x7CM

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    DR350/400 wonderfully robust, simple to service, wish I'd never sold mine.

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    This does the trick for me
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    ^^^ideal^^^

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    GAS GAS 200EC, quiet, great fun and easy to pick up

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    Thanks all, that's really helpful.

    I have to decide between cheap and cheerful (older bike) or splash out a bit and get a newer one as I have a reasonably big piggy bank. They will all deliver lots of smiles though so it's a great position to be in.

    I'm in rural Norfolk so do have a few lanes nearby - some may call them 'A' roads but I'm not born 'n' bred here so they're muddy trails to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowy View Post
    Thanks all, that's really helpful.

    I have to decide between cheap and cheerful (older bike) or splash out a bit and get a newer one as I have a reasonably big piggy bank. They will all deliver lots of smiles though so it's a great position to be in.

    I'm in rural Norfolk so do have a few lanes nearby - some may call them 'A' roads but I'm not born 'n' bred here so they're muddy trails to me
    I don't know how familiar you are with the legal lanes and what area you ride in, if it is Thetford way I noticed on the Norfolk TRF facebook page that the police are having a clampdown on riders using trails that are not legal routes.Are you in the TRF?

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