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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by garyboy » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:07 pm

johnnyboxer wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:54 pm
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I am really fancying the Montessa Cota 4ride .. looked at one in Merthyr the other day .. but the payments are not too helpful, as I have nothing now to part ex

anyone got one to sell and is willing to take a direct debit :D ?? over say 2 or 3 years?
one can but ask 8-) :lol:
3 years 0% I thought
are you offering Johnnyboxer ? .. or are you saying that that is the going rate? … what would your 4ride be worth? 8-)

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by garyboy » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:14 pm

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Its a lot of money for not a lot of Bike
that's why I am attracted to one … not a lot of bike to the tune of 85kg :)

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by Asgard » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:31 pm

I understand the attraction Gary, realistically its a trailer to the trail type of bike though which I thought was not your focus.
I have an old WR250F I use for that sort of thing and did consider going for something like a KTM freeride but when I weighed up the actual advantages they where minimal and didnt warrant the extra 2-3 grand just to lose a few kilos so the WR stays.
just my take on it, but I buy my bikes outright and can't quite get my head around this get in debt leasing stuff I can't afford thing that seems the norm these days

I'm just old fashioned
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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by garyboy » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:39 pm

Asgard wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:31 pm
I understand the attraction Gary, realistically its a trailer to the trail type of bike though which I thought was not your focus.
I have an old WR250F I use for that sort of thing and did consider going for something like a KTM freeride but when I weighed up the actual advantages they where minimal and didnt warrant the extra 2-3 grand just to lose a few kilos so the WR stays.
just my take on it, but I buy my bikes outright and can't quite get my head around this get in debt leasing stuff I can't afford thing that seems the norm these days

I'm just old fashioned

perhaps I am just daydreaming Asgard,
I sold my trailer as I could not handle loading it, and got in a mess trying to reverse it :roll: :lol:
My Mitzi van was actually an mpv and too good to dump a muddy bike in .. and then it rusted away :(
So atm (as well as my road bike) i have just a little fiesta and an Emtb and a rear rack, which i am happy with atm, but miss the mid wales trails.
Long term i am thinking van with small trail bike .. but just cant afford it atm , especially outright.

but I can wait … after all I am an oap and plenty of time left :lol: 8-)



I tried the `ride do-it-all bike to the trail` thing, but it just got too gruelling, 90 miles there, 15 mile trail. 90 back at 45-50 mph.
That was with the 250. but I had a 750 road bike as well.
I also tried the real `one bike do it all` with my TTR600 .. it was a great bike but it just got too vibey, after several mechanics tried to `fix` it :roll: and it was moved on

Image030et2 by gary boy, on Flickr

It seems that every time I move a bike on i lose £1000 or so :roll: :lol:
hey .. but its only money 8-)
.. and i am having great fun with my Emtb


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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by garyboy » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:57 pm

this is me, or rather the crf250L, stuck in just a 6" -deep narrow rut on wbin, on my own on a boiling day, miles from civilisation, .. the low engine well stuck on the sides of a narrow rut.
I kept ploughing through but eventually stopped, which meant a long backwards out or a long forward out.
Could have just tipped it over .. but heck... it was a new bike :D


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eventually I put it all back to std .. and could appreciate just why trail bikes have a high engine height

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by johnnyboxer » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:45 am

garyboy wrote:
johnnyboxer wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:54 pm
garyboy wrote:
I am really fancying the Montessa Cota 4ride .. looked at one in Merthyr the other day .. but the payments are not too helpful, as I have nothing now to part ex

anyone got one to sell and is willing to take a direct debit :D ?? over say 2 or 3 years?
one can but ask 8-) :lol:
3 years 0% I thought
are you offering Johnnyboxer ? .. or are you saying that that is the going rate? … what would your 4ride be worth? 8-)
It's the Honda deal on 2019 bikes

I have the 4RT Trials bike version, not the 4Ride specifically

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by minkyhead » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:19 am

13 plate ,,,2015 purchased with ....400 miles up

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2020 28.000 miles

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2017 purchased ex demo 114 miles

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2020 13800 miles

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loads of fun... easy to make better and most deffo never a moments bother

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by johnnyboxer » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:54 am

minkyhead wrote:13 plate ,,,2015 purchased with ....400 miles up

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2020 28.000 miles

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2017 purchased ex demo 114 miles

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2020 13800 miles

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loads of fun... easy to make better and most deffo never a moments bother

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by minkyhead » Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:21 am

johnnyboxer wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:54 am
minkyhead wrote:13 plate
Do they ever break down ?

hondas never broke down ...but its seen a few :D :ugeek:

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Re: CRF250 L thread

Post by johnnyboxer » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:12 am

minkyhead wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:21 am
johnnyboxer wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:54 am
minkyhead wrote:13 plate
Do they ever break down ?

hondas never broke down ...but its seen a few :D :ugeek:

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