I got the call Friday......

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The 2008 250 XC-W E start is in! Godda wait for 10 days until a few of the goodies arrive though. :think: The "Euro light kit" won't be in for a while.


Steve from Lansing Cycle was nice enough to start it over the phone so I could hear the electric starter work. :nod:
 
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Lake Cycle got there first one in yesterday. The 08's are a good looking bike. New bikes are fun, all the decisions on what do dads to buy.
I picked up a 200XCW. A fiew heat cycles today and a little ride tomorrow. :nener:
 

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TCTrailrider said:
Lake Cycle got there first one in yesterday. The 08's are a good looking bike. New bikes are fun, all the decisions on what do dads to buy.
I picked up a 200XCW. A fiew heat cycles today and a little ride tomorrow. :nener:

We're gonna havta swap bike some day for a little while. You got an auto clutch for it?
 

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TCTrailrider said:
I picked up a 200XCW. A fiew heat cycles today and a little ride tomorrow. :nener:
:cool:

I'd be curious to get your impression of it compared to the 250F. It's a great bike... Kinda like a barely broken Mustang or mistress... She'll keep you busy, but will excite the senses like no other ride!
 

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Hey Fred.... I've got a guy VERY interested in picking up a nice, used KTM 250. He was at Harrison but never got a chance to find you or your bike. I think he'll be at Wolverine.

Shoot me a e-mail if interested and to let me know timing...
 

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Hey Fred.... I've got a guy VERY interested in picking up a nice, used KTM 250. He was at Harrison but never got a chance to find you or your bike. I think he'll be at Wolverine.

Shoot me a e-mail if interested and to let me know timing...
I sent you an email to comcast acct
 
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TCTrailrider said:
Lake Cycle got there first one in yesterday. The 08's are a good looking bike. New bikes are fun, all the decisions on what do dads to buy.
I picked up a 200XCW. A fiew heat cycles today and a little ride tomorrow. :nener:
Denny: are you adding to the stable or replacing one?
 
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Denny: are you adding to the stable or replacing one?
Probably replacing but I need some seat time before I decide. Like the 250 but its fun to ride different stuff. Just finished my 3rd easy heat cycle ride and will get it in the woods tomorrow. Feather light, 208 without fuel. The new seat design is very thin AKA hard. The motor is surprisingly strong, no falling asleep on this one.

Fred, no auto clutch at this time. Sometimes I like the auto, sometimes not.
 

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The Sicass Racing / EE soft seat is a huge improvement over my '04 seat. You can sell your new seat fairly easily online to recup about 1/2 the cost.
 

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The Sicass Racing / EE soft seat is a huge improvement over my '04 seat. You can sell your new seat fairly easily online to recup about 1/2 the cost.

Thats not the problem, there are no aftermarket seats available for the 2008's yet. EE is working on them, for now it's 2 X 4 time.
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Maybe it will force me to stand up more. Spent the afternoon in the garage giving it the anti seize treatment. Surprised it has the high speed compression adjuster on the shock, external preload adjusters on the forks. Fit and finish is excellent. Wheel hubs are polished and look very good, DW must have sent a suggestion. The radiators are tough. Appear to be steel rather than aluminum, even the fins. I'll probably get guards but these look very durable.
 

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TCTrailrider said:
Maybe it will force me to stand up more. Spent the afternoon in the garage giving it the anti seize treatment. Surprised it has the high speed compression adjuster on the shock, external preload adjusters on the forks. Fit and finish is excellent. Wheel hubs are polished and look very good, DW must have sent a suggestion. The radiators are tough. Appear to be steel rather than aluminum, even the fins. I'll probably get guards but these look very durable.

I have BPD's on order. Can't use the one's off the 2007 so the lucky guy that gets that bike will get nice rad guards.
 
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Just finished my 3rd easy heat cycle ride and will get it in the woods tomorrow.
Quit dicking around you aren’t potty training a 2 yr old... :ride:
 
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Fred T said:
The 2008 250 XC-W E start is in! Godda wait for 10 days until a few of the goodies arrive though. :think: The "Euro light kit" won't be in for a while.


Steve from Lansing Cycle was nice enough to start it over the phone so I could hear the electric starter work. :nod:
You lucky man!!! Im still waiting for the 2008 xc250 to come in at my local dealer. I called three times last week to see if they came in yet!