I'm looking to buy one of the above bikes. It's been about 15 years since I've owned a 250, so I'm a little out of touch. I know there is a number of people here that are into bikes so I thought I would ask.
I'm looking to use it mostly for work with some off road stuff on the weekend. The off road work will be mostly just exploring in State Forests and National Parks, on existing fire tails/roads or 4WD tracks. Nothing real hard on the bike. I also do about 6 - 8 trips to Mackay (350km) every year. It will have to happily have to sit on a 100k's for 4 hrs without an problems. I'm looking at buying new or secondhand 06 model.
I went to the local bikes shop to have a look at each model. The local Yamaha dealer didn't have any TTR's. They had sold out of there stock but I spent about an hour talking to the sales lady. She know what she was talking about and just about had me sold on one. Next off I go to have a look at the KLX. No new stock again but had a secondhand 06 model to look at. The guy knew the product well and I just about walked away with it. I've done a number of net searches and I haven't found any major problems with both bikes. Has anyone got any input good or bad? Any web links?? Maybe some forums to look at??