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So I've owned two TW's in my 31 years and I love this bike very much. I had a 95 "fruit loop" model and I currently own an '07 that I bought new in '08 $4k out the door. Here's my dilemma and I turn to my fellow T Dubbers for advice and opinions... I think I want/need a different bike. I was sitting around one day thinking about riding my TW offroad (never been done with my '07) when I discovered an off road park that had popped up only 30 minutes from my home. Then I realized my son is now 10 years old and he could totally get a bike and we could go riding together! I was ecstatic to be struck with this notion and opportunity so within a week I had found and we purchased an '01 XR80R for him. He took right to riding it (with a good teacher of course) and working the clutch very well was mastered in a few days. Then I bought a trailer and we were off! The off road park is "Bill's 491 offroad in Demossville ky if anyone cares btw. So anyway, over the past month of riding every Saturday all day there I realized that I may need a different bike to do the kind of riding we are doing. There are a few regular trails there that the TW shines on but there are also some decent to difficult hills with good inclines and some serious mud holes and such to trek. I got walked all over by my son the other week when it had rained hard and the park was totally mucked up nearly everywhere but the inclines. The TW's tires were slipping and sliding everywhere while he pulled away from me with minimal effort in many places that day. He also can seemingly handle stopping and starting on steep grades and such where the TW seems to despise me for it. Clutch slipping and sheer "I don't want to" is what I'm getting from the TW at times. I'm realizing quickly that perhaps the TW is being pushed into terrain better suited for more of a "dirtbike" perhaps? Of course I can't be shown up by my 10 year old son either and he knew it was happening that day, he even made a smart comment about keeping up to me!Problem is I definitely want a dual sport! I love riding around town all week on $6 worth of gas, sticking it to the oil companies has become a passion of mine since owning the Tw and a Corolla. Plus the enjoyment of everyone oogling at the dirtbike rider on the road and the questions and comments is always fun, entertaining and outstanding. Do you guys think I need more bike or a different bike for what I want to be doing? I've fallen in love with the WR250R in the past week from what I've read and seen and there's an '06 in my home town on craigslist right now for $3k with LOW mileage! He says someone is VERy interested and coming to check it out on Sunday. I would also if trying to sell quick though right? As a side question what would you guys ask if you had an '07 TW with $4k miles in very good- excellent condition? It's all original with a couple upgrades like a $100 rear rack, D2 pegs, tusk risers and a Jimbo shield. Bike runs and sound perfect with all maintenance done by me on time and tires about 50%. I just need to know if yall think I need more bike and any opinions or suggestions on said bike.