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Old 01-30-2013, 09:13 PM   #6016
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Is that a 125?
Honda XR250 Tornado , DOHC air cooled motor..
Same motor as in the New XRE 300 , CB250R & bored out in the
CB300R...

great wee bikes.......




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Old 01-30-2013, 09:16 PM   #6017
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Honda XR250 Tornado , DOHC air cooled motor..
Same motor as in the New XRE 300 , CB250R & bored out in the
CB300R...

Nice, wish they were available here.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:19 PM   #6018
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Honda XR250 Tornado , DOHC air cooled motor..
Same motor as in the New XRE 300 , CB250R & bored out in the
CB300R...

That's a nice bike. What tires are you using?
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:23 PM   #6019
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Usually just sleep out though...




This is just beautiful! Is that some kind of deep pit behind you?
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:24 PM   #6020
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That's a nice bike. What tires are you using?
Shinko 705 front , rear...

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Old 01-30-2013, 09:42 PM   #6021
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Usually just sleep out though...

This is just beautiful! Is that some kind of deep pit behind you?
You know, I'm not sure how deep that one is. They're often filled with water, and we never got any Sun in that alcove, you couldn't see the bottom. Wouldn't want to fall in either way, it can be pretty hard getting out of them...



This one is considerably more 'user friendly' :)


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Old 01-30-2013, 10:22 PM   #6022
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I've had my eye on this tent.

http://www.rei.com/product/827912/bi...-spur-ul1-tent

I never backpack alone, always have wife and two labradors which is why I have the palace.

The trick to this minimalism is not to think "how much stuff can I get on this little bike" but "what can I do without."

Al
Good point regarding the "what I can do without" part.

I've refined my setup over the past couple of years - getting rid of stuff that simply doesn't work for me - while experimenting with other gear. Over time - you realize there are certain items you just can't live without and they become a mainstay in your setup. Obviously, what I can't live without is likely different from what others can't live without.

With my CBR125R - just like my other bikes - the focus for me is a great night's sleep while camping (I refuse to stay in motels). I've tried many variations. The one that consistently allows me to sleep like I am at home involves....

1) A camp-time roll-a-cot (only 10 lbs) with my Nemo Cosmo Air insulated mattress (packs small, is insulated, and the built-in foot pump allows me to inflate it in about 30 seconds) on top. And a thick, comfy, warm sleeping bag on top of the mattress. The cot allows me to place my helmet and other gear underneath it - to save space in the tent. And it is a real treat to get dressed while sitting on the edge of the cot - like a bed - in the morning. I often find myself over-sleeping with this setup - because it is just so damn comfortable and cozy - I don't want to get up. And it is always great to face another day of riding when you feel so fresh and rested.

2) A Nemo Moki single-walled tent. Quick to set up. Lightweight. Completely waterproof. Packs down very small. And I never ever have to fiddle around with a tent fly again (or lose it) - not to mention the extra time it takes to drape it over the tent and peg it down.

3) Ortlieb dry tailbag and saddles. I wish I would have purchased these the first time around. Now I never have to put on rain covers ever again. All my gear stays dry all the time. I'll never go back.

4) A waterproof Kriega US20 tankbag that I plan to try out this summer. However, the Icon Urban Tankbag has many pockets, holds all my maps and little items, and easily carries two large drinks and food for the day.

5) Ortlieb saddles that carry extra clothes, chain wax, tools, sandals, mp3 player with speakers, toiletry travel bag, and various other essentials. That's everything I need.

You can read about my recent trip here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=813500&highlight=nanabijou








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Old 01-30-2013, 11:09 PM   #6023
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Can you tell us more about the windshield? Thanks

Sarah
i did a detailed write up either in this thread or the Long Term klx250s thread. As someone pointed out earlier its the Harbor Frieght face shield, it's the better one they sell. I removed the headgear, flipped it upsidedown and used the attachment hardware from the discarded headgear to mount it to the bike. Took like 20 minutes and cost like $15.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:14 PM   #6024
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Can't find that listed anywhere on their site...
See previous post
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:20 PM   #6025
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Cant afford a $200 windshield quite yet, But...there is a Harbor Freight nearby and seeing what a previous poster did I thought I'd give it a try.



I bought the $14.00 one, removed the clear shield & hardware, held the shield to the stock klx250sf wind deflector. Its already custom sized to fit.


Seeing that I could use the shields own clips/hardware I held it up where I wanted it, marked the hole locations taking in account of how the clips slide thru the shield. Then I drilled 7 holes using a 5/32 bit. Put the clips in, slapped on the windshield, and was off and running in 30 minutes. Note: The shield only comes with 5 clips so I bought a 2nd one just for 2 clips, but those clips work perfect.




So can it be "Toured" with? Well I had it up to 67mph on the freeway and it did awesome.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:09 AM   #6026
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not a very enthusiastic person on matter of distance numbers, but to get there I takes me 2 days, to go back home takes me more than a month. Find out why (using google translator)


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Old 01-31-2013, 01:42 AM   #6027
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The beaches of the state of Oaxaca are amazing. In the early 80's, Puerto Escondido was a little fishing village. You couldn't even find a surfboard for sale then. Luckily Miguel, the local board repairman could hook you up with something to ride. And Zipolite??? Back in the day it was the place to be, hammock living and the best bodysurfing anywhere. Huge waves, sandy bottoms.Almost died there a couple times having too much fun.

But alas, nothing lasts forever and there are hotels from one end to the other. Still a magical place though.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:29 AM   #6028
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Got to spend some time chatting with her as well one on one. Very entertaining!
I was there Saturday but some how missed lois, was she there all three days or what ? I'm really bummed I missed her!! CMS
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:32 AM   #6029
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thought i'd repost
Very nice, thank you!

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:28 AM   #6030
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Honda XR250 Tornado , DOHC air cooled motor..
Same motor as in the New XRE 300 , CB250R & bored out in the
CB300R...

great wee bikes.......




Hey Pete!

How are you man? Haven't read of you in a quite a while..
How's your Tornado and its sidecar?

I had a little question I wanted to ask you earlier, but I forgot to..
What kind of riding are you doing to your bike and what gearing are you using?

Using the standard 13-38 for a mix on and off riding is great, but I get to feel that a taller gearing, with a 14 or 15 teeth front sprocket would be better for the on riding, however, I'm afraid that swap to change the bike's response in off road riding..
With the standard gearing I can go at 100Km/h (of the speedo) all day long, and I can get about 115 or 120Km/h (again, of the speedo) to pass trucks and slower vehicles. And it has a really nice response off road, I have never got stucked in mud or such things..

Another user's opinion would be great..
Greetings!
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