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Old 03-18-2012, 12:40 AM   #4831
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Please, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhKnqdc1upE and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_fCPZ4wpN8 you will fall in love if XTZ 250 hehehe
Thats what i mean, you can have a 250cc bike capable of traveling on bad roads and still have a comfortable seat and a big tank

Thanks for the vids im totally sold now waiting that they would come some day, i asked yamaha but they "cant confirm"
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:09 AM   #4832
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Any recommendations for luggage using the stock DR250 subframe (avoiding the extra weight of a rear rack/pannier frame installation)?

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I've been planning on setting up a DS bike for the upcoming Sheetiron 300. My criteria was K.I.S.S. on technology: pretty much bulletproof - low maintenance (read agricultural); and at a budget where I could just flog the bitch without crying in my beer.


I got lucky earlier this week and picked up an operating 'junked' Suzuki DR250 listed on Craigslist for $250! That's less than the price of the set of Heidenau K60 Scout tires I just threw on the Tiger. The frame number (DR350) and engine (DR250) with a pumper carb did not match, and the seller did not have a title. I did some research on the VIN and tracked down the original owner up in Redding, who filed the 'junked' status in 2003 with DMV. I spent the last 48-hrs. getting the bits to make her street legal, tune her up, setup the suspension, and correct the factory issues. Today, DMV granted dual-registration: CA street plates plus Green Sticker! The registration fees almost cost as much as the bike.

'As Is' Highlights:
  • Pumper carb with Jesse Kientz jetting and air screw (137.5 Main, 40 Idle; Needle on 4th notch)
  • Supertrapp muffler (8 discs)
  • Airbox top-cut out. Uni-filter
  • RMX front forks with DR650 triple clamp
  • Maxxis MaxxiCross IT tires
  • MotionPro CR Competition throttle
  • Scotts shifter and chain guide
Installed to meet DMV requirements::
  • Moose Racing Road Warrior Headlight
  • Baja Designs Turn Signals; OEM flasher relay
  • Tusk MX D-Flex MC handguards with integrated signal lights
  • Tusk Wiring Harness
  • Tusk Nissin hydraulic brake switch
  • Acerbis Dual Sport Tail Light
  • Acerbis rear view mirror
  • OEM Horn, Rear brake switches, Neutral switch
  • OEM Speedometer/Tachometer/Odometer, Indicator lamps, Speedo cable (Pending conversion to TrailTech)
  • OEM Signal/Horn/Light Switches; Engine On/Off switch; Keyed ignition switch.
  • Kenda Trackmaster II DOT tires
Installed accessories:
  • Scott Hurricane MX Grips
  • Day Star '69' Series Fork Boots
  • Maier Side Panels
  • Acerbis 4.25 Gal Fuel Tank
  • UFO Front Fender ('06 RM250)
  • Moose Racing Aluminum Handguards with Competition Handguard Protectors
  • Moose Racing Trophy Roll Chart Holder
  • Moose Racing Pro Shark Fin rear disc guard
Need ADV inmate's recommendations on:

  • front disc protector,
  • seat cover
  • soft luggage. I'm want to avoid hard luggage,and the Moose Racing Expedition Rear rack. The Giant Loop Coyote saddleback look doesn't appeal to me. Any experience with the Chase Harper B-Alaska, T-bags Falcon, Gears Navigator tail bag?
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:44 AM   #4833
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Thats what i mean, you can have a 250cc bike capable of traveling on bad roads and still have a comfortable seat and a big tank

Thanks for the vids im totally sold now waiting that they would come some day, i asked yamaha but they "cant confirm"
Ramon, i think the Yamaha Argentina will sell Tenere 250cc, Lander was sold first here in Brazil, after in other countries. Let's wait.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:30 PM   #4834
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I think the TW200 does really well....has lots of carrying capacity.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:56 PM   #4835
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if you are talking about the dr200se, last year i called around finally got a dealer to look on computer and found 3 in VA one in alex., one in cumberland, one in norfolk which i bought 2009dr200se with 1mile on odmeter
i'm sorry that should be culpeper (how ever you spell it)

WOW!! leandrorr awesome videos
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:15 PM   #4836
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A 400/450cc Tenere would be a nice bike....
You hear me Mr Yamaha...
I agree!!!
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:45 PM   #4837
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Any recommendations for luggage using the stock DR250 subframe (avoiding the extra weight of a rear rack/pannier frame installation)?
I went with these for my dr350 basically the same bike.



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Old 03-21-2012, 05:35 PM   #4838
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There are a lot of them out there used with under a thousand miles on them.
+1, very true.

My wife bought hers last year, it was an '07 with only 1800 miles but there are quite a few on CL that are around the same age with only 500-800 miles on them. Not even broken in yet!
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:59 PM   #4839
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Here's my DR200 setup for touring:


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Old 03-24-2012, 07:19 PM   #4840
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As with most things, it seems compromise is what we often have to settle for. I've done extended tours on my Helix, the TW200 and in addition to keeping those rides going, now want to do the same with my GT250R Hyosung. Last summer I had it loaded with soft bags, the MotoFizz and tank bag and was in fat city. Heading to the local BMW Rally (hey, the Hyo is black and I wasn't sure they'd notice it wasn't German) I stopped for gas and smelled a very bad smell. Not only had the soft bag settled onto the very high pipe, but the tent that was on the bottom fared even worse. Turned around, headed for home, expanded the Fizz on both ends, stuffed the other tent in, unloaded some stuff and headed out again.

This winter I came up with a design to build a luggage rack, replacing the passenger seat (will never be used). 16" wide, it not only supports the Fizz bag much better, but from early indications, looks like it will keep the patched soft bags high enough to stay unmolten. The solid section closely resembles the OEM seat. After making racks for both my Pacific Coast and ST2 out of anodized aluminum, decided to go with Delrin (acetal) this time as an experiment. Very happy with the fit and function and now I can not only Sport Tour, I can Camp Tour as well. I love riding the little bugger and didn't want to save it only for day rides.

I spend lots of time on gravel with the other ones and will most likely avoid most of that with the Hyo, but the large gas tank, excellent mileage and for-its-size torque, make backroading tons of fun.



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Old 03-24-2012, 10:10 PM   #4841
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Hey, feel free to write more about your Hyosung GT250. I've followed those since I first saw one some years back in Seattle. Cool motorcycle. I know the 650 and 250 v-twins had some problems with valves hitting pistons in the early models.

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Old 03-24-2012, 10:22 PM   #4842
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I've ridden a Comet GT250. The engine is a jewel...extremely smooth and quiet. The GT250 is a completely competent road bike.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:11 AM   #4843
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One of my friends had an older GT250 at Saturday morning coffee's up in Mpls and I always admired it, liked the concept of the little V-Twin and have been watching for used ones. Every once in awhile the Comet models would come up but I never saw the sportbike version. A local scooter dealer took the Hyo line on and at their spring open house, as an introduction, had sale prices I couldn't ignore. I went in to look at the new scooters and walked out with the keys to the GT250R, my first new machine in 30 years. I'd have settled for a carbureted version, but this EFI runs like a clock.

There's a very good chance we'll be at May's Slimey Crud.
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:06 AM   #4844
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Here's my DR200 setup for touring:

Very nice and simple setup. Tell me, do you ever bump into your rear topcase while maneuvering offroad?

Or anyone for that matter I guess
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:41 PM   #4845
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I had a wee strom before my XT, with a seat height of 32.3", I was tip toing. The WR has a 36.6" seat height... I need more than 2.5" of lowering.

I use my bike for commuting to work, in city traffic. So I have to be able to get my foot down comfortably, because in stop and go traffic you do it a lot. And having to slide your butt on the side to be able to put only one foot down is not what I call comfortable. When you suddenly get your foot in a pothole, or slipping in a puddle of oily water, you're glad that you can flat foot on both sides to keep the bike upright.

Anyway for now I'm happy with my XT250, I just wish it would have a little more power on the highway. Not to go faster, only to be able to maintain my speed when going uphill fully loaded with camping gear. I'm a "60mph take the time to enjoy the scenery" kind of guy
You can get the WR down that low. The lowering link goes 2 inches, stock lowering is over 1/2 inch. But,....a 250 loaded down with gear, is still a 250 loaded down with gear. The WR will slow down on hills just as the XT will. I have geared mine down which helped a lot, but I rev pretty high at highway speed. If you havent done it yet, opening up your exhaust and doing the airbox mod makes a big difference to the torque (not top speed) of the XT. Another plus for the XT is the gas mileage, WAY better than the WR. From what you have been saying, seems to me like you have exactly the bike you need for the way you ride.
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