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Old 09-17-2012, 02:10 PM   #5581
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I'm a big fan of homebrew solutions, but was wondering if you can get the tape off the headlight cowling without mucking things up? I like all my projects to be undo-able.
Do you mean the adhesive on the velcro? It'll peel right off without a mark, or at least mine did. You could give the shield a trial run using duct tape if you wanted to, it comes in all sorts of snazzy colors these days.

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Old 09-17-2012, 05:30 PM   #5582
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I was going to make the trip to Cali later this week on my Sherpa, and had asked for opinions on a few things. Turns out my Dad is in the hospital now, and I'm leaving in about an hour on the VStrom instead.

Thanks to those who have read my previous post, and the inquiries still stand. Will just have to delay that trip a bit...

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Old 09-18-2012, 03:33 AM   #5583
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Sorry to hear that, Rey. All the best to your dad.

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Old 09-18-2012, 07:05 PM   #5584
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Thought I'd join in this nice thread. I've had a 2007 KLX250S for a few months now and have been very surprised by it's overall utility. When I bought it - it was meant to be my get to the trails - connect the trails - get home bike. Turns out it's such a pleasure to ride I use it for all my commuting duties as well. Even had to buy 50/50 tires instead of the barely legal DOT knobbies I was thinking of when I bought it. My Bandit 1250 just sits in the barn cause I barely ride it anymore.

It's been a real surprise because I really thought a 250 was small for the open road. Total BS - it does amazingly well. Even with smaller CS it still holds 70-75 easily. Definitely changed my mind about small bikes.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:21 PM   #5585
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Thought I'd join in this nice thread. I've had a 2007 KLX250S for a few months now and have been very surprised by it's overall utility. When I bought it - it was meant to be my get to the trails - connect the trails - get home bike. Turns out it's such a pleasure to ride I use it for all my commuting duties as well. Even had to buy 50/50 tires instead of the barely legal DOT knobbies I was thinking of when I bought it. My Bandit 1250 just sits in the barn cause I barely ride it anymore.

It's been a real surprise because I really thought a 250 was small for the open road. Total BS - it does amazingly well. Even with smaller CS it still holds 70-75 easily. Definitely changed my mind about small bikes.
I bought a Honda Rebel in January for my "first" bike. I thought I would be buying a 650 soon - nope! Little bikes are a blast and super cheap to run! I'll probably be adding a xt250 over the next couple of weeks.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:50 AM   #5586
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Here are some nice photos from a guy that toured Europe on a PCX150 scooter.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:36 PM   #5587
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I've already been tempted enough by the Mini Adventure bike thread. The TW200 with a custom "fat bob" tank would be my tool. Nothing but smiles and tons of tread.

OK I know this is an OLD post... but I think you mean something like this?


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Old 09-22-2012, 12:54 PM   #5588
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Eh? Bobbed and Juiced Tdub!

I have two bikes that qualify for this category. The first is my 2008 TW200. It's been "bobbed" and transplanted with a 2003 YZ250F engine. I'm NOT the builder, so I can't take credit for the build.. and I think there is a TON of credit due.. the po/builder did exceptional work I think!



Trouble is, there's no subframe to support a top case or paniers... any ideas?


I am considering one of these.. It's a "moto-mule" tho I'm not sure if they are legal in Canada... any fellow canucks know for sure?


I gotta get pics of my other bike, if the rain quits for a bit I'll snap some today..

My other bike is a 1987 Honda CBX250, look's pretty rough... but it seems to run fine (pics to follow)


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Old 09-22-2012, 02:33 PM   #5589
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Question Pics of my 1987 CBX250

Here is the 1987 Honda CBX250 I just picked up. I got it cheap and it runs way better than it looks thankfully :)


It came with it's original nose, but the po put a Rebel speedo on it and a scavenged round headlight thats kinda shabby and needing replaced.



The po took the nose off and recommended it never go back on.. as he put it... it weighs about 600 pounds. I figured he was exagerating ... he wasn't.. it's 600 pounds! LOL OK.. it's heavy.. too heavy for this little bike (but not 600 pounbds ) .

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Old 09-22-2012, 03:41 PM   #5590
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New to me xr250r

I just picked up a 2004 xr250r. After lurking for quite a while and going back and forth between a few different bikes I decided to give the Xr a shot. There are a few things I wish it had (electric start, etc) but for the price I think I picked up a great bike! I will try to post a few pics once I figure out how.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:28 AM   #5591
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Got my first dual sport!

I'm going to pick up my new xt250 tomorrow - I can hardly wait! Took it for a test ride today - waaaay fun little bike (except for the seat - we're going to have to do something about that......)
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:58 AM   #5592
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http://seatconcepts.com/

I can reccomend these folks hands down. No affiliation, just a happy customer.

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Old 09-23-2012, 09:05 AM   #5593
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Thanks! You're the 2nd recommendation for that shop. They're only about 30 minutes from house so I'm hoping I can get "drive in" service.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:07 AM   #5594
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I'm going to pick up my new xt250 tomorrow - I can hardly wait! Took it for a test ride today - waaaay fun little bike (except for the seat - we're going to have to do something about that......)
Congratulations. Be sure to post some picture of your new bike. You have a lot of fun ahead of you.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:37 AM   #5595
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Just posted a minimalist ride report:



Minimalist because nothing exciting or adventurous was accomplished, but Wifey and I had lots of 250cc fun.
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