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Old 04-05-2013, 10:08 PM   #6271
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Thanks spud that was helpful. Now I just need to put the bike back together I have the seat and tank off so I could put the wiring harness on for lights and a little battery kit I got. (Tusk)
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:57 AM   #6272
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will CRF do 140 km/h? and how about the subframe? will it hold aluminium panniers? if yes, im considering buying it off Thailand ( will be a CBU, but i recon it will be better than the other choices..versys is the top of the list right now but it got lots of power that i didnt need in here, not to mention its real heavy )

oh that bottle holder i dont know why but in here, lots of our rider use it. It was US$ 3 ( including bolt etc.. ), mounted on mounting bolt for left rear view mirror. But its not for some heavy stuff ( like alumunium bottle, etc) it will hold cans, plastic bottle, and other lighter bottle.

oh and im interested about that gas tank , how much it supposed to be cost when its ready? 300km might be a little low but will do for me ( the longest strecth in southern Java is 112 KM without any fuel station, but finding fuel station with 92-95 octane is a little bit hard. Finding one with EDC for credit cards is a lot harder though )


thank you for your response
CRF is a dualsport, 140 k/h maybe: http://powersports.honda.com/2013/crf250l/street.aspx

Maybe the CBR for you: http://powersports.honda.com/2013/cbr250r.aspx

So many choices...........
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:22 AM   #6273
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CRF is a dualsport, 140 k/h maybe: http://powersports.honda.com/2013/crf250l/street.aspx

Maybe the CBR for you: http://powersports.honda.com/2013/cbr250r.aspx

So many choices...........
i need the front travel
just checked at CRF 250L thread, they said this thing use the same engine as CBR 250R. It's enough then, i'll just gear use the same ratio with CBR ( i hope its plug and play)

off to search for some used one

edit : oh crap just found out this thing use 21/19. . .
gonna replace that with 19/17...
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:45 AM   #6274
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Some broken code in here somewhere now! haha


Nice bike, I tremendously enjoyed the Tornado I rented in Peru, excellent bike!
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Who did you rent from in Peru?
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:54 AM   #6275
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Who did you rent from in Peru?
Victor who runs:

http://www.motorcycletoursperu.com/p...motorcycle.php

Great guy, very good prices. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:13 AM   #6276
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Thanks for the lowering input! I have seen the front done before but not the rear sounds easy enough. I put a lift on my jeep but obviously bikes are easier I just didn't know it was that easy.
I lowered my klr250. Swapped my stock links and kick stand for someone who wanted to restore their lowered bike to stock . Took it on the road and through the woods for the first time yesterday. I ground the peg or kick stand in one turn on the street, it was an extreme situation, so I'm not worried about that. I bottomed the rear shock a couple times in the woods, but not too much to worry about. There were a couple situations where I heard/felt a bang from the rear, not sure if a rock hit my bash plate, or if the kick stand was slapping around or what. I think I will increase preload on rear shock a bit. The most impressive change was my confidence in the bike with the lower center of gravity, both on the street and in the woods. I feel ready for a trip to the Michigan Cross Country Cycle trail now (or is it Michigan Cycle Conservation Club trail?)!
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:07 PM   #6277
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Nice pic I like them klrs when I first started
Looking at motorcycles 5 years ago that's what I was looking
At. How much did you lower it? I was thinking 2 inches. Ya that's how I feel if its a little lower I feel you can build you confidence faster. Also my gf can't touch the way it is now. I know it's not the best bike for her to start with but I already have it.
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:19 PM   #6278
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Nice pic I like them klrs when I first started
Looking at motorcycles 5 years ago that's what I was looking
At. How much did you lower it? I was thinking 2 inches. Ya that's how I feel if its a little lower I feel you can build you confidence faster. Also my gf can't touch the way it is now. I know it's not the best bike for her to start with but I already have it.
Kouba Link http://www.koubalink.com/ only have a 2 inch option so that's what I've got. Wish they made adjustable links for my bike.
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:27 PM   #6279
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Great bike, I have one, but a dirt bike it is not.
3.5 inches of fork travel and an 18 inch wheel are no fun in the dirt.
There are also lots of things hanging off the bike to break in even an easy fall.

Smooth hard dirt roads are fine, if you do not drop it.



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I don't know if Suzuki imports the tu250 there there are a couple other names used in other countries such as grasshopper 250 or something like that I can't remember off hand. Anyways I cruse around on mine 75 mph all the time so 100 km/h (65)mph would be no problem the tank is not quite as big 3.2 gal (3.73l per gal) if you get 30km/l roughly 69 mpg I can get that if I drove 60 65 mph. I have had it on dirt/ gravel roads with the stock street tires and it does fine I wouldn't recommend overly bumpy roads or jumping it from experience the shocks bottom out really easy. Only 3. Something inches of travel.
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:51 PM   #6280
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:42 PM   #6281
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Njbrett I completely agree it is not a dirt bike. I have had it down hard dirt roads and it works ok for that but I guess I missed where he wanted it for dirt riding. I just know its a great bike for town and even freeway. Even moderately steep hill it will cruse up in 4th at 70mph with no problems and with out over working the motor.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:31 PM   #6282
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Lots of great things about the TU, the motor is the best made small motor, over cooled, under stressed, great power band, the bike is light and a hoot to ride, handles lots of weight very well, cheap, easy to service, but it sucks in the dirt.

I put dual sport tires on mine and did the usual dirt roads and easy trails and it was a very rough harsh ride.
In a fall, the levers will go, the brake pedal, shifter, headlight will get broken, gas tank will get dents.
If you do a little loft of the front wheel over a whoop, you will find the foot pegs bend down at 45 degrees...
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:11 AM   #6283
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Yup I mildly jumped mine and the left one bent. Not 45 degrees though but enough to notice.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:41 AM   #6284
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My New (Barn Find) Minimalist Touring Bike

I was stalking craigslist searching for a small commuter bike when this popped up. Unbelievable condition. The carb boot was cracked from sitting in a garage for 35 years. Luckily I found and ordered the last 2 in existence from Indonesia. It starts up and runs great. With those hard cases and a rack, I can load my camping gear on there and hit the Idaho back roads this year. 252 original miles on the clock.

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Old 04-07-2013, 10:48 AM   #6285
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Hope those tires are not 35 y-o.
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