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Old 06-12-2011, 12:00 PM   #166
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Georgia loop

Thanks Cameraman. I will look in to posting on the xt225 forum as well. I have been having trouble with posting pictures that is why I haven't finished my postings. Here is one of my creek crossings. This was in Tennessee east of Chattanooga.
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:04 PM   #167
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Watching a buddy go after I went through. We crossed several creeks when we reached the North part of our journey; Tennessee, North Carolina and North Georgia.
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:18 PM   #168
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Hi Mate,

now that's a flying crossing!

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Old 06-16-2011, 09:54 AM   #169
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Well...I took a little 310 mile trip through Ohio today. Great day and great ride. Sorry no pictures. Rode through Holmes County (Amish Country).
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:03 AM   #170
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Thinking about maybe getting an XT250 - mainly for seat height (30" inseam)...

Wondering if it's possible to swap the fork for a more adjustable/better performing inverted fork?
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:58 PM   #171
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I took a week long trip from southern Ohio to southwestern Pa. Maryland, WV & Virginia. Lots of nice twisties and back roads, gravel roads & some forest roads. Spent 3 days in the Marlinton WV area at the ADV rider BYOB. The XT250 did just fine, 1300+ miles total and it was very comfortable. I had not ridden it more than a couple long days in a row so I was curious. Got from 70 mpg to 76 mpg and that was running it hard, the other 2 guys were on 650 vstroms. It might be hard to take my Kawasaki Concours on trips now, since the XT250 did so well. 10,000 miles on it now & it just gets more fun all the time.

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Old 06-24-2011, 06:42 PM   #172
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Thanks for the reply, I found out it's EBC FA275 for the front for any future reference. I rode the XT250 up to garage day yesterday.
Do you prefere EBC to OEM?
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:38 AM   #173
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Do you prefere EBC to OEM?
I put the EBC rear on before my trip, doesn't seem any different than the OEM, the OEM isn't worn out yet on the front.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:51 AM   #174
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Ride Report around Georgia (DS Loop)

Hello everyone. I said that I would give a ride report but a buddy of mine that went along the ride created a report with pictures that we compiled together. This report consisted of a ride that was 6 days long riding from Augusta, Georgia to Florida up Alabama to Tennessee to N. Carolina back to Augusta. I am the rider with the XT250 (Wayne). Anyway I would of done one but why recreate something that is made. well I hope you enjoy. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=702160

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Old 07-08-2011, 06:54 AM   #175
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I took a week long trip from southern Ohio to southwestern Pa. Maryland, WV & Virginia. Lots of nice twisties and back roads, gravel roads & some forest roads. Spent 3 days in the Marlinton WV area at the ADV rider BYOB. The XT250 did just fine, 1300+ miles total and it was very comfortable. I had not ridden it more than a couple long days in a row so I was curious. Got from 70 mpg to 76 mpg and that was running it hard, the other 2 guys were on 650 vstroms. It might be hard to take my Kawasaki Concours on trips now, since the XT250 did so well. 10,000 miles on it now & it just gets more fun all the time.
Man you ass must be made of stone I can ride that far on my Wee but the XT is tuff.
Thanks for the report

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Old 07-08-2011, 06:57 AM   #176
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Hello everyone. I said that I would give a ride report but a buddy of mine that went along the ride created a report with pictures that we compiled together. This report consisted of a ride that was 6 days long riding from Augusta, Georgia to Florida up Alabama to Tennessee to N. Carolina back to Augusta. I am the rider with the XT250 (Wayne). Anyway I would of done one but why recreate something that is made. well I hope you enjoy. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=702160
I did read the RR good job and it looks like you guys had a blast.
Also I love that photo very nice.

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Old 07-08-2011, 12:25 PM   #177
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Thanks USAIR. We had a good time. My tail was hurting as the days on the trip progressed. The first couple days wasn't that bad. I am very thankful for Yamaha putting a descent seat on the XT250. Other guys were hurting before I was. Now when that third day came around and I was on the bike for 3 hours it started to wear on my behind. I t was a great trip but next time I would like to go on a more leisurally ride.
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Man you ass must be made of stone I can ride that far on my Wee but the XT is tuff.
Thanks for the report

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The seat cover from Wally World helps, and the small bag I put on the back of the seat supports my lower back really well.

What part of Kentucky are you from? We just took a 370 mile ride into Kentucky on Tuesday. Some of the places we were through were Flatwoods,Stephens,Sandy Hook,Wrigley ( Rt. 711 was really nice) Olive Hill, Carter. Lots of nice roads in that area, fun riding.

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Old 07-09-2011, 05:34 AM   #179
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The seat cover from Wally World helps, and the small bag I put on the back of the seat supports my lower back really well.

What part of Kentucky are you from? We just took a 370 mile ride into Kentucky on Tuesday. Some of the places we were through were Flatwoods,Stephens,Sandy Hook,Wrigley ( Rt. 711 was really nice) Olive Hill, Carter. Lots of nice roads in that area, fun riding.

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Yep heard about the wallmart seat cover have to give it a try.

I am in Alexandria,Ky.
Been on some of the roads you mentioned above great rides.
In carter county and lewis county the county roads are lots of fun.
Your xt would be great for those roads the scooter would have problems.
Maybe see you guys out on the back roads of Ky sometime.

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Old 07-09-2011, 10:29 PM   #180
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Seems like I raed somewhere that the XT250 has no grease fitting for the rear shock linkage/pivots. My XT225 had them. Is this true? How often do you have to take it apart for lubing?

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