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Old 12-31-2012, 01:45 PM   #826
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You should rig it so GPS only works when you are honking. That way you never rely on it!
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:50 PM   #827
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Ha!...I think that would happen if I tie into the switched side, If I tie into the hot side.. where do I tie the black wire from the gps... the frame?
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:21 PM   #828
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Careful, some GPS run on 3-5 volts. The circuitry is in the plug and can't be wired directly to 12v.

If that's ok, then the black goes to the frame.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:21 PM   #829
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Can anyone link me or recommend a throttle lock that will fit my '09 XT 250? It would really help when digging in jacket pockets when riding.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:16 PM   #830
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Can anyone link me or recommend a throttle lock that will fit my '09 XT 250? It would really help when digging in jacket pockets when riding.
Try pulling over.....it's a lot safer.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:56 PM   #831
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How hard do you guys ride your XTs? Anyone ever inadvertently hurt their bike? What's the roughest that it's seen?
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:01 PM   #832
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How hard do you guys ride your XTs? Anyone ever inadvertently hurt their bike? What's the roughest that it's seen?
Hi George,
I managed to fall sideways onto a sharp rock, whilst trail riding, which sheared off my exhaust header pipe right at the joint where it sits into the exhaust port!

Still managed to get me home, despite having no power and making an awesome racket!

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Old 01-08-2013, 09:08 PM   #833
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Ive dropped mine in the trails many times,





Ive also had it on the freeway for about 40+ miles going WOT, the bike just keeps going and going.

clean fresh oil, clean air filter, gas in the tank, and it will run.

Never a single issue, and i can honestly say i rode the shit out of that bike.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:01 AM   #834
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Mine is sort of new but I have ridden it pretty hard so far and dropped it a few times. No probs!

The dirt track that I ride on has some jumps and other than bottoming out the front forks the bike seems

really tight and durable. Everything is really "tucked" under the frame so there's like nothing to break.

No radiators or colant lines to bust. I have barkbuster hand/lever guards, rear brake master cylinder guard, and

factory belly pan so mine's pretty bullet-proof!
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:15 PM   #835
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Do Newbies Dump in the Woods?

Yea, I dumped mine. Kind of a basic requirement. Hauled it down to Wayne, went on one set of trails - made it with no problems. Second time went down - didnt look too closely at the countrour lines on the topo map...took it down stuff I could not ride up - then when I did try to get it back up out of the ravine, lost it several times and dumped it (failed to lean forward to get up over the bumps and steps going up slope). Had to basically winch it out of the ravine using old climbing gear (set up a "z pully" system used for crevass rescue).

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Old 01-16-2013, 05:47 PM   #836
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Good thinkin Hans!.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:37 PM   #837
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How hard do you guys ride your XTs? Anyone ever inadvertently hurt their bike? What's the roughest that it's seen?
You can see a good sized "ding" on my exhaust pipe here.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=759
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:08 PM   #838
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How much weight did the current FI XT250 gain from previuos XT's. Anyone switch from a 225 to the FI XT250?.....if so, much difference in the two?. TIA.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:37 PM   #839
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How much weight did the current FI XT250 gain from previuos XT's.TIA.

The Yamaha website says:
2012 XT250: Wet Weight = 291 lbs
2013 XT250: Wet Weight = 291 lbs.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:48 AM   #840
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I believe the 225 was 268 wet.

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