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Old 04-23-2013, 12:27 PM   #17266
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:10 PM   #17267
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Been looking at several XT200`s and found one for a reasonable price (2nd hand) but it has been involved in an insurance claim but looks good a rides well (except vibes from handlebar). Also got some small stone chips on the fork maybe that is normal and will not cause the fork to leak?
Quite some people that sell these machine with low mileage around here (under 15000 km`s) wonder if it is a reason.
Think it is a good bike if I would be able to live with the hand numbing plus pins & needles vibes. Will try several XT`s to see if they are similar.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:39 PM   #17268
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Been looking at several XT200`s and found one for a reasonable price (2nd hand) but it has been involved in an insurance claim but looks good a rides well (except vibes from handlebar). Also got some small stone chips on the fork maybe that is normal and will not cause the fork to leak?
Quite some people that sell these machine with low mileage around here (under 15000 km`s) wonder if it is a reason.
Think it is a good bike if I would be able to live with the hand numbing plus pins & needles vibes. Will try several XT`s to see if they are similar.
Vibes have been reported in some S10s. Hand numbing pins and needles is not the norm.
Like you said if you have the chance to try a couple to see if the accident one is similar.
Could be you are very sensitive to vibes too.

My seat and pegs are vibe free. I get some in the bars especially on hard acceleration.
Not much at cruising speed.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:42 PM   #17269
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Ok folks. I'm at work fretting over my DC outlet not having power to it (inop as one could say). Where is the fuse that controls this outlet?

Like I said, at work, bike at home...me thinking about fixing it all day long.

Yep...raining today...
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:53 PM   #17270
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Ok folks. I'm at work fretting over my DC outlet not having power to it (inop as one could say). Where is the fuse that controls this outlet?

Like I said, at work, bike at home...me thinking about fixing it all day long.

Yep...raining today...
It's a 3 amp. Most are replacing it with a 10 amp to run inflaters.


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Old 04-23-2013, 02:55 PM   #17271
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It's a 3 amp. Most are replacing it with a 10 amp to run inflaters.


Right on! Thanks!
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:04 PM   #17272
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Yamaha should have it's own forum on here.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:10 PM   #17273
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Been looking at several XT200`s and found one for a reasonable price (2nd hand) but it has been involved in an insurance claim but looks good a rides well (except vibes from handlebar). Also got some small stone chips on the fork maybe that is normal and will not cause the fork to leak?
Quite some people that sell these machine with low mileage around here (under 15000 km`s) wonder if it is a reason.
Think it is a good bike if I would be able to live with the hand numbing plus pins & needles vibes. Will try several XT`s to see if they are similar.
We bought a 1981 XT200 for my girlfriend's son's first bike. He never complained of any vibes, and was wheelying like a champ within a week. As far as being sold with low miles (kms) small dirt bikes just don't seem to get ridden the distances that larger bikes do.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:46 PM   #17274
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Yamaha should have it's own forum on here.

How long have you been here, RJ? You know better than that.

To get your own subforum, you gotta' be a European marque, with a lotta' shit that breaks all the time.


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Old 04-23-2013, 05:49 PM   #17275
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Spending a little time bonding with my bike. Putting a switched fuse block under the seat, hooking up grips, gps and a battery tender loop for heated gear. Once that is done I will install my crash bars

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Old 04-23-2013, 06:06 PM   #17276
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Been looking at several XT200`s and found one for a reasonable price (2nd hand) but it has been involved in an insurance claim but looks good a rides well (except vibes from handlebar). Also got some small stone chips on the fork maybe that is normal and will not cause the fork to leak?
Quite some people that sell these machine with low mileage around here (under 15000 km`s) wonder if it is a reason.
Think it is a good bike if I would be able to live with the hand numbing plus pins & needles vibes. Will try several XT`s to see if they are similar.

Ummm, sure you have the right machine? This is the XT200:


While this is the XTZ1200 that this forum is about:
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:17 PM   #17277
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Ummm, sure you have the right machine? This is the XT200:
Actually an XT250.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:38 PM   #17278
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How long have you been here, RJ? You know better than that.

To get your own subforum, you gotta' be a European marque, with a lotta' shit that breaks all the time.


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I can still dream... trying to push 9,000 topics into one or three bigass threads is just too much... Maybe a Japanese Beast Forum?
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:56 PM   #17279
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Sorry it was too early in the morning here down under, it should have been XT1200Z!

Might get a brand new discounted bike instead, always something about a new bike that only you have been riding.

Cheers,

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Old 04-23-2013, 06:58 PM   #17280
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Also a question: Is the Yamaha non plastic sump guard any good?
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