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Old 12-14-2013, 01:40 PM   #16
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I use this cable often with my riding jacket and pants. I simply fold up the gear and put it on the seat. The cable is plenty long enough to go through a sleeve and loop through the back wheel.

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Old 12-14-2013, 04:53 PM   #17
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:25 PM   #18
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That might just be the biggest top box I've ever seen on a bike, let alone a two fifty! That's insane! . If you like it and you feel safe right on.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:58 AM   #19
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...until the crosswinds come into play.
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:41 AM   #20
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Here is my OEM Honda Tail Pack on my CBR125R, which is nearly identical to the 250R. It's a little pricey, but it's molded exactly to the shape of the tail and seat on the bike, and fits like a glove. It's 19L, has a waterproof rain cover/fly, and can be carried as a shoulder bag when off the bike. It attaches with a set of straps you bolt into the sub frame under the pillion seat.



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Old 12-15-2013, 07:50 AM   #21
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That might just be the biggest top box I've ever seen on a bike, let alone a two fifty! That's insane! . If you like it and you feel safe right on.

That same top box barely covers the stock tail rack on a KLR650!
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:52 AM   #22
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Here is my OEM Honda Tail Pack on my CBR125R,

Hold on Chief, is that a true twin spar aluminum frame or a plastic cover over a simple mild steel tuber like the 250?
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:04 AM   #23
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Hold on Chief, is that a true twin spar aluminum frame or a plastic cover over a simple mild steel tuber like the 250?
It's a beam type spar frame, versus the tubular style on the CBR250R, Ninja 250, etc

Taken from Honda Canada: Lightweight diamond twin-spar steel frame




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Old 12-15-2013, 09:27 AM   #24
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Looks a good bit beefier than my Ninja 300 frame too. Why didn't they just base the 250 off this existing structure??? Cheap bastages.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:56 PM   #25
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Looks a good bit beefier than my Ninja 300 frame too. Why didn't they just base the 250 off this existing structure??? Cheap bastages.
Canada occasionally gets some of the smaller niftier Euro bikes. We've been getting the Ninja ZZR250's for years with a twin spar frame instead of the EX250's.
The CBR 125 & 250 aren't related at all.

For a commuter I'd give a look at a CRF250 sumo setup.






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Old 12-15-2013, 06:06 PM   #26
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[QUOTE=Dilligaf0220;22997003]Canada occasionally gets some of the smaller niftier Euro bikes. We've been getting the Ninja ZZR250's for years with a twin spar frame instead of the EX250's.
The CBR 125 & 250 aren't related at all.



I never understood the ZZR250 deal. Why leave ours so crappy for so long?

I think they would have sold just as many if not more.

The 125 looks cool.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:07 PM   #27
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Corporate structure, and the not so unreasonable belief that you couldn't sell small cars & motorcycles in the US.

Not until gas was over $3/gal anyway. We love our small hatchbacks in Canoodia as well. You couldn't give away hatchbacks in the pickup & Hummer loving US unless they were stripped out econoboxes.








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Old 12-16-2013, 06:03 AM   #28
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This, as someone who believes in physics, horrifies me.
+1

The engineers at Honda would have coronaries if they saw that.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:22 AM   #29
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I am speechless. What a huge case!
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:01 AM   #30
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I run a Givi E45 on my 2005 Ninja 250 for the commute. It's a bit ugly, but oh-so-convenient. Once you have a top case you can't ever give it up!

Not mine, but same bike and case:

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