250cc or less photo thread?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by endurotour, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. endurotour

    endurotour Been here awhile

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    am keen to see other small size (lighter) adventure set ups.. no joy on a search.. as there is less of the shelf stuff tends to be some cool imagination and mod's....
    here goes.. 2005 ttr250r, 23lt tank, pipes, racks, screen, cup holder etc..

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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Go to the Thumper forum, there's a show us your thumper thread, but if you want one with 250 cc or less, I'll send this there and you can see if you get any interest.
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  3. CMS

    CMS Been here awhile

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    Check out XT225.com , another good place. I like your idea ,would like to see more on Adv rider of this topic. CMS :clap
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  4. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    Sweet XT:clap Where are you located?

    I have a pair of 250cc dual sports myself. I hope to setup the DR somewhat like your XT is setup and the CR will stay a bit more focused:)

    DR250SE recently purchased, almost totally stock at the moment.
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    Hopefully will have heated grips and a big tank before long.

    Then I've got a CR250R that's nominally street legal, but is not really suited for extended street riding. Still, how many bikes with legit tags do this?

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    I also have a husqvarna WXC250 that's for sale, see sig:deal
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  5. 2speed

    2speed Puching adventurer

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    Does this count or is it only dirt riders?

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    I just got a better rack and I'm fabbing up side cases. Got waterproof lockable tool boxes from Mcmaster-Carr and will be making brackets.
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  6. BuckRider

    BuckRider Long timer

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    Nice setup. Can you post a picture of the drink holder?

    I would like to see you set out on an adventure with the sole goal of not spilling a drop of a drink placed in that holder for the duration of the trip! It would also make for a good trip report :D
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  7. CMS

    CMS Been here awhile

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    By the way,where did you get the tank? what brand is it ,and size, in gallons. thanks cms:clap
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  8. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    That looks like an Acerbis made for an XR600R...heres mine after I re-finished it.

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  9. endurotour

    endurotour Been here awhile

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    the idea of not spilling the drink could be a little tricky.. see how what i can do,
    the tank is the acerbis 23lt (6.075)gallon, for the Honda xr600 or 650..
    cheers al
    the cup holder...

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  10. TexBiker

    TexBiker Been here awhile

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    250cc or less? I'll play:

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  11. dirty dave

    dirty dave Banned

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    my wife used to work at a place called motorwest in milwaukee. the puch specialist. ever hear of them? if not you should check them out. you should see his roadrace twingle!
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  12. 2speed

    2speed Puching adventurer

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    I've heard of him, bought all my parts from him. I'm just waiting for him to get the magneto setups in from Germany, then the my twingle will have all the juice I could want. Did 1000 miles this summer on it in short trips. Shakedown for next year....
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  13. Fra Diavolo

    Fra Diavolo Adventurer

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    Here's my brand new, completely stock '06 XT225.

    I ordered bigger footpegs today. Will work on adding luggage next season.
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  14. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Under 250, how bout half that size...my 2004 MZ 125 supermoto

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  15. EvanMac

    EvanMac EvanMac

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    Here's my MZ 125 dual sport...

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  16. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    I sold this bike to my friend when I bought my DR650 and you should see her ride it! She's only been riding for 4 years, this is her first motorcycle. Wonderful machine, bombproof, low seat height, plenty of ooomph for anything she points it at. Not much good on the highway, I prefer something with more power when I'm in traffic. She's a small lady, though, and the XT225 pulls her along quite nicely.

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  17. slideways

    slideways permanent ex-pat

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    These are very popular down here. Honda XL125 Bros.
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  18. steve gs

    steve gs Been here awhile

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    Have really come to prefer the smaller bikes for touring as of late. Though I have a F650GSD and other street bikes there is nothing like a small lightweight low tech bike for backcountry travel. It does get a bit hectic in heavily populated areas but good route planning helps to minimize this problem. Have found a fairly reasonable method for "managing traffic" so I just plod along; true, no superslab for me. Happen to originally buy this bike for my daughter but she preferred the KE100 we have so I played with this one and got hooked. It has several shortcomings (chassis and no 6th in tranny) but the engine is strong and the headlight is better than many of my other bikes.:freaky

    I don't have a full setup pic but I used a Wolfman "mini-beta" rear bag, this tankbag (actually a Denali from my F650), and a camelback. For next season I will be running with a pannier set because Happy Trails (www.happy-trail.com) is just now beginning to produce a billet top rack and a pannier rack (similar to the KLR offering) for the DR200SE. Mine is being built now and expect to have in two weeks. I'll post pic as soon as I fit them.:baldy

    I changed my final from a 15:45 to a 15:42 (and may try a 15:40) which brought the "cruise" speed up to 42-45mph at 4500-4800rpm and results in a touch over 100mpg. With the 3.5 gal tank the range fantastic. I also carry two 1/2 liter fuel bottles (stove) which serve as an emergency reserve.:ricky

    Though not a thumper a 250 that is a terrific all round street performer is the 250 Ninja. With a final change it can do superslab all day long and still deliver mileage in the 70's. In the dirt it is .....NOT.

    I also feel that cross country travel on 250 or less is true ADVENTURE RIDING given all the other factors we have to deal with.

    So with all this let's call for a roll call with location and see if we can put together a RAID/RALLY in 07. What do you all think?:beer

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  19. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    hey 125 MZ riders how do you like 'em? power? weight? handling, ?
    they seem pretty cool.
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  20. endurotour

    endurotour Been here awhile

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    HI all, some way cool rides... most i have not seen in Aus... bril,
    Steve GS i know were your coming from on the smaller bike thing...
    being a mostly solo rider i enjoy knowing i can generaly get it out of the sand, mud, bush etc if things go a little wrong, alas i have had several chances to prove my theory.. there a lot of DR's in Aus, heaps of off the shelf stuff, bring them on...:D
    manfromthestix,,, if you have a chance and not seen it check out 'lois on the loose' currently on a ttr but her last trip was i think the same bread as your friends using..
    hi dirty dave it totaly counts.. at speed i imagine it looks like the old bmw (dont me to offend)...
    on the idea of a rally sounds cool.. although i might be a little late...
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