CBR250 with a trunk

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  1. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    That same top box barely covers the stock tail rack on a KLR650! :lol3
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  2. Navin

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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?
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  3. Chief Ten Bears

    Chief Ten Bears Been here awhile

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    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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  4. Navin

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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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  5. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    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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  6. Navin

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  7. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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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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  8. DC2wheels

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    The engineers at Honda would have coronaries if they saw that. :huh:lol3
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  9. EastBoundAndDown

    EastBoundAndDown Rubber Duck - puttin' the hammer down

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    I am speechless. What a huge case!
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  10. bjorn240

    bjorn240 Good with a map!

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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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  11. damasovi

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    do you have some pics from inside the case? i can not image have very little cargo in it and having it rolling back and forward, so I guess you have dividers of some kind.

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  12. Navin

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    I'm now picturing a single, loose bowling ball banging around in that thing! :lol3
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  13. sprocketjock

    sprocketjock Been here awhile

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    Hell, there might even be another motorcycle in that case. Dear god man.
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  14. bjorn240

    bjorn240 Good with a map!

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    Or 40 gallons of water! :)
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  15. L.B.S.

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    :lol3 :lol3 :lol3

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  16. Ninjafreak

    Ninjafreak Been here awhile

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    Damn...are you serious dude? :huh
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  17. Rboat

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    No dividers in the trunk, just some non-slip shelf liner stapled in the bottom of it to prevent a weight shift. Works great for bulky items. Got my Christmas shopping done with it last week. I've had this setup for the last 15,000+ miles now. The biggest issue, as one clever member already pointed out, are strong crosswinds. Gotta lean into a strong gust with some extra body English, but it's doable. Thinking about putting a bike rack on the back to transport my bicycle. Nah, that'd be too much.
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  18. Chief Ten Bears

    Chief Ten Bears Been here awhile

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    What kind of windscreen lip do you have there? How do you like it?
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  19. ArmSC

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    Let me guess you just move the milk crate up a bit and put the baby on remainder of the rack lol :rofl
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  20. Navin

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    That box actually fits inside a standard milk crate, the CBR is just really, really small. That and there is some lens compression at work here too... :lol3
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