Minimalist Touring Thread (250cc and under)

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by SIKLR250, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. djvx

    djvx Ride Safe!

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    I couldn't agree more, I'm happy :1drink
  2. thirstybuck

    thirstybuck Adventurer

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  3. 73Mustang

    73Mustang Been here awhile

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    Wow. $14 vs $200. This is shows you how much profit the windshield makers are pocketing.
  4. spotlight

    spotlight Noob

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    I only paid 98.00 for this National Cycle windscreen it's a bar mount type I'm pretty happy with it.
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  5. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Any of you have the part numbers or what-have-you for the kick starter that TW folk were putting on their bikes?
    The TW200 forum is down due to viruses!.
    Even another web site as to where too go for purchase would be quite helpful!.On a side not,I'm almost ready to buy a Shorai battery for the TW;a bit expensive,but no more worries about spilling or leaking acid(s)!.:D
  6. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Folks provided the info on another thread!: Bay area Yamaha in Oregon....$199 before tax?.
  7. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    The GW250 is on my radar now:

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  8. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Pretty neat lookin Clay!,but, how sir are you going to accomplish this via your thermarest?.:rofl
  9. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Dream about it, I suppose.
  10. nanox14

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    my Chinese EMPIRE TX200, nice road near my home town SAN CRISTOBAL, VENEZUELA
    its actually steeper than it looks

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  11. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Neat looking bike nanox14.....200cc.....is it a TW clone engine or another clone type?.
  12. nanox14

    nanox14 Adventurer

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    thanks, its a 4 stoke air cooled engine and I'm pretty sure its a clone but no idea from which engine, sorry.
  13. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    No biggie!....just curious.
  14. larry31

    larry31 Back Roads Explorer

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    That could be a pix of a back road here in New Hampshire, or Vermont, USA. Very nice country you have there.
  15. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

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    Cool looking bike, I like the shape of the plastics.
  16. djchan

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    I saw those in Ecuador as well. All kinds of great small bikes not seen in America.
  17. grubbie

    grubbie Been here awhile

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    Aw, Klay I thought you were a dual-sport-kinda-guy.......that thing doesn't look very off-roady!
  18. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    It would be nice to have a pure street bike...don't have one right now. But I do think that dual-sports make great streetbikes.
  19. dfye55

    dfye55 Been here awhile

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    I have a 250 dual sport and 250 street. I enjoy them both for camp touring. I like the fuel economy of the street bike, and I like the dual sport when i've got some off road to enjoy.
  20. grubbie

    grubbie Been here awhile

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    I have a big touring bike and I love it. But given the choice I would rather be on the dual sport. I am always trying to find a way to get from A to B (however far it may be) on nothing but trails and gravel roads. I get more smiles per mile that way. This year I put way more miles on the 250 than I did the Harley. During the Sturgis rally I was in the Black Hills, but it wasn't on pavement!