Minimalist Touring Thread (250cc and under)

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

  1. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Nice and clean lookin machines ya got there!.
  2. 8gv

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    Which bar risers did you settle on?
  3. Jetstreamer

    Jetstreamer Sandlapper Brapper

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    A little TOO clean! :hmmmmm
  4. GlennR

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    Too many toys & not enough riding!! :wink:
  5. HandKPhil

    HandKPhil Been here awhile

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    I do kinda go overboard on the detailing (but I ride 'em too!) My '82 GS750E:

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  6. HandKPhil

    HandKPhil Been here awhile

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    I have/have had many super-clean rides. I could show you many more, but that would be bragging:shog
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  7. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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  8. HandKPhil

    HandKPhil Been here awhile

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    Well I very rarely wash a bike. I wash them once, very thoroughly, then I just make sure to spend ten minutes wiping them down with damp paper towels after every ride. Other than that, I wax them with Nu Finish a couple of times a year, and I go through lots of Q-tips. :lol3
  9. jon_l

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    Beauty. With those handle bars & risers, it looks all-day comfortable too.
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  12. AKoffroader

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  13. Jetstreamer

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    I have asked this question in a couple of other threads but no response. So I was looking at the South American Yamaha site today and was ogling the XTZ-250 "Lander" and the XTZ-250 "Tenere" (same guts different looks) and realized they use the same air cooled 250cc engine as the XT-250. However it appears that these bikes have oil coolers (you can see the two black metal lines). Why is this?
  14. sandalscout

    sandalscout blah blah blah

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    I would guess that it's probably due to the Lander and and 250T being set up more as "touring" bikes and the extra capacity and oil cooling would allow for longer oil change intervals. They probably don't list any different intervals, but more oil and less temp is going to let the oil stay "fresh" longer.
  15. frog13

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    Did you google "South American Yamaha"?....or do you have a particular site?....I'd like to see these. TIA
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    koh kood Been here awhile

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    Llamaha Been here awhile

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    They also have fuel injection if I recall correctly.
  18. frog13

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    Thanks!......I looked at several overseas sites.....didn't see tw200 listed on most sites?. We're lucky to still receive them!.
  19. SAPB

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    Great information here, it took me forever to get through it all. 249.4cc just gets me in under the wire. CRF250L, already got some goodies for it, and more on the way. 6" of snow here yesterday though, hopefully it will be a short winter.
  20. Jetstreamer

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    Yeah but I think that may have come at the same time as the XT250 getting FI.