Minimalist Touring Thread (250cc and under)

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

  1. 1994klr250

    1994klr250 Been here awhile

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    Glad to see another 250 making the steep climb up Mt. Washington! How did your Suzuki GZ 250 do going up the road? I had to stop one time going up to let it cool off. I did this ride in 2010 and went back up this past September with my F800GS. Both times I got lucky with blue sunny skies.

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  2. larry31

    larry31 Back Roads Explorer

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    I made it up Mt. Washington with my NX250 this summer? (Nice at bottom, NOT! So nice on way up, or at the top.)
    Near top, I was using painted line on side of road to see where I was going. Almost over shot the parking lot. Would have, but the lights from a car exiting, and almost hitting, stopped me. There were several short sections of unpaved road on way up. Real fun in fog, wind, $tupid cage drivers,and light rain.
    I video’d first part of ride… http://youtu.be/Xgd4QzoEOiA
  3. 1994klr250

    1994klr250 Been here awhile

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    larry31, I remember watching your video awhile ago. I wouldn't want to experience the weather you had to ride through while going up the mountain. There's a reason Mt. Washington is home to the worlds worst weather. It sure can change quick up there. I've been really lucky the 2 times I rode up. I have the whole ride going up and down on Youtube in 8 different parts. Here's a clip of the last few minutes to the top when I rode my klr250 up.

    http://youtu.be/SxQeIdnfcPk
  4. SignalGuy

    SignalGuy Old Man On A XL650R

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    My apologies, I failed to notice this thread before starting the "klx @w.o.t." thread. Moderators, If you think it would be correct to close my thread and move my post here, please do so. From what I've read in this one so far, I have relatively little to be concerned about when I go W. O. T.
  5. larry31

    larry31 Back Roads Explorer

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    Boy! You were lucky to be able to travel that fast up there. Those cages were actually moving at a reasonably good speed.
    That day was more like the one when my buddy, and I went up on our KLR650’s, earlier in the year. ( Sorry, no video. I didn’t have my camera on that trip.)

    What did you film the video with? The quality looks good.
  6. Rhompin45

    Rhompin45 Rhompin45

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    Signalguy ya I am close to 20000 miles on a tu250 riding 30mins one way to work and most of the way I am close to wot I don't know how long the motor will last but as much fun as I have I'll just rebuild it and keep going. Longer trips I usually take back roads its more scenic and fun cruising along at 45. I don't know if there is a back way the way you are going for your longer trip you are planning but it could be more fun. But it should be fine just keep good clean oil in her. And keep the valves in spec.
  7. SignalGuy

    SignalGuy Old Man On A XL650R

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    Thanks, Rhompin, I do like the traditional look of that bike you have. Good idea on the route mods, I could easily wind my way up along the Delaware River, then grab any of the major highways that head east from the top of the state into NYC. Still fairly scenic out that way too. Maybe I will post pictures in the "day trip" thread.
    Great thread going on here! Good to see so many getting long satisfying trips out of small bikes.:ear
  8. Andrew UK

    Andrew UK over socialised

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  9. Jimmy the Heater

    Jimmy the Heater Tilting the Horizon

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    I quite like that, simple, basic and looks like fun!
  10. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Oooo,I like that. Kymco seems to be coming on strong over the last several years....or is it just me.
  11. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    Wonder why nobody's selling these in the US yet? I'd be a happy rider to get on from Mrs Santa this year, or maybe next year....I haven't been very good this year!!:lol3
  12. Rhompin45

    Rhompin45 Rhompin45

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    Can you have that shipped to the us? That would end a lot of my frustration of changing my rear tire. Which I need to do soon prob a nother couple thousand miles. So like a month and a half. What is that called? I wonder if there is any thing similar here.
  13. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    There have been a few group buys here, I got one and it's terrific. Works as promised, makes putting tires back on amazingly simple, with no scratching of rims, or pinching of tubes.

    Here's the thread about them, and the group buys: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=822894&highlight=interesting+tire+tool
  14. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    As I recall, lots of us offered to buy, but Pete had a change of some sort, job perhaps, and didn't have time or desire to produce them. Shipping to N. America was also expensive for shipping single orders, though we suggested a US guy could do a group buy, receive one shipment, and then ship individual kits at low USPS rates.

    This is a knock-off, and the original Kauritmoto Motorcycle Tire Mounting Tool is kind of expensive. Available on ebay

    Check out their pro model

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  15. JGPAGE2

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    Recently took a trip on my honda crf250l wich took about 5 days and came out to about 1300 miles. What made the trip wonderfull was my wife road with me the whole way taking pictures from the back seat.
    I have a good log that I kept of the trip can any one tell me if this is the right forum to share. Its a bit long and I would hate to clog this forum up. Any way here are a couple of pics we took on the road. [​IMG]

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  16. JGPAGE2

    JGPAGE2 Adventurer

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    Couple more pics getting used to this interface [​IMG]

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    JGPAGE2 Adventurer

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    Sorry yall still getting used to the interface [​IMG]
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  18. JGPAGE2

    JGPAGE2 Adventurer

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    Can any one else see thies pics


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  19. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    Your photos are great! :thumb

    Spud :beer
  20. JGPAGE2

    JGPAGE2 Adventurer

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    awsome thanx