The Small Adventure Motorcycle

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Uncle Larry, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. quota

    quota Been here awhile

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  2. Rman237

    Rman237 Ride Rural Texas

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    :lol3 Trail 90 group!!:clap You can still find em in garages and barns if you're lucky. If you do find one, BUY IT regardless of the condition!! They're worth more today (even as basket case junk) than they were brand new!
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  3. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    Scooter Trash!

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  4. vandatubes1966

    vandatubes1966 n00b

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    :rofl :rofl Hi,Ive been following Nathanthepostmans ejournal and its the best thing Ive seen for years.It piss's all over the Boorman & Ewan road show.They carry all the kit that any tart would carry.Having cycled toured all over Europe on abicycle in my late teens you learn to carry what is required.Then in my late 30s got into motorcycling gone through harley's Goldwings Varadeos (1000cc) Deauvilles.Having toured France and Spain on most of these bikes I wanted to go back basics as Nathan has done.So now I own a little 125 XRL Honda and she puts the real fun back into two wheel travel.Never in a rush, easy to work on and if I drop it I pick it up on my own and carry on.She's docile, fun, forgiving, good to ride and cheap to own.The perfect woman I hear you all say, the bike is what I meant.Oh by the way if find a woman like that do tell as they are as common rocking horse shit!
    In reality its not the choice of transport be it a bicycle or a Goldwing its about doing the journey and Nathanthepostman has done what most of us dream.It can be said its not the bike that makes the man its the man.Go on challenge yourself and be different dont let a pair of thesbian (albiet a kitchen fitter) tarts influence the true meaning of adventure.Go for it! Inspiration can be found in a book I read 20 years ago written by a solo cyclist Ian Hibbell.
    He cycled around the world and had high adventure that most men would have thought impossible in this modern age.Reluclantly, Ian was killed in a hit and run in Greece last year on his cycle aged 71.Like Ted Simon, Ian Hibbell was a pure example of explorer.Does it matter if someone else has been there before aslong as its your first so be it.Nathanthepostman has the essence's of Simon and Hibbell.And Dot, his trusty steed is the silent hero.
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  5. Kommando

    Kommando Long timer

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    That's great. In some places it may not be legal though. At altitude, it probably wouldn't be the norm. My main point being, how would it be any better than a similar bike with 20 more cc?
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  6. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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  7. AKoffroader

    AKoffroader Adventurer

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    What about the new Yamaha WR250R? It will run pavement at 65-70 mph all day long, less vibes then my Suzuki 650 V Strom (which was really smooth), has a nice light feel and will go almost anywhere.

    Last month I did a 1200 mile trip from Anchorage to Dawson City (Canada) and area. Got home and sold my '07 V Strom and '06 XR650L. It's fun factor is way up there! I could buy any bike but there is nothing out there that fits like the WR250R......

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    Alaska Greg
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  8. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    I bought one several weeks ago. Having a ball with it.

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  9. trailrider71us

    trailrider71us I can't b fired,only sold

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  10. straylight*

    straylight* meh...

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    DR200 ftw :D. Weighs similar the small KLX, KL, WR, XR, CRF etc but with a larger fuel tank. It's my 'go anywhere' bike, perfect for exploring unmarked paths.

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  11. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    small adventure bike is what I'm going for:

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  12. fiep

    fiep Long timer

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    over time I had my share of small bikes
    to take me on adventures
    sorry for the bad picture quality

    TT350 with a big gas tank
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    a friend on XT250 and my Gilera RX200
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    my SWM TL320 (yes, I did some extensive traveling on a trials bike w/o seat - so what?) and my XL250 (a friend thought hos chromy cruiser was an excuse not to ride in salt and snow)
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    my XL250S
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    bad picture, my TDR250 and a friends TT600
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    one of my best bikes ever: XL200R Japanese model
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  13. fish3006

    fish3006 Been here awhile

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    "snailhunter."

    nice ...
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  14. smilin jack

    smilin jack Grandpa Adventurer

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    And, here's a picture of my CB250 Honda Adventure bike on a 500 mile trip to the high desert of central Oregon. Camped out for a four day weekend.

    The bike can cruise at 55-60 mph and gets over 70 mpg. Am building another rack for it as the old one got over-worked and bent.

    With only 4" of suspension travel, it needs ridden gently in the rough stuff.

    Dave

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  15. carloscyclecare

    carloscyclecare Been here awhile

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    Here's a few photos of my Honda XR200. Adventure mods were done to it as the need arises ride by ride.

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  16. carloscyclecare

    carloscyclecare Been here awhile

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    Along the rice terraces.

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  17. carloscyclecare

    carloscyclecare Been here awhile

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    Touring the Aurora coastline

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    My paper GPS :lol3 Although a real one has already been installed :D
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  18. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    No photo's,but, I'll throw-in,I really like my TW200!.
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  19. zeeko

    zeeko shiver me timbers

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    I recently picked up a KLX250 (called a D-Tracker in this part of the world) that I was a little cynical about to begin with coming from an 1100GS. It's fuel injected and supposedly pretty reliable although it would be nice to have air/oil cooled rather than dealing with a radiator.

    After putting 1800 clicks on her I'm starting to think about getting her ready to head to India and back...
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  20. r80rt

    r80rt Dirt road nomad

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    My TW200 gets me where I want to go, and back, with a grin on my face.
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