TW200 vs XT225 vs DR200

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ADVcat, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. ehatcher

    ehatcher Hello? Is this thing on?

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    We went here this morning
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    Scotts Power Sports in Coopersburg PA

    And Deb had a nice long talk with my riding buddy (and bike salesguy) Dan
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    Does she look excited or what?
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    She had to decide between the 06 and the 07 paint scheme, and finally settled on the brighter 07 scheme.

    So after she decided, we signed a few papers and Dan gave her a nice hat
    She is still really excited here..
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    A few hours later this pulled into the driveway
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    And delivered ADVcat's brand new
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    2007 XT225!

    Thanks to everybody who helped Deb make the decision, lots of good info and stuff neither of us had thought of

    Eric
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  2. entropysedge

    entropysedge chaos watcher

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    Congrats on the new XT225!!!! You both will have lots of fun with it! :D
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  3. ehatcher

    ehatcher Hello? Is this thing on?

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    The ATGATT ADVcat (sounds like a Dr Zuess story) suits up
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    ADVcat roars (okay, sorta put-puts) off down the driveway!
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    Then off to the fields out back to play
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    Uh-Oh! I knew we should have bought those barkbusters right away!
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    No real harm done, ADVcat gives her "thumbs up" assessment of her new and now "broken in" :lol3 new toy (she is too sweet to give a ADVrider salute)
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    Really looking forward to warmer weather and riding with the ADVcat!

    Eric
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  4. wickedsprint

    wickedsprint Banned

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    That's a nice looking bike, I like the colors. She should enjoy it.
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  5. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Great choice!

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  6. TomN

    TomN Long timer

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    Sweet can't wait to check it out, when are we going for a ride? 40s this weekend I think, maybe I can get myself out this time, man I hate the cold :rofl
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  7. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Good choice. Get some barkbusters before you break the mastercylinder. That's a pretty expensive piece.

    When I didn't see Suzuki on the dealership sign ..........
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  8. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Awesome! That's a keeper. :ricky Happy travels.

    And you already got the tip-it-over thing out of the way. Now you don't have to worry about scratching it. :lol3 <!-- / message --><!-- / message -->
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  9. riderchick

    riderchick Adventurer

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    Whoo hoo. Congrats on the purchase. Looking forward to getting together to share noob stories soon.

    Jennifer
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  10. wide open

    wide open in second gear

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    +1!!

    Say, let us know what size and brand of barkbusters you find that work on the XT.
    My bike has less than two miles on it, and I'll probably need new levers by about mile 4, too!:D
    (No doubt we can get the scoop on that on xt225.com.)

    C'mon Spring, eh?
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  11. Will LC8

    Will LC8 I stubbed my toe

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    Motion pro makes oem style levers for that bike at about a third the price of oem. I already bought a spare set of levers for jen to keep on hand. And I'm sure you know for a beginer playing around its a good idea to loose mirrors as well.

    We should catch up soon for a couples/beginers ride. The C&D canal down here probably has about 75 miles of straight dirt road with no trafic. Pretty much a road that parallels the canal with three levels of road. There is probably a 20 mile stretch you can run without jumping on the road. I'll dust off the F650

    Will
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  12. ehatcher

    ehatcher Hello? Is this thing on?

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    Thanks Will, I will get the Motion pro. Did not think about mirrors, I will take them off tomorrow.

    Deb and I are getting a trailer in a week or so, so we will be down for a ride, that canal road sounds perfect for beginners!

    Eric
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  13. TruckerDJ

    TruckerDJ drunkard

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    way to go:clap

    Mrs trucker loves her xt (05) and reckons "its the most fun you can have with your pants on" :wink:and has ridden it every day since buying it,with no dramas at all.

    says she over my shoulder "welcome to the best love affair of your life"

    The truckers
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  14. ehatcher

    ehatcher Hello? Is this thing on?

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    Yet more good advice, I was looking at bark busters at the dealership but I figured I would not have time to put them on this week (so why rush). Guess I better get on it sooner rather than later..

    Thanks,
    Eric
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  15. Tantrum

    Tantrum Condescending Nag

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    Excellent choice! That bike sure looks good on you! Im not sure I'm brave enough to ride in snow! Great first ride report.:D
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  16. BeccaA

    BeccaA Adventurer

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    That looks familiar... :rolleyes :D Great bike!
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  17. Broken Wings

    Broken Wings Been here awhile

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    Are those the new two finger levers that Yamaha just came out with?...Smiles
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  18. ADVcat

    ADVcat Adventurer

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    Truckers,
    WOW! A congrats all the way from Australia! Sorry if this seems a little corny. This was my first post on ADV and was not expecting all the great advice and support. It's been a great experience. I do hope this new "love affair" will last a long time! Thank you ALL for taking the time to put your 2 cents in on the thread. It was greatly appreciated. Its been fun and enlightning. Look for me in the future, because I'm sure I am going to need advice on my 2nd bike!!! :lol3 (Hope Eric doesnt read this) Safe and happy riding to all my fellow riders!!

    Deb(ADVcat)
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  19. ADVcat

    ADVcat Adventurer

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    bkb,
    The other picture you didnt see was, not even 10 min later, I went down again and broke the brake lever. I promised Eric I wouldnt cry the first time I dropped the bike; and I didnt. I said a few choice words and got back on the saddle. Keeping the broken piece as memorabelia. Glad I could bring back memories.

    Deb
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  20. ADVcat

    ADVcat Adventurer

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    Tantrum,
    Your just smarter than me, by NOT riding in the snow. It has not been easy. The snow has already cost me a brake lever. If i wait for nice wheather, it won't be until May. I guess I 'll take my chances in the snow to get as much seat time as I can. Happy riding.

    Deb
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