Where are your XT250's...let's see them.

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by MEDIC-0372, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. MEDIC-0372

    MEDIC-0372 Been here awhile

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    THIS IS THE PLACE TO POST ALL AND ANYTHING YOU WANT ABOUT THE YAMAHA XT-250 (225's WELCOME)

    Here is my 2008 Yamaha XT250...let's see yours.

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    The new Bass Pro shop here in Ohio...

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    Lets see some of your pictures, ride reports and such.


    Take Care,
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  2. speednut

    speednut Been here awhile

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    Looks good:clap
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  3. Leecifer

    Leecifer Just like to ride

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    Good Lookin' bike.

    I hope someone will post a pic of an '81 xt250: my second bike. Loved it to death...:evil

    Edit: Just noticed your handle, I'm medic 7603 here at home.
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  4. MEDIC-0372

    MEDIC-0372 Been here awhile

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    Where is home?
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  5. WoodsChick

    WoodsChick Long timer

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    Hey, Medic, is that a fanny pack you're using as a tankbag?


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  6. MEDIC-0372

    MEDIC-0372 Been here awhile

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    Yes it is...it works pretty good.
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  7. Richard_A

    Richard_A Adventurer

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    how are these for interstate travel ?? I want a small Dual Sport and would like to make a trips to Ca. about 1200 miles round trip
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  8. Leecifer

    Leecifer Just like to ride

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    Medic,
    Sorry for the semi-jacked thread... North Central Washington State. Have a brother in Galena, OH.
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  9. MEDIC-0372

    MEDIC-0372 Been here awhile

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    I can ride 60 mph all day. It will hit 70 max but it seems a little fast for the engine.

    I get 60 (+) mpg.

    1200 miles is a long trip though...the best thing would be find one in a shop and sit on it to see how you like it.
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  10. locopostie

    locopostie Been here awhile

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    This was the first short trip I did with my XT
    Sunshine Coast B.C. Canada

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    This is up behind Sunshine Valley Manning Park B.C.

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    Hope B.C. (same trip as last photo)

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    Just south of The Grand Tetons in Wyoming U.S.A.

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    Just outside Moab U.T.

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    At a campground north of Salt lake city on my way back to B.C.

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  11. Bucho

    Bucho Long timer

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    Those new XT's look pretty sharp. It was my SO's favorite bike at this past years CycleWorld show, she had sat on it several times.
    Probably be the next bike at some point in time when I have money.
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  12. mike1952

    mike1952 Long timer

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    I love the small displacement dual sports. I have a DR200 that my youngest son will soon be stealing from me and have been looking for a replacement adn cant decide between the XT250/CFR230L or going bigger and getting the DR200. What is the top speed of the XT? I am 230 LBS and just want to keep up with highway traffic when between dirt roads.
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  13. Irish John

    Irish John Been here awhile

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    Sorry no photos but Locopostie's XT is set up just like my wife's. Same small shield and same water proof tail bag. I also made a small rack which I have bolted to the flat on the rear fender which gives a bit more room on the seat and stabilizes the load. I also changed the stock type tires for Avon Distenza's which really improved the ride and handling. We are still running the stock gearing so on the slab, it's good for about 72-75 mph. I am thinking of putting a 15t counter shaft sprocket on it which should drop the rpms at speed by about 500. However, it will likely also effect low speed or off road handling.

    This past summer we did a 1800 mile light weight tour of Colorado and Utah. She on her '08 XT 250 and me on my '09 KLX250. I really like the larger gas tank on the XT. The KLX will only go about 70-75miles before reserve. Unlike the XT which will do at least 125miles. They are great little bike! In fact, I would rather have one of these for myself than my KLX. We just got back on Monday from a week of light weight touring. We did the length of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoha Natl Park.
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  14. MEDIC-0372

    MEDIC-0372 Been here awhile

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    Hey...how was the trip? I am planning to do that in the spring.
    Do you have a report posted anywhere???

    Thanks,
    MEDIC-0372
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  15. Irish John

    Irish John Been here awhile

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    The BRP is a great ride. Sweeping vista's, smooth roads which curve on and on, lots of interesting things to stop and see from the Emerald mines around Little Switzerland, to the artsy shops and resturants of Blowing Rock to Civil War history out the butt in VA.

    Although the Fall color was spectacular, if I was to do it again, I would not go in the fall. To many cagers and leaf peepers focusing more on the sights and not enough on their driving. We had several close calls. We did a similar trip in July and rode as far north as Ronoake, VA. We had the road almost to ourselves. That kind of surprised us as I had heard stories about how bad the traffic would be in the post July 4th weeks.

    A couple of suggestions if you are going to do the trip. Make sure your ride has at least a 125mile range before going on reserve. Gas stops, especially at the south end are far and few between. Second, make sure to watch out for wildlife. My wife got hit in the head by a turkey which flew out of some bushes along the road. I had a near miss with a bear coming out of a blind corner.
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  16. MEDIC-0372

    MEDIC-0372 Been here awhile

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    Great info...thanks.
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  17. JollyMeanGiant

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    This was June 21

    Parking in the highcountry: free
    Not using the kickstand: priceless

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  18. dlow

    dlow old guy

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    how many miles was that trip ?
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  19. markar

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    Here are a couple of mine. Great bike!

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  20. locopostie

    locopostie Been here awhile

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    The first about 200 miles
    the next about 600 miles
    the trip in the US just under 4000 miles
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