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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Jungle Man, Apr 27, 2012.
yea awsome! now youll know what to bring next time too
nice flowing story with the pics too
great ride report and photos! Enjoy the WR250!!
I should talk about the bike.
I came from an xr650r so I knew to lower my power expectations. I also knew that they weighed about the same. That being said I noticed a lot of things that Yamaha did right to make this a multipurpose long lasting bike. It's geometrically simple, the rear brake cylinder is tucked behind the frame well, the brake pads themselves look like they have more material on them than a normal bike, the shift lever is just a simple steel one that you can replace for less than half of what my xr one cost, the dash computer works well, is compact and convenient, It has electric start, a beafy triple clamp and frame, a large stator compared to a dirt bike, and I love 6 gears. It also had some things that seemed cheap, like the clutch and break perches. I wish it had a kick starter so I could start it like a BOSS. I miss my one big leg.
I'm hoping that this bike will be the economical choice yet still get the job done and be enjoyable because I can ride it rather than mess with it. As one adver put it: "The tortoise will catch the hair, eventually."
How do you like the g450x? I have just now started to see them around.
Nice report JM. Glad you made it back in once piece. Moab looks awesome!
I really enjoyed this. Good job! You will remember this ride for the rest of your life..... Good luck with the bike in your future!
Thanks guys! It was a good riding experience.
Dammit Jesse, I would have gone with ya. We could have 2-up'd there and then rode back. Anyway's glad to hear about the new bike. Scott told me about this thread. Wish I had seen it earlier. Nice report buddy. Check your PM's.... John
Nice one Jesse and great ride report.
I think we are going to have to start a 'donate your old riding gear to Jungle Man' thread though . Them 'riding shoes' don't look like they offer great protection!
I just wore my regular shoes cause I need to look good on the plane and didn't want to check my boots through the luggage. I have all of the protective gear. Thanks for the offer.
I saw you tore your bike up pretty good. Hope it gets sorted; must have been one heck of a ride.
I enjoyed your adventure. Made me cold, though...
I like my 250. I rode it down the CDR last fall and left it in AZ to visit winters. I put a little Cee-Bailey fly screen on it, big tank, luggage and elec plug for my heated gear. I think its a nice machine.
Thanks for the RR!
Those are some of many good mods I would like to do.
...kids...what's the mattah with kids today!
Hah, I mean look good cause I represent my father as a non-revenue passanger.
Normally I just wear my work clothes cause if I wear something nice, I'll get it dirty anyways.
Hey Jesse, just saw your ride report. I like your style.
Was fun hanging out with you in Hells Canyon.
Good read Jesse!
Nice minamilist traveling.
Did you ever get a title for the bike?
Yes I got a title about two months ago!