Yamaha XT250 owners.....

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by bikeridermark, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. bikeridermark

    bikeridermark Long timer

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    Tell me how you like your bike! I've got a chance to buy a like new '08 for $3000. I like the looks and simplicity. No radiator, no shims, no balancer.
    How do you carry stuff on yours? How's the seat on longer rides?
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  2. MEDIC-0372

    MEDIC-0372 Been here awhile

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    I love mine... they are GREAT bikes.
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  3. MEDIC-0372

    MEDIC-0372 Been here awhile

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  4. bikeridermark

    bikeridermark Long timer

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    Thanks for the reply. I think I'll probably pick this bike up.
    Sandusky, eh? I'm near Chillicothe. Lotsa great dualsport riding down here!
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  5. MEDIC-0372

    MEDIC-0372 Been here awhile

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    Bikeridermark...you do live in a great area. My family loves the Hocking Hills area for hiking and such.

    I'm planning a riding trip for the area just North-East of Marietta for sometime this spring or summer.

    Great riding all around that area. I think that you will like the bike.


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  6. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Stop by my place on the way down, if you want a riding buddy. :lol3

    I came very close to buying an XT2fiddy before I found my TTR250 cheap, and since they share many qualities I like to think it's the XT's weird Australian cousin, but I do like them a lot and if I were buying a new bike that's what I'd own.
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  7. mike1952

    mike1952 Long timer

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    We live in Brighton, just north of Ann Arbor and have been thinkinga 'bout riding Maumee because it is relatively close for a day trip. How is the riding? Do you still need to buy the permits at the DMV?
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  8. rivercreep

    rivercreep Banned

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  9. MEDIC-0372

    MEDIC-0372 Been here awhile

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    It was very fun...the area is nice also.
    The trails are very sandy and very soft in some areas. Also many big mud pits and lots water after a rain. I would say that it is more geared towards true motocross and 4 wheelers but I did have fun.
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  10. MEDIC-0372

    MEDIC-0372 Been here awhile

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    Hey...maybe I will, thanks.
    See ya at ARFCOM
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  11. gypsyrr

    gypsyrr in flux

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    I just picked up an '08 with 414 miles on it from a Harley dealership in Missouri a couple of weeks ago. I'm liking the bike just fine, but think that maybe first gear may be a bit short. I'll take it out a few more times and on different terrain before I make the final judgment. So far, no luggage and no rack, but a camera bag fits fine on the seat with Rox straps. Rox Straps are great! I'll be picking up a rack for it soon and probably stick with the Wolfman tail/seat pack I already use on my DR650 for it. I have the mini one now, and it holds almost everything I need for overnight camping.

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  12. spikesgs

    spikesgs Bliksem

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    I am selling my 2009 with 70 miles.
    check out my advert in classifieds.
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  13. Wildfire788

    Wildfire788 double you tee eff

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    Hey all. Just thought I'd show off the used '08 I just bought! :D

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  14. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    Nice bike. Enjoy the heck out of it!
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  15. Alacrity

    Alacrity Semi Pro Bar Vaulter

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    Another Ohio guy - good to see you BR guys here. I ended up with one last fall - the bikes much more fun than I figured. Plenty of grunt, gearings decent - even offroad, runs 60 (actual more like 66 indicated) without annoyance, nice and simple. Its heavier than my DRZ-E but feels lighter - overall its well balanced.

    Suspension is where I'm less than impressed - but for what it is, its fine. Race tech has some solutions forthcoming - doubt I'll plow $500 bucks into a fix. Stock bars are much too low. The factory tool kit is a PITA to get at. Shifters a little short, dont love the paper filter (but so far so good). All minor gripes given the bike - it is what it is.

    The Cheng Shin 6006 worked fine on the road (I'm the only guy who doesnt hate those things) - but changing to Dunlop 606 has made the bike much more competent in the sping muck.

    If anyone is considering one - they are great little bikes. Crappy phone shot.

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  16. Alacrity

    Alacrity Semi Pro Bar Vaulter

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    New photos - Do we even have a XT250 thread?

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  17. TopEnd

    TopEnd Been here awhile

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    here's a pic of my 07 up on Cape York

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    I built a real basic rack from small RHS

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    I actually made two, one to hold my saddle bags and a flat rack for around town. It weighed around 2kg. Very thin walled but certainly did the job on the rough terrain up the Cape.

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  18. USAIR

    USAIR picking and riding

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    Well instead of starting a different "XT250" thread lets keep this one going.

    I love my XT250 fun little bike was out on some trails and gravel roads last weekend.
    Had a blast.

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    You seen mine
    Lets see yours

    Fred
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  19. grubbie

    grubbie Been here awhile

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    I agree, lets keep this one going. I have an '08, bought it new. Love this bike. Rode it to work the last two summers, just got into some trail riding with it this year. Lots of good places to ride in Wyoming. It's pretty much done for the winter, I'll have to post some pictures when the riding weather returns. So far, the only mods I have done is a rear rack and uncorked the muffler. MAN did that give me some extra climbing power!
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  20. greenwater

    greenwater Adventurer

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    I have ridden mine to work on one day and across the desert the next. It's no enduro but this bike can ride a lot of different terrain pretty well.
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