Minimalist Touring Thread (250cc and under)

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by SIKLR250, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short old guy

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    732 pages on small bike touring. You guys are doing it wrong.

    Buy small bike. Go somewhere, bring credit card. Continue.
  2. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Super Supporter

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    Do you think that hasn't been happening? Secondly, why wouldn't we like to talk about it here?
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  3. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    We are going to give the Honda Trail 125 a try as our new touring bikes.

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  4. manybike

    manybike Omnipresent Supporter

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    I have the 90cc version circa 1969. Only 2 hp less
  5. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Long timer Supporter

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    Threads like these have inspired me to try the smaller bikes for my wife and I. We had WR250Rs and they worked great but the size of the bike was a bit much for her. I will be keeping my WR for trips with bigger bikes. We only have one Honda at this time because they are tough to get a hold of.

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/rach-ed-ride-the-tat-on-honda-c90s.1085263/

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/underboning-the-world-2-symbas-1-couple-no-sense.716979/

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/trans-america-trail-tat-2021-honda-trail-ct125-edition.1507100/
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  6. bobfab

    bobfab Long timer Supporter

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    you previously had a CRF250L right? and maybe a couple other small cc DS's... how does it compare?

    thanks!
  7. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short old guy

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    I rode the road version CB125 in 1982 from Vancouver to Newfoundland and back. Great times
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  8. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Super Supporter

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    Wow!
  9. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Super Supporter

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    I've ridden to Vancouver and Newfoundland, but never in the same trip, and never on a 125. Wow!
  10. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Super Supporter

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    I want that bike so much I can practically taste it. It's just that I have a DR200, and the Honda would be so close to it in function.
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  11. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Super Supporter

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    I have a DR200. My brothers have a WR250R and an XT200. The WR250R is a serious road bike, but I am envious of the wide tires on the XT200.
  12. grcamna1

    grcamna1 Get out there,slow-down and enjoy the ride !

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    Klay,how does the 390 feel negotiating tight trails ?
  13. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Super Supporter

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    It's too early to tell. I haven't even finished reading the manual. My guess though is that it is not a tight trails machine. It's more of a gravel road machine. The wheels are 19 front and 17 back.
  14. grcamna1

    grcamna1 Get out there,slow-down and enjoy the ride !

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    I have an 81' CB125S(same bike,only black:I like the CDi)and installed an XR185 engine which carries my 225lb./6' self along very well and will even sustain 70+ mph,as long as I'm hunched-over the fuel tank behind my 1/4 fairing.. :knary :-)
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  15. Mike Dirt

    Mike Dirt Been here awhile

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  16. rockt

    rockt Long timer

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    What a cool mix of terrain. I'd love to ride there. Don't be shy about posting more pics :clap
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    nacho squatcho Long timer Supporter

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  18. Mike Dirt

    Mike Dirt Been here awhile

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    Only place it was lacking was on the highway pulling a grade
  19. grubbie

    grubbie Been here awhile

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    Good to see you back here Klay! Man I am jealous. I sat on one of those at the dealer, glad they didn't let me ride it, saved me some money!
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  20. Achtung

    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer Supporter

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    My ET4 150 has proven very capable for shorter 100 mile trips +/-. I'd like to start doing some longer rides despite the fact that I have a bike that most would consider to be more capable. Something about riding small bikes far distances blows peoples minds, which is fun.
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