The Australian 250 Touring Thread

Discussion in 'Australia' started by sidetrack one, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    This is the thread for those who are happy to take a little longer to reach the destination, but embracing all the pleasures that a slower pace rewards with!
    Please post pics of bikes,trips done, trips planned,bike setups,tips and tricks for the little jiggers!:clap
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  2. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    So, who do we have on board?:ear
    Well, theres me, Yamaha TTR 250
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    Theres Andrew2,Yamaha XT250
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    And Woody2627 ,Honda CRF250L
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  3. Sean-0

    Sean-0 straya carnt

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    Zacass wr250r 8,000kms in 18 days
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    killer bike ...
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  4. *nick*

    *nick* lost.

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    Rhonda the Honda and I did 4,000 clicks in 21 days the entire length of the Murray last April, we've done the lap of Tassie too, the XR has never ever let me down, slow but steady!

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  5. Doctor

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    i dunno where ya get the slower pace bit from, maybe in windy condition :ear

    T's 2fidee will easy do 100kph, even with my fat bum on it :huh

    we/she did nearly 2000km's just the week before last :clap:clap

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  6. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    It's not about how fast they can go Doc,it's about slowing down,back roads with great scenery,taking your time and enjoying the ride at a more leisurely pace.Just relax fella...that's it...your getting sleepy,sleepy:lol3

    Cheers
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  7. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    My old 250.
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    Had no troubles touring on it, although the high frequency type vibes through the handle bars did make my hands all tingly...
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  8. FreckledAvenger

    FreckledAvenger Trainee Stunt Double

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    I went from Perth to Brisbane via Broome, Darwin and Cairns in 2011 on my trusty WR250R. It did 17,000kms easily. The key mod was the safari tank and the addition of a 4L fuel bladder to get the range I needed (400km+ between stops).

    Here is a piccie of the bike on the Tablelands Highway in the Northern Territory ("little bike on the prairie"):

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    I am doing a trip from Brisbane to Khancoban and then along the Murray after Chrissie (well - if my holidays don't get cancelled that is). I am downsizing to a Giant Loop Coyote from the Great Basin. The Great Basin fits fine - it is just I tend to put too much unnecessary stuff in it :lol3
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  9. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    And it was great ride home, knowing what speed I was doing helped!!!!, :deal
    T did it easy on the 250, especially when Doc forgot where he was going!!!! :wink:
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    No not a 250 but just smaller, spent six months working in Qld bush in '78, rode from Canberra to Sydney to Brisbane to Roma then north to Injune/Rolleston, end of six months back the same way, top little trip for a young fella back then :clap
    Cheers
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  10. abhi

    abhi XC on RE

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    Nice stuff! Though on open stretches like that the 250 must feel very slow?
    How many litres does the Safari tank hold?
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  11. FreckledAvenger

    FreckledAvenger Trainee Stunt Double

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    That was an awesome day - I took it easy as I had no place to be in a hurry, stopped many times to take in the nothingness and still got into Barkly Homestead (from the Heartbreak Hotel at Cape Crawford) with over a 1L in the Safari tank and my fuel bladder still full - a distance of 377km.

    The Safari takes around 13.7L by my count. Doing only 85kph, the lack of wind and the fact that the landscape was flat as a pancake certainly helped ... :evil
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  12. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    Hey htere Sidetrack you anywhere near Santuary Point? spotted a ttr might need a preliminary eyeball.
    Spotted one at Ulladulla as well if anyone is down that way, Would just want a quick look over to see if its worth driving down to give it a good look over
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  13. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Yeah, I'm keeping an eye on that one myself!! . Slowbike Smallpenis is basically next door, I could go later in the week, but PM Mark first. Irf you dont want one straight away, waiyt till you can ride mine at Wee Jasper. One thing I'll say is they are very tall, I've been out in the shed today making lowering links
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  14. Doctor

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    i like the matching luggage strap/s tREV :clap

    nice touch :lol3

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    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    I can see a 250 rally happening next year!!:deal:evil
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  16. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    Mate after owning a 640 adv & having the 950 for 7 yrs I'm used to altitude sickness!!
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  17. podge NT

    podge NT Podge NT

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    When the going gets tough the 250s get going. Love my TTR.
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  18. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    So we'll count you in then Podge?:D
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  19. DazRSV

    DazRSV Been here awhile

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    TTR 250

    Long range tank XR tank

    Heated grips , hard wired GPS, Vision X LED spots ,LEDs a must.

    Went with a USD fork front end but was to rigid went back with original boingers.

    Seen 5 states on the old girl and never left me stranded.

    Biggest trip was 7500 km . oil change at 4000 km was all I gave her and air filters.

    Love the bike and cant sell it, head winds bring the lemon sucking face out.
    Keeps the big boys honest in the tight stuff:evil

    Something very satisfying about riding a small bore mule packed to the gunnels that a big bike just dosent do.





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  20. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    I love my TTR it does most things well & only a big hill or head wind knocks it about, it's sits on a 100kph easier than my XR400.

    If only they did a 14.5lt fuel tank that fitted nicer without mods & was the right colour it would be pretty bloody good.
    With the number of TTR's around I don't understand why it's never been done.

    When I sold my XR400 it had a 14.5lt Clarke tank on it (bugger) some of the rides around here start to get close to the limit on fuel giving that uneasy feeling.

    Cheers Terry
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