The Australian 250 Touring Thread

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

  1. BigFatAl

    BigFatAl Long timer

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    GREAT thread !!!
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  2. RowBust

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    IMG_20180813_141955.jpg Here's mine
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  3. BigFatAl

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    I’m not in OZ but I receive this on Monday and then let the fun begin...
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  4. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    I've been using an AirHawk on my TTR. Hard to get the correct pressure in it, given the infrequency of it's use. When I get the LCs sorted (pharqume it's taken me all week just to get one of them idling properly - but revving is still a huge mystery), the TTR gets it's head & base gasket replace. In the meanwhile ....the RD250 gets the gong. I don't mind using it on dirt roads but, it's not really ideal for anything longer than a weekend.

    I love my RD.
    The LCs can be a bit of a trial of my character, persistence and patience.
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    The TTR is really nice to ride. I reckon it's better out of town than around town.
    And it's given me a bit of grief, as I've been working through it's personality and character.

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  5. GelandeRoadie

    GelandeRoadie Been here awhile

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    That looks nice, can you please share some details of any changes you’ve made and general thoughts on ownership? Or if already posted, perhaps a link please? I’m fishing around for my next bike and the Rally might just fit the bill.
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  6. RowBust

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    Sure ,I've owned it for a couple of years, done about 25000km. First thing you need to do is grease the steering head bearings, when I pulled mine out ,because it was steering like shit, the bottom one was rusted up due to no grease, many others have had the same problem . Shock absorber is good at stopping the wheel rubbing on the gaurd anything else it's rubbish ,I put a YSS on it's a basic shock but a big improvement.. I changed the air filter for a K&N much better. Different bars when the cheesy original bent ,changed the fork spring for the Ravetech set up and went back to the originals which I found to be better . Because I'm a short ass I fitted a lowering link and slid the fork tubes up . This bike loves to rev,keep it spinning around 7000 and it goes great ,I love riding it and on gravel roads it's easy to sit on 120, I've also got a 150 hp road bike and a 650 v strom and this bike still puts a smile on my dial
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  7. GelandeRoadie

    GelandeRoadie Been here awhile

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    Thanks @RowBust , appreciate the response.
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  8. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Righto 250 punters need a little advice here just got given an a 08 yz250f. Was going when i got but i think it nipped up on me yesterday. Clearly not a roadworthiable machine so my enthusiasm to do too much to it is low. Does anyone know if any of the yz bits are the same as the wr? Might keep for spare parts for when i get a wr for myself. Ill keep the front and rear ends obviously, probably the carb, but how about the engine are they the same? Cheers
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  9. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Hit the parts files, Bill. This will get you there. You can at least compare the diagrams.
    https://www.yamahapartsonline.com.au/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7oXdq8_15QIVQQwrCh1hhAZrEAAYASAAEgLCq_D_BwE
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  10. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Bloody good idea!
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  11. hoorang

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    Gday Bill,
    Depends if you are comparing the race enduro WR250F or the detuned and long service interval WR250R. The YZ and WR-F share a very similar motor give or take e start and Cam shafts. The WR-R however shares not much at all with its cousin.
    Good tuneable forks on the YZ depending on their condition.
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  12. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Gday Tim, WR250R mate been thinking of grabbing one since yacking with Steve at Scrapheap. Good forks you say? I might wreck the bike and keep the forks for "later" :) as by the looks yeah nothing really swaps over.
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  13. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    keep the wheel,brake and forks for on the WR250r :deal
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  14. glitch_oz

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    Just picked up a "used" laaate 2016 XT250 that had barely made it out of the dealer's doors...odo showing a whopping 114km!
    Bloody little cracker this thing!
    EFI/ tubeless 18" rear hoop and center-spoked/ e-start....kicked up on 2.crank on 3- year old fuel, gulp!
    Plenty of useful bling around and user groups, too.
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  15. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    They are a brilliant small tourer,put a lot of work into @The Apprentice s bike and she did a lot of k's on it before upgrading to a DR650,XT still in the shed tho!!
    Fuel capacity is the only issue, have to carry a few litres when out west
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  16. glitch_oz

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    That's what it's gonna be...age-pendulum swinging the other way here, off the 1000s-> 650s etc-> just aiming to extend the usable travel-years off-the-seal.
    Subframe is plenty sweet to carry a 5l= 150km fuel-bladder.
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  17. Andrew2

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  18. Cruz

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  19. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Ive always wondered about getting an aussie XT250
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    and getting a wrecked Tenere 250 from europe and putting the 2 together
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  20. griffo1962

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    I love my KLX.... here it is on a recent trip

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