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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by RL Lemke, Sep 23, 2018.
Check out Procycle.us They’ve got a lot of decent stuff for that bike.
Just curious, did the Slime work to fix the flat?
He was able to limp home on the slimed and plugged tire but it was touch and go.
Sooooo....Wife said 2 bike limit so I traded the XT for a new CRF450RL over the weekend instead of the DR650. Would you have traded the DR650 or kept all 3 bikes and traded in the wife? :)
How about keeping all three bikes, buying a forth for the wife, and live happily ever after?
I think that you undoubtably have a better machine now. But, I also think, like myself and many others… you’re gonna miss that XT at some point. That little bike just has personality.
Has anyone tried/used the Nomadic rear rack from ProCycle? It looks like it is mounted to the grab rails. I'm wondering how it holds up.
Agree! Last spring I had to give up my very well setup XT225 to make room for my new CRF300L. I love my 300L, and I do not regret the recent change, but I wish there was some way I could have kept the XT225 in the garage. Adding another bike without eliminating another wasn’t going to be possible. At some point you gotta know when too many bikes is too many. That said the Yamaha XT’s with their strong and reliable air cooled motors are just plain cool.
Easier and less expensive is "gifting" the XT to the wife. Then you have given her something nice, you are still technically at your own two bike limit AND you can still use it anytime.
XWife vs XT ....? ... Huuummmm..... I think I know which one of mine is more reliable.
I now have 4 bikes. Bliss!
Spring has arrived here, so she's back on the road.
And I think my annual trip from SW Florida to W North Carolina is bad?
ColdWater Canyon Expedition...
This is my First video (click here) on YouTube (be kind) made with Windows10 'Video Editor'.
Learning the editing software, I got a long way to go to acquire the proper skill .
Yes there was damage to the bikes. Mine is now 'ScarFace'.
It might be not too bad for a 4x4 but on 2 wheels with so many technical terrain, trail should be labelled 'Black Diamond'.
Here again we stumbled on a hard trail which we tried to avoid.
The XT250 has no issue on any steep slope.
The limitation is my OffRoad riding skill.
I dont mean to nit pick but I think you need to practice riding on your pegs more. It will revolutionize your offroad riding experience. Start out on an easy dirt road to get comfortable with it. You will have an "aha moment"
Cool video, by the way. Looks like a nice area to ride in.
Thanks for the suggestion.
Yes I ride on the pegs when the terrain dictates.
I trimmed out the peg riding portion as it was too long.
Camera angle is not optimized when riding on the peg.
Sometime it is so rough that slow speed is the only option.
Moderate speed is better for scenic view.
Where you are, the scenery is much better than what we have down here.
There was no rain for many months.
Nice video, especially for a first try. What camera are you using?
That was a great video! A fun watch!!
The HQ video is from GoPro9 (really amazing resolution). First GoPro owned.
Purchased last Black Friday and just had a chance to use it with a custom chin mount.
Low quality video + Still pics are from an Old Canon SX230HS.
Will try to do a better presentation next time
Nice video. Can you provide additional info on your aftermarket turn signals?
I recently sold my last race bike as I'm stepping away from the track for a while. Living in the central coast of CA this year, I have been envious of all the dual sport thumpers ripping around. While I've wanted a Tenere 700, I figured I would wait (well, forced to wait since they aren't available) and try out "mini adv" in the meantime - but folks in this thread make this bike out to be anything but mini!
This one is '13 so includes FI, and has just under 5k miles and is in truly excellent condition otherwise. I ripped it around town and instantly fell in love with the simplicity of it. I have a set of Dunlop d605's en route and will try to keep the farkling to a minimum aside from a bash plate and handguards... maybe a windscreen if I find I end up wanting to go farther.
It is called 'Cobra'. Stalk is flexible (read 'unbreakable').
I was waiting for a special connector to do the front but it works only with bullet connectors due to the 10mm nut size limitation.
The bike drop in Cold Water Canyon was Pretty Hard. It even bent the headlight adjusting screw + the ScarFace.
The OEM signal is good but is too long and big, more exposed to dirt expedition casualties.
That day if I had the OEM turn signal it would have suffered damage.
The Cobra LED light comes with Clear or Smoked lens.
While learning to do the YouTube video, I made a short video clip on the signal light for friends.
You can check it out (Click Here). Really love the 'StartUp Scan Mode'.
LED Signal Light can be purchased on Fleabay or AliExpress.
Try keyword "Cobra Turn Signal"
Fleabay shipping is a little faster but cost more.
The beauty of it, it is ~ $15 (AliE) for Both front & rear, shipped.
So far, it is 'field tested' and had survived a hard drop.