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Yamaha XT250 Thread - All things related to the XT from riding to modifications.

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by RL Lemke, Sep 23, 2018.

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  1. cyclemanbill

    cyclemanbill Adventurer

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    Here's an update on my "deuce and a quarter".
    Big foot pegs, hand guards, small LED tail/brake light, small LED turn signals
    I'm really loving the low seat height. Getting off my tip toes when stopped, is wonderful!

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  2. Madworld

    Madworld n00b

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    What are people using for a luggage system? Ridding around with a backpack is getting old. I dont need much space just enough to hold some extra tubes tools lunch and some water. Thanks
    -Mad
  3. Skooter

    Skooter moto-slowpoke

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    I'm getting ready to install the PMRacks.com rear rack and side luggage racks. Check out the pics on their site. Just got 'em unboxed and they seem very well made and rugged. We'll see.
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  4. Turumarth

    Turumarth Adventurer

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    I use a Kreiga US20 I've had for ages for short trips. For camping I bought a 50L caribee dry bag. I don't think I'm going to go back to moto-specific luggage, the caribee was just over half the price of the cheapest moto-branded option. With decent straps (I use Rok Straps) anything can be luggage.
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  5. Turumarth

    Turumarth Adventurer

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    Can anyone recommend a reasonably dirt orientated front tyre that would fit with a decent amount of clearance under the lower mud guard? I have the stock TW 301 on now and while I don't mind it, I want to try something different.

    The TW301 seems to have quite a low profile compared to say, a Dunlop D606. I've seen that people using D606s and the like often have to raise their lower mud guards (I think you call them fenders in the US?) so that there is still a reasonable gap above the tyre. I don't have the tools or the inclination to do the same.

    Cheers in advance.
  6. Jolly Roger 250

    Jolly Roger 250 Adventurer

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    I have the D606 on the front, and I only raised the lower fender to clear mud through. Not for tire clearance. However, while I love the D606 in the rear, I am not a fan of the D606 in the front. My next front tire will be the MT21. I hear a lot of good things about running the D606 rear and the MT21 in the front.
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  7. Turumarth

    Turumarth Adventurer

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    Thanks for that. Ive heard good things about a D606 front/ Mitas e07 rear, so I'm going to give that a go. I don't encounter too much mud, mainly a 40/60 mix of bitumen back roads/dirt roads and 4wd trails.
  8. beemerbum55

    beemerbum55 Been here awhile

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    Does anyone know if the Mexican Tenere gas tank is a plug & play replacement for a US model XT250? Thanks...
  9. beemerbum55

    beemerbum55 Been here awhile

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    Did someone swipe your seat?
  10. beemerbum55

    beemerbum55 Been here awhile

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    Like mine too...

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  11. beemerbum55

    beemerbum55 Been here awhile

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    Like mine?

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  12. beemerbum55

    beemerbum55 Been here awhile

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    Also available at most Ace Hardware Stores too.
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  13. RL Lemke

    RL Lemke Long timer Supporter

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    Nope, I was having the seat custom rebuilt for a little more comfort and leg room. Took that opportunity to get stuff completed at the dealership.

    [​IMG]
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  14. beemerbum55

    beemerbum55 Been here awhile

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    Here is mine installed on my 2008...

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  15. RL Lemke

    RL Lemke Long timer Supporter

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  16. reasonable

    reasonable n00b

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    Hi , what kickstand shoes are you using ? thanks
  17. Elektrix

    Elektrix Adventurer Supporter

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    Check out the OGIO Stealth tail bag https://ogiopowersports.com/products/copy-of-saddle-bag-stealth here. Works great if you have a rear rack.

    49C1B8DF-C2C6-43CE-86EE-B60C0268CB12.jpeg

    Pretty spacious but expands too.
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  18. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    gonna be a shame to get dirt on that beauty.
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  19. Madworld

    Madworld n00b

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    Seems you have less plastic on your rear fender, is that stock for that year or a different fender?
    Cheers
    -MAD
  20. RL Lemke

    RL Lemke Long timer Supporter

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    Cleaned up the rear by removing the GIANT tail light and replacing it with LED.

    This compares before and after.

    [​IMG]
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