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Forum: Equipment 08-23-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi There, my first pair saved my leg when I...

Hi There,

my first pair saved my leg when I was struck by a Honda Accord and they'd done about 70,000 miles by then.

My second pair have just started leaking a bit but that's only after loads...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,625,197
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi Rosa, there are quite a few differences...

Hi Rosa,

there are quite a few differences between the Brazilian and Japan built XT225's, including the rear brake size, the body panels,, rear fender and light unitl, the electrical power output...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,625,197
Posted By The Cameraman
My 2010 XT225 (Brazilian built version) has...

My 2010 XT225 (Brazilian built version) has covered 58,000 miles and uses a bit too much oil, if I cruise along for long distances at 60mph. If I slow it down to 55mph, the consumption is really...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,722
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi Bleemus, from the photo it also looks...

Hi Bleemus,

from the photo it also looks like it's one of the lowered chassis models. I had one back in 1995 and it was a great bike.

Regards

Reggie
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 342,384
Posted By The Cameraman
yes

yes
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 342,384
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi Frog, the XT250 will cruise all day at...

Hi Frog,

the XT250 will cruise all day at 60mph, I've done this on a regular basis for my 400 mile round trips to London.

The fuel tank comes off really easy, just remove the side panels, three...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 35,797
Posted By The Cameraman
Of course she'll start, we have faith in you...

Of course she'll start, we have faith in you guys!

Regards

Reggie
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,170
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi There, just go with a Yamaha XT250, great...

Hi There,

just go with a Yamaha XT250, great bike. My first one was bought new in 2005 (a Japanese import) and covered 75,000 miles in 3.5 years without any engine or transmission problems. Even...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,646
Posted By The Cameraman
Morning Guys n Gals, I had one of these when...

Morning Guys n Gals,

I had one of these when they were first launched and it was the worst braked motorcycle I'd ever owned. It head the pads, the discs, the master cylinder replaced and it was no...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 23,300
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi mate, well I'm on my second XT250. I...

Hi mate,

well I'm on my second XT250.

I went to have a look at the Honda, noting that I can get a families discount but with my inside leg of 27.5 inch, there was no way in hell I could get on...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,747
Posted By The Cameraman
Mornin' Dan, I can't comment on the DR but I...

Mornin' Dan,

I can't comment on the DR but I used to have a lowered BMW F650GS and fitted it with the largest Hepco n Becker alloy panniers.

Pro's - I could carry anything I wanted.

Cons - I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,499
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi There, I'm 5ft 4in, with in inside leg of...

Hi There,

I'm 5ft 4in, with in inside leg of 28in and ride an XT250 with ease. Great, reliable and fun bike. I covered 75,000 trouble free miles on one, so they'll easily cover the distances....
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 2,148,457
Posted By The Cameraman
She scrubs up well does our Lois!

She scrubs up well does our Lois!
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,736
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi Hugo, do you mind if I ask what made you...

Hi Hugo,

do you mind if I ask what made you change from the 250?

Regards

Reggie
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi There, the Acerbis Rally Pro's fit with...

Hi There,

the Acerbis Rally Pro's fit with ease, as do many other brands.

Regards

Reggie
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 342,384
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi George, I managed to fall sideways onto a...

Hi George,
I managed to fall sideways onto a sharp rock, whilst trail riding, which sheared off my exhaust header pipe right at the joint where it sits into the exhaust port!

Still managed to get...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,614
Posted By The Cameraman
Mornin', firstly my comments re Chinese...

Mornin',

firstly my comments re Chinese bikes go back to three years ago since I last had any dealings with them. I worked at a UK motorcycle dealership and we refused to do any work at all on...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 342,384
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi Neil, I use heated grips that run at...

Hi Neil,

I use heated grips that run at 3amps, without a problem.

Regards

Reggie
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,630
Posted By The Cameraman
I remember my mate Paul Smith getting a brand new...

I remember my mate Paul Smith getting a brand new DT50 for his 16th Birthday. I wonder if he still rides bikes 35 years later?

Thanks for bringing back some great memories.

Regards

Reggie
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 342,384
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi Maverick, I did over 75,000 miles on an...

Hi Maverick,

I did over 75,000 miles on an XT250 over 3 1/2 years, without the need for any work on the engine or chassis.

As the 250 doesn't have grease nipples on the suspension linkage and...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2012, 12:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,227
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi Domino Tree, come and take a look at ...

Hi Domino Tree,

come and take a look at

www.xt225.com and start enjoying yourself.

Regards

Reggie
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,736
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi Croc, nope, the engine's the Brazilian...

Hi Croc,

nope, the engine's the Brazilian version of the XT250, air cooled engine.

It's a lovely engine and my Yamaha Japan XT250 gave me 75,500 miles of trouble free riding.

Every XT250...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By The Cameraman
Can I ask why raise this as a separate thread...

Can I ask why raise this as a separate thread when it can be included in the current, all encompassing thread for the XT250.s?

For a relatively low volume seller it would just dilute the content...
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,625,197
Posted By The Cameraman
Mine is less than 3 years old, just passed 59,000...

Mine is less than 3 years old, just passed 59,000 miles and had no engine work what so ever.

My previous bike was a 2005 XT250 Serow and that passed 75,000 miles in 3.5 years, had no engine work...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 342,384
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi Stevemd, I bought one brand new in 1982. ...

Hi Stevemd,

I bought one brand new in 1982.

So after many different types of bikes since then, what do I ride now?

An XT225 and an XT250 of course!

Funny how life comes round in a circle...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi Nate, just get yourself either an XT225...

Hi Nate,

just get yourself either an XT225 or it's newer sister the XT250, you can't go wrong with 'em.

Regards

Reggie
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 342,384
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi Guys n Gals, By the way what colour does...

Hi Guys n Gals,

By the way what colour does your speedo glow at night?

I ask as my previous Japan spec XT250 had a green illumination, as does every XT250 that I've seen.

However there's one...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 342,384
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi Flynlomoto, red heads deserve a bit of...

Hi Flynlomoto,

red heads deserve a bit of TLC, rather than razzing the bits off 'em!

Regards

Reggie
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 342,384
Posted By The Cameraman
Cheers guys Regards Reggie

Cheers guys

Regards

Reggie
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 342,384
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi LarryGee, Cheers mate. That's what...

Hi LarryGee,

Cheers mate.

That's what cleaning products and a trusty shed were invented for!

Regards

Reggie
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 342,384
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi Guys n Gals, here's mine now she's fully...

Hi Guys n Gals,

here's mine now she's fully road legal.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/Beaverflyer69/IMG_3861.jpg

Regards

Reggie
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 342,384
Posted By The Cameraman
Cheers Ron Regards Reggie

Cheers Ron

Regards

Reggie
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 342,384
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi Guys n Gals, here's Team Bjerg with a TCI...

Hi Guys n Gals,

here's Team Bjerg with a TCI rack and a BMW bag fitted.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z384/Beaverflyer69/IMG_2653.jpg

Regards

Reggie
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 342,384
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi LarryGee, what Maxxis model and size...

Hi LarryGee,

what Maxxis model and size tyres are those you've got on your XT250?

The rear one almost makes it look like a TW200!

Regards

Reggie
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 342,384
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi Mate, shame I can't say the same about...

Hi Mate,

shame I can't say the same about the owner!
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 342,384
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi Mate, yep it sure was Steve's bike. It...

Hi Mate,

yep it sure was Steve's bike. It was a real shame that the Danish authorities wouldn't register it on the short Japan chassis number.

By the way, the chain part number on Yamaha's own...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 342,384
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi Ron, I've asked a mate to see if they can...

Hi Ron,

I've asked a mate to see if they can enquire as to the decals availability in Japan, so if they're a reasonable price then I will order a set.

Regards

Reggie
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 342,384
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi Rivercreep, yep she's a Japan spec bike...

Hi Rivercreep,

yep she's a Japan spec bike and therefore has a tubeless rear rim. It still amuses me that they have a tubed front one though!

I'm glad I was of assistance in you selecting the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 342,384
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi Guys n Gals, well I'm back with another...

Hi Guys n Gals,

well I'm back with another XT250 Serow, which has joined my little fleet of a 1998 XT225 Serow (Japan Spec) bike and my 2003 build but 2010 registered XT225 (Brazilian Spec).

So...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 11,025
Views: 1,625,197
Posted By The Cameraman
Hi Mate, I posted details of my kit over on...

Hi Mate,

I posted details of my kit over on the Serow site.

Just go to this link and you'll see what I carry.

www.xt225.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=98294

Regards
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