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Old 10-07-2009, 02:55 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by RSL
Please tell us more about the mini-GS Yamaha.

How'd it do vis a vis the other bikes?

Good at highway speed?

Fuel economy? Reliability?

Ease and comfort of handling?

Bob's WR 250 X ( Mini GS ) was clearly the tool of choice among the 3 of us.
He had pretty much redone the scoot with a larger tank, different than stock gearing, new levers, HID lighting, new horn, Happy Trail bags and a bunch of other stuff.

Charlie and I believed that new Corbin seat or not, his butt was going to be fried within the first 100 miles but i don't think he suffered anymore than we did. He had the real advantage of being able to ride the pegs the way we could not.

On any of the up hill stuff, his little scoot just ran away from the Ninjas.
On the flat stuff, my '08 Ninja pretty much reversed the roles.
In the twisty bits, we were pretty much equal.

He had a further advantage in the seat to peg ratio which made for less knee pain. If i were doing it again and it had to be on a 250, I would be all over Bob's set up.
2013 Ninja 300 ABS, '11 883 Iron ( kicked to 1200), 2013 KTM 690 Duke
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