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Old 01-10-2013, 11:11 AM   #5836
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We had a FSSNOC Thumper Cafe in Gillead Nebraska in 2011. A little guy (I think he was about 6'2") rode his GZ250 up from, I think, Houston, TX. Took the Thumpette (250cc and under) long distance trophy. Seemed to be quite happy with the ride!

If he's on ADvrider hope he chimes in.

I'am not the Texas rider, but I 'am a member of the FSSNOC Club . I read the artilce in our publication and he indeed did ride from and back to Texas. Great story. I've modded my seat on my GZ, I wonder if he did also. The seat is a weak point IMHO on the GZ . Made a big difference for me in comfort and longer trips after the mod. CMS [Terry]
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:43 PM   #5837
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So could the fx bikes be the ultimate minimallist touring bike? 125lb 125cc 125mpg
I just added my name to the reservation list (planning on waiting for the DS version). I'm very excited to throw a leg over one of these, and hope that I get the chance to do so before 100% committing to buy. I see this as a great little exploration bike/camping companion/wife trainer/pit bike. At 250 pounds, I should look pretty interesting on it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:42 PM   #5838
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posted to another thread, but thought this group would like to see...

Cool video! Thanks.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:54 PM   #5839
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Neat video!.......on the front of his helmet it said Honda........Didn't know Honda made helmets?........did another manufacturer produce those?...is so...which one?....I like his helmet!.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:19 PM   #5840
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Looks like a "Simpson" helmet if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:56 PM   #5841
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Impatiently waiting for a picture of OBryan's SL70.......wish I still had mine.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:52 PM   #5842
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Looks like a "Simpson" helmet if I'm not mistaken.

Thank you....costly no-doubt.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:14 AM   #5843
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Hey Grubbie..Will try to get a pic up as soon as I can...OH and I have the bigger boy version LOL It's the 100
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:25 AM   #5844
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OBryan, I too have a GZ [08], of my three bikes I seem to ride it the most. Its my mini tourer, with a Givi 30L on the Suzuki backrest/ rack [cut the backrest off] also has Tourmaster soft saddle bags and if needed a Tourmaster Tank bag. I do enjoy riding with this set up. The trips are more fun with time to see where I been and where I'm going.Glad to see someone else enjoys the merits of this bike. Terry [CMS]
AWESOME another person who appreciates the lil GZ... Back in sept me and a buddy took a weekend camping trip to Bourbon Mo. to watch AHRMA races for the weekend.. Got some looks pulling in loaded up Me on the GZ and him on his Super Sherpa. The looks we got I don't think those guys rezlize that a Small bike Will do the job
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:48 AM   #5845
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What about electrical output?

First, let me admit that I've only gotten to about page 25 so I might have missed this info. I currently live in Istanbul and want to get a bike asap. Lots of them here, but few bigger than 150s. I'm looking for something I can tour Turkey and Southern Europe on and would like to find a Japanese 250 dual sport for lots of reasons. Gas here is pushing $12 a gallon and bikes here can cost up to 80% more than in the States. Add to than the extra costs involved and a small bike makes lots of sense. So, will bikes like the KR250 or the DR 200 put out enough electrical power to allow heated gear or a GPS?
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:51 AM   #5846
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First, let me admit that I've only gotten to about page 25 so I might have missed this info. I currently live in Istanbul and want to get a bike asap. Lots of them here, but few bigger than 150s. I'm looking for something I can tour Turkey and Southern Europe on and would like to find a Japanese 250 dual sport for lots of reasons. Gas here is pushing $12 a gallon and bikes here can cost up to 80% more than in the States. Add to than the extra costs involved and a small bike makes lots of sense. So, will bikes like the KR250 or the DR 200 put out enough electrical power to allow heated gear or a GPS?
the DR200 only generates a maximum of 150 watts. It's not enough for continuous duty use with an heated vest.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:44 PM   #5847
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First, let me admit that I've only gotten to about page 25 so I might have missed this info. I currently live in Istanbul and want to get a bike asap. Lots of them here, but few bigger than 150s. I'm looking for something I can tour Turkey and Southern Europe on and would like to find a Japanese 250 dual sport for lots of reasons. Gas here is pushing $12 a gallon and bikes here can cost up to 80% more than in the States. Add to than the extra costs involved and a small bike makes lots of sense. So, will bikes like the KR250 or the DR 200 put out enough electrical power to allow heated gear or a GPS?
GPS and like should be no problem if it's not pulling more than 1 or 2 amps max.

Heated clothing would most likely be to much. I ride a 1990 Honda NX250, and wired some heated gloves to it.
Could only pull half the normal heat with engine running over 1000 rpm.

Best to use high tech clothing and skip the electrical heated stuff. There's plenty of thermal underwear, jackets, pants etc that will take cooler temperatures.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:53 PM   #5848
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A typical GPS pulls far less than an amp, especially if it's an outdoor/hiking-type GPS.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:00 AM   #5849
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good to see

Glad I found this thread, I am sick to death of people on bike forums saying you need a fully blown super gzrxywsa widowmaker to do any riding outside the town limits, I have a suzuki gn250 that i have set up for travelling & have done thousands of miles on it with no problems, it just comes down to riding the bike to the conditions, Will post some pics later
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:52 AM   #5850
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Hello,

I'm French and I love the site ADV rider.
I have a XLR125RW I also turned into a minimalist traveler.
I have not yet done so trip but it will be soon.
Thank you for these pages.

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