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Old 09-19-2009, 05:17 AM   #31
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small adventure bike is what I'm going for:



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Old 09-19-2009, 07:27 AM   #32
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over time I had my share of small bikes
to take me on adventures
sorry for the bad picture quality

TT350 with a big gas tank


a friend on XT250 and my Gilera RX200


my SWM TL320 (yes, I did some extensive traveling on a trials bike w/o seat - so what?) and my XL250 (a friend thought hos chromy cruiser was an excuse not to ride in salt and snow)


my XL250S


bad picture, my TDR250 and a friends TT600


one of my best bikes ever: XL200R Japanese model
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Old 09-19-2009, 10:54 AM   #33
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"snailhunter."

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Old 09-22-2009, 06:48 PM   #34
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Great bunch of pictures- I love small bikes

And, here's a picture of my CB250 Honda Adventure bike on a 500 mile trip to the high desert of central Oregon. Camped out for a four day weekend.

The bike can cruise at 55-60 mph and gets over 70 mpg. Am building another rack for it as the old one got over-worked and bent.

With only 4" of suspension travel, it needs ridden gently in the rough stuff.

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Old 02-04-2013, 02:45 AM   #35
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Here's a few photos of my Honda XR200. Adventure mods were done to it as the need arises ride by ride.



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Old 02-04-2013, 02:48 AM   #36
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Along the rice terraces.

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Old 02-04-2013, 02:54 AM   #37
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Touring the Aurora coastline







My paper GPS Although a real one has already been installed
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:00 PM   #38
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No photo's,but, I'll throw-in,I really like my TW200!.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:03 AM   #39
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I recently picked up a KLX250 (called a D-Tracker in this part of the world) that I was a little cynical about to begin with coming from an 1100GS. It's fuel injected and supposedly pretty reliable although it would be nice to have air/oil cooled rather than dealing with a radiator.

After putting 1800 clicks on her I'm starting to think about getting her ready to head to India and back...
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:56 PM   #40
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My TW200 gets me where I want to go, and back, with a grin on my face.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:27 PM   #41
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Alot of states have been denoting motorcycle "brake horsepower" numbers instead of cc's inregards as to what can,and cannot be on the roads?.In Ohio,they advise on, I believe either 5 or 10 brake horsepower (BHP) in the least you can have (yea,I guess it could get lower?...eeekk.). My TW200 does just fine!.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:28 PM   #42
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I'll participate in this thread resurrection too.

While I applaud Nathan and all the others riding Posties, I can say I will never again be one of them. I find the Honda CT90-110 to be one of the worst motorcycles that I have ever ridden and can't understand why anyone would want to spend more time on one than they absolutely had to.

Total lack of suspension, braking, engine performance and handling does not spell a fun ride to me.

I am not a big bike only person though. I have a Ninja 250 that I absolutely love. It's performance and capabilities constantly surprise me. I love riding it so much that I bought a Ninja 500, thinking it would take everything I loved about the 250 and increase it. Nope, was totally wrong about that. I much prefer the 250 due to its character.

I do think there is a sweet spot that each rider has to find on their own. What works for the interstate traveler in the American West is not going to be the same ideal bike as the inner city courier.

I'm still searching for it as I think many people are. I fully intend to ride as many bikes as possible til I find "The One"
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:49 PM   #43
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I'll participate in this thread resurrection too.

While I applaud Nathan and all the others riding Posties, I can say I will never again be one of them. I find the Honda CT90-110 to be one of the worst motorcycles that I have ever ridden and can't understand why anyone would want to spend more time on one than they absolutely had to.

Total lack of suspension, braking, engine performance and handling does not spell a fun ride to me.

I am not a big bike only person though. I have a Ninja 250 that I absolutely love. It's performance and capabilities constantly surprise me. I love riding it so much that I bought a Ninja 500, thinking it would take everything I loved about the 250 and increase it. Nope, was totally wrong about that. I much prefer the 250 due to its character.

I do think there is a sweet spot that each rider has to find on their own. What works for the interstate traveler in the American West is not going to be the same ideal bike as the inner city courier.

I'm still searching for it as I think many people are. I fully intend to ride as many bikes as possible til I find "The One"
Yeah, I agree--I have a C100 and it's a joke. However, I must say that it is pretty damn reliable. It has over 50k km and always starts, even runs pretty decent.

After owning a bunch of bikes I'm starting to figure out that I like to look at them like tools and you have to pick the right one for the job. I thought the R1100GS I had was the best motorcycle ever made but there is no way I would want that bike for my daily commute here in Thailand. The KLX250SF I have really fits the bill.

The 250cc does pretty good but I have yet to take it on an extended journey and wonder if it will prove itself. It's a little difficult to get over the feeling of a small bike after riding big bikes for so long--the 250 feels a little fragile...but nimble and maneuverable!
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:52 PM   #44
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Have a look at this:

http://royalenfieldflyingflea.weebly.com/

And tell me why this should not become the ultimate round the world bike?

If you're tired you can load it in a plane...

Fly off into the sun, relax in business class...

Hook the bike on the parachute, join and...

On the road again
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:20 AM   #45
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Talking

small bike... big heart. it doesn't matter what you ride... if you ride with passion!

I rode on 125cc Suzuki VanVan across Europe (12 000km from.. Albania to Gibraltar) here you can find my story:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719974
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