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Old 04-11-2013, 12:52 AM   #6316
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Got my JC Whitney $40 trunk today. Thanks Spud.
You're welcome. Your XT225 looks great, and the travel trunk looks good mounted on your bike.

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Old 04-12-2013, 01:09 PM   #6317
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Trolling, and found this, know nothing about it: http://providence.craigslist.org/mcy/3713625750.html
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:25 PM   #6318
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Here is another nx125 with big time fun. went riding today and it was only 33 degrees but that could not stop me from fun
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:18 AM   #6319
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Here is another nx125 with big time fun. went riding today and it was only 33 degrees but that could not stop me from fun
Hey...Is it me or your exhaust is a little lowered?
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:45 PM   #6320
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You're welcome. Your XT225 looks great, and the travel trunk looks good mounted on your bike.

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Quick question on the trunk - I ordered a medium and was sure I ordered a matte black, but I got a glossy black. Did you all have any similar choices of matte and glossy, if you recall? I am working with their customer service to sort it out---
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:07 PM   #6321
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Quick question on the trunk - I ordered a medium and was sure I ordered a matte black, but I got a glossy black. Did you all have any similar choices of matte and glossy, if you recall? I am working with their customer service to sort it out---
I ordered a large trunk, and I believe it was only available in matte black.

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Old 04-16-2013, 10:02 AM   #6322
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Which windshield recommended?

Hi. I have a 2012 TU250X I've set up for touring. I'm trying to find a good windshield. I am presently using a Givi shield made for the older Kawasaki Concours. It is pretty good in someways, but noisy & too wide. Before cutting it down to fit I want to first try finding a good universal shield t try first, if possible. I want a polypropylene shield because they are more flexible & less likely to crack. I want the shield to be wide enough to direct the air stream around me, but not so wide it creates a lot of air drag. My moto is set up with only a single seat & need the shield to protect only me & not a passenger. Low amounts of noise from turbulence would be good. I like the Givi's, I think most of them are made from polypropylene. So from what all of you that have installed windshields, what do you think are good choices & which do you not recommend. Thanks in advance for any help. Pete
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:36 AM   #6323
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Hi. I have a 2012 TU250X I've set up for touring. I'm trying to find a good windshield. I am presently using a Givi shield made for the older Kawasaki Concours. It is pretty good in someways, but noisy & too wide. Before cutting it down to fit I want to first try finding a good universal shield t try first, if possible. I want a polypropylene shield because they are more flexible & less likely to crack. I want the shield to be wide enough to direct the air stream around me, but not so wide it creates a lot of air drag. My moto is set up with only a single seat & need the shield to protect only me & not a passenger. Low amounts of noise from turbulence would be good. I like the Givi's, I think most of them are made from polypropylene. So from what all of you that have installed windshields, what do you think are good choices & which do you not recommend. Thanks in advance for any help. Pete
I have the Givi A660, [17x17] sounds like you want a lager shield than mine. The Givi book I have shows a lot of choices . Real happy with what I have ,good quality too. Mine is on my GZ250, haven't put one on the TU ,yet. CMS
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:05 PM   #6324
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Hello all,

Enjoying poking around here and reading how folks do so much with as little as possible. I have a 2006 DR200 that I put 1,700 miles on last year, a few hundred mile days. I put a 16 tooth sprocket on it so it would have a bit more speed and I was able to get a best tank of 99 mpg. I did get it to an indicated 65 once, but 45-50 is the sweet spot really. It's for sale, however, as a Honda CRF250L followed me home one day last week. Great bike, although I have to admit, the riding experience is not significantly different. I will miss having a 3.5 gallon tank. I will miss flatfooting at stops. I will miss a flat tail to put my bag on. This is in the Hudson Valley at John Burroughs Slabsides. Bag is a Cortech soft bag and just bungied right on there pretty. DR is $2200 cash for a nice clear title. Only has 2,900 miles. People ask up to $3K on CycleTrader but that seems a wee high. It is a basically new bike though...
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:11 AM   #6325
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Hello all,

Enjoying poking around here and reading how folks do so much with as little as possible. I have a 2006 DR200 that I put 1,700 miles on last year, a few hundred mile days. I put a 16 tooth sprocket on it so it would have a bit more speed and I was able to get a best tank of 99 mpg. I did get it to an indicated 65 once, but 45-50 is the sweet spot really. It's for sale, however, as a Honda CRF250L followed me home one day last week. Great bike, although I have to admit, the riding experience is not significantly different. I will miss having a 3.5 gallon tank. I will miss flatfooting at stops. I will miss a flat tail to put my bag on. This is in the Hudson Valley at John Burroughs Slabsides. Bag is a Cortech soft bag and just bungied right on there pretty. DR is $2200 cash for a nice clear title. Only has 2,900 miles. People ask up to $3K on CycleTrader but that seems a wee high. It is a basically new bike though...
Keep us updated on the new Honda,I've seem a couple in town,and the dealer can't keep um on the lot they are selling quick,I'm waiting for someone who thinks they need a bigger bike so I can get one used,problem is I think people are gonna like um and not fall for the bigger bike upgrade!Good luck on your new ride.Remember the best battery tender is a full tank of gas and random wandering.
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:58 PM   #6326
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I've got about 350 miles on the Honda so far and I have to say that if you want that little bit of extra power it's worth it. MPG is down to about 75, coming off the DR200 I'm not happy about that, but what really pleases me is that it holds 55 without straining. According to my GPS the speedo is only one mile per hour optimistic. A gas gauge is nice, but it's so inaccurate that it might as well not be there - it drops to only one bar when you still have a half tank! I believe that the stator puts out about 370 watts so I have a Powerlet wired in and it reportedly can handle a jacket and gloves if you keep the revs up. Fit and finish is fantastic so the factory in Thailand must be very new and well supervised. I tried putting my Walmart/Coleman pad on and there is so little room under the seat that the plastic clips won't fit under it, so I may order the Seat Concepts seat for it (wish they made an all red version). Probably get a Manrack as well. I'm not an offroad guy, just want to be able to see an unimproved road and take it. I love the DR for introducing me to this kind of bike and I do like old tech as I feel like I can fix it myself. But fuel injection and discs brakes all around is really nice. I'll post a pic in the next day or two.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:44 PM   #6327
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How well does it hold 60 in a headwind? My XT225 had trouble with this. Without the headwind 70 was no problem.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:51 PM   #6328
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I may order the Seat Concepts seat for it (wish they made an all red version).
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Seat Concepts will make any color or color-combo that you want. They will even let you choose the thread color. I saw a KTM one that had orange thread over the Black areas and it looked great (if you like orange!).

You can also choose different surfaces from grippy to smooth. Grippy is great for aggressive riding off-road, I probably wouldn't get it for a dual sport that's mainly ridden on the street. Btw, once the grippy stuff gets dirty you'll never get it as clean as when new, because it grips the dirt too.
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:51 PM   #6329
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Dalehazelton, I just installed the manrack BBQ rack went right on & I'm very pleased with it. My gps is also 1mph less then my speedometer. Didn't know about the fuel gauge being so off, so I will have to keep an eye on it. The only other things I want to add are bark busters & a seat concepts seat. Also the small gas tank will probably get on my nerves & therefore replaced at some point.
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:06 PM   #6330
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How well does it hold 60 in a headwind? My XT225 had trouble with this. Without the headwind 70 was no problem.
I have to say that in a headwind or a side wind the bike is ALL over the place. That's disappointing, and I felt like it would be a touch more stable than the DR200 due to the higher weight, but I guess the taller height comes into play. I also felt that since the motor was derived from the CBR250 that it would have a bit more on the top end than it does. Knobby tires may have something to do with it, I think the Shinkos that are more street oriented would help me out. Gotta remember we're talking 250cc's here, so I'm pretty impressed with the bike overall. Although it is weird that the NC700X gets pretty much the same gas mileage. I still like the idea of fewer cc's hauling my butt around and not having to pull over to let cars pass - I did do that on the DR200.
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