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Old 11-12-2006, 06:24 PM   #76
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its not the size of the tool, but what you do with it.
I've toured on smaller bikes. nice bike, post more!
small bore hondas rule, but everyone knows that......

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This is HeroHonda CBZ. 156 cc 12.8 bhp. i know its not adventure setup but it goes every where

as in
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169986
or
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=177582


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Old 11-12-2006, 08:12 PM   #77
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Hiya Poof!

I used to read your incredible ride reports at S-TN. (Stopped hanging out there about the time the Mad Cows report went online.) Come on out to Colorado and we'll take you on some great rides.

You an honest woman yet?
Wooo! Sounds great! Honest woman? Nope, 7 months to go. Still living in sin in the meantime.
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:43 PM   #78
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I bought this 1999 KLR250 from my neighbor for cheap this past August. It had been ridden hard and dumped often by his kids when they were in high school, but had logged less than 2,000 miles. The front brake hose was missing, the clutch/brake levers broken, turn signals busted off, and the seat and side covers held together with duct tape. The bike had sat under a deteriorated cover in the Seattle rain and hadn't been started in three years. Over a period of a month this past September, I fixed all the problems. The gas had turned to brown syrup and I had to disassemble and clean all the pieces of the carb several times to get it running well.



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Old 11-13-2006, 12:22 AM   #79
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I'm planning to make a solo run from SE Michigan to James Bay in Sept 07 (leave labor day or the next day) on my DR200SE(as long as nothing goes wrong with bike before then, otherwise I'll take my DR350SE). Will cross into Canada at Sarnia, Ont; pass by Barrie, North Bay, onward and upward into Quebec. The Bay is reachable by road on the Quebec side. If interested in joining in check out www.jamesbayroad.com to get feel for what may be coming and if still interested pm me. With my DR200 I "cruise" at 42-45mph and intend to avoid the superslab routes. To the beginning of James Bay Rd from my home it is about 760 miles, then 360 miles on James Bay rd, then 54 miles on Chisasibi Rd to Chisasibi, then a final 10 miles to James Bay. I'm looking at 2-2 1/2 wks to cover the nearly 2400 miles for me. If there is any interest I'll start a new thread.
I'm interested...but my only bike is a 640 Adventure. If I get a small dispacement bike I will seriously look into this. If I don't, I may seriously consider taking my main vacation next year to the end of the Transtiaga road. It looks like the kind of trip I want to do (and Alaska is a bit out of the way, I'd have to ship the bike/fly in for that).

Thank you for that link...I am already starting to get obsessed with this.
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Old 11-16-2006, 02:57 AM   #80
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My TE, with Avon Gripstars fitted for some underpowered motard action. This thing soooo hooks up in my daily commutes though city traffic. Leaves me grinning like a fool on a daily basis. But the seat is no comparison to a BMW F650 Dakar..
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:03 AM   #81
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These are very popular down here. Honda XL125 Bros.
I'd like to see something like that take off as commuter bikes in the cities next time the gas prices soar. Think of how many you could park in a Hummer's parking spot (and run off a hummer's fuel). They're probably getting 75mpg on the little buggers.
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Old 11-16-2006, 07:11 AM   #82
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I'd like to see something like that take off as commuter bikes in the cities next time the gas prices soar. Think of how many you could park in a Hummer's parking spot (and run off a hummer's fuel). They're probably getting 75mpg on the little buggers.

That's exactly what I use my DR200SE for :)
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:37 PM   #83
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A few mods, lower gearing, open airbox and this bike can cruise the Hwy at 70 mph and be as agile as a mountain goat on the single track
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Old 11-17-2006, 05:39 AM   #84
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let me ask a question on the XT225/ttr225 how big of an issue is the rear drum brake on that bike. I agree it is a lighter bike and such but that is my one big concern.
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:34 AM   #85
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I'd like to see something like that take off as commuter bikes in the cities next time the gas prices soar. Think of how many you could park in a Hummer's parking spot (and run off a hummer's fuel). They're probably getting 75mpg on the little buggers.
You can also get this bike in 200cc, 250cc and 400cc versions.
250cc
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:04 AM   #86
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let me ask a question on the XT225/ttr225 how big of an issue is the rear drum brake on that bike. I agree it is a lighter bike and such but that is my one big concern.
I've never had a problem with the rear drum brake.

Off-road, I'm never going fast enough for it to really matter (I ride like a granny ).

On-road, I've taken my XT on the freeway and on busy streets, and as long as I ride as though...well, as though I have a rear drum brake ... I'm OK.

Maybe those who ride more technical off-roading areas have a better feel for the "cons" of the drum vs disk?
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:07 AM   #87
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Back brake? Whats that for? The only thing I use my back brake for is to initiate a slide.....
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:50 AM   #88
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Back brake? Whats that for? The only thing I use my back brake for is to initiate a slide.....
Off-topic, my bad...but I was taught at the MSF dirt school to generally always use the rear brake first. Totally opposite of the street...the mantra was "roll off, clutch, rear, front".
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Old 11-17-2006, 10:29 AM   #89
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Ya don't always do any one specific thing when it comes to proper riding technique imho. Different situtations require different inputs. In general the rear brake (off road) is more for setting up for turns and calming the rear suspension than slowing the bike down though.

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Old 11-17-2006, 02:26 PM   #90
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Wooo! Sounds great! Honest woman? Nope, 7 months to go. Still living in sin in the meantime.
Bluepoof- ditto on what Colorado said. I enjoyed your threads on ST-N, but I'm more into ds bikes these days. Come on out to Colorado- we'll show you around!
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