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Old 03-11-2012, 10:11 AM   #6526
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Well, one thing leads to another, and I found what looks to be a better deal on an XT225. '07 or an '09 not sure yet, with 450 miles on her. Clarke tank, HyperPro suspension upgrades front and back, uni air filter. Plus all the stock stuff. Selling due to medical reasons. 111 miles away. Looks like this is the one for me.
Sounds great!
If it's an XT225 it will be a 2007. This was that last year before they changed to the 250, a slightly different animal. If interested go back a few pages where the differences were discussed. Both great IMO.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:49 AM   #6527
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For price evaluation purposes, I bought an 06 with 200 miles off ebay for $2,300. Perfect condition in a centrally located place, Cincinnati. I would think that would be the most a 225 is worth. I was comparing this price to that of a new 250 from a local dealer, believing them to be roughly equivalent, at least for a cash payer. A new one would be better for someone who was financing. I found a real cheap new 250 price ($3,500) on Cycletrader.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:04 PM   #6528
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This fella is asking $2500 for the '07 with low low miles aftermarket suspension upgrades, exhaust and the tank, plus all the stock equipment.
It's in the Procurement Officers hands now. I'm lusting after it, but I'm telling her, its for her...so I'm probably doomed, but she almost never says no, I've a feeling she's going to this time. Her reasoning is 3 bikes (but hey one is the kids) and a sidecar rig already in the garage. I'll sell the Airhead to make room for this...
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:08 PM   #6529
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This fella is asking $2500 for the '07 with low low miles aftermarket suspension upgrades, exhaust and the tank, plus all the stock equipment.
It's in the Procurement Officers hands now. I'm lusting after it, but I'm telling her, its for her...so I'm probably doomed, but she almost never says no, I've a feeling she's going to this time. Her reasoning is 3 bikes (but hey one is the kids) and a sidecar rig already in the garage. I'll sell the Airhead to make room for this...
Oh, man. Don't sell the airhead!

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Old 03-12-2012, 05:21 PM   #6530
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Oh, man. Don't sell the airhead!

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Amen to that, Alonzo!
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:22 PM   #6531
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I just picked up another Yamaha dual sport today. An 08' WR450F that's street plated. I don't know if there's a thread here for them, since they don't come factory street legal. It may not be a very good dual sport, but I'll find out soon if it works for me since I don't usually ride too far to get to the gravel & trails. One thing's for sure it's super peppy!!

Hopefully I'll get my wife riding her XT this year. I ended up putting about 2500 miles on it myself last year just to make sure the gas stayed fresh and the battery charged. I'll do it again this year if I have to, but hopefully she'll get into riding too.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:48 PM   #6532
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I just picked up another Yamaha dual sport today. An 08' WR450F that's street plated. I don't know if there's a thread here for them, since they don't come factory street legal. It may not be a very good dual sport, but I'll find out soon if it works for me since I don't usually ride too far to get to the gravel & trails. One thing's for sure it's super peppy!!

Hopefully I'll get my wife riding her XT this year. I ended up putting about 2500 miles on it myself last year just to make sure the gas stayed fresh and the battery charged. I'll do it again this year if I have to, but hopefully she'll get into riding too.
They're street legal here in Australia, as is the DRZ400e :)
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:37 AM   #6533
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They're street legal here in Australia, as is the DRZ400e :)

They'll let you guys do anything down there. I bet the teenagers about have to kill themselves to get into any trouble!

How do you know the government loves you without all the rules & laws that tell you what you can't do? It must be terrible. Americans just can't handle that much freedom, we'd hurt ourselves. That's why we have greedy politicians taking care of us. They work for the insurance companies, to help keep us safe.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:47 PM   #6534
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Does wifies 96' produce enuf juice to power heated grips? (Without killing battery of course)
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:03 PM   #6535
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[QUOTE=mr. matteeanne;18216709]Does wifies 96' produce enuf juice to power heated grips? (Without killing battery of course)



I don't know the answer, but your question reminded me about this thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=514532

which is about making DIY heated gear very inexpensively.

I'm looking forward to hearing how many watts are available. Even a little bit of heat would make a lot more days ridable. Everyone seems to really love the heated vest, jackets, and pants, but personally it's the hands and feet which suffer the most.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:29 PM   #6536
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I can run my heated jacket liner on low without any problems. I never had the need or the nerve to run hotter.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:45 PM   #6537
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[QUOTE=mr. matteeanne;18216709]Does wifies 96' produce enuf juice to power heated grips? (Without killing battery of course)
I just installed my Oxford heated grips, and the next time I took out the bike to ride it had a flat battery. It had enough power to turn it over a few times before the clicking began. I have a Yuasa battery, but I am unsure of how old it is. I would like to get a load test on the battery, but I do know it was pretty strong before the install. Apparently the grips on 100% power draw 36-45 watts (claimed under 4A draw). The combined wattage of the lights on the bike is about 63 (on the older bikes until 2000, where there is a 35 watt headlight), and the output of the alternator is 10A @ 5000 rpm = app. 125W. This *should* be almost enough 63+40= 103, but doesn't take into account that I ride usually somewhere around 3500-4000 RPM on the road (less alternator output), and there has to be some energy put into the ignition/spark (anyone know how much it draws?), and the fact that the battery is probably pretty damn cold to begin (and end with).
What dismayed me slightly was the fact that the grip output indicator seemed to be faulty as it showed both the 40 and 75% heat outputlights lit at the same time. I have contacted the seller, and we are dealing with the issue.
That being said, with a dead battery, and unsure of if the alternator could charge it, I headed out on my Gulf Islands trip begrudgingly in the truck (Ferrie$), but was not unhappy when it rained 1.5 inches 2 outta the three days we were over there, and snowed profusely while blowing 65 mph on the 70 mile ride up the island with the girlfriend pillion.
Maybe it happened for a reason.
Apparently March isn't quite yet road riding season here.
From what I've heard from friends, under bar wraps are super cheap, but lose a lot of heat through their ceramic resistor. Anyway, I'll keep you all posted.
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:29 PM   #6538
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Does wifies 96' produce enuf juice to power heated grips? (Without killing battery of course)
I run heated grips on my 96 and occasionally have to rely on my kick starter. It does not seem to be problem when moving along on the street, gravel/dirt roads etc. it's when plodding along on trails that it has problems.
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:20 AM   #6539
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I've run Gerbings heated liner and gloves, and they do kill the battery. If I remember to pull the plug 5 miles or so before I stop, it will restart, otherwise, "click".

It will start dead with a push, so I installed the kick starter, which works great. It takes care of those times you forget to pull the plug. Also good insurance if you get caught with a low battery in a place you can't push start, like off road.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:49 AM   #6540
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This type of grip does not use the ceramic resister, so the power draw is not as great (so they say).

http://www.dual-star.com/index2/Ride...d_grip_kit.htm

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=209426&page=2

And more than you'll ever want to know;

http://faq.f650.com/FAQs/HotGripsInstallationFAQ.htm

Cheers Garry
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