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Old 05-03-2013, 05:41 AM   #6421
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Once is enough to get you killed.....


Whatever bulb is on the Yamaha XT225 has proved to be "good enough" for me. I don't ride it much at night, but have some. I did some of my first Interstate "speed tests" on the little 225 at night when the traffic was light. I was so excited to get it up to 82 mph....til somebody here ruined it for me by letting me know that the "true speed" was only 75....

I don't care what the "truth" is though, because it sure FEELS like 82 on the little bugger!!


Maybe you can just swap a bulb from an XT225 ? (would be cheap to try)
from what I read it is pretty easy to swap an H4 for those old style bulbs, they even make 35/35 watt H4's

I would still go the HID setup, you can always adjust the headlight down to not bother oncoming traffic.

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I have seen 85 on my GPS on flat ground on my XT, but the wind has to be blowing right
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:21 AM   #6422
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Pelican makes a box about 1/3 that size. Makes for a great waterproof top box that you can lock (pad locks) and easily put soft luggage over and strap down. Wouldn't hurt when you fall (DAMHIK s). Have one on both of our Sherpas and I really like having it back there.

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Leaving town for a few days, but if you're interested send me a PM and I'll send you a photo next week and try to find the model number.
I use Seahorse cases on both my Tiger and my wife's DR200. Maybe not quite the same quality as Pelicans but more reasonably priced and they hold up well. They've proven to be water tight and crash tested several times.

I have 520s on the DR and 720s on my Tiger. I bought them with the cheap plastic locking latches but they also have tabs you could use a padlock if you wanted additional security.

http://seahorsecases.com/Merchant2/m..._Code=SE_CASES



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Old 05-03-2013, 08:38 AM   #6423
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Thanks for the Seahorse reminder,that's more my price range for something I may destroy in the woods
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:30 AM   #6424
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Pelican makes a box about 1/3 that size. Makes for a great waterproof top box that you can lock (pad locks) and easily put soft luggage over and strap down. Wouldn't hurt when you fall (DAMHIK s). Have one on both of our Sherpas and I really like having it back there.

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Leaving town for a few days, but if you're interested send me a PM and I'll send you a photo next week and try to find the model number.
Thank you Hannda. I have looked at the Pelicans, but prefer soft luggage, and usually leave the rack empty, since the Wolfman E-12 saddlebags are almost always on the bike.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:11 AM   #6425
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These aren't inexpensive, but draw very little power: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/denal...-and-m10-mount
A bit cheaper and half of the draw (10 wats total) would be the Denali Micros:



They have a switch, harness and because of their size they can go virtually anywhere.

More info here: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/denal...s-and-m8-mount

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Old 05-03-2013, 10:36 AM   #6426
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A bit cheaper and half of the draw (10 wats total) would be the Denali Micros:



They have a switch, harness and because of their size they can go virtually anywhere.

More info here: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/denal...s-and-m8-mount

Kev
Thanks Kev. When I first got my CRF, I sent an inquiry to T/T asking if the bike would be added to the "what fits my bike", and someone, not sure who just basically said, nope, we have generic stuff that can fit. Too bad, I've gotten everything I need from elsewhere, even though you are in my backyard, so to speak. I got a lot of aftermarket stuff for my SV650, and my GTR1400 from you.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:25 PM   #6427
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Thanks Kev. When I first got my CRF, I sent an inquiry to T/T asking if the bike would be added to the "what fits my bike", and someone, not sure who just basically said, nope, we have generic stuff that can fit. Too bad, I've gotten everything I need from elsewhere, even though you are in my backyard, so to speak. I got a lot of aftermarket stuff for my SV650, and my GTR1400 from you.
Sorry about that. We're starting to think about bikes like this here. Especially since there is accessible dirt very very (shhhh) close by. I hope you'll come to our open house on May 18.

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Old 05-03-2013, 09:29 PM   #6428
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Hey Mates..

I've been thinking about putting some aux lights to my Tornado, such as fog lights or any other kind.. Or maybe putting a different headlight that puts some more light out the 35/35w bulb...

Do you have any ideas?

I don't want to spend sooo much money...
More or less I have 50ish spare watts from my stator/flywheel...
Hello Leo.

I have the Yamaha counterpart of your bike, a 250 XTZ Lander. Even when the Lander´s headlight looks pretty good, the light output is below a comfortable level, specially in bad roads, or if you happen to face rain.

Since it is really a safety issue, I invested in a very good pair of RIGID lights. These LED draw very little power and the output is just amazing. I installed a pencil type light and an flood one. I have the same or better lights than an new SUV. I highly recommend them, although they are expensive.

I´ll post some pictures here, but you can read and see pictures of the whole project here: http://www.tequiladezert.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=6351











¡Saludos desde México!

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Old 05-04-2013, 01:57 PM   #6429
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Hello Leo.






¡Saludos desde México!

Ronin XTZ
Ronin!!! de poca mother!!! NIce set up. I will read you at the tequila site!! Saludos desde Ensenada!!

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Old 05-04-2013, 02:01 PM   #6430
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Hey Mates..
Any other ideas?
Thanks in advance!
Leo hi amigo!!! when I had the Tornado, also the low light was an issue for me, at that time HID and LED where for millionaires!!! so I went to my local mechanic and I ask him what I could do, so he came out with a standard H4 55/60 watt bulb, put it and I had enough of lighting for me to feel safe. When I buy my next bike that comes with poor lights I will be going LEDs, but the first thing is to change it, yes you will increase 20 watts, but you mention you have an extra 50 and also I think this is the cheapest solution and also easier.

Saludos hermano!

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Old 05-04-2013, 03:27 PM   #6431
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I have sold my little XR250 tornado.... Really hated to wave it good buy..
I'm looking to replace it with a GASGAS EC200 or maybe a Husky WR200
Something light/nimble & with good suspension for tight single track work..
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:50 PM   #6432
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You've got so much baggage, you can't even see there's a bike under there!...

Oh'Ya! ....I see the wheels now!
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:52 PM   #6433
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Nice picture. Sounds like you have a good trip planned. What kind of panniers are those?
Those are Wolfman Luggage bags.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:54 PM   #6434
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I think UF's WRR looks quite well set-up, though I wouldn't want a Pelican top case on mine. I have short legs and enough trouble mounting the bike as it is. And with my sorry off-road skills, the Pelican could hurt me when I crash.
Part of my touring involves cities, and for me, I want to be able to lock some stuff up. The case is very secure, and the panniers will hit the ground before the case does. The WRR has a steel sub-frame and the case is mounted to that.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:59 PM   #6435
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I use Seahorse cases on both my Tiger and my wife's DR200. Maybe not quite the same quality as Pelicans but more reasonably priced and they hold up well. They've proven to be water tight and crash tested several times.
I rode a 2012 TigerXC last year, so had the top case & I also have 2-35 liter side cases I may mount on the WRR some day. My bike is my daily driver also, I can get 3 plastic bags worth of groceries in there. For me, the top case isn't noticeable even riding in some fairly technical dirt. I love mine too!
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