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Old 05-20-2013, 02:18 PM   #6466
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That's definitely what I'd call "minimalist".

Looks like you had a great ride.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:48 PM   #6467
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It made the windmills look small, Sweetster.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:28 AM   #6468
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Was just pokin around in here,,,, and found this thread for the minimalist 250 and under catagory,,,,, WooooHooo
I got an 06 KLX250 later last year and didnt get the chance to ride it much,,,,, but HOLY ...T,,,,, now that i have gotten the chance to ride her and now have the big tank and transfered my gear for the former XL350R that i had,, I am lovin this lil bike... I have a Seat Concepts seat comin in this week for her..... cant wait to get that on there and put on some serious miles....
I havent done any mechanical mods..... leavin her stock at this point,,,,, geeze the lil girl will role down the road pretty easy at 65,,, what else do i need..
All i have done is put the Wolfman Peak Tail bag,,, Enduro saddlebags and duffle and the Carry All bag..... I know this set up works for me,,, it did on the XL.... I can be out for a week without any problems,,, all i strap on the top is my sleeping bag with my ROK straps.....




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I have the same bike, albeit a 351 now. You will love your Seat Concepts kit! It does get a little wide if you're doing a lot of technical riding, but the comfort more than makes up for it.



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Old 05-21-2013, 09:40 AM   #6469
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I have the same bike, albeit a 351 now. You will love your Seat Concepts kit! It does get a little wide if you're doing a lot of technical riding, but the comfort more than makes up for it.




Would you mind sharing what tail bag that is you have on there and how it attaches to the rack?
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:05 AM   #6470
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Would you mind sharing what tail bag that is you have on there and how it attaches to the rack?
It's an an an ancient Moose fender bag. It has a poly 'floor' in the bag that I removed. I zip-tied the base to the OEM Kaw rack, and used the bolt holes to bolt the bag to the base with more zip-ties. It's pretty secure.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:47 PM   #6471
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It's an an an ancient Moose fender bag. It has a poly 'floor' in the bag that I removed. I zip-tied the base to the OEM Kaw rack, and used the bolt holes to bolt the bag to the base with more zip-ties. It's pretty secure.

Bul206,,,, looks like u basically have the same setup that i have or am goin for,,,,, thanks for the headsup on the SC seat kit,,,, looks great on your bike .. Cant wait for it to show up tomorrow..


Earthscape....... I have the Wolfman Peak tail bag on mine,,,, when i ordered my set up from Wolfman,,, i said,,, "Hey,, can you set me up with the complete "Enduro" kit...including the Peak Tail Bag,,,, they said sure.... and they discounted the whole order for me.... Great bunch of people.... even for simple technical issues.....
The only thing is that the system isnt "water proof"..... but hey, thats what they make ziploc,, and garbage bags for!!!
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:57 PM   #6472
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It's an an an ancient Moose fender bag. It has a poly 'floor' in the bag that I removed. I zip-tied the base to the OEM Kaw rack, and used the bolt holes to bolt the bag to the base with more zip-ties. It's pretty secure.
There's a couple in the FM right now...
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:28 PM   #6473
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Perfect place to play in the front range. I like the gravel roads and trails up in the Ward/Gold Hill area.
hey thanks for the tip i was all over ward, gold hill and jamestowns and a bunch of other places highway 7 and 36 and a thanks to a guy who calls him self on here as beernuts for hes advice as well ran in to alot of guys there that are on this forum as well i had so much fun in those back roads i cant wait to go back there in a few weeks again. my wr250r preformed perfectly. im most likly going to take the wr up there again and leave the klr at home .i did makes a few harley guys mad as i past them in the twistys with my 250 he he he any way here are a few pics i took while i was up there in colorado. oh and while i was out there i rolled over 10,000 miles on the wr but by the time i got home to kansas i had over 11,000 miles on the bike. the last two pics of me and a freind of mines 250s riding the flint hils in kansas the day befor i left for colorado.










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Old 05-21-2013, 08:32 PM   #6474
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Thanks for the ride report!
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:33 PM   #6475
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thank you for the info
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:43 AM   #6476
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Bul206,,,, looks like u basically have the same setup that i have or am goin for,,,,, thanks for the headsup on the SC seat kit,,,, looks great on your bike .. Cant wait for it to show up tomorrow..


Earthscape....... I have the Wolfman Peak tail bag on mine,,,, when i ordered my set up from Wolfman,,, i said,,, "Hey,, can you set me up with the complete "Enduro" kit...including the Peak Tail Bag,,,, they said sure.... and they discounted the whole order for me.... Great bunch of people.... even for simple technical issues.....
The only thing is that the system isnt "water proof"..... but hey, thats what they make ziploc,, and garbage bags for!!!
Thanks for the info guys.
Indeed, ZipLock should make a series of dedicated "ADVRider" ziplock bags, in various sizes and extra durable.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:10 AM   #6477
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Thanks for the info guys.
Indeed, ZipLock should make a series of dedicated "ADVRider" ziplock bags, in various sizes and extra durable.
I quit with the zip lock and trash bags system for waterproofing, simply not durable enough. I found Walmart has a reasonable priced durable waterproof bag that I use for just sleeping bag, liner, pillow case, electronics, and clothes: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Outdoor-Pr...g-20L/17017909 The disadvantage is the roll and fold adds some volume to my pack, but the waterproofing is excellent!

Everything else in my travel kit could get a little wet without bothering me.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:22 PM   #6478
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Here are a couple of photos of my Bajaj 200NS, a three-spark, water-cooled moto, excellent performance for 200cc's. I'm going to use this as a minimalist tourer here in Ecuador. Fire Parts in Colombia already have side racks and saddlebags available http://www.fireparts.com.co/fire-par...0-ns-fireparts
No problem keeping up with traffic, top end is just short of 90 mph.



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Old 05-22-2013, 08:59 PM   #6479
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...No problem keeping up with traffic, top end is just short of 90 mph.
That's a beautiful little motorcycle, OG. Also, it's very impressive a 200cc engine can move a bike that fast!

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Old 05-22-2013, 10:48 PM   #6480
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This bike is getting more attention in "battle scooters" but it kind of falls between a scoot and a thumper road warrior

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