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Old 05-24-2013, 08:51 AM   #6496
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Looks like they'd be good for drying cars or bikes after a wash, too.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:54 PM   #6497
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After a few years riding a KLR 650 I decided to go smaller and more trail worthy. I sold the KLR last December and picked up a basket case 93 XR250l that has been in my brother's garage for the past few years. I traded him my home brewing kit and hauled the bits home. Slowly I go the thing back together, new bearings everywhere, rebuilt forks, big bore kit and a ton of drilled out and rethreaded holes later I am tagged and on the road. Here is a pic of the bike as it sits on the first ride.

I have since mounted the rear fender correctly and changed the front tire. I am also in process of repairing the side covers as they aren't available any more in the XRL version that covers the battery. The bike is running great and is resurrected. It hasn't been tagged since 1996 when it appears from the wiring that there was a fire and then a PO painted all the plastic black and used it as a beater trail bike.
It was my brother's plan to do the same but couldn't get it tagged in OK. I got a bonded title in AR no problem.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:20 PM   #6498
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I can't see that photo
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:15 PM   #6499
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Same here?.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:43 AM   #6500
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Leaving on my first long distance ride on the WR250R. Details at http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....7&postcount=16

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Old 05-26-2013, 09:47 AM   #6501
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Army Joe,

Sweet setup. I already have the black milk crates for my bikes, but need the bags. Looks like those don't require supporting racks. Is there something that keeps them off the tire?

Looks like they're Wolfman brand. What model? How much did they cost?

My WR450F looks a lot like the WR250R, but only get 30 mpg.... Great on the trails, but not much of a travel bike. I'd take my little XT225 for a trip I think the WR250R probably has the best traits from each of my bikes.

If your trip heads this direction give me a yell, and I'll show you the local trails.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:10 PM   #6502
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Nice screen on the WR as well - is that a Parabellum? Have fun!
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:57 PM   #6503
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Army Joe,

Sweet setup. I already have the black milk crates for my bikes, but need the bags. Looks like those don't require supporting racks. Is there something that keeps them off the tire?

Looks like they're Wolfman brand. What model? How much did they cost?

My WR450F looks a lot like the WR250R, but only get 30 mpg.... Great on the trails, but not much of a travel bike. I'd take my little XT225 for a trip I think the WR250R probably has the best traits from each of my bikes.

If your trip heads this direction give me a yell, and I'll show you the local trails.
Here's the info on the bags. http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/index....product_id=311

Same size as Expedition bags at 75% of the cost. Don't care about waterproofing, that's what zip lock bags are for.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:59 PM   #6504
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Nice screen on the WR as well - is that a Parabellum? Have fun!
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:03 PM   #6505
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Being a bit "old school" my tw200 looks like a motorcycle. Some of these new breeds coming out look like transformers. All that fancy plastic would be expensive to replace. They seem to complicated. I'll take a bike that looks like it was made in the 60's, simple, straight forward, is in the showroom today tried and true, bugs worked out, and able to fix it in the mud and rain to take me home.

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Old 05-27-2013, 04:36 AM   #6506
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Being a bit "old school" my tw200 looks like a motorcycle. Some of these new breeds coming out look like transformers. All that fancy plastic would be expensive to replace. They seem to complicated. I'll take a bike that looks like it was made in the 60's, simple, straight forward, is in the showroom today tried and true, bugs worked out, and able to fix it in the mud and rain to take me home.
How about some of the ones that wear their frames "on-the-outside" ?
Kind of like a combination of SiFi & Monster.
http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/...ure434785.html
http://www.freedomcyclenh.com/new_ve...ModelYear=2013
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:34 AM   #6507
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Here's the info on the bags. http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/index....product_id=311

Same size as Expedition bags at 75% of the cost. Don't care about waterproofing, that's what zip lock bags are for.
The Monarchs will be my next luggage purchase,I already have lotsa ziplocks
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:44 PM   #6508
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Todays ride

Got the lawns done, and finally got to do a little riding. Here’s some of the places I visited this afternoon. No, not on my KLR, but I can put this little bike where I don’t dare take the KLR. Some places, there’s just no place to turn around.








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Old 05-29-2013, 07:03 AM   #6509
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Wow nice NX250,I understand about turning a KLR around.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:07 AM   #6510
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