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Old 02-07-2008, 07:26 PM   #1
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Yamaha XT 225 Adventure website

One of our American ADV mates passed this XT 225 adventure bike website on to me.

Great site, some great stories.
Much info about making an XT 225 more off roadable also.

http://www.xt225.com/

These little bikes obviously go anywhere!

Cheers: Jaq.
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:31 PM   #2
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Bless the little Serow, had so fun on one of them a while ago.

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Old 02-07-2008, 08:34 PM   #3
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And this.

http://www.angelfire.com/sports/serowpages/

Still looking for one for the wife

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Old 02-07-2008, 08:38 PM   #4
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I've also got a link to a manual,but you'll have to PM me for that

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Old 02-08-2008, 01:51 AM   #5
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XT225.com is a great site, i've been lurking there for a long time.

Seems to be a whole heap of good info on the wee beasts aswell.

I picked this one up for my lady for $2500, it is a 94 model but under 7000k's and one owner.



The guy I bought it from was from the UK and he used to own a tour company in the Scottish highlands and his whole fleet of bikes consisted of 15 XT225's and he said he never had a problem with one of them, and he said aside from regular maintainence they got hammered from his customers.

This one has never missed a beat and now my 13 y/o son is giving it a bit of a hiding.

A2 your wife should love it, they are a great all round go anywhere sort of bike.
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:04 AM   #6
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A2 your wife should love it, they are a great all round go anywhere sort of bike.
It's about the only offroad bike that she can her feet on the ground.

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Old 02-08-2008, 07:39 PM   #7
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It's about the only offroad bike that she can her feet on the ground.

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Yamaha TTR 230...Yamaha TW 200...and of course the venerable DT 175.

You could also look at the Honda CTX 200 ag bike and the Yamaha AG 200.
Don't laugh...a mate in South Africa stripped all the ag gear and big mudflaps off his Honda CTX 200 and rides it everywhere...it does about 90kph hour on the road...and he's a BIG lad.
A smaller, lighter rider would certanly get a 100 kph out of it.
The AG bikes are cheaper than the trail bikes.
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:46 PM   #8
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Oh yeah!
I have a DT175 that kicks butt in the Florida sand
and my XT225 for all around riding!
I can't touch the ground on any others! And I am 5'7"
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Yamaha TTR 230...Yamaha TW 200...and of course the venerable DT 175.
Yeah,I know what your saying Jaq.I looked at the TTR230 but did'nt think the subframe would be strong enough to handle too much luggage.The local dealer suggested that the XT230 is a better bike being made in Japan while the TTR is made some where else Korea? or something like that.What I should have said is it's the only 1 she likes that she can touch the ground on.
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Yeah,I know what your saying Jaq.I looked at the TTR230 but did'nt think the subframe would be strong enough to handle too much luggage.The local dealer suggested that the XT230 is a better bike being made in Japan while the TTR is made some where else Korea? or something like that.What I should have said is it's the only 1 she likes that she can touch the ground on.
I'd really investigate the CTX 200 if I were you mate.
I'm looking at one for another female rider who wants to do off road.
Bullet proof motor, same engine for many years. Heaps of crash protection if you leave the ag gear on. Huge luggage racks.

Goes anywhere, better fuel range than the 230 also I think.

http://www.hondampe.com.au/wps/wcm/c...200+Bushlander
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