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Old 04-08-2013, 03:12 PM   #3076
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How do you like the new 250L? How is it on the highway? Power?
It's a fun little bike. I came off an FZ1 so obviously there is a big difference in power (130 vs 18). It's not as smooth and stable on the freeway as a larger bike (knobby tires don't help) but it will cruse along at 55-65mph without tiring you out. I probably would not ride it to Seattle though without street tires and a windscreen. And you will not be passing a lot of cars on the freeway.

Where it shines is in town, on country roads, on twisty roads (light, easy to flick around), and off-road. Power is fine in those situations. Some say it's geared to high off road but I have not had any issues so far on the forest roads and 2-track trails.

Gas mileage is great. On that ride I was out 1/2 the day, it cost me less than $4.00, and I was not easy on the throttle.

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Old 04-08-2013, 08:23 PM   #3077
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It's a fun little bike. I came off an FZ1 so obviously there is a big difference in power (130 vs 18). It's not as smooth and stable on the freeway as a larger bike (knobby tires don't help) but it will cruse along at 55-65mph without tiring you out. I probably would not ride it to Seattle though without street tires and a windscreen. And you will not be passing a lot of cars on the freeway.

Where it shines is in town, on country roads, on twisty roads (light, easy to flick around), and off-road. Power is fine in those situations. Some say it's geared to high off road but I have not had any issues so far on the forest roads and 2-track trails.

Gas mileage is great. On that ride I was out 1/2 the day, it cost me less than $4.00, and I was not easy on the throttle.

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Cool. My XR650L is decent on the highway but a pig off-road. Looking at that 250 lately and liking what I see except that it only weighs 50 pounds less than the XR650L and half the HP.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:16 AM   #3078
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If it helps, my DR650 was 366 lbs and the CRF feels a lot lighter. Well ok when I had to pick it up out of the snow it didn't but when riding it feels more like a 275 lb bike. It probably has a lower center of gravity.

If you lived closer I'd let you take it for a ride.

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Old 04-09-2013, 02:11 PM   #3079
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:35 PM   #3080
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:11 PM   #3081
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I was out in Odessa WA for the Stumpjumpers D 100 this last weekend and was hoping to catch some clear skies for shooting the Milky Way. The weather was cloudy and wind most of the weekend. I finally got my break at 3 AM Monday morning before I left. I headed out about 3 miles onto the course (I'm a member with permission) to an old homestead that had caught my eye earlier in the weekend. This shot is the old foundation and water tower. This is my first attempt at the Milky Way.



This is the newer home that is next to the foundation in the Milky way shot..... I stayed through sunrise and got some great shots in and around the house to be posted later.

The bathroom is apparently out on the front porch... (pink toilet anyway) It was a great spot to take care of some business and catch up on the D 100 program....

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Old 04-09-2013, 06:13 PM   #3082
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Beautiful shot. It's captures like that that make getting up (or staying up until) 3am TOTALLY worth it!
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:22 PM   #3083
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Sapling, the first photo is beautiful.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:37 PM   #3084
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Sapling, what camera settings did you use? Impressive shot!
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:19 PM   #3085
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:04 PM   #3086
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Thanks guys. Star shots are a max of 30 seconds or you get star "trails". This was right at 30 seconds. I light painted the foreground with two flashlights.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:13 AM   #3087
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Tom,

Nice picture! Is it that time of the year already or is that from the past?


Sapling,

Love the stars! I really need to start taking my camera with me to work and try to get some shots like that. The flashlights worked out excellent!

I got a good chuckle from the second shot.

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Old 04-10-2013, 07:39 AM   #3088
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Nice picture! Is it that time of the year already or is that from the past?
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That time of the year. Time to shake off winter and get out and
smell the tulips .
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:54 AM   #3089
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:54 AM   #3090
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Thanks guys. Star shots are a max of 30 seconds or you get star "trails". This was right at 30 seconds. I light painted the foreground with two flashlights.
Nice work with the flashlights. Did you have to dodge the foreground to balance the exposure with the sky? If not, was the timing of the painting a guess or did you use the shoot and adjust theory?

Be proud my friend, awesome work.

That'd make my portfolio if I'd shot it.
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