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Old 03-05-2009, 05:38 PM   #1
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Yamaha XT250 owners.....

Tell me how you like your bike! I've got a chance to buy a like new '08 for $3000. I like the looks and simplicity. No radiator, no shims, no balancer.
How do you carry stuff on yours? How's the seat on longer rides?
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:36 PM   #2
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I love mine... they are GREAT bikes.
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:37 AM   #3
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How do you carry stuff on yours? How's the seat on longer rides?
I like the seat better than most...here is how I carry things.




I added a rack that makes things much better...
https://www.yamahagenuineparts.com/T...opcat=toppicks

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Old 03-06-2009, 04:26 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. I think I'll probably pick this bike up.
Sandusky, eh? I'm near Chillicothe. Lotsa great dualsport riding down here!
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:06 PM   #5
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Bikeridermark...you do live in a great area. My family loves the Hocking Hills area for hiking and such.

I'm planning a riding trip for the area just North-East of Marietta for sometime this spring or summer.

Great riding all around that area. I think that you will like the bike.


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Old 03-06-2009, 06:00 PM   #6
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I'm planning a riding trip for the area just North-East of Marietta for sometime this spring or summer.
Stop by my place on the way down, if you want a riding buddy.

I came very close to buying an XT2fiddy before I found my TTR250 cheap, and since they share many qualities I like to think it's the XT's weird Australian cousin, but I do like them a lot and if I were buying a new bike that's what I'd own.
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:27 PM   #7
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how is Maumee?

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Bikeridermark...you do live in a great area. My family loves the Hocking Hills area for hiking and such.

I'm planning a riding trip for the area just North-East of Marietta for sometime this spring or summer.

Great riding all around that area. I think that you will like the bike.


We live in Brighton, just north of Ann Arbor and have been thinkinga 'bout riding Maumee because it is relatively close for a day trip. How is the riding? Do you still need to buy the permits at the DMV?
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Old 03-07-2009, 05:28 AM   #8
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I've got a rack on mine

from Turbo city.
Nice rack that mounts up easilly and gives you lots of added room but, if you get it......spray it with clear anti-chip paint before you install it.
The stock paint chips way too easy!

Lot's of info here...................under upgrades.

http://xt250report.com/viewforum.php...b919010d6a9613
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:19 PM   #9
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We live in Brighton, just north of Ann Arbor and have been thinkinga 'bout riding Maumee because it is relatively close for a day trip. How is the riding? Do you still need to buy the permits at the DMV?
It was very fun...the area is nice also.
The trails are very sandy and very soft in some areas. Also many big mud pits and lots water after a rain. I would say that it is more geared towards true motocross and 4 wheelers but I did have fun.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:22 PM   #10
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Stop by my place on the way down, if you want a riding buddy.
Hey...maybe I will, thanks.
See ya at ARFCOM
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:32 PM   #11
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I just picked up an '08 with 414 miles on it from a Harley dealership in Missouri a couple of weeks ago. I'm liking the bike just fine, but think that maybe first gear may be a bit short. I'll take it out a few more times and on different terrain before I make the final judgment. So far, no luggage and no rack, but a camera bag fits fine on the seat with Rox straps. Rox Straps are great! I'll be picking up a rack for it soon and probably stick with the Wolfman tail/seat pack I already use on my DR650 for it. I have the mini one now, and it holds almost everything I need for overnight camping.

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Old 04-01-2009, 04:45 PM   #12
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I am selling my 2009 with 70 miles.
check out my advert in classifieds.
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:11 AM   #13
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Hey all. Just thought I'd show off the used '08 I just bought!

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Old 04-19-2009, 11:15 AM   #14
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Hey all. Just thought I'd show off the used '08 I just bought!

Nice bike. Enjoy the heck out of it!
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:29 AM   #15
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Another Ohio guy - good to see you BR guys here. I ended up with one last fall - the bikes much more fun than I figured. Plenty of grunt, gearings decent - even offroad, runs 60 (actual more like 66 indicated) without annoyance, nice and simple. Its heavier than my DRZ-E but feels lighter - overall its well balanced.

Suspension is where I'm less than impressed - but for what it is, its fine. Race tech has some solutions forthcoming - doubt I'll plow $500 bucks into a fix. Stock bars are much too low. The factory tool kit is a PITA to get at. Shifters a little short, dont love the paper filter (but so far so good). All minor gripes given the bike - it is what it is.

The Cheng Shin 6006 worked fine on the road (I'm the only guy who doesnt hate those things) - but changing to Dunlop 606 has made the bike much more competent in the sping muck.

If anyone is considering one - they are great little bikes. Crappy phone shot.

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