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Old 03-30-2010, 03:10 PM   #46
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Wondering if anyone out there has gone through the pain of swapping out the stock handlebars on the Xt-250. I think the stock handlebar is a bit too low for me and sweeps out too far. Yamaha has all the cables running pretty tight with the stock bars and I wonder if re-cabling would be required. Let me know if you have any suggestions or links to possible replacement handlebars.
I used MSR CR highs on my 08 XT. PERFECT for off roading in the extreme while standing up and making your own trails.
I kinda miss the little girl!
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:17 PM   #47
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Can you cruise at 70 without to much stress on the engine?
Not really.

That's not to say that the bike won't do 70 for extended periods of time, because it will. I just wouldn't really want to do it. 60-65mph, all day long, but above that, I think I'd want a bigger engine.
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:41 AM   #48
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Not really.

That's not to say that the bike won't do 70 for extended periods of time, because it will. I just wouldn't really want to do it. 60-65mph, all day long, but above that, I think I'd want a bigger engine.
All it really takes is a simple rear gear swap to cure that problem. Mine was pretty happy buzzing along at 65 and still had plenty of low gear left for lofting the front end up over fallen trees and logs.
I actually sometimes miss the little girl. (untill I'm cruising at 75 on the DR and it isn't breathing heavy)
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:36 PM   #49
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Wink I love my XT250!!!

Wow this thread has been quiet for a while.
Time to get it fired back up!!

Are my fellow XT owners afraid of being called out by the big boys for having a little one?
This bike is great if you use it for what it is made for. I love it when my MC friends tell me about what my little thumper can't do. I just laugh and say you want to go ride? More often than not they have no interest in trying to follow me.

Here are a few pics from last spring right after I got the bike. I rode all over the back roads in the NorCal wine country. What a blast!!




I have added a rack to strap some camping gear to it and plan head out in the next month or so.






The XT250 is not a "real" dirt bike, touring bike or freeway bike but it is a hell of a lot of fun and has never failed to do what I have asked of it.

LOVE THIS BIKE!!
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Old 02-27-2011, 02:43 PM   #50
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You are right, great bike!
Yeo, it's not "real dirt bike". I'm not sure if there are some sprockets available for it.

What kind of seat cover do you have?
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:27 PM   #51
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seat cover

What kind of seat cover do you have?[/QUOTE]


It's a Stern's ATV seat cover from Walmart. Cheap (under $18) and makes a pretty big differance. Here is a link.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Stearns-Bl...i_sku=10727537
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:15 AM   #52
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Yes we do need to keep this going lets see some XT photos.

From last fall great camping weather.
I added 2 MSR fuel tanks to the rear for long rides.
They fit just under the luggage rack.



Just after I bought the Coyote bag...great bag by the way.



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Old 03-08-2011, 09:13 AM   #53
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Question Hand guard question

USAIR...nice set-up!!!
Can you tell me what model Acerbis those are and what mounting kit? They look nice...not too big.
If not too much trouble maybe a cockpit shot of them??


As you saw I have my rack and just mounted my skid plate (pics to come) so all I have left are the hand guards.

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Old 03-08-2011, 03:52 PM   #54
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USAIR...nice set-up!!!
Can you tell me what model Acerbis those are and what mounting kit? They look nice...not too big.
If not too much trouble maybe a cockpit shot of them??


As you saw I have my rack and just mounted my skid plate (pics to come) so all I have left are the hand guards.

Thanks!

Michael
I'm pretty sure there Rally Pro and I just used the universal mounting kit.
Saved my break and clutch levers many times.
They are a pretty good fit I think I had to move the levers a little but no big deal.

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Old 03-10-2011, 08:34 AM   #55
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Not very good at this it's my first video cheap point and shoot camera.
Fun day though.
Louis County Kentucky


http://www.riverbendphotos.com/Frien...771_oDpeZ-A-LB

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Old 03-10-2011, 10:05 AM   #56
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Sweet!!

[QUOTE=USAIR;15382847]Not very good at this it's my first video cheap point and shoot camera.
Fun day though.
Louis County Kentucky


Badass videos!!
You again prove that this 16hp bike can go just about anywhere. Nice country you live. Where I live is beautiful too but not a lot of trails to ride. Everyone out here is afraid of being sued if I get hurt riding on their land. Mostly back roads for me right now.

Are you still running the stock tires?

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Old 03-13-2011, 07:10 AM   #57
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XT-250 guys...look over here http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=403156
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:05 AM   #58
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My people!!

Thanks MEDIC, I knew my people were around here somewhere!
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:14 AM   #59
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Ok sounds good to me I'll stop posting here and start over there.
We'll just let this one die...

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Old 03-13-2011, 02:47 PM   #60
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Ok sounds good to me I'll stop posting here and start over there.
We'll just let this one die...

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Well...I was just letting dec181966 know that there are others like us here.
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