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Old 12-16-2011, 08:35 PM   #31
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is this Obamas road?
tenerejay,

I live only 12 miles from Obama, but fortunately my beach house places an additional 120 miles between my family and Washington, DC.

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Old 12-17-2011, 04:52 AM   #32
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You're making me miss my XT225.

The best feature of the bike was that you knew with 100% certainty you could pick it up and drag it out of any bad situation you found yourself in. It just needed twice the HP for road use. And I was too big for it... and....

Anyway, nice report!

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I couldn't agree more; a little bike like the XT225 is perfect for exploring everything from twisty backroads to tight single track. Plus, it is easy to pick up!

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Old 12-23-2011, 08:04 PM   #33
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You're making me miss my XT225.

The best feature of the bike was that you knew with 100% certainty you could pick it up and drag it out of any bad situation you found yourself in. It just needed twice the HP for road use. And I was too big for it... and....

Anyway, nice report!
xKLR_John,

I agree with you on all accounts, especially the "pick it up and drag it out of any bad situation you found yourself in. " I wish I had pictures of some of these occasions!

There are so many reasons to go bigger, but my F800 GS often looks out of the garage with envy as the little XT and I go out to ride. It is just a great bike, even though I'm too big for it, it doesn't have enough power for the highway, it doesn't like to start below room temperature, and ....

I suppose I will still have the same complaints ten years from now, while several far more costly bikes have been obtained, enjoyed, and sold. However, the XT 250 might be the exception.

I'm glad you enjoyed the report,
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