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Old 12-27-2010, 12:01 PM   #31
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You're right. There's many guys on Stromtrooper.com with over 50K miles on their bikes with nothing more than basic maintenace. I met a guy at a rally with 65K on his (Iron Butt rider) and there's a few people with over 100k.

OTOH, my vintage Yamaha has the original factory tires!
Yeah. What ever happened to your resto project, anyway?
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:42 PM   #32
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Thumbs up Best 250cc bike?

Well, I finally found the answer to the question as to which 250cc bike is the best. The answer? The new Honda CBR250R, of course! Must be, because I saw no less than two of them on my way to work today, one red and one black. I can honestly say that they present very well from the front.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:19 AM   #33
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...Yamaha's WR250s are more powerful. No doubt about that... The CBR could stand a lightweight, free-flowing exhaust, ECU mods, cams, not sure what else. One Honda guy who ushered us on the ride was saying the CBR250R could probably make an easy extra 20% more hp...The whole bike is newbie friendly... Honda sacrificed top speed on a bike called CBR to make it newbie friendly...This is as entry level as it comes...Beats the heck out of my '75 Yamaha RD200 that I started on!
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"It's a slow, heavy pig of a bike, but it's faster than a 1975 model with a smaller motor, so BUY IT!"

Reality: my 13-year old, knackered '98 Honda NSR 150 eats these things for breakfast at every stoplight and turn.
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:33 PM   #34
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"It's a slow, heavy pig of a bike, but it's faster than a 1975 model with a smaller motor, so BUY IT!"

Reality: my 13-year old, knackered '98 Honda NSR 150 eats these things for breakfast at every stoplight and turn.
You've seen these on the street? I thought nobody could get their hands on them to buy or sell.
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