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post #21 of 29 Old 08-19-2017, 02:57 AM
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You will need a soldering machine to heat drill the holes. You can either use rivets or nut bolts- but ensure they aren't too lengthy to rub against the front tyre.

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Got it in my hands. Now the installation only.

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Got it in my hands. Now the installation only.

Woah that was quick

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I wasn't sure about the number of kilometers ridden until I found this.
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The "minimalist touring" thread at ADVRider would enjoy reading your report if you would like to paste it over there.
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Minimalist Touring Thread (250cc and under) | Page 556 | Adventure Rider
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I made a larger windscreen out of Lexan from the building supply store. It bolts on under the mirror mounts and at the corners of the stock screen.
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I lean my chest down on a stuffed tank bag. There is a magic blow dryer effect that blows any rain straight down and off of your face shield when you peek just over the top of a screen. And this position takes all of the weight off of your wrists. You stay very dry and cozy except for your forearms and feet and the bike is a dart through crosswinds when your torso is anchored to the tank, Automatically leaning into sidewinds through the trail in the steering geometry.
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The rear grab bars are very sturdy to support a plank style DIY luggage system bolted to the rear seat which I'm sure you have seen used many times more in your country than I have in mine.
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Great report - I've often thought that riders outside the West are the ones to really speak of the CBR250R's capabilities. We are so picky and love to split all the hairs between the numerous options we feel we have... meanwhile, dedicated riders like you are really showing us what you're made of and what a neat bike like the CBR is made of.

Mine went 350 miles today, including gravel roads and a 4 wheel drive trail in the woods! I am very glad to know that hard hits to your wheels on Indian roads have not caused permanent damage, I have always gone relatively slow.

Back to the West another time... every ADV or dual sport write-up in the media makes it seem like alloy wheels will get destroyed off-road. You put that to the test too.

2 CBR250s and 2 Honda V4s... others on the way I'm sure.

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I like the setup. Here's my touring windshield (mounted with the stock one still attached for comparison). It was an old universal windshield made by Maier and the angle was perfect - I cut it down and attached it under the mirror stalks. Perfect coverage of my chest and shoulders with no buffeting at the helmet (lucky).

Also, here is a luggage setup I made from aluminum, using detachable Thule bicycle luggage that is quick release. Not pretty, but VERY handy. The lower struts attach to the passenger pegs and the whole thing comes off as one unit, or each bag can be removed individually with Thule's quick release system.

Touring on CBR250R's is the best!
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2 CBR250s and 2 Honda V4s... others on the way I'm sure.

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155,000 Kms wow! Nice write up and amazing pics of himalayan roads (and the bike). Congratulations Dude.

I just did some maths (converting metrics). If the bike averages 65 miles per US Gallon (104 Km per Gallon) then its 1490 US Gallons of fuel spent (5640 Liters).

I believe it averages 75 Rupees per Liter of Petrol in India. 5640 Liters x 75 = 423,000 Rupees ($7000). If we put the cost of maintenance and parts it might exceed twice or thrice the cost of the bike itself. Which means you got a hell of a service from this machine. Ohhh yeaaa!
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A CB500X just turned 160,000 km. Std maintenance plus one set of head bearings and 2 sets of fork seals and some corrosion repair on the starter relay plug (British rider).

http://advrider.com/index.php?thread...#post-33339974
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