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#139229 - 11/10/17 09:01 PM newbie new member
Claudia Offline
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Registered: 11/09/17
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Loc: Idaho
Hi all,
I am a new rider, having recently completed the 3 day motorcycle safety training course and obtained my endorsement. I live in North-central Idaho and own a 2013 Yamaha XT250. I chose the XT250 because I live on a gravel road and there are a lot of unpaved roads to explore in the area, but also want to ride the beautiful paved back roads we have. Also, its light, flickable, easy to work on, is relatively bulletproof, and was inexpensive to purchase (used). Plus it has a relatively low seat height (by shaving the seat foam, I was able to lower it enough to get the balls of both feet down -important for confidence for a new rider).
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2013 Yamaha XT250. ASV shorty levers, cyclops 7000 lumen light. Sans decals.

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#139230 - 11/10/17 09:10 PM Re: newbie new member [Re: Claudia]
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Registered: 04/10/09
Posts: 235
Loc: Central Nevada, USA
Welcome! I chose my XT225 for exactly the same reasons! Lots of good information available on this site - a lot of great people willing to share their knowledge of these bikes and riding in general. So should you have any questions, ask away!
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#139231 - 11/10/17 09:40 PM Re: newbie new member [Re: Claudia]
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Loc: Montrose, CO
Welcome to the site as a new USER. Enjoy and ride safely. How far are you away from Stanley? Some nice trail riding there.
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#139232 - 11/10/17 11:20 PM Re: newbie new member [Re: Claudia]
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Loc: Heber/Overgaard, AZ

Welcome to the site. Enjoy everything you'll find here and ride safely!..
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#139244 - 11/12/17 01:19 AM Re: newbie new member [Re: Claudia]
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Loc: East TN USA
Welcome! Sounds like you're starting off smart!
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This shall pass, be still and know.
2006 XT225, UNI filter, ProTaper bars, MSR handguards, SS front brake line, Shinko 241's.

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#139284 - 11/15/17 04:56 PM Re: newbie new member [Re: peejman]
Claudia Offline
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Registered: 11/09/17
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Loc: Idaho
Thank you! I hope so!
-Claudia
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2013 Yamaha XT250. ASV shorty levers, cyclops 7000 lumen light. Sans decals.

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#139285 - 11/15/17 04:57 PM Re: newbie new member [Re: Az4x4]
Claudia Offline
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Registered: 11/09/17
Posts: 5
Loc: Idaho
Thank you! I look forward to learning from all the members here.
-Claudia
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2013 Yamaha XT250. ASV shorty levers, cyclops 7000 lumen light. Sans decals.

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#139286 - 11/15/17 05:01 PM Re: newbie new member [Re: Muniac]
Claudia Offline
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Registered: 11/09/17
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Loc: Idaho
Thank you. Im about 6 hrs north of Stanley, but we have a lot of trails/unpaved roads to explore up here to. I cant wait to start checking them out.
-Claudia
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2013 Yamaha XT250. ASV shorty levers, cyclops 7000 lumen light. Sans decals.

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#139287 - 11/15/17 05:07 PM Re: newbie new member [Re: Deserteagle56]
Claudia Offline
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Registered: 11/09/17
Posts: 5
Loc: Idaho
Thanks! Thats cool that you had the same reasons for getting your bike. I look forward to learning from everyone here.
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2013 Yamaha XT250. ASV shorty levers, cyclops 7000 lumen light. Sans decals.

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#139293 - 11/16/17 08:43 PM Re: newbie new member [Re: Claudia]
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Loc: Montrose, CO
6 hours isn't around the corner. But should you want to take a few day riding trip they have some good trails there. We transported our bikes in a van. Ride safely.
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