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Re: To old to ride? [Re: Bris] #149717 12/25/20 12:14 PM
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Top picture is what the bike looks like now, with the blue seat, side covers, and tank. Notice the Cigar Mike centerstand and kickstarter

Bottom picture is what it looked like 10 years ago, with a black seat, tank, and white sidecovers.

Not the prettiest bike around, but in 12 years and over 20K miles it has never left me stranded. The AZ desert is hard on bikes.




Last edited by JerryH; 12/25/20 12:29 PM.

The above is my opinion. Your mileage may vary.
1994/2001 custom built XT225 with a ton of aftermarket parts.



Re: To old to ride? [Re: Paul49] #149720 12/25/20 03:13 PM
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I'm with Paul on that! Brilliant, Jerry!.. Where there's a problem, solve it!! You're an old hand at solving problems like this, what my dad used to call 'cowboy logic', ..our kind of people!..


The voyage of discovery that truly matters is not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.
Re: To old to ride? [Re: Bris] #149896 01/07/21 02:49 AM
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The paint can trick is pretty cool for sure. Being a jockey sized rider, I have an issue getting a leg over on most bikes. Since I can only get one toe on the ground, I use the foot peg to get on and off while the bike is on the stand.


Just my 2 cents but with inflation it's only worth 1 cent
Re: To old to ride? [Re: Bris] #149903 01/07/21 06:21 AM
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I'm 6' 240. There is no way the stand, or the bracket it is bolted to would support my weight if I stood on the peg with the bike on the stand. I had a bike back about 20 years ago (1980 Suzuki GS450) that I bought as a beater for transportation, and the sidestand bracket that was welded to the frame was broken off. The bike had been dropped a few times, so I don't know exactly how that happened, but I'm pretty sure the sidestand bracket on the XT would not support 240 pounds, especially with the bike leaned over like that. On a bike with no centerstand, when I need to get a wheel off the ground, I put it on the sidestand, and jack up the right side of the bike. But I first put a block of wood under the sidestand so the bike is more upright when jacked up, to help relieve stress on the sidestand and bracket. If someone could hold the bike upright for me, then I could use the footpeg to stand on.


The above is my opinion. Your mileage may vary.
1994/2001 custom built XT225 with a ton of aftermarket parts.



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