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#39873 - 11/02/08 02:59 AM Hello - New to Forum and recent XT 250 owner...
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Roadrunner here, and "gabbriell" at the ADVRider forum (because roadrunner was taken :^) We live in the Albuquerque Metro area.

I bought a new Yamaha XT 250 this summer, and just now turned around 700 miles. SloJoe showed me the ropes today - changed the oil filter and oil (of course), adjusted the valves, lubed the chain and cables, adjusted the clutch cable, and adjusted the idle. Before today - I hadn't even pulled the plastics.

Thanks' again Slojoe!!
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#39876 - 11/02/08 06:58 AM Re: Hello - New to Forum and recent XT 250 owner... [Re: Roadrunner]
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Welcome to the site Roadrunner. Lots of good info on here. just ask if you can't find it.

Post some pics of the bike and where you ride it. We're always interested.

Have fun.
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#39878 - 11/02/08 07:50 AM Re: Hello - New to Forum and recent XT 250 owner... [Re: Doc250]
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Welcome to the site and to the XT world. We have a wealth of info and a great bunch of people on here. Ask away with any questions, and like Doc said, post some pics of what/where you ride....cool
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#39907 - 11/03/08 04:08 AM Re: Hello - New to Forum and recent XT 250 owner... [Re: Moto Psycho]
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Thanks Doc and Psycho!

I'm going to need to wash my bike before any pics after Slojoe and Loren took me on an 80-mile, 1/2 day trip - half of them on dirt roads. It sure was fun - and my bike sure got a workout! We didn't have a camera with us today...

Hopefully, I'll be able to get some daylight pictures - at least of the bike, this coming weekend. :^)
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#39964 - 11/04/08 05:36 PM Re: Hello - New to Forum and recent XT 250 owner... [Re: Roadrunner]
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Hey Roadrunner, welcome to the Fold!
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#39969 - 11/04/08 07:08 PM Re: Hello - New to Forum and recent XT 250 owner.. [Re: Roadrunner]
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No Camera!

Good grief, whatever next!

Welcome to the motley crew and I'm sure we'll be looking forward to your images from the weekend.
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Team Cabra, Brazilian XT225, Team Ukulele, Japan import XT225, a 250 to be named and loads of 2 stroke Kawasaki AR's!

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#39990 - 11/05/08 05:45 AM Re: Hello - New to Forum and recent XT 250 owner.. [Re: Reggie]
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I had my camera but was enjoying the ride too much to stop for pictures. The ride was at a leisurely pace and my bike enjoyed the lower speed, it got 86.5 mpg. I've had this bike for 15 months and just turned 8000 miles on the odometer.
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#39991 - 11/05/08 05:54 AM Re: Hello - New to Forum and recent XT 250 owner.. [Re: Slojoe]
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Mornin' Slojoe,

it's always good to see people using their bikes, rather than polishing them in the garage!
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Team Cabra, Brazilian XT225, Team Ukulele, Japan import XT225, a 250 to be named and loads of 2 stroke Kawasaki AR's!

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#39994 - 11/05/08 02:02 PM Re: Hello - New to Forum and recent XT 250 owner.. [Re: Reggie]
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Reggie,
I did wipe off my tank yesterday. Is that considered polishing?
Living way up the mountain on gravel roads, I don't wash my bikes.
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#39995 - 11/05/08 02:08 PM Re: Hello - New to Forum and recent XT 250 owner.. [Re: Barnone]
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Hi Barnone,

I think we'll let you off with that one!
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Team Cabra, Brazilian XT225, Team Ukulele, Japan import XT225, a 250 to be named and loads of 2 stroke Kawasaki AR's!

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