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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2020, 07:50:18 am »
One of the nicest little bikes I have ever owned was my Hinda XR250 Tornado

I am a fat big pig but the fun and adventures I had on that little thing sommer makes me want to buy another one
I dont want to ride fast, But I want to ride FAR
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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #41 on: October 04, 2020, 08:36:08 am »
Helped washing the little 150 this morning and noticed some hardware on the engine that looks suspiciously like the emmissions control hardware on the 650s. Anyone knows anything about this? Can the little 150 be de-smogged? Should it?
 

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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #42 on: October 04, 2020, 09:08:36 am »
I think we miss out on the essence of biking adventure on big bikes with all the electronic gizmos. For most of us the limited time available to do a bike trip means we need to cover distance over a short period of time.

These small bikes bring back such good memories of my first bike; a KE100 that I rode all over with. Cheap Pep Stores barrel bag over the seat behind me, canvas skiing bag over my one shoulder and adventures of a lifetime were enjoyed.

Life surely was simpler back then.
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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #43 on: October 04, 2020, 09:18:43 am »
Exactly, I still remember the day I rode to the next town to buy a bread on my Yamaha YB100 with the 50cc sticker made from black insulation tape.
It was the biggest adventure Iíve had up to that point in my life.
Then the world and the bikes got bigger and bigger.
 

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Re: Adventurising a XR150L
« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2020, 11:07:16 am »
Exactly, I still remember the day I rode to the next town to buy a bread on my Yamaha YB100 with the 50cc sticker made from black insulation tape.
It was the biggest adventure Iíve had up to that point in my life.
Then the world and the bikes got bigger and bigger.
I like the sticker idea!

I started on a Kawasaki AE50. Cut the rear suspension link and lengthened it for more aggressive stance and changed the sleeve for one from an AE80. The bike and engine still said 50cc but I had so much more power! Didnít know anything about engines at the time but managed to to it all and get it running again.

I learnt most of what I know about gravel riding on that little bike.