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Polly 18 Feb 2012 17:45

long distance on a yam WR 125 R ????
 
Hello, I am back again, still wondering whats the best choice...

What about traveling with this bike ? Yamaha WR 125 R

Tank, seat, luggage rack and :scooter:

anybody experience on reliability, how many Km can these bikes live ?

Thanx

( XT addept, but looking for more agility)

Alexlebrit 18 Feb 2012 18:18

Speaking generally, I can't see why not, when you consider that the likes of Ed Marsh and Nathan Millward, to name just two have travelled huge distances on teeny Hondas then there's no reason why a125cc shouldn't.

I'm going to throw in the Derbi Terra Adventure as well. It's a125cc, Piaggio group bike with adventure bike specs and they've proved their metal in the Mongol Rally, in Ferando Retor's trips round Europe and into the Sahara too.

http://www.motorcanario.com/noticias...vasretor11.jpg

Harty 18 Feb 2012 21:28

+1 Derbi Terra Adventure :thumbup:

tommysmithfromleeds 19 Feb 2012 12:06

that derbi terra adventurer looks so freakin cool!

as for the yam, this guy did pretty well on a YBR
Tales from the Saddle - Solo Motorcycle Tour Around the World on a Honda XR125 & Yamaha YBR 125

Walkabout 19 Feb 2012 14:01

Which bike forum is a broad church
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Polly (Post 367925)
Hello, I am back again, still wondering whats the best choice...

What about traveling with this bike ? Yamaha WR 125 R

Tank, seat, luggage rack and :scooter:

anybody experience on reliability, how many Km can these bikes live ?

Thanx

( XT addept, but looking for more agility)

You might get more discussion of this WR and the WR250/450 that you asked about separately by posting in the Yam techical forum - here in "which bike" you will get discussion of all the options for :scooter:

Anyway, which XT do you mean? The Serow XT225/250?? If not, consider that one perhaps.

Polly 19 Feb 2012 17:25

Hello, I will post this question on the yamaha tech forum
XT 600 (rode to and round Mongolia, twoo up)
I tasted now a real off road bike (TT 350), something completely different
Like it
thanks

John Downs 19 Feb 2012 17:40

They don't sell the smaller WR125R in the U.S. so I checked youtube to see what it looks like:

Yamaha WR 125 R - YouTube

Looks good to me for third world travel. The same weak points of low luggage carrying capacity, small fuel tank and uncomfortable seat.

The WR250R has aftermarket large gas tank, racks and luggage available for sale. You might have to jerryrig something for this little guy.

Have fun no matter which bike you ride.

Cheers,
John Downs

ta-rider 19 Feb 2012 21:23

Hi,

Im doinga lokg distancetrip on a honda CGL 125 right now. The bike is great as long as you dont go on to hight altitude. There it gets realy slow:

Motorcycle trip through Peru - Machu Picchu - part 3

Have fun, Tobi

stuxtttr 20 Feb 2012 00:48

Polly your trip sounds cool

stay light stay bright :thumbup1:

I think either 125 or 250 WR would be great but the Derbi is a great bike it looks like a mini Tenere. much better weather protection etc.

:scooter:

whatever you choose enjoy the ride too many people think you need a 1200 GS to go down the shops on. having ridden a 1200 gs I would sooner walk to the shops:censored:

Polly 21 Mar 2012 20:23

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:Dhello, I did fall in love, tomorow she will be mine !!!

Walkabout 21 Mar 2012 20:56

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Originally Posted by Polly (Post 372282)
:Dhello, I did fall in love, tomorow she will be mine !!!

Yes, they are nice; there are a few folks on here using the TTR250.
Who needs water cooling!!

Congrats, it is always good to get a new (to you) bike. :thumbup1:

duive01 4 Apr 2012 13:19

Look at this, RTW on a Yamaha YBR125.

Yamaha YBR 125 - The Motorcycles


Personally I think you can travel on almost every bike. Maybe one needs more maintenance than another, one is abetter ride on dirt, another has a bigger fuel tank.....I've read stories of people on mopeds, very small 50cc bike, going all the way up to Alaska.

If you like your bike, go for it!

brclarke 4 Apr 2012 15:31

I was just looking the other day at a website (sorry, didn't note the address) about a guy riding from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego on a Honda Elite 125 scooter. Not exactly what I would call the ideal long distance touring rig, but he was getting it done.

Polly 23 Apr 2012 19:44

hello, me again
Finally I did not go for this TTR 250, the man tried to ripp me off.... (he replaced the battery for an old one, after I did say YES) and so I did discover he was lying over the history of the bike
I don't like being treated like this ...
so I am still looking around for another bike...again

Walkabout 23 Apr 2012 20:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by Polly (Post 376609)
I did discover he was lying over the history of the bike
I don't like being treated like this ...
so I am still looking around for another bike...again

You are right not to put up with this type of thing which, unfortunately, is all too common with second hand motorcycles.
Still the good thing is that you realised in time that this particular deal was not for you!
It must be a buyer's market in Belgium, as in most parts of the EU right now, so hopefully the right bike will be found!
The TTR250 remains a great bike if you can find one that has a good history.

Good luck with the search.


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