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Re: New member from Toronto, Canada

Postby zheka130 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:21 am

spotthedogg wrote:
zheka130 wrote:
spotthedogg wrote:Welcome, nice JDM signals do you have the combined tail light as well?


Yes, got the combined taillight


Nice! Those lights are hard to find and very valuable.


Good to know, thanks.

How hard are mod parts to find for this bike? Saw some exhausts on ebay from Australia
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Re: New member from Toronto, Canada

Postby squirrelman » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:40 pm

Only real mod parts would be jetkit and muffler can. Aus muffler would likely be from a later VTR model and not fit our bikes. :shock:

Of course you could mod the gearing with sprocket changes.
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Re: New member from Toronto, Canada

Postby spotthedogg » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:22 pm

I just bought an exhaust for a newer VTR and I have some work to do in making it fit and it was expensive to get here
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Re: New member from Toronto, Canada

Postby zheka130 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:03 pm

This is what the signal lights look like.
Asked the former owner, he said they were obtained from Australia, and these were stock on Australian models.

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Re: New member from Toronto, Canada

Postby zheka130 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:08 pm

I am referring to this one in particular. On the ad it says it fits VTRs 1990-20xx

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Re: New member from Toronto, Canada

Postby spotthedogg » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:39 am

You would need to fabricate a mid pipe maybe?

I have a slip on muffler I had made by Coffman Custom Exhaust last that I could sell or a classic Yoshimura slip on

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Re: New member from Toronto, Canada

Postby gmonsen » Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:53 am

You said "considering its a 250"... Probably hard to get your head around, but bigger displacement bikes are not really better bikes. Maybe you have to be older and have ridden a bunch of different bikes to get to a good appreciation for what's really good and what's just conventional thinking. I have owned a bunch of 750's, a 900 Ducati and the 916. They were all pretty interesting and some were pretty good drives. The Ducati 916's only value was that it was great to look at. It hurts to drive it more than 20 minutes or so. The better smaller bikes are a lot more fun and more interesting in many ways. The VTR is essentially a very small and light Ducati-style bike in that the V-twin engine has so much torque and midrange and the motor sounds great and sound is a lot of the enjoyment of riding. (Or driving a car for that matter.) I have a slightly tweaked 231cc inline 4 Moto Guzzi that absolutely shrieks at 12,000 rpm and weighs just 257 pounds dry. It only does just under 100 mph, but is awesome fun in the twisties and as fast as much, much bigger bikes. Like Colin Chapman said, lightness is what makes something handle and very few big displacement bikes weigh less than 450-475. Anyway, bikes are for fun and displacement has little to do with it, imho. Enjoy your beautiful VTR.

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Re: New member from Toronto, Canada

Postby squirrelman » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:07 pm

Don't underestimate the fun of riding a VTR250. ;) Makes a far better city traffic and commuter bike than anything bigger and heavier. like riding a bicycle compared to a 750 and enough power to break laws at will. :o

if you're trending toward diminutive with short legs, a VTR is nearly an ideal mini-sportbike. :

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(above photo taken at Niagara on the Lake, ontaRIO, canada )
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Re: New member from Toronto, Canada

Postby Murdo1 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:07 am

squirrelman wrote:Don't underestimate the fun of riding a VTR250. ;) Makes a far better city traffic and commuter bike than anything bigger and heavier. like riding a bicycle compared to a 750 and enough power to break laws at will. :o

if you're trending toward diminutive with short legs, a VTR is nearly an ideal mini-sportbike. :

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Totally agree.
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