25 September 2011

Guess what?!

WR250X somewhere close to Big Sur

2 comments:

  1. Ummm, you traded the Beemer for the WR250X, you ran away from home and ran out of gas near Big Sur? Am I close?

    That bike looks too clean and wants to play in the mud...

    Richard

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  2. Nay, not too close ...

    Okay - got a WR250X in addition to the GS as a lighter bike. Long term I'll add dirt wheels / tires and use it for tours where I really don't want to take the big beast.

    Bought it in LA and rode it back home. And yes, I nearly ran out of gas somewhere around Big Sur and had to get gas for a rip-off price at a store / restaurant / mini gas station place. 5.599 per gallon compared to an average of 4.15 I paid on the rest of the trip. That little bike is quite some fun, but the fuel tank is plain to small - just 1.9 gallons (roughly 7.5 liters). That gave me a range of about 120 to 130 miles but the fuel light always came on between 80 and 90 miles with half a gallon left. Annoying.

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