Published on January 7th, 2013 | by Al
I just came back from a couple of days camping at my brother Ben’s new place out west. I took a battery with me, and we got his old Yamaha XT225 going.
I took it for a test ride and rounded up some goats, did some hill work on one of the dam walls, and did a couple of circuits of the fence line of the front paddock.
“I reckon it needs three things to improve it”, I said to Ben after this. “Get rid of the mirrors, get rid of that keyring thing that makes a noise every time it hits a bump, and put the standard countershaft sprocket back on.”
An hour later, Ben said “I’ve removed the mirrors from the XT.”
“It will be better”, I said. “Take it for a test ride.”
“I have”, Ben said.
“And?” I asked.
“I haven’t looked back.”