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Hi. I've been riding motorcycles since 1958, everything from road, racing, dual purpose,

enduro, adventure. I've never been great at any of it, but enjoyed it all, motorcycling is

in my blood. I'm riding a 2012 Suzuki TU250X presently, it is a good moto, even for long distance travel especially the way I have it set up with side cases, top case, windshield, etc. Done some long trips on it. I've ridden the big fast motos, but now at 72 YO with arthritis & other old age problems I like the lighter easier to handle motorcycles. Anyway you really do not need a 1200cc moto to travel & have a good time. That said, I think that the slightly larger Honda CB300F could be just what I need for my travels. So I am going to lurk around this site seeing what everybody is saying about the CB300F, the good, the bad & the ugly. I'm going to study the spec sheets & come up with questions to ask to all you that ride the CBR300s & CB300Fs.


The following are links to photos of some of my moto adventures:

Peter Chester's Old motos 1958 - 1962 Age 16 to 20
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.853296578020489.1073741828.100000204640285&type=1&l=dcfacaaeba

Moto road racing:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.105720022778152.11733.100000204640285&type=1&l=ef9baaf3ed

Part 1 Moto Trip to Ushuaia, Argentina It covers the ride from Las Cruces, NM to Ushuaia, Argentina.


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.105847646098723.11906.100000204640285&type=1&l=03d080b4c3


Part 2 Moto Trip to Ushuaia, Argentina It covers visiting Ushuaia, Argentina & return to Las Cruces, NM.


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.134485923234895.25944.100000204640285&type=1&l=5db5319fd0

Also 7/10 thru 8/26/2014 I rode my 2012 TU250X Suzuki up to north of Fairbanks, Alaska & back to Las Cruces, but didn't do a photo album for that trip. Probable should.

Any comments or questions email me at: [email protected].
 

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I had a 2012 TU250 and I loved that bike for so many reasons and the CBR300 is a great gas and go bike too. It doesn't stall like the TU is known to do a stops. The 300 is stable and is very nice to ride even on windy days and it doesn't need full throttle to ride at highway speeds. The one thing you miss is everybody asking about your TU250 and the stories of the bikes they had as a kid. Nobody asks me about the cbr300 no matter where I go but it is a blast to ride and easy to wheel in and out of the garage
 

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I too have had people ask me how old my TU250X was, expecting me to say it was something like a 1965 model, but being very surprised when I told them it was a 2012 Suzuki 250cc with fuel injection. catalytic converter, etc. On my trip to Alaska in 2013 at stops where there were a bunch of motorcycles gathered, many times my little inexpensive TU250X was getting more attention than many of the high dollar tourers. Not that any of the riders would trade in there high tech motos fro mine, it was just that I was the oddity. I did have a few people say, "You know I think you have the right idea traveling on that little bike". Made me feel good, it really was fun. .......Pete
 

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I am probably going to buy another one but I want a low mileage red 2009 with the polished engine cases. I have a 2nd tank that I put knee dents in like on my orange and white TU but it just sits on my coffee table in my living room.
A deer hit me on my on the orange/white tu250 and it was totaled a couple months ago.
 
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