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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:32 AM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
Exactly. A couple years experience with one bike...

Exactly. A couple years experience with one bike usually (unless they are seriously pro) makes for better riding than more years with a multitude.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 01:02 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
The dreaded page 666....:lobby:grim:hung

The dreaded page 666....:lobby:grim:hung
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2014, 08:22 AM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
Jetted CV carb 132 main (all else stock on carb),...

Jetted CV carb 132 main (all else stock on carb), no lid, dg exhaust slip on. 351 big bore. 27.22hp
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
Yeah the lever did feel tight and when I pulled...

Yeah the lever did feel tight and when I pulled it no braking occurred unless I REALLY pulled it. I'm used to the sf brakes though where 2 fingers will stop you right quick (no a fair comparison I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 02:54 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
Just a quick update, still looking for a dr to...

Just a quick update, still looking for a dr to test ride :)

Sat on another klr (300 miles on an 09) and still found it to be too bulky, while the clutch was better than the other one, brakes still...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 09:03 AM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
Wouldn't that be nice with a 351 kit? :rofl:rofl

Wouldn't that be nice with a 351 kit? :rofl:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 05:13 AM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
Typo with 40 foot lbs of torque???? What was...

Typo with 40 foot lbs of torque????

What was the temp and elevation for your dyno? My 351 with stock carb no lid at 2000ft above sea level around 77 degrees made 27hp, my mpg also went up. Did you...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2014, 11:06 AM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
I don't think you will see any issues with...

I don't think you will see any issues with highway travel. I dont like spinning it that high merely because it feels like a grenade.

Im failey certain you can hold 8k rpm for hours and hours and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 08:32 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
Nope, even with a 351 kit and a 15 tooth front...

Nope, even with a 351 kit and a 15 tooth front sprocket 80 is pushing it with my sf tires. The bike just doesn't have the power to overcome the wind resistance.

I should rephrase, it'll cruise 80...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 09:53 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
I jerry rig a lot of stuff :cry

I jerry rig a lot of stuff :cry
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 06:22 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
Well, like I said in my original post, I've been...

Well, like I said in my original post, I've been doing two up on the klx250sf (punched out to a 351) :rofl any of the above bikes are a vast improvement!
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 04:40 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
Yeah I'm going to look at another. The one I...

Yeah I'm going to look at another. The one I looked at is an 08 for $4000 with 6200 miles completely stock, the other is an 09 with 276 miles 100% stock for $4200
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 03:43 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
Well I finally got to test ride a klr. Definitely...

Well I finally got to test ride a klr. Definitely crossed off the list.

The xrl is much easier to sit on, the klr is super wide, and that kickstand is super tall! The braking was much poorer that...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
I know that's what scares me about the xrl, so...

I know that's what scares me about the xrl, so many cool farkles, but the same can be said about the klr and the dr.

XRL: needs what ^he said (oil cooler and jetting) problems include over...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 03:12 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
There was an xr600r converted for baja racing...

There was an xr600r converted for baja racing (big bore, high compression, large tank, street legal, it was badass) for only $2000. :cry I messed up my knee pretty badly in a mountain biking...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 07:18 AM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
I'm a college student and can only have one bike,...

I'm a college student and can only have one bike, otherwise I'd buy a touring motorcycle for my trips.

Even when converted to the 21/18 wheelset I'd have stiffer suspension with lower travel, and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 09:21 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
She's has her own bike, xt225, but prefers to...

She's has her own bike, xt225, but prefers to just "stare out at the scenery" while I'm in control :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 09:17 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
Ah! I forgot to mention why I am not interested...

Ah! I forgot to mention why I am not interested in the dr, I don't feel comfortable with the risk of the 3rd gear issue. Xr's overheating and the klr's doohickey are much more easily remedied than...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 09:03 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
klr or xr...again

klr650 or xr650l

I realize this has been discussed many many many many many times, and yes, I've read nearly all the threads (I've spent months researching this) and I think it's finally time to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2014, 09:33 AM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
It's just daunting fabrication because it hasn't...

It's just daunting fabrication because it hasn't been done often enough to be standardized? (wrong word perhaps).

Fitting a big block into a pinto I'm sure at one point was thought of as...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 03:11 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
My apologies, I have a hard time picking up...

My apologies, I have a hard time picking up sarcasm online.:nod
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 08:53 AM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
I'm sorry you feel that way...some people hate...

I'm sorry you feel that way...some people hate loud dirt bikes, but I love the smiles I see on kids faces when I brap by :clap


I never said anything about being a threat to safety, but rather...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 03:29 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
I don't know, I suppose the problem isn't the...

I don't know, I suppose the problem isn't the loud pipes, its the people lobbying against them is greater than those lobbying to protect one's right to own them.


I look at it (since I ride on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 07:13 AM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
People building into our trails and destroying...

People building into our trails and destroying wildlife is why we are losing our trail :(:
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 06:52 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
Loud and proud son! It needs to sound decent...

Loud and proud son! It needs to sound decent though, low and raspy. A muffler without packing sounds like poop. I love the glasspack sound, even on my big block truck, so I'm okay with straight...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 08:26 AM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
351? 87 in the winter, 89 or 91 when it gets to...

351? 87 in the winter, 89 or 91 when it gets to be 110 out. Not worth the risk of knocking about in hot weather under load
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 08:53 AM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
I didn't like the thought of having a smaller...

I didn't like the thought of having a smaller brake light since I ride on the street the majority of the time. So I just took a sawzall to the hunk of plastic and drilled 1 hole in my license plate...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 07:18 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
You have to tap the stock handlebars since it has...

You have to tap the stock handlebars since it has bar weights, I tapped and just bought bolts from a hardware store and BAM I got me some sexy handguards
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 07:29 AM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
Shhhhhhhh! :wink:

Shhhhhhhh! :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2014, 05:45 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
I commend you! :clap I ride 35 mile round trip...

I commend you! :clap I ride 35 mile round trip daily, but all inner city (speeds no higher than 45mph)

I'm an ALMOST ATGATT, I can count on one hand the days I've went without my jacket helmet...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2014, 08:05 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
I understand ATGATT but it is kind of unrealistic...

I understand ATGATT but it is kind of unrealistic to expect to run ATGATT especially on a dual sport with limited carrying capacity for a change of clothes at work, at school etc. Not to mention, at...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 07:28 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
Usually I'd reprimand people for not taking the...

Usually I'd reprimand people for not taking the msf course before riding or buying a bike. But you sounded like you were having a freaking ball hahahahaha!:freaky
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2014, 11:30 AM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
I took my old tensioner and put the new one next...

I took my old tensioner and put the new one next to it, made them equal length, slid the new one in, and ran the engine cold and adjusted just till I could hear a tick, then when warmed up ticking...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2014, 08:19 AM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
I vote for t63s, I have them on my xt225 that my...

I vote for t63s, I have them on my xt225 that my brother uses to commute daily and takes it off road whenever we can find time. Seems to do pretty good to me! Just be prepared, they will wear out a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 10:51 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
It's not hard just follow the manual, I only...

It's not hard just follow the manual, I only built big blocks before, super nervous as I had one weekend to do it before i had to go back to school. EZ peesy!



You're kiddin' I went from 48-52...
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2014, 05:25 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
Go back a couple pages there is a guy that posted...

Go back a couple pages there is a guy that posted he has 120k miles or something ridiculous on his klx351, 50k or so on the 351 kit, checked valves 3 times replaced timing chain, and did the clutch a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2014, 08:56 AM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
I'm not sure if it's in all the 2010 bikes, I for...

I'm not sure if it's in all the 2010 bikes, I for instance have about 14,500+ on my bike (~6000+ put on by me). And as you can see here in exhibit A
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 08:43 AM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
Nuuuuu uhh!! The tm36-68 has all jetting already...

Nuuuuu uhh!! The tm36-68 has all jetting already been hashed and I know the needle and jets for my altitude! and it's sexy :wink:...If you want to spend $150 to see if the carb works well please send...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 09:03 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
Everyone is picking these up and I'm here being a...

Everyone is picking these up and I'm here being a broke college student :cry
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 05:21 PM
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Posted By RockabillySlapMatt
Impressive nonetheless :clap

Impressive nonetheless :clap
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