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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan Yesterday, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By ex250mike
I've never been to 12 oaks. Wekiva (sp?) falls...

I've never been to 12 oaks. Wekiva (sp?) falls gets busy cause there is a sulfur spring there with waterslides etc. You can also rent canoes or launch a boat and head to the river. That place is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17,074
Views: 1,991,355
Posted By ex250mike
I need an aftermarket handle bar with bend close...

I need an aftermarket handle bar with bend close to stock. Any suggestions?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-25-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6,530
Views: 558,479
Posted By ex250mike
Thats a nice DR, should sell fast.

Thats a nice DR, should sell fast.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-25-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By ex250mike
Which RV resort? I have family that often camps...

Which RV resort? I have family that often camps at wekiva springs? That place gets super busy in the summer.

Oh and welcome to Floriduh!
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-21-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By ex250mike
I grew up in Miami, I wouldn't ever ride a bike...

I grew up in Miami, I wouldn't ever ride a bike down there.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-20-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By ex250mike
I dropped the bike off at deland motorsports for...

I dropped the bike off at deland motorsports for an estimate. I have no clue how much the insurance claim is going to be. I'm afraid the cost of the pelican case alone might be enough total it :(
...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-20-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
Posted By ex250mike
Just had an accident this morning...

My first real MC accident and it sucks.

A lady blew through a stop sign doing 45-50 (in a 35). I saw her at the last second and braked hard, locked up the front and went down. I skidded / rolled...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-17-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By ex250mike
That gulf coast trail looks like fun.

That gulf coast trail looks like fun.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-17-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By ex250mike
Ned Beatty survived too...

Ned Beatty survived too...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-13-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By ex250mike
Sounds about right. It'll still be 900 degrees in...

Sounds about right. It'll still be 900 degrees in FL but it'll be pleasant up in the mountains.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-13-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10,816
Views: 889,425
Posted By ex250mike
Memorial day ride anyone? Or maybe Sun the 24th,...

Memorial day ride anyone? Or maybe Sun the 24th, I have that day off work.
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Posted By ex250mike
Need a carb expert (XR carb)

I've got a keihn cv pumper carb for an old xr250L. I've got it working (mostly) but have run into 2 issues.

1) the main jet holder won't screw all the way into the carb body. I'm not sure this is...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-12-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,938
Posted By ex250mike
Ouch! Was there a reason not to use an OEM...

Ouch!

Was there a reason not to use an OEM cam?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-07-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,435
Posted By ex250mike
It feels good to take a pile of parts and make...

It feels good to take a pile of parts and make something that resembles a motorcycle again.

Just wait till the first ride. Then you realize the work isn't done yet.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-07-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,938
Posted By ex250mike
How do you like the carb? I have both R and L...

How do you like the carb? I have both R and L carbs. currently I'm using the R carb, it runs OK. I can't seem to get the L carb to run right. It starts and idles good, runs good WOT but has a...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-06-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By ex250mike
Interesting info. I may head over that way...

Interesting info.

I may head over that way if the weather isn't too hot soon. If not I'll have to wait for fall.

I think I need to find a job in Canada during the summers.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-03-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By ex250mike
Cedar key area?

My gps shows a lot of dirt roads just NE of cedar key. Are these roads open to the public? If so, what is the riding like?
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,967
Posted By ex250mike
I agree they are fine on pavement but on most ...

I agree they are fine on pavement but on most unpaved surfaces the front is very unpredictable. The rear seems OK until you hit real sand or mud.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-22-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,777
Posted By ex250mike
Welcome! Do you have a good route up to the...

Welcome!

Do you have a good route up to the mountains? I hate taking the interstate.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-11-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,938
Posted By ex250mike
I've got a couple of L's. One has an R motor the...

I've got a couple of L's. One has an R motor the other L that I just added an R cooler to.

I've got a pile of extra parts I'd like to get rid of too. PM me if you need somthing cheap.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 58,044
Posted By ex250mike
No oil in the frame on these models. The only...

No oil in the frame on these models. The only cooling was from the engine fins.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,622
Posted By ex250mike
Its not for sale in the US. The website is in...

Its not for sale in the US. The website is in french. (hint hint)

I have no idea what the MC market is like there. Maybe this fills some niche?
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 77,942
Posted By ex250mike
I find it interesting that honda had so many...

I find it interesting that honda had so many different XR models over the years. From 1980-90 there are so many its hard to keep track.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,414
Posted By ex250mike
Buy some foam and adhesive and start making one....

Buy some foam and adhesive and start making one. I find an angle grinder with a flap disk is good for shaping. Then have an upholstery shop cover it. That could probably be done for $100 total.

As...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,329
Posted By ex250mike
You're a smart man. That is a lesson many don't...

You're a smart man. That is a lesson many don't learn till its too late, or never.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,622
Posted By ex250mike
Its hard to tell from the pics but that looks...

Its hard to tell from the pics but that looks like an xr/trx 400 motor. If honda parts fit, one could hop that up quite a bit.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-07-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,295
Posted By ex250mike
K60 scouts will do that in 1" of sand. Ask me how...

K60 scouts will do that in 1" of sand. Ask me how I know
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 58,044
Posted By ex250mike
A a couple of weeks ago I was riding some deep...

A a couple of weeks ago I was riding some deep sandy trails. Lots of slow tight stuff. After a couple hours the bike started running hot. Not melting down, but a little harder to start, loss of power...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-06-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,295
Posted By ex250mike
You guys need proper sand bikes. And unbreakable...

You guys need proper sand bikes. And unbreakable shift levers. :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,329
Posted By ex250mike
How old is the bike and has the suspension been...

How old is the bike and has the suspension been serviced? If it is more than a few years old its probably time for a fork service / shock rebuild. If you have some basic tools you can do it yourself,...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-04-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,295
Posted By ex250mike
I'll be by around 8:30 am. If'n I ain't there by...

I'll be by around 8:30 am. If'n I ain't there by 8:45 I'm not making it. Also, I'm stuck with the KLR tomorrow so no real trail riding for me.

If you guys go off in search of sand, good luck....
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-03-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,295
Posted By ex250mike
I do have Sunday off. You guys going to be around?

I do have Sunday off. You guys going to be around?
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8,686
Views: 2,244,558
Posted By ex250mike
ipotato 4 pic ...

ipotato 4 pic

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x26/ex250mike/20150325_232057073_iOS.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By ex250mike
Buy em and report in.

Buy em and report in.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-02-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,209
Posted By ex250mike
GS has a larger payload than the space shuttle!

GS has a larger payload than the space shuttle!
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-02-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,295
Posted By ex250mike
I think I'm stuck working Sunday, if by chance...

I think I'm stuck working Sunday, if by chance I'm off I'll swing by early in the AM.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By ex250mike
Rebuild the brake master cylinders. I had the...

Rebuild the brake master cylinders. I had the front brake on an old XR lock up on me. The MC was full of gunk even after I changed the fluid. $14 is cheap peace of mind.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-26-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6,530
Views: 558,479
Posted By ex250mike
The rusty bolts really add a nice touch.

The rusty bolts really add a nice touch.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17,074
Views: 1,991,355
Posted By ex250mike
I plastidipped some old XR parts. The side covers...

I plastidipped some old XR parts. The side covers started peeling after the first ride where my pants/boots rubbed. I hope you have better luck.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-23-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10,816
Views: 889,425
Posted By ex250mike
That sucks, its getting hard to get around FL...

That sucks, its getting hard to get around FL without the highways. Even on "public" land.
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