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Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,150
Posted By DCUP
Not totally. Sold the bike about 15 months ago...

Not totally. Sold the bike about 15 months ago actually.
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,953
Posted By DCUP
I bought a neoprene snowmobile mask (Cabelas),...

I bought a neoprene snowmobile mask (Cabelas), and made sure my helmet was just a bit big so it would fit underneath. And a good jacket with a collar helps as well. I ride in similar temps here in...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,953
Posted By DCUP
Wow! Glad to know you're still fully intact!

Wow! Glad to know you're still fully intact!
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,150
Posted By DCUP
Hey all, thanks again. Maybe I was not...

Hey all, thanks again.

Maybe I was not clear enough in prior posts, but the shudder started immediately after the dealer put on the 2 new sprockets and new chain. It had never done that before....
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,150
Posted By DCUP
Thanks for the input folks. I'll ask the local...

Thanks for the input folks. I'll ask the local gas station people about that ethanol thing.

As for the shuddering, I may have to consult another shop or dealership if I can't figure it out.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,150
Posted By DCUP
Yep, two new sprockets and a new chain. At least...

Yep, two new sprockets and a new chain. At least that's what I paid for! lol

Excess ethanol huh? Never heard of that factor. Good to know.
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,150
Posted By DCUP
Hey thanks. It's not a shudder borne of...

Hey thanks.

It's not a shudder borne of lugging in too high of a gear. It happens very steadily and in rhythm, about every 1/2-second, anywhere from 55-65 MPH. I really like the new RPM range,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,150
Posted By DCUP
Why has my XT250 lost MPG? And why does a 16T front sprocket cause an odd "shudder"?

I've gone from 70-ish to 60-ish MPG. I bought it brand new in '08, haven't changed my commute at all, and do the regular oil changes.

This spring, it started to show the dip in mileage. So I...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,953
Posted By DCUP
Shield Recall Notice

Seems as if I am not the only one to note a bit of distortion in the OEM clear face shield. Just got a notice of recall in the mail and they are going to send me a new one after I called the 888...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,953
Posted By DCUP
Laser surgery on both eyes. I've never seen this...

Laser surgery on both eyes. I've never seen this edge distortion on any other helmet, bike, snowmobile, etc. It's just at the bottom edge. Far from a deal breaker for me, but worth noting I...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,953
Posted By DCUP
It did seem to fit me a tad differently than my...

It did seem to fit me a tad differently than my RF-1000 and X-11, but no real problems. I am normally a Large, but I bought an XL in the EXO-500 to accommodate a neoprene facemask underneath. Even...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,953
Posted By DCUP
larry0071, Good insight; thanks for the...

larry0071,

Good insight; thanks for the addendum.

I neglected to mention those things that you did, mostly because they haven't been major issues in my experience with any helmet.

My...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,953
Posted By DCUP
Thumb Scorpion EXO 500 helmet review

Excellent features and fits my head well. For $200, this one seems hard to beat. I like the sunvisor it has built-in, and while the inflatable cheekpads aren't critical for me, I could see how some...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By DCUP
Thanks for that. I looked and didn't find any...

Thanks for that. I looked and didn't find any for my bike, though. hmmm

After some more searching I found some rims that were listed as OEM. They were about $150 each. Is that a good price? ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By DCUP
Where is a good place to buy replacement or OEM rims for my 2008 XT250?

They can be direct OEM or just an aftermarket replacement of the same size. Just looking for the best prices. I've searched the web and haven't found a thing. :huh

Thanks in advance!
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,446
Posted By DCUP
The UP is a bad place to have Raynaud's isn't it?...

The UP is a bad place to have Raynaud's isn't it? :eek1 :lol3
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,446
Posted By DCUP
mhsneon, Those are good pics. If mine are at...

mhsneon,
Those are good pics. If mine are at all like that, they will help. Thanks for posting.

I see you caught yourself in the right-side mirror. Did you notice that, too?
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By DCUP
Mostly (90%) commuting about 15 miles each way...

Mostly (90%) commuting about 15 miles each way each day.

On the weekends, I'll go back to the camp, which can be a real treat if it's been rainy.

Seems like these will do fine for me. But, I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2008, 02:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By DCUP
I mostly go back and forth to work about 45-50...

I mostly go back and forth to work about 45-50 mph. No major cornering.

As for off-road, going back to the hunting camp can be tricky, but in wet clay, even my old 4x4 Sportsman would get...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,446
Posted By DCUP
Warmer weather would be a huge factor, but at...

Warmer weather would be a huge factor, but at this latitude, global warming has totally gone south.

I only have a 15 mile/20 minute commute mostly on county back roads, and a not so busy state...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,578
Posted By DCUP
I've been using a Columbia Titanium jacket,...

I've been using a Columbia Titanium jacket, mostly because I'm too cheap to buy a new "motorcycle" jacket. It is wind and waterproof. Its collar zips up high so water won't go down your neck. It...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,446
Posted By DCUP
I ordered a set of Acerbis Rally Pros with the...

I ordered a set of Acerbis Rally Pros with the spoilers earlier today. Should be here by Thu. or Fri. I hope.

Thanks for all the tips!
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2008, 05:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,326
Posted By DCUP
Very astute judgment of my situation. I don't...

Very astute judgment of my situation. I don't want to spend a bunch of money for a limited use item (heated grips and heat packs).

I think the guards would be useful in all seasons and all...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2008, 05:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,446
Posted By DCUP
Good info. I like that Acerbis model, especially...

Good info. I like that Acerbis model, especially with the additional spoiler available. I'll look at that model more closely and shop around.

Seems white would be ideal to not only match my...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2008, 04:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,625
Posted By DCUP
Me either, but I've always had cheapo helmets...

Me either, but I've always had cheapo helmets riding snowmobiles for almost 20 years.

I did go to webbikeworld.com right after I posted that. Pretty thorough reviews there.

I guess one would...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,326
Posted By DCUP
Hmmm, more votes for heated grips. I'll have to...

Hmmm, more votes for heated grips. I'll have to look around. Is there any brand better than others? Ease of installation?

Thanks again.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,326
Posted By DCUP
I'd wear "oven mitt thingys" (choppers?) but I...

I'd wear "oven mitt thingys" (choppers?) but I have to believe the lack of manual dexterity would be potentially hazardous to my health. I'm not getting any younger, but I'm still too young to die....
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,326
Posted By DCUP
I wear two pairs of Thinsulate gloves (one with...

I wear two pairs of Thinsulate gloves (one with GoreTex) as it is. In those early morning subfreezing temps, my fingers are in rough shape after 10 minutes. Not so sure about heated grips, at least...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,446
Posted By DCUP
Thanks Al. Which make/model of handguard did you...

Thanks Al. Which make/model of handguard did you buy?
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,625
Posted By DCUP
Good info here. Thanks. Is there a...

Good info here. Thanks.

Is there a consensus on which one offers the best wind noise reduction? I wear ear plugs, but I'd still be interested in cutting out as much wind noise as possible.
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,446
Posted By DCUP
Question Do handguards block wind effectively? Which ones to buy?

Many of my rides on the way to work in the morning are between 25-35 degrees F. Kinda cold on the fingers, especially with my Raynaud's Syndrome (Google it!).

I'm wondering if handguards will do...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,326
Posted By DCUP
I will try this same Q in "equipment" as you...

I will try this same Q in "equipment" as you initially suggested. I tried doing a search, but no thread title really stood out to me.

Thanks for the input.
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,326
Posted By DCUP
Question Do handguards block wind effectively? Which ones to buy?

Many of my rides on the way to work in the morning are between 25-35 degrees F. Kinda cold on the fingers, especially with my Reynaud's Syndrome (Google it!).

I'm wondering if handguards will do...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By DCUP
Question Why is it that my OEM tires suck?

I just bought a 2008 Yamaha XT250 and it came with Cheng Shin knobby tires. I've read a lot about them being junk.

So why is it that they are junk? What can't they do that I need them to? What...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,069
Posted By DCUP
Been to the island many times. Born and raised in...

Been to the island many times. Born and raised in Brimley. Moved to Jackson for a few years, then came back 2 years ago.

Your hunting is pretty good in CO, too, if you are a hunter. I'd love to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,069
Posted By DCUP
Looks like a blast, but I can't go. I'll be in...

Looks like a blast, but I can't go. I'll be in grad class all June and working on my final project during July. After that, I'll have my Master's and can breathe easy for a while. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,069
Posted By DCUP
Got 71.25 mpg on this tank after doing my...

Got 71.25 mpg on this tank after doing my calculations w/odo error factored in.

I've been on the 225 board and it is good, but not nearly as active as this one.

The tires seem to work fine...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,069
Posted By DCUP
Yeah, all 6 of us post here. :D My XT250...

Yeah, all 6 of us post here. :D

My XT250 got just under 70mpg on the last tank, which was only my third fill up. I will fill up again tomorrow and try to post the mileage if it's significantly...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By DCUP
I have a 2008 XT250

Yeah, it'll likely feel weak compared to your crotch-rocket. However, I have the '08 XT250 and I have no problems with acceleration and mingling with traffic on state and county roads (no freeway...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By DCUP
Tried the rocking trick this morning with temps...

Tried the rocking trick this morning with temps about 35-40 F. Seemed to work fine. Thanks for the advice! :clap

Now for my next question: Is it common for the bike to shift into neutral from...
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