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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-28-2014, 10:42 AM
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Posted By jules083
She had fun playing with the ax, you know it....

She had fun playing with the ax, you know it. :lol3







There's nothing wrong with my Toys R Us tent. Didn't even leak. It's not my fault we're too big for it. Lol
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-28-2014, 07:33 AM
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Posted By jules083
Gravel gets easier but the punch in the ribs gets...

Gravel gets easier but the punch in the ribs gets worse. :lol3



I can mount some k-60's on mine. My Harley runs the same size as my V-strom. :deal
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-28-2014, 05:58 AM
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Posted By jules083
I think you're right. I've been looking a bit...

I think you're right. I've been looking a bit more this morning, and was pondering it while riding yesterday. I don't know now. It's a lot to take in, and between the cost involved and the time gone...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-27-2014, 05:49 PM
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Posted By jules083
I got home about 10 minutes ago, around 840....

I got home about 10 minutes ago, around 840. Rained about halfway back, thunderstorms, flooded streets, winds, etc. The usual.

We took shelter at a church and cooked the rest of our food waiting...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-27-2014, 10:35 AM
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Posted By jules083
Campground was nice. ...

Campground was nice.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/28/qe4ype9u.jpg

Girlfriend wasn't.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/28/ve7e8a8y.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-27-2014, 06:30 AM
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Views: 62,329
Posted By jules083
You should have came. All of the plans came...

You should have came. All of the plans came through your phone anyways. Sorry about that. :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-26-2014, 01:57 PM
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Posted By jules083
Having fun riding with Tim and Gary. ...

Having fun riding with Tim and Gary.


http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/27/eqagajuz.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 03:11 AM
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Posted By jules083
I love the one on my xr650r, I just adjust it...

I love the one on my xr650r, I just adjust it down when a car comes and put it back up afterwords. During the day I leave it off. You could probably put a small led light on for show if you wanted to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-25-2014, 07:58 PM
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Posted By jules083
Sounds great to me. I'm hoping to be able to use...

Sounds great to me. I'm hoping to be able to use the tent space thread as much as possible also, plus find free camping. I hate spending money on campgrounds, it always seems like a waste unless...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-25-2014, 07:04 PM
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Posted By jules083
Sure. I'd plan on some dirt or gravel though, so...

Sure. I'd plan on some dirt or gravel though, so it's up to you on what bike to take.

I like that triumph. I've always wanted to ride one of those.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-25-2014, 12:09 PM
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Posted By jules083
We're at 3 for sure now. I imagine Tim and Gary...

We're at 3 for sure now. I imagine Tim and Gary will go, looks like 5.



We'll sneak you out. I'll distract your wife somehow. :lol3



I think this is the planning. :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-25-2014, 10:11 AM
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Posted By jules083
I figured see who's on board and go from there....

I figured see who's on board and go from there. Seems like it would take 2 weeks if we went that far north.
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,825
Posted By jules083
:*sip* :lurk

:*sip* :lurk
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-25-2014, 09:41 AM
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Views: 62,329
Posted By jules083
Well you're hard to convince. :rofl I think...

Well you're hard to convince. :rofl

I think Rachelle will want to ride with me, so I'm loosely planning on being 2-up for the trip. Perhaps Athena will go? Either way.





Good idea. I have...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-25-2014, 06:57 AM
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Views: 62,329
Posted By jules083
Next year's trip? I haven't read the whole...

Next year's trip?

I haven't read the whole ride report yet, but so far it sounds pretty sweet.



http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=491784
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-25-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1,657
Views: 62,329
Posted By jules083
Hey trailer type people, got a question. ...

Hey trailer type people, got a question.

This gem followed me home last night for the princely sum of $300. Rachelle has been riding a lot lately and cramming 2 bikes in a shortbed ranger is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 07:39 PM
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Views: 2,586,614
Posted By jules083
I love my fmf quiet core. It's quieter than my...

I love my fmf quiet core. It's quieter than my stock crf450. The less attention I can draw to this bike the better, I'm barely legal as it is on the road.
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 11:37 AM
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Posted By jules083
Nice job. Once you get one down the rest seem to...

Nice job. Once you get one down the rest seem to fall into place.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 08:47 AM
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Posted By jules083
You're welcome. I just saw that you have a...

You're welcome.

I just saw that you have a ttr225, how do you like it? A friend is looking for a trail bike but he's only 5'2" so his choices are very limited. He hasn't found one locally to look...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,617
Posted By jules083
I've owned a few Harleys, currently have a 2013...

I've owned a few Harleys, currently have a 2013 Dyna Street Bob and a 1977 Sportster.

I like them. They are infinitely customizable, I know that parts will be readily available, they run good,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 05:30 AM
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Posted By jules083
I change my final drive fluid when I change the...

I change my final drive fluid when I change the tire, so about every 8000. I think it calls for 16000, right? Either way doing it when the tire's off makes sense.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 09:03 PM
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Posted By jules083
3.7 acerbis. I don't know the range yet. I'm at...

3.7 acerbis. I don't know the range yet. I'm at 158 miles and haven't hit reserve yet. Should hit 200 miles if you wanted to try for it.

There are a few mods needed to make it fit as it's for the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-21-2014, 01:12 PM
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Posted By jules083
I think most of us do our own tires, partially...

I think most of us do our own tires, partially for that reason. Just so you know $120 will buy you every single tool you need, including a balancing stand. After the first change it's money saved....
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 06:23 AM
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Posted By jules083
It's somewhat the look. Once I decide to go with...

It's somewhat the look. Once I decide to go with black plastic I'll go from there, as of now I'm not too worried about it. The guys I'm going out west with don't ride at night anyways, so the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,075
Posted By jules083
Sounds like you want a V strom. They aren't dirt...

Sounds like you want a V strom. They aren't dirt bikes though. When I had my klr it wasn't good off-road, but I could force it through a trail if needed. I can't force my V-strom through a trail too...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-20-2014, 02:08 PM
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Views: 62,329
Posted By jules083
Fixed it. Since we'll be broke by then. :lol3

Fixed it. Since we'll be broke by then. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10,703
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Posted By jules083
It is the national cycle shield. I might get that...

It is the national cycle shield. I might get that quick release mount, I see unbolting it getting old quick.

I haven't read much on aftermarket lights yet, but I'll get something decent for sure....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-20-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,657
Views: 62,329
Posted By jules083
It is? I thought we were going the second weekend?

It is? I thought we were going the second weekend?
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 08:28 AM
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Posted By jules083
That fender would make a big difference now that...

That fender would make a big difference now that you mention it. I was thinking about swapping the whole light/dash/fender assembly over the winter.

Maybe this light:

...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 35,771
Posted By jules083
You could spend $42000 at a hd dealer if you're...

You could spend $42000 at a hd dealer if you're an idiot. A dealer in Pittsburgh had a new motor on the shelf for sale, when I asked about it the customer bought a bike new but ordered the big bore...
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,425
Posted By jules083
I just have a valve stem tool and 3 good tire...

I just have a valve stem tool and 3 good tire spoons. Break the bead with the spoons, and set the rim on either a 5 gallon bucket or on another tire.

I'm curious about the replies as well, as...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 01:35 PM
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Posted By jules083
Still have some details to work out but I'm ready...

Still have some details to work out but I'm ready for Colorado except for tires. I'll mount them at the last minute. New chain, front sprocket, gas tank, fork seals. Valves are good, which I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 10:10 AM
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Posted By jules083
Thanks. I have the thermostat mentioned in that...

Thanks. I have the thermostat mentioned in that article, so I'm covered there.

My local Honda dealer is completely useless, and I went there looking for Honda coolant and they didn't stock any....
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 21,764
Views: 2,586,614
Posted By jules083
5'9" and 160lbs here. The pig is a handful...

5'9" and 160lbs here. The pig is a handful sometimes, and I generally avoid tight single track. Higher speed dirt and gravel is fun though.

I got my trail tec vapor in the mail a few days ago,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 04:04 AM
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Posted By jules083
I'd like to ride one, but I'm not sure I could...

I'd like to ride one, but I'm not sure I could afford to keep tires on it. :lol3 My xr is already big to me on dirt anyways, I wouldn't want to go bigger.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10,703
Views: 2,289,799
Posted By jules083
I have a trackmaster now, I doubt a new one would...

I have a trackmaster now, I doubt a new one would make the trip. The Dunlop 606 rear seems to hold up better? I never had an odometer on my xr but they seemed to last longer at least.

Does the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-16-2014, 02:44 PM
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Views: 5,360,605
Posted By jules083
It has more power than my klx250 and is easier to...

It has more power than my klx250 and is easier to start than my xr650r.

Although that's not saying much. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10,703
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Posted By jules083
My Colorado plans changed and now I need a tire...

My Colorado plans changed and now I need a tire recommendation. Trailering out now instead of riding.

1600-1900 hard and loaded miles in Colorado and Utah, including time spent at Moab. No chase...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 10,703
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Posted By jules083
To be honest that motor wouldn't even be a good...

To be honest that motor wouldn't even be a good fit in my opinion. The klx suspension is marginal at best compared to a true motocross or woods bike, and the bike itself is roughly 60lbs heavier....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-15-2014, 08:13 PM
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Posted By jules083
That's good, kept me from doing something stupid....

That's good, kept me from doing something stupid. I was thinking of making that trade, then selling my 2007 V-strom and getting a dr650.

I rode my girlfriend's klr250 today, I don't know why I...
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