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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:01 AM
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Posted By cjbiker
I'd go for the '13 and tell them I'm not paying...

I'd go for the '13 and tell them I'm not paying for freight on a bike that was freighted two years ago, and I'll prep it myself. Probably wouldn't work though... Good luck!

Edit: when I was...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-24-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 46,402
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Posted By cjbiker
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103899...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1038995

:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 07:03 PM
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Posted By cjbiker
I fired up my KTM 525 with the oil filler cap off...

I fired up my KTM 525 with the oil filler cap off once by mistake. It sprayed oil out like a firehose.
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6,682
Views: 1,365,073
Posted By cjbiker
I haven't put a lot of miles on my 525 yet, but I...

I haven't put a lot of miles on my 525 yet, but I like the D606 rear and a Pirrelli XCMS or XCMH front for dual sport or "adventure".
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-23-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 46,402
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Posted By cjbiker
Give it time, the technology is there :evil

Give it time, the technology is there :evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-23-2015, 07:21 AM
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Posted By cjbiker
Yep, plus it broadcasts a 121.5MHz homing signal...

Yep, plus it broadcasts a 121.5MHz homing signal so SAR can pinpoint your exact location when they arrive at the GPS coordinates. Cool stuff.

Another good link:...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-23-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 46,402
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Posted By cjbiker
No service fee. That was a big seller for me. ...

No service fee. That was a big seller for me.

Here's a good comparison of the SPOT vs PLB vs DeLorme: http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Personal-Locator-Beacon-Reviews

This quote clinched it for...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-22-2015, 08:03 PM
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Posted By cjbiker
I looked at all the options and the PLB seems...

I looked at all the options and the PLB seems like the best bang for the buck and the most likely to work if things get really grim.

But, as you said it's for peace of mind - for those back home...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-22-2015, 07:06 PM
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Posted By cjbiker
No, just an SOS button.

No, just an SOS button.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-22-2015, 05:17 PM
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Posted By cjbiker
Got a new toy today that I'll hopefully never get...

Got a new toy today that I'll hopefully never get to play with:

http://cjbiker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Misc/i-J26N7qV/1/XL/20150122_182704-XL.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 11:58 AM
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Views: 1,704,966
Posted By cjbiker
Then again, new levers, bars, plastic, etc cost...

Then again, new levers, bars, plastic, etc cost about the same for a 10 year old bike as they do for a new one. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 1,704,966
Posted By cjbiker
Yeah, there's that, too.

Yeah, there's that, too.
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 1,704,966
Posted By cjbiker
Thanks for the opinions regarding the 525 vs 500....

Thanks for the opinions regarding the 525 vs 500. I love the motor on the 525. It just pulls at any RPM and will tractor through the gnarliest stuff. It can be wearing to ride fast through the tight...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6,682
Views: 1,365,073
Posted By cjbiker
PowerMadd makes a pivoting riser that is one...

PowerMadd makes a pivoting riser that is one piece, so it won't twist like Rox Risers can. I used the 2" riser on a DR650.

http://www.powermadd.com/products/PM15433_installed_lg.gif

The only...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8,158
Views: 1,704,966
Posted By cjbiker
From reading through this thread, it seems like a...

From reading through this thread, it seems like a few have upgraded from a 525 to the new 500. Can those of you who have done so share your thoughts after living with the 500 for some time? I thought...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-18-2015, 11:11 AM
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Posted By cjbiker
Fatbikes are 26", but most can run 29" normal...

Fatbikes are 26", but most can run 29" normal wheels as well. Salsa came out with a full suspension fatbike this year. Very tempting...

...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-17-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 46,402
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Posted By cjbiker
They came studded. 45Nrth Dillingers. ...

They came studded. 45Nrth Dillingers.

http://45nrth.com/files/products/Dillinger42.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-17-2015, 01:37 PM
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Posted By cjbiker
The sled trails are perfect for fatbikes today! ...

The sled trails are perfect for fatbikes today!

http://cjbiker.smugmug.com/Cycling/CyclingMisc/i-tzcBB2d/0/XL/20150117_133554-XL.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 07:48 PM
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Posted By cjbiker
I have an 08 WRX with 7500 miles on the clock...

I have an 08 WRX with 7500 miles on the clock with "zero" fuel pump issues. I have just ordered the Safari. Let me get some feedback from ya'll...

I assume you take the fuel pump out of the stock...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 47,076
Views: 9,541,154
Posted By cjbiker
The aftermarket gas tank options for the WRR...

The aftermarket gas tank options for the WRR really stink.

The IMS 3.0 offers less than 1 gallon additional capacity for $250. That's hard to swallow. I've bought a few IMS tanks, and the quality...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-16-2015, 05:50 AM
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Views: 495,646
Posted By cjbiker
Did you contact this guy? What's the deal?

Did you contact this guy? What's the deal?
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 47,076
Views: 9,541,154
Posted By cjbiker
You can bleed the air pressure out by loosening...

You can bleed the air pressure out by loosening the small screws off-center on the fork caps. Or install speed bleeders. Be sure to repeat with the front wheel unloaded before riding. I usually...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-12-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 46,402
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Posted By cjbiker
http://tslapper.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014/i-FmF...

http://tslapper.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014/i-FmFKTxM/0/XL/2014-08-10_13-41-56_829-XL.jpg

"Well, there's your problem."
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 47,076
Views: 9,541,154
Posted By cjbiker
Nice setup, that's what I'd like to do. Campers...

Nice setup, that's what I'd like to do. Campers for small trucks are hard to find, though. I have a couple of questions, what's your total payload with the camper, camping and riding gear, water,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-08-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 46,402
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Posted By cjbiker
The coolant was still liquid in all the bikes in...

The coolant was still liquid in all the bikes in the garage this morning. :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-07-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 46,402
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Posted By cjbiker
What about whatever the factory put in 16 years...

What about whatever the factory put in 16 years ago?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-07-2015, 06:41 PM
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Posted By cjbiker
I'm thinking about it.

I'm thinking about it.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-07-2015, 06:31 PM
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Posted By cjbiker
I wonder if the coolant in the bikes is good to...

I wonder if the coolant in the bikes is good to -15F. I suppose I'll know by morning.
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6,682
Views: 1,365,073
Posted By cjbiker
You sure you're working on a KTM? :lol3 Just...

You sure you're working on a KTM? :lol3

Just kidding. I looked up the fiche for an '02 and I see that it has the cable-driven odometer like the Japanese bikes have. On those, a lot of guys get a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-02-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 46,402
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Posted By cjbiker
Psa

I stopped into Harbor Fright today to pick up some cheap junk. The flyer they were handing out has the 1000lb motorcycle lift tables for $295 on Jan 9-11.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-02-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 46,402
Views: 2,815,724
Posted By cjbiker
One last ride before they get the salt trucks out...

One last ride before they get the salt trucks out again...

http://cjbiker.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Misc/i-nLpmb3K/0/XL/20150102_122221-XL.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-02-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 46,402
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Posted By cjbiker
I see it too, but to my mind something like a...

I see it too, but to my mind something like a WR250R/X is all that the Grom is, plus it can go on the highway, off road, etc.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-02-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 46,402
Views: 2,815,724
Posted By cjbiker
Motorcycle of the year, according to Motorcycle...

Motorcycle of the year, according to Motorcycle USA :huh

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/583/20703/Motorcycle-Article/Motorcycle-of-the-Year-2014--Honda-Grom.aspx
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-01-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 23,380
Posted By cjbiker
In!

In!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-01-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 23,380
Posted By cjbiker
Doh! Now I remember where I read that. :lol3

Doh! Now I remember where I read that. :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-01-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 23,380
Posted By cjbiker
It has come to my attention that Pi day this year...

It has come to my attention that Pi day this year is an especially significant (see what I did there?) date: 3-14-15, and falls on a Saturday. It's still a ways away, but anyone up for a pie ride?...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,446
Posted By cjbiker
I dream of doing the same thing some winter. In!...

I dream of doing the same thing some winter. In! :lurk
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 47,076
Views: 9,541,154
Posted By cjbiker
Is it possible he meant the handlebar clamps?...

Is it possible he meant the handlebar clamps? Post pictures of the top and bottom triple clamps, and the bar clamps as well. Maybe someone can ID them.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-29-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8,420
Views: 438,122
Posted By cjbiker
It's a little lower than the KLR and much less...

It's a little lower than the KLR and much less top-heavy. A little smoother with a bit more power. More of a road bike for sure, but that's what I wanted it for.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-29-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8,420
Views: 438,122
Posted By cjbiker
I like it a lot. It's a 1999 F650 "Funduro"....

I like it a lot. It's a 1999 F650 "Funduro". Single cylinder carb'ed Rotax engine. Just picked it up off CL in Mass with 6700 miles on it. Seems like a great all-around bike. Not fast or flashy but...
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