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Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14,832
Views: 1,592,582
Posted By DPelletier
Uni or Twin Air. They are both good filters but...

Uni or Twin Air. They are both good filters but there is documented proof of performance on the UNI.


Dave
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14,832
Views: 1,592,582
Posted By DPelletier
What year is your bike? 2008's in particular had...

What year is your bike? 2008's in particular had a known issue with the piston rings.

My 2001 doesn't burn any appreciable oil between changes.

Dave
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 22,280
Posted By DPelletier
Power, light weight, longevity.....pick any TWO. ...

Power, light weight, longevity.....pick any TWO.

The KLR gets my vote as the longevity king. DR, XT, and XR are runners up.

A quick look at HP, weight and engine oil capacity will tell you...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,985
Posted By DPelletier
pictures of C vs. R in this thread (post 9)...

pictures of C vs. R in this thread (post 9) http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=575297


Dave
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14,832
Views: 1,592,582
Posted By DPelletier
Nice bike, I spent some time on one but 580lbs is...

Nice bike, I spent some time on one but 580lbs is WAY too heavy for where I ride.

Dave
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14,832
Views: 1,592,582
Posted By DPelletier
Raptor 660. Nice petcock, no issues with vacuum...

Raptor 660. Nice petcock, no issues with vacuum ever again. :clap

...and if the differing reserve is an issue for you, you can swap tubes with the stocker.


Dave
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 80,415
Posted By DPelletier
Tsotsie; it's all good. I think we are arguing...

Tsotsie; it's all good. I think we are arguing semantics for the most part; the Gen2 has some definite improvements but most of them mean little to me as I upgraded most of that stuff anyway and as I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 80,415
Posted By DPelletier
Ok, for the sake of a spirited and light hearted...

Ok, for the sake of a spirited and light hearted discussion about Gen1s vs. Gen2's, I'd offer the following reply;

- more precise wheel? really? I can't see much negative to bigger spokes, but...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 80,415
Posted By DPelletier
Yeah, I'd agree; more evolutionary than...

Yeah, I'd agree; more evolutionary than revolutionary. well put.

For the sake of discussion;
- thicker spokes....Ok, never had a problem with 1st gen spokes though
- doohickey upgrade.....but...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 80,415
Posted By DPelletier
Ah, I see what you meant....GVWR. As far as the...

Ah, I see what you meant....GVWR. As far as the Gen1 v.s Gen2 thing goes, they did some small improvements to a number of things (as you've mentioned), my point being, it is still basically the same...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 80,415
Posted By DPelletier
There is no reason for it to change; seat,...

There is no reason for it to change; seat, different springs and possibly smaller holes in the damper rods....not much.

This "New Edition" isn't much more than BNG's....probably worth the small...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14,832
Views: 1,592,582
Posted By DPelletier
No you wouldn't be just as well off adding a fork...

No you wouldn't be just as well off adding a fork brace. For the money, I'd go with Cogent Dynamics long before I'd buy Progressive's stuff....oh wait, I did that already! :D

It depends on useage...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,824
Posted By DPelletier
:lol3:thumb Dave

:lol3:thumb

Dave
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5,243
Views: 1,315,189
Posted By DPelletier
If you ride offroad to any real degree, it...

If you ride offroad to any real degree, it quickly becomes apparent that you can't always (nor should you) keep your feet on the pegs 100% of the time.


Dave
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,824
Posted By DPelletier
Good post. Japan of 2014 isn't Japan of 1941. If...

Good post. Japan of 2014 isn't Japan of 1941. If you are going to put that much emphasis on history, then you'd better not buy anything made in Germany either...Italy was also on the "other side"....
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 80,415
Posted By DPelletier
DR's are fine motorcycles and truth be told, If I...

DR's are fine motorcycles and truth be told, If I was to buy a brand new dual sport today, I'd buy a DR over a KLR because I don't like the added weight, bodywork and reduced suspension travel of the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,384
Posted By DPelletier
Thanks for the update and I'm glad the Cogent...

Thanks for the update and I'm glad the Cogent goodies were a success. :clap

I'm still in the process of my winter KLR upgrades (-18C here) but I'm getting there. Your experiences comparing the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 80,415
Posted By DPelletier
The DR650 is a fine motocycle which is both...

The DR650 is a fine motocycle which is both better and worse than a KLR. I chose the KLR because it is better loaded and 2 up, has decent range with the factory tank, has some wind protection and I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 80,415
Posted By DPelletier
My stock 1st gen KLR seat is quite comfortable as...

My stock 1st gen KLR seat is quite comfortable as far as I'm concerned...maybe I'm comparing it to the "2x4 with a cover" that my KTM has on it!

Seriously, the KLR seat seems fine to me....not as...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,146
Posted By DPelletier
Wear isnt a concern for me, only traction. I...

Wear isnt a concern for me, only traction. I prefer the 606s, but like the t63 if im doing a bit more pavement. Mt21s are ok but not as good offroad as the 606 and not as good on road as the t63....
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 80,415
Posted By DPelletier
Some of the replies are pretty funny:rofl ...

Some of the replies are pretty funny:rofl

The KLR isnt a street bike, its a big 80's trail bike with lights and luggage capability....it isnt state of the art but it is one of the most reliable...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,228
Posted By DPelletier
I've owned and ridden several KDX's over the...

I've owned and ridden several KDX's over the years. I even raced a 1997 model for awhile. I loved that little bike and it had reasonable power after a pipe change....eventually I had to buy a bike...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 80,415
Posted By DPelletier
Nice bikes, but to be clear the "upgrades" are...

Nice bikes, but to be clear the "upgrades" are very minor indeed; especially the suspension upgrades. Just different spring rates and possibly dampening rates on the same old 1980 suspension. For...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,560
Posted By DPelletier
Didn't read all the replies, but here goes; ...

Didn't read all the replies, but here goes;

- a YZ125 is a poor choice; underpowered for someone your size and has a significant learning curve if you want to try to ride it to its potential....
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14,832
Views: 1,592,582
Posted By DPelletier
:lol3 While my suspension isn't stock,...

:lol3


While my suspension isn't stock, two gurus whos work I trust advised me against the brace for my useage (mostly offroad with a healthy amount of single track). The KLR doesn't handle as...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,247
Posted By DPelletier
This is what it looked like new; ...

This is what it looked like new;

http://http://p1.bikepics.com/2011%5C06%5C19%5Cbikepics-2227039-full.jpg

http://http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery/Kawasaki%20KLR650%2089%20%201.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,442
Posted By DPelletier
I agree. Dave

I agree.

Dave
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,204
Posted By DPelletier
Fair or not, that is totally irrelevant as that...

Fair or not, that is totally irrelevant as that wasnt the question that the OP asked :D

Dave
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,204
Posted By DPelletier
1) the original question was whether or not a...

1) the original question was whether or not a current 250 dual sport is as good an offroad bike as an older air cooled offroad bike. The answer is still no.

2) re the 250X: it may be a better...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14,832
Views: 1,592,582
Posted By DPelletier
Best? :D I just bought a Supersprox...

Best? :D


I just bought a Supersprox aluminum/steel hybrid rear sprocket and a D.I.D. plated X ring chain....I thought that was the best available but it wasn't cheap.


Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,204
Posted By DPelletier
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=945843

:lurk

Dave
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,204
Posted By DPelletier
I agree; not to say the new 250 dual sports...

I agree; not to say the new 250 dual sports aren't nice bikes in their own right, but they aren't "better" than the old ones, especially offroad.

For eg.

1996 XR250R:
- 268 lbs (wet, full...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,015
Posted By DPelletier
I recently sold eight of the nine motorcycles in...

I recently sold eight of the nine motorcycles in the garage....the only one still remaining; my KLR650. Every other bike in there was better at something but the KLR was the only one that could do it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,041
Posted By DPelletier
Makes sense. In the spirit of genial conversation...

Makes sense. In the spirit of genial conversation to the uninitiated I would postulate that there is no correct answer to the question; dual sport motorcycles are an exercise in compromise and...
Forum: Face plant 01-06-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,780
Posted By DPelletier
No; I went and found a bunch of them the last...

No; I went and found a bunch of them the last time I decided to look into the issue but frankly I don't have the time or energy to go through it all again. suffice is to say, I wasn't convinced but...
Forum: Face plant 01-05-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,780
Posted By DPelletier
...and there are other studies that "prove" they...

...and there are other studies that "prove" they do nothing. Just not convinced and my "statistics" were meant to be "tounge in cheek". Perhaps the bigger, more expensive units actually do...
Forum: Face plant 01-03-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,780
Posted By DPelletier
They may or may not make noise that the deer...

They may or may not make noise that the deer hear...but what makes anyone think that hearing a noise makes a deer run the other way? I live in deer country, have about 6-8 that live on my property...
Forum: Thumpers 12-20-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By DPelletier
good replies so far; I'd pay maybe $500.00 for...

good replies so far; I'd pay maybe $500.00 for it. Despite all the "I bought a running bike for $200" comments, I've never seen one for sale for anything close to that in this neck of the woods.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By DPelletier
ditto; saved me typing. Dave

ditto; saved me typing.

Dave
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,428
Posted By DPelletier
That's it in a nutshell. If you have to go 4...

That's it in a nutshell. If you have to go 4 stroke it's hard to beat a KTM 450, but I find the 300 to be a far better race bike in the tight stuff....best bike I've ever ridden actually.
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