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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:18 PM
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Posted By Taurkon
Excellent post and nice to hear that some are...

Excellent post and nice to hear that some are using this bike for more than originally designed for. Any ideas on your all in cost for the bike? Just wondering if you would have purchased a...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11,597
Views: 2,211,196
Posted By Taurkon
Funny, after one day of riding with the 14 CS and...

Funny, after one day of riding with the 14 CS and one day with the 13 CS, my wife said to me "Best mod period!". Of course, if all you do is highway riding, then 14 CS is probably best.
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Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11,597
Views: 2,211,196
Posted By Taurkon
+1 However, I'd suggest to those who have...

+1

However, I'd suggest to those who have not already purchased that bike to re-evaluate your ride if you feel you need to mod the bike this much. A WRR may be a better ticket when you add up the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11,597
Views: 2,211,196
Posted By Taurkon
I agree with this, although I do use some old...

I agree with this, although I do use some old fork braces for a few of my bikes that they fit.. just in case.

Here are two pics of the bikes before left sunny CA. All the bikes were cinched down...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 27,893
Posted By Taurkon
Are you considering a re-valve or "pretty good"...

Are you considering a re-valve or "pretty good" is more than good enough? Based on how things feel now, I don't see any reason for it. That being said, I'm about 15 lbs off my race weight (and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11,597
Views: 2,211,196
Posted By Taurkon
Haha. Skid plate and hand guards are covered...

Haha. Skid plate and hand guards are covered too. I came home from work and she was bolting on a Emperor skid plate. Within the first 30 minutes riding the bike, she commented that the plate had...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11,597
Views: 2,211,196
Posted By Taurkon
I've a new set of Michelin S-12 front and backs...

I've a new set of Michelin S-12 front and backs that I was going to thrown on one of my bikes but told her on the way home they were hers.
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11,597
Views: 2,211,196
Posted By Taurkon
+ 1. Not really a lot of protection, but better...

+ 1. Not really a lot of protection, but better than many adventure boots I've seen or owned. They are also water proof which is the main reason we wear them. Based on experience, I'd still...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 27,893
Posted By Taurkon
Drove 3200 miles round trip last week to get out...

Drove 3200 miles round trip last week to get out on the new FE 501. Hauled the bikes down to Ocotillo Wells, CA for 5 days riding.

To begin with, I had stiffened the suspension with 4.8 n/mm up...
Forum: Thumpers 02-24-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11,597
Views: 2,211,196
Posted By Taurkon
So, the wife and I spent the last week in SoCa...

So, the wife and I spent the last week in SoCa riding a few scoots and thought I'd post some of my wife's comments regarding Frankie (that's what she calls her CRF250L).

So, lets start with the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,012
Posted By Taurkon
Haha... Odd statement/question. Can you...

Haha...

Odd statement/question. Can you define weak or perhaps state what you are expecting from a dirt bike? A frame that will hold up to excess weight comes at a price, that being additional...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11,597
Views: 2,211,196
Posted By Taurkon
Depending on your weight, it probably will not...

Depending on your weight, it probably will not get over gaps without rider skill. By this I mean, you will likely need to seat bounce.
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 100,260
Posted By Taurkon
Best Merino imho is ICEBREAKER. Expensive stuff,...

Best Merino imho is ICEBREAKER. Expensive stuff, but worth every cent. It's very long lasting, machine washable, and is stylish enough that you can use it for both riding and heading out for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11,597
Views: 2,211,196
Posted By Taurkon
+ 1. Almost lost both daughters in a car...

+ 1. Almost lost both daughters in a car accident (their friend was killed). Totally different outlook on life now.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11,597
Views: 2,211,196
Posted By Taurkon
It's gonna get worse before it gets better. I've...

It's gonna get worse before it gets better. I've now 6 bikes in the garage between myself and the wife.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 27,893
Posted By Taurkon
First oil change last night after ~ 1 hour on the...

First oil change last night after ~ 1 hour on the motor. It was interesting that I had no metal on the plug magnet and all the screens were spotless clean. I'm expecting the next change to have...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 100,260
Posted By Taurkon
Good reminders JettPilot, but a few points I...

Good reminders JettPilot, but a few points I would disagree with.

1. The CRF250L is not a light bike. So, loading it up more just makes it a heavier bike than it already is. To which I then...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-04-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 198,187
Posted By Taurkon
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g151/Taurkon/McL...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g151/Taurkon/McLean%20Creek/086077a7.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Taurkon/media/McLean%20Creek/086077a7.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11,597
Views: 2,211,196
Posted By Taurkon
$400/year for 4 bikes is no doubt cheap. I pay...

$400/year for 4 bikes is no doubt cheap. I pay $1,500 for 6 bikes full coverage that have a total value of ~ 45-50k.

Actually, suing your insurance company is standard in the US for the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By Taurkon
The Honda XL's were bullet proof, and still are...

The Honda XL's were bullet proof, and still are imho (CRF-L bikes). I'd consider buying one for the right price just for nostalgic reasons.
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11,597
Views: 2,211,196
Posted By Taurkon
Canada is a big place; insurance is handled...

Canada is a big place; insurance is handled differently in some provinces than others, and driving records and claims are part of the factor that determins premiums. I've lived in the US on two...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-04-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Taurkon
Thanks Capeklr for the tip. You are fortunate to...

Thanks Capeklr for the tip. You are fortunate to live where you do. Some of the best riding period. Some of the roads near you are also stellar as well, and so little traffic.

Have you been...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-03-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Taurkon
For me, it definitely is one of the best places I...

For me, it definitely is one of the best places I have ridden so far. Endless dirt and gravel roads, little traffic, extremely friendly people, and very inexpensive. The wife and I are strongly...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11,597
Views: 2,211,196
Posted By Taurkon
Don't make me start ranting about my first...

Don't make me start ranting about my first bike... 1974 Honda XL 70

Sweet pics and the odd derail is perfectly acceptable. :)
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 27,893
Posted By Taurkon
The question was more of the "Do you guys protect...

The question was more of the "Do you guys protect your 4T pipes?", not so much which ones and where do you buy. I have bought a number of Flatland skid plates and pipe protectors for my 2T bikes.
Forum: Face plant 02-03-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 71,430
Posted By Taurkon
I did not ride street while raising kids. I felt...

I did not ride street while raising kids. I felt I had a commitment to my family and I wanted to be sure my kids had a father that was there for them when they needed me and when they didn't. Once...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 27,893
Posted By Taurkon
Ok, 14/52 gearing installed last weekend but 5 cm...

Ok, 14/52 gearing installed last weekend but 5 cm or snow so no chance to see what this gearing is like. Maybe this weekend...

So, this is my first 4T dirtbike. Thoughts on pipe guards? I won't...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11,597
Views: 2,211,196
Posted By Taurkon
Bang on Mark. This bike is a dirt bike, no...

Bang on Mark. This bike is a dirt bike, no question. I'd even argue that you could put it on a diet of 20 or so lbs and it could be a great beginner racer bike. I've a friend who when racing HS's...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8,423
Views: 1,773,113
Posted By Taurkon
I am running the fastway hand guards (v2) but am...

I am running the fastway hand guards (v2) but am using the Fastway risers as well. Just an educated guess, but I believe the Fastway guards should fit fine though.
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8,423
Views: 1,773,113
Posted By Taurkon
Heading to Ocotillo Wells on the 12th of this...

Heading to Ocotillo Wells on the 12th of this month, but even 7 days of riding sucks when you consider riding season here is May - October (if we are lucky).
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11,597
Views: 2,211,196
Posted By Taurkon
Don't you guys insure your bikes with full...

Don't you guys insure your bikes with full coverage? For the extra $150/year or so all my bikes have full coverage so I am not that concerned with any of mine or my wifes bikes. Crash em in the...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,441
Posted By Taurkon
I absoltuely will not consider hopping on a bike...

I absoltuely will not consider hopping on a bike if my footwear have laces on them. I remember all to well the shit that happened when I was a kid and my laces got caught in my spoke. Not going...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11,597
Views: 2,211,196
Posted By Taurkon
Adjustable levers recommendations (both clutch...

Adjustable levers recommendations (both clutch and brake)?

The wife purchased a Emperor Racing skid plate and Moose Racing hand guards and installed them yesterday... starting to look like a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8,423
Views: 1,773,113
Posted By Taurkon
Ya know, these pics of ride in January are really...

Ya know, these pics of ride in January are really annoying me. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad so many live where they can ride all year around, but I'm really hating winters the more I renew my joy of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,926
Posted By Taurkon
A dead end is often only a dead end because we...

A dead end is often only a dead end because we are not creative or desperate enough. Here are two pics. The first is the trail that we "accidently" ended up on that took us to the top of the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8,201
Views: 7,886,513
Posted By Taurkon
My wife learned to ride off road on an old 83'...

My wife learned to ride off road on an old 83' XR200R. Perfect learning bike imho. Now she rides a KTM 200 XC off-road with a flywheel weight and G2 throttle cam.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8,201
Views: 7,886,513
Posted By Taurkon
The lights on the BMW's always seem to burn out,...

The lights on the BMW's always seem to burn out, so we run them on high beams after the standard beam dies. The orange over the light on my bike indicates I was the sweeper.

Yes, it is fantastic...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Taurkon
In formation - Namibia

This is a pic taken in Namibia, Africa this last fall of myself and a few other riders when my wife and I did a trip with Rene Cormier of Renedian Adventures.

http://www.renedian.com/
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8,201
Views: 7,886,513
Posted By Taurkon
A few pics of the wife from past rides... ...

A few pics of the wife from past rides...

Lost in Montana on the Great Divide
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g151/Taurkon/Tabitha%20Riding_zpsdy6nzrme.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 702,499
Posted By Taurkon
Riding Namibia

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g151/Taurkon/Africa%20ride_zpsslcd7f0l.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Taurkon/media/Africa%20ride_zpsslcd7f0l.jpg.html)
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