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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Today, 07:23 AM
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Posted By rastawheel
I've been loving my XRL this past summer. Much...

I've been loving my XRL this past summer. Much better than the Wee for the type of touring I like to do.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-12-2014, 07:08 AM
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Views: 129,859
Posted By rastawheel
These look just like something I tried 15 years...

These look just like something I tried 15 years ago for mountain bike riding in the winter. They didn't do a very good job. I'm not sure how well these will work for motorcycle riding.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-10-2014, 08:21 AM
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Views: 129,859
Posted By rastawheel
I ordered a pair yesterday after riding to work...

I ordered a pair yesterday after riding to work with heavy gloves and grip heaters on, my fingers still froze. Time to sell the heated jacket and gloves.
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,449
Posted By rastawheel
I am planning on doing the western sections of...

I am planning on doing the western sections of the TAT, WTAT. We plan on trailing from Pittsburgh, PA to my brothers house in Denver. Dropping the car and trailer and then heading southwest to...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 78,670
Views: 8,620,908
Posted By rastawheel
Installed my new drive train last night. 15t XRR...

Installed my new drive train last night. 15t XRR front, 48t rear, and the chain had a SLJ master link. This was a first for me. Anyone run one of these? How well do they last? I have always run the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-21-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,629
Views: 129,859
Posted By rastawheel
I just got my new drive train and put it on last...

I just got my new drive train and put it on last night. Missed the 10%.
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3,984
Views: 1,943,674
Posted By rastawheel
Looks like a great ski bum ride. Loved your...

Looks like a great ski bum ride. Loved your thread and am looking forward to reading the catch up. I guess it's time to stop reading and get out and do my ADV trip. Next August a friend of mine and I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-30-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,629
Views: 129,859
Posted By rastawheel
I love Otto's, I haven't worked up that way in...

I love Otto's, I haven't worked up that way in years.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-16-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2,629
Views: 129,859
Posted By rastawheel
Rock run looks like some good stuff. Great...

Rock run looks like some good stuff. Great video.:drif
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 78,670
Views: 8,620,908
Posted By rastawheel
I know a guy who rode down there from Pittsburgh...

I know a guy who rode down there from Pittsburgh last week. Looks like some really great bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 78,670
Views: 8,620,908
Posted By rastawheel
Got one!

Got one!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-03-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2,629
Views: 129,859
Posted By rastawheel
Ok, here is my helper.

Ok, here is my helper.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-02-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,629
Views: 129,859
Posted By rastawheel
Find the dirt dragon, I was on a ride three years...

Find the dirt dragon, I was on a ride three years ago down in TN and Dave Corl lead us for about 200 miles and one of the forest roads was named the dirt dragon. Fun stuff.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-01-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2,629
Views: 129,859
Posted By rastawheel
Same here The Wee was definitely and Adventure...

Same here The Wee was definitely and Adventure off road riding it. If you took it where it didn't belong, let the games begin. I had used a set of Kenda Big Blocks and a set of K60 Scouts, which I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 78,670
Views: 8,620,908
Posted By rastawheel
This happened to me when I got my new to me XR. I...

This happened to me when I got my new to me XR. I adjusted the for brake pedal and forgot to adjust the switch. Luckily a friend was following me and told me my brake light was on all the time. A...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-26-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2,629
Views: 129,859
Posted By rastawheel
Not too local, but I will be leaving Baldwin...

Not too local, but I will be leaving Baldwin hopefully around 3pm today and headed south into WV. I plan on camping around Sand Springs Friday night, then headed toward Valley Head WV to camp at a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2014, 11:34 AM
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Views: 129,859
Posted By rastawheel
2nd Annual WV Ride

Leaving from Baldwin either Friday afternoon or early Saturday morning. Would like to get to Valley Head WV Saturday night to camp. I did this ride last year on the Wee, I'll be on the XR this year....
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3,984
Views: 1,943,674
Posted By rastawheel
:clap Great letter. I totally agree. My...

:clap

Great letter. I totally agree. My XR650 is a great offroad bike and takes me to work and back everyday. I don't see the need for the huge over weight bikes. It's all about money for the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-11-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2,629
Views: 129,859
Posted By rastawheel
I just took my beginner riding girlfriend down...

I just took my beginner riding girlfriend down Firetower Road. She did it, but it was a little over her head. The steep rutted rocky section got her. It is a much better route into Confluence than...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-09-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,629
Views: 129,859
Posted By rastawheel
Lots of dirt roads up there. lake shore road dead...

Lots of dirt roads up there. lake shore road dead ends at my buddy's cabin, but there is a trail up the hill to a rutted glade mtn road which wraps to big spring rd to the natural spring by deer...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 78,670
Views: 8,620,908
Posted By rastawheel
IPA me, That's my motto. :freaky

IPA me, That's my motto. :freaky
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 78,670
Views: 8,620,908
Posted By rastawheel
Yes I do. It is from an 09. I thought I had it...

Yes I do. It is from an 09. I thought I had it listed in the flea market, I guess I never posted it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 78,670
Views: 8,620,908
Posted By rastawheel
Woodford is great fuel. :clap

Woodford is great fuel. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 78,670
Views: 8,620,908
Posted By rastawheel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-LNG5gLAjs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-LNG5gLAjs
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 78,670
Views: 8,620,908
Posted By rastawheel
Nothing hostile about my comment.

Nothing hostile about my comment.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 78,670
Views: 8,620,908
Posted By rastawheel
If you are worried about your boot getting dirty,...

If you are worried about your boot getting dirty, drive a car
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 78,670
Views: 8,620,908
Posted By rastawheel
My 09 has arrows on the axle plates indicating...

My 09 has arrows on the axle plates indicating which two nuts you tighten first. I assume other years have the same.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-18-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2,629
Views: 129,859
Posted By rastawheel
I went to the Four Winds Rally, it was a good...

I went to the Four Winds Rally, it was a good time with some good food and plenty of riding.
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 78,670
Views: 8,620,908
Posted By rastawheel
Stock for now. I think I might try a 48. That...

Stock for now. I think I might try a 48. That should give just a little more grunt but not lose higher speeds
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 78,670
Views: 8,620,908
Posted By rastawheel
Got my XR650R front sprocket yesterday and...

Got my XR650R front sprocket yesterday and installed it. It almost went right on with a tap, but I had to dremel the clip teeth just a mm or two to get it on. Seems to work nice. Much more contact...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-13-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2,629
Views: 129,859
Posted By rastawheel
The last bike I got inspected was my Wee, I went...

The last bike I got inspected was my Wee, I went to south hills cycle on Brownsville rd. The guy just had me hit the brake looked at the toes and brake pads. He is the guy that passed Patton's 200...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-13-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2,629
Views: 129,859
Posted By rastawheel
I just picked up my 09 XRL three months ago. I...

I just picked up my 09 XRL three months ago. I love this bike. Much better for my style of riding than my old Wee.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-11-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2,629
Views: 129,859
Posted By rastawheel
Did you have to rejet the XR for the higher...

Did you have to rejet the XR for the higher elevations? I have read that some are not rejetting and the bike still starts and runs ok, maybe just pulling the air box cover off.
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 22,718
Posted By rastawheel
Good to hear healing is going well. Maybe we will...

Good to hear healing is going well. Maybe we will see you on the western part of the trail next summer.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-08-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2,629
Views: 129,859
Posted By rastawheel
No passengers unless you consider a case of beer...

No passengers unless you consider a case of beer a passenger. I took off the rear pegs. I did put on a SWmottech rear rack and side racks for my wolfman bags. I have had it pretty loaded up and it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 78,670
Views: 8,620,908
Posted By rastawheel
I used a plastic welder to sell a crack in a...

I used a plastic welder to sell a crack in a plastic tank before, and it never leaked again.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-07-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2,629
Views: 129,859
Posted By rastawheel
All depends on your idea of dual sport, dirt...

All depends on your idea of dual sport, dirt roads and back roads or more aggressive single track trails. I love my XR650 for commuting and weekend ADV rides. It does great on the farm roads and some...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-07-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2,629
Views: 129,859
Posted By rastawheel
I know those tracks. I did a survey of the...

I know those tracks. I did a survey of the Mahoning a few years ago and the is a benchmark on the bridge abutment. Never looked at the bridge close enough to see if it is rideable, but it is still...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3,984
Views: 1,943,674
Posted By rastawheel
AK Smitty, if I just didn't buy my XR650, that...

AK Smitty, if I just didn't buy my XR650, that was what I was looking for. Looks set up.
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 78,670
Views: 8,620,908
Posted By rastawheel
Make sure you push the bead down into the center...

Make sure you push the bead down into the center of the rim, on the opposite side of where you are working, it will give you a little more to work with.
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