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Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,793
Posted By TomJoad
I'm originally from the Falls. Is that the...

I'm originally from the Falls. Is that the Cuyahoga River?
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 193,259
Posted By TomJoad
I wrote Yamaha to bring it over as well. No idea...

I wrote Yamaha to bring it over as well. No idea they would bring that price. This winter, I bought 07 Sportster 883R in mint condition for $4000.00. Someday I'll buy a used SR400, but I'll...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 193,259
Posted By TomJoad
I sent a letter as well but did not get a reply...

I sent a letter as well but did not get a reply (maybe because I wrote it in crayon).:1drink

I can't wait and am buying a used sportster in the next few weeks. I'll sell it when I actually see...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,910
Posted By TomJoad
Is there a big difference between the 1200r and...

Is there a big difference between the 1200r and Nightster? I want mid controls and I'm 5'11''.
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 193,259
Posted By TomJoad
I am sending a letter today. If they call me I'll...

I am sending a letter today. If they call me I'll give them my credit card and promise to sell 10 of them after mine arrives.
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 222,941
Posted By TomJoad
The only reason I would consider the 500 is the...

The only reason I would consider the 500 is the Yamaha SR400 is not yet available in the states. Would rather have an XR500 from Harley but they are getting closer.

I am an experienced rider,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 222,941
Posted By TomJoad
If that is a stock 500, I'm first in line. :deal

If that is a stock 500, I'm first in line. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 611,204
Posted By TomJoad
Waiting on the SR400. I would buy it tomorrow if...

Waiting on the SR400. I would buy it tomorrow if it was for sale. Yamaha, are you listening?
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,848
Posted By TomJoad
I looked at the TU250x but my last bike was a...

I looked at the TU250x but my last bike was a Yamaha xt225. I would like at least a 350cc for mountain riding. The best bike I ever had was my Yamaha SR500, I regret selling that and now they are...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,848
Posted By TomJoad
Triumph single?

I live in the USA. Has anyone out there seen this new Triumph Cub?

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2012/07/triumph-bringing-back-cub-single/

I would prefer a 500cc but would buy a 350cc...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-22-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By TomJoad
Jacksonville, FL

Sorry, didn't know there was a Jacksonville, NC. I meant Florida.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-22-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By TomJoad
Jacksonville riding areas?

As I've been unemployed for over 6 months I am closing in on a position in Jacksonville. Are there any legal offroad riding areas within an hour of Jacksonville? I have an xt225 and rarely ride on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2009, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,327
Posted By TomJoad
T, that is a cool looking bike. Gotta love the...

T, that is a cool looking bike. Gotta love the small displacement machines, that is why I ride a xt225.:freaky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-02-2009, 05:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,436
Posted By TomJoad
Asheville to Columbia

There is a good chance I'll be moving to Columbia in April. Is there any legal dirt riding areas within an hour of Columbia. I have a xt225 and rarely go on the highway.
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7,894
Views: 2,120,996
Posted By TomJoad
Thumb That is an awesome setup with the handguards and...

That is an awesome setup with the handguards and windscreen.
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2008, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10,982
Views: 1,604,097
Posted By TomJoad
Thanks, I will order them this week.

Thanks, I will order them this week.
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2008, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10,982
Views: 1,604,097
Posted By TomJoad
handlebars with risers

I bent the stock bars this weekend. Anyone put on 1 inch risers and add an aluminum handlebar? Any suggestions on which handlebar? I do not want the bar to sweep back too close to my body.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By TomJoad
Cables are secure and the fuse next to the...

Cables are secure and the fuse next to the battery is fine.
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By TomJoad
Battery problem?

I started my new 07 xt225 and while I was putting on my gear it stalled. The lights were out and it would not even turn over. I pushed started the bike and rode 30 miles. I turned off the bike and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2008, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10,982
Views: 1,604,097
Posted By TomJoad
Thanks. Can't wait to hit the mountain dirt...

Thanks. Can't wait to hit the mountain dirt roads. A xt225 get together sounds good.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10,982
Views: 1,604,097
Posted By TomJoad
new xt225 rider

Just bought a leftover 07 xt225 for a price I could not pass up. Only issue is I have to ride it 3 plus hours home on the interstate this weekend - not ideal break-in conditions. Anyway, can't wait...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,429
Posted By TomJoad
How is the kick starting on the klr250? I had a...

How is the kick starting on the klr250? I had a 1990 DR650 that was a bear to start. I have been looking for a Sherpa but they are hard to find. I don't want my right leg to be twice as big as my...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2008, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10,908
Views: 2,330,951
Posted By TomJoad
Why? I've heard it is to be more road oriented -...

Why? I've heard it is to be more road oriented - which is what I want for 99% on road riding. More comfortable seat, better 6th gear, etc...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10,908
Views: 2,330,951
Posted By TomJoad
No clue. If I have to wait past the end of March...

No clue. If I have to wait past the end of March I might buy an old xt225 to ride for a year then buy the rumored Versys 250 next year.
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,676
Posted By TomJoad
You might have been sitting on the xt250. It is...

You might have been sitting on the xt250. It is very different than that wr.
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By TomJoad
Happy Holidays! Enjoy every sandwich.

Happy Holidays! Enjoy every sandwich.
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2007, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,228
Posted By TomJoad
They were to be delivered in early November at my...

They were to be delivered in early November at my local dealer - nothing yet.
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2007, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10,982
Views: 1,604,097
Posted By TomJoad
Does the back of the seat butt up against the...

Does the back of the seat butt up against the fender or did you have to sew another piece vertical on the back of the seat?
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2007, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10,982
Views: 1,604,097
Posted By TomJoad
I know you have it covered but how does tht back...

I know you have it covered but how does tht back of the seat look?
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10,982
Views: 1,604,097
Posted By TomJoad
I checked the Corbin website and their standard...

I checked the Corbin website and their standard xt225 seat does not raise the seat height. I guess they cusom make them but again that is big bucks.
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10,982
Views: 1,604,097
Posted By TomJoad
That's a big, tedius job. I would definitely pay...

That's a big, tedius job. I would definitely pay that guy for a seat.
Forum: Thumpers 11-27-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10,982
Views: 1,604,097
Posted By TomJoad
Are any of you guys over 5'11''? If so, do you...

Are any of you guys over 5'11''? If so, do you need to pad the seat and add handlebar risers?
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10,908
Views: 2,330,951
Posted By TomJoad
I have been told they will arrive in February. I...

I have been told they will arrive in February. I was also told the xt250 would be available in early November - still waiting.
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2007, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,794
Posted By TomJoad
xt250 is the machine. Depends if you're 18, 38,...

xt250 is the machine. Depends if you're 18, 38, or 68 years old but it should be on the list.
Forum: Thumpers 11-15-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,374
Posted By TomJoad
Rpm

Is it screaming at 60mph? What is the rpm's? Been waiting for one to come to my local dealer. The xt250 should have been here 2 weeks ago.
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By TomJoad
Since they changed the gearing does anyone know...

Since they changed the gearing does anyone know which should be better (less rpms) between 45-55 MPH? I do most of my riding on two lane roads at that speed.
Forum: Thumpers 11-01-2007, 01:24 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,264
Posted By TomJoad
I'm in Asheville, NC and hoping to be on my new...

I'm in Asheville, NC and hoping to be on my new bike soon. I'm missing some perfect riding weather. I stopped at the dealer today and they said they will have one in a day or two.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,264
Posted By TomJoad
Sold my V-strom and am test riding the xt250 as...

Sold my V-strom and am test riding the xt250 as soon as it comes out. Dealer said he'll get some in by the end of the week. Had more fun on my ct90 than my V-strom. I want a small (bullet-proof)...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,032
Posted By TomJoad
I will use it 99% on the street and will kick...

I will use it 99% on the street and will kick around the NC mountains. I sold my v-strom and Honda CT90 and want a small bike feel. My last dirt bike was a 1974 Harley sr100 with metal fenders so I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2007, 08:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,032
Posted By TomJoad
New KLX250S

The specs on the website state the seat height is 34.8, the same as the 2007 model. What gives, I thought it was to have a lower seat height? I'm not gonna wait til spring to buy one if it is the...
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