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Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By OrangeTJ
?

The bike does have compression damping, straight from the factory. It's just not adjustable. Are you asking how much it would cost to make it adjustable? For spring rates, I'd suggest using the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,881
Posted By OrangeTJ
Cool

These look awesome, but it's sure going to be a b#tch to find again if you accidentally toss the thing off the side of a trail and have to leave it there to get help!
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 16,239
Posted By OrangeTJ
re. noise

I've always wondered if the erosion and trail damage objections raised by many in the enviro camp are largely camouflage for a disdain for the noise produced by motorcycles. How many people who are...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-12-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,297
Posted By OrangeTJ
HOLY CR@P!!! Well....that's what I'd be saying if...

HOLY CR@P!!! Well....that's what I'd be saying if I were the one piloting that bike!
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 91,849
Posted By OrangeTJ
niiiiiice

Very nice bikes, those Yamahas. I ride an HD and generally find no appeal in the vast majority of Japanese brand cruisers.....except the Yamaha Roadliner and Stratoliner. Beautiful and honest. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,603
Posted By OrangeTJ
Klx

I have an 06 and like it quite a lot. After riding on the street for about 12 years, this is my first foray into the dirt. I have to say that I'm quite satisfied with the bike and am LOVING riding...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,947
Posted By OrangeTJ
Xrr

From what I've seen, the only reason not to buy the XRR is called the TE610. I don't know that one is better than the other, but the TE has the advantage of being 50 state street legal right out of...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 17,686
Posted By OrangeTJ
Luck

I've been lucky so far, I guess. I've owned 2 HD's (one currently), 2 BMW boxers, a Buell M2 and a Kawasaki KLX300. Not one of them has given me any trouble. Of course, they were all made in...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,218
Posted By OrangeTJ
garage

Nice lookin' garage you've got there MSGizmo....
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By OrangeTJ
Hmm

Don't have the exact number, but the test Cycle World did on it about a year ago reported it at right around 40 rwhp as I recall.
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,234
Posted By OrangeTJ
Ducati

Great discussion. To me, Ducati is to performance bikes what HD is to cruisers. For those who like them, while it's hard to quantify the reasons in empirical terms, there is just something that...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2008, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,662
Posted By OrangeTJ
Awesome

Great thread topic and responses! I had this exact problem when I crashed and broke my wrist while riding alone out in the woods (stupid, I know). Trying to get the flooded bike started while I was...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 44,345
Views: 8,513,150
Posted By OrangeTJ
highway

Understand what you're saying, but if I bought one I'd want to be able to hop on it and ride it from my driveway to the dirt. Some of the dirt I'd want to ride is a couple of hours away and the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 44,345
Views: 8,513,150
Posted By OrangeTJ
speed

Personally, I don't care about the top speed of any bike as long as it can cruise at 70 or so without feeling particularly stressed. Anything above that is superfluous to me, as there's no speed...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By OrangeTJ
you could look for a lightly used TTR250. Solid,...

you could look for a lightly used TTR250. Solid, reliable bike with e-start to boot.
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 23,550
Posted By OrangeTJ
Great post. I agree about bikes like the Tenere...

Great post. I agree about bikes like the Tenere for off-road use. Riding something like that on a tight singletrack or even a moderately rough two track doesn't seem like it would be very fun. The...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 23,550
Posted By OrangeTJ
Glad to hear I'm not alone! Regarding the KTM...

Glad to hear I'm not alone! Regarding the KTM vs. the Japanese bikes, the Japanese bikes have teething problems from time to time as well. Take a look at valvetrain issues with the Honda CRF250R...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-01-2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 33,429
Posted By OrangeTJ
It's hard to imagine the 690 as having too little...

It's hard to imagine the 690 as having too little horsepower to use the "when in doubt, gas it out" riding style! It seems that the 950 has "mega-insane" power for offroad, while the 690 is merely...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 23,550
Posted By OrangeTJ
Yeah, but they already make adventure bikes,...

Yeah, but they already make adventure bikes, right? I've got nothing against there being more of them on the market, but I'd personally rather see more truly dirt-oriented relatively low maintenance...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 23,550
Posted By OrangeTJ
DP bikes

I, for one, wouldn't be interested in a huge tanked dp bike with a lower seat height (and the corresponding reduced ground clearance and suspension travel). I've owned 5 streetbikes and not one of...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,842
Posted By OrangeTJ
X

The X certainly seems like a sweet bike to me. I hope to get a chance to test ride one sometime soon. I've had good experiences with my two previous BMW's, I'm convinced that my next bike is going...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,694
Posted By OrangeTJ
Xrr

That XRR sure does seem like a seriously sweet scooter. However, it also seems that the Husky TE610 is pretty much the same deal in terms of size, peformance, durability, etc, only it comes with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By OrangeTJ
starting

I'd wager dollars to donuts that the owner has not started it up every other week. He is probably just saying that because he thinks it sounds better than saying that it has sat unused for years on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By OrangeTJ
Klx

I don't have any experience with the DRZ, but I use my KLX300 for exactly the type of riding you describe and I, too, am a dirt newbie. It's a great bike for this purpose - easily manageable weight,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,260
Posted By OrangeTJ
Husky?

I'm surprised to see that nobody has mentioned the Husqvarna TE610 yet? I've not ridden one, but by all accounts they are awesome bikes. At this point, I'm thinking that will be my next bike after...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,758
Posted By OrangeTJ
What if you actually find said minerals on...

What if you actually find said minerals on somebody else's private property? You can't do anything with them, can you? If so, that's seriously f'd up!
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 21,959
Posted By OrangeTJ
Harleys

You know, the great thing about Harleys is that they are just plain fun to ride at a relaxed pace. I have as much (more) fun riding my Dyna at the speed limit than I could have ever imagined when I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 164,715
Posted By OrangeTJ
Fantastic

Fantastic bikes. I'm still kicking myself for not snapping up the 97 900SS CR my buddy would have sold to me for $5K a year ago. Of the bikes I've ridden, I've never been on another that felt as...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2007, 10:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,628
Posted By OrangeTJ
brakes

This isn't directly applicable but I did own a non-ABS 2002 R1150R ro 3 years. The brakes were simply fantastic - strong, predictable, fade free, easily modulated. Combined with fairly sticky...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,459
Posted By OrangeTJ
Eh, depends on the rider and how the bike is...

Eh, depends on the rider and how the bike is ridden. My Dyna has forward controls and I find them quite comfortable. The thing isn't meant to be ridden aggressively and the relaxed posture afforded...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,459
Posted By OrangeTJ
That's not exactly relevant, considering the guy...

That's not exactly relevant, considering the guy is looking at a V-Rod.
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,459
Posted By OrangeTJ
Might want to check your facts regarding HD. ...

Might want to check your facts regarding HD. V-Rod (not the Screamin' Eagle model) is priced relatively competitively agains the Japanese competition, is very reliable, doesn't leak oil (neither...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By OrangeTJ
Yes, yes....I like the big jugs myself. The jugs...

Yes, yes....I like the big jugs myself. The jugs on my BMW's were large, but they hung a bit low. Those on my Buell and my HD's stand up nicely, though.
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By OrangeTJ
Thanks

Thanks for the replies so far. I did spend several hours looking through previous threads but most of them seemed to be more of "which should I get - x or y". In any case, a bit more about my...
Forum: Thumpers 11-20-2007, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By OrangeTJ
What bikes should I look at?

First time poster here....but I've been lurking a while and reading up as much as I can. Here's the deal - I have a serious itch to expand my riding to include the exploring anything that's...
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