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Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 99,208
Posted By rockt
Well before you pull the trigger on a...

Well before you pull the trigger on a new/different bike, try a different oil, (I know, dangerous to discuss oil out here :norton). Now I never had an overheating problem with my DR650, but I had an...
Forum: Thumpers 11-03-2010, 04:31 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 569,601
Posted By rockt
Yes, looks great. Nicely kitted out. I...

Yes, looks great. Nicely kitted out. I particularly like how you mounted the windscreen - don't know how it works, but very Paris-Dakar
looking :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,962,480
Posted By rockt
BHD, I've been following your quest, (as you know...

BHD, I've been following your quest, (as you know from the DR350 shananagans :) ), and I keep hearing simplicity, inexpensive - something you can drop without worrying about scratching up a fancy new...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 22,410
Views: 2,685,796
Posted By rockt
B.Curvin, what tires are on your DR? Bike...

B.Curvin, what tires are on your DR?

Bike looks great.
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2010, 04:56 AM
Replies: 22,410
Views: 2,685,796
Posted By rockt
Yes, or better yet, let's shrug this off as an...

Yes, or better yet, let's shrug this off as an internet communication issue and move on. We're passionate about our bikes, so we defend their honour, but enough's been said about all this. Some...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22,410
Views: 2,685,796
Posted By rockt
Well, it's all relative, but my DR250 ain't slow....

Well, it's all relative, but my DR250 ain't slow. It's not fast, (it's a 250 single), and it doesn't have as much bottom end torque as the 350, but it revs out nicely and is smooth. I have a hard...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7,778
Views: 2,982,969
Posted By rockt
Now THAT is Old School!

Now THAT is Old School!
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,962,480
Posted By rockt
http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/products/modelsp...

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/products/modelspecs/574/0/specs.aspx

XT225 = 6 speed
XT250 = 5 speed
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,962,480
Posted By rockt
The DR, (which I own, so I might be biased), is a...

The DR, (which I own, so I might be biased), is a bigger, more dirt-capable motorcycle - it has 10" of adjustable suspension at both ends, and though I haven't ridden the XT, I'm guessing that with a...
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5,376
Views: 1,108,704
Posted By rockt
Very cool! I bet it sounds nice, too. ...

Very cool!

I bet it sounds nice, too.

Thanks.
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5,376
Views: 1,108,704
Posted By rockt
Wiener, GOT to see the blue monolever bike! I'm...

Wiener, GOT to see the blue monolever bike! I'm thinking it's a stripped down R80. Lay it on us, man.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7,778
Views: 2,982,969
Posted By rockt
Man, I love those.

Man, I love those.
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22,410
Views: 2,685,796
Posted By rockt
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22,410
Views: 2,685,796
Posted By rockt
Got a manual for my '95 DR250ES and it says it...

Got a manual for my '95 DR250ES and it says it has adjustable compression damping. I see the preload adjusters on top of the fork caps - are the comp. adjusters under the caps at the bottom of the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2010, 05:50 AM
Replies: 22,410
Views: 2,685,796
Posted By rockt
Thanks Doc. Looks like a good set-up - you're...

Thanks Doc. Looks like a good set-up - you're whole bike looks well equipped.

So, no burning of the side panels, (wonder why I ask that?), with the Coyote bag? Where does one find these in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22,410
Views: 2,685,796
Posted By rockt
Do you have a link or pic of this set-up? ...

Do you have a link or pic of this set-up?

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2010, 04:50 AM
Replies: 22,410
Views: 2,685,796
Posted By rockt
I'm sure eBay or Craigslist could help. I like...

I'm sure eBay or Craigslist could help. I like the sound of my stock muffler - not too quiet not too loud, not wimpy, just right.
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 22,410
Views: 2,685,796
Posted By rockt
Anyone got torque and HP numbers for both bikes?

Anyone got torque and HP numbers for both bikes?
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22,410
Views: 2,685,796
Posted By rockt
They look nice. Probably can't get them here,...

They look nice. Probably can't get them here, but I'll have a look. Had to give up on the bark buster install for now - we'll see if I get back to it witht the stock bars or get new ones.
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,962,480
Posted By rockt
GREAT ride and GREAT report! Thanks Sarah. ...

GREAT ride and GREAT report! Thanks Sarah.

I LOVE this minimalist touring. It's not what you ride, it's your attitude. I have a buddy who is just coming back from a trip to the Artic Circle,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22,410
Views: 2,685,796
Posted By rockt
Thanks BikePilot!

Thanks BikePilot!
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22,410
Views: 2,685,796
Posted By rockt
Yeah, they've go the expando fitting. Probably...

Yeah, they've go the expando fitting. Probably do that... or get new bars.
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22,410
Views: 2,685,796
Posted By rockt
So what do I do with the big hole, (off-center,...

So what do I do with the big hole, (off-center, somewhat), I already drilled in the left side? Do you think I can fill it with JB Weld, then drill and tap it? Or am I screwed?

Thanks for your...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22,410
Views: 2,685,796
Posted By rockt
Doh! Never thought of that. And it's a good...

Doh! Never thought of that. And it's a good idea. Too late, though, I already drilled a big hole in the left side. The steel goes on FOREVER. I think I got almost 2" deep before I gave up. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 22,410
Views: 2,685,796
Posted By rockt
You might be right about the drill bits,...

You might be right about the drill bits, BikePilot.

Any recommendations for these "super cheap" bars?

BTW, since you own a DR250, can I ask you which way you turn the slotted fork adjusters on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 22,410
Views: 2,685,796
Posted By rockt
Thanks Slomon. Probably will eventually, but not...

Thanks Slomon. Probably will eventually, but not in the budget right now.

Any ideas on boring through the steel? Anyone?
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 22,410
Views: 2,685,796
Posted By rockt
Hey. Just bought a nice '95 DR250, (there...

Hey.

Just bought a nice '95 DR250, (there doesn't seem to be a separate DR250 thread - hope you don't mind me asking here), and I have a spare set of bark busters I'd like to install on what I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,400
Posted By rockt
Agree with all of the above. The DR is the...

Agree with all of the above.

The DR is the one bike to have if you can have only one. It's a super reliable companion with character - it'll do it all. Spend a G-note on 'er and you'll have the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,962,480
Posted By rockt
Nice. Did you make it yourself or can it be...

Nice. Did you make it yourself or can it be bought somewhere?
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22,410
Views: 2,685,796
Posted By rockt
So the 1998 model go the cartridge fork? For...

So the 1998 model go the cartridge fork? For some reason I thought it was just the '99. That's good to know - widens my selection when I finally get around to buying one of these awesome bikes.
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,962,480
Posted By rockt
Well, 160 MPG might come in handy someday: ...

Well, 160 MPG might come in handy someday:

http://www.altmann.haan.de/riding_on_salad_oil/
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5,376
Views: 1,108,704
Posted By rockt
Yes, GS. And a damn fine one by the look. Good...

Yes, GS. And a damn fine one by the look. Good job:thumb
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-27-2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By rockt
Well, thanks very much Dutchoven. I already...

Well, thanks very much Dutchoven. I already bought it, but it's still there and I haven't paid for it - if you happen to be going by and want to look at it and tell me if there are any glaring...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,962,480
Posted By rockt
I LOVE diesels. I like the way they sound and...

I LOVE diesels. I like the way they sound and the way they make their power - midrange torque where you use it in the real world. Plus they're efficient and built to last. I also think that diesel...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7,551
Views: 1,962,480
Posted By rockt
XR's are proper off-road bikes. WHY, WHY didn't...

XR's are proper off-road bikes. WHY, WHY didn't honda give us the electric start, dual-sport version other countries got?!?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By rockt
Found a very nice gentleman who offered to look...

Found a very nice gentleman who offered to look at it for me.

Thanks!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-20-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By rockt
Found him! Can I delete this post? ...

Found him!

Can I delete this post?

Thanks.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By rockt
Sorry about that. I wondered where to post it. ...

Sorry about that. I wondered where to post it.

Thanks for moving it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By rockt
Kernersville, North Carolina

This isn't bike related and I hope it's OK.

Looking at a truck:

http://www.websitesfordealers.com/cgi-bin/data.pl?_cgifunction=form&_layout=ryans&keyval=data.data_id%3D256835

I live in...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,733
Posted By rockt
I know, I wish I kept mine. I asked a pretty...

I know, I wish I kept mine. I asked a pretty high price for it and got it and then continued to get phone calls for months after. Old Hondas, especially limited production ones, (Hawk GT, Transalp,...
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